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Why are my fingers numb? Part 4

NUMBNESS IN THE fingers is often due to nerve compression. This final segment on numbness discusses cervical spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis in the neck has the potential to compress both the spinal...

Bike Shows–Where To Go

BIG MARKETING IS commonly branded as a “motorcycle show,” but the industry uses that term very loosely. The International Motorcycle Show (IMS) began in 1982 and is currently hosted annually in seven major U.S....

Speed

YOUR WE’VE ALL HEARD clichés about motorcyclists. Recently, this one made me ponder: “There are old bikers and bold bikers, but no old, bold bikers.” I interpreted this to mean if you’re...

California Lane Splitting

Is it legal? "I got a ticket while splitting lanes on Interstate 405. I passed a truck in the HOV lane, on the right, between lanes. I thought...

Why are my fingers numb? Part 2

NUMBNESS AND WEAKNESS in the hands of motorcycle riders is common, and usually due to nerves being compressed somewhere between the neck and fi ngers. There are three major nerves that supply...

Helmets

WHILE INFORMATION IS unlikely to change a rider’s mind on whether to wear a helmet, perhaps a more educated decision can be rendered. Laws and regulations regarding motorcycles are different from state...

Readers’ Technical Questions

A friend advised I pick up a power pack jump starter this past summer, before I left on a cross-country ride of about 6000 miles. I selected a well-reviewed and not inexpensive unit on...

Design Opportunity Missed

It has been a while since I deliberately kicked a hornets’ nest. For some time now, I have tried, and to an extent succeeded, to behave myself and not make waves. As someone whose...

Hugo Moto Kits Transform Harleys into Scramblers

Have you wished Harley-Davidson would make a scrambler? Does the torque and rumble of a Harley V-twin excite you, but the cruiser ergonomics leave you wanting? Hugo Moto has created three bolt-on kits that...

Fuel Chemistry

LAST MONTH, WE looked briefly at how crude oil is refined—separated into different chemical groups by molecular weight, from dark, sludgy bitumen (for asphalt and tar paper) to fine gases like butane (for pocket...

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