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Thursday, April 11th, 2013
We’re firm believers that the family that bikes together, stays together. But before you get the tribe out on the road, check out this roundup of black leather vests and motorcycle clothing “must haves” for dad, mom and your bikers in training!
1. Women’s Leather Motorcycle Vests – No matter what your style, we’ve got a huge selection from which to choose. Zip-ups, reflective, lamb skin or cow hide, our collection of vests will turn heads everywhere. We’ve even got pink bulletproof-style vests to tickle your fancy.
2. Harley Davidson For Kids – Start your baby bikers out right with clothing from our popular Harley Davidson collection specially designed for babies and kids. Whether it’s bibs, t-shirts, body suits or booties, you’ll find the cutest choices here.
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Baby it’s cold outside! But I bet you still just want to get out and ride. What you’ll need is vital winter gear that will keep you warm on the inside when the temp drops to at or below freezing.
First, you want to keep your toes toasty. Check out our Carolina Insulated Ranch Wellington Work Boot. These boots are waterproof, which is a must for those wet winter months. Even with waterproof boots, don’t rely on cotton socks. Thermal socks are the best option for keeping feet warm and dry within those motorcycle boots.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
When you go for a ride, what do you carry in your motorcycle saddlebag? Due to limited space inside, we’re highlighting “must have” stuff to carry. There are a lot of sunny summer days left, so let’s get packin’!
1. Emergency Road Kit: If you are planning any long rides, Basem Wasef, motorcycle author and enthusiast recommends traveling with a beefed up tool kit. He suggests pliers, wire cutters and various size wrenches as well as and an Allen wrench set. You never know when you might run into to trouble, so pack extra fuses, bulbs, spark plugs, as well as some chain oil.
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
We know that most days you get your kicks from riding when you’re wearing the best boot money can buy. We also know that there’s nothing quite like taking those same boots off your tired feet and exchanging them for your favorite pair of Minnetonka moccasins. This classic casual style moccasin is a great shoe for everyday wear.
But, when you need a motorcycle boot, you want a solid rugged boot for riding, even if you don’t want to play tough all the time.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) began in 1924 to promote and support motorcycling enthusiasts. Over the last 100+ years, the origin of the organization and patches worn, most often on a biker’s motorcycle vest, became lost in Hollywood lore. While 99% of bikers are law-abiding, there was 1% of the riding population that was not. At least that’s what the AMA stated in a long ago written article.
How the Outlaw Rider was Born
That outlaw concept stuck and, when the movie, The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando, memorialized these “bad boys,” a popular myth of the outlaw rider began. At this time, the use of a clubs’ “colors” emerged as a way to distinguish themselves from the founding organization and AMA-sanctioned activities.
Friday, December 30th, 2011
Wear your motorcycle helmet more often than not. We know the lone wolf image of the motorcycle rider doesn’t always fit with state helmet laws, but you only need to visit an emergency room on a busy Friday night to know that wearing a helmet could mean the difference between life and death. Regardless of the state in which you live, make a resolution to wear your helmet. Period.
Simmer down on the hot-dog riding. Over-revving the bike in town, short shifting between stop lights and generally riding like a jerk is for amateurs and teenagers. Your neighbors will thank you, too, if you coast your bike upon exiting and entering your driveway and the street.
Friday, November 18th, 2011
We are obviously big fans of the leather due to the look and functionality while on your bike, but we aren’t the only ones in love with leather this season. Both men and women’s fashion designers focus on leather this 2011 fall runway season. The emphasis for women moves away from the classic biker chick to incorporating leather in every day garments and evening wear.
For men, of course, the leather motorcycle jacket, never goes out of style. Following are our designer favorites, from pea coats to accessories, showcased on the Paris and Milan runways by some of the best designers in men’s wear. Take inspiration from the runway looks and then check out Leather Bound Online’s selection of leather jackets, vests and pants.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Did you know that May was Motorcycle Awareness Month? Although, May is over for this year you can keep your safety awareness high, year round, with these motorcycle tips.
- Choose the Correct Clothing – Choosing the right clothing while riding helps protect your body from sun and road exposure. In the summer, motorcycle vests provide a barrier from gravel and dirt dust up, especially when you’re off road. While wearing leather in heat seems crazy to non-riders, it actually acts as insulation from the elements; if it rains, your chest is kept dry; when it’s sunny, the interior shell wicks away perspiration. Plus, riding without sleeves is a lot cooler than wearing a leather jacket.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
We all know that one of the first things that happens when a motorcycle is cranked is that the exhaust system begins to rapidly heat up and continues to get hotter the longer the bike is running. With temps that can get well over 250 degrees even with the help of an exhaust cover, you still run the risk of seriously burning you lower legs and feet every time you climb on. For passengers this risk becomes even more of a concern simply due to where they have to ride. With any motorcycle there is always going to be the risk of being trapped under and exposing yourself to some serious heat, this is why a good pair of motorcycle boots is an essential precaution.
Saturday, March 26th, 2011
The statistics are hard to deny: ¾ of all motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle; other vehicles not giving the motorcyclist the right of way is one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents; during the moments leading up to an accident bikers have an estimated 2 seconds to avoid colliding with another object. If you are a first time motorcycle owner suiting up from head to toe in leather isn’t going to do much good if you don’t know how to properly operate these fantastic machines that demand so much respect.
Tips For Learning To Ride A Motorcycle