Sep 112010
 

Can you believe it??  ArtBiker is making Custom Belts!  Yes friends, ArtBiker has been tooling leather for many years and was recently asked to make some custom belts for a local Motorcycle Club.  Once he did, the demand took off!  Now you can have a custom made belt too.  Just about anything is possible so dream big and get with ArtBiker to place your order.  All the important info is below.

Love, Respect, and Custom Belts!

The ArtBiker Team

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Sizes Available:

2” – For Big Boys and Bad Asses!  Up to 42” waist – $70

2” – For Big Boys and Bad Asses!  Up to 43” – 60” waist – $85

1 ¾” – For Tough Guys!  Up to 42” waist – $65

1 ¾” – For Tough Guys!  Up to 43” – 60” waist – $80

1 ½” – Our most popular size – Great for Everyone!  Up to 42” waist – $60

1 ½” – Our most popular size – Great for Everyone!  Up to 43” – 60” waist – $75

1 ¼” – Tough Chicks and Nicer Pants!  Up to 42” waist – $60

1 ¼” – Tough Chicks and Nicer Pants!  Up to 43” – 60” waist – $75

1” – For the Kiddos Big and Small!  Up to 42” waist – $50

**** Patch Holders – 10% off

**** Active Military – 10% off

Prices Include:

Handmade Custom Belt

Custom Embossing

Hand Painted Letters – with or without outline (your choice)

Extras available:

Belt Borders (painted or stamped) approx. $10

Riveted Borders approx. $20

Custom Graphic Tooling (have a specific logo or design?  Send it over and let’s see

what we can work out). Priced according to complexity of work.

Belt Colors Available:

Coal Black, Bison Brown (Dark Brown), Timber Brown (Light Brown), Range Tan (Light Tan), Sunburst, Oxblood, Red, Yellow, White, Blue, Green, and Others (available upon request)

Letter Colors Available:

White, Brown, Black, Red, Pink, Blue, Green, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Oxblood, and Tan

Metallics (add $5) – Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum

Our belts are the finest hand-tooled quality around, and they are American Leather sold by American Vendors.  The leather is 8-10 ounces in weight, which is much sturdier than belts sold in stores (about 5 ounces).  The extra weight ensures that your belt will last and is heavy enough for any buckle, tool, gadget, or holster you might want to hang on it.

Our belts come without buckles because you know you want to add your own touch!  However, if you need a cheap buckle to get you through just let us know.  For $5 we can hook you up with a stand-in buckle until you find just the right one.  May we suggest that you check out one of ArtBiker’s personal favorites?

Visit:

www.bucklehead.com

www.steadfastbrand.com

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When Ordering, Please Remember to Include:

Your Correct BELT Size (use the Sizing Chart below) – including “Waist” Size, “Fold to Hole” Length, and “Buckle” length.

Custom Words or Phrase you would like embossed (we will print anything!)

Specify custom stamps you would like and where you would like them placed

Desired Belt Color

Desired Letter Color

Desired Outline Color (If Applicable)

Any “Extras” you might desire (borders, rivets, metallic paints/dyes, custom logos, etc.)

Also, please remember that each belt is completely Hand Made.  We have a normal turn around time of about three weeks, but it could take up to six weeks to complete your order depending on workload and the size/complexity of your order.

Shipping in the continental USA is $5.99 (for up to six belts).  For large orders or international shipping rates, please contact ArtBiker directly.

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Proper Belt Sizing:

Using the above image as a guide, put on your favorite belt and note which hole you usually use for a comfortable fit.  Now, measure from that hole to the tip of your buckle (or wherever your buckle and belt meet at the hole).  Round this to the nearest ¼ inch.  This measurement will be used to create the third hole in your belt (the “waist” size) and will ensure the text on your belt will be centered when you wear it.  Now, measure from the hole you used to the fold in the belt that holds your buckle.  This number is the “Fold to Hole” Length (or FH Length).  Finally, measure the distance from the fold that holds your buckle to the tip of the hook or pin that fits into your belt hold.  This number is the “Buckle” Length (or B Length).  If you add the B Lenght and the FH Length together, you should have the same number you found when measuring the Waist Size of the belt.  Please double check these numbers as it will help us to center your text and ensure that your belt is a fantastic fit.

