Kabuto Ibuki Modular Helmet

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Extremely lightweight and thoughtfully designed, the Kabuto Ibuki is found at ease among the premium modulars of the world. Made by Japan’s #2 brand, second only to Shoei, it’s no surprise that Kabuto’s modular effort is made to compete with the big kids.

The Ibuki is smaller than most modulars, and with a sportier design coming into a slight teardrop shape in the back. This is Kabuto’s famous, patented Wake Stabilizer system, which allows the helmet to slice cleanly through the air, cutting down on turbulence around the sides and rear and significantly reducing buffeting and noise for the rider.

The Ibuki’s eyeport visibility and ventilation, typically outstanding features on Kabuto helmets, are, not surprisingly, excellent. The Ibuki includes a unique side-opening chin bar that doesn’t interfere with the included chin curtain, a drop-down sun visor, and an anti-slip ratcheting neck strap. A Pinlock shield and included Pinlock insert will keep your visor completely fog free.

Overall, the Kabuto Ibuki is a premium modular helmet that could go up against a helmet like the Shoei Neotec and leave you with a hard decision to make. Its lightness, stability, and visibility make it unique; and its features put it toe-to-toe with more expensive options.

Kabuto Ibuki Modular Helmet

  • Advanced composite shell made from glass fibers and high-strength organic fibers
  • Dual-density EPS liner
  • Patented Wake Stabilizer reduces buffeting and turbulence
  • Detachable chin curtain; fully removable and washable Coolmax interior
  • Eyeglass cutouts in cheek pads
  • Quick release Pinlock-ready visor (Pinlock insert included)
  • Quick release ratchet neck strap
  • Chin and forehead intake vent and rear exhaust vent
  • ECE 22.05 and DOT certified

Price

  • MSRP: $449.95

 

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Tire Guide

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

 

Regularly checking your tire pressure is VITAL to maintaining the life and performance of your tires. For street riding conditions, inflate your tire to meet (not be less than) the tire manufacturer’s maximum PSI rating that is stamped on the sidewall of your tire. The only exception to this rule is for sportbike tires, which can be inflated to the bike manufacturer’s standard recommended tire pressure of 32 PSI in the front and 36 PSI in the rear.

Correct tire pressure will ensure you get maximum life, handling, and fuel efficiency out of your tires.

Under-inflating tires will cause:

  • Uneven wear, shape irregularities, and a shorter life

Under-inflation is the #1 cause of scalloping and cupping which causes loss of stability and poor handling. This will also lead to premature tire failure.

  • Heat fatigue

The tire’s materials and construction will wear and fail prematurely due to unnecessarily high temperatures caused by under-inflation.

The graphic below illustrates the increase in a tire’s internal temperature as tire pressure drops.

As you can see, as the tire pressure drops by 1 PSI, the tire’s temperature increases by about 180 Fahrenheit. At the point on the graph when the tire is inflated to 10 PSI below the tire’s maximum PSI, the internal temperature of the tire has DOUBLED.

Car Tires On Motorcycles

Don’t do it. The sidewalls and carcass of motorcycle tires are designed to withstand pressure that is about four to five times that of car tires per square inch. Mounting car tires on a motorcycle is dangerous to you, to other riders, and to tire technicians because the beads can and will break, and with severe consequences.

The Question on Everyone’s Mind

All tire pressure gauges aren’t created equal. If a few PSI can make a difference, then a good gauge is worth its weight in gold. Ron’s favorite tire gauge is the Accu-Gage.

Cleaning Tires

For cleaning tires, Ron likes Bike Brite Motorcycle Spray Wash. It’s safe to use on your tires and effectively cleans off brake dust. Don’t use tire shine or petroleum based products on your tires.

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What’s The Deal With Special Orders?

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

We stock all eight Shoei road helmets. Each helmet comes in at least six sizes, and has an average of fourteen different color and graphic options. In fact, there are currently 673 model, color, and size combinations possible in just that single brand! But we don’t carry only Shoei, we carry ten major helmet brands, not to mention gear, accessories, parts, tires, tools, and luggage for sport, cruiser, track, adventure touring, and dirt riding. Our store is packed with stuff, and we have hundreds of items in stock behind the scenes. Even with all that stuff, sometimes we have to special order an item for you because we don’t have it in stock. But never fear, special orders are actually pretty cool.

Here’s why special orders are to be celebrated, not feared:

 

1) Special Orders are fast!

