Because we believe in waiting until after Thanksgiving to start Christmas planning, this episode is our 2019 Biker Xmas list.
This year I have made it very clear as to the pricing guidelines. We have 3 categories, and Project Clean Slate affiliate links are included in the show notes which means if you buy any of these items, a percentage of that purchase will be donated to Project Clean Slate, 1st category, up to $150, 2nd category, up to $250, and third category, up to $500. There is a variance of 10% allowed per category if there is something really cool!
Up to $150 +10% ($165)
RB – Icon Malice Hoody – $150 at Get Lowered, dope hoody with D30 shoulder and elbow protection, great to wear as an under jacket layer or under a leather vest for those days where it is too cold for a t-shirt but not cold enough for a full leather jacket. Sizes small to 3XL
Get Lowered: http://bit.ly/2ql0OH7
For another option for those who hate Icon, check out the Highway 21 Gearhead Jacket, it is $10 more than the Icon, but also comes with shoulder and elbow protection, as well as a back protector, and the hoody can be removed and you are left with a lightweight, water resistant jacket. Lots of really cool features and pockets. Highway 21 is also geared more towards cruiser riders as they size from Small to 4XL
Tracy – Aura Pro 14pc LED Light Kit for Universal Fit-Cruiser (not Sport?) – $91.99 at Amazon (Prime free one day delivery, Whoo hoo). Bluetooth App controlled, sound sync (when I’m next to Roadblock), memorizes your favorite color (challenge accepted), 2 wireless remotes. Now that it’s into Fall/Winter, I really want lights that get me noticed when it’s dark all the time. Maybe 2 of the 10pc for 2 different colors?
Ciro 3d Shock and Awe 2.0:
Second option is the Speed & Strength Brat Women’s Armored Moto Shirt in the Black/Burgundy (they have an Olive option too) at $129.95. To me this is more of a lightweight extra layer that I can wear over another shirt and under my vest. I like that it has the removable shoulder and elbow armor, but it also has the two check pockets, zippered hand pockets (somewhere) and an internal storage pocket that you don’t really see. And it zips down with the snaps as just decoration so it keeps the wind out.
Get Lowered: http://bit.ly/35pLU0V
JB – Memphis Shades Hand Guards – $79.95
My most asked about item at LSR, probably because everyone just rode (or trailered) through 40 degree weather and was looking for a way to keep the wind off of the knucks. I’ve been very happy with mine. In the summer they keep the rocks and bugs off of your hands on the highway, and in the winter they cut down the wind just enough to keep the feeling in your fingers.
For another option in this price category, I picked the Bung King Grabber Foot Pegs coming in at $142.95. Had these on my Dyna and I’ll also be putting them on the Chubby Shuttle. Super easy to install and lock on to any shoe you own.
Get Lowered: http://bit.ly/35vU4or
Up to $250 +10% ($275)
JB – Ciro 3d bag blades $229
Since I am the resident lighting expert aka school bus driver, I had to put the bag blades on the list. These are my favorite lights on the rear of the bike and just add a super cool touch to the rear end.
Cardo Packtalk Bold $240
Best purchase I’ve made all year, top 5 of all biker time. Everything wrong with the Sena is not an issue anymore. 11+ hour music+coms time, crystal clear audio, ridiculously easy pairing. Must have for any SAFE group ride.
Get Lowered: http://bit.ly/2QEimZs
RB – Ciro 3D Floorboard Highway Peg Mount – Justin and I both have these on our Road Glides and I absolutely love them! I loved them so much, I put a set on Tracy’s Road King. They come in black and chrome, all kinds of adjustments, and you can add damn near any peg you want to them. When I first saw them, I was concerned about possibly dragging the bottom edge when going deep into turns, so I reached out to John Maxwell about that, he assured me I had nothing to worry about, and he was right! I had these on when we were riding the Pig Trail in Arkansas and I scraped my floorboard, but not these mounts. They are $250, but you are getting what you pay for. No Chinesium here folks!
If you don’t have a Harley touring bike, or you already have a set of highway pegs you love, then my option 2 is the Speed and Strength Tough as Nails Moto Vest. Okay, I have a lot of Speed and Strength gear, and it has been a mixed bag of quality for me; however, I had a chance to try this vest on while in San Francisco, and I have to admit, I was impressed. It is part leather, part waxed canvas, and the colorway I prefer is the black upper leather and brown lower canvas. What I like about this vest the most is the zip up front closure. In the past I was all about the snap up closure; however, I switched to the zip closure when I started getting vests that have armor in them. It simply fits better for me, and allows me to conceal carry wearing a shoulder harness. At just over $200, and with this having a pretty big chunk of back armor, you can’t go wrong. Oh yeah, it has plenty of pockets for all your goodies!
