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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER May is finally here and the biking community is in full swing. We have some great rides going on this month. Take a minute to read through this month’s Full Throttle and see where all the fun is going to be throughout May. We are in full swing on July 11 at the Old Sunset Ford lot for the FTM 7th Annual Grease Gears and Grooves car and bike show. We are looking for vendors and a couple more Sponsors to put this year’s event far over the top of any GGG from the past. Last years GGG far exceeded anything prior and we want to bust that attendance record this year. The money we donate this year will go to our good friends at B.A.C.A.. If you are interested in being a Vendor or Sponsor send an email to me at publisher@fullthrottle-magazine.com before we fill up. We are limiting the vendor space this year and it will be on a first come first in placement. Be sure and mark your calendars for Saturday July 11th for the 7th Annual GGG. If you miss this you will miss the event of the summer. I want to make sure everyone attends the 9th Annual Lake of the Ozark Bikefest starting September 17 and running through the 21st. This is Missouri’s largest Multi Biking Event of the year. If you have never been to Bikefest you are missing out on a great time. Full Throttle Magazine is a sponsor and we have lots of fun things happening this year. We are looking for a few more Vendors for the number one Vendor Village at Dog Days Bar & Grill. If you would like more info about being a Vendor, drop me an email. This event is going to be a blast. We are right on the lake and will have live music, lots of exciting Vendors along with great food and drinks every day of the event. There will be a number of awesome scenic rides to take and we can’t forget about the Passport Ride that you can win a “NEW” 2015 Harley Davidson. Full Throttle will be home based at the Inn at Grand Glaze and we have secured a “Special” rate for our readers and fans. Better get on the phone and call Grand Glaze at 800348-4731 and reserve your room today before these special rate rooms have all sold out. Be sure and tell them you are a Full Throttle V.I.P. pass holder and get the “Special” room rate we have secured for you. There are only a limited numbers of these rooms so call today. I am looking forward to seeing all of you this year at the many great rides and events in our area. If you have any question about any event, bike night or ride, feel free to email us and ask us for more information. As always, ride safe and see you on the road with Full Throttle Magazine. Bob

East Delmar is a Midwest based Rock Band that has just released their debut album titled “The Art of Being Indifferent”. The duo of Kevin David Cunningham (Vocals) and Randy Evans (Guitar) have been playing music together since 2010. You can catch them on their Midwest tour this summer wrapping things up at The “Runway Loud” National Fashion Show in Branson MO on August 15th, 2015.

Alexis Fuwell, a Midwest based singer has made plenty of noise racking up thousands of plays on soundcloud in less than a month. The singer/actress/model teamed up with songwriter/producer, Randy Evans, to record her first EP. It’s set to be released in August. You can catch her on tour with East Delmar this summer wrapping things up at the Runway Loud Fashion Show in Branson, MO on August 15th. Alexis is also Runway Loud’s 2014/2015 Top Model so not only will she be performing her music, you can also catch her headlining the fashion show. Check her out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/alexisfuwellmusic Or on Soundcloud at: www.soundcloud.com/alexis-fuwell

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Dot Robinson is considered a pioneer for promoting if they would like to run a dealership. Soon afterward motorcycling for women in the middle of the 20th century. the couple moved to Detroit and opened a successful In 1941, Robinson helped form the Harley-Davidson dealership, Motor Maids, an organization for which they ran until 1971. women who enjoyed motorcycling. Robinson also opened doors for In 1934, Dot entered her first women riders in the competition Jack Pine National Endurance arena. A regular competitor in Championship in her home state endurance runs in the 1930s, ‘40s and of Michigan. By 1940, Dot won the ‘50s, Robinson’s desire to race came famous Jack Pine in the sidecar under attack. Attempts were made class, becoming the first woman to to prevent her from participating win in AMA national competition. in the sport she loved. But she She repeated the feat in 1946. persevered and was allowed to Dot (on the right) with Her Daughter Betty Photo Credit: Bytes Blogspot compete, making it possible for While attending the Laconia other women to race in later years. national in 1940, Dot was approached by a New England rider named Linda Dugeau Robinson was born on April 22, 1912, in Australia, and was a about starting a women’s riding organization. Within a motorcyclist even before her birth. When her mother went year, the Motor Maids was established. The organization into labor with Dot, her father, James Goulding, loaded was instrumental in convincing many women to try Dot’s mother into a sidecar rig and dashed off to the hospital. motorcycling for themselves. Motor Maid activities were covered extensively with a monthly column for years in Goulding was a sidecar designer and amateur racer and American Motorcyclist magazine. In the 1950s, Dot began his designs were renowned for their reliability. Goulding wearing her trademark pink riding outfits. She turned away moved to the United States to expand his sidecar from the traditional black leather outfits after movies of the business. The Goulding family made America home day portrayed black-leather-clad motorcyclists as outlaws. in 1918 and eventually settled in Saginaw, Michigan, running a motorcycle dealership. Dot grew up around After the Robinsons sold their dealership in 1971, the motorcycles and started riding at a young age. She met couple traveled extensively by motorcycle. Dot’s favorite her future husband, Earl, while she was in high school. trip was a 6,000-mile excursion through the country of her birth, Australia. Earl died in 1996, but Dot kept “Everyday after school, Earl would come to the right on riding until January of 1998 at the age of 85, shop to buy one part or another,” Robinson when knee replacement surgery made it too difficult recalled. “By the time we were married, Earl to get on and off her sidecar rig. She figured she had probably had enough parts to start his own store.” totaled a million and a half miles in her years of riding. The Robinsons were married in 1931 and both participated in endurance runs and races. Dot earned her first trophy in 1930 at the Flint 100 Endurance race. After the couple made a record transcontinental run together in 1935, Harley-Davidson asked the Robinsons

