can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.
NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque
Never try to race an old Geezer, he may have one more gear than you.
Home is where your bike sits still
long enough to leave a few drops of oil on the ground.
You'll get farther down the road if
you learn to use more than two fingers on the front brake.
Routine maintenance should never be
It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the
The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.
Never be afraid to slow down.
Only Bikers understand why dogs love to stick their heads out car
Bikes don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
Never ask a biker for directions if you're in a hurry to get there.
Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the
Pie and Coffee are as important as gasoline.
Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of gas before you can think
If you want to get a job, you may
have to compromise your principals. You may even have to shave.
Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.
Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of
Never mistake Horsepower for staying power.
A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good
A cold hamburger can be reheated
quite nicely by strapping it to an exhaust pipe and riding forty miles.
Never do less then Forty miles before breakfast.
If you don't ride in the rain-you don't ride.
A bike on the road is worth 2 in the shop.
Respect the person who has seen the Dark side of motorcycling and
Young riders pick a destination and
go... Old riders pick a direction and go.
A good wrench will let you watch without charging you for it.
Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.
Always back your scoot into the curb-and sit where you can see it.
Work to ride-Ride to work.
Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.
Two lane blacktop isn't a highway-it's an attitude.
When you look down the road, it
seems to never end-but you better believe it does.
A biker can smell a party 5,000 miles away.
Winter is Natures way of telling you to polish.
A motorcycle can't sing on the streets of a city.
Keep your bike in good repair:
motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.
People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.
If the bike ain't braking properly,
you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
Remember to pay as much attention to
your partner as you do your carburetor.
Sometimes the best communication happens when you're on separate
Well-trained reflexes are quicker than luck.
Good coffee should be indistinguishable from 50 weight motor oil.
The best alarm clock is sunshine on Chrome.
Learn to do counterintuitive things that may someday save your butt.
The twisties- not the superslabs- separate the bikers from the
When you're riding lead-don't spit.
If you really want to know what's
going on, watch what's happening at least 5 cars ahead.
Don't make a reputation you'll have to live down or run away from
If the person in the next lane at
the stoplight rolls up the window and locks the door, support their view of life by
snarling at them.
A friend is someone who'll get out
of bed at 2am to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken
If she changes her oil more than she changes her mind-follow her.
Catchin' a June bug (or yellowjacket
in your goggles or honeybee down your shirt) @ 70 mph can double your vocabulary.
If you want to get somewhere before
sundown, you can't stop at every tavern.
There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer.
Hunger can make even roadkill taste good.
You gotta be smart enough to
understand the rules of motorcycling, and dumb enough to think the game is important.
Don't lead the pack if you don't know where you're goin'.
Sleep with one arm thru the spokes and keep your pants on.
Practice wrenching on your own bike.
Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.
Beware the biker who says the bike never breaks down.
Some bikes run on 99-octane ego.
Owning 2 bikes is useful because at
least one can be raided for parts at any given time.
You'll know she loves you if she
offers to let you ride her bike. Don't do it and she'll love you even more.
Don't argue with an 18-wheeler.
Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit.
Maintenance is as much art as it is science.
A good long ride can clear your
mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of gasoline.
If the countryside seems boring,
stop, get off your bike, and go sit in the ditch long enough to appreciate what was here
before the asphalt came.
If you can't get it goin' with
bungee cords and electricians tape-it's serious.
If you ride like there's no tomorrow-there won't be.
Bikes parked out front mean good chicken-fried steak inside.
If you want to complain about the
pace being set by the road captain, you better be prepared to lead the group yourself.
Gray-haired bikers don't get that way from pure luck.
There are drunk bikers. There are
old bikers. There are NO old, drunk bikers.
Thin leather looks good in the bar,
but it won't save you from "road rash" if you go down.
The best modifications cannot be seen from the outside.
Always replace the cheapest parts first.
You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the
No matter what marque you ride, it's all the same wind.
It takes both pistons and cylinders
to make a bike run. One is not more important than the other.