ArtBiker’s Custom Belts is not responsible for errors on orders made by the customer… So be sure belt size, color choices, and spelling are correct before you submit.  We will make the belt EXACTLY as you specify, so please double and triple check your order before sending.

Motorcycle daredevil comes to iPhone

 Press Release, Product Reviews, Uncategorized  Comments Off on Motorcycle daredevil comes to iPhone
Aug 192010
 

For motorcycle enthusiasts unable to get out on the open road, that two-wheeled excitement could be as close as an iPhone.

A new program, or ‘app’ as they’re called in the addictive iPhone world called Daredevil Dave: Motorcycle Stuntman! 1.0 has been released by M-Digital Media. The game, which can be played on an iPod Touch as well as the iPhone features a humorous combination of ragdoll physics and high speed, high flying motorcycle action.

Players attempt to complete Daredevil Dave’s tour of 18 motorcycle jumps while sustaining as few injuries as possible. The player wins money each time a jump is successfully completed. In the event of a crash, Dave’s medical bills must be paid out of the players winnings. If the player runs out of cash during the tour, the tour is lost and Dave must retire.

After successful completion of the tour, Injury Mode is unlocked. In Injury Mode the goal is to crash on all of the jumps and rack up the highest combined medical bill at the end of the tour. The medical bills are tied directly into the advanced physics engine. Injuries are calculated by how hard Dave hits a surface, and what body part is involved. Dave can get anything from a bad headache to a broken back, crushed knees, torn ligaments, missing limbs, burns, and even worse!

Features:

Career Mode with 18 unique and challenging jumps

Injury Mode: See how high of a hospital bill you can get by crashing Dave in creative ways

Ragdoll physics provide outrageous head-over-heels crashes

Replayability. Jumps have random elements so you never play the same game twice

Find creative ways to crash Dave and earn more money! Get eaten by sharks, blown up, tumble down a rocky canyon, vaporized by hot lava, chopped up by a helicopter, run over by a big rig truck, and much much more

Share your high scores and achievements using AGON

Beautiful 3D graphics provide a wide variety of jump settings

Hear Dave’s hilarious “words of wisdom” as well as his cries of pain

Multiple views including TV cameras, and an on-the bike camera

Adjust your ramp-tilt and speed to land each jump successfully

Daredevil Dave: Motorcycle Stuntman! 1.0 is only $2.99 USD and available exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

SHARP Releases 27 More Helmet Scores

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Jun 102010
 

On my way to the Republic of Texas Rally (ROT) and thought I would send out a list of lids that would be a good choice for anyone hitting the road.  I love going without a lid, and I hate being told I have to wear one… but when I do wear one, I want to wear a good one.

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

New safety ratings for motorcycle helmets were published today by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning (see list below).  He also unveiled a new website to give motorcyclists the best advice and information on choosing a helmet.

An extra 27 motorcycle helmets have been rated by SHARP – the Department for Transport’s Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme – taking the total number of ratings published past the 200 mark.

All these ratings are today published on the new SHARP website which has been overhauled to include more information for motorcyclists on how to find the right helmet for them.  The site also includes demonstrations of how the SHARP tests are carried out and how to make sure a helmet fits properly.

In addition, new in-store information leaflets are being made available for retailers to give them and their customers more information about the SHARP scheme.

Mike Penning said “We estimate that 50 deaths could be prevented each year if all riders wore the safest helmets available.  That is why I am delighted to be announcing additional SHARP ratings today at the same time as the new and improved SHARP website is launched.

“By making sure that motorcyclists have access to the best safety information, promoting further training and safe riding, and reminding drivers to look out for bikers I hope that we can improve safety for motorcyclists and reduce the number of tragedies we see on the roads each year.”

All helmets must meet minimum legal safety standards but the SHARP scheme uses a wider range of tests to provide riders with more information on how much protection a helmet can provide in a crash.

The objective advice, which includes important guidance on how to select a good fitting helmet, will help riders to choose the safest helmet suitable for them.

