Traffic Lights On Amber, What do you do?

November 7, 2009

Amber Traffic Light

 

To the majority of road users the sight of this in front of them means the light is going to turn red, which means to slow down and prepare to stop, right?

I can’t believe the number of people who will simply put their foot down and gun it to get through the light, which is normally red by the time they go past it!  I see it happen every day on my journey to and from work, in fact I saw the driver with a bus full of passengers do it yesterday on my way home!!!! The light was red when he went through, not even amber anymore!!

How come nothing is done about drivers who do this?  We see the police and cameras targeting speeding motorists but how often have you see any kind of presence at traffic lights where the red lights are being jumped? Probably as often as I do….. NEVER!!!

 

 

 


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
  • SIZES: XS-XXL
  • 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
    • SIZES: XS-XXL

    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

    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 Up To £80 On HJC Helmets At M&P

    February 23, 2009

    How about this for a deal?

    M & P practically giving away some of the HJC crash helmet range for the absolutely stunning price of £30!!!

    Take a look at the chart below and you will see that you can save up to a MASSIVE £79 on the normal retail price.  The HJC helmets did quite well in the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating tests and are a perfect choice if you are shopping for your first helmet or just looking for a replacement in these cash strapped times.

    The helmets which are being discounted include the following

    The Eve helmet in both pink and purple,

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    The Myth helmet in black or blue

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    and the Session helmet in blue, black or red

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    To check out the details on the site just click on the item description in the chart below and it will take you straight to their website.  Don’t delay though as there is limited stock, and at these prices I very much doubt they will have them for long!

    Part Number Description Size Sale Price
    SRP
    226810 HJC CL-ST Mosaic Matt Graphic
    XLarge £30 £79
    227387 HJC CL-ST Eve Helmet Purple
    XSmall £30 £79
    227389 HJC CL-ST Eve Helmet Purple
    Medium £30 £79
    227390 HJC CL-ST Eve Helmet Purple
    Large £30 £79
    227391 HJC CL-ST Eve Helmet Pink
    XSmall £30 £79
    227393 HJC CL-ST Eve Helmet Pink Medium £30 £79
    808196 CS-12 SESSION RED MC1 XSmall £30 £79
    808200 CS-12 SESSION RED MC1 XLarge £30 £79
    808197 CS-12 SESSION RED MC1 Small £30 £79
    808198 CS-12 SESSION RED MC1 Medium £30
    £79
    808199 CS-12 SESSION RED MC1 Large £30
    £79
    218710 CS-12 Session Black MC-5 XSmall £30 £79
    218711 CS-12 Session Black MC-5 Small £30
    £79
    218712 CS-12 Session Black MC-5 Medium £30 £79
    218709 CS-12 Session Blue MC-2 XLarge £30
    £79
    218707 CS-12 Session Blue MC-2 Medium £30 £79
    218708 CS-12 Session Blue MC-2 Large £30 £79
    218713 CS-12 Session Black MC-5 Large £30 £79
    221167 CL-ST Myth Helmet Black XLarge £30
    £119
    221163 CL-ST Myth Helmet Black XSmall £30 £119
    221162 CL-ST Myth Helmet Blue XLarge £30 £119
    221161 CL-ST Myth Helmet Blue Large £30 £119
    221160 CL-ST Myth Helmet Blue Medium £30 £119
    221159 CL-ST Myth Helmet Blue Small £30
    £119
    221158 CL-ST Myth Helmet Blue XSmall £30
    £119


    Fantastic Deals On Motorbike Jackets For Girls!

    January 25, 2009

    I have found some great deals on closeout for female riders who may be looking for a new jacket. Just click on the photos for more details of the offers available.

    First up the Women’s Tour Temp TX Jacket by Fieldsheer. 

    MSRP $219.99 now $149.99

    I personally like this jacket, probably because red is one of my favourite colours 🙂

    Fieldsheer Women's Tour Temp TX Jacket

    Jacket Details 

    Super abrasion resistant 1000 denier Teflon® coated Maxtena® outer shell.
    Anatomically fitted for the riding position.
    Removable CE approved armor in back, shoulders and elbows.
    Removable Thermo Pilot Liner that can be worn separately as a jacket.
    SP Memory Foam® in high impact areas.
    FS Rain Guard® 100% waterproof/breathable membrane.
    Ram Air® ventilation system, 2 front vents, 1 large back vent.
    Reflective Phoslite™ for high visibility, spot reflective high abrasive material in side panels.
    Velcro adjustable, micro fiber lined collar with padding.
    4 step unique adjustable sleeve volume control, in upper and lower sleeves, keeps the armor snug for small and large arms with or without the liner zipped in.
    Velcro adjustable waist strap and stretch bar design.
    Pockets included: 2 zipped front hand warmer, 2 upper chest, 1 zipped map, 1 inside Velcro, 1 mobile phone.
    8″ waist zip connector and universal snap belt connector (attaches to pants)

    Teknic Women’s Venom Jacket

    MSRP $299.99 now $199.99

    Teknic Women's Venom Jacket

    Jacket Details

    Short cut ladies specific jacket with pre-curved arms
    Form fitting Cordura® Stretch Panels
    1.2-1.4mm Brazilian cowhide
    Stretch Cordura® in arms, and sides
    Airtex™ anti-bacterial, non-allergenic nylon lining
    Zip out 5oz polyfil quilted vest liner
    KNOX® CE Shockless elbow armor, in Advanced Armor Pocket™
    KNOX® CE Shockless shoulder armor, in mesh lining pocket
    Armorshield dual density foam spine pad
    KNOX® CE TP2 spine guard
    Full circumference & 8” zipper, plus snap belt loop connectors
    2nd layer of Cordura® in elbows & shoulders
    Seamless Full Motion™ arm stretch system
    Teknic® Reflective rear logo
    Ultra low racing collar, with rolled Neoprene edge
    Hook ’n’ loop adjustment waist belts

    Shift Racing Women’s Airborne Jacket

    MSRP $99.95 now $69.99

    Shift Racing Women's Airborne Jacket - 2008Jacket Details 

    100% mesh main body fabric
    Women’s specific, articulated design
    Removable CE approved EVO-Lady shoulder and elbow armor
    Ballistic nylon panels for additional protection
    Integrated back padding for additional protection
    Reflective piping for added visibility
    Integrated pocket for a back protector

    There are loads more really good offers on the site.  Just click on one of the photos and have a nose round their closeout section 🙂

    You won’t be disappointed!

    But don’t leave it too long.. Once the stock is gone, thats it!!