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Motorcycle riding gives you a special connection with the world. You feel the wind in your face, smell your surroundings, and hear the sound of your engine below. Maintaining your classic bike is best way to ensure every ride you take will be safe and enjoyable.

Classic Motorcycle Resources

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When I ride with proper safety gear, I feel safe. And when I feel safe, I enjoy the ride better. What you're wearing while you ride separates the real riders from the posers.

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The best motorcycle helmet in the world is worthless if it doesn't fit you right. You may find a less expensive helmet that fits better than one costing twice as much. It's all about the fit.

read Rider's Guide To Motorcycle Helmets

Super Seer Motorcycle Helmets - Super Seer manufactures helmets, goggles, and face shields for the Motorcycle and Snowmobile Industry under the Super Seer brand as well as private label for OEM's such as Polaris, Arctic Cat, Harley-Davidson and others. Super Seer is also the premier manufacturer of helmets for all Law Enforcement requirements including motorcycle, general duty, riot, correctional, and mounted applications.

Motorcycle Parts And Gear

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GetGeared - Motorcycle clothing, helmets, boots, gloves, and equipment from Europe's favorite motorbike accessories brands. GetGeared is a huge online motorcycle store with two 'offline' shops as well. If you live in England, visit one of their stores.

Rolling Thunder Cycles - Located on Long Island, RTC offers parts, accessories, sales and service for Harley-Davidson and other American motorcycles. Call (516-489-0770) or email, they will be happy to help you.

If you're a classic bike rider driving on today's roads, it's a good idea to have complete vehicle insurance. Get a quote from Hagerty. Note: You must have a "daily" motorcycle registered and insured to be eligible for classic insurance.

Ride Safe - Always Look Twice

Motorcycle Accident Legal Help - Approximately two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers of other vehicles. Motorcycles are smaller and harder to see than other vehicles, and drivers that do not have motorcycle awareness will not be on the lookout for motorcycles. Motorcycle usage is increasing, and having motorcycle awareness can save lives.

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Motorcycle Tools and Supplies

Before you buy a motorcycle lift table, consider where you will store it - they take up quite a bit of floor space. Some riders park their motorcycle on the lift when it's down.

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Zoro Tools and Supplies - An easy-to-use website that can help you find tools and supplies. Thousands of products available for the auto mechanic and body shop technician. Hand tools, vehicle-specific repair tools, motorcycle tools, and automotive shop equipment.

Other sources for motorcycle tools include Eastern Motorcycle Supply, Jims Tools, Kent-Moore and Harley-Davidson. Kent-Moore may no longer sell direct, and many H-D dealers may not sell them to you. Thank goodness we have the internet.

Ranting and Raving

J&P Cycles offers many aftermarket Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, and Ironhead Sportster parts. Buyer Beware.

The wheel cylinders that I bought from J&P Cycles for my Harley-Davidson Servi-car were made by V-Twin Manufacturing. They are imported units that retail for about $50 each. After installation, I went to bleed the brakes and one of the cups starting leaking brake fluid all over the backing plate and brake drum. I contacted J&P about this issue and was told there was no warrantee on hydraulic parts. To make it worse, they don't even offer wheel cylinder rebuild kits, which I ended up buying from a classic Jeep supplier, and then rebuilding my "new" wheel cylinders.

One company to find Servi-car brake parts is Kaiser Willys Auto Supply.

Need a magnetic sign for your car, truck, or van to represent your company? Removable and re-positionable magnetic signs are the easy solution. Find them at Buildasign.com. Available in .030" or premium .045" magnetic material.

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MotorMouthRadio - If you like cars and like to laugh, dial in Chris and Joe's automotive talk show, live Sundays and Thursdays from noon to one. Listen Livestream or download the shows and listen to them anytime! (WHPC 90.3 FM Garden City, Long Island)

Classic Car History - Articles, pictures, and information on classic sports cars, muscle cars, pony cars, and classic and vintage trucks.

Plan Right and Get Started - Aside from having a love for old iron, you must have patience, time, space and money to complete any car, truck, or motorcycle project. This article offers tips on how to find and buy a suitable project, make a plan, and see it through to completion.

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