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Leatt: Straight talk about neck braces

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Leatt: Straight talk about neck braces · Safety

We are beginning to see some very helpful information regarding neck brace testing from Leatt. We need to see more of this, from all the manufacturers, as well as some useful certification standards.  

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Public Service Announcement on spinal injury

May 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Public Service Announcement on spinal injury · Fitness and Health, Profiles in Riding, Safety

Here’s the spinal cord injury Public Service Announcement that Steve Bauer posted on Facebook. Click here or click the image to view. It’s an MP4 (Quicktime) video file.

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Alpinestars Integrated Protective Gear

April 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Racing, Reviews, Safety

Recently I had a brief email exchange with Ken Smith, editor of Australia-based VMX Magazine regarding the problems neck brace wearers have integrating other forms of protective gear. As Ken pointed out, everything from the bottom profile of your helmet to the shape of your chest protector/body armor can affect the way the neck brace […]

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Security: Keep your trailer secure

July 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Security: Keep your trailer secure · Safety, Workbench

We all know someone who’s had their bikes and/or gear stolen, if we haven’t been the victim of theft ourselves. Lately it seems that thieves are simply hitching up to the trailer and towing the whole thing off. I guess that’s the price we pay for increased popularity of our sport, and the rising value […]

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helmet head – the Arai difference

February 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on helmet head – the Arai difference · Industry, Safety

I’ve just returned from my pilgrimage to Indianapolis and the annual Powersports Dealer Expo. There was a lot going on there this year, despite the economy. The biggest news was the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, a law that went into effect last week and summarily killed about 20% of the motorcycle industry […]

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I qualified for my Ham radio license today

October 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on I qualified for my Ham radio license today · Safety

This is not really about motorcycling, except that I got the idea to do this from a post on the Wild Goose Moto Guzzi discussion board. I’ve been thinking about some way to have communications on my street bike for a while. Emergency communications mainly but, ultimately, I want to be able to do bike-to-bike […]

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Wearing the Leatt

April 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wearing the Leatt · Safety, Technology

As noted the other day, I spent last weekend at the Diamond Don’s Riverport AHRMA national. What a mudfest! I’d like to say that I had a great race and finished in the top three in my class, but that was not to be. I was running well in the first moto of Sportsman 250 […]

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Update on the cone-head helmet liner

March 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Update on the cone-head helmet liner · Safety, Technology

From Don Morgan, inventor of the cone-head motorcycle helmet liner technology, comes an e-mail update on this interesting approach to helmet safety. According to Don, the response to his appearance on “The New Inventors” (which named the cone-head 2007 Invention of the Year) has been huge, with interest from around the globe. A helmet using […]

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Which helmet is safest?

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Safety, Technology

Looking at the new Bell Moto-8 got me to thinking again about the controversial issue of helmets. Mainly because the Moto-8 is at the higher end of the price range for motorcycle helmets, and there is really no objective way of determining if your money is truly buying you more protection. In a non-scientific survey […]

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Protective gear from Indy – RC Evolution, Shock Doctor, Moto 8

March 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Protective gear from Indy – RC Evolution, Shock Doctor, Moto 8 · Safety, Technology

There were a handful of new safety products announced at Indy. I didn’t see them all but I did get a chance to see a couple of them up close and talk to the manufacturers. EVS Sports announced their RC-Evolution Race Collar, a less expensive competitor to the Leatt Brace. The RC-Evo is similar in design to […]

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