Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms. Who's Bringing The Chips T-Shirt

I will be the first to admit that Iron Horse Helmets has been known to steal a image or two off the website, but people don't usually steal from us.

We were really surprised when we looked through "Thunder Press" magazine and saw a stolen image of our Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms. Who's Bringing The Chips T-Shirt.

The Jerks did not ever give us credit or a shout out!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

E-mails from Customers

We received two e-mails this weekend.  The fist one asks:
Trying to find my daughter a helmet that will fit her 13 months old .please help ,mason 

The second one asked:
I have a 1 yr old and I want her to ride with me on our 150cc scooter will this helmet fit her ,do I need xs ,s what?

What is this world coming to?  Who puts a 1 year old on a motorcycle?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Al Picino Motorcycle Quote

I just found the quote from Al Pacino the Godfather himself.

Friday, July 26, 2013

More Spinning Images

Check out our new Neodannas. I love putting spinning images on the website and blog:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

motorcycle helmet after crash

This motorcycle helmet (and it's user) hit a bus at 70 MPH.....112.65 kilometers (rounded) for you foreigners.  

Joke of the Day

"If a homeless person has a funny sign, he hasn't been homeless that long." ~ Chris Rock

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Face Masks are Shipping

Chainsaw Half Face Mask
chainsaw blood face mask

Leather bondage face mask
Leather bondage face mask

Rebel Flag Face Mask
Rebel Flag Face Mask

Skull Wings Face Mask
Skull Wings Face Mask

Our 2 newest neoprene face masks are leaving China on Friday.  Those sweat shop workers have finally finished.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Oscar the Grouch Motorcycle Helmet Cover

Check out our new Oscar the Grouch Helmet Cover in action.  We would like to thank Edgar Contreras for sending us this awesome image. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Warehouse Engineering Flowchart

Do you wonder how our warehouse is so efficient?  Here is a copy of the Engineering Flowchart we keep on the wall.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

New Neoprene Face Mask

Our factory has just sent us images of new neoprene face masks for the 2014 season. What do you think? 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Motorcycle helmet with navigation

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet!
A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style. Russian startup LiveMap is working on a state-of-art motorcycle helmet with a built-in navigation system that accepts voice commands. Touchscreen navigators and paper maps aren’t that useful to riders while on their motorcycles, so LiveMap’s gadget addresses this problem with augmented-reality such as full-color, translucent pictures projected on the visor. It will come fitted with a microphone for voice control, a set of earphones, a light sensor for adjusting image brightness, and batteries along with a G-sensor, gyroscope, and digital compass for head movement tracking.

Chief executive Andrew Artishchev calls it the “helmet from Iron Man.”

LiveMap has been working on the project for last five years. It has conjured up prototypes for the outer shell, electronic board, optics, and software with the support of Moscow Department of Science and other foundations.

Now the team hopes to ramp up its development, conduct testing, and obtain DOT certifications before they put it into industrial production for a late 2014 release. The gadget is expected to debut in United States and Canada.

To take it to production, LiveMap is looking to raise $150,000 via crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. The campaign will run until July 12. With a $1,500 contribution, you can own a limited “Hero Edition” helmet. The motorcycle helmet is expected to retail at $2,000.

Lines between science-fiction and reality seem to be blurring, and after Google Glass and MYO, wearable technology seems to be catching on.

Image credit: LiveMap

Friday, July 19, 2013

Josh Wilson Loves His Helmet

novelty motorcycle helmet

Josh Wilson still loves his USA Novelty Motorcycle Helmet....And he should.  Josh has had his novelty helmet for 4 years and it still looks pretty good.

I wish he would of waxed the helmet before he sent it the picture, but oh well!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

DOT Skull Head Modular Motorcycle Helmet

DOT Skull Head Motorcycle Helmet
This was just a concept helmet, but we approved it and it will be coming in about 60 days.  It is a Full Face Modular Helmet but the shield has the skull head on it.

I think it is cool....Please keep in mind that it will be black and not gray.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

5 Year Old Helmet

We would like to thank Carol Goman for sending us this picture of her old Gloss Black Shorty Motorcycle Helmet.  Carol has had her motorcycle helmet for 5 years and she has obviously dropped it a few time. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bobster Sunglasses

Are you looking for Bobster Sunglasses?  You have come to the right place.  We just got in tons of new sunglasses.

