My Gift to Myself – SHOEI RF 1200


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I decided to purchase a new helmet as a gift to myself for my up and coming cross-country trip.  I have been wearing a Shoei Qwest since 2011 which has  been a great helmet for the price.  Now….I will try the Shoei RF 1200.  Just got it…so only impression is it feels quite a bit lighter than my Qwest, fits really snug in a good way and It was a PITA to install my Cardo G4 intercom mount but I think I got it on tight enough.   Continue reading

2014 Motorcycle Helmet Buying Guide at RevZilla.com


Remember if you are interested in buying from Revzilla simply clicking on the ad to the right of this post helps supports this blog! I have purchased the new Shoei RF 1200 to replace my Qwest that is now about 4 years old.

2014 March deals

Yet Another Helmet Regulatory Article – Where do you stand?


Federal Government Weighs National Helmet Law

Federal helmet laws are coming

Cheryl and I are all for ATGATT….where so you stand?  This topic always is a HOT one and pushes so many buttons…

In a controversial move, a federal task force is set to recommend a sweeping, nationwide mandatory helmet law for all motorcyclists, according to a spokesman for the AMA. The legislation for a national helmet law would be aimed at reducing injuries and deaths, and their concurrent economic impact.

Presently, states set their own helmet laws. In recent years, the trend has been to lift mandatory helmet laws or restrict enforcement to minors. Mandatory helmet use is required by all motorcyclists in 19 states; 27 states have an age requirement; two states have age and insurance requirements, and two states have no restrictions, according to the lobby group, BikersRights.com. Continue reading

New SCHUBERTH C3 Pro


Remember to take a look at our 2013 F800GS picture page!  We add new one’s every so often!  Up in the header is the link…;-)

January 26, 2013 – Schuberth announces the C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women, said to be “The First High Speed Flip-Up Helmet with Internal Antenna”.

Does this excite you?  Including the intercom system this will be an over $1000 helmet….is your head worth it?  Is this all hype? 

I personally like the built in antenna for the Scala communications device.  Seamless….we like! LOVE the PINK….Not!

We’ll have a C3 Pro with the Schuberth SRCS (Schuberth Rider Communications System) Bluetooth intercom system soon for a review (here’s the Schuberth C3 review), in the meantime, here’s an edited press release, photos and a video from Schuberth:

  • Aerodynamics: Rear spoiler adds 8% additional downforce for greater stability at higher speeds.
  • Aero-Acoustics: Reduced noise measured at 82 dB(A) is said by Schuberth to be their quietest flip-up helmet ever.
  • Ventilation: New vent scoop increases airflow to over 2.5 gallons per second.
  • Comfort: New plush liner materials enhance comfort and fit.
  • Communications: Internal dual band antenna improves SRCS wireless connectivity.
Schuberth C3 Pro SCRS
Schuberth C3 Pro enhanced antenna system.

Standing Illegal: BC’s New Motorcycle Safety Laws and Re-emphasized Flaws



Is safely navigating a dirt road by motorcycle illegal in BC?

THANKS Kelsow for this!

Submitted by on Thursday, 3 May 2012

Amongst the fanfare of British Columbia Ministry of Justice’s April 30th, 2012 announcement of new motorcycling laws requiring DOT, Snell M2005, Snell M2010 or ECE certified helmets are far reaching penalties for being out of the saddle.  You’d better be sitting down, because the release re-emphasizes Motor Vehicle Act Section 55, which sees standing to improve motorcycle control on unpaved surfaces as illegal. Largely rural, a majority of BC’s roads are unpaved and by the letter this law does endanger, if not make outlaws of, responsible dual sport, adventure and supermoto riders.

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