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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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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. 

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Motorcycle Riding Tips: How to Reduce Aches and Pains on Long Rides

by RumbleOn Road Captain

Love long rides and motorcycle touring, but hate the unpleasantness that follows?

Here are some tips for riding a motorcycle that will help ease your discomfort.

You’ve spent months perfecting your riding route, accounted for everything from weather, to motorcycle gear, to fuel stops, to an estimated daily riding time. Your saddlebags are stuffed to the brim, and all of the important people have a copy of your itinerary.

But despite all this rigorous planning, there are a few things you’re still overlooking... Sore muscles, a bottom that’s chafed to bits, and ear drums that just won’t stop ringing.

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Model Overview: 2017 Indian Chieftain® Dark Horse Review and Specs

by RumbleOn Road Captain

The 2017 Chieftain® Dark Horse is a no-nonsense Indian motorcycle with a road presence that refuses to be ignored. 

Indian Motorcycle invites riders to “Lead the Pack” with the 2017 Indian Chieftain® Dark Horse, a 49-degree V-Twin bagger with nonstop attitude and undeniable panache. Weighing in at over 1,000 pounds, this blacked-out full-dress tourer is Indian’s very own resident “bad boy.”

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