Scared Of Rain Getting Your Visor Wet? We’ve Got You

This should be a surprise to none of you: gray skies make it much harder to see. Not just because they’re gray, but because of what turns them gray. There are many well-researched articles like this one that tell us about how much harder rain makes it see, due to droplets: Making street lamps less bright by blocking part of their light output Scattering light rays (meaning less light reflected by objects to your eye; meaning less visibility) Droplets on headlamps causing light to “backscatter” and create a glare in your field of vision (makes it much harder on your…

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How to Wrap a Motorcycle Helmet in 15 Steps

It’s rarely mentioned when discussing the motorcycle culture, but motorcyclists are surprisingly high up on the list of people who care a lot about their outfits. They’re pretty picky about their helmet and jacket matching the color schemes of their bikes. Custom paint jobs, however, can be prohibitively expensive. Wrapping a helmet, though, is inexpensive and easy to do yourself. How do you wrap a motorcycle helmet? In a clean, windless space, remove all removable components and clean the helmet with rubbing alcohol. Roughly cut the vinyl into the needed shapes. leaving an inch or two or all sides. Heat…

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Can you Wear a Snowmobile Helmet on a Motorcycle?

Snowmobile and motorcycle riding are two of the most popular motorsports out there. For the rider to be as safe as possible, finding the right helmet is always the best option. Snowmobiles and motorcycles are both critical pieces of machinery, and helmets are often required while the vehicle is in motion. Since helmets seem to do the same thing, can you wear helmets designed for different motorsports? Can you Wear a Snowmobile Helmet on a Motorcycle? While any helmet may seem like it will work, the truth is that snowmobile and motorcycle helmet are not built the same. The environment…

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Why Your Bike Helmet Looks Huge (and What to Do)

A helmet is used to protect the heads of people while performing activities that could result in head trauma if something goes wrong; this is especially important for those who ride motorcycles. However, wearing a bike helmet may not be so appealing if they always look unnecessarily large or dorky.  Why does your bike helmet look huge? Motorcycle helmets look huge because of the multiple layers that are required to protect a person’s head in the event of a bike crash or other traumatic accident.  However, in some cases, a helmet may appear large because it is the wrong size…

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Sticky And Stinky: How To Clean Motorcycle Helmets

It doesn’t matter if you’re riding to the nearest Target or doing a cross-country road trip with your friends. If you’re sitting pretty on your motorcycle and the wheels on that thing start rotating, you’d best wear a helmet. Lest you won’t be sitting very pretty for long. But you’re smart enough to know not to do that. So are most people. Because motorcycle bikers wear helmets everywhere. And for good reason. A compilation of four studies concluded that helmets reduced the risk of death by 42%. Furthermore, a summation of six other studies concluded that helmets reduced the risk…

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The 5 Best Full-Face Motorcycle Helmets With Bluetooth

The mind finds ways to link things in the most creative of ways. I’ll explain. The (original) Mass Effect trilogy is one of the most critically acclaimed video game series of all time. The cinematic visuals, fantastic narrative, incredible storyline and some of the greatest video game characters make it so. This article is not about the video game, but one of the helmets in the video game that I remembered when researching intercom technology. You see, the main character who you play as goes by the name of Commander Shepard. He starts the game with this suit of armor…

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How to Pick the Best Motorcycle Helmet

You Should Know Better Than To Not Wear A Helmet You don’t need us to tell you that riding a motorcycle without a helmet is a dangerous- and downright stupid- thing to do. However, “downright stupid” is a character trait not privy to a surprisingly large section of the population. And lawmakers are among them. Until 1998, observed helmet use among Florida’s motorcyclists was nearly 100%. But that changed.  Because on July 1st, 2001, Florida’s universal helmet law was amended to exclude “riders ages 21 and older with insurance coverage providing at least 10,000 US dollars in medical benefits for…

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Ultimate Guide To The Best Motorcycle Riding Gear For Beginners

It took me about 30 minutes to learn the basics of riding a motorcycle. But to learn how to ride it well?  That takes a long time. My MSF class happened decades ago, and I’m still learning. The barrier of entry for learning is ridiculously low for a motorcycle, but the learning curve goes on forever.  And that’s because there is a truckload of things you need to keep in mind when you’re on a bike that you don’t when you’re in a car. Cars don’t tip over when you make mistakes. They also don’t tip over when some other…

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Badass Motorcycle Helmets For A Strong And Sleek Look

Head and brain injury are two of the leading causes of fatal injuries in accidents involving motorcycles.  Back in 1914, a medical officer who went by the name of Dr. Eric Gardner was stationed at the Brooklands race track. Now, this was from a time where safety standards were extremely lax. Unsurprisingly, he saw a biker with a fatal head injury brought over to his clinic every two weeks.  Having had seen enough young men come in gravely injured every two weeks, he tried every method possible to find a solution against this. Eventually, he had an architect procure a…

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Improved Riding: The Quietest Motorcycle Helmet

Options presented in this article: Shoei Neotec 2 View now on Amazon Schuberth C4 View now on Amazon Moldex 7700 Ear Plugs View now on Amazon The quietest helmets for motorcyclists will make a long ride more enjoyable. But they can also reduce some of the health-related downsides of longer rides. There are several features you’ll want to look for when buying quiet helmets. Obviously, you’ll want something which reduces noise, is comfortable and aerodynamic. When selecting the quietest motorcycle helmets, we’re going to look at the following as must-have: A face shield and aerodynamic head design Built-in or preparation…

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