Friday, January 31, 2014

HJC RPHA-10 Series Full Face Motorcycle Helmets

HJC RPHA-10 Series Full Face Motorcycle Helmets
HJC RPHA-10 Series Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
Iron Horse Helmets now sells the HJC RPHA-10 Series Full Face Motorcycle Helmets.

Let me tell you a little bit about them.
The HJC RPHA-10 is part of the new RPHA family of helmets from HJC and the successor to the RPS-10. This is a very lightweight helmet that is race-bred, sport-driven, and track-oriented. Designed for the track but just as comfortable on the road, the HJC RPHA-10 matte black helmet is an intermediate to a neutral oval with an improved chin vent and an overall increased airflow over the RPS-10. The HJC RPHA-10 features the new RPS-20 shield and has pinlock posts and inserts as well as a quick removal system. The HJC RPHA-10 has a lining that is both anti-microbial and anti-bacterial and is fully removable. This HJC RPHA-10 matte black helmet really has it all.
HJC RPHA-10 Solid Full Face Helmet
Features:
  • Advanced P.I.M. (Premium Integrated Matrix) Fiberglass shell made from a blend of carbon fiber, fiberglass, aramid and organic non-woven fabric
  • Max Airflow Top Vent
  • Six-Stage variable airflow is adjusted by glove-friendly dials on each intake vent
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System
  • Full front-to-back airflow flushes heat and humidity out of the interior
  • SilverCool Plus™ Interior
  • Soft, moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with ginkgo extract and advanced silver antibacterial fabric
  • Rapidfire™II Shield Replacement System
  • Simple and secure shield ratchet system provides ultra-quick, tool-less removal and installation for efficient operation
  • Pinlock Prepared HJ-20 Shield
  • Optically superior Pinlock®-prepared 2D face shield provides 95% UV protection. Innovative center one-touch open/close locking system is designed for an extremely secure seal. Simple and secure RapidFire™ shield replacement system offers ultra-quick, tool-less removal and installation Pinlock® fog-resistant lens included
  • Optional Pinlock Prepared 2D Flat Racing Shield With Tearoff Post
  • Innovative center one-touch open/close locking system is designed for an extremely secure seal
  • Built-In Communication Speaker Pockets
  • Clear Pinlock® Lens Included
  • Breath Guard and Chin Curtain Included
Technical Information:

  • Standards: DOT-218, SNELL M2010
  • Construction: Advanced P.I.M. Fiberglass
  • Weight: 3.32 lbs / 1,505 grams (approx, based on Size Medium Solid Color)
  • Solid Colors: Black, White, Yellow, Matte Black, Light Silver and Anthracite 





Thursday, January 30, 2014

Super Storm Leon is over!!!

That's right, Super Storm Leon is over!!!  We think we will be shipping today.  Why is it that we only think?  Well, we are not 100% sure that the mail or UPS is running.

We drove in and the roads seemed OK.  I attached some pictures so our customers can laugh about 3 inches of snow in the South.






Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I survived winter storm Leon shirt


We have not survived yet, but we are getting prepared with this I survived winter storm Leon shirt.

We slept in the office last night so call and place an order.....We need something to do.

Also, the roads are still closed so no shipping again today.  

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HJC Lorenzo Replica Full Face Motorcycle Helmets

