Listen in as we discuss Suzuki's electric GSXR, a sermon of ATGATT and the fight against vehicular hacking …Read More
During our journey back from a Wisconsin camping trip, my tires caught a deep rut on the expressway. Feeling a sudden lack of control, I leaned the bike to get out of it. At 70+ miles per hour, this was a rough and bumpy solution.
Once home and parked, I looked down to find that my front rim had a significant bend in it on one side. Sure, it held air and rolled true but the warping looked bad enough that the bead could come loose. Nobody wants a flat tire.
My friends steered me away from buying a $700 front rim (new). I was lucky enough to find a used rim with brake rotors and an almost-new tire for $250. This replacement is my spare.Read More ...
Smartphones and PDAs continue to introduce new possibilities in the world of motorcycling. Among others, the Android platform plays host to a variety of both free and paid applications which can be coordinated around one another for local and long distance motorcycle travel. This page serves to explore them categorically with focus on the pros and cons of their implementation.
Riders interested in using their Android device while traveling can do so on one of three planes: audio, visual or both. The various app suggestions listed below take individual preference into account. Built on a pyramid system, you’ll want to install the apps from our engine-off list even if your setup is intended for in-ride use. Simply put, don’t skip ahead. Rather, use the trailing information for your preferred configuration as a stopping point.
Those who employ smartphones while riding a motorcycle would argue with those who advise against it that it’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. Mobile technology can (and should) make riding safer before providing luxury. The second of the two results is merely a pleasant biproduct.Read More ...
This is definitely a plug. Not that they’re paying me to provide one but when it comes to helmets I feel it’s good to promote excessively. To date, I’ve owned three. These are their stories.
My first was a flat black (because I’m so cool), modular (because I’m so hi-tech), Hawk (because I’m so CHEAP) dual-visor helmet minus the bluetooth system. It’s sun visor isn’t polarized, the modular attachment points often come loose and, in all of my genius, the flat black surface is gone due to my use of chemical solvents to clean it. I must say however that, for the price, this was a smart purchase.
Hawk makes a great starter helmet. They’re protective, feature-rich and comfortable. Mine now functions as a backup.Read More ...