My Dual Sport: The Chameleon

Apr 19, 2014 View Comments by

Bad things happen with alarming frequency when one rides a motorcycle in the woods. Not major league bad things necessarily, but bad things nonetheless. I rarely venture off-road without taking at least one spill, and I sometimes have several mishaps during an off-road outing, although they usually involve nothing more than dusting myself off and […]

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Touring Tip: Taking a Passenger for Their First Ride

Feb 07, 2014 View Comments by

Friends and other acquaintances often see motorcyclists riding and want to join in on the fun. Before you take someone for a ride on your bike, here are my top ten things to consider: 1. Legal: Each state has its own laws that apply to riding with a passenger. For example, in many states bikes […]

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Legislation to Protect Black Box Information Falls Short

Jan 26, 2014 View Comments by

Unbeknownst to many drivers and motorcyclists, Event Data Recorders, commonly and mistakenly referred to as “black boxes” are becoming increasingly prevalent in motor vehicles. Though it’s unclear how many and which modern motorcycles have such data gathering capabilities, it’s been estimated that at least 85-percent of late model cars and trucks were equipped with such […]

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AMA Endorses Lane Splitting

Dec 07, 2013 View Comments by

It’s been legal in California for years, but for the rest of the country local laws don’t condone filtering through traffic. The American Motorcyclist Association, however, is willing to help motorcyclists try to change that for their respective states. In a statement released recently the AMA says, “Given the ongoing success of lane splitting in […]

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