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Some of our favorite hangouts online.

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Associations & Groups

Forums & Blogs

Buy Stuff

Model-specific Sites

Tech & Wrench

Safety

Rides

Parts - Spares

Reference

Manufacturers-Factory

Manufacturers-Custom

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The Motorcycle Hall of Fame - the founders, the legends, the ones who did it all.

Jim Downey's Motorcycle Resoration Page - Wow! Some amazing work being done, down Alabama way.

Yamaha Paper Craft - Origami is the traditional folding papercraft of Japan. Yamaha has taken it to a new level, with a series of detailed and super-detailed models, available free on its website. Not just motorhead stuff - animals of the world and seasonal decorations, too. Hours of fun, but not for the patience-impaired.

Joe Kid on a Sting-Ray - Pedal bike movie. Cool website. Jesse James did the voiceover.

Associations & Groups

The American Motorcyclist Association - need to know what's happening in the industry? What your legislators are up to regarding rider righrts? Where to find a great ride? Start here. All that and more. Join and be part of the solution.

BMW Motorcycle Owners

HOG - Harley Owners Group

ROK - Riders of Kawasaki

Forums & Blogs

The American Motorcyclist Association - need to know what's happening in the industry? What your legislators are up to regarding rider righrts? Where to find a great ride? Start here. All that and more. Join and be part of the solution.

KZRider - a forum for old Kawasaki riders (and riders of old Kawasakis.) If you have an old Zed you're keeping roadworthy, this is the place.

Web Bike World - among the most comprehensive moto sites on the Web. BMW and Euro focused, but with hundreds of useful and interesting articles, tech tips, reviews and more.

Ted's House - an impressive collection of BMW tech, rides and appreciation.

The Kawi Twin Owners Forum

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Buy Stuff

New Enough - Not sure how they do it, but Paul Thompson & crew at New Enough consistently offer top-line gear at rock-bottom prices. Get on the mailing list to get in on the hottest deals before they're gone.

Twisted Throttle - Unique inventory of hard-to-find stuff, especially for unusual bikes.

Sportsman's Guide - amazing deals on biker gear and footwear. Also check the surplus listings for even more ridiculous pricing on outdoor gear, much of it suitable for motorcycling.

Sinister Attire - Made-in-America ride apparel.

British Customs - An amazing collection of custom accessories, performance parts and upgrades for new Triumph motorcycles.

Helmet City - If they don't have it, it probably can't be had.

J&P Cycles - parts and accessories

Cycle Trader - Buy a bike, sell a bike.

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Model-specific sites

The KZ400 - Awesome resource for fans of this little-remembered Kawi four-stroke commuter.

Honda model CB900

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Safety

BikerHiway - is a gear supplier, devoted to motorcycle safety. Great prices, too.

Ride Safer - If there's a gadget, gizmo, accesory or garment that can make a rider safer, you can find it here.

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Tech & Wrench

WG Carbs - Try getting a carburetor rebuilt at the dealer. OUCH! George will take care of it lickety-split and bike-test it at a price that will make you smile.

Captain Jake - ya just gotta love this guy. Learn how to tear into your airbox to help your engine breathe, shim your needles and other performance tricks. Focused on Kawi's rare W650 but fun (and funny) for riders of every stripe.

Kazu's Garage - one rider's trips, thoughts and tech tips from Japan. English is rough in spots but photos and how-to quite good. Focused on Kawi's rare W650 but interesting for all.

Dunlop Tires - a treasure-trove of excellent information about where the rubber meets the road.

Dan's Motorcycle Repair Page: One of those sites that makes you stop and think how truly amazing this whole Internet thing really is. Dan has taken the time to download a large percentage of his extensive wrenching know-how into a deep how-to website. Dare you to visit here without learning something new. Plus computers and taxidermy!

Rattlecan Painting Tips - You can get get professional paint results without professional equipment. All you need is the patience of Job. More tips here. No orange peel in sight.

Duplicolor Paints - speaking of rattlecans, Duplicolor's site is packed with tips and ideas.

Rust? NOT! - POR-15 products are the high-tech solution to rust, corrosion and protection challenges. Pricey but guaranteed to work. Includes a fuel tank liner kit for motorcycles.

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Parts - Spares

Z1 Enterprises - Jeff Saunders not only gets Japanese motorcycle parts factory direct far below retail - he's also one of the nicest and most helpful motorheads in the biz.

Ron Ayers - Excellent online microfiche, great prices.

Old Bike Barn

BikeBandit

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Rides, Maps & Events

Motorcycle Events - Find a ride or event in your neck of the woods. Surprisingly comprehensive for a national site.

National Park Finder

Wisconsin's Rustic Roads - not only a collection of terrific riding roads - but you can earn a patch for riding them.

America's Byways - a state-by-state directory of scenic and interesting roads

Mile by Mile - a roads database designed for RVers, including smart itneraries with mileage marks and roadside photos.

AMA's Trip Planning Links - Roads, weather, hotels, tourism.

Motorcycle Roads - National directory of some of the best bike roads in America.

Reference

Bikez - the motorcycle encyclopedia

Was that an R50 or an R50/5? Find out at this incredible BMW motorcycle database.

The Motorcycle Wiki - Lands at the Kawasaki KZ550 page, because Nuts About Bikes supplied the images of the red '81.

Kawasaki's online museum

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Manufacturers - Factory

Aprilia

ATK

Bajaj

Benelli

Big Dog

Bimota

BMW

Britten

Chang-Jiang

Cobra

Confederate

Drysdale

Ducati USA

GAS GAS

Harley Davidson

Honda

Husaberg

Husqvarna

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Indian

Kawasaki

Jawa

KTM

Magni

Moto Morini

Moto-Guzzi USA

MV Agusta

Piaggio

Rokon

Royal Enfield

Star-Yamaha

Suzuki USA

Triumph

Ural

Vento

Victory-Polaris

Yamaha

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Manufacturers - Custom

Amen

American Iron Horse

Arlen Ness

Big Mike

Boss Hoss

Bourget's

California Customs

Central Coast

Chica

Chopsmiths

Choppers, Inc.

Covington

Cyril Huze

Desperado

DFT Trikes

Exile

Ecstasy

Denver's Choppers

Detroit Brothers

Doug Keim

Finch's

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Indian Larry

Junior

Kendall Johnson

Las Vegas Choppers

Martin Bros.

Matt Hotch

Orange County Choppers

Perewitz

Pugliese

Redneck Engineering

Ron Simms

Roland Sands

Rooke Customs

Ridley

Salinas Boys

Sara Liberte

Scooter Shooters

Strokers Dallas

Thunderbolt

Thunder Cycle - Eddie Trotta

Titan

SuperTrike

West Coast Choppers

Vendetta

Voodoo Choppers

Zero Engineering

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