In many cases, special orders arrive at our store within ONE BUSINESS DAY. So if you special order a helmet at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to pick it up on Wednesday. That’s the case for a wide selection of our gear, parts, and accessories, and even tires.

 

2) Special Orders are free!

No, we don’t charge you anything extra for a special order.

 

3) We’ll even ship your Special Order to your house for free.

So you rode down from the Peninsula or the East Bay and you really don’t want to ride back to pick up your special order. Don’t let that deter you from getting what you want. If your order is over $100, we’ll ship it to you for free. Our shipping is fast, so in most cases you’ll get your item as soon, if not sooner, than you would if you ordered it online. And you know you won’t have to return it and then wait even longer for the right one to be delivered, because you checked it out at Road Rider yourself.

 

4) You still get to try on, touch, and feel what you’re buying, before you buy it.

Nothing can replace trying on gear, fitting luggage onto your bike, spending twenty minutes inside a helmet, or looking closely at the construction and quality of a product before you fork over your hard-earned cash for it. Checking out the goods in person helps ensure you’re able to choose what’s safe, and what’s right for you and your bike–the first time around. Ask our experienced apparel, parts, or tires specialists about bike fit, tech, functionality, or anything else–we’re passionate about riding and the products that go with it, and we love to help.

 

5) Special Orders are returnable, so you’re not locked in!*

Can you return a special order item? Of course you can! Can you try on a special order when it arrives and then change your mind about it? Oh yeah, you can.

Fine print: There are a few tiny exceptions; read the bottom of this page for complete details.

 

Give a special order a chance.

Are you convinced? Next time you shop and can’t find what you’re looking for, ask us about placing a special order. We’ll give you an approximate time frame for delivery (at the store or at your house) and get your item on its way!

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*Exception

THIS EXCEPTION ONLY APPLIES TO ITEMS WE DO NOT REGULARLY STOCK

A few (very few) of our vendors get grumpy when we send things back, and have the sorry habit of charging us a substantial restocking fee on returned items. For items we do not regularly stock that come from grumpy vendors, we will inform you of the restocking fee before you place the order. If you go ahead with the special order and later choose to return the item, unfortunately you will be responsible for the restocking fee. We will always make it absolutely clear to you if a restocking fee is applicable. We’d rather see you buy your item elsewhere and be happy than burden you with a fee later on for changing your mind.

 

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Rea Leads Points Going Into WSBK Laguna Round

Posted on: July 13th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

In his early 20s with some successful years of motocross racing under his belt, Jonathan Rea was reluctant to make the move from knobbies to slicks. Thanks to some convincing from fellow Northern Irishman Eugene Laverty, the rest is history. Having blasted his way through British Superbike, Rea moved up to World Superbike with Ten Kate Honda in 2009. He’s been a top ten finisher every year since, including a third place finish last year.

Jonathan Rea is currently in the points lead for the World Superbike Championship with five rounds left, including this weekend’s only American stop at Monterey’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. If he stays in good form the rest of the season and maintains his point advantage, it will be his first World Superbike Championship, and the best year in racing yet.

Head over to www.mazdaraceway.com to hear from Rea on how he’s feeling going into the Laguna round of WSBK, and about the remaining dates on the race calendar.

Read more: ENI FIM SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GEICO MOTORCYCLE U.S. ROUND RETURNS FOR ROUND NINE – JONATHAN REA: ‘I WOULDN’T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT MY RACING PAST’

World Superbike and the MotoAmerica AMA road racing championship will be at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Don’t miss an incredible weekend of racing at our historic and exciting track! Tickets are available through the Laguna website HERE.

 

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The Big Premium Rev’It Jacket Comparison

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

We see a lot of riders put their gear through the wringer, commuting everyday, rain or shine, on our horrendous freeways; then they’re hitting the interstate on the weekend, bound for a photo op at the World’s Largest Ball of Yarn. By the following winter their gear is looking rough–Velcro tabs are falling off, rain is seeping in, and high-wear areas are scuffed and ragged. If this sounds like you, then you’re probably reading this because you’re done buying value-priced gear, year after year, and you’re ready to drop a few bills on a premo jacket that’s going to protect you, keep you dry when it’s wet and cool when it’s hot, and go the distance with you for years to come.

