Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Iron Horse Helmets Photo Day

Do you remember elementary school? Do you remember picture day? Well, Iron Horse Helmets has our own little picture day.

Leave it to Iron Horse Helmets employees to take anything to the extreme.  John and Daniel decided to take a few selfies while the product shoot was on break.

What is wrong with this place?


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kayak Helmets

Sure, you thought that Iron Horse Helmets only sold motorcycle helmets....And so did we.

But Tony Diliberto thought differently. Tony ate a big bowl of pasta and said, "hmmmmm, I need a cool Kayak Helmet. Maybe I should turn a polo boneyard red motorcycle helmet into a kayak helmet."

So tony downed another glass of wine and went to the Iron Horse Helmets website. Two days later his new motorcycle....I mean kayak helmet arrived at his cab stand in Tennessee.

That weekend Tony made a splash at some pot smoking hippie kayak fest. All those hippies sat around the fire and hugged all night. They talked about Tonys' new helmet. They talked about patchouli. They listened to Widespread Panic....And the ladies gave out free hippie love!

Thanks for the invite Tony....I had a blast.
Kayak Helmet

Kayak Helmet

Monday, April 28, 2014

Iron Horse Helmets will be closing early today.  The babies at the national weather service have issued some weather warning and everyone is worried.

Is Iron Horse Helmets worried?  Hell no!  We just look for any excuse to leave early.....And this sounds like a great one!

Hope all you other people enjoy your long days at work, we are out of here as soon as UPS show up....Yippee!  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The way to crash

Clearly, this driver took the "Lone Star Collision" sign just a bit too literally. Then again, if you're going to crash your car into a building, why not do it at an auto repair shop? Now you don't have to worry about towing it.

This hilarious photo comes from Colleyville, Texas where a GMC Yukon slammed into a sedan, rolled over, and slid on its roof until it experienced a collision with the outer wall of Lone Star Collision. MyFoxDFW reports that no one was seriously injured or killed.

Police say they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, and the Yukon's unnamed driver has at least one prior DUI conviction.

Lone Star Collision's owner Jennifer Lapier told the TV station she was stunned by the crash.

Business was back open Thursday, but slow, given the gaping hole. Lapier says she never would have imagined her collision repair shop would be the scene of an accident.

"It is ironic that they did crash into a building that was a collision center," said Lapier. "Why not a donut shop?"

Neoprene Face Mask Customer Photos

Christmas is over and the pictures are coming in.  We would like to salute all the customers who are sending us pictures of them wearing their new neoprene face masks.

Drum-roll please..bang, bang, bang....Here we go:

I personally think Blake looks best in his Evil Clown Face Mask:

But I must say that Chris is a close second sporting his skull mask in the cold:




Friday, April 25, 2014

Barber Motorcycle Museum

Guinness makes it official: Birmingham's Barber Motorsports Park has the world's largest motorcycle museum

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – It's official: Birmingham is home to the world's largest motorcycle museum.

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum now holds that title, according to Guinness World Records.

Officials made the announcement Friday at Barber Motorsports Park, where the museum is located, amid the opening activities for this weekend's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, an event that is in its fifth year at the 830-acre racing venue.

But they wanted something to back up that claim, so they sought Guinness certification.

While the museum's new title means a lot to Barber and the people who helped him build it, he hopes it means the most to Birmingham.

"It's got to bring some positive vibes to the city," said the former dairy magnate and real estate developer. "I want to use it as a tool to help bring more people to Birmingham."

The Barber museum and park already are doing their part in that area. Last year alone, they drew 270,000 visitors, including more than 3,000 museum visitors who hailed from other countries.

According to the official Guinness record, the museum houses the world's largest collection of vintage and contemporary motorcycles, with 1,398 unique exhibits.

The five-story glass, steel and concrete structure features eye-catching displays of motorcycle towers and machines suspended from walls. The whole place has a cosmopolitan feel, as there are exhibits from more than 100 countries.

The museum also has a collection of about 60 Lotus race cars.

Barber said he never imagined the venue would grow to what it is today.

In addition to the museum, the park features a 16-turn, 2.38-mile road racing track and draws auto and motorcycle races, conventions and festivals throughout the year. It's also home to the Porsche Sport Driving School, and a number of automakers have chosen the park's rolling green landscape as the backdrop for new vehicle debuts.

