How To Install An Intercom In Your Motorcycle Helmet

Although this article is about motorcycle intercoms, this technology actually has a long, interesting history. Contrary to what a lot of people think, intercom technology didn’t start with telephones. They started with speaking tubes.  With a design very similar to the “two cans joined by a string” trope you see in children’s cartoons, speaking tubes were commonplace in commercial spaces. A lot of office buildings had them installed by engineers by the late 1800s. You could connect up to 25 different offices with the most advanced of these. Speaking tubes were followed by telephones to answer phone calls as intercom technology…

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Why Wear Motorcycle Gloves When You’re Out Riding

The anatomy of the human hand is layered with intricate designing to help you perform the most nimble of tasks. The bones present in the hand are of three types: Phalanges: The 14 bones present in the fingers Metacarpal Bones: The 5 bones that comprise the middle part Carpal Bones: The 8 bones that comprise the wrist These bones have been working together with the muscular and nervous system throughout history to perform tasks that pushed our race forward. As you can tell, hands are a pretty big deal. So they need to be taken care of. In the event…

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Affordable, Beautiful DIY Vinyl Wraps For Your Motorcycle

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance is one of my favorite books (go figure).  One of the passages from the book is as follows: “The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.” When comparing models, people argue about many things. The bike’s acceleration, engine efficiency, and how much fuel it burns through. But the most important metric of comparison for a motorcycle (as with everything else) is the satisfaction…

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Your Friends Will Love These – 5 Insane Motorbike Christmas Gifts

The holidays are near.  And for better or worse, ‘Tis the season. For better because you’re going to receive gifts from other people. For worse because, well, you’ll have to spend on gifts for other people. Just kidding. Jokes aside: it doesn’t matter if it’s for Secret Santa at work or your family and friends back home- gifts matter to people. Including the people giving them. I love seeing my nephew’s little face light up when he unwraps the video games I gift him that his parents didn’t. I love surprising my friends with the occasional bottle of wine and…

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How To Best Listen To Music On A Motorcycle?

Now there’s a question you don’t get to see every day. “Listening to music while riding?” Yes. “Seriously? Yes. “There are so many things wrong with that I don’t even know where to begin.” Cool, let me begin for you. Why you think listening to music on a motorcycle is dangerous: The problem “I’ve read up on all those crashes on the highways. A lot of them were idiots with headphones. I don’t need to read mass-produced pamphlets by safety experts to know how dangerous riding with headphones is”. This is a valid fear to have – and an important…

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The Best Bobber Motorcycle Kits – Why Are Bobbers So Beautiful?

In a postmodernist culture, most things are rejected with irony and sarcasm, dismissed as ‘fake’. This is the reason why vintage engineering holds so much power. Leather jackets. Tuxedos. Young men pretending to enjoy whiskey because their friends in frats drown in beer. This is one of the reasons the bobber motorcycle is making a comeback. A staple among hardline motorcycle enthusiasts back in the 90s, the bobber motorcycle is the physical embodiment of authenticity. Stripping away unnecessary kilograms of vanity, the Bobber does not concern itself with trying to look cool.  And that makes it look much, much cooler.…

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Ultimate Guide to Types of Motorcycle Helmets

When you’re looking for a helmet for your motorcycle, there’s a lot more to think about than just what looks cool (although that may be very important to you, too!) A helmet is primarily a piece of safety gear, not a fashion accessory, and the right one could save your life in an accident. There are six main types of motorcycle helmets that this article will explain, so you can decide which is right for you: Full-face Modular (flip-up) Open face (3/4 helmet) Half helmet (‘brain bucket’) Off-road (motocross helmet) Dual sport (crossover, hybrid, enduro, adventure) Let’s take a detailed…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Motorcycle Intercom

Have you ever been riding with a passenger on your motorcycle and had to turn your head and shout to tell them something? How many times have you gotten lost in an unfamiliar city because you couldn’t watch your GPS and drive? What if we told you there’s a way to solve all those problems and more? Installing a motorcycle intercom system can make your rides a lot more pleasant and safer. From things as little as being able to listen to your favorite music while you ride to things as big as being able to warn fellow riders about…

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