The SHARP tests – which award ratings of between one and five stars – show that the safety performance of helmets can vary by as much as 70%.  With helmets across a wide price range scoring highly all riders should be able to find a high performing helmet in a size and style that fits them and at a price they want to pay.

The new website was developed in response to feedback from consumers and the motorcycle industry and SHARP is inviting motorcyclists to continue giving feedback on the new site so that it best meets their needs.

The SHARP system was unveiled on June 12, 2008.

For more information about the SHARP programme, visit the SHARP website.

SHARP Helmet Ratings Following is the list of the first 56 helmets rated by SHARP.  Note that some of these helmets may not be available in all countries, and some helmets are sold under different names in different countries.

Also, it’s difficult to determine whether the construction of these helmets are identical to helmets that are sold in markets outside the UK to meet different safety standard ratings.  This is not an official list; check with SHARP for the details.

SHARP Motorcycle Helmet Ratings
SHARP Flip-up Helmet Ratings Below
More: See our full Motorcycle Helmet Review Index
+ Helmets listed May 2009
Make Model SHARP Rating*
AGV Airtech 4
K3 4
K Series 3
S4 5
S4 Stealth 5
Ti Tech (wBW Review) 4
GP Tech 5
K4 4
T-2  (wBW Review) + 5
Airoh Leox 3
Speed Fire 4
SV55 S 4
Force 3
Arai Astro (wBW Quantum II Review) 3
Condor 2
GP5x 5
RX-7 (wBW Corsair V Review) 3
Viper GT 3
Chaser 3
RX-7 GP (wBW Review) + 4
Quantum II (wBW Review) + 3
Arashi Galaxy 3
Sonic 3
Turbo 3
Viper 4
Daytona 1
Bell M1 5
M4R 5
M5X 5
M4R Carbon 5
M5X Carbon 5
Box BX2 4
BX5 Hurricane 4
BX4 2
BX3 Dagger 2
FX-1 3
BX-1 + 4
FZ-1 + 2
BZ-1 + 3
Buell Turbulent 5
Caberg V2R 5
CMS GP-4 (wBW Review) + 1
GP-5S + 1
Dainese Airstream 1
D181 2
Performance 4
Duchinni D801 4
D701 4
D409 + 4
D419 + 4
D909 + 4
Givi HPS40.1 3
Grex R1 4
RF2 4
Harley-Davidson FXRG 4
Laguna II 1
HJC CL-ST 3
CS-12 2
CS-12N 3
FG-14 3
FG-15 4
FS-10 (wBW Review) 3
FS-10 Carbon 3
HQ-1 (wBW AC-12 Carbon Review) 5
IS-16 (wBW Review) 2
CS-R1 (wBW Review) 1
FS Max (wBW Review) 3
IS Max (wBW Review) 3
Kawasaki Ninja 4
KBC VR1X 3
VR2R (wBW Review) 2
Force RR (wBW Review) 1
Magnum 1
TK8 1
XP3 3
Lazer Fibre Pro 4
Fibre D1 4
LZ 6 5
Tornado 2
Vertigo 4
Breva + 4
Marushin Tiger 5
RS1 Carbon 5
Ikusa 4
Samura 5
M401 2
Shivan 4
Nitro N1700 VF 5
N330VX 2
N755VX 4
N810VX 4
N820VX 4
N1430VX 4
F347VN 3
N1600VN 4
N510V 3
N1000V 2
Aikido + 5
NS-FF + 2
Nolan N62 4
N84 4
X802 4
Nuvo SP2 4
NZI Convert III 1
Premier Monza 4
Roof R010 Diversion (wBW Review) 4
Daytona 3
RST Cobra Vent 4
Race Vent 3
PC1S 1
Fusion 1
Schuberth S1 Pro 2
R1 (wBW Review) 2
Scorpion EXO 450  (wBW Review) 3
Shark RSF 2i 4
RSI (wBW Review) 4
RSR2 (wBW Review) 5
S 500 Air 4
S 800 4
S 650 4
RSX (wBW Review) 5
RSF 3 (wBW Review) 4
RSR 2 Carbon 5
S 700 + 4
S 900 + 4
Shoei Raid II 4
XR-1000 (wBW Review) 3
X-Spirit (wBW Review) 4
X-Spirit II (X-12)  (wBW Review) + 5
SparX S-07  (wBW Review) + 3
Suomy Extreme 3
Gunwind 3
Spec 1R (wBW Review) 3
Takachi TK-30 2
Urban N20 (wBW Review) 3
V-Can V190 + 4
Vemar TAI2K 3
VSREV (wBW Review) 2
VSSEV 1
VTXE (wBW Review) 2
VXP 3
Jiano (wBW Review) 3
Viper RS 40 3
RS 66 3
RS-33 + 4
RS-44 + 4
X-Lite X601 4
X602 4
X701 4
X1002 4
X801 4
* Scale of 1-5, 5 is best.
NOTE: Unofficial list.  See the SHARP website for more information.
Helmets listed in order of SHARP test date within brand.
SHARP Flip-up Motorcycle Helmet Ratings
More: See our full Motorcycle Helmet Review Index
Make Model SHARP Rating* Date
Airoh Matisse RS 2 Nov 2008
Miro + 3 May 2009
AGV Longway (Miglia) (wBW Review) 4 Nov 2008
BMW System 5 5 Nov 2008
Box SZ-1 + 3 May 2009
Caberg Trip (wBW Review) 5 Nov 2008
Justissimo GT (wBW Review) 4 Nov 2008
Sintesi (wBW Review) + 4 May 2009
G-MAC Concept 3 Nov 2008
Duchinni D601 1 Nov 2008
D619 + 4 May 2009
Grex RF2 4 Nov 2008
KBC FFR (wBW Review) 1 Nov 2008
Lazer Granville 4 Nov 2008
Revolution 4 Nov 2008
Nolan N102 (wBW Review) 4 Nov 2008
N103 (wBW Review) 4 Nov 2008
ROOF Boxer (wBW Review) 4 Nov 2008
Scorpion EXO-900 Air + 3 May 2009
Schuberth C2 (wBW Review) 4 Nov 2008
C3 (wBW Review) + 3 May 2009
Shark Evoline (wBW Review) 4 Nov 2008
Openline 3 Nov 2008
Shoei Multitec (wBW Review) 3 Nov 2008
Viper RS 101 4 Nov 2008
RS V121 3 Nov 2008
* Scale of 1-5, 5 is best.
NOTE: Unofficial list.  See the SHARP website for more information.
Helmets listed in order of SHARP test date within brand.

