1. Summer Motorcycle Safety Tips All Riders Should Know

    At Ruhnke’s Xtreme Cycles, we know that summertime is the prime motorcycle season. With that in mind, it’s vital that you and other riders keep safety measures in mind when hitting the road. To help keep our customers safe, we’ve compiled a tidy list of some basic safety precautions to take into account before your next big ride. 6 Safety Checks Before You Ride You shouldn’t wait until you…Read More

  2. 8 Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

    Clear summer skies can be the opportune time to fire up the bike and go for a long ride. Those sunny days can be deceptive, however, as rising temperatures can take their toll on your body, putting you at risk for injury or worse. With that in mind, here are 8 tips that we at Ruhnke’s Xtreme Cycles have put together to keep you riding with your head held high, even in the middle of July. Drink L…Read More

  3. What to Wear for Summer Riding

    Beat the Heat by Dressing for Success Given the option, we’re fairly certain that most riders wouldn’t make the choice to go for a long, long ride in the oppressive summer heat. However, sometimes the Point B to your Point A is on the other side of a long stretch of highway that goes straight through the desert. The uneducated rider could be tempted to shed layers in order to combat the scorch…Read More

  4. Easy Motorcycle Rider Stereotypes

    Learning to Ride With a Sense of Humor With all that’s going on in the world around us, we figured it was time for a little levity. After the simply roaring success of our “How to Let Everyone Know You Ride a Motorcycle” post, we figured we’d throw a few more jabs at the community we love so very much. So let’s take a look at a few figures we all might recognize at the next group ride. T…Read More

  5. How to Stay Ride-Ready During a Pandemic

    Riding Free in the Age of Coronavirus Unless you’ve got axle grease packed in your ears, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the COVID-19 global pandemic. It’s all over the news and for good reason. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to keep yourself safe during this crisis (so long as you follow the CDC’s guidelines), but keeping yourself entertained while social distancing is another thing entir…Read More

  6. Tips for Your First Long-Distance Motorcycle Ride

    Entering the Proving Grounds After countless laps around parking lots, hundreds of miles of city traffic, and dozens of half-day trips to nearby Midland, you’ve got that itch. No longer content to just treat your bike as a simple commuter, you’re ready to hit the road and take part in that timeless tradition - The Motorcycle Road Trip. But there’s more to a long-distance ride than just keepi…Read More

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    What to Look for In a Motorcycle Trailer

    You love to ride your motorcycle. It gives you the freedom and a connection with nature that is hard to come by with other vehicles. You can feel the air as you cruise along the highway or on a dirt path, feel the sun’s rays warm you, and see all around you unhindered. Now that you have your motorcycle, you’ll probably need a motorcycle trailer to haul it around, especially if you have a dirt …Read More

  8. How to Let Everyone Know You Ride a Motorcycle

    Kings of the Highway The door to the room swings open with a bang, and a modern-day knight clad in black leather strides in. Helmet clutched in one hand and riding gloves in the other, this guy works his way across the room as your friend leans over and whispers “this guy rides.” Instinctively, you knew this to be true. His entire aura just reeks of motor oil and gasoline. You see, riding a mo…Read More

  9. The First Upgrades You Should Make On Your Bike

    First Things First The greatest appeal to motorcycles is, of course, that unrivaled sense of freedom and exploration you get while riding one. The second biggest appeal is the ability to tinker with your ride. Thanks to the rather skeletal nature of most motorcycle construction, you can get at the parts quickly and easily, allowing you to add, remove, swap, and mix-match parts as you see fit.  As…Read More

  10. Winter Motorcycle Riding Tips

    Riding Like a Pro in the Cold Season We’re lucky here in Texas that the winter weather never gets too bad. The temps might drop into the 30s and we might get some ice on the roads, but we still get plenty of that brassy Texas sunshine. That said, the season does change enough that it makes riding a motorcycle a little more exciting. So how do you stay rubber side down and hair side up while ridi…Read More