Things I’m Buying For My Bike

Even though the snow is 2′ feet and still falling, I am looking at some accessories to buy for my bike.  I want to be ready when the weather breaks!

Because my bike is not a “touring” bike, I don’t have faring to protect my hands and don’t have built-in cruise control so – I’m going to make some additions.

Hand Guards – When I owned my Harley Heritage I had put hand guards on it.  When I traded in 2014 and got my Slim, the old hand guards wouldn’t fit and so I am going to buy some this year.  I will be purchasing the Memphis Shades Ghost Hand Guards.  They fit my bike, are clear plastic, and – most importantly – they protect my hands from multiple things.  When it’s cold, they block the wind away from your hands.  In the Summer, when bugs are plentiful, the bugs hit the Guard and not your fingers.  Whenever you are riding and there can be stuff on the road – little rocks, bigger rocks, trash, pieces of miscellaneous stuff – and when they hit your fingers it hurts!  The hand guards take the punishment instead of your fingers. read more

Best Motorcycle Gear For Women

When most of us think of a biker, we picture a big, burly, scruffy dude on the back of a Harley. However, more and more women are joining the ranks of motorcycle enthusiasts. Now it is not uncommon to find a petite female biker among all of the more “traditional” manly riders.

Unfortunately, because the sport is still so dominated by men, most of the best gear and accessories are designed with them in mind. Thankfully, however, as the free market opens up to the fairer sex, more brands are catering to this new breed of biker. read more