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MotorcycleMentor.com – The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain why riding a motorcycle with a group of other riders is more dangerous than riding solo. Some listeners won’t agree with me here, but I’m used to that. 

Do you think riding in a group is safer or riskier?

Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button at the top of the page.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • My first ride with my motorcycle mentor. He left me in the dust.
  • 3 reasons I think riding in a group is riskier.
  • What freeks me out the most when I ride with a group of other riders.

Resources and links mentioned in this session:

Learn more about my Special mentoring resources.

Special thanks for rating the podcast on iTunes…

Thank you all for taking the time to rate and write a review of the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay, or other listening platforms. Your reviews help.

iTunes uses the number of ratings along with the actual rating (how many stars) to determine the popularity of the show — and where to list it in the iTunes search rankings. If you rate and write a review for the podcast, please let me know so I can personally thank you on a future podcast.

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help out the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP21.mp3
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In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I describe what I call the “Low Information Rider.” You’ve seen the rider I’m talking about… the one that’s more concerned with the way he looks than he is with learning how to ride better.

Trust me. You don’t want to be this guy.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • 10 Characteristics of the low information rider.
  • The motorcycle crash I ran up on, and what I saw.
  • Why most listeners of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast aren’t low information riders.

Resources and links mentioned in this session:

Learn more about my Special mentoring resources.

Special thanks for rating the podcast on iTunes…

Thank you all for taking the time to rate and write a review of the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay, or other listening platforms. Your reviews help.

I’d like to personally thank Cris Bennett from Australia for rating the show. I really appreciate it, Cris!

iTunes uses the number of ratings along with the actual rating (how many stars) to determine the popularity of the show — and where to list it in the iTunes search rankings. If you rate and write a review for the podcast, please let me know so I can personally thank you on a future podcast.

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help out the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain the 4 different types of motorcycle braking systems. I’ve always said, “Once I understand the complex, the complex seems so simple.” You’ll be an expert after listening to this podcast.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • What are the 4 types of motorcycle braking systems?
  • What’s the difference between drums brakes and disc brakes (and how to tell which type you have)?
  • What’s the difference between integrated brakes, combined brakes, and linked brakes?
  • What manufacturer embraced ABS brakes on motorcycles before others?
  • Which type of braking system do I prefer and recommend?

Resources and Links

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I make a special announcement and share something I wrote in my riding journal years ago. I call it the Motorcycle Mentor Creed.

If you’re struggling to find a motorcycle mentor, you’ll want to listen to this Podcast!

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • What is my special announcement?
  • Who can benefit from having a motorcycle mentor?
  • What resources am I offering?
  • Why these resources are so limited?

Resources and links mentioned in this session:

Learn more about my Special mentoring resources.

Special thanks for rating the podcast on iTunes…

Thank you all for taking the time to rate and write a review of the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay, or other listening platforms. Your reviews help.

iTunes uses the number of ratings along with the actual rating (how many stars) to determine the popularity of the show — and where to list it in the iTunes search rankings. If you rate and write a review for the podcast, please let me know so I can personally thank you on a future podcast.

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help out the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I answer a listener question about “the motorcycle wave.” The what, why, and when of the motorcycle wave.

NOTE: Please post your experiences with the motorcycle wave in the comments section at the bottom of the page. I live in the southeastern part of the United States. How do your experiences with the wave differ?

Tell us (in the Leave a Reply box below)…

  1. Your name (make one up if you prefer).
  2. Where you live.
  3. What motorcycle do you ride?.
  4. What your experiences with the motorcycle wave in your region of the world are?

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • Do we still do the motorcycle wave?
  • What does the motorcycle wave mean?
  • Who I wave to?
  • Who waves back?
  • Do Harley riders wave to me?

Resources and Links

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I interview Snell’s Executive Director, Ed Becker. The Snell Memorial Foundation tests/certifies motorcycle helmets. I spoke with Ed for nearly 90 minutes. This is Part 3 of our 3 Part discussion.

Click here to see a special shows notes page where you can listen to all 3 Parts of my interview, download a transcript of the entire interview, and watch a video of the Snell log splitter destroying tested helmets.

Direct download: MMP16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I interview Snell’s Executive Director, Ed Becker. The Snell Memorial Foundation tests/certifies motorcycle helmets. I spoke with Ed for nearly 90 minutes. This is Part 2 of our 3 Part discussion.

Click here to see a special shows notes page where you can listen to all 3 Parts of my interview, download a transcript of the entire interview, and watch a video of the Snell log splitter destroying tested helmets.

