Motorcycle Quotes

“I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know?” Leonardo DiCaprio

“We're just into toys, whether it's motorcycles or race cars or computers. I've got the Palm Pilot right here with me, I've got the world's smallest phone Maybe it's just because I'm still a big little kid and I just love toys, you know? ”Catherine Bell

“Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle. ”Unknown

“Keep your bike in good repair: motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking. ”Unknown


by: Bob Jamel

Motorcycle; simply say the word, and immediately people will have thoughts of their teen years while others have visions of some motorcycle movie made during the sixties and early seventies. Others think of rallies or Hells Angles or choppers ridden by motorcycle gangs and clubs. Harley’s on the open road looking for adventure or just and nice mountain road to cruise. The first motorcycle has given us many models and dreams to think about. including touring, cruisers, and sport bikes.

Touring motorcycles are exactly that—motorcycles built for touring the country. Touring motorcycles can as many features as some automobiles, including audio systems, windshields, and even small trunks. On many touring bikes the back passenger seat has a high back that is rounded, and may have armrests.

Motorcycles such as those ridden in “Easy Rider” and other motorcycle movies are called cruisers. Sometimes called “choppers” or “hogs”, these are the ones that have the seat so far back, the handlebars so high up in the air, and the foot controls so close to the front that the rider looks almost as if he was driving while lying down with his arms and legs stuck straight out in front, and indeed that’s pretty much what he’s doing.

Sport motorcycles are those that are intended mainly for racing or off-road riding. These motorcycles are smaller and are styled for speed and aerodynamics. In sport motorcycles, the driver’s feet tucked under the driver and the handlebars are short and straight and very close to the body. The motorcycle is meant to be ridden with the rider leaning over the front gas tank tucked behind the windshield. The position of the rider reduces wind resistance and allows for greater control and stability when negotiating tight turns or launching the motorcycle over inclines or ramps.

To keep motorcycle riding fun, riders should wear protective gear including helmets, gloves, and special boots and suits if racing. I tend to like Alpinestars boots and apparel. Remember, in a a bad crash, adn they do happen, a helmet can be the difference between life and death. Special gloves and jackets have built in protection to prevent skin and bone damage in a crash. When working on motorcycles make sure they are properly secured so they don’t fall on you. It’s important to use specially made motorcycle stands. Most racing bikes don’t have a built in stand so they require front or back stands or lifts.

There is a ton of fun to be had when touring, cruising, or racing a motorcycle. The right bike for you and the right equipment can turn an ok experience into an awesome own. Stop dreaming of days gone by and get out there and ride. Be safe, ride often, and have fun.

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