HJC Lorenzo Replica Full Face Motorcycle Helmets
Jorge Lorenzo draws attention wherever he goes; that is just a fact of life for the defending MotoGP World Champion. Earlier this season, Jorge and HJC Helmets found themselves with even more eyes on them than normal.
For Round 6 of the 2013 MotoGP season, Jorge and HJC partnered up with Spanish artist Anna Vives to design a one-off helmet to benefit Anna’s charity. Anna has become a famous artist in Spain recently, and Jorge had this to say immediately following his win with the helmet: “The girl who designed my helmet, Anna Vives, is famous in Spain. She is a symbol that people with Down syndrome are capable of a lot more than some people think. I think it was very original and colorful, so I was very proud and happy to have her on the podium to share the win with me.” The helmet that Jorge used en route to his victory recently sold for over 27,000 euros which was donated to Anna’s charity, and as a result HJC will begin selling replicas in September. 4.99 euros from each sale will be donated to the charity as well.
Look for Jorge to wear Anna’s “graffiti” design again later in the 2013 season!
  • Advanced P.I.M. (premium integrated matrix) a composite of Carbonfiber, Fiberglass epoxy, Aramid epoxy, & Organic fibers resulting in a remarkably strongshell & extremely lightweight. Designed for superior fit & comfort using
  • Max Air-flow top vent: Variable air flow is adjusted by glove-friendly dials on each intake vent
  • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation system: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up & out
  • RapidFire™ II shield replacement system: Simple and secure shield ratchet system provides ultra-quick, tool-less removal & installation
  • Optically-superior Pinlock® prepared 2D flat-racing shield with included clear Pinlock® insert
  • 2-Stage shield closure system with one-touch center locking system makes for an extremely tight and secure seal
  • Multiple optional shields available; RST mirrored, high definition, smoke, dark smoke
  • SilverCoolPlus™ interior: Removable / Washable interior. Premium soft interior with Ginkgo Extract, moisture-wicking & odor free with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric
  • 5 year limited Warranty
  • Meets or exceeds SNELL & D.O.T. standards
HJC Lorenzo Replica Full Face Motorcycle Helmets

HJC Lorenzo Replica Full Face Motorcycle Helmets

Birmingham, AL Snow Day

Attention all customers!!!!

Birmingham, AL does not get much snow and we are getting some today.  What does that mean?  It means that US mail and UPS are not running here anymore.  It also means that all overnight packages will not be getting to you tomorrow. 

Sorry, but no more packages can leave today...Sorry.  Blame mother nature.  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hilarious Email

Adam wrote us asking, "Do you ship to Ottawa Ontario Canada? how long? how much? Can I trust you with my card number? Are you going to sign me up for a bunch of crap with my purchase and extra charges to my credit card? perhaps sell my contact info to an advertising company and I start getting solicitation calls? Sorry to be rude but I want this and nothing else... happy to pay the price I see. and that's it. + shipping. depending on what you charge."

Actually the original e-mail read like this: do you ship to ottawa ontario canada? how long? how much? Can I trust you with my card numeber? Are you goign to sign me up for a bunch of crap with my purchase and extra charges to my credit card? perhaps sell my contact info to an adverising company and I start getting solicitation calls? Sorry to be rude but I want this and ntohing else... happy to pay the price I see. and that's it. + shipping. dependign on what you chaerge.

As you can see, we corrected a lot of his spelling for blogging sake.

Here are the answers:
Adam: "Do you ship to Ottawa Ontario Canada? how long? how much?
IHH: Yes, but shipping time and cost depends on the shipping method you choose. UPS will be faster and more expensive. USPS will be cheaper and slower. You can also choose first class or priority and so on. Oh, you also have Canadian customs to deal with and who knows if they will look at it.

Adam: "Are you going to sign me up for a bunch of crap with my purchase and extra charges to my credit card?"
IHH: We have not in the past, but we are always looking for extra money so I guess we would for the right price!

Adam: "perhaps sell my contact info to an advertising company and I start getting solicitation calls?"
IHH: Not yet, but the bar is pretty low around here so some advertising company should offer us $1,000,000 and they can have the files. SERIOUSLY....I will steal all the customer e-mail addresses and sell them to any advertiser for $1,000,000!!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Face Mask Spikes

Would you buy Spikes to put on your Neoprene Face Mask?


Saturday, January 25, 2014

I pooped today T-Shirt


Really, have we sunk this low?

Our new I pooped today T-SHIRT states the obvious.

I do not recommend this t-shirt for constipated people. I do recommend it with a bottle of imodium ad.

