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California officials release written guidelines on motorcycle lane-splitting

Lane splitting in a safe and prudent manner is not illegal in the state of California. The term lane splitting, sometimes known as lane sharing, filtering or white-lining, refers to the process of a motorcyclist riding between lanes of stopped or slower moving traffic or moving between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light.   Lane splitting in a safe and prudent manner is not illegal in the state of California. The term lane splitting, sometimes known as lane sharing, filtering or white-lining, refers to the process of a motorcyclist riding between lanes of stopped or slower moving traffic or moving between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light.  

Motorcyclists who are competent enough riders to lane split, should follow these general guidelines if choosing to lane split: 1)Travel at a speed that is no more than 10 MPH faster than other traffic – danger increases at higher speed differentials. 2)It is not advisable to lane split when traffic flow is at 30 mph or faster – danger increases as overall speed increases. 3)Typically, it is more desirable to split between the #1 and #2 lanes than between other lanes. 4)Consider the total environment in which you are splitting, including the width of the lanes, size of surrounding vehicles, as well as roadway, weather, and lighting conditions. 5)Be alert and anticipate possible movements by other road users The Four R's or “Be-Attitudes” of Lane Splitting:
Be  Reasonable,  be  Responsible,  be  Respectful,  be  aware of all  Roadway and traffic conditions. Note:These general guidelines are not guaranteed to keep you safe. Lane splitting should not be performed by inexperienced riders. These guidelines assume a high level of riding competency and experience. Every rider has ultimate responsibility for his or her own decision making and safety.

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Zero Motorcycles Announces All-New 2013 Zero Police And Security Motorcycles

  Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced the launch of its all-new 2013 Zero Police and Security line-up. In 2012, the highly popular Zero DS Police Motorcycle led the market as the only law enforcement product offering by Zero, but 2013 will see both the Zero S and Zero DS outfitted for law enforcement and security details. Appropriately titled the Zero S Police/Security and Zero DS Police/Security, both were developed specifically for police and security agencies. Zero Motorcycles set out to offer two distinct models this year because the company saw a significant increase in demand for street and dual sport police motorcycles on a global level with many Asian, European and South American countries taking interest. North America continues to be in high demand as well. After launching the 2012 Zero DS Police Motorcycle, many law enforcement agencies have now had the model in the field for more than a year and demand continues to rise for the popular motorcycle. Law enforcement agencies have found the motorcycle to be incredibly reliable, maneuverable and economically feasible. Zero continues to work directly with a variety of international law enforcement, security and military agencies. This new model is the result of these collaborative efforts. “After seeing the success the 2012 model had in the field, we decided to expand our 2013 police and security offerings. To have the support of so many different law enforcement agencies and security organizations is an incredible honor,” said John Lloyd, Vice President of Global Sales for Zero Motorcycles. “As we stated last year, police officers put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve, so it’s imperative that we give them all the tools necessary to allow them to be successful. The 2013 Police and Security line-up

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Feds Want Separate E10 Pumps In Some Gas Stations Selling E15 Ethanol-Gasoline Blend

In response to concerns expressed by the American Motorcyclist Association and power equipment makers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued new guidelines to help ensure that motorcyclists and others don't inadvertently use E15 fuel.  E15 is a new fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline that the EPA has approved for use in 2001-and-newer passenger vehicles. The blend isn't approved for use in motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, boats, lawn mowers and other engines, and may even damage them and void warranties. E10, which is commonly found at gas stations, contains 10 percent ethanol. E0 fuel has no ethanol. Ethanol is grain alcohol produced from crops such as corn that is mixed with gasoline to produce an ethanol-gasoline blend motor fuel. Last year, Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations, told the EPA that with E15 now coming into the market, AMA members who make a concerted effort to fuel their motorcycles or ATVs with E10-or-less fuel may unknowingly refuel with residual E15 left in a blender-pump hose. A blender pump dispenses different fuel blends through the same hose, such as E10 and E15. When a customer buys E15, as much as a third of a gallon of residual E15 is left in the hose, which can inadvertently get into the next customer's vehicle while fueling with E10. "In an effort to address this potential misfueling issue, EPA approved an industry-submitted [approach] that requires a minimum purchase of four gallons from blender pumps that dispense both E10 and E15 from the same hose and nozzle," the EPA said. "Such an approach would prevent misfueling by diluting any residual E15 left in the hose from the previous sale of E15. "However, groups representing motorcycle owners and lawn mower manufacturers objected to this [approach] because their products have gas

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New Pipes? Are You Getting Everything You Wanted?