We welcome you to the world of Rev’It adventure touring jackets with four of our favorite selections, starting with Rev’It’s top-of-the-line Dominator GTX and working our way down to the four-season standout Sand 2. In between the Sand and the Dominator you’ll find two very different, but equally fantastic options for the Northern California climate–the versatile Defender Pro GTX and the desert-ready Cayenne Pro.

Read on for a breakdown of the major differences between each jacket. To cut to the chase, skip down to the chart at the bottom of the page. For even more related info, see our Waterproof Gear Guide and Guide to Back Protectors and Replacement Armor.

Once you’re armed with knowledge and absolutely ready to ditch that old jacket, check out the Rev’It Dominator GTX, Defender Pro GTX, Cayenne Pro, and Sand 2 for yourself at Road Rider.

REV’IT DOMINATOR GTX

Rev'It Dominator GTX Light Gray Black Blue Rev'It Dominator GTX light gray black blue back

Construction: 3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro shell (no liners)

In A Nutshell

The very best of Rev’It! materials, technology, and protection are woven into every strand of this painstakingly engineered pro-level adventure shell from Rev’It!. Designed to face whatever the day brings like a boss, it vents well, is as waterproof as you can get, and stops just short of picking you up when you fall down.

You’ll dominate four seasons with a 3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro shell, while Seeflex Level 2 limb protection, a Seesoft Level 2 back protector, and a removable kidney belt give you brush-it-off durability for your backroad tumbles and scrapes. Throw in the benefit of high-tech Talisman and Armacor fabrics, and you’ve got one hell of a suit of armor for touring Western Mongolia. It’ll do a bang-up job on the 101 during rush hour, too. It’s the best of the best, the jewel in the crown, the chef d’œuvre, if you will. The Dominator GTX is simply a beast. And by the way, it ain’t cheap.

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Reflective details Dominator Gore-Tex Pro Talisman Dominator VCS Ventilation Zippers Dominator Expanding Back Pocket Dominator VCS Aquadefence with Fidlock Dominator

Venting/Breathability

  • VCS Aquadefence panels with Fidlock® magnetic closures on the chest provide a large surface-area of direct ventilation when opened but are waterproof when closed.
  • VCS zippers on the front and back of the torso, on the biceps, and under the arms provide direct airflow to the body through zippered, waterproof vents.

Waterproofing

  • 3L Gore-Tex Pro shell: 3-Layer (3L) Gore-Tex Pro means the rugged outer material, waterproof membrane, and inner lining are all bonded together to create one highly durable, highly breathable, and of course, extremely waterproof piece of gear without any shifting layers.

Abrasion Protection

  • 3L Gore-Tex Pro 600-denier nylon and 3L Gore-Tex Pro Armacor main construction: 600-denier Gore-Tex Pro covers the lower body region of the jacket and 3L Gore-Tex Pro Armacor covers most of the shoulders, arms, and the upper portion of the back. Gore-Tex Armacor is a lattice-weave ripstop material reinforced with Kevlar so it provides excellent abrasion resistance and tear resistance with a light weight. Armacor is also solar reflective, so it doesn’t absorb the heat from the sun as much as other fabrics, keeping you cooler in direct sunlight.
  • 3L Gore-Tex Pro Talisman on the elbows and shoulders: Talisman Gore-Tex is Gore-Tex on steroids. It’s covered with little thermoplastic dots (think SuperFabric) that greatly enhance abrasion resistance and longevity.

Impact Protection

Compatible Accessories

  • Rev’It! Challenger Cooling Vest
  • Rev’It! Vest Connector HV
  • Rev’It! Adventure Neck Brace
  • Removable kidney belt–included
  • Seesoft CE-Level 2 back protector–included

Price

The Rev’It! Dominator GTX is $1249.00

Colors

Rev'It Dominator GTX Light Gray Black Blue Rev'It Dominator GTX black


REV’IT DEFENDER PRO GTX

RevIt Defender Pro GTX Gray Red RevIt Defender Pro back

Construction: Teflon-coated PWR|shell outer; removable waterproof liner

In A Nutshell

The Defender Pro GTX is missing a few of the Dominator’s tricks, but it’s no slacker. If you’re more ‘101 at rush hour’ than ‘Western Mongolia’, the Defender might be just what you’re looking for, and for a bit less cash.

