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2018 BMW Motorcycle Updates

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2018 BMW Motorcycle Updates

We’d like to say that this article covers all the changes for the 2018 BMW motorcycle model year, but BMW has been known to keep a few cards to themselves and sometimes even take some back. What we can say is that, as of now, this is what we know about the 2018 BMW motorcycle lineup. Most of the changes announced affect the 2018 BMW R1200 series sport bike, with a few other model changes for good measure.

2018 BMW R1200GS & R1200GSA

Both models feature new auxiliary LED lighting, but the GSA – “A” is for Adventure – gets a host of optional equipment choices.… Read the rest

Bikers for Boobies in Scottsdale, Arizona

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On Saturday, October 21st, there will an event in Scottsdale called Bikers for Boobies. It is a charity motorcycle ride which is intended to raise money for breast cancer. It is the biggest bike ride in the Valley and it helps a worthy cause. This charity event was started 9 years ago. The president of bikers for boobies, Shelly Martin, wanted to create something to help women with breast cancer. Since bikers for boobies was created, it has provided charitable donations to multiple breast cancer organizations and has been able to provide 20 mammograms. In 2014, over $60,000 was raised for local breast cancer organizations.… Read the rest

Fixing Your Honda with a Clymer Repair Manual

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Some might consider one hand tool or another to be the most important in the toolbox, but it’s more likely that neither of the two most important tools you can have would fit there. Of course, we’re talking about your brain and a repair manual – both would get dirty or damaged in the average DIY toolbox. The reason we say this is because no matter what tools you own or what mechanical aptitude you have, you can’t really fix your Honda without the specific information only a Honda repair manual can provide. Without a repair manual, at best, you might waste some time or break something.… Read the rest

Best Motorcycle Rain Gear

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This video from FortNine is a great guide to the best Motorcycling rain gear.

Here is the transcript if you want to read through it again or print it.  Thank you Fort Nine 

I’m Ryan Fortnine and this is how I gear up for rainy weather. Now I ride in mesh pants year-round and in my side case, I keep icons PDX rain bib. Now this set-up gives me a whole lot of range for my money, because I have mesh for the summer, rain pants for the rain, and then when it gets cold in the fall or the spring, I layer up with the rain pants again to stay warm.… Read the rest

Motorcycle Helmet Laws – Video

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Here is a video from PBS pondering why even though the death toll rates are increasing – more and more states are repealing and relaxing helmet laws.  Motorcycle helmet laws vary widely among the states and many have changed in the past 50 years.  Here is a website with a map that shows the states and their laws.   Some have the universal helmet laws, some are restricted to certain motorcyclists and some have no motorcycle helmet use law.

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