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Race Tech Suspension Review

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[This Race Tech Suspension Review was originally published in the June 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Motorcyclists come in all shapes and sizes: Tall, short, thin, not-so-thin and everywhere in between. And their riding styles vary from easy cruising to hard charging, from two-up touring to racing. People choose motorcycles based on their size or riding style, but for any ...

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RoadLok Arachnid M1 Brake Calipers Review

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By David Mittleman [This RoadLok Arachnid M1 Brake Calipers Review was originally published in the May 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Everyone knows that they should lock up their bike when it’s parked anywhere outside the living room. Even something as simple as a disc lock will discourage the casual thief. Trick is to: 1) remember to bring the lock ...

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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Tires Review

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April 2009 Dual-sport and adventure-touring bikes are always A compromise. They tend to work better on the street or in the dirt, with hard riding on the less-favored surface becoming a test of one’s mettle and skills. Street-legal enduros are usually buzzy at speed, squirrely on pavement and have rock-hard saddles. Their more street-oriented brethren are usually heavy, less nimble ...

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Motorcycle Tank Armour Review

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Review by Reg Kittrelle [This Motorcycle Tank Armour Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] Priced a paint job on that Harley gas tank of yours? Here’s a sure bet, it’s a lot more than $124.95. That’s the price of Tank Armour, an Australian bit of clever handiwork that protects the leading edge of your Harley gas tank (both ...

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Glpro With ATRE Aftermarket Gear Indicator Review

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By James Parchman [This Glpro With ATRE Aftermarket Gear Indicator Review was originally published in the March 2009 issue of Rider] In honor of GearLab’s first Hungarian product, let’s start by mentioning several famous exports from this beautiful little country—celebrities. Consider that the original famous-for-being-famous divas (Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor), the scariest Dracula (Bela Lugosi), and our favorite Tarzan ...

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MetalArts Trumpet Motorcycle Air Horns Review

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[This MetalArts Trumpet Motorcycle Air Horns Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] I’ve never been a fan of loud pipes. Mellow, okay, but loud, never. All they do is irritate Joe Citizen and deafen the guy riding behind you. And that stupid excuse that loud pipes save lives is just that, stupid. You want to wake up that ...

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Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tires Review

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Review by Troy Siahaan [The Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the September 2007 issue of Rider magazine] The world of racing is a cutthroat arena. Everyone involved has one common goal in mind–winning. The lessons learned at the track eventually trickle down to the everyday rider who’s just looking to take a Sunday cruise. ...

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Maxxis Presa Detour Motorcycle Tires Review

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Review by James Parchman [This Maxxis Presa Detour Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Check out a tony eatery like Mr. Chow of Beverly Hills 90210 or Rabia’s Ristorante in Boston’s North End on a weekend evening, and you’ll likely find the parking area holding many dual-sport machines. All manner of Euro, ...

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Pingel Cycle Jaws Motorcycle Wheel Chock Review

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[This Pingel Cycle Jaws Motorcycle Wheel Chock Review was originally published in the February 2008 issue of Rider magazine] There are usually four motorcycles parked in my garage when they’re not out being ridden, and not one has a centerstand. This creates a problem with space–especially if you want enough to walk between the bikes–as four bikes leaned over on ...

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Öhlins Motorcycle Shock Absorbers Review

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Review by Mike Miller [This Öhlins Motorcycle Shock Absorbers Review was originally published in the December 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Whether it occurs on two wheels or four, one’s first experience with really good shock absorbers is an epiphany. When they far surpass the damping performance and build quality of original equipment, really good shocks provide a riding experience ...

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