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Friday, April 11, 2008

Motorcycle Tips - Useful Tips for You and Your Motorcycle

When you run five motorcycle forums very long, you begin to see people posting motorcycle tips. Maybe you've found something that works for you and you want to pass it on to other motorcyclists to help them out. That was the basis for a long running Motorcycle Tips feature that I created on the old site. I also had a submission form so readers could submit their own tips. I got a lot of submissions and the rest came from responses posted in the forums.

I've just re-created Motorcycle Tips on my Motorcycle Views site. To start off, I have motorcycle tips in six categories: Safety, Riding, Maintenance, Cleaning, Insurance, and Touring. Other categories may be added later depending on additional tips received by readers.

Here's an excerpt from a motorcycle tip, How to Keep Your Bike From Being Stolen, from the Safety category:

  • Never leave your bike unattended in questionable/high threat areas. If in doubt, don't park it there.

  • Out of sight, out of mind. A good bike cover if you must leave your bike outside or have no garage (as it is in my case). This simple piece of equipment not only protects your bike from the environment but also from prying eyes.

  • Secure the bike to a solid, immovable object using the heftiest locking device you can find/carry. Supplement with an alarm system if you wish.

  • Simple deterrents like disc locks and what not are a last resort. Typically, only useful in lower threat areas or when you cannot lug that 15-lb New York Chain and lock around.

Check out the rest of this tip, take a look at all the Motorcycle Tips and then send me one of your own to help out other riders.

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