Friday, January 24, 2014

We've got the Technology!

We love our Brother GT3 Direct to Garment Printer.  Check out or Banned From Public Transportation Shirt getting made.


video

We are so 2014!!!!

This is why we can print ANYTHING!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

NHTSA cracks down on counterfeit motorcycle helmet labels

In an effort to reduce the number of motorcyclist deaths and injuries attributed to riders using helmets that don't meet federal safety standards, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revised its helmet labeling requirements.

Effective immediately, the move is aimed at blunting a recent rise in the popularity of so-called novelty helmets--those caps that look more like a soup bowl rather than a traditional helmet. Such novelty helmets do not meet federal safety requirements and are often worn so the rider appears to be conforming to local helmet laws.

Novelty helmets often bear labels similar to those formerly used by the Department of Transportation to identify helmets in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218. FMVSS 218 includes tests for impact absorption, penetration resistance, and strap strength. The old stickers were deemed too simple to duplicate, and counterfeits have been widely available. Some riders buy a small, fashionable helmet for well under $100, such as those modeled after military helmets, and affix their own counterfeit sticker. The government has found that helmets evaluated with phony stickers failed all or most of their safety tests.

To reduce counterfeiting and make law enforcement easier, new stickers will include the wording "DOT FMVSS No. 218 Certified," along with the manufacturer name and helmet model.

A NHTSA study found that motorcycle crash fatalities could be reduced by 37 percent if all riders wore a helmet in compliance with FMVSS 218, but use of approved helmets has been on the decline. NHTSA says 54 percent of road riders wore an approved helmet in 2010, down from 67 percent in 2009. Non-compliant helmet use increased to 14 percent from nine percent in the same period. The remaining riders wore no helmets at all.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DADD - Dads Against Daughters Dating shirt

Iron Horse Helmets employees are not afraid to copy a good idea. But, this is one that we did not copy.  We have a new Dads Against Daughters Dating shirt for 2014.  Check it out and buy your dad 1 or 2.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ABATE claims motorcycle deaths unaffected by helmet laws

Michigan’s increase in fatalities over the previous year (2011) for the first partial year of “helmet choice” was not directly related to the helmet law legislation which was modified to adult choice (21 years and older) in 2012, according to the Michigan State Police.

More motorcycle riders were killed wearing a motorcycle helmet than those without a motorcycle helmet. The “incapacitating injury” category was 60 percent higher for those wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The number of motorcycle fatalities for the previous five years are 2007, 127 fatalities; 2008, 127; 2009, 105; 2010, 125; 2011, 113; and 2012, 129.

The greatest problem with motorcycle fatalities is that 58 percent of all motorcycle fatalities in 2012 involved riders without a valid motorcycle license. They were riding illegally, and the majority of riders were wearing motorcycle helmets.

This is an all-time high for unlicensed riders with 38 percent of motorcycle fatalities being the low and an average of 40 to 45 percent during the last 15 years. This issue is more critical than helmet law modification.

ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) is also working with the secretary of state and the office of highway safety planning to encourage unlicensed riders to obtain an endorsement and rider training.

Motorcycle insurance rates are higher in Michigan due to the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Fund Association (MCCA). None of the surrounding states have a catastrophic fund even though all of these states have a motorcycle helmet law similar to Michigan’s, which is the most strict.

The rates have been higher than surrounding states since the inception of MCCA in the late 70s and not simply since the modification of the Michigan motorcycle helmet law. The average payment into the fund is around $200 for all vehicles, including motorcycles. Motorcyclists can only collect from MCCA if hit by another motor vehicle, specifically a car, truck or bus.

Motorcyclists that run off the road, hit a deer or another motorcycle cannot collect from the fund even though they pay the full amount into the fund. There is no comparison of insurance rates with neighboring states as long as Michigan has no-fault insurance and a catastrophic fund.