Barber, who has been collecting motorcycles for 25 years, started the museum in a warehouse on Southside before the current location opened in 2003.

The museum has been working on the Guinness certification for about six months and followed an extensive process that required photos and documentation of each exhibit, said Don Erwin, vice president of corporate development for Barber Companies.

"Once we dug into this, we found out it was serious business," he said.

This is a new record category, according to Sara Wilcox, a spokeswoman for Guinness World Records North America Inc.

"Guinness World Records is always open to new record categories and we are happy to approve this achievement," she said.

Barber says he doesn't play favorites when it comes to his motorcycles: "You know you do not have a favorite child."

But highlights of the collection include those driven by motorcycle and auto racing world champion John Surtees, as well as billionaire investor Jim Rogers, who was raised in Demopolis and made his own mark in the Guinness World Record books for transcontinental motorcycle travel.

"Most are connected to personalities," Barber said of the motorcycles. "And they have their own personalities and a story to tell."

He said he enjoys walking through the museum when it's full of visitors, and he gets to meet people from far-flung places. But he also likes the quiet times there.

"If you come early in the morning or late in the evening, these machines will talk to you, they'll tell you a little about themselves," Barber said. "Particularly the world champion bikes...you'll walk by and feel the vibe and the energy of where they've been."

Thursday, April 24, 2014

World’s Most Amazing Bike Helmets that you want to wear now

There are huge numbers of people in the world who are fond of beautiful sports bikes. But there is not the lack of helmet lovers who likes the terrible helmets. Terrible helmets are not made for the purpose of safety only, but it looks make it more appreciable. We are here displaying some arrogant horrible helmets that will attract the beholder.

1. Skull Motorcycle Helmet – This helmet is customizing motorcycle helmet with the face of a skull, laughing and showing its teeth. Its glass is covering the nose and eyes part that makes it scarier and giving it the exact look of a previous age skull with broad jaw.


2. Cobra Commander motorcycle Helmet – This helmet is customized to the face of cobra. Its head is much stylish with the curves like cobra’s head. Its glass is like the face of alien that make it scarier. Overall it is giving a stylish appeal.

3. For-stinger Motorcycle Helmet – For-stinger Helmet is almost same like an ordinary helmet but what make it scary? It is having a big jaw when the helmet glass uncovers the face. It looks like our face is stuck in the mouth of a big anaconda. This is the main feature of this helmet.
4. Medieval helmets – Medieval helmet is among the helmets which are customized as the most antique head covers that were used by warriors in medieval time. It is exactly the same as the helmets used by warriors. It is having the eyes from where the wearer can see. It is having the nose that protects from any kind of accident. It is a solid helmet with face structure. There is no glass over the helmet.

5. Batman Motorcycle Helmet – This helmet is like the face of batman with the horns as same as the horns used to wear by batman. The glass is full black so that the face of the wearer is not visible. It appears less scary but it is eye-catchy. It can be more lovable to the helmet lovers.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wanted CL-XY Kids HJC Motocross Helmet

Wanted CL-XY Kids HJC Motocross Helmet
Wanted CL-XY Kids HJC Motocross Helmet

Product Description

CL-XY MOTOCROSS YOUTH HELMET SPECS:

Advanced Lightweight Polycarbonate Composite Shell
Superior Fit & Comfort Using Advanced CAD Technology
True Youth Sizes
Full Front to Back Airflow Flushes Heat & Humidity Up & Out
Removable & Washable Plush, Nylex® Interior
Large Eye Port & Maximum Range Adjustable Visor
Superior Goggle Fit
Meets or Exceeds D.O.T. Standards

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

motorcycle masks


Ugh. Another motorcycle masks post. Just what we wanted, NOT! And while we're at it, what's with the jeans kids wear these days? And why doesn't anyone know how to drive? And would it kill you to pick up the phone once in a while? Look, we'll level with you. We're in a bit of a grumpy mood. So today, we're just stomping some random motorcycle pictures together and calling it a post. Feed our bummer!

Also, although I know this has nothing to do with motorcycle masks, but aren't Kids' books great! They're like grown-up books with fewer of the boring parts (the words) and more of the good stuff (pictures)! But it seems like there's always some some movie producer or artist who wants to gut a children's book just to make a little bit of money. Well, for those guys, we've got 7 simple words: "How do we get in on that?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Iron Horse Bike Club

Jason Pruitt sent us this picture that he took during bike week.  He wanted to know where he could get the girl!

