First Foray into Chinese Motorcycle Parts…

It’s a brave, new [global] world out there, and at this point, we have probably all used parts made in China.  Whether it be cheap turn signals, inexpensive tires, or the road-specific clothing we don for our rides around these United States of America, the lower cost of parts produced in China is appealing…  Read More …

Initial Impressions: Hard Core Long-Johns….

Courtesy Real Men, Real Style

If you ride through the winter, you know that the layers you choose make all the difference in the world.  The ability to get the thinnest, warmest gear available becomes paramount, when the wind starts hitting you at 70MPH, and the temperature is only 35 degrees outside.  It’s estimated the temp drops approximately 20 degrees while riding, and sometimes that estimate seems conservative.  Windy days can add pain to the equation… Read More …

Modular Helmets with Sun Visors…safety at it’s best

AGV Modular Helmet with Sun Visor

The first helmet I bought when I got back into riding was a fairly cheap number, full-faced and plenty sturdy.  Because I was just happy to be riding again, I never gave much thought to the visor.  It came with the clear type, and although I am sure that a tinted replacement was available (for an extra fee), I stuck with the original, and wore sun glasses inside the helmet, when the weather was nice.  Most helmets offer an accessory of a sun visor, but this requires you carry an awkward visor in your bags, and to unscrew the clear, and attach the new one. Read More …