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Safety Tip Articles: 073 thru 108

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No.Tip NameTeaser
073BatteriesMore than you ever wanted to know
074Weight TransferWhat it is, why does it happen, and why should you care?
075Picking Up A Big BikeBy yourself
076Slip AngleBeyond Counter-steering
077128 Ways To Dump Your BikeConfessions from those who have done it
078The Prime DirectiveNever hit the bike in front of you
079Key RingsKeep them short!
080Swing ArmsYour anti-squat linkage
081Brake LeverCheck it before you need it
082Integrated Braking SystemsA marginal benefit that can save your life
083Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS)Can, but are NOT designed to help you stop faster!
084There Is More To Traction Than FrictionStick and Grip
08560,000 Mile Motorcycle TiresWould you buy them?
086First Aid KitsDoes yours need a check-up?
087Dry RotHow to avoid it
088'2-Second Rule'Determined by road conditions
089Hydroplaning AvoidanceTire air pressure
090Attention LimitsYour radio may be one distration too many
091Locked BrakesSometimes (rarely) this is the fastest way to stop
092The Greatest Oxymoron Of All"I laid it down to avoid a crash"
093In Case It Isn't ObviousDumping a bike to 'avoid an accident' MAXIMIZES PAIN
094Reading Gear RatiosDetermining speed potential
095All Roads Are Not AlikeTourers take note
096WindscreensBigger may not be better at all
097After The AccidentJust because they're standing doesn't mean they aren't hurt
098Electrical StormsRiding out from under them could be a big mistake
099Group Riding - Still YOUR RideIt is not playing 'follow the leader'
100Sliding Rear Tire - Brake LockedHighside likely
101Sliding Rear Tire - Brake Not LockedHighside NOT likely
102Loading That TrailerHeight of your CG is just as important as load distribution
103The Shadow KnowsWhat evil lurks in the ...
104Jump Starting Your MotorcycleYou can't kill a dead battery
105A Bomb In Your LuggageThe odds are higher than you think
106Center Of GravityHow to calculate where it is
107A Motorcycling CrisisHow to handle it
108Wheel TrapsWell, what would you call them?
A plea for your help