Five Vacation Ideas for Biking Across Michigan

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Traveling on a motorcycle offers a thrilling experience different from using just any other automobile. Taking a bike vacation provides riders with the unique chance to explore new places while allowing their adventurous side to take center stage. When riding throughout Michigan, the following five areas are must-stops on any motorcycle trip. Exploring Coastal Villages …

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Six Signs Your Motorcycle Clutch Needs Replacing

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A functioning clutch makes motorcycle riding a more pleasant experience by allowing riders to smoothly shift gears as the road conditions change to attain ideal riding speed. Ignoring minor clutch problems can affect other bike parts, and eventually force the engine to stop running. Below are some signs you can use to identify if a…

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Getting a Motorcycle License Endorsement in Michigan

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Though there is no separate motorcycle license in Michigan, riders are required to get their “CY” license endorsement to legally ride. It is not as simple as applying for the endorsement, however. Motorcycle riders should be prepared to go through a number of steps. Get a Temporary Motorcycle Permit The first step to legally riding…

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Three Winter Safety Tips For Riders

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Dedicated to the call of the open road, riders can’t be kept away from their bikes for too long. During winter, especially in colder areas, this can be a challenge. For those who just can’t stay off the road, try and keep the following winter safety tips in mind. Wearing the Proper Clothing for Winter…

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What to Do If You’re Caught in a Storm on Your Motorcycle

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Driving any vehicle through inclement weather can be dangerous, but concerns are only amplified if you’re riding a motorcycle. In case of unexpected bad weather, these tips are your best bet for staying safe. Pack Smart  With the right preparation, moderate weather doesn’t always require hopping off your bike or delaying your journey. No matter…

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How to Properly Break-In Your New Motorcycle

The period of “breaking-in” a bike lasts for the first 500 to 1000 miles the bike is on the road. This is a crucial time for ensuring that motorcycles have lower emissions, better fuel economy, and better engine longevity. Here’s how to properly break-in a bike. How Breaking-In Works When a new motorcycle first rolls off the…

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Three Must-Have Apps for All Motorcyclists

If you’ve been riding a motorcycle for a while, you probably know that you don’t have access to the same range of creature comforts as you would in a car. In fact, this is one of the benefits of two wheels over four; riding a motorcycle is a more focused, pure, and present way to…

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How to Keep Cool on Your Motorcycle During the Summer

In the summertime, when the weather heats up, the open road calls you to come out and ride. Long hours of daylight are just perfect for tearing up the miles of scenic highways and byways throughout Michigan and beyond. But when it comes to warm weather, too much of a good thing can be a…

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Know the Laws in Michigan

While it’s important for every motorist to know the rules of the road, it’s especially important for motorcyclists. The margin for error on a motorcycle is much slimmer than it is for other types of vehicles. Understanding the applicable state laws and safety regulations can be the difference between life and death. In honor of…

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Three Quick Maintenance Tips to Keep Your ATV Rolling

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An ATV is a tough machine, designed to be ridden over rough terrain and exposed to the elements of the great outdoors without breaking down. They’re built to take a licking and keep on kicking—but even these rugged rides need a bit of TLC from time to time to keep them operating in top shape.…

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