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50 years of dreaming: Honda motorcycles

Honda motorcycles are the end result of 50 years of dreaming. Soichiro Honda was a man who was constantly dreaming. He dreamt of providing an economical means of transportation so in 1949, he went and made the D-Type Dream, the first Honda motorcycles. This is where the dream began.

Soichiro wasn't done with just the economical Honda motorcycles. He still had more dreams. As the world became more entrenched in fast, high-performance motorcycles, he dreamed of making the best one, in all classes. So he went out and made bikes starting with two cylinders and working himself up to four, five, and six cylinder race bikes. The pursuit of his dream awarded him the Isle of Man, a vigorous and prestigious race.

In 1959 Honda motorcycles opened the Honda Motor Company in California. Soichiro Honda wanted to share his vision with more and more people, especially the ones who would be riding his bikes. Honda wanted to produce the motorcycles closer to the people that would be riding them, so he did. The company followed with factories and manufacturing in the United States in 1979.

Honda motorcycles were the product of one man's dreams and that man dreamt of giving the world the best. Honda motorcycles, along with their automobiles are some of the most reliable vehicles in the world. In addition to that, they are also high-performance vehicles, providing the rider with unlimited potential for fun. If you want to share in a man's dreams, try Honda motorcycles.

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A Fix For Classic Car Show Power Voting
A Fix For Classic Car Show Power Voting by: Ray Taylor As I wrote in a previous article, "Classic Car Show Power Voting", there has been a real challenge at my San Diego Classic Car & Cycle Show & Swap with Power Voting. I think I may have found a way to help reduce the imbalance in voting results at People's Choice type of Car Shows. For those who don't know, Power Voting is when groups such as Car Clubs go to a People's Choice Type Car Show and vote for all their club members and no one else. I believe people should be able to vote for whomever they please. The challenge comes about when those attending the event don't participate by casting their votes for their favorite vehicles. Without a large number of votes being cast, Power Voting can sway the results so the majority of the trophies go to the Power Voting Group. Voter Apathy strikes again! I think I have found a fix that will help make the voting results more equitable for all entries. I am going to start doing at my Car Shows what the state of New Mexico is doing to help encourage their people to get out and vote. They bribe them! How? When they vote, they are entered into a Voter's Lottery! That's exactly what I am going to do too!!! When you cast your vote at my events from now, on you will receive a ticket for a Special Raffle just for Voters! Bribery works well with politicians; I think it will help cancel out the effects of Power Voting. If you have any questions or suggestions about this new addition to my shows, please feel free to contact me. I really appreciate and enjoy hearing your ideas and feedback. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 from 6am to 2pm we will be holding our Annual "Salute Our Troops" Classic Car & Cycle Show & Swap in the SW lot of San Diego Qualcomm Stadium. All Active Military will be given Free entry. If they are in Uniform, I will also treat them to Free Refreshments. Please come out on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 and show your support! Grab A Friend, Bring a G.I., and We'll See Ya There! Ray Taylor Classic Cars Net Free Ads

Ray Taylor is the owner of the real world San Diego Car & Cycle - Show & Swap. He also owns,
Motorbike Insurance Basics
Motorbike insurance is probably the best gamble of all the insurance policies available today. Accident rates are not necessarily that much higher for motorbikes, but injuries are much more likely. Having insurance is a great way to save yourself and your family a lot of heartaches in the case of an emergency. There are many different ways to find the motorbike insurance that will fit your needs. You could pull a name from the phone book and sign up then and there. You could search the internet for the company that fits your needs and wants. The best way to find the right insurance for you is to talk with friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers in the supermarket to see who they trust with something this important. Finding the motorbike insurance company is just the start. It is also important that you meet the agents at the company. Research online about how they have acted with other people’s claims (there is a blog for everything on the internet these days). Call the office with some questions and see how quickly they respond. It will be valuable information if the need to contact them ever arises in the future. When you do sit down to sign a policy for motorbike insurance, ask a few more questions. How long does the claim process take on average (my last claim took less than 48 hours " I know my agent well!)? What is the exact coverage that I am getting (have them walk you through each section now because you will never figure out that little booklet they will send you home with)? Are there any more discounts you can give me today or that I can earn in the future (we have all our policies through the same company and that gives us a large discount.)? Take your time looking for motorbike insurance. It could be the difference between financial ruin and financial salvation one day.

