After sitting for months motorcycles need attention before returning to service, which can also help avoid breakdowns and ensure safety. Refer to the owner’s and service manuals for inspection lists before giving your bike a thorough going-over. Look for any signs of leakage, such as stains underneath that indicate problems. Check steering head bearings for […]
Ride and play poker for a good cause. On Saturday, June 3, riders are invited to enjoy a scenic tour of eastern Ohio’s Lake Region with stops at five dams to complete your poker hand. Registration is from 12-1 p.m. at Atwood Lake Park Activity Center in Mineral City, OH. Last bike in at 5:30 p.m. at Atwood’s Lighthouse […]
“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” —”Human Family” by Maya Angelou There are times when the deadline to finish this chronicle sneaks up on me. I am by nature a procrastinator and work better under pressure. As it happens, I’m writing this one from a hospital waiting room as my mother […]
California’s lane splitting bill went into effect January 1. Now, lane splitting bills have been introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana, and the AMA is urging motorcyclists in those states to take action. Read the AMA’s lane splitting position statement here. Lane splitting bill introduced in Montana State Sen. Russel Tempel (R-Chester) introduced a bill that would authorize responsible […]
From November 16 to December 10, 2016, each of Cycle Gear’s 120 locations will be hosting Toys for Tots donation stations. Toys for Tots is a non-profit public charity run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that provides toys to less fortunate children throughout the United States. All Cycle Gear locations will have the ability […]
This southern Arizona loop ride includes varied road types, picturesque scenery, and well-placed historic towns. Riders will get a taste of the Old West, peruse eclectic art, and enjoy rich desert flora and fauna. It’s a fall, winter, and spring ride since the summer temperatures in the southwest desert can be stifling.
Leaving a motorcycle idle for several months can wreak havoc if precautions are not taken. Here are a few minor things you can do to protect your bike and prevent problems when you’re ready to ride again. Gas Before storing your motorcycle for any extended period of time, top off the fuel tank with fresh […]
“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” Author, Aldo Leopold As motorcyclists, we are by nature attracted to the lines and dots on a map. However, those blank places that Leopold referenced are what make a tour visually stunning. Thankfully we […]
It happened to me; it can happen to you. Pulling out of a gas station in Tasmania, Australia, onto the A2 road skirting the island’s north coast with no other traffic in sight, I accelerate briskly, shifting the 900 Diversion into fifth gear. We settle into a comfortable cruising speed and I’m thinking about the […]
What is It? Paralleling the course of the upper Delaware River, this byway was constructed in the 1930s to link Port Jervis, NY with Hancock, NY. From the beginning it was envisioned as both a scenic highway and a means of opening up this western section of New York. Today, it’s one of the favorite East […]
It is surprising how much energy riders will devote to deciding which GPS device is right for them, while overlooking or ignoring issues related to mounting it on their motorcycle. I’ll try to shed some light on why choosing the proper placement is so important. Generic Mounting Stack With a generic stack, the proposed layout […]
Our second largest state (behind Alaska) isn’t well known for its motorcycling roads, but small areas like the Hill Country are hidden gems to explore. As the most liberal and artsy city in Texas, Austin also offers a lively community and some of the best barbeque in the country.
Not far west of Columbia, SC, riders encounter the outdoor recreational offerings and scenic vistas of Lake Murray. Venturing deeper into the state’s hilly Upcountry, bucolic backroads lead to historic sites recounting the state’s pivotal role in winning the American Revolutionary War. Riders also will see the plantation lifestyle, which characterized the South’s antebellum era […]
New Year, New Journey It’s January 2014 and we are at my dining table with pen and paper in front of us, making a list of all needed preparations. We need a name. A Facebook page. A website. We need to figure out which projects we want to visit and write about. We need to […]
Shopping for the Motorcyclist in Your Life – Click here for Part 1 of RoadRUNNER‘s Holiday Gift Guide Joe Rocket Moto Adira Boots www.joerocket.com (208) 932-0303 The foundation for the Moto Adira’s subtle styling is its lightweight, premium full grain, and matte finished leather chassis, which is complemented by a perforated leather comfort top and […]