Archive for October, 2019

Celebrate Halloween With Spooktacular Savings

Oct 31, 2019 View Comments by

Have a safe and happy Halloween! To celebrate, we’re offering FREE shipping site-wide (US only) on our online store. Now’s a great time to stock up on moto goodies or get a head start on holiday shopping! Use promo code Hallow19 to receive your shipping discount.    

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Cool Weather Camping Tips For Motorcyclists

Oct 30, 2019 View Comments by

I’ll take the crisp, cool days of fall, spring, or even winter over the summer heat any day, and nothing puts me in a good mood faster than strapping my camping gear on the bike for a long weekend. We found ourselves camping in Pennsylvania a while back, and had a great time riding the […]

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Bucket List Roads: Valley Of The Gods

Oct 28, 2019 View Comments by

FR 242 is an unpaved road that runs through the eerie sandstone formations in the Valley of the Gods. This valley is a smaller scale (and more isolated) version of Monument Valley, some 30 miles to the southwest. Many of the helicopter flying scenes in the 1980s TV series Airwolf were filmed here. The western […]

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City Escape: Seattle, Washington

Oct 25, 2019 View Comments by

This circuit includes Seattle’s own volcano, Mount Rainier, climbs over the 5,430-foot Chinook Pass, goes through Mount Rainier National Park (entry fee is $25 for motorcycles), and returns via the Puyallup River valley. Stop in charming Elbe and take a two-hour steam train ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. The best time to visit […]

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Moto Beach Classic This Weekend

Oct 23, 2019 View Comments by

The “Greatest Show on Sand” happens this weekend for its third consecutive year in Huntington Beach, California. The Saturday, Oct. 26 event is headlined by the Super Hooligan race that will feature more than 100 riders battling on the dirt track in the Super Hooligan National Championship series finale. Also on tap are stunt shows, […]

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Indian PowerPlus Engine: Nostalgia Meets Power and Performance

Oct 23, 2019 View Comments by

 Indian’s new V-twin PowerPlus motor, named after one of the company’s first-ever motorcycles (1916-1924), blends a touch of nostalgia with power and performance. This 108-cubic inch engine delivers 122 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque and is designed for easy maintenance and reliability.  To put its performance to the test, the engine went through […]

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Tips For How to Make Your Motorcycle Last Forever

Oct 22, 2019 View Comments by

Motorcycles are made better than ever. Their design, materials and machin-ing are more accurate and precise – and reliability is greater than it’s been before. To that end, here are some tips on how to keep your motorcycle going as long as you want and save money too. The three basic tenets to ensure a […]

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Bucket List Roads: Italy’s Stelvio Pass

Oct 17, 2019 View Comments by

Stelvio Pass is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in all of the Alps. It’s considered by many to be one of the most challenging and exhilarating motorcycle roads in the world to ride. Be sure to put this one on your bucket list! Season: It’s generally open from […]

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The Rumor Mill: 1800cc Push Rod Boxer

Oct 16, 2019 View Comments by

In an intriguing marketing move, BMW Motorrad showcased a custom motorcycle at this year’s Handbuilt Show in Austin, TX. The German manufacturer supplied Revival Cycles, an Austin-based custom build shop that hosts the Handbuilt Show, with a prototype Boxer engine and asked them to create a full custom around the platform. The end result is […]

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City Escape: San Diego, California Motorcycle Tour

Oct 15, 2019 View Comments by

This exhilarating day ride emanating from San Diego comes within a quarter mile of the Mexican border at its southernmost point and reaches an elevation of almost 6,000 feet to the north in Mount Laguna. In addition to the elevation and terrain changes, this route has the added attraction of a total avoidance of freeway […]

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Unusual Destinations: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Oct 14, 2019 View Comments by

This Unusual Destination is a hotspot frequented by paranormal enthusiasts. It would be a most memorable Halloween experience, if you dared to go there. In front of the massive gothic-style building in Weston, WV, a sign announces the “Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.” Construction of the facility began in 1858. Originally designed to hold 250 people, at […]

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Brazil: Monstrous Metropolis to Waterfall Wonder

Oct 11, 2019 View Comments by

Touring Brazil by motorcycle for nearly three months was an unforgettable experience. After visiting a variety of towns along the coast, it was time for a break in beach town Arraial do Cabo. Next on the agenda: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Curitiba. My riding partner, Lia, and I left the dusty, sandy roads […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Rattler (NC-209)

Oct 09, 2019 View Comments by

  This may not be the longest bucket road in America, but it is technically challenging and highly scenic, and who says you only have to ride The Rattler just once? Zooming along this undulating ribbon of blacktop is a real hoot and it will become immediately obvious why it’s named after a serpent. Have […]

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MotoMojo – Brake Service and Maintenance

Oct 08, 2019 View Comments by

If your brakes seem slow to stop, they pulse, or make unusual noises, if the brake lever feels spongy, or fluid is being lost, it’s definitely time for service. These problems may be due to worn or glazed brake linings, warped rotors, sticking calipers, or hardware. Brake fluid absorbs moisture; even if you haven’t ridden […]

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Little Rock, Arkansas Motorcycle Tour

Oct 07, 2019 View Comments by

This route takes you from Little Rock into the Ouachita Mountains and provides riders with some of the best roads and scenic overlooks in Arkansas, plus the opportunity for a relaxing mineral bath in historic Hot Springs. Length Approximately 200 miles Meet-up Spot Starbucks at 12901 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR. Lunch Stop Colorado Grill, […]

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