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MMP 20: The Low Information Rider and How to Avoid Being One [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I describe what I call the “Low Information Rider.” You’ve seen the rider I’m talking about… the one that’s more concerned with the way he looks than he is with learning how to ride better. Trust me. You don’t want to be this guy. Listen to the […]

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Which motorcycle should I buy?

There is no doubt that humans like to personalize their things. We want to leave our mark. Be it our initials carved into a tree, the bumper stickers on our car, or the look we project as we cruise the boulevard.  For some reason, anyone who gets into riding will feel especially needful of selecting JUST the right motorcycle […]

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Planning the ride of a lifetime – Christy from Germany

Dear David, I was happy to see a new Motorcycle Mentor Podcast episode available in my iTunes subscription. Then, awe… it’s about insurance… it won’t apply to me, but I listened and enjoyed it anyway! I always learn something when I listen to your Podcasts and it’s nice to hear a friendly, caring American voice. […]

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How to drop your motorcycle [Part 2]

The previous tip makes the incorrect statement: “Stopped, the mishap almost always involves the side stand in some fashion.” On reflection, the side stand is a factor maybe half the time. Most of the other stop-n-drops involve poor footing. Fine gravel on smooth concrete is as treacherous underfoot as Teflon ball bearings, especially if your […]

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THE Motorcycle Mentor now on Facebook

You spoke and I [finally] listened. UPDATE: Within minutes I had 25 “Likes”. Two days later I had 100… You rock! I still need your help. Please “Like” the page on Facebook (see link below). Thanks in advance for doing this. It really helps. While I was slow to jump on-board, Facebook is proving to […]

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Which motorcycle helmet should I buy? [Question]

I received the following question via email “Can you give me any advice on full-faced helmets? How much should I spend on it? This is my first bike and I do not know if I’m going to like this new experience. It’s used and I got it from a family member. However, the helmet is […]

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MMP 08: 9 Reasons to ride a motorcycle [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share 9 reasons to own a motorcycle. I gave you 7 reasons NOT to own a motorcycle back in podcast #3, and I promised to give you the other side of the argument. Well, here it is. I’m always reluctant to advise someone to purchase a […]

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MMP 06: Why I bought my first motorcycle at 59 – with Gay Allison [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, Gay Allison gives her perspective as a woman rider. She also tells us what her friends and family thought when she decided to purchase her first motorcycle at 59. Eric, Gay’s husband, contacted me via email several weeks ago and shared with me that Gay thought the […]

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MMP 05: How to select your first (or next) motorcycle [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share my 8 rules for selecting your first, or next, motorcycle. Follow these steps and avoid the pitfalls of buying a motorcycle that you later hate. The guidelines explained here work perfectly for selecting your second motorcycle, your third motorcycle… or your tenth motorcycle. These are […]

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MMP 04: What to expect during your first ride in the rain with 9 ways to master it [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share what you should expect during your first motorcycle ride in the rain. I also share 9 tips that will help you ride in the rain like a pro. My first ride in the rain was a surprise. The weatherman said there almost no chance of […]

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