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S WIT C HI NG T u r b o Hydramatic T H 4 0 0 transmission w a s introduced as a 3 speed in 1964 as “Turbo Hydra-Matic” in Cadillac’s and “Super Turbine” in Buick’s. It is more commonly known today as the Turbo 400 (TH400).


handle upwards of 2000 HP, where you get better gear ratios and splits because the engine spins longer in its effective power band. So the engine isn’t dropping as many RPM compared to a Powerglide. Plus once you’re already moving at a higher speed, you don’t need as much torque to keep going. So why not get rid of a gear to not sacrifice more torque than needed for a race? You’ll gain even more speed and still keep your engine RPM down.

This transmission displays greater strength and efficiency ever developed by the “Big Three” A car doesn’t accelerate as hard at peak torque auto manufactures. RPM in 2nd gear as it does in 1st Equipped with gear; meaning your 1st gear is a planetary gear the key here. The transmission design with overmultiplies the torque coming from running clutches that the engine by a factor equal to the alleviate the need to gear ratio. In racing; more torque simultaneously release means jumping off the line faster. and engage movement To do this you raise the gear ratio. between gears; and A higher numerical ratio is a lower a switch pitch torque gear. The wheels converter with a will make fewer variable-pitch stator, rotations for providing the ability of the every engine vanes in the converter to rotation, and change their angled pitch that makes to reduce forced friction. for quicker acceleration, but Drag racers from bracket a lower top end. racing to Pro Modifides tend to prefer the 2 speed The goal in Powerglide over the TH400 the math on behalf of the gear ratios. configuration But the T400 can handle high is to match the doses of input torque by its gear ratios of large multi-plate clutch and the transmission cast iron center support. So what about an alternative with the rear end to get off the starting line while choice of making that TH400 into a 2 speed?! meeting an applicable engine RPM and wheel speed at the finish line. Wheels are round like To start off with, the factory gear sets of the 3 speed gears too you know, and have to be factored in the

