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Winging It: A Moto-Foodie Adventure

By Ken Aiken - the Gear Guy on

One version of the popular legend has Teressa Bellissimo in the kitchen the night of October 30, 1964 when her son and some of his friends stopped by the family bar. Being an Italian mother she had to feed them and the only things available were some discarded chicken wings. She broiled them, covered them …

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Deep Lube 2: It’ll Loosen Your Nuts

By Ken Aiken - the Gear Guy on

It’s easy to be excited by this product—if you’re a mechanic. Compared to the familiar product in the blue can, Deep Lube 2 has better penetration and greater lubrication properties. Furthermore, it contains no Teflon, silicon, graphite, fluorocarbons, or turpentine, which makes it suitable for applications above and beyond motorcycle maintenance. The base compound is …

Signs of Motorcycle Tourism

By Ken Aiken - the Gear Guy on

Red wooden signs with a white motorcycle logo hang in front of numerous restaurants, hotels, and museums in the Charlevoix region. Visitors immediate recognize that motorcyclists are welcome at these establishments. Part of the International Member Program of Tourisme Charlevoix, these signs are available to eligible businesses that accept a special contract. Among the terms …

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Nolan’s New N104 Modular Helmet

By ldidsbury on

                               Modular, or “flip-up,” helmets are essential for moto-photographers and simply convenient for most touring riders. Many, many years ago the only option was BMW’s Modular I, but since then I’ve owned a succession of this type of helmet and each has been an improvement over the previous one. This includes over a decade …