Instead of the Dominator’s Gore-Tex outer shell construction, the Defender features a 750- and 1000-D, Rev’It! proprietary outer with a removable Gore-Tex liner. You might find this removable waterproofing setup is better suited for our Bay Area climate, especially in the impending post-water California. Pack away your Gore-Tex liner until you need it–removing the waterproof membrane will allow the jacket to breath better and it will cut a bit of weight.

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Arm, Torso Adjustment Defender Two-Way Forearm Bicep Zip Vents Defender Keyholder Pocket Defender VCS Aquadefence Defender VCS Zips Defender

Venting/Breathability

  • VCS panels on the chest open to large mesh intake vents for direct airflow to the body.
  • VCS zippers on the front and back pull cool air through as hot air is sucked out
  • Two-way zippers on the forearms/biceps channel a ton of air into the jacket.

Waterproofing

  • Removable Gore-Tex liner with Micro Grid Backer: A removable Gore-Tex liner provides fool-proof rain protection when you need it. With no vents or zippers to worry about and the benefit of Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable technology, it’s simple and reliable (but only if you remember to wear it). The Gore-Tex Micro Grid Backer on the inside of the liner is smooth to easily slide over mid-layers, is resistant to snags and wear, and contributes to breathability.
  • Teflon coating: A Teflon coating on the outside of the jacket helps to repel water and prevent absorption. Even though the main jacket body isn’t waterproof, this will provide some basic water resistance in minor showers and amidst dewey coastal air. The coating also obstructs dirt and keeps your jacket looking clean longer.

Abrasion Protection

750-D and 1000-D PWR|shell: A very high level of abrasion protection is provided by the 750-denier PWR|shell main construction, with 1000-d PWR|shell reinforcements in the impact areas of the elbows, shoulders, and forearms.

Impact Protection

Compatible Accessories:

  • Rev’It! Challenger Cooling Vest
  • Rev’It! Vest Connector HV
  • Rev’It! Adventure Neck Brace
  • Seesoft CE-Level 2 back protector–included

Price

The Rev’It! Defender Pro GTX is $899.99.

Colors

RevIt Defender Pro GTX black RevIt Defender Pro GTX Anthracite Black Gray RevIt Defender Pro GTX Gray Blue RevIt Defender Pro GTX Gray Red


REV’IT CAYENNE PRO

RevIt Cayenne Pro Sand Black RevIt Cayenne Pro Back

Construction: PWR|shell/Schoeller-dynatec Mesh shell (no liners)

In A Nutshell

The Cayenne Pro is Rev’It!’s number one kit when it comes to high performance in hot weather. It was born into the same Rev’It! generation as the Defender Pro GTX and Dominator GTX jackets, so it’s a tough little number, and stylish, too. But as the line’s desert hero, it’s totally geared toward breathability, with large areas of Schoeller-dynatec mesh to keep you cool and armored up. It features a pocket for the optional Rev’It! Hydrabag hydration system (any hydration bag should work just fine, too) and the Rev’It! Challenger Cooling Vest (see Compatible Accessories, below).

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Schoeller-dynatec mesh Cayenne Leather Panels Elbows and Shoulders Cayenne Expanding Pocket Cayenne Collar Cayenne Pro Seeflex Limb Protectors RevIt Cayenne

Venting/Breathability

  • Schoeller-dynatec Mesh: Large panels of Schoeller-dynatec mesh on the chest, back, shoulders, and arms  provide plenty of straight-through airflow.

Waterproofing

  • None: The main PWR|shell material does have a Teflon coating that provides a very basic level of water repellency. (The Teflon coating does double-duty–it also helps keep you looking spiffy by preventing dirt from working its way into the fabric.)

Abrasion Protection

  • PWR|shell 750-D: PWR|shell is Rev’It!’s version of Cordura, so it’s extremely durable, tear and abrasion resistant, and has a high melting point. The Cayenne Pro’s 750-D main construction is plenty tough, and it’s reinforced with leather panels at the elbows and shoulders for added strength and abrasion resistance.
  • Schoeller-dynatec Mesh: Those large mesh panels of Schoeller-dynatec are like modern-day chainmail. A polyamide with a mesh construction, it’s extremely tear and abrasion resistant–but much lighter than the stuff the knights wore–and offers the ideal intersection of protection and airflow.

Impact Protection

Compatible Accessories

  • Rev’It! Challenger Cooling Vest
  • Rev’It! Vest Connector HV
  • Rev’It! Adventure Neck Brace
  • Rev’It! .5L Hydrabag
  • Removable kidney belt–included
  • Seesoft CE-Level 2 back protector–included

Price

The Rev’It! Cayenne Pro is $559.99.

