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Friday, June 18, 2010

AMA encourages motorcyclists to participate in Ride to Work Day, Monday, June 21

The AMA is asking all motorcyclists to help demonstrate the tangible benefits of commuting to work on a motorcycle on Monday, June 21, in celebration of national Ride to Work Day -- and to be safe while doing it.

"Ride to Work Day is a great way to show that motorcycles are fun to ride as well as an economical way to transport yourself from one point to another," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "With so many more riders on the road at this time of year, it's also a good opportunity to extend a note of caution to riders and motorists alike as part of the I AMAware campaign, which emphasizes safety on the road through enhanced awareness of fellow road users.

"I AMAware is a national program that encourages both defensive riding by motorcyclists and alertness by fellow road users," Dingman said. "In most car-motorcycle crashes, the driver claims he or she never saw the motorcyclist. By increasing awareness of motorcyclists on the road, crashes can be avoided, and lives can be saved."

Since its inception in 1992 by Aerostich/RiderWearHouse's Andy Goldfine, who also sits on the AMA's Board of Directors, Ride to Work Day has become an international event, with participation in cities around the world and recognition by the U.S. government. In the United States in recent years, both U.S. Reps. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and Michael Burgess (R-Texas), co-chairs of the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus and longtime supporters of motorcyclists' rights, have recognized the day on the floor of the House of Representatives.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 80 million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting on American roads, and about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a regular part of this mix. On Ride To Work Day, the practical side of riding becomes more visible as a larger number of America's motorcycles and scooters are ridden to work.

"Ride to Work Day is one of our best advertisements for the motorcycling lifestyle," said AMA Senior Vice President for Government Relations Ed Moreland. "With more riders on the road during rush hour, these benefits become even clearer. Motorcycles and scooters are a socially responsible form of transportation that reduce fuel consumption and wear and tear on roads, ease congestion, make parking easier and exponentially increase the fun of your commute."

This year will be the 19th annual Ride to Work Day. More information about Ride to Work Day can be found at RideToWork.org.



The World’s Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle

Well check this out.  The world's most advanced electric motorcycle.  It looks good and sleet but I think I'm going to stick with the gas powered for now.  What are your opinions?

MotoCzysz E1pc is a futuristic-looking motorbike made by Michael Czysz. It’s also the world’s most advanced electrical bike, featuring hand-assembled lithium-polymer batteries that can be swapped out in seconds to have the motor run at volts with a top speed of 140 MPH. In other words, the MotoCzysz E1pc has 10 times the battery power of a Prius, and that’s really amazing.

For more information on this exciting motorcycle go to: www.motoczysz.com







Motorcycle Superstore - Great Place with Great Prices

Good afternoon everyone

Have you been looking and looking for the right place that is affordable and reliable to get all your motorcycle needs from?  Well we here at Biker-Space.com we will be highlighting certain companies that we feel provide the motorcycle community with the best prices, customer service and best experience all the way around in our opinion.  One such company is The Motorcycle Superstore.  You can find almost anything you need at an affordable price and the service is good. 

Click Here and Happy Shopping

Motorcycle Events This Weekend June 18-20th

First and foremost Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers and may your day be a blessed one.

This weekend the following events are occurring in various cities so if you are in one of those particular city stop and show some support.

300 Movement MC's South Meets North - Weekend Extravaganza June 18-20th
900 Morrisey Blvd. Boston MA
For more information contact VP Zay @ 978-804-7426 or go to www.myspace.com/300movementMC
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Detroit Icon's 2nd Annual Bike/Car Wash & Stunt Show - June 19th
Bright Powersports - 4181 Dix (Between Goddard & Northline) Lincoln Park, MI
For more information contact Paperchase @313-523-0581
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Virginia Dirty Ryderz 5th Annual BBQ/Cook out - June 19th
Northside Park - 8400 Tidewater Drive Norfolk VA
For more information contact B-NYCE-PRO @ 919-673-8755
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Gorilla Ruff Ryders Trophy Party - June 18th - 19th 10pm-4am
Resurrect Club House - 44-73 1st Ave between 44th & 45th Street Bklyn NY

With whatever your plans are for the weekend please ride safe and if you ride don't drink and if you drink don't ride.

