This week, our Staff Favorite Pick features Jace and his dream helmet, the Shoei VFX-W Helmet – K-Dub 3. Jace works at our retail store in Smithville, MO. He has been racing hare scrambles since 2006, and has several championships under his belt. He recently made the decision to step up to a Shoei helmet.
My head isn’t an easy fit. I’ve tried out a lot of helmets over the years. Some fit better than others. All were either “low budget” or mid-level helmets. Many saw thousands of miles of use. Only two were crash tested. Most recently, I was hit by a car a couple of weeks before Christmas. I was wearing a Shoei RF-1100. It was about 10,000 miles earlier that I had… Read More
Maybe you’re fortunate enough to have ideal riding weather all year, but a vast majority of this country doesn’t share that luxury. Many riders know the painful withdrawal of winter storage. This winter has been especially brutal, which is going to make the arrival of spring that much sweeter. I do ride all year, but it is out of necessity. Winter riding is not fun to me, and I rarely… Read More
Some days it’s harder than others to resist spending my paycheck at work. The day we got in our large shipment of Shoei VFX-W Dissent helmets was one of the hardest. I haven’t owned a working car since I started riding in early 2009, so I demand a lot from my helmets. Not only do I have a head that’s hard to fit well, I spend a lot of time… Read More
BONUS! We’d like to wish all of our customers a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Please eat, drink and be merry while celebrating this holiday of giving thanks. Unless you have a severe bird phobia, we urge you to check out the wild turkey in the following clip that refuses to be a Thanksgiving meal for a couple of bikers on their motorcycle… http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=cIuFsUj4Tew HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Unless you live far enough south, you’re probably not crazy enough to try to ride all year. I am one of those crazy few who rides through winter, but I only ride one of my motorcycles; I store the other one, as it isn’t suited for riding in the snow. Storing your motorcycle for winter is easier than you might think. Here are the basics to ensure your ride is… Read More
Motorcycle enthusiasts tend to be passionate about riding. If they love motorcycles so passionately, you would think they’d be easier to shop for. But, if you have someone on your holiday list that loves to ride, you probably know how hard it is to find that perfect, relevant, motorcycle-related gift. Even if you’re a fellow rider yourself, there is no accounting for taste when it comes to riding gear and… Read More
This is why I should have had a kickstart. Sweat was pouring down my back and face. With a white knuckled grip on my bent handlebars, I stood next to my battered motorcycle and threw another hasty, wild-eyed glance over my shoulder. I didn’t need to look. I knew they were getting closer. I could hear them– their eerie moaning, their shuffling feet dragging broken glass and blood stained debris… Read More