Colors

RevIt Cayenne Pro Gray Blue RevIt Cayenne Pro Gray Red RevIt Cayenne Pro Sand Black

 


REV’IT SAND 2

RevIt Sand 2 Gray Blue RevIt Sand 2 back

Construction: PWR|shell outer shell; removable thermal liner; removable Hydratex waterproof/breathable liner

In A Nutshell

The Sand 2 is a whole lot of jacket for any season and any terrain. It includes a removable thermal liner and removable waterproof/breathable liner, so it’s the most traditional setup in the list, designed to do it all without requiring you to provide the mid layers. A ton of venting options and a lighter overall weight than the other three jackets on this list make it a good warm weather performer, as well.

You’d have to go a long way to find a better four-season jacket for under $500, but as the most affordable jacket on this list, it does miss a few of the big highlights the others share. One big difference is that the Sand features CE-Level 1 elbow and shoulder protectors (the standard offering in 99% of the gear out there) instead of Rev’It!’s new Seeflex Level 2 protectors. The Sand also doesn’t come with a back protector, but you can always purchase the coordinating Seesoft protector separately for fifty bucks.

There are many other Rev’It! accessories compatible with these jackets that you can add depending on your needs; we’ve listed them in the Compatible Accessories sections under each jacket.

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Arm Adjustment Tabs Sand PWRwax 1200-D Elbows and Shoulders Sand VCS Zipper Vents Sand Two-Way Arm Zip Vents Sand Back Reflective details Sand 2

Venting/Breathability

  • VCS zippers on the chest, back and under arms.
  • Two-way zippers on the forearms/biceps.

Waterproofing

  • Removable Hydratex liner: Hydratex is Rev’It!’s premium proprietary waterproof/breathable membrane material.

Abrasion Protection

  • PWR|shell 500-D and polyester 600-D main construction
  • PWR|wax 1200-D reinforcements at the elbows and forearms.

Impact Protection

  • Prolife CE-Level 1 armor at the shoulders and elbows.

Compatible Accessories

Price

The Rev’It! Sand 2 is $489.99.

Colors

RevIt Sand 2 Hi Viz Black Yellow RevIt Sand 2 Gray Red RevIt Sand 2 Gray Blue RevIt Sand 2 Gray Black RevIt Sand 2 black gray RevIt Sand 2 Black Orange


Cut To The Chase… The Premium Rev’It Jacket Comparison Chart

 Dominator GTXDefender Pro GTXCayenne ProSand 2
Venting & Hot Weather PerformanceBest w/waterproofingBest
WaterproofingTie (shell)Tie (liner)
Protection: Impact & AbrasionBest
Nighttime ReflectivityTieTie
Fit AdjustabilityBest
Multi-Season ValueBest
Price$1249.00$899.99$559.99$489.99

 

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Give A Road Rider Gift Card!

Posted on: July 8th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

NEW ROAD RIDER GIFT CARDS!

Do you know your loved one’s favorite road? If you answered yes, then make their day by giving it to them on one of our cool new highway sign gift cards. If you answered no, don’t fret! They’ll forgive you for hardly even knowing them at all once they realize the card you’re handing them is loaded with Road Rider cash.

Road Rider gift cards are great for any occasion, and for non-occasions, and are available in any amount from zero to five hundred dollars.

 

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The Latest From Sena and Scala

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

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IT’S A BLUETOOTH WORLD: THE LATEST FROM SENA AND SCALA RIDER

With a wave of cool new Bluetooth intercom headsets recently released by Sena and Scala Rider, it’s a great time to finally go Bluetooth or upgrade your old unit to the latest technology. From the group ride game-changing Scala Rider PackTalk to the super-affordable, no-excuses-not-to-own-one-now Sena 3S, there’s a unit for every rider’s needs.

Take a look below and then visit Road Rider for the latest products from the world’s most pioneering motorcycle headset brands, Sena and Cardo Scala Rider.