Do you need to remap your exhaust if you add slip-on mufflers? Your bike may sound great with new pipes, but are you really getting everything you wanted? An exhaust system is only one part of your engine’s breathing system. One of the most common tech questions we get asked is “Do I need to remap my exhaust if I add slip-on mufflers?” The honest answer, no matter what scare tactics your dealer tries to tell you, is no assuming you don’t make any other changes. The modern Delphi fuel injection system is a very advanced electronic device that can compensate for the slight change in flow as well as changes in altitude and temperature. Many people reading this would probably say the bike is lean from the factory, and while this is true, mufflers will not put your engine in danger. That only answers half of the question though. Consider this an engine is only an air pump.  The more air you move through it, the more power you will make. Now, if all you do is add a less restrictive exhaust, you will still be limited on how much air the air pump can move as a result of the restrictive stock intake. That said, a set of slip-on mufflers on your new Harley-Davidson may sound like you are making a lot more power when in reality you are leaving a lot of untapped potential. Continue reading

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FREE DRUNK RIDER PICK-UP SERVICE

      AFTER 20 YEARS STILL REMAINS ONE OF NORTH COUNTIES BEST KEPT SECRETS   San Marcos and North San Diego County, July 28, 2011 –     Back in April of 1990 Mr. Rix Eden started “Free Drunk Rider Pick-up Service”, “I saw a real need to keep impaired riders off the road, I wanted to do something… And maybe, just maybe save a life!”  Rix Eden states; “I thought long and hard and decided no matter the costs it just made sense!  So we have continued to be available within the North San Diego County area anytime, all the time: 24/7/365, since 1990.   We have been on Radio, and our flyer has been in National magazines as well as being posted in many Bars, Pubs, and Restaurants throughout North County.   Still after almost twenty years of the “Free Drunk Rider Pick-up Service”, many people in the North San Diego County area are still not aware of this great program run exclusively by So Cal Trike Center, the only shop in the world with this kind of service!   The campaign targets impaired motorcycle riders within North San Diego County. The way this Service works is, if you have had a drink and feel you should not be riding, Call 1-800-649-4749.  We will pickup you and your Motorcycle, Trike, or Sidecar and take you SAFELY home, “FREE OF CHARGE”.  This service is available to All Riders within the North San Diego County Area within the cities of: Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Carlsbad, La Costa, Bonsal, and Camp Pendleton. Please drink responsibly and when you feel unable to ride, decide to call 1-800-649-4749.   Ride Safe and God Bless!     For more information please contact Rix Eden at 760-744-1688, or email at rix@socaltrikecenter.com

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eGlideGoodies introduces Premium Glove Box Doors

  eGlideGoodies introduces the new and improved GD-1 Premium Glove Box Doors…now with upgraded premium rubber gaskets which will not harden, crack or freeze in sub-zero temperatures. The Premium Glove Box Doors add security, weather resistance and convenience to your up-front mounted glove boxes for Ultra Classics and Road Glides. The flush mounted and hinged design allows quick and easy access. The units are made of strong light weight aluminum with stainless steel hinges, stainless steel mounting hardware and gasketed doors for water tightness. You can select from the following options: Chrome Barrel Locks, Flat Key Locks or Unlockable Chrome or Black Knobs. You can mix and match your as well.   eGlideGoodies – Products for Harley-Davidson Touring Platform © 2012 eGlideGoodies, Inc. All rights reserved. www.eglidegoodies.com 

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Indian Motorcycle Accelerates Toward Relaunch With Updated ‘INDIAN Rides’ Mobile App

Free Interactive App for iOS and Android Smartphones Now Lets Users Rev the All-New Upcoming Indian Engine and Experience the New Heart and Legendary Soul of Indian Motorcycle Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today announced the availability of its enhanced “Indian Rides” mobile app, featuring new interactive functionality that allows fans of the brand to actively engage with the all-new Indian Motorcycle Company. The must-have, rich media app made its public debut in January at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City with the help of celebrity Mike Wolfe, from Antique Archeology and creator of the HISTORY Channel’s “American Pickers” series. The updated app is free of charge and is available for download effective immediately for both Android™ and iOS smartphones  The “Indian Rides” app now reveals the sound of the upcoming engine – which was designed from the ground up to capture the spirit of Indian Motorcycle. It features an interactive graphical image of a motorcycle throttle and starter switch, allowing users to simulate starting the historic new engine. Leveraging the smartphone’s gyroscopic sensor, the user holds the phone in landscape mode and it becomes a functioning, interactive throttle. The app incorporates a professionally recorded, high-fidelity audio clip of the new Indian Motorcycle engine, enabling fans to rev the engine to get a sense of what’s to come in 2013. The app will continue to be enhanced with new features and elements throughout the year. Headphones are recommended for increased clarity. “Our world-class engineers and design team have invested an unprecedented amount of time to perfect the power plant that will be the life blood of the all-new Indian Motorcycle coming later in 2013. Loyal fans of the Indian brand will appreciate that it represents the perfect blend of new, state-of-the-art technology and the iconic design

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