Jul 25

Air Powered Motorcycle

Well, let’s face it, green is in fashion. With the repost of our article on the electric motorcycle, we decided to give you a little more green from the motorcycle industry, the air powered motorcycle.

This air powered motorcycle is powered by a scuba tank and was developed by Dean Benstead of Australia. It is called the O2 Pursuit and has a range of 60 miles and a top speed of 87mph.

Air Powered Motorcycle

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Jul 25

Electric Motorcycle

We originally posted about this electric motorcycle several years ago and it never made it here. It is an electric motorcycle that is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell with a top speed of 50mph and a 100 mile range.

Electronic Motorcycle

This is the ENV (Emissions Neutral Vehicle) and it runs on a hydrogen fuel cell which means no harmful emissions (gives off water) and no loud noise. It will be for sale in the US by the end of 2006.

Check out the National Geographic article

Well, the company that made this electric motorcycle has teamed up with Suzuki/Bergman to produce an electric scooter. So far, it isn’t offered in the USA.
Electronic Scooter

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Jul 24

Motorcycle Accident

We posted this article on a motorcycle accident years ago but this post is still relevant today.

First, let us say that we are reposting this to inform riders of the dangers of using high speed maneuvers in traffic. This is not intended to embarrass the family/friends of the rider nor is it intended to open old wounds. We are hoping the lost of this person in a motorcycle accident will help remind others to gear up and ride safely.

This motorcycle accident happened back in April of this year. The story behind the pics:

Tulsa – A Broken Arrow man was killed early Tuesday morning after a motorcycle accident on Highway 169 near 81st Street .
Witnesses say the cyclist was going faster than 100 miles per hour when he crashed into the back of a semi truck between 81st and 91st Street at about one o’clock Tuesday morning.

Investigators say evidence shows the cyclist was going about 120 miles per hour at the time of the impact. It took the truck driver more than a quarter of a mile to come to a stop. When he did, he stepped out of his rig and found the motorcyclist dead at the back of the truck.

“The truck driver was not hurt,” says Captain Matt Kirkland. “He said that the impact was so strong that he thought he was hit from behind by another truck.”

Officers said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol played a factor in the accident.

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Wearing protective gear will only get you so far, riding safely is truly the key to making it home safe or to your destination with the recent deaths of motorcycle riders in the metro area. I thought this would help as a reminder to all, to ride responsibly!

Please ride safely and within your limits!

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Jul 16

50 Ways To Save Your Life

Here is an excellent article from Motorcyclist magazine that is definitely worth sharing with you. It discusses 50 things you should do to help keep yourself safe on the road. You never know, it could help save your life.

50 Ways to Save Your Life

The best bike in the world is scrap–or soon will be–unless you learn how to use it. The most powerful piece of high-performance hardware is between your ears. To help you program it with the right information, we’ve assembled 50 potentially lifesaving bits of street savvy. Some you’ll know, some you won’t. All are worth remembering, because when it comes to riding motorcycles on the street, the people over at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (www.msf-usa.org) have the right idea with their tagline: The more you know, the better it gets.

Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/howto/122_0608_50_ways/#ixzz37eTWfaR8

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

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Jul 11

Pulsing Brake Light Schematic

Yes, pulsing brake light modules are under a $100 and are pretty easy to install but some people like to build things for themselves.

Here is a user submitted pulsing brake light schematic that you can make for your bike or your car. Perfect for all you tinkerers out there.


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