Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Things Are Rockin' And Rollin'

Hello All-

Things have been crazy busy on the moto-journalism front as of late. I can't remember a happier time professionally in my life. If only I could do this full time, I would be living the dream. Alas, I have obligations which exceed what I can provide from writing. Nevertheless, it's exciting to wake up each day, with so many article ideas floating around in my brain.





















 I assembled this rack in my office and began to populate it with some of the stuff waiting for test or in process of being evaluated. After I took this picture I filled it with the rest of the items, in the order I plan to get to them. Some of it is colder weather gear, so I'll be able to get started on that once fall hits. I love being organized, and moving all this into my office means it's the first thing I see each morning. New fodder for articles and videos!

 



#Scorpion sent over this suit for testing. I've been really impressed with what these guys are doing in the midpriced segment. SAS-Tec armor, nice construction, understated styling.... Every time I get one of their products, I'm reminded how competitive things are out there. When I first started riding, you had to pay an arm and a leg for some of these features. Now, every newbie can afford them.


And in other earth-shattering news, this exhaust header nut FINALLY arrived from DG Exhaust for my YSR50. The poor YSR has been sidelined since May due to a stripped nut, and DG was..... unresponsive, to put it mildly. But, at last, the replacement is here, and theYSR50 is roadworthy again. It's going to be a hoot to ride a few times before the season ends.

 My top secret MCN article will come out in a few weeks - the editors seemed to enjoy it, which was gratifying since I poured my heart into it. I've got a few more in the works right now including finishing up the Scorpion EXO-GT3000 modular helmet test, the MCN Holiday Gift Guide, and a new Shoei Neotec helmet just arrived too.....

-MKL







Sunday, August 28, 2016

Clearwater Erica Dimmable LED Light Kit Functional Overview and Durability Report

Hello All-

Here's Part II of my Clearwater Suite Trilogy: The midsize Ericas on Moto Mouth #14!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_HAvDt8yg0

-MKL

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Coming up this Sunday......

Coming up this Sunday, we've got Part II of the Clearwater LED testing. This time, we're going to focus on the Erica models, which are similar to the Darlas posted two weeks ago - just 3x more powerful! Tune in Sunday by 11pm EST! https://www.youtube.com/c/motomouthmoshe



And don't forget to subscribe!

-MKL

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Coming up this Sunday night....



Going on a short family vaca, so I knocked out Sunday's video last night after work. The channel seems to be getting more views than ever, and people are definitely commenting more. I am trying to broaden the appeal by showing universal products, and Bill Mayer Saddles are definitely universal! Very comfy seats - I will explain why I like them in Sunday's video which will post on my Youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/c/motomouthmoshe


-MKL

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Clearwater Darla Dimmable LED Light Kit - Moto Mouth #12

Hello All-

Here's my functional overview and durability report on Clearwater's small but mighty Darla Dimmable LED Light Kit, including night testing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU84OBL-skQ

-MKL

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coming up Sunday night.....



A little teaser for Sunday's Moto Mouth Episode #12!

-MKL

Business Casual - With Padding!






















I've spent the last month commuting in these Aerostich Protekt Khakis. They're a pretty novel idea - cotton twill exterior with generic Dockers styling, and hidden pockets to store TF3 armor pads in the knees. The armor goes in and comes out within seconds, so as soon as you pull into work, you can remove the pads and store them in the tank bag or top case. They're only 10x6 inches, and they're pretty soft and flexible. The seat and knees are fortified with Cordura 500D and a cotton lining inside, so there is some abrasion resistance in the typical crash areas. No hip pads, sadly. The left pic shows the armor inside, and the right shows it removed. Amazingly, they fit over my Sidi boots without looking like bell-bottoms when I get to work and change into loafers. I like these! The final writeup will go to Rider magazine.

In other news, the Helite Turtle Airbag review easily became my most popular video ever, just surpassing over 1,000 views since Sunday night. Good news!

-MKL

Sunday, August 7, 2016

#Helite Turtle Airbag Hi-Viz Vest Review

All-

Here's Moto Mouth #11, a review of Helite's Turtle Airbag vest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI7iFZtuf70

-MKL

Saturday, August 6, 2016


I've been testing this Adaptiv Technologies TPX 2.0 Radar & Laser detector for Motorcycle Consumer News. I don't have the cooperation of the local cops, nor do I own expensive testing equipment, so this one's going to be anecdotal. How? By actively seeking out speed traps in Waze, and purposefully going there. NJ has the highest speeding ticket prices in the nation, and the most speed traps per mile of any state. This is one risky experiment!

-MKL

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

KaBoom!



Yesterday I was working on production for this coming Sunday's video on the Helite Turtle Airbag Hi-Viz vest - essentially, an airbag you can wear over your jacket! What will they think of next?

-MKL