Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Merry Holidays

Reijo Mesimaki from Finland sent us these pictures and thanked us for making his holiday cards so awesome.

We think Reijo has a awesome motorcycle and we love his grey biker beard.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Bathroom etiquette sign

Bathroom etiquette sign
I know that Iron Horse Helmets is a lot like animal house, but did we really need this sign in the bathroom?  

Sunday, December 29, 2013

How many times in 2013 did you say "I wish I had a neoprene face mask!"? DON'T LOOK AT OUR CRAZY PUNCTUATION! ANSWER THE QUESTION NOW!

Neoprene Face Masks
Just days ago, you walked outside and froze your nose off, then passed out on the front lawn in the decorative Santa sleigh. That's the sort of thing a you can avoid! And yet, you didn't. Because YOU didn't have a neoprene face mask.

So don't repeat the mistakes of the past in the future. Present yourself one of our neoprene face masks and be prepared!

Use coupon code "frozennose" and get free shipping on any neoprene face mask until the end of the year.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Helmet Visor Sticker

Check out our newest item for 2014.  These Motorcycle Helmet Visor Stickers should be here in about 13 days and cost $10.  Get your Hamilton's ready!
Helmet Visor Sticker

Motorcycle Helmet Visor Sticker

Motorcycle Helmet Visor Decal

Friday, December 27, 2013

This guy is not a rocket surgeon...Or a quick release surgeon.

Customer: Today I received a package from Iron Horse Helmet. I ordered and paid for two motorcycle helmet quick releases, but only one was in the package. Please send me the second quick release. You can reach me at 559-***-1621 or this e-mail address. Thanks.

Iron Horse Helmets: I am so sorry, can you please send us a picture of what you received?

Customer:
Iron Horse Helmets: I am confused, you have two in the picture?????

Customer: It looks like you sent me two of the same thing. Where is the other half for both of these parts. Thanks.

Iron Horse Helmets: Have you tried pushing the red down so they will be discounted quickly or watching the video on our website?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Best Job Ever!!

Do you think I have the best job ever? Well, I did too....Until today.

Basically I sit here all day and type...Sometimes I answer the phone, but I never really do more then that.

But this guy, this yoga instructor has the best job in the whole USA.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Motorcycle Helmet Bow

Motorcycle Helmet Mohawks are so 2010.   Motorcycle Helmet Bows are so 2014! We just got in these motorcycle helmet bows that you will never ever see on my helmet.  Why will you never see me with one?  Because I am a dude!  These helmet bows are like Hello Kitty girly.  Here are some facts about them:

Helmet Bows are: - 5.93" Length, 2" Widest Part, 1.5" Center Width
- Interchangeable
- Waterproof
- Made out of recycled materials
- Coated with epoxy resin
- Tested on a helmet at speeds up to 130 mph
- Applied to a helmet with industrial Velcro that will not damage or leave residue
- Created with patience, love, and inspected carefully to withstand the toughest ride and appeal to the most chic rider
- Each bow is handmade and will each have unique "effects"
- Please understand the bow will gradually show natural wear over time

NOTE: Helmets not included.
motorcycle helmet bow

motorcycle helmet bow

motorcycle helmet bow





Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas wishes from Iron Horse Helmets

Iron Horse Helmets wishes you a Merry Christmas, Happy late Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa (whatever that is), and most a all a happy Festivus for the rest of us!



Monday, December 23, 2013

Watch these tshirt spin

Did you know that I am the Iron Horse Helmets expert in spinning images.  Did you know that today is spinning image Thursday?  Get ready for some action:
biker shirt

biker shirt

biker shirt

biker shirt

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biker shirt

biker shirt

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biker shirt

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biker shirt

biker shirt

biker shirt

biker shirt

biker shirt

biker shirt

Here is a link to all our biker shirts.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

World Class Service

Hi, I wanted to express my gratitude to the team at Iron Horse Helmets. I was in a pickle because I had failed to follow through on a promise made to complete an order for a friend and Todd came to my rescue by expediting my request.
Outstanding service was given even after business hours.
I sent a message via the chat and Todd reach out during his personal time to assure me that they understood my concern and that help was on the way. I received a call from Todd first thing next business day and he promptly handled the order and made sure my promise was kept.
This was not my first order and most certainly will not be my last! -by the way... 1st order needed special attention too ;)- *i'm kind of a pest*
AnyWho... Thank Todd your the Bestest
Your friend,
Sebrina :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Map of Motorcycle Helmet Laws

