Hein Gericke, Oxford – Update

December 11, 2010

As promised in this post, here is a update on the new Hein Gericke store opening near Oxford on the A40 at the Eynsham roundabout.. It’s open 😀

Here are their contact details,

 

Hein Gericke Oxford, Eynsham Roundabout, Eynsham, Oxford. OX29 4EN

TEL. 01865 883307

E.mail oxford@hg-shop.com

 

Being located where it is, it has brilliant access and apparently has excellent parking facilities.  I shall have to pop down there sometime soon and have a nose round 😀

Here’s an online copy of their latest catalogue, just in case you fancy a nose.. (well, Christmas is just round the corner!!!)

Oh and talking of Christmas, they even do a Christmas Wish List you can print off and give to those closest to you 😀

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I Had An Accident Today :-(

December 2, 2009

I decided this morning that the worst sound in the world is hearing your baby grinding up the road.. 😦

I was on my way to work this morning, I pulled up at a roundabout and stopped to wait for a gap in the traffic. I inched forward a tad to bring me closer to the white lines and stopped again as there was still traffic coming round the roundabout…… and the next thing I know I’m shooting out on to the roundabout and and me and my bike are going down!

The car behind me thought I was going out on to the roundabout (inspite of the traffic coming round it!!!) and drove into my rear wheel and propelled me out into the traffic!!!! As I was going down I was thinking “Feck, I hope nothing hits me” and luckily nothing did.

A lady dived out of her car and told me not to move and called the police and the ambulance but a passing ambulance stopped too.. They checked me all over and I’m fine-ish.. I reckon my knee is gonna develop some lovely bruises and I think I’ve pulled a muscle in my back but other than that was more shaken up than anything..

Initial reaction was “IS MY BIKE OK?????????” “WHERE’S MY BIKE?????”

Damage to my baby seems to be a bent rear brake lever, and possibly the mounting for it (need to check her over properly).. The crash bung on that side looks a tad knackered but protected my fairings from everything but a few extra scrapes.. And part of the engine casing is worn away at the bottom…

Both me and my baby came away relatively unscathed thankfully.  The police are looking at charging the other driver with driving without due care and attention, and I’ll be putting in a claim for a new crash helmet for starters..


Specials At CycleGear.Com – Shoei Helmets,Suits, Jackets, Helmets & Gloves!

April 10, 2009


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I thought I would have a wander through Cycle Gears website today and see what sort of offers they have on at the moment.. I found quite a few 🙂

See all the motorcycle items on sale at www.cyclegear.com - up to 75% off!

So thought I would post a selection for you to peruse! Please take a look at their website as this is only a tiny selection of the deals on offer 🙂

It might be an idea for those who are not aware of the SHARP Helmet Safety Rating Scheme to read the post about it, so you know what I am referring to when looking at the helmets on offer.

As always, just click on the images to be taken to Cycle Gears website 🙂

Jackets & Suits

First here is the Frank Thomas XTi One Piece suit  🙂

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This item is part of a package deal!
Buy the Frank Thomas XTi Leather One-Piece Motorcycle Suit with the XTi Leather Motorcycle Gloves and the Frank Thomas SP Sport Tech Boots – all for $599.99.

Available in Black/Black, Red/Black, Blue/Black, Green/Black and White/Black.
All Frank Thomas leather suits, jackets, and pants are meticulously designed and crafted using high-quality, full-leather construction. They strive to provide you with safe, practical, and stylish motorcycle gear.

The XTI race suit boasts improved armor, upgraded detailing, and a fresh look.

Features and Benefits

  • Premium-quality, 1.2-1.4mm full-grain matte leather
  • Flexible stretch panels for a precurved race fit
  • 100% antibacterial mesh lining
  • Multiple-stitching throughout with triple- and quad-stitching on all major seams for maximum tear and abrasion resistance
  • Thermo-set carbon-leather and titanium shoulder pieces
  • Perforated-leather panels for optimum rider comfort
  • CE-approved, form-fitting Arma-Flex armor at shoulders, elbows, and knees
  • Hip pockets for optional armor (sold separately)
  • Accommodates additional back protection (sold separately)
  • Woven carbon-composite materials
  • Aerodynamic race hump with airflow channels
  • Stylish, replaceable knee sliders
  • Heavy-duty, genuine YKK zippers

