THE EVOLUTION OF MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

Ever wondered what the different motorcycle safety laws out there are, and how they first came to be? Or how many billions of miles have been driven by motorcycles since the 1960′s? Did you know that only recently, it was required to have directional lights on your motorcycle?  Well, check out the info graphic below to follow how motorcycle safety laws slowly evolved from the day motorcycles were first invented in 1883 to the present-and remember, always ride safe!

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FIRST EVER HARLEY DAVIDSON HYBRID MOTO-CAR-CYCLE ( NO THIS IS NOT A JOKE)

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Ever heard of a hybrid between a motorcycle and car? Me neither, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. Why you ask? I don’t know, but maybe this guy just loves motorcycles and priuses?-who knows…

So check it out, this dude took a 2008 Toyota Prius and replaced its original engine with a 1986 Sportster 883 engine, that had been bored out to give 1100cc’s of power. Using a modified Prius differential, the front wheels are able to deliver power to the engine via a chain.  He dropped in a 4 speed transmission and voila: the world’s first ever Toyota-Harley hybrid moto-car-cycle! (Dr. Frankenstein would be so proud!)  Most of the vehicle is part car however, as it has retained its original mirrors, wheels, and car body.

All kidding aside though, the car not only runs, but it was actually used and competed in the 24 hours of LeMons.  For those of you interested in purchasing it, well, you’re in luck, as it’s currently for sale on ebay.

According to the seller,   the description states:

“If you are the type to whine about undisclosed damage after the completion of the sale, don’t friggin’ bid on this. While the title and the donor car itself are 100% clean and (despite appearances) there’s no previous accident for this car, consider it a total POS. That about sums it up.”

The ToyoHog is registered and insured and has never been in an accident. The seller will also throw in the remnants of the original Sportster motorcycle who’s engine was taken and installed in the “ToyoHog”, (though the Harley no longer runs).  The owner also says he will throw in several spare parts including a 1994 1200cc Sportster engine with a five speed transmission and various pistons and cylinder heads.

The one drawback I found however, was that the design kept the original steering wheel and pedals.  I would have loved for the steering and throttle control to have been changed to handlebars and grips, but maybe that will be available in next year’s model.  We’ll have to wait and see!

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Womens Motorcycle Club -the “Miss-Fires”

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The “Miss-Fires” as they are know, is a 31 member-strong, women’s motorcycle club located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Formed about 5 months ago, their club is both unique and uncommon. What makes this club so unique, is not only that it is a womens motorcycle club, which isn’t all too common when it comes to motorcycle clubs, but that their club also operates as a school of sorts. They meet a few times a week at a place called, Motorgrrl garage, and have what is known as “shop talk”-where they work on mostly vintage motorcycles, including Moto Guzzi’s, and vintage Honda bikes such as Honda CB models. The bikes they work on are their own and they learn and teach each other while working on each other’s bikes. They do motorcycle maintenance and even engine rebuilds.

Most importantly however, they love to ride, which is reserved for the weekends and some members have raced in professional events such as the American Motorcyclist Association’s Vintage Dirt Track National Championship.

Keep up the good work ladies, you rock!

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HILARIOUS MOTORCYCLE PICS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY! CHECK ‘EM OUT!

 

Remember Safety First! Always wear your helmet-even if you’re a dog!

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That’s the spirit! Through rain or shine, sleet or snow-can’t let that stop me from riding!

That’s one way to get motorists attention!

I wonder how much horsepower (pun intended) that vehicle has?

Don’t you hate it when that happens?

I wouldn’t say he’s a “hell’s angel”, but he’s definitely an angel!

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cool article on how to ride a motorcycle by illinoisharley

Originally posted on illinoisharley:

Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Then you can learn to ride a motorcycle. All it takes is balance, knowledge, and practice. Follow the steps below and enjoy the most epic journey of your life!

FIRST STEP
You need to obtain your motorcycle permit by passing a written test at your DMV. Don’t worry if you do not pass the first time; just get back in line and try again. Here are some practice questions to help you make the grade.

Start by getting familiar with the laws, requirements, and rights of motorcycle riders in your state. This may sound dull, but is essential to safe riding. If you need motivation we suggest finding a riding class that covers all you need to know.

RULES OF THE ROAD
This is what you learned before you got behind the wheel of a car–the same goes for bikes…

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