Motorcycle Saddlebags

Motorcycle Saddlebags

THE EASIEST WAY TO INCREASE YOUR LUGGAGE CAPACITY Motorcycle saddlebags represent the easiest way to increase your bike’s storage capacity. Tankbags (that sit on your gas tank) are even easier to add and remove, but most do not have the storage capacity of saddle bags. (However, there are some tankbags that are HUGE). If you […]

April 20th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Chaps – Leather Leg Protection

Motorcycle Chaps – Leather Leg Protection

LEATHER BIKER CHAPS: A CRUISING BIKER TRADITION Leather motorcycle chaps are designed to provide protection for the legs. Chaps became more popularized within biker culture in the early 1960’s and they can be traced back to the American cowboy days when they were worn as leg protection for riding horses through brushy terrain. Leather motorcycle […]

April 18th, 2009 by MCg 

Bluetooth Headsets and Intercoms for Motorcycles

Bluetooth Headsets and Intercoms for Motorcycles

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY FOR MOTORCYCLE COMMUNICATIONS “Bluetooth” is a weird name for a technology that incorporates short-range communications, like a personal radio station, from fixed and/or mobile devices. What that means is that Bluetooth creates a wireless personal-area network that allows different electronic gadgets to talk to each other, to send and receive both voice and […]

April 12th, 2009 by MCg 

Armored Back Protection

Armored Back Protection

MOTORCYCLE SPINE AND BACK PROTECTION Back and spine protection is not always included as part of the complement of armor in all motorcycle jackets. And for those motorbike jackets that do include back protection, that armor, like the rest of armored components, needs periodic replacement. Alpinestars, Bohn Fox Racing, and Tourmaster are among the manufacturers […]

April 4th, 2009 by MCg 

What Are The Different Types of Motorcycle Battery Chargers?

What Are The Different Types of Motorcycle Battery Chargers?

TAKING CARE OF YOUR MOTORCYCLE BATTERY Your motorcycle uses a lead-acid battery to provide its initial get up and go. Your battery is continuously discharging while its electrical energy is being used, and is being re-charged while the motorcycle is in operation. Heck, your battery is slowly discharging every day, even if it is not […]

March 27th, 2009 by MCg 

Bohn Armored Underwear

Bohn Armored Underwear

MORE PROTECTION UNDERNEATH WHATEVER YOU’RE WEARING Bohn makes armored shorts, pants, shirts, back protectors and chest protectors that are worn under existing garments. Specifically regarding the shorts and pants, they give the rider the benefit of armored protection while wearing jeans, or other non-armored pants.  They would be more accurately described as a sort of […]

March 19th, 2009 by MCg 

Octane Booster Riders: You Know Who You Are

Octane Booster Riders: You Know Who You Are

TO BEGIN WITH, WHAT IS OCTANE? The different octane ratings that you see every time you select which gas to put in your bike’s tank is a measure of that fuel’s resistance to engine “knocking.” Engine knocking is a rattling or pinging sound that results from the engine’s fuel-air mixture igniting before it’s supposed to. […]

March 10th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Armor and Ironman

Motorcycle Armor and Ironman

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ARMOR FOR RIDER PROTECTION Wearing protective safety armor on your motorcycle won’t give you superpowers, like Ironman. But it will help you walk away from some (but not all) mishaps when you might not have been able to do so otherwise. Following are the major types of protective armor available for riders. 1 […]

February 27th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Saddlebags: Head Out On The Highway

Motorcycle Saddlebags: Head Out On The Highway

Saddlebags for Cruisers, Sport Bikes, Sport Tourers, Street Bikes, Dual-Purpose Bikes, Etc. Motorcycle saddlebags (also called panniers) can be made of metal, hard plastic, leather, or fabric, or sometimes a combination of materials. Saddlebags may be permanently fixed to the motorbike or may be readily removable to be used when needed. Adding saddlebags to your […]

February 19th, 2009 by MCg 

What’s The Difference Between Fog Lights and Driving Lights?

What’s The Difference Between Fog Lights and Driving Lights?

Motorcycle Fog Lights I bet you’ve ridden through some fog thick enough that your headlight simply bounced back at you (particularly at night). In that case, your headlight was refracted through a gazillion little water droplets to create one big bright wall of nothing that you were riding into: hardly a riding scenario that inspires […]

February 15th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Intercom Systems: Let There Be Communication!

Motorcycle Intercom Systems: Let There Be Communication!

MOTORCYCLE HELMET INTERCOM SYSTEMS The state of the art of MOTORCYCLE INTERCOM SYSTEMS is continuing to improve. In brief, some of the primary communication needs for riders are: – Rider to Passenger – Biker to Biker Additionally, if you are going to add audio capabilities to your helmet, for the purpose of communication, you might […]

February 11th, 2009 by MCg 

What a Motorcycle Cover Says About its Owner

What a Motorcycle Cover Says About its Owner

What Does YOUR Motorcycle Cover Say About You? If motorcycle covers could talk, what would they say? I mean, they are likely very low on the list of motorcycle accessories that most owners would care to discuss or promote to their riding buddies. But a MOTORCYCLE COVER is a very obvious representation of an owner […]

February 7th, 2009 by MCg 

Leather Biker Wallets: More Than Harley Davidson

Leather Biker Wallets: More Than Harley Davidson

How Many Leather Biker Wallets? Leather biker wallets (or chain wallets) have a simple purpose:  To secure a biker’s wallet to his pants by a chain so that it won’t be lost, even if the wallet is dislodged from a pocket while riding a motorbike. Although this style of wallet has always been identified with […]

February 4th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Kidney Belts: Rock and Roll Torso Support

Motorcycle Kidney Belts: Rock and Roll Torso Support

Motocross Kidney Belts Motorcycle kidney belts are primarily designed to protect the internal organs of off-road and motocross riders. KIDNEY BELTS secure your gut from all the bouncing around your body is subject to while riding in the dirt, sand, gravel, rocks, mud, trails, woods, mountains, creeks, etc. Additionally, they support your lower back, which […]

January 31st, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Tool Kits and Mechanical Nirvana

Motorcycle Tool Kits and Mechanical Nirvana

Motorcycle Tool Kits: You Can’t Take ALL Your Tools on the Road! MOTORCYCLE TOOL KITSare about COMPROMISE. If you are a biker who is mechanically inclined, or passionate about doing your own maintenance – you’ve probably got plenty of tools in your garage. And you sure don’t need anyone to remind you that all those […]

January 31st, 2009 by MCg 
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