Riding Tip #5 – The Downshifting Sequence

 The Downshifting Sequence The process of slowing a motorcycle to a complete stop is such an everyday occurrence that we rarely analyze it. We just do it. Roll off the throttle, downshift, apply brakes. Repeat as necessary. Stop. Most any clod can do it. In fact...

Riding Tip #4 – What? Me Worry?

What? Me Worry? Most riders would freak if they saw their gas gauge this far gone. Not me here’s why: Several weeks after I purchased this 12 Adventure I topped off the tank, immediately reset the odometer, then ran the tank down until I heard the fuel pump...

Ask Yourself this Question

If you watch, you’ll notice that great motorcyclists lay down a purposeful line. I repeat this question in Workshops: “How continuously, and how precisely will you determine to place your motorcycle on the pavement for safety and traction first, and then...

Seal the Deal

Seal the Deal Here’s hoping some of you folks rode your motorcycles to your favorite motorcycle store this weekend and bought yourself a set of electrics. You will have done yourself some good.  Now seal the deal. This morning I went for a ride. I left the house...

Riding Tip #1 Invest in “Electrics”

We’re entering into one of the most underappreciated seasons for motorcycling: Winter. Of course it’s cold outside, and sure, there are days when it is icy or too snowy to ride. But there are also plenty of days in most parts of the country when the roads are dry and...