Monday, June 30, 2014

Great Customer Photo

Here is a great picture of our Zan Glow in the Dark Skull Neoprene Face Mask. It was sent in by Jack Oliver!

I really love the sunglasses.  It reminds me of the main cop in cool Hand Luke....Except that the cop from Cool Hand Luke must be over 100 years old now and this dude can't be over 40.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Photoshop a motorcycle helmet

We have had 15 people e-mail us this image today:
This is not a real motorcycle helmet, it is all photo-shopped.  

Yes, it is cool, but so is a lightsaber and that is also fake.  

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Biker Beards

Our new friends at Birmingham Broker stopped by yesterday and bought some 3/4 shell motorcycle helmets and some Biker Beards.

We saw them on the road today representing Iron Horse Helmets like champs!
Beardski

Friday, June 27, 2014

USA - USA


I will be the first to admit it...Iron Horse Helmets does not give two shits about the world cup.  So, when Lauren Dowdle asked us to make three boring USA shirts for her husband and his friends, we took her $45 and ran.

We never thought she would actually send us a picture of the guys wearing them with a thank you note.  Who knew that Iron Horse Helmets was bringing about world peace?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Motorcycle Helmet?

There are some things that just must be a joke.  The factory just sent us this picture:
They want to know if we want to turn this into a motorcycle helmet.  Are they serious?  

I am not sure how to respond because I don't know if they are kidding or not.  

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Deadliest Catch Mask

Did you see our 1/2 Skull Neoprene Face Mask on The Deadliest Catch? No!

Don't worry, neither did we, but our friend Scott did and sent us the video.  

People....If our Biker Masks can keep some fisherman in Alaska warm and dry; then you should be just fine on your motorcycle in South Carolina. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Custom Ski Masks

Josh wrote use asking, "I am looking into getting a custom face mask for skiing purposes and after quite a bit of looking around, you guys seem to be the best choice. The picture I have attached is of a Bandanna I currently own, but it is getting worn out and having to constantly retie and adjust it on the go is rather irritating. I would prefer a Neoprene Face Mask, but I do acknowledge that a Balaclava would be much simpler, seeing as the Neoprene Face Mask is sliced and restitched at the eyes and mouth and will cause distortions in the design if not accounted for. I can send a VectorArt-generated image without a background that can then be used to print directly onto colored fabric (to save ink and cut back on cost) or one with the desired base color as the background (whatever you prefer). Please let me know if this is something you guys would consider fabricating."

We originally wanted to say no and tell Josh to take a hike, but we were impressed that a guy as young as Josh did not have one spelling or grammatical error in his email; so we decided to give it a shot! Here are the images Josh sent us:

And here is our airbrushed attempt at making just one mask and charging a lot of money for it:


OK Josh, what do you think?   I personally love the whiskers.  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tricks to Purchasing the Perfect Motorcycle Helmet


You cannot choose a motorcycle helmet based on its size or the material it’s made from alone. There are many things that need to be considered when purchasing motorcycle helmets. Sure, it’s probably possible to locate a helmet that is the right color or that is made from the type of material that will satisfy your safety concerns, but when it comes to “proper fit” it opens up a whole new can of worms. It is so important to consider the “safety factor.” Some motorcycle helmets are just not as safe as others and you should be aware of this. Some of the more popular motorcycle helmet manufacturers are Icon, Arai, Shoei, Suomy, Erex, Bell, HJC and Nolan. The majority of their helmets are approved by DOT or Snell. There are many other makers, but these are some of the better known companies.

When it comes to Bikers Lifestyle safety there are two major concerns. One, how is your visibility? How is your peripheral vision? Can you see enough of the surrounding area to be safe? If your visibility is poor your chances of being in an accident can increase dramatically. And two, if you are involved in an accident will your head be protected as well as you’d like? Will the material that the helmet is made from stand up to the test, to the punishment? Many motorcyclists or bikers look solely at the aesthetic qualities of a helmet and disregard safety when looking to purchase a helmet. But in reality it should be viewed oppositely. Safety should always come first.