Kathryn Lang is a freelance writer covering the finance industry. She has written various articles on <a href="">motorbike insurance</a> and writes for <a href="">insurance daily</a>.
How to Buy a Pocket Bike
A pocket bike is getting to be more and more popular for people. With so many of the manufactures bringing new ideas to the bike trend, there are so many bikes to choose from to fit your style. When you are buying a pocket bike, you have to do a little research before you agree on one certain kind. One of the most important facts about buying a pocket bike is to find a high quality product at a great price. You want to get the most for your money and have a bike that will last a long time for anyone to have. There are gas and electric pocket bikes to choose from. You need to determine what style and brand that you want and then do the shopping to find the best prices around. Do not let anyone pick your pocket bike for you. This is something that you want to use and you should pick the right one for you. You want to check how powerful the bike is going to be. If the bike is for you or another adult, then the more horse power the better. If it is for a child, then you may want to tone it down a little bit more for safety. Think about how heavy the rider is going to be and where they will be riding it. The atmosphere is so important to the size and the kind that you decide on. Make sure that the bike is made from durable materials and put together in sturdy way. You should inspect the bike thoroughly so that you do miss any imperfections or mistakes. You want your ride to be as safe as possible. You should also check the store where you are buying he pocket bike. Think about their creditability and how safe it is. If you are buying online, you should do a lot of research on the company to make sure that you are buying from a store that has a good reputation. Also check the return policy of the store where are buying the pocket bike. Make sure that you can return the pocket bike if it does not meet your expectations. You should ask about this policy before you decide to purchase the bike. Understand all of the fees that you may be responsible for if you do decide to return the bike. Check to make sure that you are allowed to ride the pocket bikes in your area. Do this before you purchase your bike because it may not be legal for you to ride your pocket bike and you will not be able to return it later for this reason. You will have to decide on the bike that you want. Do not buy one just because it is the cheapest one for you. You should make sure that you are happy with the bike so that you can enjoy as much time on the pocket bike as possible. This is your investment and you will be the only one to determine the one that you want. Once you choose the perfect pocket bike for you, you will have nothing but fun riding it.

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When it comes to motorcycling, sisters have always been doin’ it for themselves
In recent years, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has reported that almost half of the students in most new rider training classes are women. But history shows that there have always been avid, expert female motorcyclists. Here are five famous female riders who are truly “old school.”

1.) Linda Dugeau " The original “Motor Maid”
In the ‘30s, there was an association of female aviators called the “Ninety-nine Club”. This inspired Linda to form a similar association of female motorcyclists. She teamed up with Dot Robinson, a well-known competition rider, to form a club called the “Motor Maids.”
It took Linda and Dot several years to find the 50 members they needed to earn an AMA charter, but the Motor Maids were soon known for their smart uniforms, complete with white gloves. The club still exists, with branches across the U.S. and in Eastern Canada. (

2.) Dot Robinson " Sidecar champion
Dot’s father, James Goulding, was the designer of a popular line of motorcycle sidecars. When Dot’s mother went into labor with her, Goulding took her to the hospital in a sidecar. As an adult, Dot and her husband were Harley-Davidson dealers in Detroit.
When she won a Jack Pine enduro in the sidecar class, she became the first woman ever to win an AMA national competition. She rode until she was well into her 80s, often in a pink riding suit that she adopted in the 1950s, when the customary black leather outfits became associated with outlaw gangs.

3.) Linda Wallach and Florence Blenkiron " Taking the Rugged Road
Linda grew up in the 1930s, in the English midlands near the factories where BSAs and Triumphs were manufactured. Despite her early fascination with bikes and her obvious skill as a rider, she was never encouraged to pursue such an unladylike sport.
Undeterred, she studied engineering and later took her friend Florence on an epic sidecar journey across the Sahara and south all the way to Cape Town, South Africa. The women had to argue their way past French Foreign Legion outposts and face man-eating lions (luckily they weren’t woman-eaters). They rebuilt their engine in mid-journey and once pushed their rig 25 miles. They told the whole story in a popular book titled, “The Rugged Road.”
Linda later became the first woman to earn a coveted “Gold Star” for lapping the Brooklands race oval at over 100 miles an hour. In WWII she became the first woman ever to serve as a British military dispatch rider.
After the war, she moved to the U.S. where she worked as a motorcycle mechanic, eventually owning her own dealership. She wrote a popular motorcycle training manual, then moved to Phoenix where she operated a riding school. She helped found WIMA, the Women’s International Motorcycle Association. She never owned a car and rode until her eyesight failed at the age of 88. She died less than two years after giving up her beloved sport.

4.) Bessie Stringfield " The Motorcycle Queen of Miami
The American Motorcycle Association’s “Bessie Stringfield Award” is given to women who distinguish themselves in the sport of motorcycling.
As an African-American woman in the ‘30s and ‘40s, Bessie made several well-publicized cross-country rides, fearlessly taking on both racists and sexists. She was frequently denied accommodation and there are pictures of her sleeping right on her motorcycle. Once, she was run off the road. Those experiences didn’t dim her patriotism however " during WWII she served as the U.S. military’s first female dispatch rider.
Bessie was truly a larger-than-life character. She once disguised herself as a man to win a dirt track race. She said she’d owned 27 Harley-Davidsons and one Indian. She owned up to no less than six husbands, too.

