Episode 19: Highside, Lowside, Cristi Shows Every Side at BMW Performance Center, Texting and Driving, and Gear News
This week Cristi reports back on her adventure taking a 2 day class with the BMW Performance Center on a much larger bike than she's used to riding. How did she doooo? We also talk about the importance of researching recalls for a gently used bike that you just bought, just in case to make sure that everything was performed on your motorcycle. We also talk about a new documentary about the dangers of texting and driving. Please share this video with everyone you know! /jd
- Free Back Protector with the Purchase of a new Dainese Jacket!http://www.dainese.com/us_en/news/Dainese-free-back-protector-campaign
- Moto Guzzi issued a recall for 680 2012-2013 models, including the Stelvio their offroad beauty, to fix a rear suspension connecting link issue which may result in rear suspension failure. http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews/article/moto-guzzi-recalling-680-bikes-rear-suspension-issue
- Kawasaki issued recall on 11,000 2013 Ninja 300 models to fix a stalling issue during deceleration. http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews/article/kawasaki-recalls-11000-ninjas-fix-stalling-issue
- Female Owned Dealership Kicks Ass at Customer Service http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews/article/powersports-east-nathan-and-team-show-you-how-its-done
- MotoGP at Indy: Marc Marquez (or Mahk Mahk kez from the British announcers) takes the race to no one's surprise. Catch the wrap up at our friends at A&R for finishing results http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/racing/motogp-indianapolis-gp-race-results-2013/
The Main Idea, Hot Topics
- Cristi takes more than a few falls at the BMW Performance Center!http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Experience/Events/PDS/ProgramsandCourses/Motorcycle.aspx/Motorcycle.aspx
- New Documentary about The Consequences of Texting and Driving :(http://gearchic.com/2013/08/12/tell-everyone-you-know-stop-texting-and-driving/
- California CHP Guidelines (official) on Texting and Driving: http://www.chp.ca.gov/pdf/media/cell_phone_faq.pdf
- Another newbie learns the importance of ATGATT. Have you?
- Hear the two reasons why people don't wear gear.
Next up for Episode 20:
I'll report back on my long weekend ride to Cambria, CA and we'll kick off our new rider series by answering the burning questions that live in the minds of new motorcyclists!