I told Jason that we provided everything in the picture except the girl.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Little Natzi's Seek Changes in Alaska Motorcycle Helmet Laws

EAGLE RIVER -
If eighth graders at the Anchorage School District's Gruening Middle School have their way, everyone who rides a motorcycle will have to wear a motorcycle helmet. While some say it's not necessary, the students say all you have to do is look at the numbers.

Every spring, many Alaskans who own motorcycles look forward to their first ride of the year: getting on their bikes and taking them out to enjoy the Last Frontier.

Anchorage School District students at Gruening want people to experience those rides for a long time to come -- and as part of their Project Citizen class, they want to change state law to make everyone wear a motorcycle helmet.

"You can still do all the same stuff and be safe at the same time," said class member Alex Oleniczak. "Why would you risk just dying just to not wear a motorcycle helmet?"

The students say knowing that 80 percent of Alaska's motorcycle accidents are fatal is a big motivator.

"We see people die from this all the time and it changes their lives -- you can't take that back," said eighth grader Hailey Walser.

The students' initiative is more than just talk. They have started a petition, written letters to Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew and Mayor Dan Sullivan, and even spoken before the Anchorage Assembly.

To hear all perspectives on the issue, students also invited one of Alaska's premier bike shops -- Spenard-based dealer House of Harley-Davidson -- to be part of the discussion, despite disagreements on the question at hand.

"There's a lot of things that impact motorcycle safety a lot more than helmets do," said House of Harley-Davidson owner Dia Matteson.

Matteson, an avid rider for the last 11 years, stresses the importance of rider training.

"I've ridden here to Milwaukee, Wisconsin twice down the Alcan (Highway)," Matteson said. "Really it's just riding within your ability -- even if you ride a really fast bike, if you are not trained and capable of riding it, you shouldn't take it above your skill level."

Students are taking Matteson's information in, in service of their goal to make sure riders are safer on the roads.

"We are just trying to make it easier so there's less mistakes and less pain," Walser said.

The students' push to change the helmet law might even take them to the state Legislature in Juneau.

While current state law makes wearing motorcycle helmets optional for people over 19 years old, experts say driver awareness and proper training are keys to keep people safe.

Copyright © 2014, KTUU-TV

Friday, April 18, 2014

Major League Infidel T-SHIRT

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    I rather be considered an "INFIDEL" than a dirty terrorist.

    This top-quality, 100% cotton Major League Infidel T-Shirt is printed direct-to-garment with new age technology that preserves the color-fastness of the design. This unique T-Shirt is designed and printed in the United States with eco-friendly ink-so it is safe for you and the environment. This durable, comfortable T-Shirt is sure to be a hit, whether you're buying it as a gift for somebody special or wearing it yourself.
    Major League Infidel T-SHIRT
    Major League Infidel T-SHIRT for Americans
    Oh, did I mention that will will make this shirt for any country?  Here you go Australia:
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    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Glow Spiked Masks

    As Swiper the Fox says, "Oh Man!" Here we go again!

    The boss is getting in more face masks. We need more face masks like we need a hole in the head.

    Here you go:
     Jason face maskBiker mask
    These are Glow in the Dark Spiked Neoprene Face Masks.

    It is just a concept now....and with any luck we will never carry them, but I don't make the decisions. Please e-mail the boss and tell him not to sell the Glow in the Dark Spiked Neoprene Face Masks because enough is enough!!!!

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    April is Check Your Helmet Month

    for some strange reason April is “Check Your Helmet” month and a great time to heed this head-saving advice: A helmet can look shiny and new, but if it’s 3-5 years old or has suffered a single impact, it’s ready for retirement.

    Here's some helpful motorcycle helmet industry guidelines to go by.

    • Helmet manufacturers recommend replacing your helmet every 3 to 5 years, depending on use, to ensure optimal helmet performance.

    • Over time, UV rays, internal adhesive and component aging can deteriorate a helmet’s protective qualities.

    • Exposure to gasoline, insect repellent, cleaning fluids, exhaust fumes and excessive heat can degrade helmet materials.

