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Friday, October 31st, 2014

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On My Way To Eicma 2015, Comfortably On My Scooter

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Funny Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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I'm on my way for my annual pilgrimage to Milan Click for map, visiting world's biggest motorcycle exhibition; EICMA Open link in a new window. As usual, most forms of transportation will be used; scooter, train, car (taxi) and airplane. More later...

Riding scooter comfortably







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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Helite Improves The Motorcycle Airbag With Turtle Technology

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Safety
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Helite logo
The French company called Helite Open link in a new window makes and sell airbag vests and jackets. The big difference with many other of these safety equipment makers, like Dainese or Bering to name a few, is that you don't need to place equipment on your motorcycle. Doing that increases the cost of this safety equipment. No, Helite use a cable attached to your motorcycle. When you leave your motorcycle unwillingly, it pulls the cable, releasing the CO2 into the vest/jacket.

Airbag clothing have proven themselves over the last few years, particularly in motorcycle racing. You just need to watch a MotoGP race to see that all riders have airbag racing leathers. And you just need to see them crashing and then walking away (okay, they are a bit thicker since the airbag is pumped up, making them look a bit like a mini-Michelin man..Bibendum Open link in a new window) to know that the technology works.

The Helite style works well. It's not as intelligent at Dainese, but neither is the price. And you don't have to worry about forgetting to unhook the airbag cable from your motorcycle when you leave it on our purpose; you need to really pull hard to make it release the CO2.

Helite Airnest Turtle

Anyway, Helite have perfectioned their airbag vests. They have upgraded their Airnest vest with what they call Turtle technology. This means, your vest become like a turtle.

Currently if you use any of the airbag jackets/leathers out there, crashing into the business end of a pole, it will pierce through the "air" layer and then onto the hard protector layer. That is because airbag clothing was meant to make you safe when crashing into a barrier, or onto the ground. But if you are heading for a pole, like a light pole, or fence stick, then you could well be in trouble.

Helite Airnest Turtle

The Turtle is in fact a hard shell on the outside instead of the inside, which when it hits something hard and pointy, is dissipates the energy along the whole shell, not just in that area.

Just look at the little demonstration video in this link Open in this link link in a new window (Facebook page). The guy is hitting the back of the biker with an AXE!!!

The Helite Airnest Turtle is very fast. It blows up to 100% within 100 milliseconds. The back protector is certified EN 1621-2.

Watch the video below for more explanations.

Price: black vest: €549, yellow vest: €599

Click here to read more about the Helite Airnest Turtle vest Open Click here to read more about the Helite Airnest Turtle vest link in a new window



Via: L'equipement




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Safety: Be Visible At Night - MotoGlo

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Safety
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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American company Whistler Group knows that as a motorcycle rider you need to be very visible at night. When it's dark, even if your motorcycle has bright colors, you will be easily missed by cars and trucks. And when you start slowing down or turning, you are in a dangerous position.

Whistler MotoGlo

Therefore they have recently released MotoGlo Open MotoGlo link in a new window, a safety device that gets attached to your helmet. It attaches itself to full or flip-up helmets and consists of 10 ultra bright LED lights.

With a controller that gets installed on your motorcycle, that receives your bike's electrical signals, it sends instructions to your helmet's lights wirelessly.

Whistler MotoGlo

The back of your helmet will light up depending on what you are doing. They will be on normally, but not intensely, when riding, offering a better visibility during normal riding at night. But hit the brakes, and the lights turn very bright red. Turn on the indicator, and they turn orange (on the side to which you are turning).

This way you will be seen, especially by vehicles that are high, like trucks and SUVs.

Whistler MotoGlo

The controller can be paired with more than one MotoGlo helmet. This way if you have a pillion, your passenger's helmet will also light up.

The unit has an onboard battery that will last about 12 hours and can be recharged with a USB cable.

Not bad. Safety first. Have a look at the video below.

Price: US$99 to US$124

Click here to read more about the Whistler MotoGlo motorcycle safety lights. Open Whistlergroup link in a new window



Via: Motorcycle Thailand




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Hire That Gardener/Landscaper. Now!

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Funny Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Now if I could hire this gardener to work in my little garden, I would be a happy man. I could have a garden full of motorcycle shaped trees and shrubs.

Great gardener







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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Practical - Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Ideas
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Leaving your precious motorcycle outside to sleep is not really a good thing. First of all, the elements are very unkind towards the bike, and secondly, it becomes visible to douchebags who think nothing about taking it away. But not everyone has a garage, and not everyone has the space for one. A garage takes up a lot of space in your garden, so not very usable if you only have a small place.

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

But a German company has a solution for you. It's called Die Motorrad Garage Open Die Motorrad Garage link in a new window, which stands for The Motorcycle Garage, and what it is, is a telescopic garage. This means when it's not in use, it's "folded", taking up a minimum of space, and when you need to put your motorcycle to sleep at night, just extend it over your bike and close the door.

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

The inside, even when there's not motorcycle inside, can store useful stuff, like oil, WD-40, tape, tools, helmets, jacket, etc. Just like a normal garage. When not in use, the garage takes up 43 centimeters (17 inches).

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

Ride your motorcycle next to your garage, open the door and use the handle to pull out the garage, enveloping your ride. Totally telescoped out, the garage takes up a maximum of 1.35 meters (53 inches). Mind you, that's a maximum, useful if you have panniers on your bike for example.

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

Basically you can place the garage next to a wall, or even ...

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

... freestanding. Any place where you can place your motorcycle in your garden will work.

Maybe even if you live in a flat, you can get permission to install this alongside one of the building's walls.

Below is a video on how the garage is used. Looks really simple. Price is on request, you'll need to contact the manufacturer directly.

Click here to visit the Motorrad Garage site Open Die-Motorradgarage link in a new window (in German only).



Via: L'equipement




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Safety: Excellent Australian Motorcycle Safety Program - The Best

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Ads Safety Video Feeds
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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We've seen many motorcycle safety programs over the years, and we've shared them with you for your enjoyment and/or education. Three countries that seem to be fighting to have the best safety programs are Australia, France and the UK. All three have some excellent programs, well thought-out and often hard hitting. But this recent Australian programs, from the NSW (New South Wales) state, takes the prize. It's excellent, fun and very educational. Bravo!!

There are 4 very short videos, shown below, that are interesting and just introduce the topic. The topic is "can you spot the dangers to stay alive on your motorcycle". Well, the 4th one is actually aimed at car drivers, but the message remains the same.

Each video pushes you to go to their special web site to do a test ride. In this test ride simulator, you decide what kind of a motorcycle you want to ride (naked or sports), whether you want to commute or go for a Sunday spin and how you want to control the ride (it works on tablets and computers).

Click for bigger version of Australia Ride To Live Site
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It's amazingly well done, and honest, you do pick up a thing or two. Every time you fail (like when you crash into a car), the system shows you your telemetric data and a suggestion. Bravo NSW. Well done.

Oh yeah, and if you live in Australia, they even list some nice routes you can ride on in NSW.

Below are the short videos, followed by the link to the test ride site called Ride To Live Open Ride To Live link in a new window. Have fun.









Click here to go to the Live To Ride hazard test site. Open Click here to go to the Live To Ride hazard test site. link in a new window (go on, you know you want to).






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My Kind Of A Lady

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Entertainment Funny Female
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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This is my kind of a lady. Riding a motorcycle with high heels; classy!

Perfect lady







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