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Anti-Impaired Riding

Anti-Impaired Riding

Anti-Impaired Riding – Impaired riding can take many forms. Typically we think of this as alcohol impairment but are you riding with you full faculties?

People drinking water to prevent heat stroke

Keeping Bikers Cool!

Extreme Summer Temperatures are Dangerous for Motorcyclists.   Riders of motorcycles know all too well how hot it gets riding in the summer months. When it’s 85 outside, it feels like 105 on the bike with the engine idling, the sun beating down and the pavement below heating up. In addition, motorcycle riders have more...
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Semi Blind Spots with Motorcycles

Motorcycles and Blind Spots

Many of us have seen this picture right?  Blind spots are something to take into consideration for all motorcyclists, and not just when it comes to Semi Trucks. Motorcycles and Blind Spots As a motorcyclist you are vulnerable and need to take into consideration your own blind spots as well as that of others. All...
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Man riding motorcycle in course

Confidence or Arrogance?

By Kevin Carpenter It was just a routine summer day. My alarm was blaring, telling me to get up and off to work. I routinely got dressed, walked out to the garage and fired up my Harley for the ride to work. Any time I ride to work it makes the start to my day...
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Motorcycle under Brooklyn Underpass

Safety on the Shoulder

I’ve heard it all! Pull over safely Never pull over under a bridge Always drive to an exit to get off the highway Angle your vehicle to increase visibility Blah, Blah, Blah. What’s a biker to do? If you experience an emergency and are unable to drive to a “safe” location, what should you do?...
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Never Too Good Video

Never Too Good

Road Guardians wants to challenge each and every biker to never be satisfied with your current level of knowledge no matter how much you know! There is always room for improvement to what you currently know. Become a life long learner and challenge yourself to be the best that you can be. Here is a...
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Motorcyclist riding

Safer Group Rides

Your organization is doing a charity ride of some sort and you have to get 100 motorcycles through town without breaking the pack up. You contacted the local law enforcement agency, but they refused to help out. So you decide to have some road guards stop traffic at intersections to keep everyone moving and together....
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Do it yourself Motorcycle Tips

DIY – Motorcycle Front End Maintenance Part 2 of 2

  Question: How do I know when my front end needs maintenance? I know that my service manual and motorcycle dealer make recommendations but I would like to know how I can tell when I have an issue that requires servicing. To read part one, click HERE Hand controls and Brakes You can’t afford to...
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Ax Braking

How to Practice

Motorcycle Braking: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Stacey “Ax” Axmaker had his first exposure to motorcycle safety in 1991 when his insurance agent suggested he take a rider training class to get a discount on his premium. He did and was so blown away by what he didn’t know, that he asked how...
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Ax Braking

Good Braking Techniques

Here is the second installment of three of Motorcycle Braking. To read the first on Common Braking Errors click here. Stacey “Ax” Axmaker had his first exposure to motorcycle safety in 1991 when his insurance agent suggested he take a rider training class to get a discount on his premium. He did and was so...
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Motorcycle

Six Equals Zero

In winter of 2011 and of April 2013 I had the opportunity to introduce new ways of looking at motorcycle safety to over 800 people. One of those events was a motorcycle safety day at Eglin Airforce Base in Florida. My husband and I left Wisconsin on our bikes in the snow knowing that if...
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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving and its Impact on Motorcyclists Distracted driving is a huge problem when it comes to road safety as each day around 1,200 people are injured, and more than 15 people die on the roads as a direct result of distracted driving. The problem of distracted driving is now more prevalent than ever before, and...
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Understanding Ethanol-Related Fuel Problems

Understanding Ethanol-Related Fuel Problems Part 2 of 2 Written by: Biker Chad For Part 1 in this series, click here. When it comes to using ethanol unfortunately we do not have a choice, unless you are lucky enough to live in an area that still has real gasoline available at the pumps.  Total prevention of...
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gas pump fuel

Understanding Ethanol-Related Fuel Problems

Understanding Ethanol-Related Fuel Problems Written by: Biker Chad   We all have seen the signs and stickers on gas pumps everywhere stating that there is 10% ethanol added to our gasoline.  This Mixture of 90% gasoline and 10% ethanol is often referred to as E10 or “gasohol”.   We usually just fill our tanks up and...
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Tips to Avoid Dehydration While Motorcycling

Many motorcyclists don’t factor in the dangers of dehydration when going out on a long ride on a hot summer’s day. There could be many reasons for this, but one has to be that many riders don’t see riding their motorbike as a strenuous sports activity, like football or a workout at the gym for...
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More Sound, More Power, Less Money Part II

More Sound, More Power, Less Money. Part II By: Biker Chad As we learned in part one of this article you can add a slip on muffler to get better sound without adding fuel.  As long as you stay with a 2” or 1.75” baffle, and keep the stock air filter assembly, you will not...
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The Low Down On L.E.D. Lights Part III

The Low Down on L.E.D. Lights Part III In part one of this series we learned lights are not light bulbs at all, but a light emitting diode that is way more efficient than any light bulb using a mere .016 watts to make light.  We learned LED lights were better for the environment as...
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The Lowdown on L.E.D. Part 2

The Low Down on LED Lights Part II In the part one of this article series we talked about what an LED is and how they are much more efficient than any bulb.  We also discussed a few of the different options available to choose from when selecting the style of colored LED accent lights...
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Winterizing Your Motorcycle

Maintenance of Bike and Biker!

By Steve Johnson – Road Guardians, Program Director steve@roadguardians.org February is already over half over with.  For me, that brings a smile to my face because I see that no matter what happens – winter is coming to an end!  Yes, I know we can have winter storms in March and April.  However, from the...
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The Low Down On L.E.D. Lights

by Biker Chad Part I It seems that the colored lighting effects on bikes are catching on like wild fire they look great and offers one more way to customize your bike, but did you know the colored lights used to light up bikes are not actually light bulbs at all? They are actually light-emitting...
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Motorcyclist riding

Running Hot Part III

Running Hot Part III Written by: Biker Chad In the last part of this series, we discussed the benefits of using good quality synthetic oil.  Now that you know that synthetic oil will definitely keep your engine, primary, and transmission cooler, while helping them last longer.  We can move on to discuss some other things...
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