Motorcycle Ride On Toys For Your Children

Motorcycle ride on toys are great for pre-teens and teens who love the thrill of a two wheel vehicle.  Battery operated motorcycles are great for either rough dirt terrains or for flat lands, whichever your child prefers.  They’re fast, they’re fun, and they’re durable and made to last.

Motorcycles have the reputation of being very loud, very expensive, and dangerous at the higher speeds. The battery motorcycle ride on toys are great because they aren’t that expensive overall. Their initial cost isn’t that high and you won’t have to worry about the expense of gasoline that comes with other rides.

Being battery driven means that the noise level will be lower. They’re also safer than the gas rides because they don’t travel at such a high rate of speed.  Now don’t get me wrong, these battery rides are fast but they travel at speeds that you will feel comfortable with.

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Safe Driving Tips For Your Motorcycle

When you’re out on your motorcycle it’s important to remember that you are at a disadvantage because you are less visible to other vehicles, and you are much smaller and vulnerable than other vehicles.  Keeping these two things in mind can potentially help keep you in the right mindset while riding.  There’s a high level of unpredictability when you’re out on the road, so keeping that in mind will help get you in the mode of being a defensive driver and possibly help save your life.  Being in the right mindset is one way to help protect yourself, but there are also many other ways you can stay safe while riding your motorcycle.

One way you can protect yourself when you’re out on the road on your motorcycle is by always being aware of your surroundings.  Driving is hard enough as it is when you’re in a car.  Take into consideration now the fact that you’re on a motorcycle and the level of difficulty is raised.  When you’re cruising along on your bike, you have to be aware of what is surrounding you.  Are there other cars, pedestrians, obstacles?  These are types of things you want to look for.  If there are other cars, either coming or going along side you, make sure they can see you.  Because motorcycles are much smaller, it is more difficult to be seen in blind spots or other areas where visibility is reduced.  Don’t be afraid to give yourself more space between you and other vehicles, pedestrians, or other obstacles.

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A Ride Without Motorcycle Leathers

Have you ever wished you had a good set of motorcycle leathers?  I will never forget the winter of 1987.  My wife and I were living on the North shore of Chicago.  She was working as an elementary school teacher and I was finishing grad school.  Money was tight, so a second car was out of the question.  The hassle of sharing a vehicle has always been more than I can stand to endure, so I began looking for some other form of cheap transportation.  In those days I had yet to own a motorcycle, but I had always wanted one.  While driving by the local shopping mall near our neighborhood, I noticed a motorcycle sitting beside the road with a for sale sign hanging off the front forks.  It looked pretty small, but as the chrome glinted in the sun I found myself strangely drawn to pull over and check it out.

The bike was a 1972 Honda CB350, and for being 16 years old at the time, it was in great condition.  It looked like it had been barely ridden and then tucked away in a garage somewhere.  This was about 23 years ago now, so I honestly can not remember what color it was originally.  I painted it metallic flake blue within the first year of owning it.  To me, this bike was priceless, but I paid only 0 for it later that afternoon.

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