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How to Buy and Care for Your Motorcycle Helmet

How to Care for Your Helmet

I’ve read a lot online lately about protective gear for motorcycle riders, and I’ve even written on the topic myself. But even if you forgo the benefits of jackets, gloves and boots, once you get right down to it, the single most important piece of gear is probably the most controversial: the helmet. Whole forests have been cleared just to provide the volume of paper it’s taken to write the many arguments both in favor of and in opposition to helmet laws. My purpose isn’t to debate helmet laws, though. I’m more concerned about the proper usage and care of them.

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How to Safely Use Jumper Cables

The Mid-Day Jump-Start

One of the most basic parts of motorcycle ownership is caring for the battery. At the same time, we need to work with it so seldom that it's easy to forget some of the basics. In particular, many people quickly forget how to properly and safely use jumper cables. At most most of us will only need to use them once in any given handful of years. That's just enough time for anyone to get a little fuzzy on the details. So, how should one properly use jumper cables?

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