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RumbleOn Road Captain

Your fearless leader in all things to do with motorcycle education. I cover tips and advice for motorcycle riders, motorcycle product reviews, and pretty much anything I think is useful to my fellow bikers.

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Motorcycles, Videos, The Brain Bucket

How to Winterize a Motorcycle for Storage (Video)

by RumbleOn Road Captain

Protect your ride from the cold: learn how to winterize motorcycles for storage.  

It may be House Stark’s motto, but ‘Winter is Coming’ inspires just as much fear in the hearts of bikers. 

For bikers, storing a motorcycle can tug at the ol’ heartstrings more than we’d care to admit, but any seasoned rider will tell you that, sometimes, it’s a necessary part of being a biker owner. Winter is one of those times, folks, especially if you live in areas where blizzards and sub-zero temperatures are a regular occurrence.  

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket, Reviews

Model Overview: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RS-S SM5 Review and Specs

by RumbleOn Road Captain

Not into two wheels anymore? Take a look at this review of the Can-Am Spyder

‘Attitude’ is the word that comes to mind when the 2014 Can-Am Spyder RS-S SM5 takes the spotlight. Donning carbon black accents and a 998cc Rotax® V-twin engine, the Can-Am Spyder is anything but child’s play.

But before we delve any further into this review, it’s important to note that the Spyder isn’t altogether a performance vehicle. Don’t get me wrong, this tricycle is not to be trifled with, but if we’re talking pure horsepower and agility, motorcycles take the cake all day. 

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

The Best Christmas Gifts for Motorcycle Lovers

by RumbleOn Road Captain

This holiday season, complete yours or someone else’s motorcycle purchase with a few knick-knacks to really make the ride one worth remembering.  

It’s no secret: shopping for bikers is just about the hardest task to take on. We all have our little quirks and tricks when it comes to making the ride enjoyable, and they don’t always work for everyone. Some riders prefer leather riding jackets to textile ones, some like full-face helmets while others like open, and some consider saddlebags an unnecessary add-on. 

Infographics, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

How to Clean a Motorcycle Chain: Basic Motorcycle Maintenance For Beginners

by RumbleOn Road Captain

Do you have 15 minutes? Perfect. That’s all you need to clean and lube a motorcycle chain. 

Basic motorcycle maintenance isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but something as simple as cleaning and lubricating a motorcycle chain will go a long way in extending the life and performance of your bike. Plus, it’s easy.

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Who is the Million Mile Motorcycle Man?

by RumbleOn Road Captain

A war veteran, former lawmaker, and holder of 119 world records.

Dave Zien is more than just a biker; he’s a man with a purpose. 

Veteran. Politician. Humanitarian. Advocate. Former Wisconsin State Senator Dave Zien holds many titles. Would you believe biker is also one of them?

Proclaimed the ‘Million Mile Motorcycle Man’ after achieving a staggering 1,003,570 total miles on his 1991 Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide, Mr. Zien is a passionate motorcyclist and a distinguished member of his community. 

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