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Welcome to the On the Road Blog. When we can’t be on our bikes, we like to read about bikes, right? We’ve got you covered, with articles on motorcycle safety tips, motorcycle events, motorcycle gear, and an overview of some of the best motorcycle rides in the U.S. Check it out.
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For some motorcycle riders, winter is the end of the riding season. While the bike is stored away, they may be tempted to cancel their insurance coverage to save money. But that can be a gamble. We take a look at some of the things to consider first.
You rely on your motorcycle helmet to keep you safe. But how does it work? We take a closer look at what goes into a quality helmet.

5 February, 2019
You rely on your motorcycle tires to keep you safe. When it comes to replacing them, do you know the signs to look for? We decode the mystery to help you better understand your motorcycle tires.

29 January, 2019
It’s something every motorcycle rider knows is there, and few spend time thinking about. Having a reliable motorcycle battery is key to getting you on the road. We take a look at the different kinds available.

24 January, 2019
Cold weather motorcycle riding requires an extra degree of safety. Not only do you have to look out for road hazards, you also have to stay warm. Electric gloves are one good way to keep your hands warm and ready to work your motorcycle’s controls.

23 January, 2019
Ice, sand, salt. They’re just some of the challenges that face a motorcycle rider in winter. We have some tips on how you can improve your traction—and your safety—while out on a ride.

17 January, 2019
The clear skies and what appear to be dry roads can make for a perfect winter ride. Still, there may be something on top of that pavement that you can’t see—black ice. We share what to look for, so you can avoid it.

15 January, 2019
Winter motorcycle riding can be exhilarating. However, the snow and gray landscape can cause motorcycle riders to blend into the background and not be seen by other drivers. We have some tips on what you can do to make yourself more visible to others sharing the road with you.

10 January, 2019
For some motorcycle riders, winter is the season when you park the bike. There are some hardy individuals who find it’s the perfect time to take a ride. But cold weather motorcycle riding requires keeping safety in mind. We take a look.

8 January, 2019
They’ll take care of you, if you take care of them. Your brakes are an important part of your motorcycle and need proper maintenance. We explain how.

3 January, 2019
Fill your tires. Operate an impact wrench. Touch-up paint with an airbrush. An air compressor can help you with all of these motorcycle maintenance tasks. But there are some things you need to consider before buying one. We have some tips.

21 December, 2018
Moisture is the enemy of metal. Rust, corrosion, and mold are just some of the things motorcycle owners worry about. But storing your bike in a garage won’t protect it from their assault. We take a look at how you can help remove moisture from the equation.

20 December, 2018
For a lot of riders, part of the fun of motorcycling is taking care of your bike. For three-season riders, winter is the perfect time to get to work in the garage and take care of any maintenance that might need to be done. But the work goes a lot easier if you’re able to see. We shine a light on workshop illumination.

18 December, 2018