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6 Steps to Preparing Your Bike For Your First Track Day

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Now that we’ve discussed preparing and outfitting yourself for your day at the track (read the article here), it’s time to make sure your bike is track-ready. Crash Protection Crash protection, such as frame, axle and exhaust sliders, engine case covers and crash bars, are an inexpensive form of insurance when it comes to saving your bike from serious damage. ...

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7 Steps To Outfitting Yourself For Your First Track Day

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This is Part One of a 3-Part Series on Your First Track Day So you’ve decided to take your bike to the track. First off, congratulations! You’ll likely learn more in one day of track riding (especially if you’ve also opted for professional instruction) than you would in an entire summer of street riding. Now it’s time to prepare yourself ...

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Sargent World Sport Adventure Touring Seat

Sargent World Sport Touring Seat on a KLR650.

Maybe it’s because dual-sport riders are supposed to spend a lot of time standing on the pegs while picking their way over rocks and between trees, but the tall and narrow seats on dual-sports are usually pretty awful for longer, sit-down rides. The seat on Kawasaki’s KLR650 is shaped like a loaf of bread and offers about as much support, ...

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Indian Motorcycle Boots

Indian Motorcycle Red Wing Shoes Collection.

Indian Motorcycle has partnered with Red Wing Shoes to create the new limited edition “Red Wing Shoes Collection” of handcrafted American motorcycle boots. The Worthington is an 11-inch black pull-on boot for men featuring a Vibram 430 sole for higher grip and abrasion resistance, and an instep strap for precise fitting. The Spirit Lake is an 8-inch brown lace-up men’s ...

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MCL Sport Touring Reservoir RAM Mount

MCL Reservoir RAM Mount.

Have a motorcycle or scooter with a covered steering stem and bars? Run out of places to mount a GPS or other goodies on your ride? If so, MCL Sport Touring has your solution with its Reservoir Ram Mount. Machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, it replaces the current clutch or brake reservoir cover using the stock hardware, and will not ...

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Happy Trails Centerstand for Kawasaki KLR650 Review

Happy Trails Centerstand

Most dual-sport riders have a lift or a set of stands in the garage to ease routine maintenance on the chain, or change tires or oil. Out on the trail, though, those jobs get tougher, especially if one of the only two wheels the bike sits on has to be removed to fix a flat. Gee, wouldn’t a centerstand be ...

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Good Gear For Great Rides – Spring 2016 Buyer’s Guide

Good Gear For Great Rides

Vega Stealth Helmet Exotic carbon fiber is now a well-established material for building lightweight, but generally very expensive, motorcycle helmets as well as parts and bodywork. Vega has cracked the price barrier with its F117 Stealth Carbon Fiber helmet, which costs a mere $289.99 in black or $299.99 in graphics and tipped our scales at just 50.5 ounces. The F117 ...

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Cardo scala rider Packtalk Review

The Cardo scala rider Backtalk allows multiple riders and passengers to communicate simultaneously via Bluetooth or Cardo's Dynamic Meshwork Communication (DMC) technology.

In our Stayin’ Safe rider training program we rely on bike-to-bike communication to conduct real-time coaching on the road. Naturally, the latest comms technology is always of interest to us, so who better to test the new Cardo scala rider Packtalk communication system? My lead instructor in Georgia and our training partners at MotoMark1 in North Carolina kindly agreed to rendezvous ...

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Aerostich to Hold Pop-Up Event in Raleigh

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Aerostich is coming to Raleigh, North Carolina, with all of the latest riding gear and equipment for a special Five-Day Pop-Up event from April 9-13, 2014. Join Aerostich factory sizing experts and see, feel and touch all of the latest Aerostich riding gear, including the all-new, completely redesigned “R3” (Roadcrafter 3) Suit, Roadcrafter City and Tactical Suits, women’s sized Roadcrafters, ...

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Ninja 1000 Touring Accessories

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Comfortable enough to be ridden day after day, the Ninja 1000 reaches its full sport-touring potential with Kawasaki Genuine Accessories. Due to their style, practicality and ease of use, the 28-liter Kawasaki Quick Release (KQR) hard saddlebags ($1,269.75 with mounting kit) are a must-have. A 39-liter, color-matched KQR hard top case ($729.80) is also available, but it cannot be mounted ...

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