Dangers of Spring Riding – Things to Remember

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Maybe you’re fortunate enough to have ideal riding weather all year, but a vast majority of this country doesn’t share that luxury.  Many riders know the painful withdrawal of winter storage.  This winter has been especially brutal, which is going to make the arrival of spring that much sweeter.  I do ride all year, but it is out of necessity.  Winter riding is not fun to me, and I rarely… Read More

4 Essential Tips to Winterize Your Motorcycle

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Unless you live far enough south, you’re probably not crazy enough to try to ride all year.  I am one of those crazy few who rides through winter, but I only ride one of my motorcycles; I store the other one, as it isn’t suited for riding in the snow.  Storing your motorcycle for winter is easier than you might think.  Here are the basics to ensure your ride is… Read More

Zombies vs. Biker

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This is why I should have had a kickstart.  Sweat was pouring down my back and face.  With a white knuckled grip on my bent handlebars, I stood next to my battered motorcycle and threw another hasty, wild-eyed glance over my shoulder.  I didn’t need to look.  I knew they were getting closer.  I could hear them– their eerie moaning, their shuffling feet dragging broken glass and blood stained debris… Read More

Watch for Bambi! (and Other Ruthless Dangers of Autumn Motorcycle Riding!)

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It can be easy to let your guard down when riding in the fall. If you’ve been riding all summer, the break from the heat is exhilarating. And, of course, there are all the gorgeous autumn colors. As pleasant as the ride may be, it is important to stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

First Ride Impressions: 2013 Honda Grom 125cc

Employee's wife poses on his Grom in front of our retail store

Honda has been selling this epic little beast overseas as the MSX125 since early 2013.  I’ve had my eye on it since I first heard pre-release rumors of its coming debut this side of the Pond.  Several friends of mine had pre-ordered them as early as July. Last week, one of our employees here at Motorcycle Closeouts bought one.

Gear Review: Caught in the Rain – Fly 2-Piece Rain Suit

Laurie in Fly Rainsuit

Like many of the employees here at MotorcycleCloseouts, I frequently ride to work.  Unlike any other employee, I don’t have a choice; a motorcycle is currently my sole form of transportation.  And unlike more fortunate areas of this country, Kansas City does not have consistently ideal motorcycling weather.  Not only can it be unfriendly to riders in the KC area, it can be unpredictable.