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Mental Obstacles and Other Impediments

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Mental Obstacles and Other Impediments by George Tranos There is a right way, a wrong way and your own way to do something. Many times, people think they know better or find that conventional wisdom on how something is done is outdated or just doesn’t apply to them. It doesn’t matter what the subject is – plumbing, wood working, motorcycle…

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Motorcycle Desire

Big Apple Motorcycle School instructor George Tranos on the track

Motorcycle Desire By George Tranos Motorcycling is not for the risk averse. Most of us enjoy the excitement, challenge and adrenaline generated from riding. Risk taking is inherent in the sport and some are drawn to it just for that reason. The extreme of that attitude is that mountains are there to be climbed, airplanes exist to parachute out of…

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Fits like a glove

Motorcycle gloves have unique characteristics

Fits like a glove by George Tranos Gloves are an important piece of safety equipment that every motorcyclist should wear whenever they are riding. Why are they so important? The first reaction of anyone who falls is to try to brace for impact with their hands and arms. It makes sense to protect these sensitive parts by wearing quality, motorcycle…

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Recommended Beginner Motorcycles

Which one is right for you? By George Tranos Back in the good old days of motorcycling (circa 1970’s), everyone started out on relatively small motorcycles. It was not unusual to ride a 125 or 250 cc model as your first bike! After a year or two, you moved up to a larger motorcycle, most likely in the 400 to…

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Preparing for your course

Our last MSF Basic RiderCourse for 2010

Preparing for your course By George Tranos   Want to be more prepared for your MSF Basic RiderCourse? People who are prepared tend to do better. Here are some recommendations that will help you be more prepared to take your class and be successful. Read all the materials we send you about the course. Complete your online eCourse before the…

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Using the clutch when riding

Using the clutch when riding by George Tranos New riders sometimes don’t understand when the use of the clutch is required and when it’s not. Let’s try and clear that up here and realize when and where it is essential. The proper use of the clutch is important to get the motorcycle moving. Beginners have to learn the friction zone…

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