5.) Marjorie Cottle " Rode in motorcycling’s real “Great Escape”
Marjorie Cottle was one of the first female competitors in the International Six Day Trial, which is often called “the Olympics of motorcycling.”
In 1939, the ISDT was held in Nazi-controlled Austria in the last few days before England declared war on Germany. That year, Britain sent both a civilian and a military team to compete. After four days, when it seemed that war could break out at any minute, British officials told the civilian team to return to England immediately. Cottle refused to leave and competed on the fifth day alongside the British Army team. When they too were ordered to abandon competition, Cottle and the Army team rode their motorcycles to neutral territory in Switzerland.

Next week, we’ll post the stories of five contemporary riders who lend a whole new meaning to the phrase “fast woman!”

Mark Gardiner is an internationally acclaimed motorcycle journalist, the subject of a documentary film, “One Man’s Island” and the author of “Riding Man”, an account of his struggle to qualify for—and survive—the world’s most dangerous motorcycle race.
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Get Fast Cheap Motorcycle Insurance Quotes In Minutes
Owning a motorcycle is like becoming VIP at a secret club. You have your own special rules and privileges as well as the genuine mystique, interest, and envy of the ordinary motorist. Couple this with the fact that most motorcycle owners can park their bike anywhere they want and owning a motorcycle becomes more tempting than ever. Of course you probably already knew this about motorcycles. But I bet one thing you probably didn?t know about bikers is that they are saving bundles in insurance costs.

Motorcycle insurance is highly affordable, extremely reliable, and easy to get. You can actually get a motorcycle insurance quote online in minutes. That means less time filling out stacks of paperwork and more time on your bike with the cool wind blowing against your face.

Almost every major auto insurance company also offers motorcycle insurance on all of the various styles of motorcycles. It doesn?t matter if you have a limited production cruiser, a high performance touring bike, or a lightweight moped. You can get a fast motorcycle insurance quote that covers your needs.

You also don?t have to worry about the types of coverage offered. The same high quality insurance coverage that you can purchase for your car or truck is also available for your motorbike. This means that you can get a motorcycle policy quote for liability, uninsured motorist, and collision damages.

There are also discounts available for your motorcycle insurance if you meet certain predetermined criteria. This criterion may include membership in certain auto clubs such as AAA or Honda Rider?s Club of America. Owning your home, having a clean driving record, and completing a driver safety course may also qualify motorcycle owners to even greater insurance discounts.

Getting an affordable insurance quote for your motorbike is easy, convenient, and takes only a few moments. With so many great deals and discounts available, get your free motorcycle insurance quote today!

D?angelo Jones is a writer and small business consultant. Find out how you can save more money on your motorcycle insurance and get a fast motorcycle insurance quote by checking out the informative motorcycle resources available at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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Guide to Choosing a Driving Instructor
When it comes to choosing a driving school, or more specifically a driving instructor, there are many factors to consider in making the right choice. Choosing a driving instructor that is compatible with you is the best way to ensure that you are adequately prepared for your driving test and ultimately more likely to be a better, safer driver, when it is time to go it alone. A good driving instructor will be patient, understanding and approachable. Those factors, along with others should be central to choosing which one is right for you. Referrals When people are happy with a product or service they are usually happy to refer the business to their friends and family. The same applies with driving instructors " if your friend or family member recommends a certain driving instructor then this could be a good means of finding one that is right for you. Although your friend or family member may like the driving instructor on a personal level, it is important that you find out if they are also satisfied with his or her teaching ability and how they have turned out as a driver through using their services. Car They Drive Although you may not be too concerned with the kind of car your instructor has, this could become a factor when you eventually get in a car on your own. If, for example, you have bought a large car in preparation for when you pass your test, then you may find it a shock to your system when you have to drive a car that is much larger in size. In that instance, an influencing factor in choosing an instructor could be to choose one that has a car around the same size and engine displacement as the one that you have bought. It is also worthy of note that many driving instructors are happy to take you out in your own car, however it is better to check with them first as not all instructors and schools will be happy to do this. Experience Choosing a more experienced driving instructor will mean that you are more likely to be dealing with someone who knows a lot more than what they had to in order to pass a test. With experience comes knowledge and expertise in how to deal with students, as well as how to act on the road. Although you should not be completely put off working with a younger driving instructor altogether, it is probably best to consider someone with more years of experience to have an advantage where this is concerned. Compatibility One of the most overlooked parts of choosing any service provider is their compatibility with you. Although it may be hard to work this out on a phone, or in a quick meeting, you should try to get a grasp for whether or not you are likely to get on with them. Keep in mind that you do not have to become best friends with your driving instructor, however having a mutual understanding is vital.

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