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MMP22: Special Announcement

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I have a special announcement I want to share with you. It’s short. Just click on the play button above. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button at the top of the page. More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: I’ve spent […]

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MMP 19: Which Motorcycle Braking System is Better: Standard, Linked, Integrated, Combined or ABS? [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain the 4 different types of motorcycle braking systems. I’ve always said, “Once I understand the complex, the complex seems so simple.” You’ll be an expert after listening to this podcast. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button at the top of the […]

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MMP 17: The Motorcycle Wave – Don’t screw it up! [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I answer a listener question about “the motorcycle wave.” The what, why, and when of the motorcycle wave. NOTE: Please post your experiences with the motorcycle wave in the comments section at the bottom of the page. I live in the southeastern part of the United States. […]

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My dad lost his leg in a motorcycle crash — but that didn’t stop me

For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of owning a motorcycle. Motorcycles and motorcycle culture have always fascinated me. I remember as a child my dad told me a story about my mom and him riding his Honda 750 from New York to Virginia Beach. It sounded like the trip of a […]

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MMP 13: The best riders never stop learning – Interview with Randy Smith [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I speak with Randy Smith, also known as Motosage. Randy explains why (even after riding for 30 years) he still takes a hands-on motorcycle riding class at the beginning of every riding season. I really enjoyed speaking with Randy. He shares some great riding tips and stories. […]

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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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How to drop your motorcycle [Part 1]

There are only two occasions when “drop your motorcycle” is the applicable term: stopped and low-speed maneuvers. Any other time is a “crash.” Like the bumper sticker declares, “It Happens.” Stopped, the mishap almost always involves the side stand in some fashion: 1. You think the stand is down but it is, in fact, up. […]

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MMP 12: Motorcycle Insurance – How I Cut My Premiums in Half [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain how I cut my motorcycle insurance premiums in half. First, every rider needs to understand the major types of insurance: liability, comprehensive, and collision. Don’t worry if this sounds foreign, I’ll explain everything. NOTE: I’m not a licensed insurance agent. I’m simply reporting on my […]

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Honda CB750 project bike found on Craigslist – or so I thought

If you listened to Episode #10 of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, you know I’m looking for an old Honda CB750 to rebuild with my son. Well I found the perfect, not so perfect, motorcycle. It’s located just two hours away and it’s dirt cheap. So far so good. Learn more by watching the short video […]

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MMP 11: The Hurt Report – 10 Facts Every Motorcycle Rider Should Know About Crashing [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain why understanding the Hurt Report is one of the most important things ANY rider can do to reduce their risks. The Hurt Report is the most comprehensive study of motorcycle accidents ever conducted. It’s over three decades old, but the data is just as relevant […]

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