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April 07, 2016
Motorcycle Passenger Etiquette
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

Motorcycle riding is an experience that can be very customized to the desires or requirements of the individual. One of those variables involves the need or desire to carry passengers on rides. Some people ride with passengers on vacation trips, on commutes, or any variation thereof. Others absolutely abstain from carrying passengers for any number […]

March 06, 2016
Motorcycle Helmet Safety Tips
Posted in: Product Reviews
by Riders Plus

Make sure your helmet is DOT (Department of Transportation) approved. This certifies that the helmets have been through extensive testing and meet minimum safety guidelines. Do not wear novelty helmets that are not DOT approved. Helmets should have an inner liner usually about one-inch thick of firm polystyrene foam. Sometimes the inner liner will not be visible, but you should be […]

February 20, 2016
I Can Only Ride One Motorcycle At A Time
Posted in: Riders+ Parking Lot
by Riders Plus

Let’s start by clarifying what insurance companies can and cannot do. Motorcycle insurance policies are contracts. The terms of the contract are either regulated by law and universally applicable to all Ontario policyholders, or are specifically approved by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to be applied in specific circumstances by insurance companies who have […]

February 18, 2016
Spring Bike Preparation
Posted in: Maintenance Issues
by Riders Plus

Getting your bike ready to go back out on the road in the spring should be much more than a slap-dash checklist of must-do issues. This is your bike, your pride and joy, your ticket to freedom and adventure. It must gleam in detailed perfection, run in absolute mechanical harmony. Getting your bike ready for […]

February 02, 2016
Your Motorcycle Insurance Renewal
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

Your motorcycle insurance renewal is laying on your desk, waiting to be opened. This document arrives at your home roughly a month or a month and a half before your renewal date, once a year if you have a 12 month term as most insured motorcycle owners in Ontario do. The first page (although it […]

November 18, 2015
Preparing Your Motorcycle for the Winter
Posted in: Maintenance Issues
by Riders Plus

For a lot of readers of this article, the whole process of winterizing their motorcycle is a non-issue because the storage facility such as your local Ontario motorcycle dealership will either do most of the tasks for you or will give you expert advice on what to do and how or where to do it. There is absolutely nothing […]

August 11, 2015
Smart Helmets Hitting the Market
Posted in: Product Reviews
by Ocean Chen

The last decade has blessed us with some of the coolest technology and cursed us with some unfortunate ramifications for its use. The 2010 Ontario ban on hand-held devices for drivers has pushed companies to think outside the box. Mobile devices have become the hub for widgets improving our quality of life. It started with […]

August 02, 2015
Where on Earth is Lennox and Addington County?
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus

Friendliness isn’t merely a sign on the edge of town that says something like “We’re Darn Friendly”, it’s an attitude that starts with the residents, permeates the municipal government, and shines through as a habit of welcoming is developed. The County of Lennox and Addington website is packed with promising information for the motorcycle riders. In […]

May 21, 2015
Don’t Let It Be Your Fault
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

One of the most common mistakes that you will see being made by some of the motorcycle riders on the roads is the mistake of misjudging how much stoppage distance they need. ABS brakes certainly help, but only the most experienced riders can lock up the brakes at a high speed and come to a […]

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