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Biker Safety Tip 4: Communication Is Key for Riders

AmeRiders is back with our 4th installment of our Biker Safety tips we have gathered tips and advice on various aspects of motorcycle riding: about riding corners, braking, looking, safety, etc. This week’s tip is about Communication for riders while riding either while in a pack or alone.

Communication is key for motorcycle riders, regardless of whether you are riding in a pack or by yourself knowing what is going on is important. Most riders like to ride alone feeling the wind rushing by them, the rumble of their bike under them and not a care in the world.

Communication
XBI2H-PLUS CHATTERBOX

However, there are other riders that prefer to ride with their significant other and want to be able to communicate with them, or in a pack and do the same thing, and this can be done in various ways. If riding with a partner then you either have your own hand signals or you use a headset communication device that helps you to hear each other.

Such as this  XBI2H-PLUS Chatterbox, it is ideal for riders in small to medium size groups of up to 16 people. They feature CDMA technology for communication, which allows them to be much smaller in size. This technology allows full duplex (conference call type) conversations between a max of 16 riders (bike to bikes or rider to passenger) at up to 1/2 mile.

Over the years, communications have gotten more and more advanced and instead of having to have them attached to your bike you can take them with you regardless of which bike you are riding. Bluetooth has made it more convenient for bikers to communicate with their partner and even with other members in the pack that may be using Bluetooth as well.

motorcycle hand gestures
motorcycle hand gestures

However, if anyone in the pack is not using Bluetooth or you come across someone another biker riding it is important to communicate to them what is going on such as distress, slowing down, hazards in the roadway and other things.The visual to the right shows some key hand universal signals that are used when riding when not using Bluetooth. Using these signals will help other riders around you to know what you are doing and when, and can help prevent accidents.

universal for in distressAnother very important signal to know is when you see a biker on the side of the road and his helmet is on the ground behind his/her bike. Please stop! This biker is in distress help out our brother and sister they would do the same for you. The picture to the left is an example of what we mean by helmet behind the bike.

For more communications items check out our communications section at AMERiders.com

Remember to use Communication when riding in a pack or by yourself safety is important!

Spring Riding Is Coming so Get Geared up Now

MOTORCYCLE SISSYBAR BAG WITH STUDS
MOTORCYCLE SISSYBAR BAG WITH STUDS

Gear Up for Spring Riding with one of our many Motorcycle bags, Spring is just around the corner although it may not feel like it yet, and that means it is time to get the bike ready to ride! At AME Riders, we know that no self-respecting biker rides a purely “stock” motorcycle! During the spring and summer months, you can see how customized a biker really gets with their rides.

We have put together a tremendous selection of top-of-the-line motorcycle accessories so you too can add

8 PC GENUINE LEATHER MOTORCYCLE LUGGAGE SET
8 PC GENUINE LEATHER MOTORCYCLE LUGGAGE SET

some custom style to your ride. These include a variety of bags such as sissybar, windshield, and swing arm bags, as well as solo & saddlebags, tool bags, and luggage. So you can travel as heavy or as light as you need to.

Regardless of how short or long, your ride is going to be, or if it is going to be just you or you and your honey, make sure your geared up with everything you need to keep your motor running out on the highway. If you are looking for Leather or PVC leather we have them both and in all shapes and sizes.

STARTER BAG SET FOR MOTORCYCLISTS
STARTER BAG SET FOR MOTORCYCLISTS

If you are just starting out and need want a new set of gear for your bike try our Starter Bag Set For Motorcyclists. It comes with Sissybar bag, tool bag, windshield bag, and travel bag, all you need to go on your first long ride.

 

Let AMERiders.com Help you Gear Up for Spring Riding with our one of our Bags!

Biker Safety Tip 3: Why Wear Protective Gear When Riding

AmeRiders is back with our 3rd installment of our Biker Safety tips we have gathered tips and advice on various aspects of motorcycle riding: about riding corners, braking, looking, safety, etc etc. This weeks tip is about why you should wear protective gear when riding, as it can not only save your skin it can save your life as well.

biker safety
Ladies Solid Genuine Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Wearing Motorcycle safety gear is one of the smartest and most responsible things you can do as an owner and passenger of a motorcycle. It helps to protect the part of the body that it is covering. Everyone knows or knows someone that has been injured or died in a motorcycle accident at some point in their lives. We at AME Riders want to help ensure that our customers have knowledge of Motorcycle Safety which is why we post these tips for you and your passengers.