Next is the Alpinestars Rhoma Drystar Textile Jacket 🙂

This is currently on offer at $119.99

Distinct, stylish and packed with safety features, Alpinestars’ Rhoma Drystar offers high quality protection with simple yet distinctive style, making it the comfortable and smart choice for all occasions.

alpinestars-rhoma-drystar-jacketAvailable in Black/Black, Black/Blue and Black Red

Features and Benefits

  • Water-resistant 600-denier fabric.
  • CE certified protectors on elbows and shoulders.
  • 100% waterproof and breathable.
  • Drystar membrane.
  • Zip operated ventilation.
  • Removable thermal liner.
  • 3D embroidered logos.
  • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather

Helmets

First up the KBC VR-2R Reaper full face helmet – On offer at just $99.99

This has a UK SHARP safety rating of 2*

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With a high-performance design ready for street and track alike, the flagship KBC VR-2R is a true racer’s helmet.

Engineered for aerodynamic airflow and stability at high speeds, the KBC VR-2R platform features reduced shell dimensions and overall size. The eye aperture, strap positions, and shell ergonomics have been fine tuned to increase peripheral vision, improve head maneuverability, reduce neck strain, and dampen wind noise.

Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight, sturdy TriComp shell is constructed with advanced Vacuum Lamination System
  • Dual-Intake Ventilation System (DIVS) provides efficient airflow draw, circulation, venting, and control for ultimate comfort
  • Tool-free, anti-fog Quick-Release Visor Plus (QRV+) is optically correct and scratch-resistant
  • Faceshield seals securely when closed to the helmets RIB system
  • Removable, washable Ultralux liner in genuine Savoire Suede with customizable padding system
  • Secure retention system with double D-ring chinstrap
  • Certifications: DOT; Snell

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Next up is the the Arashi Turbo on offer at $49.99.

Now I know that some people look down on cheaper helmets like these, as they feel that there is no way they are going to be as good as something which costs $500.  But here in the UK we have the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating scheme which puts helmets through a series of tests and rates them according to their performance.  These tests rate how well the helmets perform over and above the minimum safety levels and these scored 3* out of a possible 5*, which for a cheaper helmet really isn’t bad at all, especially when you consider that a lot of the more expensive helmets are not scoring as high.

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Arashi combines superb design, outstanding features, and world-class quality in each and every helmet. Engineered and crafted to provide all-day comfort and protection.

Features and Benefits

  • High-Impact Polycarbonate (HIP) outer shell is strong and lightweight
  • Computer-Aided Design profile for maximum aerodynamic efficiency and minimal high-speed buffeting
  • Simple and easy shield-removal system Adjustable multi-venting system allows optimal airflow through internal EPS shell channels
  • Padded comfort liner is fully removable for easy washing
  • Textured microfiber liner covering is comfortable against skin, wicks moisture, and dries quickly
  • Classic, and proven, double D-ring retention system
  • Certifications: Meets or exceeds DOT, European ECE 22-05, and Gold ACU
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs. / 1478 grams

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

The next helmet is the Shark S650 Frame on offer at $99, saving you $120 on the list price of $229!

This helmet scored 4* in the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating tests

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The Shark S650, one of the helmets in the Shark Performance collection, is an indisputable success.

Thanks to numerous technical qualities – fluid lines, ease of use, comfort, safety – it has converted a lot of bikers.

Features and Benefits

  • Injected thermoplastic-resin shell
  • Multi-element internal polystyrene shock-absorber with differentiated densities
  • Air-circulation channels in inner shell for improved ventilation
  • Anti-scratch 2.2mm faceshield
  • Patented SlideLock quick-release shield system
  • Multi-point air intake with Venturi-deflector ventilation
  • Microfiber-fabric interior
  • Secure, double D-ring chinstrap
  • External anti-UV lacquer finish
  • Weight: 3.09 lbs. (+/- 0.11 lbs.) / 1400 g (+/- 50 g)
  • Certifications: DOT; ECE 2205

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Lastly in the helmet selection is the Shoei RF1000 range.

These are currently on offer starting at $349.99 depending on the style you choose. This model has yet to be tested for a Sharp rating.

RF-1000 Solid starting at just $349.99

RF-1000 Diabolic 2 priced at $427.99

RF-1000 Artifact, Badge 2, Caster, Cutless, Diabolic 1, Diabolic 3, Diabolic Zero, Flutter, Gobert, Joust, Pincotte 3, Sever, Strike, Voyager are all priced at starting at $449.99

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One of the most technologically advanced helmets for street riders – and clearly one of the best-looking helmets on the market. Shoei’s innovation and cutting-edge design makes the RF-1000 a premium motorcycle helmet.

