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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Polar Bear Grand Tour Run to Cape May, NJ on October 27, 2013

Check out pictures of the first motorcycle run of the 2013-2014 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Cape May, NJ on October 27, 2013.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Suzuki Recalls 2004-2013 GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 and 2005-2013 GSX-R1000 for Front Brake Master Cylinder Problem

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2004-2013 GSX-R600 and GSX-R750, and model year 2005-2013 GSX-R1000 motorcycles.

In combination with older brake fluid, corrosion of the brake piston inside of the front brake master cylinder generates gas that may result in a reduction of fluid pressure transmission to the front brake.

As a result, front braking power may be reduced increasing the risk of a crash.

210,228 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Real Bikers - We Defend Ourselves Again

12 years ago I wrote an article to try to define Real Bikers. At that time an incident in Nevada resulted in a nation-wide reaction against all motorcyclists. In that article, I tried to better define what makes the vast majority of motorcyclists and bikers different from the "biker" image being written about and televised about in the media.

Now, motorcyclists and bikers have been subjected to intense media strutiny for the actions of a swarm of riders in NYC who saw fit to engage a young family in an SUV. Already, we are hearing that legislators want to crack down on riders so this doesn't happen again ... Here we go again.

Read my article and see that not much has changed.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Wild Motorcycle Tales - Bike Buyer Bedlam

Here's a story about a rider who had a trouble-free experience with his little red 1971 Honda CB175 for six years and then decided to move up. He sold his bike to his brother-in-law who didn't ride. Then he tried to teach him. Read the story.