Biker-Space Team

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Help spread the word - AUSTIN, TX, United States, Largest vintage motorcycle liquidation

I know this is going to sound unbelievable, and you are welcome to call me at 210 224-0994, during day hours, but I am having to sell over 1,000 vintage motorcycles and ten of thousands of vintage bike parts collected over 30 years, and I only have one week to do it.

The 28,000 sq ft warehouse that contains them is sold and I must find homes for all the vintage motorcycles and parts within. You can see a few pictures and videos at www.mysterywarehouse.com. 

From Saturday June 19th, until June 25th, from 9am to 5pm at 3011 East Commerce Street in San Antonio, TX, USA, I will be having, to my knowledge, one of the largest vintage motorcycle liquidation events ever, with music and food on the 19th and 20th, and having a grand old time with plenty of giveaways throughout the day of vintage motorcycle-related items.

If you preregister at the aforementioned website, www.mysterywarehouse.com , you can get in one day early on the 18th.

Here are just some of the numbers of what you will find:
- Over a thousand vintage motorcycles - 90% Japanese from 60's 70's 80's - in all conditions: Runners, projects and parts bikes. Mostly vintage Japanese including a rare 69 Sandcast CB750, many standard CB750's, CB500's, CB350's, CL350's, with some Harley, Triumph, Norton, BSA parts inventory as well. Plus every other Japanese manufacturer is represented. In addition to the 1,000+ bikes, there are also 1,000+ gas tanks, 1,500+ Wheels, and everything else you can imagine to do with vintage motorcycles. If you drive on down to San Antonio, this weekend and you love vintage bikes, it will be worth your while.

Please help me put this message out there, as there are more than enough bikes and parts to go around, and sadly I will have to take to the scrap yard what does not find a home, and that would be a tragedy.

Tom
210 224-0994 

 

Road Trip - Think Safety Before Going On The Road

In two weeks my club is going on a road trip and mostly nobody really checks their bikes before going on a long trip.  Just like when you go on a long trip with your car why not make sure everything is good with your motorcycle since you have more elements to deal with.

Listed below are some pointers from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation: T-CLOCS 
  • T: Tires - Make sure both tires are properly inflated, using an air pressure monitor that you bring with you on rides. Don't risk riding on tires that might need replacement; if suspect a tire will not last long enough for a ride, have it replaced. 
  •  C: Controls - Are your cables (clutch and brakes) and controls intact and working?
  • L: Lights - Make sure your headlights (high & low beam), turn signals, and brake lights work.
  • O: Oils & fluids - Check everything from engine oil and coolant to brake fluid.
  • C: Chassis - Ensure that the frame, suspension, chain, and fasteners are all secure and intact.
  • S: Stands - Make sure the center stand and/or side stand isn't cracked or bent, and that springs properly hold the assembly away from the pavement when stowed.
For a more detailed, down loadable inspection checklist, go to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's website.

Now once your have inspected your motorcycle, make sure you have your plans together such as meet up time, destination, who you are riding with, decided how you will ride (formation or renegades), riding gear which definitely is a must eventhough we know it's summer and it's hot you still have on the proper riding gear(jacket, jeans, boots, helmet and gloves) it's OK when you get to your destination you can put on the shorts, t-shirt, etc.  

Make sure you have a snack for the in between breaks when there is no rest area and definitely plenty of water because for some reason you get thirsty as hell when you ride.  If you are taking any luggage make sure to pack securely not to off set the balance of the bike.  Make sure that everyone has a full tank of gas before actually heading on to the ride to start your journey.

Our moto is Ride2Live**Live2Ride so when riding think safety first and all else last.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Motorcycle tires is there really a difference? Help

Hello everyone,

As I ride around I see all different type of motorcycles and I usually hear men talking about the custom work and their tires, so since I'm a rider and woman rider at that and you know as women we really don't bother with the intricacies of tires, clutches, etc.  I decided to ask what is the best tire for a sports bike and why needless to say I couldn't get a straight answer.  Everyone talking at the same time and oh boy here we go with the testostorones on who can beat who, gotta love you guys.

So I figured why not post the question here and hopefully get some type of answers.

1. What are the best types of tires for a sports bike?
2. Why are they the best types of tires?