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Riding Right

Motorcycle safety tips and advice on how to ride your motorcycle more safely, and how to become a better motorcycle rider.

7 Rules to Live by On Your Motorcycle

Good reminders to keep motorcycling safe, fun, and exciting

10/25/2016, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor, and Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
Here's our list of smart advice learned over years of riding. Read it, then add yours in the comments to keep the conversation going.
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10 Lane Positioning Tips

Left, center, right: which spot is best when on your motorcycle?

9/27/2016, By Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
Where should your motorcycle be while you're riding alone or in a group? Read our 10 important factors to consider to stay safe.
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6 Rules About Motorcycle Tire Traction

Tip to help you ride safely in reduced tire grip situations

8/2/2016, By Jerry “Motorman” Palladino
These tips will help you ride safely in reduced tire grip situations including wet roads, painted lines, wet leaves, tar strips, and grassy shoulders.
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A One-Day Class For Experienced Riders: MSF Advanced RiderCourse

Learn techniques and new skills on your own motorcycle to become a better rider

7/11/2016, By Tricia Szulewski, photos by Steve Lita
If you’ve been riding for a few seasons and are ready to learn some advanced techniques, this one-day advanced street riding class will teach you important skills to stay safe on your own motorcycle.
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5 Tips for Short Riders Handling Tall and Big Motorcycles

Techniques to boost your confidence so you can ride any bike

9/28/2015, By Tricia Szulewski, MSF RiderCoach
In my job as an MSF RiderCoach and as a journalist, I often hear women say that there aren’t enough motorcycles out there to fit them, If you are a proficient rider, you are not limited by the motorcycles that fill your local dealership’s showroom. You are limited by your self-confidence.
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Passing Zones and Left Hand Turns: Beware of Tricky Situation

Safe riding advice that could save a life!

8/19/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
This is one of the most important articles I’ve ever written as it could save a life. I wish it could have saved two lives I know that were lost as a result of this tricky traffic pattern that happens in mostly rural areas. Left hand turns where there are passing zones.
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VIDEO: Getting Comfortable With Your Motorcycle

Slow cone weave without cones

8/10/2015, By Jerry "Motorman" Palladino
A great way to get comfortable with getting your motorcycle to swing and sway thereby giving you more control over your motorcycle is to do this simple exercise. Practice swinging and swaying your motorcycle from side to side as you maneuver through this easy slow cone weave without using any cones.
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How To Ride Your Street Motorcycle in Gravel

Tips for riding in reduced traction situations

By Tricia Szulewski, MSF RiderCoach
At some point in your street motorcycling life you’ll find yourself faced with riding in gravel. Here are some tips for keeping your head and riding your street motorcycle through gravel safely.
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Motorcycle Riding on the Tail of the Dragon

Staying safe on the 318 curves in 11 miles

6/19/2015, By Jerry "Motorman" Palladino
If you’re not familiar with Deals Gap, or the Tail of the Dragon, it boasts 318 curves in just 11 miles. All the turns are banked and the pavement is near perfect. There are no crossroads, intersections, or driveways along the stretch of wonderful curves. Here, riding instructor Jerry "Motorman" Palladino gives insight into how to stay safe while navigating the challenging road.
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Summer Motorcycle Riding Safety Tips

Keep your cool in the heat of summer

By Jerry "Motorman" Palladino
I’d like to make sure you have a summer riding season full of great memories instead of “I wasn’t prepared” memories. With the heat of summer upon us, keep those great memories alive by always being ready for whatever the weather may bring your way. Here are a few safety tips to follow for riding in extreme heat.
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