Biker Safety
Men’s Racer Jacket With Reflective Piping

What should I wear? Helmets, Boots, Jackets, Gloves, Jeans, Chaps, and Boots or a combination of these is suggested. The main and most important is Helmet, Boots, Jacket, Jeans, and Gloves. These will protect your extremities. The helmet is the most important as it will protect your head which can keep from causing brain damage. Jeans will help some but won’t necessarily help keep from having road rash, but they will keep your legs from getting too badly burnt on a pipe from your bike.

Most people do not realize that a crash can cause you to lose up to 1mm of flesh for every 1 mile per hour you are going over, 30 miles per hour. So think about that if you are hit in a 55 mile per hour crash you can lose up to an inch of flesh. 70-80 and that is down to the bone which can cause fatal bone infections if the impact didn’t kill you. This is where a jacket and chaps will come in handy, to lower the chance of road rash and those nasty infections.

Boots help not only to keep your feet from getting too badly mangled in a crash but also help to give better traction in stopping or even taking off on a bike.

Gloves will help you as we stated in a previous post your hands are delicate, and fragile even, and anyone that has either broken, burned or had something happen to a hand knows that not being able to use that hand until it heals really sucks.

Remember it is not that you don’t see them, they may not always see you.
Learning some of these general riding guidelines may help save your life and
the life of your passenger as well.

Let AMERiders.com be your place for all protective biker safety gear

Leather Motorcycle Boots for the Biker You Love

Motorcycle boots are as iconic as the motorcycles that the bikers themselves ride, it is one thing that helps to define them as well as their other gear. Here at AME Riders, we are passionate about our apparel, and we have put together a tremendous selection of top-of-the-line leather motorcycle boots to help you find the pair of footwear for you.

Leather Motorcycle Boots
WOMENS BIKER BOOTS WITH EAGLE AT ANKLE

When a biker finds a good boot regardless of how it is made they will wear it until it falls apart. Not only are they stylish and look great while your riding but they also help to protect your feet as well. Protection from flying debris from the road, heat from the exhaust pipes and much more.

Our Women’s Bootsand let’s face it, ladies, we always need a pair of quality boots. as well as our  Men’s Boots come in all shapes and sizes from double buckled and lace-ups to ankle boots with zippers. Regardless of the style of boot, you’re looking for we have it in stock.

Plus if you want to jazz up those sweet boots as well we have some cool looking to go with them. Sometimes you just wanna look a bit more classy or dressed up than you already are and what better way to do so than with a pair of our Boot Chains We have many stylish biker boot chains to choose to fit your style.

Leather Motorcycle Boots
POW BOOT CHAIN

They wrap around the foot of the boot, under the heel and connect at the ankle with a hook, snap or clip. These decorative, ornamental versions of spur straps have been around for many years and really can dress up a pair of boots. So dress up today with a great pair of boot chains.

Leather Motorcycle Boots
POW BOOT CLIPS

Or, if you need help keeping the bottom of your pants from flapping about and riding up try our stylish Every biker knows how frustrating it is to have your pants riding up because of the wind as well as to have to adjust them each time you get off the bike. Worry no longer we have a large selection of Boot Clips. in many different colors and styles to help keep your pants in place.

FIND YOUR STYLE WITH PREMIUM LEATHER MOTORCYCLE BOOTS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AMERIDERS.COM.

We will also do expedited shipping for Christmas, however, our customers must pay the extra shipping.

Motorcycle Jackets for Men and Women Are Great for Safety on the Road

AME Riders has many great Motorcycle Jackets for Men and Women  and are great for safety when out riding on the road. We know that a biker’s jacket is important, whether it is to hold patches or for protection or both and that it is an important part of gear for both men and women, and we at AME Riders are all about gear! Our large selection of Men’s Motorcycle Jackets and Women’s Motorcycle Jackets come in all styles, sizes, and fabrics. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a Fashion, Racer, or Textile Jacket both our Men’s and Women’s section are full of gorgeous jackets to fit your style. Ladies we also have a gorgeous Rose Collection for you to choose from as well, Plus our ladies jackets are not only made to last but are tailored to accentuate and show off the female form, as well as for comfort and protection while riding.

Motorcycle Jackets
MENS BLACK RED MESH NYLON JACKET

Jackets are a great way to not only look good while riding but to also stay safe if the bike happens to lay down. Many of our Racing Jackets and some of our Textile Jackets have removable armor for extra safety. AME Riders is all about the safety of our customers and wants them to be safe as well as comfortable while riding.

We even have jackets that come ready to wear with the Live To Ride® brand embroidered cloth patch already sewn in place.

LET AMERiders.com help you stay safe with one of our great Men’s or Women’s Motorcycle Jackets in many great looking styles.

To ensure that you get your gear before Santa arrives, we are guaranteeing your shipping if you order by December 14th, 2015 at Midnight.We will also do expedited shipping as well, however, our customers must pay the extra shipping.

