Good Gear – Get Your Head Into It!
Wondering what should be your most important piece of motorcycle riding gear?
Well, since you are on this site, you may know we are all about safe motorcycle riding. That includes learning to ride properly, getting a motorcycle license (riding legally) and wearing the correct gear.
We found this great overview from the Motorcycle Industry Council on why to wear a helmet (prevention of risk and head safety), features of a good helmet and how to fit one properly.
Just like a good helmet, the 5 minutes of this video is great insurance for you.
There are also 5 great messages for rider from the MIC (sound familiar?):
- Get trained and licensed
- Wear protective gear, all the time, including a DOT approved helmet
- Ride sober
- Ride within your own skill limits
- Take refresher courses
Hope you find this valuable. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.
The Best of the Net for Motorcycle Gear Deals
This is a “NO BS!” Post.
It just includes the best deals we can find on motorcycle stuff for Cyber Monday! GET SOME!
We put these in order of priority for you. If you don’t want to shop around, go to Motorcycle Center. You want to shop around, go down the list.
40%-60% off lots of gear +
10% cash back on all orders +
110% price match guarantee +
no hassle returns =
Bike Bandit offering 20% on their whole site.
Get whatever gear you need for next motorcycle season here!
Motorcycle Superstore offering great discounts on “last year’s models”.
Don’t be shy about saving some cash on good gear from last year. There are some great helmet deals and jackets here.
Thanks for visiting the site. Glad to have you. Add a comment if you have questions or just to say “thanks!” for getting you some deal info.
Review: The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance
The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance: Tips & Techniques to Keep Your Motorcycle in Top Condition
This is a sold overview book on how motorcycles work and how to maintain them and fix them when they don’t.
This is a practical reference and covers many brands and styles of bikes – a great general reference and good alongside the owner’s service manual whether you need to use the step-by-step instructions for basic maintenance techniques. If you want to wrench on your bike yourself, or just want to learn enough to have an intelligent conversation with the guys at your shop’s service department, this book will get you there.
This book includes more than 500 color photos and a thorough index to make it an especially user-friendly reference for home motorcycle mechanics of all skill levels.
Important Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance?
Modern Motorcycle Technology Book Review
“Modern Motorcycle Technology” offers motorcyclists a fantastic technical overview and explanation for all the major mechanical and electrical systems on a motorcycle.
Be it sport bike, cruiser, tourer, dual-sport, or off-road machine you’ll learn precisely how your bike works and, more importantly, why it works. Know more about what you have under your legs and be a better rider, mechanic and/or be in a better position to know what your bike needs at the shop when it’s time from some attention.
Author Massimo Clarke takes you through all the major components of your motorcycle focusing on subjects such as engine architecture, fuel systems, transmission, and chassis. The text is accompanied by revealing photos and diagrams that reinforce and help clarify precisely how these systems work.
Whether new to motorcycling or a road-seasoned veteran rider, you’ll find page after page of fascinating information.
“Modern Motorcycle Technology” is another great reference for you.
Why is Modern Motorcycle Technology Useful?
This is an incredibly detailed book outlining how all the parts of the motorcycle, from the bolts up, are designed, made and used in a variety of motorcycles. Knowing more about how your bike works will for sure make you a better rider and keep you better “tuned” to your bike and its needs.