Category Archives: Clothing/Protection

Schuberth C3 Pro Woman Helmet- Initial Findings…

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Schuberth C3 Pro Woman Helmet

So, I went to the London Bike Show at Excel last week. The Man says “get a new helmet for your birthday”, so I did. I went to the Helmet City stand and stood there for a few minutes. Being a shorter female I noticed that men who arrived after me seemed to get served first, until I performed a rather phlegmatic stage cough. Such is the required attention seeking methods I have had to resort to on occasion.

Men who arrived after me seemed to get served first, until I performed a rather phlegmatic stage cough…

I suppose if I had been wearing tight leggings and a chest enhancing top advertising Carole Nash or MCN I may have gained more attention (although I suspect for all the wrong reasons). Anyway, once I had the nice Helmet City man’s attention I did receive good customer service. Continue reading “Schuberth C3 Pro Woman Helmet- Initial Findings…” »

Furygan Jet Lady D3O Sympatex Shorty Boots Review

Having fairly wide calves, I have found it difficult to find motorbike boots to fit, especially higher ones. Having had no luck on eBay purchasing cheap second hand boots I bought these Furygan D3O shorty boots from the MCN London Motorcycle show back in February.

The Furygan Jet Lady boots are a comfortable ankle boot, and although they do not provide the protection of a full length boot they are a good compromise, being both comfortable and having CE armour protection.  They feature a waterproof and breathable Sympatex liner and a flap which Velcros over the upper part of the laces to stop them catching on the bike. I have worn them on long ride outs and also off the bike, finding them comfortable and easy to walk in. They work well with textile trousers which sit just over the top of the boots. The boots are low enough that they also work with leather trousers.

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Replacing Schuberth Inner Sunvisor

Schuberth S2 Inner Sun VisorSomehow, I managed to break one of the clips for the inner sun visor on my Schuberth S2 helmet (same visor for C3 and C3 Pro). Despite using duct tape to secure it, invariably it could come free and start flapping around whilst I’m in the middle of riding. Less than ideal.

Today I finally got round to fitting my replacement sun visor. A little bit tricky as the pins on the hinges that go through the visor are slanted to ease the visor slotting in and prevent it coming out. I managed to gently push one pin from behind with a piece of wooden dowl, then prise the visor out. The visor having broken on the other side negated the need to repeat on the other pin.

No matter how hard you try, you inevitable cover it in finger prints…

Fitting the new sun visor was a bit easier, but required some coordination to slide both sides of the visor into both hinges at the same time whilst keeping them and helmet still. No matter how hard you try, you inevitable cover it in finger prints… 🙁

The replacement sun visor cost £35 from SportsBikeShop. Note it comes in two sizes for different helmet sizes.

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Forcefield 009 Back Armour for Rukka Jackets Review

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Armour Inserts: Left, Forcefield 009; Right, Rukka RVP.

If like me, you have a Rukka jacket with a back armour insert that’s worse for wear, then you’ll be interested in this replacement from Forcefield. Well known for their quality armour products, Forcefield have a range of armour inserts in many different shapes for all manner of jackets. For Rukka owners you need the 009 model, which as you can see above is a like for like replacement. Well, not completely, the 009 insert is slightly thicker than the original Rukka RVP armour and is CE Level 2 certified to afford greater protection.

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Alpinestars P1 Sport Touring Drystar Trousers Review

Alpinestars-Drystar-P1-trousers-frontAs summer comes to a close and winter approaches, the prospect of wet riding days looms with a damp inevitability. I was fed up of my waterproof over trousers that were no longer waterproof,  and a hassle to put on, as well as causing me to slip around on the seat and more importantly, look pretty naff. Definitely time for some new textile gear. Being a cheap skate, I hit ebay and found these Alpinestars P1  Sport Touring Drystar trousers brand new for a £100. They’re not current, but the Drystar range is still going strong and well regarded.

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Children’s Motorcycle Fashion – Textiles

Childrens Motorcycle Textiles Hein GerickeTextiles are very much on trend this season and extremely popular out on the road. Our model wears a vintage Hein Gericke Sheltex jacket with matching trousers (ebay, £20-30), RST MX Boots (ebay, £15). The look is then finished with a Hoo Rag ‘blue digital camo’ scarf ($16) to accessorise.

The children’s Hein Gericke combo is a miniature version of the adult line, featuring the same removable lining, waterproof protection, CE armour and pocket for a Hiprotec back armour insert.  However it also has zips in the arms and legs for adding length as the wearer grows. The trousers also have an elasticated waist and braces.

Winter Preparation

We maybe having a particularly warm and dry autumn so far, but it won’t last long. So now is the time to start thinking out your winter preparations. At Beginner Biker Adventures, we’re not fair weather bikers,

we’re not fair weather bikers

it’ll take some pretty extreme weather to stop us riding and we use our bikes to commute year round. Granted, in London the weather rarely gets too bad and very few roads will be impossible to ride in the winter, never the less, good preparation ensures safe riding throughout the winter months. Check out these useful tips to prepare. Continue reading “Winter Preparation” »