Keep an eye on the timer at the top of the page it is counting down to December 14th at Midnight CST.

Biker Safety Tip 2: Let it Rain, Motorcycle safety in the Rain

AME Riders loves to ensure that our customers ride safely that is why we are here with Biker Safety Tip 2: Let it Rain, Motorcycle safety in the Rain, to help you ride safer in the rain.

Most bikers hate to get caught or even ride in the rain regardless of how hard it is raining, as we all know some drivers of vehicles get a bit stupid when it starts to rain. Rain is nothing but water so what is to be afraid of unless it is raining extremely hard or falling horizontally then it is time to be a lot more cautious than usual when riding. But other than that when riding if you are wearing the proper rain gear, there is nothing to worry about.

Motorcycle Safety
1 PIECE RAIN SUIT GEAR RS2200

When Riding if you wear a suit with reflective striping or is Hi-Vis then there you are able to be seen easier by another vehicle, which can cause less chance of an accident.  Also, a Rain suit will help keep your clothes dry and your body from becoming wet which can be very uncomfortable. Which everyone knows regardless of whether you ride or not can be distracting from whatever you’re doing, and a biker should not be distracted when riding a motorcycle, that is dangerous. Some weather can make you cold and often worse. So, make sure your rain gear is waterproof some of them are not, which defeats the purpose of being rain gear.  AMERiders.com has many rain suits to choose from in our rain gear section.

Another piece of gear to use that will help is boot covers, this particular type of gear comes in different styles but basically does the same thing all around. They have a thick rubber sole on the bottom for extra traction and durability for riding or walking. Elastic ankle straps with snaps to keep snug in motion. Not only that they keep your feet dry as well. AMERiders.com has a few boot covers to choose from in our rain gear section.

Motorcycle Safety
MOTORCYCLE RAIN BOOT COVERS WITH RUBBER OUTER SOLE RAINGARD LEGS BRC 2

The other tips are just plain common sense in riding in the rain:

  • use correct tires for riding in the rain don’t use slick tires on a wet road
  • watch for rainbows on the ground, they don’t mean they are spots to dig for gold, it means they are slick with oil and avoid them
  • Take on Railway crossings straight as possible. the railway tracks are metal, and wet metal is slippery.
  • Brake gently, not hard. If you need to urgently apply your brakes, pump them so that you do not start aquaplaning
  • Rise slower than normal. When it rains it is just smart to reduce your speed during the rain, and there are good reasons for it.
  • Spray something like Rain-X on the visor to help you with your visibility. Since we don’t have wipers on our helmets (well, maybe some might.) Rain-X keeps the rain from the visor.
  • Puddles are not as fun to ride through on a bike as they are on a cage since the water hides the surface. The puddle could, in fact, be a 3-feet deep hole. Don’t find out the hard way? Be wary as you just don’t know what you are riding into.

These are just a few small Motorcycle safety tips there are many more that will keep you safe while riding in the rain.

 LET AMERiders.com, help you gear up for Motorcycle safety when riding in the rain with our quality Rain Gear.

To ensure that you get your gear before Santa arrives, we are guaranteeing your shipping if you order by December 14th, 2015 at Midnight.We will also do expedited shipping as well, however, our customers must pay the extra shipping.

Keep an eye on the timer at the top of the page it is counting down to December 14th at Midnight CST.

Deck your Man out in style!

Ladies, Deck your Man out in Style with many different items in our Men’s wear section. From Jackets to Pants and Chaps we have it all to make him look stylish and even sexier than he already does. We know that your man is important to you and that you want to give him something special for the holidays that he will love. Which is why we have such a large selection of quality men’s biker wear. Regardless of his particular style we have something that each and every biker in your life will love. Check out not only our Men’s wear section but our other sections as well as there is something for each and every biker and their styles.

We know a bikers passion is riding, which is why at AME Riders we are passionate about outfitting our bikers in the best gear possible. We carry a large selection of Men’s Biker Clothing to choose from, at affordable prices. Here we understand what a biker needs as we are bikers too, and our selection of quality leather pants and chaps go great with our leather jackets. We haven’t forgotten how important that protection is and we have textile apparel with removable CA armor as well as fashionable Racer Jackets. If you’re looking for classic Denim or leather vests, we have those as well! Regardless of your style we have something to meet your needs.

Let AMERiders.com help Deck your Man out in Style with many different items from our Men’s Wear section.

Don’t forget to: Keep an eye on the timer at the top of the page it is counting down to December 14th at Midnight CST, and to order by December 14th at Midnight, for your gal and receive Guaranteed Shipping by Christmas. We will also do expedited shipping as well, however, our customers must pay the extra shipping.