Touring Tip: Riding Cross-Country

Feb 06, 2015 View Comments by Jim Parks

An enduring dream of many touring motorcyclists is to ride their mount all the way from one coast to the other, or ride between the Canadian and Mexican borders, or at least to venture across many state lines on an extended excursion. Obviously, riding thousands of miles across plains and mountains through varying temperatures and […]

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Tour of the Week-Southwest Georgia: Spring Below the Fall Line

Feb 05, 2015 View Comments

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Southwest Georgia: Spring Below the Fall Line Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Mar/Apr ’07 issue.

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Installing A Hydraulic Clutch on Your KLR

Feb 04, 2015 View Comments by Jim Parks

Many motorcycles, particularly dual sport and other off-road-oriented bikes, still use manual clutch cables. For fear of being stranded in the middle of nowhere by a broken clutch cable, I always carried an extra cable, along with an additional front inner tube and several other tools and repair items for my 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650. […]

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Ducati Shows Off Custom Scramblers

Feb 03, 2015 View Comments

To show how customizable their newest motorcycle is, Ducati commissioned three well-known custom bike builders to come up with unique versions of the 2015 Scrambler to be unveiled at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy in late January. The bikes were displayed to the public at Ducati’s “Land of Joy” along with plenty of […]

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Corbin Fleetliner Fairing for Triumph Thunderbird

Feb 02, 2015 View Comments

The Triumph Thunderbird is the English marque’s standard big-bore cruiser for those who don’t wish for the sheer size and power of the Rocket III. For those looking to add wind protection and updated style to their T-Bird, Corbin recently announced the Fleetliner Fairing for Thunderbird Commander and LT models. The Fleetliner is sculpted in […]

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Online Retailers Cheap Cycle Parts and Competition Accessories Join Forces

Feb 01, 2015 View Comments

Known for supplying virtually any part for any motorcycle, www.cheapcycleparts.com has been the DIY motorcyclist’s go-to for OEM and aftermarket parts since 2006. Competition Accessories (www.competitionaccessories.com), on the other hand, has been selling a wide variety of motorcycle gear and apparel, including their own in-house brands Sliders and Aeromoto, since 1961. The two motorcycle-focused E-commerce […]

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Motorcycle Safety: Taking a Breather

Jan 31, 2015 View Comments by David Burbach

Here’s the situation: the sun is shining, and you’re carving your way down a beautiful mountain road. The curves are exhilarating and plentiful. It’s a perfect riding day. You’re humming along having a blast when you slice around yet another spectacular bend and run straight into a bunch of gravel deposited by the previous day’s […]

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Eugene, Oregon

Jan 30, 2015 View Comments

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Eugene, OR Shamrock Tour  comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Sep/Oct ’05 issue.

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Victory Heads to the Strip

Jan 29, 2015 View Comments

No, not the one in Vegas—Victory Motorcycles is heading to the drag strip. The company recently announced the creation of the Victory NHRA Pro Stock Factory Racing Team. Two-time world Champion Matt Smith (his latest championship coming in 2013) and his wife and co-rider Angie will lead the team, which will compete on matte gray […]

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The Right Tools

Jan 28, 2015 View Comments

No damage other than some embarrassment and bruised dignity, but the clutch lever has snapped at the pivot. What to do? I have an urgent mission to complete on the island, so I wheel the bike on board and set to work. My handy Schrade Tough Tool includes a file that helps to reshape the […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: MotoMojo

Jan 27, 2015 View Comments

Motorcyclists are a peculiar bunch. We live for the open road, but we usually don’t mind a day in the garage either. In fact, often times you can’t have one without the other. Riders, far more than drivers, tend to be do-it-yourselfers willing to tackle a variety of maintenance procedures and repairs on their own. […]

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Review: BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket

Jan 26, 2015 View Comments by Brian Shaney

Designed primarily for warm weather riding, The BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket has some added features that make it a viable option in cooler temps and wet weather as well. Constructed of 600 denier material (1200 in impact areas) with mesh inset panels, the jacket offers riders protection in the form of CE armor in […]

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Polaris Acquires Brammo Electric Motorcycle Company

Jan 25, 2015 View Comments

The newest addition to Polaris’ ever-expanding collection of brands is the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo. Polaris has been invested in Brammo since 2011, but this new deal seems to fully integrate Brammo into Polaris. This will include the design and production of electric motorcycles at Polaris’ Spirit Lake facility in Iowa, which is home to […]

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Victory Motorcycles and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles Help At-Risk Youth

Jan 24, 2015 View Comments

Helping with Horsepower (HWH), a non-profit organization founded by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in South Dakota, works to promote motorcycle-related charity around the nation. HWH’s Bike Rebuild Program helps kids stay in school and find a new passion by giving them hands-on experience working on motorcycles. However, the Bike Rebuild Program at Pine Bush High […]

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Tour of the Week: Round Trip – Columbus, OH

Jan 23, 2015 View Comments

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Columbus, Ohio Round Trip Tour  comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Nov/Dec ’08 issue.

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