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equation. Having more space to work with your weight, so the blade geometry of the stator and/or transmission gears also allows for a variety of turbine needs measurement changing to handle combinations when factoring in different engine the difference in force rotation of the impeller. and tire sizes. More powerful cars need that smaller numbered low The Powerglide has fewer internals and gear to get the needed power hook. a lower (numerically) 1st gear than a TH400, and therefore requires slightly The lower you go in the gear set, less power and torque multiplication to the larger in circular size the actual turn. This leads to the only one concern gear becomes. The Powerglide limits that has to be dealt with; the TH400 utilization of lower gears, and you robs horsepower. This is due to having run out of space. The TH400 has two sets of gears running as opposed to MORE ROOM in the casing (which one, and a drum spinning faster than the also means less rotating weight). As engine RPM and then stopping. When in you can remove the center support switching to a 2 speed, you just lower and intermediate clutches that are the gear ratio to produce more torque, the second gear shifts in a 3 speed. but you planned on doing that anyway. Also, you won’t need as deeper of a rear So instead, with some alterations to gear as you would with the Powerglide the valve body, you will now operate now to have comparable times down off the forward and direct clutches, and the track. But if you’re feeling froggy, the rear band. Your 1st gear ratio can you can run a much lower (high fit lower than 1.58 as a 2 speed TH400; numerically) rear end gear with a lower even as low as a 1.31 for 1st gear. numerical 1st transmission gear so the Obviously the closer you are 1:1 at the engine can reach an even higher RPM. shift point there’s less of a gear split, so there’s lack in RPM drop with the What you can take away from this is that crankshaft spinning at the same speed as with a 2 speed Turbo 400 Transmission: the transmission output shaft. You want You will have a softer hit off the line your engine to fall back in the sweet spot since there’s less torque multiplication; of its torque curve and continue to build You can run more rear end gears, and RPM throughout the run when shifting. create the same if not better launch; The TH400 will be smoother than the Keep in mind you’ll have to do some Powerglide during the gear shift, and tweaking of the torque converter you won’t kill your tires. Also, you too. Physically speaking; more gears have a wider range of gear selection to means less effort and easier work load on the optimize by removing the rotating weight of the 2nd torque converter. Considering you’re taking a gear gear clutch pack from the 3 speed. You now have the away, it’s going to flash at a higher RPM trying capability for your engine to reach its operating RPM to get it to stall speed. The converter has more to make more power before reaching the finish line. work to do in order to move the same amount of

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Your One Stop Shop Craig Beare has always had a fascination with motorcycles and just before his sixteenth birthday, with a fist full of one dollar bills, he purchased his first bike which was a Honda. He had two week to teach himself to ride it before his sixteenth birthday and that morning at 9:00 his went up to the DMV, got his license, took the summer off and road!

motorcycle parts store. Craig approach Danny with an idea of become equal partners hence, D & C Cycles was created. They started out just selling parts and quickly got involved in motorcycle repair. If it had two wheels they worked on them.

In 1983 Danny had an opportunity to go a different direction and decided to Let Craig Throughout his life Craig was a natural when take over. Craig, still needing someone to help it came to anything run the shop, brought automotive. He worked in a gentleman by the on cars, trucks; semi’s, name of Dave Gaulden. and even worked on (Thank goodness that Firetrucks. At one his first name started point in his life he was with a “D” right?) approached by the fire chief and was asked if he In 1984, D & C Cycles, wanted to be a fire fighter. moved to their current Craig thought that location on North Center would be an interesting in Eureka, Missouri. career so he went for it. Throughout the years Once getting involved Dave and Craig did in being a fire fighter, he what they love to do quickly realized that he and in the early 1990 had a greater passion they decided to scale the for motorcycles and the business back to just automotive industry. working on Harley’s and That fascination kept growing and in 1975 he customs. They no longer work on any bought a 1953 Harley-Davidson Pan Head. Japanese manufactured motorcycles. In the late 1970’s he had an opportunity to move to Colorado. He packed up and headed west. He bought a house and worked out there for a couple of years and in 1981 decided that he wanted to move back to Missouri and take six months off to just relax and have fun.

By 1995 Dave and Craig dissolved their partnership and Craig became the sole owner of D & C Cycles. Craig is 62 years old now and still loves every minute of it. His store is a complete one stop shop; from complete motorcycle performance, custom parts, apparel, accessories, and service. So, the next time you need an anything related to your About two week into his lazy day’s he was getting a bike, Craig Beare, at D & C Cycles, will take care bit bored. Looking through a newspaper, he saw a of everything from fender to fender. Located at 123 help wanted ad. A Gentleman by the name of Danny North Center | Eureka, MO 63025 | 636-938-4343. Sides was looking for someone to help him run his Page 20 www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com

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Stretched Bags, Side Panels and Fender with Flush mounted lights When looking into converting to a stretched look on the back end of your bagger, there are many options. There is fiberglass, plastic, and even metal. Whatever you decide to use, make sure to choose all of your products for the conversion from the same company. This will help insure a good fit. Also be aware of the quality of the parts you buy. Sometimes you get what you pay for. When installing parts for our customers we use Curry Customs products. Their products are made of quality fiberglass. We choose fiberglass because it allows us to give a custom fit to our customers exhaust. When we install the bags and fender, we mold it around the exhaust. This gives it a custom fit to your exhaust. Almost every bag and fender produced comes with a generic cut out for exhaust.

