Arai: Committed To Crafting A Better Helmet

  Here at Road Rider, we are asked time and time again, “What’s so special about an Arai helmet?” If you ask us, we’ll tell you what’s different about Arai helmets has as much to do with things you can see and feel as with things you can’t. We’ll tell you about Arai’s one-of-a-kind experience, that […]

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The Givi Luggage Guide: Buyer Basics

Are you over struggling to find ways of transporting daily essentials and road trip gear on your motorcycle? Whatever kind of roads you ride and wherever you’re headed next, Givi knows how to get your luggage there in a better way. Givi’s world-renowned and well-traveled motorcycle luggage systems are carefully engineered and beautifully crafted with Italian authority to withstand […]

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Motorcycle Battery Buyer’s Guide

If you need a new motorcycle battery, give us a call at (408) 227-6936 or stop by to check our current inventory and make sure you get the right battery for your bike. We maintain a huge inventory of batteries and always have batteries on hand for the most common bike models, along with many, […]

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Spring Maintenance Basics

Prep Your Bike! Spring Maintenance Projects It’s time to get your bike ready for the spring riding season! Do the dirty work now so you can enjoy safe riding this spring without any unexpected interruptions. By spending a little time routinely on your oil and air systems, tires, brakes, cables, and chain, your motorcycle will stay healthy and […]

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New Rider Gear Guide

Hey new rider, welcome to the world of motorcycling! If you’ve never had to shop for motorcycle gear or a helmet before – even if you have – you may find it hard to pick out what’s right for you from the overwhelming number of options available. When you visit Road Rider, we’ll do our […]

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Road Rider Tire Shop Policies and FAQ

Below you’ll find information about our tire shop policies regarding the following issues: Tire repair Tire rotation (tread direction) Scratched rims Incorrect tire size Valve stems Tube replacement Tire pressure Nitrogen Safety reminder about riding on new tires If you have additional questions, concerns, or need help choosing a tire, give us a call at (408) […]

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Guide To Back Protectors and Replacement Armor

When you buy motorcycle gear, you’re paying for protection, and that protection comes in two main forms–abrasion-resistant fabrics, and impact-absorbing armor. Our focus here is the latter, impact protection, and in this Guide To Back Protectors and Replacement Armor we’ll give you an overview of what you can typically expect from a pair of motorcycle pants […]

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Motorcycle Helmet Buyer’s Guide

When you buy a new motorcycle helmet, whether it cost a hundred or eight-hundred dollars, you should be confident that you chose the best helmet for your head within your budget, and not just for the rest of the day–for the rest of your helmet’s life. Motorcycle Helmet Buyer’s Guide It’s easy for first-time buyers […]

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CARB Emissions Rules For California Motorcycles and Aftermarket Parts

This is not meant to be construed as legal advice or an interpretation of California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations. We encourage you to visit CARB’s website, specifically the page on Motorcycle Aftermarket Parts, to familiarize yourself with general CARB emissions rules and restrictions on emissions system modifications.  In the past decade, our great state and the […]

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Waterproof Gear Guide

If you’re in the market for some new motorcycle gear, you may find all the different kinds of waterproofing materials and choices out there baffling. Who hasn’t wondered, why is this jacket $800 and that one is only $200? Are all waterproof and breathable membranes created equally? Will these pants be all steamy inside like […]

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