Helmet Sale At Hein Gericke

November 29, 2010

Another quick update.. And just in time for Christmas

Hein Gericke are currently slashing the prices on 1000’s of helmets

Click on this image to see the offer catalogue Smile


Helme sale

Scottoiler Mk7 Universal Kits On Offer for £49.99 At M & P

October 22, 2009

Bargain or what?

The normal cost is £69.99 but M & P (UK) have taken £20 off and are knocking them out at £49.99

I have one of these fitted to my Baby Blade, it’s a must on any bike for me now as it removes all the hassle about remembering to oil your chain away (and the mess too :-))

My O/H bought me mine on my birthday last year and it was fitted the following day and apart from filling up the reservoir every few thousand miles I don’t have to do anything to keep my chain in good nick.  My replacement chain, fitted a few months back, still looks like it was put on yesterday 🙂

He swears by them and has fitted them to every bike he has owned for the last 7 or 8 years, and now I’m a convert and recommend them to everyone as well.

Scottoiler Mk7 Universal Kit



  • Simple installation
  • Increases chain life by up to 7 times
  • Improves performance
  • Fits all bikes including fuel injected bikes
  • Reduces maintenance
  • For on and off road bikes
  • Suits all types of chain including O and X ring
    Revised design for improved summer and winter operation. The oil dispensing assembly can be bolted to the end, or glued to the underside of the swing arm and gives range of approximately 500 – 1,000 miles between refilling the RMV depending on the weather. The kit includes universal fittings and 500ml bottle of Scottoil (enough for approximately 5,000 miles). The Universal Kit over the past year or so has had over 20 technical improvements, Dynojet T100 testing and extensive retooling.

  • 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  🙂


    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


    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*


    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.


    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


    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


    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


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

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.


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


    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


    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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    Save £££’s on HJC Helmets

    April 8, 2009

    There are currently some good deals around if you are looking at buying yourself a new crash helmet.  I’ve come across these for some of the HJC range.  If you are just starting out on a bike and are looking to buy your first set of gear then you can’t go far wrong with these.  They are also suitable as a second standby helmet and are all being sold at affordable prices.

    The helmet size conversion chart is at the bottom of this entry and you may also want to take a look at this entry Choosing The Correct Size Motorcycle Helmet to make sure you choose the right size for your head 🙂

    Firstly the HJC IS-16 Range available

    These helmets got a 2* Sharp Helmet safety rating.. The helmets are priced at £132.99 and are available in the following designs.

    HJC IS-16 Type O Available in Black or White

    There is something to be said about a black crash helmet, I tend to buy plain black ones every time.  This has a very subtle design on it and I quite like this one 🙂

    HJC IS-16 ScratchAvailable in Gunmetal/Black, Blue/Black and Red/Black

    HJC IS-16 Arkanium Available in Pink

    Helmet Specifications

  • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
  • One-touch Integrated SunShield: Smoke-tinted 3-stage adjustable SunShield deploys quickly and easily (patent pending).
  • AccuSight™ Anti-fog Faceshield: Optically superior 3D design provides 95% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating.
  • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
  • "ACS" Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out
  • SilverCool™ Interior: Moisture-wicking and odour-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Comfortable, removable and washable.
  • DOT Approved
  • Next is the HJC FS-15 Prism helmet

    Priced at £170.99 these got a score of 4* in the Sharp Helmet safety rating tests.

    HJC FS-15 Prism

    Helmet Specifications

    • Advanced Fibreglass Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • Optically-superior Pinlock®-prepared Faceshield: New 3D design provides 95% UV protection, anti-scratch coating and is prepared for the ultimate anti-fog Pinlock insert.
    • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
    • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.
    • SilverCool™ Interior: Removable moisture-wicking and odour-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric.
    • SNELL/DOT Approved

    Next up is the HJC CS-12N Cyclone Helmet

    This is priced at just £75.99 and scored 3* in the Sharp helmet tests. The price is pretty damn good for a 3* helmet and the designs not too bad either 🙂

    This is available in the following colours – Red/Silver, Pink/Silver, Blue/Silver and Black Silver.

    HJC CS-12N

    Helmet Specifications

  • Standard: Meets or exceeds DOT standard .
  • Shell: Ultra lightweight thermoplastic alloy shell.
  • Ventilation: Maximum chin-bar ventilation ensures minimum fogging while maximum air intake is achieved with 2 large adjustable venturi side vents and a traditional centre chin vent, drawing excess humidity away from the shield.
  • Interior: Plush Nylex interior and cheek pads for maximum absorption.
  • Others: Breathbox and anti-fog coated shields available for cold and/or wet conditions.
  • Size: XS to XL.
  • The next offering is the HJC CL-SP Throttle.

