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Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boot Review

"I’ve had quite a few boots over the years. The Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex boot has been one of my all-around favorites"  I’ve had a pair for about eight years now.  They’ve held up very well.  They’ve kept my feet warm and dry through a lot of rainy, cold weather.  They stay comfortable on all but the [...]

By |2019-01-02T16:07:38+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Gear, Reviews|Comments Off on Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boot Review

Does Heated Gear Work? Off the Rack and On the Road

 Starting as early as October here in South Dakota you could be in danger of losing your precious riding season due to bad weather, namely snow and freezing temps. This winter the snow came a bit early, then it left. Leaving dry pavement and cold air. Generally if there’s at least semi-dry pavement (or dirt [...]

By |2018-12-26T15:49:17+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, Gear, Product Information, Reviews, Riding Tips|Comments Off on Does Heated Gear Work? Off the Rack and On the Road

Winter Survival Guide – How to Winterize your Motorcycle

Riding in the winter is not for everyone, most people are simply not willing to suffer through the unpleasant weather to take their bike out in less than favorable conditions but if you just have to get your bike out there are things you can do to make the ride safer and more comfortable.  Stay [...]

By |2018-12-10T15:57:27+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Gear, How-To Articles, Motorcycle Maintenance, Riding Tips|Comments Off on Winter Survival Guide – How to Winterize your Motorcycle

Rain Survival Guide – Motorcycle Tires, Gear, and Tips

Rain is tricky, you can be the most experienced rider and still be caught off guard by a damp road. You may never plan to ride in wet conditions, but the weather is unpredictable. You don't have to resort to Uber when the sky turns grey, and I know making that dreaded call to your wife, [...]

By |2018-10-19T17:32:02+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Gear, Motorcycle Tires, Riding Tips, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Icon Alliance GT Review *New Graphics

Icon Helmets just launched new graphics for their popular Alliance GT model, and I am feeling nostalgic... My first helmet was an Icon (with mini guns on it) that I traded some old video games for. It was clad with a chrome shield, complimented by a Joe Rocket Corona Racing jacket, and filled by a [...]

By |2018-08-16T10:24:59+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Gear, Helmet Reviews|Comments Off on Icon Alliance GT Review *New Graphics

Arai Defiant-X, Worth the Money

I have a problem….pretty sure I’m addicted to expensive helmets. So lucky for me I was invited to the launch of the Arai Defiant-X in Daytona. Now like I said, I have a helmet hoarding issue so I’m not new to Arai helmets (have around 10,000 miles on an XD-4) but getting the whole company backstory [...]

By |2018-06-28T16:11:15+00:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Gear, Helmet Reviews, Product Information|3 Comments

Kriega Urban WP Messenger Bag Review

We're no stranger to Kriega luggage here at J&P. Several of us ride with their luggage, and Rich did a great job breaking down their tail bags in his article. Tail bags aren't the only item in Kriega's arsenal, though. I'll be putting the spotlight on their Urban WP Messenger Bag. I've been commuting almost daily [...]

By |2018-06-11T10:35:33+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Gear, Product Information, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Kriega Urban WP Messenger Bag Review

Bell SRT Modular Helmet: Review/ Test Ride

The Bell SRT Modular Helmet has the pedigree of a race helmet, a finely tuned safety device not for the track but for everyday riding. With must-have features like a flip up chin bar, speaker pockets and eyewear compatibility wrapped inside a fiberglass composite shell, all pushing the boundaries of a modular helmet for the [...]

By |2018-06-01T15:21:52+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Gear, Helmet Reviews, Reviews|Comments Off on Bell SRT Modular Helmet: Review/ Test Ride

Cardo Scala Rider PackTalk

Until recently, I have never used a communication system on a motorcycle. SoI figured the best time to get started would be on a business trip from Dallas to Daytona for Bike Week. I road down with a work colleague; me on my Harley Ultra Classic and he on his Ducati Panigale. These are two [...]

By |2018-04-09T12:13:10+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Gear, Product Information, Reviews|Comments Off on Cardo Scala Rider PackTalk

Motorcycle Helmet Size Guide: How to Fit a Motorcycle Helmet

MOTORCYCLE HELMET SIZE GUIDE A lot of riders like to focus on the styling, functionality, construction, safety ratings and features of a helmet, but the biggest thing people tend to undervalue is the importance of helmet size and fit. Simply put, a helmet that doesn’t fit, doesn’t work. So we put together this guide to [...]

By |2018-06-04T16:13:41+00:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Gear, Helmet Reviews|Comments Off on Motorcycle Helmet Size Guide: How to Fit a Motorcycle Helmet