Weather and the amount of riding days and conditions are all factors in Michigan motorcycling every year and 2012 was the best and longest riding season on record. Only 54 of the 129 motorcycle fatalities in 2012 were legally endorsed to ride a motorcycle, according to data from the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP).

ABATE of Michigan supports public and private rider education. A current list of motorcycle rider education classes can be found at the Michigan secretary of state web site. ABATE of Michigan has worked with public schools and private driving instructors to teach more than 80,000 new drivers about motorcycle awareness using resources donated by ABATE members.

ABATE of Michigan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the overall rights and promoting the safe operating practices of Michigan motorcyclists.

(Note: This report is provided as a service to our readers from a press release submitted to ironhorsehelmets.com. The story is edited to conform to Associated Press and local style. The group or individual who submitted the story is responsible for all information provided.)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Tribal moko face mask

The Tribal moko face mask is back and tuned up for 2014.  Do you remember the Tribal moko face mask?  Sure you do, it was a big seller manufactured by Zan Headgear a few years ago.

Well, Zan canceled the Tribal moko face mask and sent him to neoprene face mask hell.

Tribal moko face mask won't die, you can't just kill a legend like him...He is back...and wanting revenge!!!

Tribal moko face mask

Tribal moko neoprene face mask

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Motorcycle Biker Beards

Are you stuck with no facial hair, and no hope of growing facial hair?

Iron Horse Helmets can help you.  We have just added 5 new Beardski Biker Beard Masks.

Check out the images that we already have from customers:

Beardski Biker Beard Masks

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Easy Rider Motorcycle Helmet

Our Captain America Easy Rider Motorcycle Helmet is famous again.  Zachary Farnsworth sent us this picture from his latest magazine shoot. 

Zach, we love the helmet...We love the background.  But, what is up with the model?  Do you need us to send you some talent?  

Friday, January 17, 2014

Motorcycle helmet impact zones

Facts Wearing the proper motorcycle helmet saves lives and reduces concussions and other head injuries.

In 2008, 1,829 motorcyclists nationwide were saved by wearing their helmets.

Motorcycle helmets are estimated to be 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders and 42% effective for passengers.

Helmets are 67% effective in preventing brain injuries in crashes; riders without helmets are three times more likely to have a brain injury as a result of a crash than helmeted riders.

Head injury is the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes.

Motorcycle Helmet use resulted in a savings of approximately $19.5 billion in economic costs from 1984 to 2002. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets during this time period, an additional $14.8 billion would have been saved.

According to NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 381 ( http://www.safeny.ny.gov/mcyc-vt.htm ), requires helmets to meet federal motor vehicle safety standards, section 571.218. Look for the US DOT sticker on the helmet to identify ones that meet the standard. 'Novelty' helmets do not meet the required standard, and, therefore, do not provide sufficient protection.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Red Shredder Neoprene Face Mask

The Red Shredder Neoprene Face Mask is here and ready for your face.  That's right, the Red Shredder Neoprene Face Mask wants to smother your face and keep you warm and dry.  This neoprene face mask is great for the winter.

Is it great for the summer?  No...Well yes if you're robbing a bank but no if your going for a jog.
Red Shredder Neoprene Face Mask

Red Shredder Face Mask

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Check out our new lamp

Check out our new motorcycle helmet lamp.  OK, so this is not really our lamp, but it will be.  We are so stealing this awesome idea.  

We will let you know if we decide to resell them or if it is a fire hazard.  

Fire hazard?  How could this thing not be a fire hazard? 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New winner in the worst speller ever contest

We have a new winner in our worst spelling contest.  Iron Horse Helmets would like to congratulate santiagoter***@hotmail.com for being the current Iron Horse Helmets worst speller of the year.

His e-mail to us follows:

Hello
i want my mony back becuse for the postal service it is imposible to rich the adrees
i send tow order with other company and i don´t have any problem and whith you i could
so i prefer my money back

Thanks for your help

santiagoter***@hotmail.com has won our "Bad spellers of the world (unite) Untie! shirt"  Please e-mail us your size and claim your prize!

bad-spellers-unite-shirt

Monday, January 13, 2014

Funny Sign


We do not have this sign up in the office, but I think we should.  It is great!  Where do we find this stuff???

