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Simple Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Breakdowns: Grant Johnson

Motorcycle breakdowns are always a possibility, whether caused by wear and tear, hard riding, or other reasons, it's something you just might be able to avoid. Grant Johnson, motorcycle mechanic and co-founder of Horizons Unlimited, has some tips on things you can do to lessen your chances of a road side breakdown. 

Motorcycle Gloves - Which to Choose and Why | Self Recovery System

When you walk in to a motorcycle shop the selection of riding gloves can be overwhelming. And which do you choose? What materials should you be considering? David Hough has some expert tips to help you the next time you’re looking at gloves and need to make a decision on what’s really important when it comes to choosing motorcycle gloves. And when your motorcycle gets stuck or falls in a way that’s difficult to pick up, you can be left standing there scratching your head, especially if you’re on your own. But, not if you have this self recovery system, called a Z-Drag.

Give a Shift - The Future of Motorcycling

Trends show that the motorcycle industry is facing some troubles. Although motorcycles are improving overall, riders are getting older. Some people feel there aren’t enough smaller motorcycles, training is too expensive, or that the industry doesn’t make motorcycling appealing enough to possible young riders, entry level riders or women riders. Give A Shift is roundtable conversations about improving motorcycling, and that’s just what Robert Pandya, industry veteran, talks about in this episode.

Motorcycle Designer - Insider Views

Michael Uhlarik is a veteran motorcycle designer, and has been involved in designing for big name brands such as Yamaha, Aprilia, Bombardier  and Piaggio. Who better to talk to about modifying your motorcycle and when you do are you getting what you really want out of it and do you even know if you are?

The Cat and the Motorcycle | Guglatech Fuel Filters

We’ve all heard of travelling dogs, in sidecars or carriers on motorcycles, but a cat? While on a motorcycle trip in Morocco, Martin Klauka met up with a stray cat. Since that day, Martin and his cat, Mogli, have been together, and Mogli has a first class seat in the tank bag of Martin’s motorcycle. And Guglatech has an innovative fuel filter that is a must have for off-road adventure travellers.

Choosing ADV Tires Needn’t be so Hard | Tips for Spooning Tires and Breaking Beads

Are you buying the right tire for your motorcycle's intended use? Find out how tread patterns are designed, how the tire compound affects traction and why tire inflation may cause you to lose your blocks. Learn how to make tire changing a breeze, great insider tips and techniques.

Motorcyclists — Simple Steps to Carving Your Best Corner

There's more involved to cornering a motorcycle that you may realize. Learn these simple steps to improve your cornering skills on the road with Walt Fulton, lead instructor at Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops in California.

A Scientist, a Pillion, a Racer and a Long Distance Rider: On Staying Alert

Riding a motorcycle is different than driving a car, in that it is more demanding both mentally and physically. When riding long distances, it's likely that you'll become fatigued from the physical challenges rather than boredom. So how to beat this? Who better to ask than four people who ride motorcycles and have experience in dealing with fatigue: a scientist, a pillion, a racer and a long distance rider.