What To Know About Modifying A Motorcycle Exhaust On A California Bike

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Motorcycle riders frequently consider making alterations to a machine so they can achieve just the custom bike they are looking for. Modifying the exhaust system is a great way to get a strong sound that matches the powerful look and feel of a motorcycle, but riders must be aware of some facts before they start […]

Distracted Driving Is Deadly Driving

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The perils of distracted driving take a front seat during May, which is designated as national Motorcycle Awareness Month. The initiative, supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, encourages drivers to watch for motorcycles and understand that motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights and privileges as operators of other vehicles. The slogans are everywhere, […]

Governors’ Report: Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7 Percent In 2013

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For the second time in five years, motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease, according to a report released May 6 by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Dr. James Hedlund of Highway Safety North, a former senior official with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, authored the “Spotlight on Safety” report, […]

EPA Acknowledges that Ethanol Damages Engines

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publicly acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines by increasing exhaust temperatures and indirectly causing component failures, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The EPA statements are found in a rule proposal issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding a new label for pumps […]

AMA Supporter Tom Petri To Retire From Congress

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Wisconsin Representative Has Served Since 1979 U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) recently announced that he will not seek reelection. The announcement came during a town meeting at the Neenah, Wis., City Council Chambers. Petri has served in Congress since 1979. The American Motorcyclist Association honored Petri in 2013 as a Supporter of the AMA in […]