Aerodynamically superior, the RF-1000 full-face helmet delivers high-speed performance and ventilation that is wind-tunnel proven. A perfect fit is achieved through removable, adjustable cheekpads and a 3D comfort-liner system that won’t shift during high-speed riding.

The legendary Shoei fit is developed from 3 shell sizes and 4 sizes of EPS liners. The RF-1000’s shell is made from Shoei’s proprietary Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) multifiber technology, which embeds ultrastrong organic fibers into fiberglass. The result is a lightweight yet strong outer shell that is better able to absorb and disperse the force of an impact.

Features and Benefits

Aerodynamic Shell Design

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind-tunnel and rider testing
  • The Aero Stabilizer dramatically reduces drag and lift coefficients, thus diminishing rider fatigue and increasing performance

Two-Layer EPS Liner System

  • Two-layer liner offers unmatched ventilation with internal channels and exhaust ports throughout the helmet
  • Integrated Upper Air Intake minimizes air turbulence and maximizes air stream in all riding positions
  • Outlet holes in the Aero Stabilizer allow warm air to be exhausted
  • The lower air intake provides an additional source of air flow
  • The neck outlet vent allows for effective air exhaust

Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+)

  • High-performance-fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid, and resilient

Anti-Fog System

  • The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging

3D Interior Liner

  • Removable interior cheekpads available in optional sizes for a custom fit
  • Chinstrap cover can easily be removed to allow for cleaning or replacement

Standard Chinstrap Clip

  • Neatly secures chinstrap

CX-1V Faceshield and Lock System

  • Quick-Release Base Plate (QRBP) System allows tool-free shield removal
  • A wide, 3-dimensionally-curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays

Specifications

  • Certifications: DOT 218; Snell M2005
  • Weight (approx.): 3.28 lbs. / 1490 grams

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Gloves

First in my glove selection is the Alpinestars SPS set.  On offer at the moment for just $69.95

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The Alpinestars SPS unites the best features of a sport-riding glove with a short-cuff street style.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-grain leather construction for abrasion resistance
  • Double-layered leather palm with Kevlar for additional impact protection
  • Clarino and leather palm reinforcements for superior grip
  • Dual carbon-fiber knuckle protectors
  • Extra layer of full-grain leather on the fingers
  • Short-cuffed length with easy, secure Velcro closure

Next up are the Dainese Hellracer Leather Gloves.

These are currently reduced from £139.99, down to $109.99

dainese-hellracer-gloveAvailable in Men’s and Women’s sizes

The Dainese Hellracer moderates the technical and stylistic language found in the Duel glove, toning down some features to make it more accessible to the racing – but not ultra-racing – user.
In fact, although the Hellracer has less armoring compared with the Duel, it still maintains a high level of protection.
By adding streetriding comforts, the Hellracer’s undoubtedly aggressive origins are delicately balanced, making it suitable for road and racetrack alike.

The Dainese Hellracer: Dedicated to those who want the best of both worlds.

Features and Benefits

  • Constructed of Kevlar jersey and cattle leather
  • Elasticated inserts on the fingers, wrist, and back of hand for articulation
  • Carbon-fiber inserts on knuckles and select finger joints
  • Soft inserts on fingers, index-finger knuckle, back of hand, and palm
  • Leather palm reinforcement
  • Tightening strap for a perfect fit
  • Adjustable cuff strap

Lastly in the gloves selection are the Frank Thomas Urban Warrior Gloves

These are currently on off for £39.99, saving you $10 on the list price

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Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight airflow mesh & leather combination
  • 3D injection rubber moldings
  • Thermo-set airflow ventilation knuckles
  • Ribbed palm for extra grip & comfort

The following Frank Thomas gloves are also on offer –

Stealth Aqua Roo – $69.99

Air Rage – $79.99

Urban Shadow – $39.99

XTi Leather – $109.99

SP Tech Leather Glove – $69.99


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HJC CL-SP Barbwire Motorcycle Helmet Just $89 At New Enough

April 3, 2009

New Enough need to move out the remaining stock of the HJC CL-SP Barbwire helmet and so have reduced the price down to an absolute bargain price of just $89!  The MSRP for these helmets is $189.99-$194.99, so the reduction in price is outstanding.