    • If a motorcycle helmet has been dropped or suffered an impact, it should be replaced immediately.

    • A motorcycle helmet is designed for only one impact, even a small one. An impact may fracture its outer shell as well as compress the inner liner, neither of which may be visible.

    Iron Horse Helmets offers a stylish selection of DOT approved helmets that are designed to protect your valuable assets while maintaining your bad-ass moto persona. A broad range of styles, prices and materials for men and women are available now!

    And you thought Kanye West was a Dick Head?


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    We understand that customers get angry from time to time.....And we are do apologize for our errors.

    There is really no need to leave us nasty messages, but if you do....Please leave us your name and/or phone number so we can call you back!

    Sincerely,
    Me

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Tracking after a year?

    Robert write us with "Hello, i'm wondering if you please could check where my orders gone? The order status on your website says shipped and it's been so for a year now. I still haven't received any items from you and i haven't received any message from the Swedish custom service as I should if it had been stopped in customs. The only logical reason for this must be that the items still are in the US. So please check again where it could be."


    Robert, please understand that we are not able to track any item after a year.  Your order was over 400 days ago!  I wish you would of told us this problem sooner, like after 20 days or something!

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    Motorcycle Helmet Concept

    Have you ever heard of the website Beta Brand

    Basically, it is crowd sourcing clothing.  It is really a great idea and a great website.  Beta Brand has mastered it and they are kind of a pioneer in their industry.

    Iron Horse Helmets is a little jealous of the Beta Brand concept and we are thinking about crowd sourcing on our own. 

    So what do you think?  Would you buy this concept motorcycle helmet if it had a visor and covered the whole face?

    Please e-mail us and let us know if you are in!

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    HJC Youth CL-XY Fulcrum Kids Motocross Helmet

    HJC Youth CL-XY Fulcrum Kids Motocross Helmet
    HJC Youth CL-XY Fulcrum Kids Motocross Helmet

    Product Description

    • Advanced Lightweight Polycarbonate Composite Shell
    • Superior Fit & Comfort Using Advanced CAD Technology
    • True Youth Sizes
    • Full Front to Back Airflow Flushes Heat & Humidity Up & Out
    • Removable & Washable Plush, Nylex® Interior
    • Large Eye Port & Maximum Range Adjustable Visor
    • Superior Goggle Fit
    • Meets or Exceeds D.O.T. Standards 

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Motorcycle Helmet GoPro

    Our accountant wanted to know why we don't sell GoPros.   He thinks it will be a great idea and he thinks we will sell a lot.

    Who needs a GoPro when you already have a motorcycle helmet, 1980's video camera Duct Tape?

    Motorcycle Helmet GoPro

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Officers making simple things hard since 1775 T-shirt

    OK, this is not a original Iron Horse Helmets T-shirt, but it is one we have done better than anyone else.
    Officers making simple things hard since 1775
    We have made this Officers making simple things hard since 1775 (except for you young 1947 Air Force People).  

    These tee shirts are available in five different colors and seven (got that, SEVEN) sizes. Yes, we realize that some of you are no longer a fit and trim size 44 chest, so we're offering our awesome shirts in sizes up to triple XL. Choose your color, choose your size, choose your quantity. Officers making simple things hard since 1775 is boldly printed across the back of the tee, we do some blatant advertising on the front and print our logo on the front left chest so you don't forget where you bought it!!

    This shirt is not a tribute to officers....This shirt is the truth!!!

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Winnie the Pooh gets a ticket


    (CBS) HUNTINGTON BEACH - Winnie the Pooh gets a traffic ticket. Perhaps we should add that adventure to author A.A. Milne's collection about the lovable bear after a report by CBS Los Angeles that a man in a "Pooh" body suit got stopped by police in Huntington Beach, Calif., and cited for having expired tags.

    Boo-hoo Pooh.

    The "bear" was stopped Sunday by an Officer Baker, according to the police department's Facebook page.

    The post about the encounter noted that after getting a fix-it ticket, Pooh left "with his honey pot."

    As of 6 p.m. Monday, the post had more than 760 likes - although some Huntington Beach residents took umbrage at "Poor Pooh" being stopped.

    To the resident who posted, "Pooh is a friend of mine. He didn't deserve a ticket," the police shot back, "When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen," A.A. Milne, author "Winnie-The-Pooh."