Slide the fender into place on the rear of the bike and bolt it up. You may have to loosen the exhaust and push it out of the way. Make sure that the fender is set straight and lines up with the tire. Check all clearances. On bikes prior to 2009 with detachable mount kits, you will need to cut holes in the fender side panels to allow the bracket to come through. Now you can install the saddlebags. If you are using the stretched side panels, they will need to be attached to your stock panels and then installed. Make sure everything lines up and has good clearance. Now if you’re going to install flush mounted LED lights, you need to determine what style and where you’re going to locate them. When we install them we use Hi Tech LED flush mount lights and install them into the side panels of the rear fender. These will be used as running When removing lights, brake lights, and turn signals. Make sure you your stock bags and purchase lights that can function as all 3. You may also fender, do not cut need a module to convert your bike to use this function. any wires. Unplug Once you determine where you want to mount the lights, wiring as you will use you can make a template of the lens and cut it out of the when installing the location you have chosen. Remember measure twice cut new products. You once. The lights can be installed by making a bracket or will have to remove some even use epoxy. You may want your painter to look at the hardware from the lights and have them install the lights into the fender. the fender and the Once everything is fit and ready you can disassemble and hardware and lids send to the painter. Sometimes it is easier to take the whole from the saddlebags. bike to your painter and let them see what the need to do Now we start the to fit things and make sure things are aligned properly. mock up stage. This is a very important stage. Start with the fender. Install They will be able to achieve the custom fit because they the 4 mount nuts that were on the sides of the stock fender. have the tools and materials needed to complete the job.

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There once was a farmer who was raising 3 daughters on his own. He was very concerned about their well being and always did his best to watch out for them. As they entered their late teens the girls dated, and on this particular evening all three of his girls were going out on a date. This was the first time this had occurred. As was his custom, he would greet the young suitor at the door holding his shotgun, not to menace or threaten but merely to ensure that the young man knew who was boss. The doorbell rang and the first of the boys arrived. Father answered the door and the lad said, “Hi, my name’s Joe, I’m here for Flo. We’re going to the show, is she ready to go?” The father looked him over and sent the kids on their way. The next lad arrived and said, “My name’s Eddie, I’m here for Betty, we’re gonna get some spaghetti, is she ready?” Father felt this one was okay too, so off the two kids went. The final young man arrived and the farmer opened the

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A guy walks into a bar looking frustrated. The bartender asks, “What’s the matter?” The guy replies, “Well I’ve got these two horses and I can’t tell them apart. I don’t know if I’m mixing up riding times or even feeding them the right foods.” The bartender suggests, “Why don’t you try shaving the tail of one of the horses?” The guy says, “That sounds like a good idea, I think I’ll try it.” A few months later, he returns to the bar in worse condition. “I shaved the tail of one of the horses, but it grew back and I can’t tell them apart again!” The bartender says, “Why don’t you try shaving the mane?” A few months later the guy is back. “I shaved the mane of one of the horses, but it grew back!” The bartender yells, “Just measure the damn horses. Perhaps one is slightly taller that the other one!” The guy storms out of the bar. The next day, the guy runs into the bar. “It worked, it worked!” he exclaims. “I measured the horses, and the black one is two inches taller than the white one!”

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of choice of course is the motorcycle. That is some serious saddle time and the right of passage for most is to make the ride from our beautiful city to the Black Hills in one day. There is a big difference between “riding all day” on a Sunday through Missouri wine country and really committing to a true “Iron By this time of year Butt” ride. we have all submitted Planning ahead our vacation requests, and making the the route has been right choices for carefully planned, the you and your crew you’re riding with bike are crucial has cleared all proper to the success back ground checks and enjoyment and have passed the of your trip. standardized “I can M a k i n g spend a week with these Classic Americana H-D Hammock seat the wrong guys without killing purchase for them” test! As I can only guess many of you have made one simple plan this year. The 75th your adventure can really turn your trip anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle rally! into a huge pain in the ass! (This pun is Marshall Tucker approved and intended) back Full Throttle readers and riders! Spring has sprung and we are all back in the saddle and enjoying our two wheeled toys again!