Bobster Sunglasses

Bobster Sunglasses

Bobster Sunglasses

Bobster Sunglasses

Bobster Sunglasses

Monday, July 15, 2013

Elmo and Cookie Monster Helmet Cover

Check out our Cookie Monster and Elmo Helmet Covers in action.  

We love being the dorky motorcycle helmet company.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Have you seen this on YouTube?

Seriously, you can't make this crap up!

Customer Photos

Neoprene Face Mask
We love it when customers send us photos.  

We also love stealing images off the internet....But that is another story.  

Check out the images of customers in our neoprene face masks. 

Neoprene Face Mask
John Thomas from PA

Neoprene Face Mask
Joanie from FL

Neoprene Face Mask
Aide from Germany

Neoprene Face Mask
Beth from WI

Neoprene Face Mask
Thomas & Peter from CA

Neoprene Face Mask
Bill from GA

Neoprene Face Mask
John Harris from NJ

Neoprene Face Mask
Kim and Robbie from WA


Friday, July 12, 2013

Joke of the Day

It's time again for the Iron Horse Helmets Joke of the day.

Skull Helmet With a Goatee

Skull Helmet
We always thought our skull helmet looked awesome, but it looks ever better on someone with a goatee. Yes.....That is really the way you spell Goatee.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Helmet-less crashes

Seventy percent in motorcycle accidents aren't wearing head gear.

Sandusky resident Kristina McGraw, 48, died Monday on Ohio 101 when her Harley-Davidson slammed into an SUV that pulled in front of her.

She wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Avon resident Daniel Gierlach, 55, sustained life-threatening injuries Wednesday in Margaretta Township when he lost control of his Honda Shadow 1100 and slammed into a garbage bin.

He wasn’t wearing a helmet

Illinois resident Robert Rummel, 40, suffered multiple bone fractures Thursday morning in downtown Sandusky when a woman drove a pickup over him and fled the scene.He also wasn't wearing a helmet.

Notice a pattern here?

Helmet yeah

Some may contend the 2013 edition of Ohio Bike Week — a 10-day festival considered the region’s most popular motorcycle extravaganza — has been somewhat marred so far by a few wicked crashes.

This same contingent would argue the injuries two of the riders sustained could have been lessened if they simply wore a helmet. It’s simply unknown if Monday’s crash could have resulted in injury, not death, had the rider been wearing a helmet.

About 70 percent of the 104 motorcycle-related crashes in this area from 2009 through 2011 involved riders who were not wearing helmets, according to a Register analysis of Erie Regional Planning traffic data. Three of the four fatal motorcycle crashes during this period involved riders without helmets.

“There is consistent and compelling research showing that wearing a motorcycle helmet protects riders from death and serious or disabling brain injuries,” said Cathy Chase, a spokeswoman representing Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

The national organization strives to make roads safer, including enforcing motorcycle helmets in each state.

A 2012 Government Accountability Office report indicated the only way to reduce motorcycle fatalities is to mandate helmets for all motorcyclists and their passengers in every state, including Ohio.

The Buckeye State represents one of about 30 U.S. states and territories where certain riders must wear a helmet, including:

• Any licensed driver 17 or younger.
• Any licensed driver who has operated a motorcycle for less than one year.
• All passengers if the operator is required to wear a helmet.

The helmet can be a full-face or half-shell helmet, as long as the Ohio Department of Transportation approves of the model.
Helmet no

Despite the figures, both in percentages and body count, many motorcyclists still choose to forgo strapping on a helmet when riding.

“I don’t want to feel restricted,” said Rick Adkins, a Sullivan, Ohio, resident participating in this week’s Ohio Bike Week events. “I don’t want to feel I’m enclosed.”

Adkins joined more than 200 other motorcyclists and passengers during a Bike Week-sponsored run Thursday morning, departing from Mad River Harley-Davidson on Milan Road near Ohio 2. Of the 200 riders, fewer than 50 wore a helmet.

“It’s a personal preference,” Adkins said. “I like to have a choice.”

Ohio chapters affiliated with national movements against motorcyclists being forced to wear helmets continue to fight legislation limiting their freedom. These groups also say pro-helmet groups, such as Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, twist the facts.