motorcycle helmet laws
Before embarking on a long-distance ride, check out our list of which states have universal laws requiring helmet use. Some states, such as Florida, Kentucky, and Michigan has clauses that require insurance coverage for riders 21 and older who choose not to wear a helmet. The best move is to keep things simple and safe: Wear a quality, DOT-approved helmet even if it’s not the law in your state or wherever you are traveling.
StateMotorcycle law
AlabamaAll riders
Alaska17 and younger
Arizona17 and younger
Arkansas20 and younger
CaliforniaAll riders
Colorado17 and younger riders and passengers
Connecticut17 and younger
Delaware18 and younger
District of ColumbiaAll riders
Florida20 and younger
GeorgiaAll riders
Hawaii17 and younger
Idaho17 and younger
IllinoisNo law
Indiana17 and younger
IowaNo law
Kansas17 and younger
Kentucky20 and younger
LouisianaAll riders
Maine17 and younger
MarylandAll riders
MassachusettsAll riders
Michigan20 and younger
Minnesota17 and younger
MississippiAll riders
MissouriAll riders
Montana17 and younger
NebraskaAll riders
NevadaAll riders
New HampshireNo law
New JerseyAll riders
New Mexico17 and younger
New YorkAll riders
North CarolinaAll riders
North Dakota17 and younger
Ohio17 and younger
Oklahoma17 and younger
OregonAll riders
Pennsylvania20 and younger
Rhode Island20 and younger
South Carolina20 and younger
South Dakota17 and younger
TennesseeAll riders
Texas20 and younger
Utah17 and younger
VermontAll riders
VirginiaAll riders
WashingtonAll riders
West VirginiaAll riders
Wisconsin17 and younger
Wyoming17 and younger

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Glock Paper Scissors Shirt

Glock Paper Scissors Shirt
Where have the Glock Paper Scissors Shirts gone? Well, it seems like Glock has a lot of attorneys. That's right, they sent us this pretty little letter:
We have decided that is is best not to tug on superman's cape and stopped selling the shirts.

That's right...We lost.  Who thought they really cared about the free advertising?  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rehab is for quitters shirt

What do you do when you carry a shirt for two years and don't sell one of them?  You do a t-shirt redesign.   We welcome the new and improved rehab is for quitters t shirt.

Not only is this shirt funny and comfortable....But it is also true.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Captain America Motorcycle Helmet in some country.

 This guy sent us this image of his Captain America Motorcycle Helmet in some other country.  I am not sure what language this is, but I really hope he is wearing it in a country that likes Americans.... Or else his head might get taken off with the helmet!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Welcome to Music Monday

Did you think that Iron Horse Helmets employees only listens to 80's hair bands?

I would normally answer yes, but we also listen to Paul Young.  Oh, you don't know Paul.  Paul's one hit (he had two hits, but the other one sucks) is the star of this music Monday:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Kids Neoprene Face Mask

Kids ski mask
Jill Smart wrote us asking, "will your neoprene face masks fit on my two year old?"

Sorry Jill, many people have tried and failed.  But, it sure is cute seeing kids try on our neoprene face masks. 

We would like to thank Vanessa Carroll for sending us this picture of her kid trying out our mustache face mask on the potty. Hope it got the kid to sit there.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ride American T-shirt

Ride American shirt
Do you know who designs our T-shirts?  No, not a man in India!

Our customers design our shirts.  Kevin Lincoln designed this cool Ride American shirt and he even ordered four of them.  

We would like to thank Kevin and we might even pay in twenty five cents per sale.  But I doubt it.  

Friday, December 13, 2013

Refueling debate over motorcycle helmets

By Greg Peck
November 29, 2013
It might be an odd time of year to debate the value of motorcycle helmets, but a new story and a study have prompted a handful of letters on the topic to The Gazette in recent days.

The first came from Rex Fritschi of Elkhorn. His letter cited a story in The Economist. That publication interviewed Dr. Lori Terryberry-Spohr from Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. She said that while Nebraska requires helmets, neighboring Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota do not and hospital officials usually can guess which patients aren't from Nebraska. She says victims of motorcycle accidents who weren't wearing helmets typically run up $1.3 million in direct medical costs and that fewer than one-third of them ever work again.

The story also says “a study of helmet-shunning bikers admitted to one large hospital, cited by the Centers for Disease Control, found that taxpayers paid for 63 percent of thei
r care."
The story says libertarians often demand: “Let those who ride decide.” This retort came from Jacqueline Gillan, who heads Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, an insurer-funded lobby group: “Let those who pay have a say.”

I've received three letters in response to Fritschi's, all supporting motorcyclists' right to choose. We printed two, but I rejected one out of concern for accuracy. It claimed 40 percent of motorcyclists were “unendorsed” and that the state has too few personnel to help those riders wanting endorsements.

