Klim teams up with European tech company In&Motion

KLIM has partnered with In&motion, a motorcycle airbag company, to introduce the Ai-1 Airbag Vest, an autonomous airbag system designed for use under a riding jacket for added protection in the event of a crash.

The Ai-1 Airbag Vest is one of the highest safety rated motorcycle airbag systems available, with a detection + inflation time under 60 milliseconds, and the capability to offer protection to the thorax, abdomen, spine and neck. The lightweight, electronic vest is fully wireless and autonomous, meaning there are no sensors needed on the bike. An inert-gas canister provides the pressure needed to inflate the vest so quickly, and it can easily be replaced by the user.

Oregon 620-120 Chainsaw chain grinder

Got a brand new Oregon chainsaw chain grinder, replacing and old Northern Tool grinder.

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  • 3,400 RPM, 3/8 HP direct drive motor provides enough power for daily heavy-duty sharpening
  •  4.3 Amps
  • Durable, long-lasting cast aluminum chassis
  • Variable motor grind angle to enable multiple adjustments
  • Safety shield with integrated light
  • 3-ft. cord with 3-prong grounded plug
  • One-way motor rotation for greater operator safety
  • Large motor fan and durable T-shaped cooling fins for excellent temperature regulation
  • Easy-to-use controls to make precise adjustments
  • Securely held chain parts to reduce risk of operator injury
  • Hydraulic piston automatically compresses chain vise to increase efficiency
  • Hydraulic assist closes the chain vise automatically when the motor and wheel are lowered
  • Standard chain vise attachment fits 1/4in., 0.325in. and 0.404in. pitch chains
  • 5 3/4in. dia. x 5/16in. thick vitrified grinding wheel sets depth gauges
  • Motor head can be raised to create more space for filing depth gauges
  • Large indexing chain stop provides a larger surface area, accommodating large chain types

Very accurate and consistent grind. Top notch grinder.

BMW HP4 in action

Experience Sulby Straight at the Isle of Man TT aboard the carbon-fibre framed BMW HP4 RACE. Professional BMW Motorrad racer Peter Hickman rides flat out in sixth, bouncing off the rev limiter. Filmed on a closed road during an official racing event at the Isle of Man TT 2017. Amazing rider, and bike.

 

2019 Blue Ridge Gathering, Balsam, NC

Will be headed up the the mountains Thursday 10/9 – Sunday 10/12 for the annual 2019 Blue Ridge Gathering at Moonshine Creek, Balsam, NC. 

This is a gathering of motorcycle riders from near and far, getting together to camp and ride. There are plenty of excellent riding up there, and in my opinion one of the best riding areas in the country.

Taking the S1000XR, since it is made for these mountain roads. I can’t help it. It is just a beast of a machine, and riding it is a true pleasure, let alone on mountain roads in Western North Carolina.

Trying to get set up. Exped Downmat, Marmot Down Sleeping bag and Big Agnes Seedhouse II tent. Good stuff.

All set.

Below shots by my good friend Andy Morley.

Breakfast at Clyde’s in Waynesville, NC

Break somewhere on US 28 🙂

Hooligans

Yours truly on his S1000XR

Superb roads