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Helping you be safe on the road is one of our primary concerns. Check out these motorcycle safety tips for riders of all experience levels, from avoiding surface hazards to motorcycle theft prevention measures.
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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!

7 March, 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.

3 March, 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.

28 December, 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.

25 October, 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.

21 October, 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.

9 August, 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.

4 May, 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.

26 April, 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.

15 March, 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.

8 March, 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.

23 February, 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.

3 November, 2015
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