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Old 03-04-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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Lightbulb You're Ready, But is Your Bike?

As the weather finally starts to look better it’s so tempting to just jump on the bike and go. Hold your horses a minute! There are a few things we need to consider before we start ‘er up.

1. (and most important) Is the bike mechanically sound and safe to ride?
Now is a good time to change the spark plugs and oil and drain out last year’s gas; check brake parts and replace if needed; check the lever action to make sure clutch and brake are in good working order; check tire wear and air pressure; make sure all lights are working properly; and make sure all fasteners, nuts, ties, clips, etc. are tight.

2. Is the road safe to ride on?
Make sure the ice and snow are melted; check for standing water; and be aware of pot holes, loose gravel and sand.

3. Are you ready for the ride?
Be sure you have the proper gear for the weather. The temperature may feel great while you’re standing still, but hypothermia can hit fast and hard at highway speeds. A good leather coat, chaps, gloves and a hat are the bare minimum this time of year and all states require some form of eye protection. A face mask is great for cold weather, too. Check the forecast and be aware of any additional gear you may need. March and April are notorious for sudden thunder storms and if you don’t have raingear, you’re gonna be miserable!

4. Now we’re just about ready.
Check your mirrors, take a minute to remember the feel of the seat, start ‘er up and GO!


Ride safe, be smart, get there in one piece.

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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I got as far as "Hold your horses a minute" before I began wondering WTF you were selling. I hear there's a great new seminar called "How to Sell Stuff on the Internet by Acting Like You're Posting Something Relevant."

BTW: what's your price for a pair of "Jetfighter Atomic Death From Hell Biyotch Strings? I hear they're very popular this year.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:51 AM   #3
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Chaps and facemask?!

Why not full face helmet and some nice 'Stitch pants?
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:32 AM   #4
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Chaps and facemask?!

Why not full face helmet and some nice 'Stitch pants?

Two possible reasons:

1) She is a 'Cruiser Rider', and is thus forbidden from using FF hats or M/C pants/suits, or

2) The BikerBabes store does not sell FF hats or M/C pants/suits.

All that being said, she does resurrect some good advice for you bikers that are 'seasonally challenged' -

Make sure you and the bike are ready for that first ride of the year!



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Old 03-05-2009, 08:58 AM   #5
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Two possible reasons:

1) She is a 'Cruiser Rider', and is thus forbidden from using FF hats or M/C pants/suits, or

2) The BikerBabes store does not sell FF hats or M/C pants/suits.

All that being said, she does resurrect some good advice for you bikers that are 'seasonally challenged' -

Make sure you and the bike are ready for that first ride of the year!



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Though if you're a Rounder you and your bike are already ready.
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