Direct download: MMP15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I interview Snell’s Executive Director, Ed Becker. The Snell Memorial Foundation tests/certifies motorcycle helmets. I spoke with Ed for nearly 90 minutes. This is Part 1 of our discussion.

I really enjoyed speaking with Ed. He made the complex sound simple.

Click here to see a special shows notes page where you can listen to Part 2 and 3 of my interview, download a transcript of the entire interview, and watch a video of the Snell log splitter destroying tested helmets.

Direct download: MMP14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I speak with Randy Smith, also known as Motosage. Randy explains why (even after riding for 30 years) he still takes a hands-on motorcycle riding class at the beginning of every riding season.

I really enjoyed speaking with Randy. He shares some great riding tips and stories. I wish you could see the motorcycles in his garage. He has more than a few.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • Who is Randy Smith, and why do his friends call him Motosage?
  • Why Randy takes a hands-on riding class every year?
  • How fast Randy has ridden a motorcycle?
  • What’s Randy’s favorite motorcycle ride?
  • What Randy thinks you should do, if you start thinking you’re an expert rider?

Special thanks for rating the podcast on iTunes…

Thank you all for taking the time to rate and write a review of the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay, or other listening platforms. Your reviews help.

I’d like to personally thank the following people for rating the podcast on iTunes:
Jeff BareChristy from Switzerland and Evan John Kooker.

iTunes uses the number of ratings along with the actual rating (how many stars) to determine the popularity of the show — and where to list it in the iTunes search rankings. If you rate and write a review for the podcast, please let me know so I can personally thank you on a future podcast.

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help out the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain how I cut my motorcycle insurance premiums in half. First, every rider needs to understand the major types of insurance: liability, comprehensive, and collision. Don’t worry if this sounds foreign, I’ll explain everything.

NOTE: I’m not a licensed insurance agent. I’m simply reporting on my personal experiences. You need to consult with a licensed insurance agent before making changes to your coverage.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • What are the three main types of motorcycle insurance coverages?
  • What coverage — at a minimum — should every motorcycle rider have?
  • Which companies specialize in insuring motorcycles?

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain why understanding the Hurt Report is one of the most important things ANY rider can do to reduce their risks. The Hurt Report is the most comprehensive study of motorcycle accidents ever conducted. It’s over three decades old, but the data is just as relevant today.

NOTE: I pose a question to YOU at the end of the podcast. I really need listeners (YOU) to answer the question.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • What is the Hurt Report?
  • Why I believe the Hurt Report is the single most important piece of data for beginner riders and experienced riders who want to reduce their risks.
  • How I used the data from the Hurt Report to survive my first year riding.

Resources and Links

Hurt Report Summary Findings

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain the three major motorcycle helmet certifications. If you live in the United States, you should see a DOT on every motorcycle helmet. If it doesn’t show DOT, then it’s not a real helmet. Some helmets also have the SNELL symbol. I’ll explain the difference between these two markings.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • What are the three most common certifications: DOT, SNELL, and ECE.
  • Why all real helmets in the US must show the DOT symbol to be legal helmets.
  • What is the difference between DOT and SNELL?
  • Which is better, DOT or SNELL?
  • Who uses the ECE rating?

Resources and Links

Comparison of SNELL vs. DOT testing from SNELL website.

Special thanks for rating the podcast on iTunes…

I’d like to personally thank the following people for rating the podcast on iTunes:
Scott Foens, and Rob from Canada. Thanks, guys. I appreciate it.

Leave feedback or ask a question

You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.

Help the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain low-side and high-side crashes, what causes them, and how you can avoid them. Both types of crashes are often single-vehicle accidents, meaning the rider wrecks without having another vehicle involved. A little head knowledge – and some electronics – can help you avoid these crashes.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • What is a low-side crash and what causes it.
  • What is a high-side crash and what causes it.
  • What you should do to avoid these crashes.
  • Why many motorcycle instructors believe the “overuse of your rear brake” is a major cause of single-vehicle motorcycle accidents.
  • What simple piece of electronics would significantly reduce the number of low-side and high-side crashes.

Listen to the podcast then watch the three videos on my website at http://motorcyclementor.com/mmp-09-low-side-and-high-side-crashes-and-how-to-avoid-them-podcast/. Every motorcycle rider needs to understand what a low-side and high-side accident look like.

Note: I don’t like watching gory motorcycle crash videos. I don’t think it’s respectful to the person injured or killed. For that reason, I will never post videos on the site where the rider is seriously injured. In the videos below, the rider’s motorcycle and ego were the only things seriously damaged.

Help the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast

And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

Direct download: MMP09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

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