So you think you have the best Leather Belt?

It can be difficult to get a good quality leather belt for your Motorcycle jeans. Specially with all the confusion about which leather is actually real. In a world were genuine leather is actually bonded leather its worth researching.

Leather is categorised into Genuine leather, top grain and full grain.

Full grain is the most expensive one – full grain is the closest to the outer skin of the animal. The deeper it goes, the less dense the texture is and the more synthetic materials needed to make the leather.

Top grain is in the middle between those two.

Genuine leather – the cheapest form of leather, which is split leather and coated to give either a smooth or textured finish

Keep this in mind when you out looking for a pair of gloves, belt or even bags.

@MiBandit

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Honda Quest: prepare for True Adventure with the new Africa Twin

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True Adventure. In the coming few months these two words, which aptly describe the new Honda Africa Twin, will take on a whole new meaning in the eyes of every single adventure motorcyclist when Quest-True Adventure is unveiled.

But what is Honda’s Quest-True Adventure? It is the ultimate adventure motorcycling challenge, involving 20 carefully selected riders on 20 specially prepared Honda Africa Twin adventure motorcycles, culminating in a challenging 12 day, 2800 km event in a yet to be disclosed part of Namibia.

Honda opted for Quest as a dedicated marketing platform to perfectly illustrate the ruggedness, refinement and market-leading capabilities of the Africa Twin.

People will be able to submit entry applications for Quest at their nearest Honda dealership in South Africa and Namibia, whereafter 40 semi-finalists will be chosen to attend a Boot Camp or selection phase. Honda’s strategic partner in Quest, is Specialised Adventures, a company with…

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Back from a ride? Body feels pretty stiff?

Have you ever tried to go on a ride while your body is sore and your muscles are tight? It isn’t fun.

Or what about when you come back from a ride? Your body feels pretty stiff I bet. If the rider has poor posture or simply from sitting in one position for a while, tension within muscles can occur.

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Motorcyclists need to be flexible so they can put their bodies in certain positions that allow them to lean and hold certain positions. Tight muscles make it harder to move and being able to have mobility and fast reflexes is extremely important on the bike for one’s safety.

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In the body, something we have something called fascia. This is a thin connective tissue that covers many of our organs such as muscles, nerves, and spinal cord but it also connects our bones together (ligaments), and muscles to bone (tendons). To put it simply, think about a woven covering that’s tightly knitted around your muscles and that’s the fascia. So when this is tight, your muscles have a hard time contracting or lengthening. So what can you do about this? Try doing self-myofascial release, also known as foam rolling. Foam rolling increases blood circulation and focuses on releasing tension in tight muscles.

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Tight muscles, can lead to an injury if not properly taken care of. Foam rolling will help keep your muscles from feeling tight by releasing trigger points (muscle knots or tightness), improving blood flow, and muscle function. Think of it as a (much cheaper) deep tissue massage that you can control.

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Foam rollers are very inexpensive. Starting out sitting on the floor with the roller under your hamstrings, slowly roll each of your legs using your arms to rock back and forth for about 30 seconds and repeat this for your quad muscles. You will also want to roll out your back especially after a ride. To do this, simply start with the foam roller on your upper back/shoulder blades and use your feet to rock back and forth rolling the full length of your back for 30 seconds. You can also look this up on YouTube for a how-to video!
Foam rolling is a quick and easy way to relax your muscles after a long ride!

Article By Cassandra Carillo
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www.littlecarillo.wordpress.com

It’s not just a Bike, it is Life.

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Some wouldn’t understand those motorcycle enthusiast like me, for others it is just a vehicle that is intended for transportation. But for us it is not just a thing, it is a perfect representation of “life”.

Others see motorcycle as an instrument of death because in somewhat way it can kill you in just a matter of seconds. Well for a motorcycle enthusiast like me life without a motorcycle is like living a life without purpose and happiness. As I said it is a perfect representation of life. The moment you fired up your engine is the moment you started your life story, you are the pilot of your self in your own journey that we call life. You will face a lot of problems and challenges in life. But always remember, life is not always a straight and smooth journey. As my fellow riders say, ” when the moment…

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Fuel-Injection Two-stroke Bikes Unveiled By KTM, Becomes First To Do So!

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Gone are those days when it was needed to add oil with petrol into the fuel tank of 2-stroke off-road bikes. All thanks to KTM who have invented the fuel injection technology for its enduro 2-stroke machines and the real-life models are finally unveiled.

The KTM 250 EXC TPI and 300 EXC TPI are the two motorcycles which have been built consisting this fuel injection system in their 2-stroke motors. As for the type of the bikes, both are competitive off-road machines designed and installed to gulp down all types of terrain including boulders, gravel, mud, sand and the likes.

Digging deep into the technology, the engine section of the bikes consist of Engine management system and ECU which play the role of identifying the ignition timing and fuel injection with the help of sensors. The steel frame straps the oil filler cap and pipe to the fuel tank goes…

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The Best British Motorcycle Jeans

Can’t find a pair of motorcycle jeans that you love as much as your Levi’s? No problem, because Hood Jeans have you covered.

A normal pair of denim jeans doesn’t offer much in the way of protection for motorcyclists. That’s why you will see nearly every motorcycle company making there own range of protective riding jeans.

Jeans can be really convenient for motorcyclists, you can just jump on your bike and blend in at the other end of your journey. The Kevlar range of jeans are designed to offer impact and abrasion resistance for those casual summer rides but be sure to make sure its a full lining.

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It can be a tough choice to pick a good pair of tested comfortable motorcycle Jeans. Here you see our choice of the world’s first ‘seamless’ motorcycle Jean. Hood_Jeans_kevlar

It comes lined with a softer, more breathable and cooler K-tech Para‑aramid. This new lining extends from the waistband down to the shins, meaning all Hood Jeans offer complete complete abrasion protection.

I’m sure in your research for a “Quality Motorcycle Jean” you would have heard or seen reviews of the American equivalent “Draggin Jeans” being reviewed or more possibly video clips of people being dragged on their bums across the track to prove the quality.

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We stay strong to our British quality and manufacturing. Check out Hood Jeans range  here.

More importantly here is a great article from MoreBikes a great comparison against the  cheaper options available.

@MiBandit

 

Jerez ~ home to Sherry & Bike Racing!

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Jerez, Spain ~ MotoGP & the home of Sherry

As I lean back and contemplate these words as I write, I realise that it has been nine days since Jerez in Spain hosted round four of the2017 MotoGP circus. And what a fine spectacle it was indeed. I also realised that in Spanish the J is pronounced gH so Jerez becomes gHerez and from there it’s not a quantum leap to Sherry. Now, Jerez as the home of that tipple beloved by so many, Sherry, has a unique position in the history of wine and wine-making combined with Motor Racing.

To quote Wikipedia; “Circuito de Jerez, formerly known as Circuito Permanente de Jerez, is a 4.428 km racing circuit located close to the city of Jerez de la Frontera, 90 km south of Seville and deep within the sherry-producing south of Spain.”

What Wikipedia also tells us is; that “the…

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