I don't think we have ever been asked for a senior discount, but we have been asked for every other type of discount in the world.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Motorcycle Helmet Ears

Does Iron Horse Helmets sell motorcycle helmet ears?  No

Why don't we?  I have no idea, we sell every other dorky thing you could want for your motorcycle helmet, so why not sell these?

Please email our boss and tell him to keep the dork tradition going and start selling the motorcycle helmet ears.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Iron Horse Helmets Math Class

I will be the first to tell you that Iron Horse Helmets employees are not math Guinness.   No Einsteins work here...But we do have one Jewish employee so we are close.

Here is our new math T-shirt that any employee here should be able to understand.  Get your 1+1=3 If you don't use a Condom T-SHIRT today.  Especially if you are a math teacher!

Friday, January 10, 2014

DADD Dads Against Daughters Dating Shirt

This is the new design of our DADD Dads Against Daughters Dating Shirt.

It was designed by Zvezdan Nedeljkovic all the way from Obrenovac, Serbia. I wonder how cold it is there?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Combat Vets Association

Iron Horse Helmets does not support many causes....Mainly because we are selfish.  But, we do love combat vets.

That's right, we do not love all vets.  We don't love admin vets and we don't love any vet who spent all his time in the rear with the gear.

So, we are saying that we don't love our boss since he got out in 2000 and never saw any action...Well, he did see a snowball fight in Norway, but we don't count that.

We made this combat vets association custom mask for our friend Gary Ricker who owns a cool company called Designs By Ricker....Check him out!

We Live in the Era of Smart Phones and Stupid People!

Sometime our customers just nail it with awesome ideas.  Kate Collins e-mailed us this We Live in the Era of Smart Phones and Stupid People T-shirt design today and we could not agree more.


Be sure to e-mail us any design or idea that you have.....We will make you famous!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Custom Ski Masks

Do you know what Country Fresh makes?  I will give you a hint, they don't make ski masks.  But, they do make yummy foods and a lot of those foods are refrigerated.

We made this custom ski mask for a gentleman who works there.  He actually works in the refrigerated warehouse and he wanted to show a little company pride.

Well, Iron Horse Helmets know a lot about company pride.  We know that a lot of other companies have pride.....

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hey Auburn, thanks for ruining the streak you can hold one of ours we have a second shirt

Thanks for ruining the streak you can hold one of ours we have a second shirt
Just saw this "Hey Auburn, thanks for ruining the streak you can hold one of ours we have a second" shirt online and had to laugh.

This shirt is for all you non-Auburn fans in America. That pretty much includes 316,148,990 people. It would be great if all of you 316,148,990 people bought one!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Major league infidel shirt - for Australia

Did you think that al qaeda only hates Americans. NO, they hate everyone.

Well, not everyone, they only hate Non fundamentalist Muslims. This includes Christians, Jews, Hinduism, Aladura, Amish, Anglicanism, Asatru Bah'ai Faith, Baptist, Bön Buddhism, Candomble, Cao Dai, Catholicism, Chinese Religion, Chopra, Center Christianity, Christian Science, Confucianism, Divine Science, Eckankar, Epicureanism, Episcopalianism, Falun, Gong Germanic, Heathenism, Greco-Roman Religion, Hare Krishna (ISKCON), Hasidic, Hellenic, Reconstructionism, Hinduism, Jainism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Kemetic Reconstructionism, Lutheranism, Mahayana Buddhism, Mayan Religion, Mithraism, Mormonism, (LDS) Neopaganism, New Thought Nichiren, Buddhism, The Occult Orthodox Christianity, Presbyterianism Protestantism, Pure Land Buddhism, Quakers, Rastafari, Religious Science Satanism, Scientology, Seventh-day Adventist, Shaivism, Shinto, Sikhism, Stoicism, Tendai, Buddhism, Theravada, Buddhism Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, Umbanda Unification, Church Unitarian Universalism, Unity Church, Vampirism, Vaishnavism, Voodoo, Westboro Baptist Church (they call kill all them), Wicca Worldwide Church of God, Zen, Zoroastrainismother, Muslims and capitalists.

