Michelin’s Alliance with Harley-Davidson

Aug 29, 2015 View Comments by

Michelin Scorcher Co-Branded Tire – Perhaps no other motorcycle company does co-branding better than Harley-Davidson. Their partnership with Ford Motor Company, for instance, produced a number of high-end, Harley-Davidson co-branded Ford trucks. The Motor Company is at it again with its continued alliance with Michelin Tires. The two companies recently announced that Michelin’s Scorcher range […]

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Mar 01, 2015 View Comments by

Bridgestone’s press release on the BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T30 tire includes multiple references to the tire’s MotoGP development. No doubt there is some crossbreeding with race tires in the T30’s family tree, but make no mistake; this radial, tubeless tire belongs on the road and nowhere else. The tire strikes a wonderful middle ground between […]

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Buyers’ Guide: Motorcycle Tire Pumps

Jan 01, 2015 View Comments by

Keeping the Rubber Side Round They are one of the few pieces of motorcycle gear that you’d be happy never to use, but if you do find yourself needing a tire pump one day, you’ll be beyond happy you made the investment. Flat tires are an unfortunate fact of life for motorcyclists. Sooner or later […]

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PackJack Rear Stand Review

Nov 15, 2013 View Comments by

Many sportbikes, dual sports, dirt bikes, and others don’t have centerstands. When it comes time to lube a chain, or do other chores such as tire inflation or wheel cleaning, it can be a real nuisance. Now there’s a compact, lightweight stand, which allows you to inflate the tire, clean the wheel, or lube and […]

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Ride the Divide – Day 9: We Need New Shoes

Aug 04, 2013 View Comments by

Today we chose to stay in the Salida area in order to explore a little as well as tend to some needed maintenance on the bikes. I had been in Salida a few years back while touring with my wife and became fond of it almost instantly, so being able to linger on here is […]

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Ride the Divide – Day 5: The Kindness of Strangers

Jul 31, 2013 View Comments by

Heading west out of Montana, our route from Eureka on down has taken us through some awe inspiring scenery and challenged us at times. Today was no different. On our route through the outback we were showered by grasshoppers, I had a close call with a coyote, and, just shy of the Idaho border, Dave’s […]

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PressurePro Motorcycle Tire Monitor

Apr 12, 2011 View Comments by

A slow leak in a tire can ruin your whole day — or worse! All too often, the first indication of pressure loss occurs when you lean into a corner and lose control of your bike. We recently tried out a PressurePro Moto Monitor system, which constantly checks tire pressure and alerts the rider before […]

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Buyers’ Guide – Sport-Touring Tire – Time to Retire?

Mar 11, 2011 View Comments by

Is it time to retire? If your tires are more than five years old, if the tread-wear indictor bars are beginning to show at 1/32nd-inch or less tread-groove depth, or if the rear tire is worn flat in the center…it’s probably time. Rubber hardens with age and loses its grip. An easy way to check […]

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