Sena 10U: A fully-featured Bluetooth system completely hidden within your helmet. (Available now for Shoei GT-Airs; Shoei Neotec, Schuberth C3/C3 Pro, and Arai full-face coming in late July/August.) [Read more…]

Sena 10U Shoei GT-Air

Sena 10C: The first action camera with high-quality, built-in audio recording capability, so you can record live audio directly onto video. It’s no slouch as a Bluetooth intercom, either. [Read more…]

Sena 10C Unit with Clamp

Scala Rider PackTalk: A totally groundbreaking system for communicating with multiple riders–say goodbye to daisy-chained group intercom. It’s the ultimate group communicator. [Read more…]

Cardo Scala Rider PackTalk

Sena 3S-W, 3S-B: It’s sleek, it’s simple, and it’s just $99. Still, you can stream music or directions, talk on the phone, or intercom with another rider. The 3S is available for full-face and modular/open face helmets. [Read more…]

3S-W 3S-B

Sena Handlebar Remote

Sena Handlebar Remote 10C 10U 20S

It’s included with Sena 10U systems, but the Handlebar Remote is also compatible with the 10C and the 20S, and is now available as an accessory sold on its own. You can navigate all your unit’s functions without straying too far from your handlebars. Charge it and forget it, because the Handlebar Remote has a few months of battery life.

It’s Still Sena’s #1 System: Sena 20S

Sena 20S Top Five

As the first intercom to contain two Bluetooth modules for seamless and simultaneous overlapping of functions–along with a host of other firsts and mosts–the 20S remains Sena’s top intercom system. Pair it with the new Handlebar Remote for a first-class experience even The Donald would envy. [Read more…]

 

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New! Sena 3S-W, 3S-B Bluetooth Headset Systems

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

The Sena 3S-W (wired) and 3S-B (boom) Bluetooth headset systems are simple, compact, and give you quality Bluetooth essentials for an incredible $99 price tag. The 3S systems can intercom with one other rider or connect to your phone to stream music, directions, or to take and make phone calls. There’s no module to attach to the side of your helmet; all the hardware is built into the speakers, or in the case of the 3S-B, built into the speakers and boom.

Progress in the world at large doesn’t always happen at the pace we want, but progress in the motorcycle intercom headset world in the last few years has been astounding. New technology, enthusiastic consumers, and innovative companies battling to deliver the best have made the 3S possible. The 3S isn’t the greatest system available by today’s extremely high standards (compare it to the the 10U, 20S, or PackTalk, for example), but it’s a good system that performs the standard headset functions well. It’s leaps and bounds beyond anything that was available just five years ago, and for only $99, nothing available now comes close to its value.

With the 3S-B, two control buttons are located on the top of the boom, and the entire system is contained within your helmet. With the 3S-W, the buttons are located on a very thin and light control strip that adheres to the outside of your helmet. This allows for slightly easier operation than the 3S-B, but the 3S-B has it’s advantages, too. The boom microphone’s adjustability will likely be able to provide more reliable outbound audio for riders who want to make phone calls and use the intercom feature.

Because of its diminutive size, the 3S’s speakers and booster are more basic than those of the larger units, but they still provide plenty of volume. A Sena 3S-W or 3S-B would make an awesome choice for any rider looking to get into the Bluetooth world primarily to stream music or directions, with some basic ability to make phone and intercom calls as well.

Sena 3S-W, 3S-B

  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Bluetooth intercom up to 200 meters (220 yards)
  • Bluetooth pairing for dual mobile phones
  • Voice prompts to help you easily navigate functions
  • Bluetooth stereo headset by A2DP
  • Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: play, pause, track forward and track back
  • Easy operations by two-button
  • Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster
  • Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones
  • Crystal clear and natural sound quality
  • Up to 8 hours talk time, 7 days stand-by time
  • Individual volume control for each audio source
  • Installation friendly unibody design
  • Built-in SBC Codec (sample rate 48kHz (DAC): noise cancellation, wind noise reduction, wide volume control
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Lithium polymer battery, attached charge cord
  • Price: $99.00

 

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Free Mount and Balance On Metzeler ME888, ME880

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

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BUY A SINGLE OR A SET OF METZELER ME888 or ME880 Tires,

GET THEM MOUNTED AND BALANCED

FOR FREE!

Now Through August 2nd

Make sure your tires are in good shape for your road trips! With free mount and balance on Metzeler’s premier high-mileage cruiser tires, now might be a great time to replace yours. Check for tread wear, cupping, cracks, or other damage, and always inflate your new tires fully so they wear evenly and have a long life.

METZELER
ME888 & ME880

ME888

Metzeler ME880 Marathon and ME888 Ultra Marathon tires deliver high mileage, even wear, and confidence-inspiring grip for most H-D and metric touring and sport-touring models. White walls are available in select sizes.

