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Road salt helps you stay on the road during winter weather, but its effects on your bike can go beyond a tarnished appearance. Here’s why it’s important to remove salt from your bike as quickly as you can—including the hard-to-reach places!

March 7, 2017
The snow will melt and the temperatures will rise. Really. But before you hop on your motorcycle, there are four things you should do to get ready for riding season. And it’s not just maintenance on your bike.

March 3, 2017
No one wants to go to the spot they parked their motorcycle and find their ride missing. Brand, value, and accessibility are all factors in motorcycle thefts. Follow these simple motorcycle theft prevention tips to avoid being a victim.

February 21, 2017
Riding year-round means riding in winter, too. Keeping warm makes for a more comfortable ride—and a safer one. Follow these tips to avoid cold-weather risks such as hypothermia.

January 10, 2017
For some motorcycle enthusiasts, every season is riding season. For those riding in the winter months, there are unique hazards to watch for. We share them here, while offering tips to keep the ride safe and smooth.

December 28, 2016
With winter upon us, riders either have to store their bikes in northern climes or adjust to vastly cooler temperatures if they continue to ride. We’ve got tips for both instances.

December 2, 2016
Everyone enjoys viewing the fall colors. However, not everyone is paying close attention to the road. You can avoid some headaches by following these motorcycle driving tips during the fall season.

October 25, 2016
Fall is a great motorcycle riding season. But with cooler and wide-ranging temperatures, there are preparations to keep in mind for the motorcycle and yourself. Here are four tips to prep for cooler weather.

October 21, 2016
The fall season riding scene means added foot traffic and farm equipment in and around the road. What might have been empty roads in the summer heat are now well-traveled byways. Here are tidbits to keep in mind while on those autumn motorcycle rides.

October 18, 2016
A sunburn is no badge of honor. And raccoon eyes make you look funny. Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays while enjoying those sunny backroad rides.

August 9, 2016
By now, the motorcycle riding season is in full swing all across the country, including areas where it’s not possible to ride during the winter. It’s common for riders who have been off their motorcycles for months to feel a bit rusty with regards to their riding skills.

June 21, 2016
As riders, we all focus on seeing road hazards and trying to be seen by our fellow motorists. The skills involved with seeing hazards can be improved through rider education and experience. Being seen by the increasingly distracted drivers on today’s busy roads, however, remains a growing challenge.

May 4, 2016
Unlike riding memories, which fade gracefully as our mental scrapbook fills with new adventures, road conditions tend to decay more dramatically. Your favorite roads may be much different after winter than you remember them from last season.

April 26, 2016
This time of year the sun travels across the sky following a low southerly path. The effect is that the sun is in your eyes and everyone else’s, too. Combine that with the fact that many drivers have not seen a motorcycle on the road for months and you have the perfect formula for becoming invisible.

March 15, 2016
It might seem that nothing should break while a motorcycle sits parked. The ravages of time, the effects of winter cold and simply sitting still, however, can have a surprising impact on a motorcycle’s roadworthiness.

March 8, 2016
Most riders should be concerned about damaging the electrical system of their motorcycle and possibly voiding their warranty. The biggest danger, however, that exists from incorrectly wiring electrical accessories is fire.

February 23, 2016
Often the best roads trace the path of a canyon or the crest of a mountain ridge. These roads offer thrilling rides and the majestic beauty of nature and occasionally reveal the underlying strata of rock where the mountain was carved to build the road.

November 3, 2015
One of our most precious gifts is vision. We use our eyes continuously from when we wake in the morning until we turn off the lights at bedtime. Healthy eyesight is so much a part of life that we might not give it a thought until something goes wrong.

October 20, 2015
Surface hazards are one of the many hazards motorcycle riders learn to be aware of during a motorcycle safety course. Grooved pavement is one of those hazards, but there are actually several types of pavement grooves that riders will encounter.

October 20, 2015
Experienced riders know to constantly scan for hazards while they enjoy the freedom of the open road. One hazard often overlooked, however, is hearing loss, which can substantially affect your quality of life.

October 20, 2015
Motorcycle riders are prone to heat exhaustion, especially when outfitted with dark-colored riding gear. Learn how to stay cool while still protecting yourself during hot sunny rides.

August 30, 2015
Motorcycle riders experience one of the greatest joys there is: the freedom of the open road and being one with your bike and surroundings. It’s only natural to want to share this experience with friends and loved ones. To that end, let’s explore tips for riding with a passenger.

August 6, 2015
During the Basic RiderCourse, the MSF provides each student with a helmet and small starter bike, such as a Honda Rebel. Students do need to bring their own riding apparel, such as over-the-ankle boots, gloves, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt.

July 23, 2015