About MCCKeef

Guest blogger who is in to wheels, motors and games or videos about wheels and motors.

New Bikes: KTM 390 Duke

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I used to own a KTM 690 Duke III back before I bought my Harley. Yeah, I know a Harley isn’t anything like a Duke.  The Duke was a frickin’ huge 650 something CC single-cylinder thump-monster while the Harley is a twin-cylindered thumper of a different kind.  The Harley isn’t as fun during track days.  It doesn’t wheelie as easily.  It’s not nearly as tall in the seat, but it also… Read More

Follow Up: Nolan Family Benefit Ride

This past Saturday was the Nolan Family Benefit Ride which started and ended at our Smithville, MO retail location.  The day started off with a rain storm and although the temps were forecast to reach the mid 60s, it never really jumped past 40 until well after the last event rider headed home. Despite the cool dampness, there were lots of food, lots of music and a pretty good time… Read More

On Track! Heartland Park Topeka

This past weekend was the start of the 2013 Heartland Park Topeka track day season!  Despite some high winds and some, at times, frigid temperatures, over 100 riders braved the variable elements over the course of two days to test themselves against the track, learn a bit about control and have fun in the process. For more info about the HPT Track Days, check out the Track Days Facebook Page!

Event: Nolan Family Benefit Ride

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On Saturday the 27th, Motorcycle Closeouts will be the starting point for a benefit ride for the family of Mr. Danny Nolan who has been fighting cancer for over a year.  Local riders, customers, friends and more are encouraged to come out and enjoy some $2 hot dogs, $1 drinks and music.  Ride registration starts at 9AM with kickstands up and riders out an hour later.  Costs are $15 per… Read More

How To: Be Prepared For Your First Trackday


Here in Kansas City, the track day season is right around the corner. In two weeks we will, along with other local area sponsors, take in deep and stinging huffs of race gas, smoking tires, richly burning exhausts and plenty of screaming four-stroke engines thrown into corners at impossible lean angles and insurance-dropping speeds.

Gear Preview: ALiAS Motocross


Our buddy JG stopped in last week to show off his new favorite set of MX gear, the A1 by ALiAS MX. ALiAS has a very short history in the world of motorcross apparel, only appearing on scene after being founded in November of 2011.  With a partnership from the GEICO Honda sueprcross team shortly after, the riders and designers put their heads together and developed a set of athlete-inspired… Read More

Gear Preview: Firstgear Motorcycle Gloves


        A motorcyclists’ hands are probably the most important tools used when piloting a motorcycle.  Not only do they control the speed and rate of deceleration, they also help in steering and weighting our machines.  As important as they are, many times we overlook the importance of keeping our hands safe and comfortable until it is too late. Wearing gloves is an obvious way to protect one’s digits,… Read More

Insanity Deal: Scorpion EXO 750 Motorcycle Helmet

  We just got a great deal on the Scorpion EXO 750 full-face motorcycle helmet! It’s a great helmet with lots of first-class features at a coach price. And it comes in your favorite color: BLACK! Check out the specs: Shell: Technically advanced matrix shell is constructed of hand-laid fiberglass and Kevlar Dual density EPS impact liner Ventilation: Adjustable aero-tuned ventilation system features multiple intake and exhaust vents for superior… Read More

Heavy Thunderstorm Fails at Keeping Bikers at Home!

Cats. Dogs. Kitchen sinks. Whatever you call it, it was falling from the sky this weekend as the Kansas City metro area finally received some much needed rain.  Despite the fact that the storm of wet was being forecast days prior, some guys just couldn’t stay at home.  That’s okay though, we made sure that they got what they were in need of and then some!  

Field Trip: 2013 Arenacross at Sprint Center

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As mentioned previously on the Motocycle Closeouts Blog, the Amsoil Arenacross series had made it’s way to Kansas City!  Indoor motocross action on a small, tight and very technical track meant lots of excitement, exhaust fumes and a bombastic atmosphere that produced oohs and aaahs all night long.

ArenaCross Comes to Kansas City!

The Amsoil Arenacross series of motocross racing is going to be local this weekend at our  multipurpose Sprint Center.  If you’re a local and plan on going to this exciting motorcycle event, be sure to look for Motorcycle Closeouts’ booth!  Come early and enter to win a set of Thor Phase motocross gear courtesy of Parts Unlimited! Stay tuned for pics of the action from this upcoming weekend!  

Snowmageddon in Kansas City: The Quick Rundown

Yesterday we were hit with over a foot of snow in an area that barely gets an inch at a time.  That,obviously, shut the entire city down. As posted on our Instagram, you can see how bad the snow piled up, and with the mayor declaring a state of emergency, UPS having to shut down locally and the roads having abandoned cars strewn everywhere…  We decided to call it and everyone… Read More

A Helmet Made From Skratch

Last week, Big Boss and I drove 9 hours East to Indianapolis for the 2013 Dealer Expo and IMS Motorcycle Show double-header.  Not only were there lots motorcycles on hand, there were also a plethora of parts and gizmos for bikes as well.  Dealers from all over the country (and beyond) were walking the floor and every once in a while, a celebrity would pop up out of the crowd.… Read More

Field Trip: 2013 World of Wheels Show

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  This past weekend was the 53rd O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels show.  If you’ve never been to this Kansas City show, it is simply a gathering of motorcycles and automobiles under one roof.  But that’s generalizing by quite a bit as it’s much, much more than that.