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Do Motorcycle Helmets Have To Be DOT Approved? (Explained)

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has stern conditions manufacturers of motorcycle helmets must meet. They concern a motorcycle helmet’s field of vision, retention process, resistance to penetration, and safety labeling.    The thoroughly documented DOT testing procedure is one of the most uncompromising in the world, as far as impact tests go, but do motorcycle helmets …

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Is Motorcycle Engine Braking Good or Bad? (Explained)

Engine braking is when forces within your motorcycle motor seize, effectively slowing the bike’s momentum without applying external front and rear brakes. Not only does this disengage the fuel injection, but engine braking also closes the throttle valve and restricts forced airflow. The airflow restriction causes a vacuum that works against your motor’s cylinders, converting …

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