From learning how to ride a bike to performing advanced maneuvers, planning a day trip to packing for a cross country, or simply understanding how to check your bike's tire wear, a quick search of the web will result in a lot of resources for new and experienced motorcyclists. Garden State Girls would like to add to the plethora of resources by sharing what we have learned along our way. Check back often to see what's new or drop us a line if you have a question or topic suggestion.
Safety First >> Always Be Prepared
Like every other sport, motorcycling can result in injury. Add the elements of being outdoors and the possibilities of unfavorable situations increase. A responsible motorcyclist, however, can avoid bad situations and/or maximize the chances for a best outcome if properly prepared. Here are a few tips based on our experiences:
DIY Motorcycle Maintenance >> Taking Care of T-CLOCS
Learn more about your bike and feel comfortable when performing simple Do-It-Yourself maintenance tasks. Here are a few basic guides to help you along your way to being "in the know":
What is T-CLOCS?
A simple check list of the important operable elements of a bike, which you should review before each ride. Here's a great article by Ultimate Motorcycling.
Brake Pads: Thickness & Types
If you need to purchase new brake pads, here are a few points to keep in mind.
Types of Brake Fluid
Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid that is used in brake systems to aid in the movement of the brake pedal to actuate the brake pads at the wheels—thus stopping your bike.
Fuel Stabilizer for Winter
Know how much is enough when storing your bike during the winter or a prolonged period of time.
TCLOCS check list (downloadable pdf)
Print it out and tape it to your garage wall!
How to check and top off your brake fluid (video)
Yeah, brakes are important...and this is an easy one to check.
Winterizing Your Bike
by Patricia "Sidecar" Alonso
Gear & Accessories >> Product Info
The following are product references based on resources in use by members of the Garden State Girls NJ. GSG is not endorsing these products for compensation of any type.
Viking Bags is one of the world's largest motorcycle luggage online retailers in the world. In addition to leather and hard saddlebags, Viking Bags offers all types of bike bags (sissy bar and tank bags, windshield, tail, and trunk bags, back packs, swing arm, fork bags and too).
Check out their sister brands, Elite Sports and Born Tough!
1 800 LAW-4-HOGS
Jerry Friedman, Esq. has been riding and successfully representing injured motorcyclists for over 35 years. Being a motorcycle rider, Jerry takes an aggressive but personalized approach to the handling of his client’s personal injury claims.
Women's Blue Detroit Steel Jeans
Kevlar® Coverage of the seat, knees, thigh and hip area. Adjustable armor pockets at knees and thigh. Mesh lining for air circulation.
CORTECH GX Air Women's Glove
When temperatures rise the perforated goatskin palm and abrasion-resistant mesh construction keep your hands cool and safe. Touchscreen compatible for use with smartphones.
Women's Verano Jacket
A fully ventilated sport cut jacket has heavy 600d Polyester panels on the wear and abrasion areas. Breathable mesh, making it perfect for riding when the weather is warm. EXO-Tec® CE Certified armor is included in the elbows and shoulders.