MOTORCYCLE HUB - NEWS, REVIEWS AND GUIDES

 

European Onstar System, eCall, Coming to Motorcycles
 
Europe is going to roll out a mandatory Onstar-style system called eCall. Starting in 2018, all cars made and sold in Europe must have this emergency location phone system onboard. Like the American Onstar system, when you crash (like when your airbags deploy), a signal is sent to an operator which includes your exact location. The operator can then talk to you and ask if you are okay and need assistance. This way, help can be provided rapidely.

So far, the America, Onstar system has proven itself to be very useful and will have saved quite a few lives.
      

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Motor to Wheel - a Look at Belts, Chains and Drive Shafts
 
Chains and belts are the most common methods to get power from the engine on a motorcycle to a wheel. Some bikes do use drive shafts, but that is less common. Here's a look at these methods motorcycles use to get a ride down the road.

WHICH CAME FIRST

Belts drove the first motorcycles. Heavy duty leather was mounted to a large pulley. Today, that sounds close to impossible, but early motorcycles were not the power plants we ride today. Some belts were made from reinforced...
    

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Island Ride: Kauai, Hawaii
 

Anyone familiar with my work knows that I’m all about the ride, regardless of distance; the further the better. What better way to soak up the beauty and mystique of America’s landscapes than from atop a motorcycle? While nine times out of 10, my journey starts in the garage with my own bike, the 10th would require an airplane and a rental.
  
Though my bride does not share my passion for motorcycles – the lack of suspension and seat padding on mine are to blame - we do share a mutual love for the beach. With a summer vacation planned on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, it seemed like a great opportunity to get.
       

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All European Sold Motorcycle Gear To Be Certified
In case you missed it, Harley-Davidson just shucked out $15 million to settle a motorcycle emissions claim by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The consent order covers two different "super tuners." Among other things, it says Harley has to try to buy back the unsold units and destroy them. The EPA claims Harley was selling "illegal tuning devices that increase air pollution from their motorcycles."

Here's a more detailed look at this order and what it means to bikers.

       

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Motorcycle Helmets, Jackets and Gear Experts

What is just as good as a ride through the country side on your motorcycle?

The answer is being able to purchase all of your motorcycle riding gear at one place knowing that you can get the absolute best deal without overpaying! That’s what we offer our customers at Jafrum.com, peace of mind and a low price guarantee! Our Motorcycle Helmet selections give you, our customer, plenty of options for Street and Off-Road riders. When you visit us at Jafrum.com to purchase your motorcycle gear and accessories, be sure to let us know if you are unable to find what you are looking for by either giving us a call at 877-GO HELMET (877-464-3563) or emailing us at "Contact Us" Page.

Jafrum – Since 2002

Founded in 2002, Jafrum International started selling and distributing leather jackets, pants and leather accessories on eBay and other ecommerce sites as well as selling items straight out of their garage to get the business started. With the success of their business and the main demographic of customers being motorcycle enthusiasts, Jafrum.com started the process of hiring and consulting motorcycle gear experts to find the latest trends and provide the best product selection possible to meet the needs of their customers. Jafrum International is the true embodiment of the American Dream, starting from humble beginnings and now thriving as an international company located in Charlotte, NC.