Tracy – Speed & Strength Street Savvy Women’s Leather/Textile Jacket in the Oxblood/Black (or Olive/Black or Black/Black). It’s a bit over, at $279.95, but close enough. I like that the hoodie can come out, it has the shoulder and elbow protectors but it also has a spine protector, that it is the mix of textile and leather, and it has a bunch of good sized pockets. It does have some ability to adjust in the cuff, arms, and waist and I like that it also has a concealed carry pocket.
Get Lowered: http://bit.ly/2QJprYQ
Second option is the Biltwell Exfil-80 Bag at $199.95. The first thing I love is that it provides a backrest pad. It has a tool compartment (I assume the tools don’t come with it) that is much better than my tattered kit I carry also with a mesh bag and a full coverage zipper bag. It also has an attached waterproof sleeve so I won’t lose it or forget to pack it. And the capacity of the bag will for sure hold all of my crap.
Justin’s review: https://youtu.be/sR8NneDbBrs
Up to $500 +10% ($550)
Tracy – Black Dial Analog Speedometer/Tachometer from Harley Davidson $314.95. Not quite $500 but once labor (because I’m sure I messed something up) is added, it’ll get there. I’ve wanted this for a long time and tried to find something that is comparable and just everything else came up short. I do click through to see the fuel remaining, gears, so it would be really nice to have everything in front of me so I don’t have to do that. And this guy can be customized to be any color, so it can match my LED light from earlier.
Second option is the Drag Specialties Large Touring Seat in the double diamond stitch at Get Lowered for $546.95. In my great seat hunt, not unlike Roadblock’s handlebar hunt, this one looks squishy and low. I haven’t been able to find too many reviews for more opinions, but it seems that the solar-reflective leather is pretty popular and works from what I found. Not that I need the seat to be lower, but it’s better than raising my bars, it sits 1” lower than stock. And since the Biltwell bag has a back rest, I don’t need to get one. (If I were to have the bag on the bike.)
Get Lowered: http://bit.ly/2pHRvR3
JB – DynoJet Power Vision $429
For only about $30 more than the FP3, this one is a no brainer. Just installed on the chubby shuttle, more than happy with it so far.
Get Lowered: http://bit.ly/2s9MLEN
RB – Hands down, my favorite helmet I have ever owned, the Simpson Mod Bandit Helmet. I can’t say enough how much I love this helmet. For a modular helmet, and I have owned a few, this is one of the quietest I have worn. The comfort is awesome, and the airflow is on point. I also love that you can swap out the sun visor and go clear with it, and change the primary visor with a tinted visor, which is what Justin did on his Simpson helmet. These aren’t cheap by any means, and at $500, you are definitely making an investment. It is also ECE approved, which if you know about safety ratings, you can’t really trust just DOT. You only have one face and brain, so protect it! Also, please note that this helmet runs big, I actually fit in an XL when I am typically between a 2xl and 3xl, so make sure you measure your head before ordering.
Of course, if you already have your favorite helmet, or you don’t want to spend $500 on a helmet, I say go with the GoPro Hero8 Black, it is still probably the best action camera on the market, and with all the new mods you can get for it, there are so many options you can play with! Looking for a cool helmet camera that can finally be used as a legit vlogging camera, the new Hero8 can do that for you! I also like the new night lapse mode. The amazon link is for the bundle that comes with a 64GB microSDHC card. If you do get a new GoPro, you should check out the Ciro GoPro ball mount. This awesome little accessory will let you mount the GoPro to a windshield bolt or any ¼” 20 hole, like your seat bolt. It’s an inexpensive way to let you capture your rides without mounting a camera on your helmet.
Extended Xmas list – Other great items that simply didn’t make the list:
Jump box – When your battery is dead, this easily packable jump box will get you back on the road faster – Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XXOwR6
Bung King Crash Bar – Hands down one of the best! This is the same bar that Justin had on his bike when he took out Roadblock.
UV Riding Sleeves – We have all seen the Instagram marketing for the SA super colorful and designer looking sleeves; however, they aren’t great! These sleeves are what Roadblock, Justin, and the crew uses. The best part about these are the thumb holes. This allows the sleeve to stay under your gloves preventing you from getting that weird bracelet tan line on your wrists, and they work great. Justin and Roadblock both turn into cooked lobsters when they think about going into the sun, but these have yet to fail them! Oh, and a 4 pack is only $10!
Face Mask – In the summer or in the winter, this face mask is awesome. This is one that Roadblock typically wears to keep the wind and the sun off his face, as he tends to ride with his helmet shield up. This one allows for the easy wearing of sunglasses and is only $10!
Bags – Roadblock is a bag whore, hints why we partnered with NutSac. Here is a list of bags that Roadblock suggests for those who ride to work and wants something they can either wear or store in a saddlebag to quickly load and unload their gear!
Icon Crosswalk Backpack: http://bit.ly/2L4NBcD
Icon 1000 Slingbag Backpack(Great EDC bag): http://bit.ly/34A5KGP
NutSac Muy Grande – An awesome look that will hold a 15” (possibly new 16” MacBook Pro): www.nutsac.com/b2w This link will get you $5 off