    Unbearable, yes?

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Motorcycle Helmet Mohawk Color

    Check out this Awesome Motorcycle Helmet Mohawk.  We did not paint it, but one of our customers sent it in bragging about his paint job.  

    I think he did a awesome job and I am proud to post it on this blog.   Great Job!!!!

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Why does Debra Love Her German Chrome Motorcycle Helmet?

    Why does Debra Love Her German Chrome Motorcycle Helmet?

    No, not because it was the best Christmas gift she has ever received, it is because it matched her chrome lip ring perfectly.

    Is a earring in your lip called a lip ring?  I'm not sure but it makes sense.

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Custom Motorcycle Helmet

    Scott Rose sent us this picture of a custom motorcycle helmet that he saw.  Scott asks "Can Iron Horse Helmets make me a motorcycle helmet like this one?"


    Scott, this motorcycle helmet you saw is awesome.....Hell no, we can't make anything that cool.  Just check out the ears....That helmet is killer.

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

    Motorcycle Helmet question

    guys, alright I promise I am not asking for a DOT helmet that looks like a novelty helmet, so please don't freak out on me yet, lol. I live in IL so I don't need to wear one, but I want to. However, if it looks stupid I just end up making excuses not to. But then again I don't want to bother wearing one if it's not doing anything either. So my 2 questions would be:

    1) which of the novelty helmets offer the best protection? Again, I don't need DOT, just want to know if you feel any will protect you better than the majority of the novelty helmets or all they all equally shitty protection wise? I tend to prefer the german style.

    2) Which of the DOT bulky helmets is the least bulky and mushroom like? Just figured maybe they have made some that are a little better looking now-a-days. Again I prefer the german style if possible.

    I guess I am just looking for that happy medium for now if possible, or is it just all or nothing? Money isn't an issue. Thanks bro, hopefully this question is a little different then the other one you get every day

    I love the question and you could not have asked in a better way.
    slimmest DOT is the: http://www.ironhorsehelmets.com/dot-carbon-fiber-look-shorty-motorcycle-helmet/ (you will still look goofy in it)

    Safest Novelty is the : http://www.ironhorsehelmets.com/3-4-matte-novelty-motorcycle-helmet/

    Oops, Also...You DO NOT want the DOT German!!!!!UGLY

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    HJC CL-Y Youth Redline Motorcycle Helmet

    HJC CL-Y Youth Redline Motorcycle Helmet
    HJC CL-Y Youth Redline Motorcycle Helmet


    Information and Details about the HJC CL-Y Redline Youth Helmets
    made by HJC
    True Youth Size Polycarbonate Shell
    Wind tunnel tested aerodynamic shell shape with an extra large eye port for greater visibility
    Lightweight, dual density EPS (expanded polystyrene) liner
    Large eye port design Integrated Ventilation System
    Adjustable chin bar, forehead and front/side vortex vents
    Two rear venturi exhaust vents Anti-Fog System
    Adjustable front/side vortex vents with intake ports create a low pressure vacuum effect that draws heat and moisture out of the face shield area
    Adjustable chin vent directs air upwards across the inside of the shield to help prevent fogging Plush, Nylex Interior Nylex interior liner with sewn-in top pad
    Wrap-around neck roll reduces wind noise
    Optional breath guard and chin curtain Nylon Strap Retention Band
    Neatly secures chin strap Flush-Mounted Shield/Ratchet System
    A two-stage pivot mechanism compresses the shield into the helmet to provide a secure, tight seal HJ-05 Face Shield
    Quarter turn quick release screws
    4-position positive-lock ratchet
    Aerodynamic flush-mounted fit
    Scratch-resistant coating
    Optically-correct one-piece design
    100% protection from harmful UV rays
    Exceeds VESC-8
    Built-in Communication System Speaker Pockets
    Soft Helmet Storage Bag Included
    DOT Approved

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Novelty Motorcycle Helmets


    Novelty Motorcycle Helmet

    Welcome to your home for novelty motorcycle helmets.  What is a novelty motorcycle helmet? 

    It is a helmet that you should not wear on a motorcycle, they are not tested at all and they are really just made to look cool.  They will look great on your shelf or next to you in a coffin.  

    Do you want to see what novelty helmets look like?  Here you go: