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Subject: Motorcycle Web Sites Date: 7/13/2002 2:44 AM
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I submit a short list of some of the better motorcycle web sites and web sites of greater interest to motorcyclists. My goal was to create a list of the better web sites, rather than an exhaustive list of every web site known to human-kind.

Before I get a flood of hate mail, yes, I confess, I ride a BMW motorcycle (a 1990 K1). However I've owned Japanese (Honda and Suzuki) and Italian (Moto Morini) motorcycles, and I still own a Suzuki GSX600F. I've never owned and I've never ridden a H-D, but I have sat on them. The H-D motorcycles have too much mass, too much volume, and I prefer the cafe racer posture that forces me to fold myself up like a monkey to the upright cruiser posture that forces me to sit on my tailbone.

David Jacobs

HEARING PROTECTION - If you look at only one web page on this list, these two pages are it. (Okay, so I can't count.)
http://www.verrill.com/moto/rants/1999/991112rant.htm
http://www.howardleight.com/Industrial/education/ProtectingYourHearing.html

The Earplug Company
http://www.earplugco.com/

EAR Inc Customized Hearing Protection
http://www.earinc.com/

Howard Leight Hearing Protection
http://www.howardleight.com/


MOTORCYCLE TRAINING AND SAFETY
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
http://www.msf-usa.org/
MSF is the premier motorcycle training organization in the U.S. Even experienced riders will gain a lot from their courses, and they're the only really good source of training for newbie riders. Unfortunately, they run their business like dilettantes. Talk to friends before you talk to MSF, and then take three deep, cleansing breaths before you call MSF. If you're on active duty with the armed forces, check with your unit orderly room or base/post safety office to see if they'll pay for MSF courses -- regulations allow them to pay, but only if there's money in the budget.


HELMETS
Arai USA
http://www.araiamericas.com/

Shoei USA
http://www.shoei-helmets.com/

Schuberth USA
http://www.schuberth-usa.com/
Schuberth helmets have an interesting design. Unfortunately, they are only DOT certified, not DOT/Snell certified. Schuberth argues since their helmets aren't designed for competitive racing, the Snell certificate isn't necessary.


VISIBILITY VESTS
Conspicuity
P.O. Box 608
Elgin IL 60121
Tel (847) 697-4550
E-mail conspic@flash.net
Send for free brochure.


MAGAZINES
Rider ($10 per year)
Tel 800-678-2279
Magazine for motorcycle touring and general street riding. Articles on both modern and vintage iron, road tests, great rides, news and technical information.


MOTORCYCLE APPAREL
Aerostich Rider Wearhouse
http://www.aerostich.com/
Roadcrafter suits and Darien separates are the best textile touring apparel money can buy. Combat Touring Boots are good three season (fall, winter, spring) boots. Women probably will want to order their Roadcrafter suits and Darien jackets with the optional Jacket Hem Flair -- call Aerostich for fitting details.

BMW Riders Apparel
http://www.bmwridersapparel.com/
BMW makes the best touring leathers money can buy. AirFlow suit, gloves, and boots are a great choice for summer riding.

Joe Rocket Apparel
http://www.joerocket.com

First Gear Apparel
http://www.intersportfashions.com/

Fieldsheer Apparel
http://www.fieldsheer.com

LadyRidersWear
http://www.ladyriderswear.com/
Caters to the needs of women riders.


TRAVEL APPAREL
TravelSmith
http://www.travelsmith.com/

Tilley Endurables
http://www.tilley.com/
Tilley's best products are their Hats (always spelled with an upper-case "H") and their classic shorts. Expensive but worth it. Read the sizing charts carefully before ordering, and follow the instructions -- don't guess.


MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES
BMW Online Accessories
http://www.bmw-online.com/
BMW Online is the official BMW accessories web site. Unfortunately, the web site is horribly organized. Click on the motorcycle accessories link on the home page, and then fight your way through the menus.

Corbin Saddles
http://www.corbin.com/

Russell Saddles
http://www.day-long.com/

Helen Twowheels
http://www.helen2wheels.com/

Chase-Harper Luggage
http://www.chaseharper.com/

Wolfman Luggage and Accessories
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/

Eclipse Luggage
http://www.eclipseluggage.com/

Jesse Luggage Systems
http://www.jesseluggage.com/

Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse
http://www.mawonline.com


HOME PAGES AND WEB SITES
BMW Motorrad
http://www.bmw-motorrad.de/
BMW's motorcycle home page

Ted Verrill's Motorcycle Home Page
http://www.verrill.com/moto/moto.htm
Ted is the webmaster for BMWMOA -- and a former TMF web designer.