It is 977 miles With that being from good ole St. Louie said let’s talk seats! to the front door of the I personally feel that Sturgis Motorcycle this is one of the most rally, that’s roughly 13 important pieces hours give or take a few to the puzzle that depending if your lead is your motorcycle guy is a throttle jockey experience. Put your or grandpa wristed. As butt on the wrong we all know there are saddle and it can many ways to get to the Classic Americana H-D Road Zeppelin seat really ruin the ride and rally, some fly and rent bikes, some trailer or toy haul but the transport the fun for you all together! Some bikes are built www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com Page 42 Page 42 www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com

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be “seating” me! with simply style in balance and control. mind and that generally Having to pull over means the rider will often to stretch the legs suffer for the look, and regain feeling to I.E my Sporty build. the ole rump shaker can She is fast, fun, sexy, be a nuisance and time original and definitely consuming hassle. More NOT a bike I would time in the saddle means want to ride for a 1000 more ground covered miles! Would I try? Bet and a happy bum! your ass I would! But I can only imagine the As with everything in ILe Para King Cobra Seat beating I would take! our amazing industry there are millions of choices to Now yes, putting a big fluffy seat like a choose from. Mustang, Corbin, Saddlemen, Le Harley-Davidson Sundowner on your bike will Pera, Danny Grey and the list goes on and on. indeed ruin the look of your ride but remember, But know that Harley makes some great seats it’s not the view from the outside looking in you and should be one of the first options you explore. will be enjoying, From the Sundowner and it’s the view from Hammock touring seats behind the bars dedicated to keeping you looking out that in the saddle longer to the matters. Having Brawler seat that is low, the proper sleek, sexy and not very lumbar support, comfortable yet achieves at the base of that custom chopped look your back along you are going for! In the with better width end it is going to be form to disperse your or function. You have to be Mustang Seat weight properly will make all the difference in the one to make that decision. I am here to help the world! Let’s not forget the main reason why you reach that with some amazing tools from we change over to a more comfortable seat, our Harley like our demo seat program that allows passengers! As annoying as “numb butt” can to you test out some of the Harley line up before be to the rider, it can affect our passengers as you buy! So stop on by St. Charles Harleywell causing them to constantly move around to Davidson and trust your ass to some class! get comfortable and in turn affecting the riders Thanks for stopping by and y’all enjoy the ride! www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com Page 43

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you remember the Chevrolet VEGA? It was a sub-compact car that you saw a ton of in the early to mid-1970’s. Between the years 1971-1977, Chevy produced a variety of body styles; 2-door Hatchback, Notchback, Wagon, and a Panel Delivery. All of which came with the Mighty inline fourcylinder engine. My favorite was the Panel Delivery. Although in 1975 they also offered a Cosworth VEGA. Which also had a 4 cylinder but was all-aluminum 122 cubic inches with DOHC. Only 5000 of those engines were made. The VEGA received praise and awards including the 1971 Motor Trend Car of the Year. As the years went by, problems started to appear; the engineering, reliability, safety, rust, and believe it or not ENGINE durability. If you follow GM at all you still hear the name Bill Mitchell. He was vice-president of design staff and was chief stylist. You have to wonder if he designed these cars for what so many Hot Rodders and Racers had in mind. The available engines, if you were lucky enough to own a ’71, were a 90 HP @4,400 rpm & 136

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Muscle C “It’s Just lb-ft torque @2,400 rpm. Or an optional 110 HP @4,800 rpm & 138 lb-ft torque @ 3,200 rpm. But as the years went by you saw a drastic change to the lowest HP in 1976 at only 70 HP. For the last year in production it went back up to an Outstanding 84 Horse Power. Although Chevrolet was testing several different types of engines they had a special one that was not very well known. In July 1972 Hot Rod tested it out; it was a Prototype Vega fitted with an all-aluminum V8. The last of several 283 cu in (4.6 L) units used in the “CERV I” research & development vehicle. It was bored out to 302 cu in, high compression, “097 Duntov” cam, cast iron intake, and Quadrojet carb. With a stock Turbo, stock Vega rear end, and street tires it ran a sub-14 second quarter mile. Now that’s more like it! And that is exactly what Ron Conroy has been thinking about for years. Ron has been into race cars for as long as I’ve known him. I can’t think of a time when he hasn’t been talking about getting a VEGA to go racing. He also owns a very well-known Monte Carlo, and if you know Ron, you most likely know what the Monte Carlo’s tail lights look like. He loves Small Blocks so don’t even

Car Mania a Race Car” bring up BBC around him. Ron had been watching want ads for quite some time; chasing down many Vega’s, but none of them would do. Ron finally found “The One”. He ended up finding one out of state and was willing to pay for it. He loaded up his trailer and grabbed a hand full of cash and headed out of town. This was it, the one he was waiting for. Unfortunately the seller didn’t quite understand the art of negotiation. Just as Ron was getting back into his truck to leave “without” the car; the seller realized that Ron was serious and a deal was struck. Ron left with the car in tow.