“We have proven that helmet and protective clothing will not solve the facility problem, only education and awareness,” according to a statement from Ohio-based American Bikers Aimed Toward Education. “The statistics clearly show that states who have safety education training for both riders and drivers have the lowest number of fatalities and serious injury (cases) caused during motorcycle accidents.”Other national campaigns — such as Look Twice Save a Life Motorcycles are Everywhere — aim to educate drivers on paying more attention to two-wheel riders. Drivers of cars, trucks and buses are often the culprits in bike crashes resulting in injury or death.

Stay safe
Since 1978, Dr. Tim Amidon has enjoyed riding motorcycles. The Firelands Regional Medical Center emergency physician is often seen rumbling along the region’s roads on his Harley-Davidson.

But he always dreads Ohio Bike Week, which often coincides with an alarming number of motorcycle-related injuries or deaths. Those patients often end up in the Firelands emergency room.

“During this time of year, we always gear up and prepare for it,” Amidon said.

Amidon wears a helmet at all times. In the colder months, he dons a full-face helmet, switching to a half-helmet during the summer.

He recommends bikers wear a helmet at all times.

“The helmet reduces the likelihood of death or a serious head injury,” he said. “We take an active approach of people coming in here for minor motorcycle accidents. If they’re not wearing a helmet, we tell them to wear it. The excuses that it messes up your hair or that it’s uncomfortable is true, but the alternative of death is worse.”

And certainly, a helmet never guarantees immunity from harm.

“You can be a safe motorcyclist, but it’s the other person you still have to worry about,” he said.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Neoprene Face Masks

Our factory just sent us images of some new neoprene face masks that are arriving in about a month.  Please tell us what you think and let us know if you want to reserve one:
Rebel Flag Neoprene Face Mask
Rebel Flag Neoprene Face Mask

Winged Skull Neoprene Face Mask
Winged Skull Neoprene Face Mask

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

6 New Neodannas

We have 6 new Neodanna's that are hot off the press.  I don't know who really needs one of these in the summer, but I am not the boss.....Obviously.
Glow in the Dark Tux Neodanna
Glow in the Dark Tux Neodanna

Purple Paisley neodanna
Purple Paisley Neodanna

Qbert Neodanna
Qbert Neodanna

Reflective Camo Skull neopdanna
Reflective Camo Skull Neodanna

Glow in the Dark Vintage Tattoo Neodanna
Glow in the Dark Vintage Tattoo Neodanna

Army Neodanna
Army Neodanna

Monday, July 8, 2013

Do you think they are talking about us?

Not all motorcycle helmets are equal

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Alabama is one of 19 states that requires motorcyclists to wear helmets.

In the event of a crash, though, the choice of helmet could be the difference between life and death.

There’s a difference between a certified helmet and a novelty helmet.

They look like real motorcycle helmets, but they don’t meet federal Department of Transportation safety standards.
They’re also illegal to wear on motorcycles in states where helmets are required by law.

Sold mostly on the internet, the helmets come in flashy colors and are cheaper than certified helmets.

The National Highway Safety Administration estimates more than 800,000 novelty helmets are sold each year around the nation.

They’re legal as long as the manufacturers don’t make false claims about their safety.

One novelty maker is located in Birmingham.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Since helmets have drawbacks, adult riders should have choice

Since helmets have drawbacks, adult riders should have choice:

This letter is in response to the person who thinks that because seatbelts are mandatory, motorcycle helmets should be.

Thirty states allow motorcyclists to make their own decisions about wearing helmets. Since 1978, the states that allow riders to choose have had statistically lower fatality rates than the states that require the use of helmets. The two states with the lowest fatality rates per registered motorcycles are Colorado and Iowa.

Helmets can be dangerous. They can snag things, limit hearing and peripheral vision and are a heavy weight on the head. Helmets can be very hot to wear, and people have passed out from the heat inside of a helmet.

Helmets can be compared to airbags; they can either save a life or kill someone. Since a helmet is a potentially lethal device, adult riders should be allowed to choose to wear one or not.

DEAN CRYSLER Grand Junction Email letters, June 18, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sometimes we nail it

We would like to thank Gerry O'Toole fot the awesome idea.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Office Rules

We were thinking about putting this sign on our door, but we have one problem.  It would probably run off 80% of our customers.  

Just so you know, Iron Horse Helmets accepts all types of people. We accept Black People, White People, Asian People, Racist People, Sexist People, Ladies and especially Assholes.....We would not have any customers if we did away with the assholes....And how could our boss come in?