CALL OUR TIRE SHOP FOR SIZING INFORMATION AT (408) 227-6936

Ride-On

Consider adding some Ride-On Tire Sealant to your next set of tires. Ride-On is a fibrous liquid layer that installs inside tubeless tires and tubes and instantly plugs punctures as they occur. Centrifugal force also makes Ride-On a perfect wheel balancer, providing a more precise, dynamic balance than wheel weights. Ride-On installation is $10 per tire at our tire shop, or you can pick up a bottle for home installation in our Parts Department.

In Other News…

 

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY
Hundreds of thousands of bikers will converge on the Black Hills this August 3rd through 9th to celebrate three-quarters of a century of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. If you’re heading to Sturgis this August, take a look at our Sturgis Checklist for ideas on getting prepped for whatever you might encounter on the road.

You don’t need to go to Sturgis to celebrate its 75th anniversary–pick up an officially licensed Sturgis anniversary t-shirt at Road Rider.

Sturgis T-Shirts 2015

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New! Sena 10U Bluetooth Headset

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

10Us for Shoei GT-Air are in stock now!

(10Us for Shoei Neotec are out of stock and Arai full-face helmets and Schuberth C3/C3 Pro are forthcoming. All are expected to be in stock early August.)

We’ve all been wanting something like this for years, and what Sena has finally delivered to the world was worth the wait. The new Sena 10U is a Bluetooth Headset that is entirely contained within your helmet and completely invisible from the outside. There are four helmet-specific models of the 10U so far, to fit the Shoei Neotec, the Shoei GT-Air, the Schuberth C3 and C3 Pro, and Arai full-face helmets (multiple helmet models), with the expectation that more models will be available in the future.

Designed specifically to fit your particular helmet’s internals, the 10U’s speakers fit right into its speaker cutouts. Button controls are located just inside the face shield, on the left cheek pad, and an attached microphone extends towards the chin. The new Sena Handlebar Remote (see below) is also included in the 10U package for convenient control when you don’t want to open your face shield. An antenna is part of the unit, and slides between the helmets EPA foam and padding to invisibly boost your signal.

Beyond the completely new built-in design of the 10U, it’s the excellent-quality Bluetooth headset we’d expect from Sena. Utilizing the latest Bluetooth version (v. 4.1), it transmits reliable, crystal-clear audio whether you’re streaming GPS directions or music, or talking on the phone. It’s fully stacked with features, including four-way intercom capability, music sharing, an FM radio, and Advanced Noise Control to suppress wind and other background noise.

Sena Handlebar Remote

Sena Handlebar Remote installed

The Sena Handlebar Remote is another brand new item from Sena, and is compatible with the new 10U units, the 10C Bluetooth Intercom and Camera, and the 20S. Sold separately for the 10C and 20S, it retails at $99.00, but is included with the 10U system.

The Handlebar Remote’s slim design clamps on easily around your grip or handlebar. The controls are intuitive and easy to use without taking your eyes off the road; it has two buttons and a ‘joystick’ which resembles a mini Sena Jog-Dial so you can control your 10U, 20S, or 10C completely at the handlebars. It charges via USB but it’s so energy efficient it will last about three months without a charge.

It’s an awesome little gadget to add to your 20S or 10C, and better yet is comes included with your 10U.

Sena 10U Bluetooth Headset Systems

  • Available to fit Shoei GT-Air, Shoei Neotec, Schuberth C3/C3 Pro, and Arai full-face helmets
  • Operates on Bluetooth version 4.1 with Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • Includes Bluetooth low energy Sena Handlebar Remote
  • 10 hours of talk time
  • Voice prompts help you easily navigate controls
  • Four-way intercom and music sharing using intercom function
  • Universal Intercom™ allows for pairing with other non-Sena headsets
  • Intercom working distance of up to 1.6 kilometers or 1.0 mile (in open terrain)
  • Built-in FM radio with 10 preset stations and automatic scan function
  • Radio on time: 8 ~ 10 hours
  • Advanced Noise Control™ and wide volume control
  • Wide volume control
  • Built-in SBC Codec (sample rate: 48kHz (DAC)) and wide band Codec (HFP) (sample rate: max 16 kHz)
  • Lithium polymer battery; charge time 3 hours
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Smartphone app for iPhone and Android
  • Price: $298.95

 

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