    Available in blue/black, red/black and gunmetal/black it scored 3* in the Sharp helmet tests and is available for £113.99

    HJC CL-ST Throttle

    Helmet specifications

    • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • AccuSight™Anti-fog Faceshield: Optically superior 3D design provides 95% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating.
    • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
    • 2-stage Shield Closure Mechanism: Compresses shield into the eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal.
    • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.
    • Bioceramic Nylex® Moisture-wicking Interior: Anti-bacterial, removable and washable.
    • SNELL/DOT Approved
    • SIZES: XS-XL

    Lastly in this little selection are the HJC CS-R1 Samurai and Fang helmets.

    These got a 1* rating in the Sharp Helmet safety tests and are priced a priced at £104.99

      HJC CS-R1 Samuri The Samurai design above is one I personally quite like 🙂

      HJC CS-R1 Fang

    • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
    • Optically Superior Faceshield: 95% UV protection.
    • Advanced Ventilation System: Adjustable forehead and chin vents, and two rear exhaust vents.
    • Plush, Nylex® Interior: Removable and washable cheek pads.
    • DOT Approved
    • SIZES: XS-XL

    Here is HJC’s helmet size conversion chart, just to try and be as helpful as possible 🙂

      Helmet Size Centimetres Hat Size Inches
      XXS 51-52 6 3/8 – 6 1/2 20- 20 1/2
      XS 53-54 6 5/8 – 6 3/4 20 7/8 – 21 1/4
      S 55-56 6 7/8 – 7 21 5/8 – 22
      M 57-58 7 1/8 – 7 1/4 22 1/2 – 22 7/8
      L 59-60 7 3/8 – 7 1/2 23 1/4 – 23 5/8
      XL 61-62 7 5/8 – 7 3/4 24 – 24 3/8
      XXL 63-64 7 7/8 – 8 24 3/4 – 25 1/4
      XXXL 65-66 8 1/8 – 8 1/4 25 5/8 – 26

    March Madness On Motorbike Parts

    March 11, 2009

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

    Moto-Racing.co.uk are offering 5% off all orders placed between Sunday 1st March and Midnight on the 31st March 2009.

    All you have to do is enter the discount code ‘Mad March Sale’ at the checkout on their site and an automatic 5% will be taken off your order.

    So if you need parts for any of the following models of bikes, click the image above or below to be taken to their site to check out their prices!

    CBR600F / CBR600RR / CBR900RR / CBR1000RR
    ZX6R / ZX6RR / ZX9R / ZX10R
    GSXR600 / GSXR750 / GSXR1000
    Daytona 675
    YZF R6 / YZF R1

    The sort of things they can supply include the following

    Bodywork – Replica Decals, Fuel Caps, Screens.

    Brakes – Pads, Discs, Lines, Calipers, Master cylinders, Caliper spacer kits, and fittings.

    Chains & Sprockets – Cahins, Special race chains, spare chain links, Sprockets, Race sprockets, Sprockets for aftermarket wheels, Blank & custom sprockets, Final drive kits.

    Crash Protection – Frame sliders, Engine casings.

    Exhausts – Road legal silencers & exhaust systems, Race silencers & exhaust systems.

    Filters – Oil filters, Air Filters

    Frame & Controls – Rear sets, Pegs & pedals, Clip ons, Race grips, Brake/Clutch levers, Subframes

    Fueling & Ignition – Power commanders, Jets kits, Spark plugs

    Handling & Suspension – Steering dampers, Rear shocks, Forks & springs

    Transmission – Clutches

    Lubes & Cleaners –  Oils,  Engine oils, Suspension oils: General – Brake fluids, Chain lubes, General maintenence products

    Pit & Paddock – Paddock stands, Tyre warmers, Equipment & tools

    Accessories – Tax disc holders, Tank protectors, Clean & polish, Keyrings, Tyre gauges, Road maps, Clothing, Knee sliders

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

    Busters Offering Pirelli Diablo Corsa’s for £129.99 A Pair!

    March 10, 2009

    Busters (UK) are offering a great deal Pirelli Diablo Corsa tyres this week.

    You can buy a pair for just £129.99, a massive £70 off the normal retail price!

    The offer is for the following pair of tyres

    120/70ZR17 & 190/50ZR17

    Just click on the photo to be taken to the offers page on Buster’s Website

    Pirelli Diablo Corsa

    Tyre Features

    High performance road tyre for the supersport bikes

    Higher traction and corner grip also in wet, given by an innovative and optimized tread pattern

    Enhanced bike control, high speed stability and quick warm up thanks to the new silica compound and a new profile.

    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