Additional Pages in this Site
Motorcycles Available in Europe Most European countries have a system
of engine power restrictions that relax with rider experience. Thus
there's a huge market for small motorcycles. Here is a list of bikes
available in 2003.
Riding in Europe European traffic laws are
a little different from US laws. Heres a summary of how they differ.
California Laws About Motor Vehicle Lights
A complete list of what lights you can and cannot have on your motorcycle
in California. Similar laws apply in other states, but check with local
Federal Law about Headlight Modulators
The federal regulation that legalizes headlight modulators for all 50
Riding Without Gear is a Personal
Ladies and Gentlemen ... wear Leather
Why You Should Wear a Helmet
Snell Labs Tour. In August,
2004 I visited the Snell
Labs where they test ooycle and other helmets.
General and Noncommercial Links
This is not intended to duplicate Yahoo
or Google, just to
list a few popular useful web sites. I might as well stop building this
list. Tom Hunts Infomonger
Motorcycle Page has more stuff than I know what to do with!
Case for Smaller Bikes DO YOU EVER WONDER why so many
inexperienced riders crash, and often spectacularly? ... Its the
sheer competence and ease of big speed the newer sport bikes are capable
Bay Area Riders Forum This site is dedicated to motorcycle
riders in the Northern California Bay Area, although we welcome riders
from around the country, and even the world.
So you've decided to buy a motorcycle. After the endless debates
with yourself, after the late-night fears about getting into traffic
on two wheels and adequately controlling the bike, after the uncomprehending
reaction of your loved ones and friends, you're ready to choose a ride.
Law Web Site Vehicle Code and Streets and
Highways are probably the most useful.
Motorcycle Roads. According to Charles Stembridge, the
mother of all California road sites. Dont go there unless youve
got a lot of time to spend.
Traffic, and Ottawa
Traffic, thanks to Matt from Guelph. I guess I have to make a World
Traffic Conditions page.
Report a Problem Report a problem on the California State
Highway System, State Routes, Interstate Highways or Freeways and US
Highways in California.
Wongs Street Riding Clinics and Doc
Wongs Dual-Sport and Dirt Clinics Doc Wong is a chiropractor
in the SF Bay Area who organizes free street and dirt riding clinics.
Yet another unofficial and spurious site about the Denizens
Motorcycle Rides Through Chernobyl
Motorcycles @ About.com
Home of the Short
Bikers mailing list, list of motorcycles with low seat height,
techniques for handling a big motorcycle
Berry's Short Bike List FAQ Short Bikers List founding member Noemi
Berry's desire to ride a BMW despite her 5' 1" frame led her to
compile this excellent FAQ on short legged techniques.
Hurt Report Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors
and Identification of Countermeasures, a 1981 study of factors causing
motorcycle accidents and injuries. Still the most comprehensive source
of information this subject.
SFGate article on lanesplitting.
The tools to help you ride better, safer, faster.
lists and web pages
Moto-Rama A portal
to information about motorcycling.
Motorcycle Safety Strategies for Avoiding Panic Braking or Swerving By the time you recognize the danger, you have two seconds or less until impact. A motorcyclist, no matter how skilled, is more likely to stay upright if he learns how to avoid instead of how to react to dangers on the road. One of the authors of the famous Hurt Report—and a guy who has seen every sort of motorcycle crash concocted by man—offers 11 was to avoid getting into trouble. From the August 2005 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine. By Jim Ouellet.
Fault Braking: A Real-World Comparison of ABS Systems,
an article on the IBMWR web site.
The Rat Bike
SF Bay Area
Track Days Not only does it have all the track days, it has
links to all the local folks.
San Francisco Motorcycle
and Scooter Coalition is working to improve parking and traffic
for motorcycles and scooters.
Foale Designs Motorcycle Steering and Suspension
Two Wheel Safety
Training MSF classes in the San Francisco Bay area
uk.rec.motorcycles FAQ a FAQ for another news group
Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing Ones Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments
Motorcycle Evaluation Guide by Adam Glass
Bike Setup Articles by Andrew Bentrup
Checklist for by Nicholas C. Weaver for the Used Motorcycle
for Bikers with a Disability.
Commercial or Brand-Specific Links
Inclusion here is for information only. It is not an endorsement, nor
does it mean commercial support of this site.
Riding Gear and Body Armor
sells Bohn body armor
sells excellent Cordura motorcycle riding suits, pants, and jackets.
Belstaff (new URL Jan 5, 2008), "The original makers of protective gear."
Galls cop, EMT, and
Squad Fitters the Police
GT Distributors America's
Law Enforcement Supply Specialist
Best in High Visibility Clothing.
Leather Exchange sells new and used motorcycle riding gear.
New Enough Motorcycle
is a dealer for Vanson, Alpinestars, FirstGear,
Fieldsheer, Teknic, Icon, Joe Rocket, HJC, Hein Gericke and Olympia.
Also we sell boots by Alpinestars, Sidi, Oxtar, Prexport and Icon.
From these quality makers, we personally evaluate and hand pick products
that provide the best mix of quality, fit, style and value. We
frequently offer great prices on discontinued items since we have built
a reputation with our sources as being a buyer of large quantities of
make headlight and brake light modulators.
BMW Luxury Touring
Internet BMW Riders
Technical information about BMW motorcycles
www.bmwrt.com a "sport
touring website" lots and lots of good info
a gadget-aholic's dream (read: most BMW owners)
about the R1150R
Adventure Riders: mostly R-GS but other bikes as well.
rentals in San Francisco.
Steve Saunders Goldwing Page
CLASS Motorcycle Schools
School With Keith Code, author of the Twist of the Wrist
dp Safety School
Heres your chance to improve your riding skills and learn from
Books and Magazines
News is an online and print magazine with no advertising.
Complete Idiots Guide to Motorcycling [Amazon]
Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well by David L Hough
Motorcycle Safety Foundations Guide to Motorcycling Excellence:
Skills, Knowledge, and Strategies for Riding Right, 2nd ed. Nate
Rauba (Editor) [Amazon]
Complete Idiots Guide to Motorcycles (Complete Idiots
Guides) Darwin Holmstrom (Contributor), et al [Amazon]
Silly and thus Worthwhile Links
Company, the web site of this legendary motorcycle company.
The Rat-Bike Zone.
GHOST TOWN - Chernobyl Pictures - Elena's Legendary Motorcyle Ride through Chernobyl
The Ultimate Poseur Sport-Utility
Page The only SUV satire page on the web!
Page and the Rice-boy Hall of Shame!
Self Assessment Test
Official, Sanctioned DoD Squid Purity Test
More Squid Purity Tests
Sanctioned DoD Squid Purity Test
The Official, Sanctioned
DoD Squid Purity Test(tm)
Official, Sanctioned DoD Squid Purity Test(tm)
Official, Sanctioned DoD Squid Purity Test
Sanctioned DoD Squid Purity Test(tm)
offizielle d.r.m. Heizer- und Posertest
program to administer Jeff Earls' SQUID PURITY TEST(tm)
Thanks to Lyle Gunderson.