Favorite Motorcycle Memories

Favorite Motorcycle Memories

We forget many things in life, but for those of us who ride, there are certain memories with our bikes that will stay with us forever. So what about you? What’s one of your favorite motorcycle memories?

Below is a sampling of favorite motorcycle memories from riders like you. Take a minute to read their stories and you’ll probably find yourself thinking, “Something like that happened to me too!” If you feel so inclined, leave the community one of your most fond riding memories in the comment section below. Who knows, it just might be featured in our next Motorcycle Memory blog.

David from Ohio/Wisconson:

“First trip out west to Sturgis, Mount Rushmore, Devils tower, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.”

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sccaz from Kansas:

“Going down a hill in the woods without brakes(unknowingly), dodging trees along the way, only to have an excessively abrupt stop at the bottom due to a ditch that prevented me from blindly crossing a county road on my childhood friends Indian 80. Oh, and I was screaming like a girl too. Wasn’t ashamed at that point, lol. Not necessarily a favorite, but definitely memorable.”

Dennis from Arizona:

“So many, but this was my first motorcycle tour, on my first “freeway legal” mount. This is King’s Canyon…or Sequoia, National Park. It froze and snowed and rained all the way home. Good times. I was hooked!”

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NVSB4 from Texas:

“My best was probably taking a long ride with a group of long-time friends up into Arkansas before both couples moved away. We camped out that night and shared several bottles of wine and countless stories. Strangely enough, my bike broke down the next day (it was a H-D by the way) and it had to be towed. The wife and I had to ride on the back of some of the other’s bikes, but didn’t seem to spoil the trip.”

Ron from Washington State:

“A few years ago we had stopped at the McDonalds in Leavenworth, Wa. When we came out to the bike there was a woman sitting in a Mercedes next to the bike. She ask if it was our bike. Said yes. She said, “It is the most Elegant motorcycle I’ve ever seen.” Couldn’t help but grin all afternoon.”

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Daryl from Alberta, Canada:

“1985 summer. We rode from here to Sandpoint Idaho on the 1200 Interstate and took a “short detour” into the Bitteroot Mountains near Thompson Pass on our way to the first time on the Going to the Sun road. Was a totally idealic location. But what really made it memorable was the campground hosts (when they saw our Alberta plate) asked “How in the tarnation did you find us way back here in the middle of nowhere?” I replied “we followed the map.” He said ” Sonny, (I was the ripe old age of 28) lemme see that there map.” so I showed him. “Hey Ethel, did you know we’s on the dad gum map?”

For the life of me I can’t recall the name of the state campground, and the map book is long gone, but that conversation will stick with me forever.”

What about you? What is one of your favorite motorcycle memories? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments section below and you could be featured in one of our future blogs!

Rick’s Rides Episode 2: San Diego Coast

Join WingStuff owner, Rick Arnoldo, as he rides some of the best roads that California has to offer in our series, Rick’s Rides. Some renowned and others a bit more obscure, they will be roads that remove you from the hectic pace of city life and move you on an adventure! In each episode, Rick will reflect on the ride and give the viewer an up close look at what the road has to offer.

In this episode, Rick’s Rides is cruising the San Diego Coast. Rick starts out on the historic 101 highway in downtown on Broadway. Then he makes his way through beautiful Point Loma to visit the Cabrillo National Monument and Memorial as well as the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. He also rides through a handful of other coastal beach towns such as Mission Beach, La Jolla, Oceanside and more. In total, the trip is approximately 54 miles and 2.5 hours long. This tends to be a relaxing run, where you can get a nice view of the ocean and breathe in the coastal air.

What did you think about the video? Have you ridden the San Diego Coast? Any thoughts or advice when riding this road? Let us know in the comment section below.

Keep an eye out for our next installment of Rick’s Rides, Episode 3: Orange County Coast

A Travel Kit Every SafeRider Should Have

A Travel Kit Every SafeRider Should Have

The riding season is upon us. All our hard winter work has paid off as we roll out our bikes, get out on the open road and explore. We’ve made our lists of general maintenance items and accessories that we needed and meticulously worked on our motorcycles with loving care. And now it’s time to reap the fruit of our labor. We hear the call of freedom that the open road offers.

But, do we have everything we need for the ride? Are all the essentials stowed away in our saddlebags? That’s’ where the SafeRider Travel Kit comes in. It’s packed with 8 must-have items that every SafeRider should own at a ridiculously low price: Stop & Go Tubeless Pocket Tire Plugger in case you get a flat, 14-In-1 Multi-Purpose Screwdriver, Aluminum Multitool for those MacGyver moments, LED Pocket Inspection Light, Pencil Tire Guage, Motion Pro Nitro Tape, an assortment of zip ties, and the SafeRider First Aid Kit.

You never know what could happen out there. Always be prepared for the road ahead or help out a fellow stranded motorcyclist. Get one today and be a SafeRider!

What do you think? Are there items that you would add to or take away from this travel kit? Let us know in the comments section below.

Curb Ninja KO’s Your Motorcycle Parking Woes

Curb Ninja KO’s Your Motorcycle Parking Woes

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Ah, technology. When working, it makes life much easier and efficient. When it doesn’t, well, that’s another matter.

Case in point: A newish moblle app for your cell phone, Curb Ninja, which allows a community or riders to help other riders find the best spot to park their motorcycle. It’s intended to help the rider avoid costly parking tickets and/or become sandwiched between two cars.

Our favorite part about Curb Ninja is that they’ve included searchable motorcycle-friendly businesses such as repair and parts shops, mechanics, and restaurants. These commercial listings include images, contact info, website links, and descriptions for added convenience. How cool is that?

The application might work great for riders who regularly commute through congested, urban cities or undergo a cross country ride and for some reason end up in a metropolitan area like San Diego or Chicago. However, it probably won’t do much for those of us who live in more wide open spaces where parking spots are in abundance. Still, it’s a pretty cool notion: Riders helping fellow riders to make their lives a little bit easier and pay it forward. Isn’t that how it ought to be anyways?

Watch Curb Ninja’s Promo Video:

Check out the full article on :  CurbNinja Mobile App Makes Motorcycle Parking Easier

What about you? Would you find this app to be helpful for when you ride? Do you ever find yourself riding around too long, searching for parking spot? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

How To Install An F4 Scratch Resistant Windshield

F4 considers itself the world’s most advanced windshield, particularly for the GL1800 Honda Goldwing. WingStuff’s founder and owner, Rick Arnoldo, installed one on his GL1800 a couple years back and loves it! Check out his thoughts on it below:

As you heard if you watched the video above, Rick’s windshield has proven to be long-lasting and durable. These chemical resistant windshields are so tough they resist scratching even when rubbed with steel wool! Say what?! Ok, we didn’t try that, but we did use paper towels and windex! Not a scratch.

If you’re in the market for a new windshield and considering F4, take a minute to watch our video above, then watch our short install video to see how easy it is to install it on a Goldwing:

What do you think? Do you own an F4? If not, would you consider one? Was this helpful for you as you consider what windshield is right for you? We want to hear from you! Let us know in the comments section below. As always, ride safe and enjoy!