The main options you have when searching for the perfect motorcycle helmet are color, shape, visibility and liners. Color is the easiest decision to make, right? Wrong. As far as the safety factor goes you should be able to be seen well by other drivers. Bright colors stand out and are very noticeable, even at night, while dull dark colors are not seen easily. It’s very important to choose a bright color that can be seen easily by other drivers, even at night. Another factor to consider is the shape of the helmet. Some people have tall slim oblong heads (egg shaped) while others have round or oval-shaped heads.

Trying on helmets for a good fit is the only sure way to tell if it will fit your head properly and comfortably. Plus, you want the weight of the helmet to be distributed properly so that the head can support the helmet easily. As far as safety is concerned the number one thing to consider is your peripheral vision. Some helmets simply do not allow a biker to see to their periphery well enough to be safe. With good visibility it’s a lot easier to see when an accident might happen and have time to react to the circumstances and maneuver out of harms way. Liners are the last item on the agenda. The purpose of a liner is for comfort, but it also is there to help you with a correct fit. If the liner is not a good fit for your head you will notice specific spots on your head that are receiving more pressure than others. Avoid these liners. Possibly the most comfortable liner is the skull cap. You will usually have less pressure in specific areas when using this type of liner.

Last, but not least, it is not wise to buy motorcycle helmets online unless you have tried that specific helmet on previously in a retail store. In most cases you will be better off trying one on in a store first. Then, once you know the brand, size, color and type of liner that you prefer it’s an easy job to browse online for the best deals. The biggest mistake most consumers make is locating a flashy cool-looking helmet online and then buy it solely because of its looks and for no other reason. Spend a little time shopping and you will likely end up with a product that you can be happy with for many years to come.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Animal Motorcycle Helmet Cover

Animal Motorcycle Helmet Covers
Our Animal Motorcycle Helmet Cover is back in stock.  But, not for long!  We only received 10 of them.

We also received his cousin: Animal Helmet cover in pink:
Animal Motorcycle Helmet
Please call us to order Animal Pink over the phone if you are interested in him.  We don't have enough to put him on the internet.  
Animal Motorcycle Helmet




Friday, June 20, 2014

Balaclava sale

No, you're not seeing things. Out of our desperate attempt to be rich love for giving you options, we've added a little extra surprise for today. Consider it Iron Horse Helmets gift to us from your wallet to all of you who were hoping to buy a balaclava in the middle of summer. It's your chance to help us look good to our bosses get a little something extra for yourself, okay? Thank you You're welcome.
balaclava

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Get A Hummer (Then, Buy An S.U.V.) Motorcycle Helmet Sticker

Have you ever heard of the saying Get A Hummer (Then, Buy An S.U.V.)?
Get A Hummer (Then, Buy An S.U.V.) Motorcycle Helmet Sticker
 If not, we have a motorcycle helmet sticker that says it...So you should have by now.

Anyway, Tony Zana took our saying literally and bough this awesome sticker for the back of his truck.
tony zana
Iron Horse Helmets salutes you!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Iron Horse Helmets Gun Show!

Gato Balaclave

Why do we have this new awesome AR15 in this picture with our new Gato Balaclave? Because it has now become a tax write off.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Predator Motorcycle Helmet

Predator Motorcycle Helmet
video

Our predator motorcycle helmets are here. We are excited to finally get them! Please keep in mind that they are not DOT and they do not have a red laser like the real predator helmet.

The real Predator helmet probably would not of passed DOT either, so are are just trying to stay authentic.

predator motorcycle helmet

predator motorcycle helmet

predator motorcycle helmet

predator motorcycle helmet

predator motorcycle helmet


Olivier Martinez Carries His Motorcycle Helmet Like a Purse!


Olivier Martinez Carries His Motorcycle Helmet Like a Purse!

Who is Olivier Martinez?  I have no clue, but he carries his motorcycle helmet like a purse!

Oh, according to IMDB he is French...It all makes sense now.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Weird Motorcycle Helmets

Check out this weird motorcycle Helmet:
 

Prank Caller

Do you wonder why I am so sarcastic?  Because I am forced to listen to messages like this one:
video

The sad part is that I think I did the same prank call in 1984.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Motorcycle Shirts Galore

Why am I wasting all your time with these spinning biker shirt images?  Because my boss wasted my time and made me take them. 

Really, who cares about spinning images?  Way too much information if you ask me....But, no one around here ever asks me.