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Take it to the Track | Code Break
“Take it to the track.” I’ve said that dozens of times here, but it bears repeating. There are scores of schools and track-day providers...
Air Intake and Exhaust Design | Hot Stuff | Drawing the Line
Putting all of the many components of a motorcycle together in the small volume that’s available, and then making it all work efficiently...
Bikers Behaving Badly | Megaphone
DILLIGAF? Frankly, no it doesn’t. Let’s back up for clarity’s sake: That eight-letter acronym is sometimes seen as a patch sewn onto a...
Forty-Three Years of Reading Motorcyclist | Cranked
Twenty-twelve marks Motorcyclist’s 100th anniversary. A century of continuous publishing in the magazine business is an astounding feat,...
Workin’ Them Angles | Cat Tales
Way back in 1997, my sister Laurie e-mailed me one of those questionnaires that later became popular on Myspace. I dutifully filled it out,...
Dear Craigslist Advertisers | Behind Bars
Dear Craigslist advertiser: No, I won’t verify that your prized bike is going to “a good home.” This is not where bikes come for a pastoral...
Driven to Distraction | Cat Tales
There I was, minding my own business in the carpool lane while riding to work one morning, when all hell broke loose in front of me. As...
The Third Motion | Drawing the Line
Barring a few exceptions, the front wheel of your motorcycle is steered and suspended by a telescopic fork.
Victory Roll | Megaphone
We rode 1785 miles of the best roads in America (without a single mechanical incident or significant route mishap), and at the end we said...
Motorcycle Classified Ads | It’s Classified | Wrenched
I am a dedicated denizen of Craigslist and other online motorcycle classified sites.
Traveling Comfortably on a Motorcycle | Love Hurts | Cranked
Whenever my wife Colleen ventures into my motorcycle world, there’s always a period of adjustment... Each trip she has to re-learn that the...
Riding Technique Vs. Motorcycle Technology | Code Break
What is riding technique? And what makes a technique successful? Is riding just a composition of good or bad technique, or is there...
Spirito D’argento | Megaphone
These things, they say, take time. So often it seems that planning goes on forever. Analysis paralysis becomes the SOP.
The Long Island Sound | Cat Tales
The Long Island Sound is an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the New York suburbs from Connecticut. But in another sense, the...
Tales From the Toolbox | Wrenched
I love broken motorcycle parts: holed pistons, shattered gears, twisted connecting rods.