TMF's Harley-Davidson (HDI) discussion board
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17498501


CAMPING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
REI
http://www.rei.com/

Patagonia
http://www.patagonia.com/

Marmot
http://www.marmot.com/

The North Face
http://www.northface.com/

Bibler Tents
http://www.biblertents.com/

Teva Sport Sandals
http://www.teva.com/

Kermit's Camping Products
6242 Highway 100 West
Pleasantville, TN 37147
931-729-9836
mctchair@centerville.net
Best camp chair money can buy. Send (e-mail) for brochure.

Sierra Trading Post
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/

Camp-Mor
http://www.campmor.com/
Eastman Outdoors Collapsible Aluminum Camp Table, Item 90095
Eastman Outdoors Collapsible Aluminum Camp Table - Double Length, Item 90096

Brigade Quartermasters
http://www.actiongear.com/
Mail order military clothing and supplies store. When you order from Brigade Quartermasters, you'll find you're suddenly on junk mail lists for odd-ball military surplus outfits. Make certain you check the "don't pester me" box.


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WEB SITES
U.S. Government
http://www.firstgov.gov/
http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/

U.S. Department of Transportation - National Traffic and Road Closure Information
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/

U.S. Department of Transportation - National Scenic Byways Program
http://www.byways.org/

U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Recreation Services
http://www.usace.army.mil/recreation/


NEW MEXICO GOVERNMENT WEB SITES
State of New Mexico
http://www.state.nm.us/
All 50 states have web sites with the URL http://www.state.XX.us, where XX is the two-letter postal code for the state.

State of New Mexico - Highway and Transportation Department
http://www.nmshtd.state.nm.us/

State of New Mexico - Motor Vehicle Division
http://www.state.nm.us/tax/mvd/mvd_home.htm

State of New Mexico - State Parks
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/nmparks/


MOTORCYCLE CLUBS
American Motorcyclist Association
http://www.ama-cycle.org/
http://www.amadirectlink.com/

BMW Motorcycle Owners Association
http://www.bmwmoa.org/
Caters more to touring and rally enthusiasts.

BMW Motorcycle Riders Association International
http://www.bmwra.org/
Caters more to BMW as a company, but also sponsors rallies.

Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners, Ltd.
http://www.greatanswers.com/vintagebmw/
Dedicated to the preservation, enjoyment, and use of classic (25+ years old), vintage (1948-1969), and antique (1923-1945) BMW motorcycles.

The Chain Gang - International BMW F650 Riders
http://www.f650.com/

The Black Belt Gang - BMW F650CS Riders
http://www.f650.com/ -- look towards the bottom of the home page
http://www.f650.com/bbGangMembership.pdf

Internet BMW Riders
http://www.ibmwr.org/

Land of Enchantment BMW Riders
http://www.nmbmwmc.org/


BMW CAR CLUBS
BMW Car Club of America
http://www.bmwcca.org/

BMWCCA - New Mexico Chapter
http://www.nmbmwcca.org/


BMW MOTORCYCLE DEALERS
Bob's BMW, Jessup, Maryland
http://www.bobsbmw.com/
One of the better BMW motorcycle dealerships.

Sandia BMW, Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.sandiabmw.com/
Sandia BMW is exclusively an automobile dealership. However Mike Houx owns both Sandia BMW and Santa Fe BMW. If you order and pay for motorcycle parts from Santa Fe BMW, they'll ship them to Sandia BMW, and then you can pick them up at Sandia BMW's parts department.

Motorsport, Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://swbike.com/motorsport/
Good parts and accessories departments. Ask for Matt in sales.

Santa Fe BMW, Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.santafebmw.com/
New motorcycle dealership. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. If they don't know the answer, they'll research your question and telephone you with the information. Interesting place to hang out on a Saturday afternoon.

Centaur Cycle
452-A Jemez Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 471-5481
Richard
e-mail: centaur_cycles@worldnet.att.net
Vintage BMW motorcycles. Consignment sales.

Deming Cycle Center, Deming, New Mexico
http://www.demingcyclecenter.com/

BMW Motorcycles of the Tri-State, Cincinnati, Ohio
http://www.bmwtristate.com/


SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTING
Project Management Institute
http://www.pmi.org/

Association of Professionals in Business Management
http://www.cbmexam.com/
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