Al qaeda also hates Australians and considers them Major league infidels!

That is why we made the Australian Flag Major league infidel shirt for our new friend (customer) in Australia.  Hope Sarah Forman likes it!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

We did LuckyYogi wrong

Conversation between Emma Jane and Iron Horse Helmets
Emma Jane
Emma Jane1:35pm Jan 5
Hi,

I am one of the many loyal supporters of LuckyYogi helmet bows that was appalled to see your site selling what appears to be a knock off of her product. The fact that you have even used her pictures is very disheartening, as I know how much time and effort she puts in to making every single one of her bows. To see them 'stolen' by another website and sold at less than half the price does not do her many years of effort justice at all.

She is very upset by this, and it really angers her client base to see her so hurt by such actions... I hope that it has all been some kind of misunderstanding and can be resolved without further action being taken.

From what I can see, you have a well respected business and a great client base, so please respect the hard work and creativity of a fellow motorcycle enthusiast... We are a community which faces enough difficulty without exploiting one another. I truly hope this has all been unintentional, and that we can all continue to support the motorcycle industry without further hurt being caused.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I wish you all the best with your business.

Regards,
Emma.
We would like to thank Emma Jane for not jumping to conclusions like many people on Facebook and the social media networks.  Iron Horse Helmets is not a manufacturer,  we are a distributor.

We placed the images, description and retail price that was given to us on by the manufacturer on our website and had never heard of LuckyYogi or her website before this afternoon.

Being Sunday we would like to apologize for the delay in answering all the Facebook comments and we will be sure to take this up with the manufacturer tomorrow.

We have taken to bows off our site and thank the people who were polite in this manner, It was our fault for not Googling (is that a real word?) ourselves.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

UPS Next Day Air Cut off Time

Christian wrote us today saying: Please contact me asap I ordered my hats next day air that was yesterday why is my tracking number saying Monday at 3pm. If that the case I want to cancel my order!!!!

UPS picks up at 4:30pm, not 11:39PM.  Please keep in mind that orders placed at 11:39pm or really anytime after 4:30 will ship the next day.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Secret life of Heroes

secret life of Heroes
We have been searching the internet for new shirt ideas and this is not one of them. We love it, but we don't own a licence.  We would like our loyal customer to buy the licence for us.  We will be happy to give a free shirt if you buy the licence for us.  

I think Robo Cop is my favorite, but what is yours?  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Motorcycle Helmet Hair



In the category of "what will they think of next" or "wtf" some German has invented motorcycle helmet hair. Basically, the guy (let's call him Klaus) has glued a wig onto a motorcycle helmet and calls it a invention.

We already have motorcycle helmet mohawks, motorcycle helmet covers and motorcycle helmet bows. Let's just hope the boss doesn't start carry motorcycle helmet hair.

Predator Motorcycle Helmet

Our Predator Motorcycle Helmet is almost ready to sell. Check out this cool image.
I so want this motorcycle helmet.

Also, before you ask, this helmet will not be DOT. In face, it will not be safe at all to wear on a motorcycle.  We are not even going to insult DOT and ask them to test this helmet....It will just look cool.

The peripheral vision will be horrible and you will probably die a slow painful death if you ride a motorcycle or hunt the Taliban in this helmet.....But you will look really COOL.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Special Forces Motorcycle Helmet

Laser engraved motorcycle helmet
Check out this cool laser engraved special forces motorcycle helmet that we just made.

Sometime we just nail it.  This laser engraved logo is put on the tiger matte novelty motorcycle helmet.