So if you are looking to buy a new helmet for the forth-coming season, a back up helmet, or even looking for your first and are on a budget, then you can’t go far wrong with this offer 🙂

Available in 5 colours, New Enough have a good selection of sizes available. As always, just click on the photos to be taken direct to the correct page on New Enough’s Website

HJC CL-SP Black Blue Silver

HJC CL-SP Barbwire Helmet

Shell features:

  • Lightweight Injection-Moulded Polycarbonate
  • Composite Shell which meets or exceeds Snell M2005 & DOT standards
  • Channelled dual density EPS liner
  • Wind tunnel tested aerodynamic shell shape with an extra large eye port opening for greater visibility
  • Three shell sizes for a more comfortable fit

HJC CL-SP Black Pink Silver

Interior Features:

  • Removable/washable Nylex® interior liner and cheek pads quickly wick moisture away from the skin and eliminate odour causing bacteria
  • Easily removable cheek pads for cleaning or custom fitting
  • Optional cheek pad sizes to achieve a “custom fit”
  • Streamline, wrap around neck roll reduces wind noise
  • Padded chin strap design
  • Built-in communication system speaker cavity
  • HJC CL-SP Black Red Silver

Shield Features:

  • Two-stage pivot mechanism compresses the shield into the eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal
  • Improved, no guess work, tool-less shield removal and installation
  • Aerodynamic flush mounted fit for reduced turbulence
  • Scratch resistant hard coated shield
  • Optically superior 3D design
  • Rated at 95% UV resistant
  • HJC CL-SP Black Silver Silver

Venting Features:

  • Flow through advanced channelling ventilation system with dual flow-through channels and two high capacity, multi-stage intake vents
  • Rear vent helps draw heat and humidity out of helmet
  • Anti-fog system with side chin bar mounted vortex vents creating a low-pressure vacuum effect drawing heat and moisture out of the face shield area
  • Adjustable chin vent re-directs air upward and across shield interior
  • HJC CL-SP Black Yellow Silver


Save £££’s On Helmets At Hein Gericke

February 22, 2009

As of 20th February and until the 1st March 2009 you can save up to £80 on the price of the new range of 2008/2009 helmets if you shop at Hein Gericke.  And not only are these discounts available instore you can also get them if you buy via mail order or from their online catalogue!

So have a look at the helmets they stock and you can save the following amounts on their listed prices

£100 – £200 = £20 DISCOUNT!

£200 – £400 = £40 DISCOUNT!

£400+ = £80 DISCOUNT!

The discounts are not available on previously discounted items, non stock items nor are they valid with any other offer but never the less they represent a big saving on the price of a new helmet.

So if you are in the market for a new helmet, maybe for the fast approaching riding season, it is definately worth looking either in one of their stores or at their online store


New Hein Gericke Catalogue Out Now

February 21, 2009

To help celebrate the launch of their new 2009 catalogue each Hein Gericke store is holding a special open day on Saturday 28th February where you can grab a copy of the new catalogue and possibly a whole lot more!!

There are several £1000 GOLD TICKETS hidden in catalogues around the country and if you are lucky enough to find one you can spend the £1000 on the HG stock item or items of your choice.  How cool is that?

PLUS…

If you take your old catalogue along with you and swap it for one of their lovely shiny new ones they will give you a fiver off any purchase over £30 on the day*!!

So if you are in the market for some new kit, pop into their stores and if you are really lucky you may just get it for free with the £1000 voucher!

For a full list of the New Catalogue Launch Promotions check out this link

Catalogue Launch Events

* valid against purchases of £30 and over, cannot be used on previously discounted items or in conjunction with any other offer.


Moto-Racing.Co.Uk Offering 10% Off Parts For The Honda CBR600F/CBR600RR

January 19, 2009

I came across this promotion today, Moto-racing.co.uk are offering a brilliant 10% discount on parts for the Honda CBR600F/CBR600RR motorcycle range as a part of their New Year Sale 🙂

Honda CBR600RR

Honda CBR600RR

Click here to visit moto-racing.co.uk to purchase items.

The promotion was originally set to expire on 4th January but has now been extended until the 31st January 2009.

So if you are in need of brake pads, discs, or chain and sprocket sets for your beloved CBR600 motorbike then click on the link below and have a browse round their site.  They stock literally thousands of items.

Simply enter the disount code New Year Sale at checkout under additional information and instantly get 10% deducted from your purchase.

PLUS… Plus if you either have or register for a customer account receive a further 2.5% back in loyalty reward points.

Click here to visit moto-racing.co.uk to purchase items.