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The body and paint on the car was starting to show its age but Ron didn’t want to re-do the whole car, so he brought me, “Showcar Specialist”, just the frontend to restore. I smoothed out the rough edges and painted it for a nice shine and less drag going down the track. The slick paint and all of the improvements Ron made must have worked because the 1st time out this year it already ran 10.08 at 132mph. Like Ron always says: It’s Just a Race Car!!!

This 1972 Vega had been built into a full-on race car years ago but there is nothing wrong with Old School technology. He raced the Vega pretty much as is the 1st year with the best time of 10.35 @129mph. Over this past winter Ron did some changes to the car and he rebuilt the SBC. He knows SBC very well; I have one of his in my car too. The Vega now sports a 383 Stroker with 14.1 compression, “Dart” PRO1 heads, Comp roller cam, “Eagle” H-beam rods, forged “Eagle” crankshaft and topped with a 750 “Demon” carb. To get the Launch just right he has a Trans Brake with a 2-step, “TCI” 4800 rpm stall convertor in a Turbo 350 transmission spinning the driveshaft rather quickly to the “Dana” 60 rear end with 4:56 gears. With the Rack & Pinion steering and coil-over shocks the car handles real well even with the huge slicks in the modified rear wheel openings.

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We have all heard, “April Showers Bring May Flowers”. In our area of the Midwest its more like, “May Tornadoes Bring Hail The Size of Potatoes!”. There is always a risk of being caught in the rain while riding. However, the weather related risks in our area of the United States are a lot more than a shower. Hail can fall at over 100 mph and I have had the pleasure of riding in it (with helmet) until I quickly found cover. Wet roads provide interesting safety hazards also. How can we minimize these risks and ensure a safe ride?

Weather Technology Always check the weather report before riding. Meteorology has made huge advances in the last couple of years due to technology and computer generated models. The internet has many websites to reference for an up to date, on the spot weather forecast. I usually use www.weather.gov, www.weather.com or www.weatherunderground.com. There is no guarantee that the report will be 100% accurate. This is why they call it a “Forecast”. Doctors “Practice” medicine and we still trust them to some degree. It is a good idea to check the weather forecasts for all areas of a motorcycle ride’s route. It may be sunny and clear in St Louis while Farmington is battin’ down the hatches for a storm on a northwest to southeast track. Smart phones also have the ability to provide on the spot weather forecasts using the internet and applications. I just downloaded an app for my phone called “My Radar”. There are many choices and all of which will keep you informed. Pay close attention to the weather by checking it periodically while out on a ride and plan to take cover in advance of a weather event. How many of us have witnessed riders fail at an attempt to outrun a storm? It is usually too late if there are big black clouds on the horizon. Slippery When Wet There are slippery surfaces and traps on many parts of the road during and following a rain event. We need to identify these hazards and avoid them because an out of control slide on two wheels

is the opposite of our objective. Not to mention, it just looks retarded and ruins everyones day. Rubber surfaces at railroad crossings and painted lines, signs and crosswalks on road surfaces can be challenging. Metal surfaces such as railroad rails, bridge grates, metal plates and manhole covers can catch us off guard also. Keep the bike straight up and turn slowly over these types of surfaces. Puddles, Ruts and Tires Avoid puddles, they may be much deeper than expected. A puddle can easily grab the front tire of a motorcycle (hydroplane), throw it off balance and change its path of travel. Ride in the path of the tire trails left by vehicles in front of you since it will be the area on the road with the least amount of water on it. Another option is to ride the middle of the road to avoid the lakes left by years of tire ruts. Make sure riders increase distance to give everyone room to avoid hazards and stop if needed. Never ride a motorcycle with low tread or bald tires on wet roads. There is no possible way to maintain a traction patch if your tires are unable to disperse water. Hydroplaning is unavoidable without traction and the motorcycle will fall. Wind A constant side wind and gusts can be a challenge to the most experienced rider and it can easily take a motorcycle off of the road. Lean into the wind to maintain position. Keep the motorcycle on the side of the lane that the wind is blowing from. This will leave extra room for the motorcycle to stay on the road if a big blast of wind moves the motorcycle over a bit. A group of riders should be riding single file in heavy winds. Spring is always a challenge for motorcycle riders. It is always a gamble when the weather forecast shows a 50% chance of thunderstorms. Don’t let the weather keep you off the road. Stay vigilant through modern technology to avoid weather related hazards and enjoy a fantastic ride!

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