Words By Noble McIntyre
Photos By Jeff Cobb
SOURCE: Motorcycle Safety News
Motorcycles have always evoked an image of freedom, individuality, and as the case may be, rebellion. With that freedom, there is also the possibility of an injury.
Motorcycle safety has evolved significantly over the years and the rudimentary helmet and classic leather jacket have been replaced by modern materials.
Interest in developing motorcycle helmets began in 1935, when T.E. Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia) suffered a fatal motorcycle crash. His neurosurgeon, Hugh Cairns, began the research that would eventually lead to the development of the motorcycle crash helmet. The first patent for a motorcycle helmet was submitted in 1953 by Professor C. F. “Red” Lombard.
Riding is risky enough and racers know not to take excessive chances with their gear; their tech is continually trickling down to street riders. (Click on photos to enlarge.) Continue reading
Love the look of the DS helmets do not love the drag many report at highways speeds. This Icon looks and sounds like a decent DS alternative to its more expensive cousins like BMW, Arai and Shoei.
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We have been posting on this blog since really June 2011. Me, as in Leslie has reviewed 100′s of motorcycle accessories, bikes and gear, etc…and I really try to be fair and honest without losing credibility or defacing a company. Up until now I have to say it’s been real easy to keep things positive or critique as constructively as I can.
However, recently,I was shocked by the response I got from a return I recently made and I will keep the business name anonymous for now because I can’t wait to see how they actually handle my order. Please note: These lights were ON SALE for the public. He did not discount them as a special favour to me as he implies in the below email…
Scenario is simple: I order Rigid Aux LED lights for both our bikes from a USA company as I do in many cases, I see what they really look like on the same bike as ours this past weekend and decided NOPE, not for us…too big for the place we want to mount lights. Simple right? Well, even before I refused the package that I spent a lot of $$ to be shipped to Canada I emailed the owner, said thank you for answering all my questions but unfortunately these lights won’t work for us so I was going to not even open the package and just send it back….this is the first email I got back. Continue reading
Cheryl and I have been wearing Alpinestars Scout Boots for years now and actually LOVE them…but like anything else new boots come out on the market always tempting us to try another.
SOURCE: MPN Motorcycle & Powersports News
Nice recommendations…maybe not so much for the ADV bike but nonetheless still good info….
Each week, we present our readers with the best new products on the market. While all the gadgets, apparel and tools we share are valued by dealers, some simply stand above the rest. We’ve rounded up the most clicked items on our website, presenting you with the top 25 items of 2012.
1. Centramatic On-Board Wheel Balancers for Harley-Davidsons
2. Saddlemen Adventure Track Seat
3. Motonation Vemar Eclipse Night Vision Helmet
4. Midland BT Next Bluetooth Stereo Intercom
Beware some pics are very graphic….this is my warning. Safety is something we take seriously and I truly appreciate the humility of this article and the pics to prove that wearing no protection and the theory that plain old jeans are better than nothing…well???? Just don’t work even a low-speed crashes…video at the end of the post too…thanks Deb & Gary!
SOURCE HELL FOR LEATHER
In the ranks of embarrassing pictures you could have posted on the Internet of yourself, I’m going to guess this one is close to the top. Yeah, that’s my ass, clearly visible through my shredded Y-fronts, rubbed raw and bleeding from sliding down the road. Those undies provided about as much protection as the Levis 511s I was wearing, which is to say none. This happened at around 35 to 40mph.
Sounds too good to be true but apparently it is!
Rigby Idaho is central to some of the world’s most authentic, adventuresome and demanding riding conditions. It’s no wonder why KLIM creates the most technical riding gear available… we live where it’s most needed!
A couple of months ago we sent our jackets back to KLIM USA to have the collars shortened on our Latitude jackets. This is a mod that anyone can get presently as there have been quite a few complaints about the stiffness and height. After this trip Cheryl has decided to return to her Traverse suit and has asked me to put her suit up for sale. I am still up in the air about it.
We have worn this suit for over 6500 KM now.
- Nov 2012 UPDATE: We both SOLD our Latitudes. In the end, nice looking suit but the stiffness of the Cordura was over kill for us. We are both back to wearing our Traverse and I have to admit the fit of the Traverse pants especially WINS!
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