TPMS is one of the best accessories you can put on your bike as far as safety is concerned. If you’d like to keep an eye on your tire pressures while riding, nothing beats the convenience of a tire pressure monitoring system. However, as of yet they are seldom seen factory-installed on our two-wheeled vehicles. If you’re considering adding one to your motor bike, here’s a review of the best cheap motorcycle TPMS kit I’ve found so far.
Many motorcycle riders take as gospel that helmet D-rings vs Quick-Release buckles, D-Rings are infinitely safer. But is that true?Namely, are quick-release buckles less safe than D-Rings? I won’t deny that helmet buckle D-Rings are absolutely tried-and-true. However, that doesn’t mean that Quick-Releases are an inferior choice. The question is, is one sacrificing safety for commodity with helmet Quick-Releases? I was skeptical about that. Given the lack of any proof either way, I thought I’d put it to the test.
This all began after installing a DIY quick-release buckle on my helmet. A few emails and tests later, I found some very interesting results. While this post is far from scientific or rigorous (and shouldn’t be taken as such), it does provide some casual insight. If you’ve ever been curious about how helmet D-rings vs quick-release buckles compare safety-wise, keep reading.
Along with the Peltor Sport Tactical 100 Electronic Hearing Protector, this model is possibly the most popular electronic hearing protectors you’ll find at a range these days. Particularly among economically conscious shooters. If you are specifically looking for a cheap but decent pair of colorful hearing protectors for a child, new shooter, significant other or a friend, you should consider it. This is probably the best multi-colored electronic hearing protection you’ll find.
I bet you’ve been there before. You’re already late to class or work, and the chain on your bike slips off the sprocket and gets tangled. You know exactly how to fix it quickly, and you do so. But now your hands are full of grease and heavy-duty degreaser is nowhere to be found. Or you have to jump-start your car. Or bandage a bad cut on a coworker. You may even be reminiscing that roadside tire change last week where this would have been a lifesaver. Having a compact, portable set of compact gloves close by is way more convenient than having to clean up afterwards.
There is no need to speak about the risks of motorcycling. Not only is it inherently dangerous given the little protection it provides, but you’re also constantly exposed to the elements with all that that entails. Nonetheless, that only makes the experience even more thrilling and rewarding. As such, a compact motorcycle First Aid Kit (FAK), and the skills to use it, should be a must-have in any rider’s kit. Here I’m going to detail what I carry in my comprehensive First Aid Kit as inspiration for anyone else – As well as some tips. If you have any recommendations or suggestions of your own, I’d be happy to hear about them, too! But first, the prelude. Continue reading “Motorcycle First Aid Kit”
I wear earmuffs for hearing protection pretty often. Around a year ago I found myself not too happy with the stock ear pads on my earmuffs. It’s not that my hearing protection sucked, it’s just that after a few hours it can get tiresome. After looking into the subject, I saw that gel pads are the gold-standard for comfortable earmuffs. However, the gel pads for my 3M Peltor Sport Tacticals cost more than the earmuffs themselves. I wasn’t too happy with that. That’s when I found another, even better solution for a fraction of the price. Here’s how to make your own cheap gel pad upgrade for hearing protection earmuffs. I promise you won’t regret it. Continue reading “Cheap Gel Pad Upgrade for Hearing Protection Earmuffs”