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Four Types of Touring Motorcycles

THE DREAM OF LONG-DISTANCE MOTORCYCLE TRAVEL
The dream of motorcycle touring across America was one of the original inspirations that moved me into the sport of motorbikes as a youngster. I could not have imagined that notion would have developed into the passion that it has, with quite a number of coast-to-coast motorbike trips under my belt and many more to come.
FOUR (4) KINDS OF TOURING-SPECIFIC MOTORCYCLES
The thing is, a rider can go for long-distance rides on most any bike.
Whether that be on cruiser, sport bike, standard bike, dual-sport or …

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Leather Biker Wallets

THE UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS OF A BIKER WALLETS
Like anyone else, bikers need to keep their money and credit cards somewhere. But in the event that biker’s wallet were to fall out of his/her pocket while riding, it’s long gone if it wasn’t felt that it slipped away.
Hence, that whole chain wallet concept is derived from a simple concept: Secure that thing to rider’s pants, so that it doesn’t go very far even if it does slip out of a pocket!
As with most things in the gift world, “practical” is …

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Biker Rings for Men and Women

TRIBAL RINGS AND OTHER MOTORCYCLE JEWELRY RINGS
Motorcycle biker rings are an ideal choice for anyone considering MOTORCYCLE JEWELRY as a gift.  They come in about as many different designs and styles as custom bikes and an be made of a few of the same metals.  Although sterling silver is a favorite  ring material, as well as for jewelry in general, you can also get motorcycle rings made out of pewter, surgical steel, gold, platinum, and titanium, to name a few.  (It’s the latter metals that some custom bike builders …

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What is Motorcycle Farkles Disease?

BIKER’S MADNESS MALADY
Eghad!  You thought you were in control of your life.  Things seemed to be going OK.  Your bike’s been running fine.
And then…it dawned on you.
You had succumbed to the bikers’ madness malady: Motorcycle Farkles Disease.
In retrospect, and early on, there was no thought of anything awry.  Heck, lots of motorcycle enthusiasts buy and install accessories, called farkles (also spelled farkels), to customize their bikes.  The word itself seems pretty benign: Farkles is a combination of “function” and “sparkle.”
TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE FARKLES
Farkels can include all manner of nifty gadgets, …

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Gift Biker Earrings

TRIBAL, GOTHIC, CELTIC, AND MANY OTHER MOTORCYCLE EARRINGS
MOTORCYCLE JEWELRY and biker earrings are a big subject. The type of jewelry or earrings that a motorcycle rider would wear are as varied as the personalities involved. Regardless, there are a few themes that tend to be popular with some motorbike riders. Tribal designs, that may, or may not, trace their aesthetic lineage back to tribal cultures are a broad category. Gothic, Celtic, African and other designs from around the world contribute to the mix.
A few of …