I rejected that letter after speaking with Jim Miller, the state Department of Transportation's deputy director of the bureau of field services.v
Miller says an “endorsed” biker is one who has a license to ride or has a learner's permit.

Instead of more than 40 percent of motorcyclists being unendorsed, Miller says state statistics do show that almost 43 percent of fatalities involving motorcyclists were unendorsed last year. Those fatalities, however, include anyone involved in a crash involving a motorcycle. Those victims could be people riding with motorcycle operators or drivers of autos that were involved in accidents with motorcycles.

Miller also says he heard of only one complaint this year about lack of personnel available when someone was seeking an endorsement. That, he says, occurred in March, before the state offered endorsements, a season generally running April through October.

Regardless, the debate is on. “The focus should be on crash avoidance, not safer crashing,” Jeff Egler of Edgerton reasoned in a letter responding to Fritschi's. “Contrary to what many believe, a helmet is not a cure for fatalities and injuries.”

What's your take? Should the state, as Fritschi suggests, join others that require helmets because of costs to society and taxpayers for ongoing care of motorcyclists who suffer brain damage after crashing without helmets? Or should Wisconsin, home to Harley-Davidson, keep letting riders choose whether to use helmets, which bikers argue can be stiflingly hot and limit hearing and vision?

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

- See more at: http://gazettextra.com/article/20131129/BLOGS/131129680/1070#sthash.SXQOI2PP.dpuf

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Iron Horse Helmets Tech Guy

Did you know that Iron Horse Helmets has it's own tech guy?  Did you also know that our tech guy is the biggest slob in the whole world?

He has the biggest office in the whole warehouse. Here is a video of the most disgusting office in the whole world.
video

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Custom Biker T-shirt

Have you seen our "Design your own T-shirt section yet?"

We get some crazy and some funny sayings people want.  Tim Larson takes the cake.  Literally, look at Tim.  He eats a lot of cake.

We would like to thank Tim for sending us his picture:
my wife rides a fat boy shirt

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What's The Coolest Helmet You Can Buy?

Great article at  http://jalopnik.com/whats-the-coolest-helmet-you-can-buy-1447089931  These guys have posted about us 3 times and we are starting to have a crush on them.

Check them out, they have a really cool website.
jakionik

Monday, December 9, 2013

Funny Sign

We do not have this sign in the warehouse, but I think we need it.  

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Old Moe Helmet


We finally got in our dot skull motorcycle helmets.  They are called the "Old Moe" series.  Why are they called Old Moe?  Who the hell knows!  You get sick of naming stuff around this place.

We carry the Old Moe Skull Helmet Matte Black and the Old Moe Skull Helmet Gloss Black today....Or tomorrow.....Or during riding season. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ruby Helmets

Ruby Helmets
You might not know this, but I am a huge fan of motorcycle helmets......Good thing I found this job!

I came across these Ruby Motorcycle Helmets on the internet and wanted to share them with you.  

I can tell you that Iron Horse Helmets will never sell this motorcycle helmet brand because each helmets costs about $1,200 and our normal 3/4 shell motorcycle helmet sells for $45.00.

$1,200 for one motorcycle helmet.....Wow! 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Motorcycle Helmet Mohawks

Welcome to this weeks customer photo session....Motorcycle Helmet Mohawk style.

Really, who does not like a picture with a dog in it?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dirty Santa Gift

It is that time of year again....You know the time.  The time when the boss needs to decide on Christmas bonuses.

Only, I don't think the guys in the warehouse deserve a bonus.  All they ever do is bitch about the cold this time of year.  In fact, just yesterday Jake said "I am freezing my balls of out there."

I have taken it upon myself to find the perfect gift for the warehouse guys and I think this Etsy product is it:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87421257/shorts-boxers-trousers-handmade-gray
Dirty Santa Gift

skull novelty motorcycle helmet

We would like to thank Baggers Magazine for sending us this awesome picture of our skull novelty motorcycle helmet at their recent rally.  This picture and paint job is awesome!
Skull Motorcycle Helmet

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fleece Balaclava

What do you think of our new Black Fleece Balaclava?  

Why does it have a zipper right where the mouth goes?   Who knew?

Seriously, how comfortable can this thing be with a zipper right by your mouth?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bring your kids to work day

video
Here is a video of what happens around here on days where UPS is open, but school is not.

The education system needs to get on UPS's holiday schedule.

Monday, December 2, 2013

predator motorcycle helmet

This is the predator motorcycle helmet....India style....This is probably the only person in India not e-mailing us right now for SEO work.