Category: Riding Tips

Tips for riding and motorcycle maintenance.

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How to Lead a Group Ride

Since I started GirlRiders.net in 2006, I have lead approximately fifty rides, both girls only and co-ed.   Here are some of the things that I like to do when leading a group ride.  Pre-Ride...

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Sprocket Wear

Originally Published: May 2010 (updated text April 2015) Have you checked your sprocket lately? Here’s new compared to used. The aluminum (shown here) wears down pretty quick, I since switched back to OEM steel,...

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Tankslappers suck, Gear FTW

Originally Published: October 2011 I hit a railroad track wrong somehow at about 60 mph, the front of the bike went nuts, I couldn’t control it. Hit the pavement and the the bike slid...

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Motorcycles for New Short Riders

I hear these questions a lot.  “What is the best motorcycle for me if I’m short?” and   “Is it ok to lower my  bike?”.   I can only speak from experience, but I am going to try and...

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Group Ride Rules

Minimum Gear Recommendations: 1.) Full face helmet 2.) Eye protection (yes, a visor counts) 3.) Leather jacket or Mesh jacket with armor 4.) Full length jeans or riding pants 5.) Motorcycle Gloves 6.) Sport...