Triumph’s Crossed Piston Logo Could Be A Problem

 Outlaw Biker, Product Reviews  Comments Off on Triumph’s Crossed Piston Logo Could Be A Problem
Feb 092010
 

I have written a little bit about the problems that can come up from someone wearing the wrong thing at the wrong time or in the wrong place.  Well, there is a new jacket being put out that is very, very cool, but might also be a little too close in design to a club’s colors.

Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) member and West Midlands resident Carl Lolley says he believes the logo on Triumph’s Marlon Brando jacket is too similar to that of notorious biker group the Outlaws.

“This is the area where the guys who killed [Hell’s Angel] Gerry Tobin came from. It’s still very touchy. Wearing something like that could get you hurt”.

Both logos feature a skull and crossed pistons, though Triumph says its jacket is solely a tribute to Brando’s character Johnny Strabler from movie The Wild One (the letters stand for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), and has nothing whatever to do with the Outlaws’ infamous emblem, known as Charlie.

There are many of you who live in areas where this will not be a problem at all, but if you are the slightest bit worried about it, pass on this jacket.  Better to not accidentally get into something if you can avoid it.

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

A previous, related post may be read here.

Who Dat??!!

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Feb 082010
 

For all you Saints fans out there, congrats on the big win!!  Yup, you made Super Bowl history and Mardi Gras is getting an early start this year.

Now, for those of you who are in the know, Frank and Nino925 has some KILLER Fleur De Lis jewelry and this might just be the time to order some up.  He is quick, quick, quick and you can get something in time for Valentines Day if you like.  He has a ton of amazing bling for both the guys and gals and any biker would be proud to wear what he is pushing.

Because of the Super Bowl win, let me just show you a few things… but be sure to check out his website for a larger selection and gift ideas for every budget.  www.Nino925.com

Love, Respect, and Saints,

ArtBiker