How to Ride in the Winter

The majority of riders store their bikes for the winter but that doesn’t mean you have to. Riding in the winter can make you a better rider and definitely separates you from the weekend warriors, into a class all your own. There is a lot to say of someone who will happily hop on their motorcycle when, with the…

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Is Red Light Filtering Legal?

Should red light filtering be legalized in Texas We recently ran an article about legalizing lane splitting in Texas. That article received a good amount of attention, and got me thinking as Jen and I watched the car a lane over check Facebook while rolling to the stop light. What about red light safety. Red light filtering…

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How to Remove Grease from Your Hands

You’ve been working on your bike, maybe cleaning your chain or changing your oil, and now your hands are covered in grease. So you go inside to get them clean and realize you’re out of your automotive soup. Is your only option getting them as clean as possible with dish soap? Actually no, you can…

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Lane Splitting Legal in Texas?

Should lane splitting be legalized in Texas Lane sharing or splitting, or traffic filtering, is a legal practice among motorcyclists in Europe, Asia, and even California. Most US states explicitly ban the practice, according to the American Motorcyclist Association. While currently illegal in all states except California, many states have begun to look more closely at the practice….

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New rider advice from around the web

The way we learn has changed a lot It used to be that new riders learned mainly by trying, then by friends or acquaintances, and maybe some technical books on riding. Now most of us learn the vast majority of what we know from web searches, Reddit, YouTube, forums, and the occasional friend or acquaintance….

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An Open Letter to the Young Squid

Dear Young Squid on the CBR 600RR, I noticed you last night while driving home. You were on a beautiful CBR 600RR with aftermarket Repsol fairings. Like most squids you were wearing no protective gear with the exception of a helmet. I suspect the only reason you had a helmet on is Texas law requires…

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How to Ride Pillion: Staying Safe and Comfortable

If you are riding two-up on a cruiser with a sissy bar, riding pillion is pretty straightforward. However, take the backrest away and hop on a sport bike and then there is some technique involved. This article is geared toward riding a sport bike but can be helpful no matter what you are riding. The tips…

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Avoid Wrist Pain from Riding Motorcycles

It happened to me, pain out of nowhere A while back I decided to switch from a cruiser and start riding sport bikes. Unfortunately, learning a slightly different riding style literally became a pain. Riding a cruiser, there are a lot less factors inadvertently making you shift your weight onto your hands. On a sport bike, stronger…

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