Thursday, August 18, 2011

Prez Obama signs lead law fix; kids' dirt bikes legal again!

This just in from the American Motorcyclist Association:
Lead law fix signed, sealed, delivered

In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue. On Aug. 12, Obama signed into law H.R. 2715, introduced by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). The measure exempts kids' OHVs from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, known as the lead law.

The CPSIA, which went into effect on Feb. 10, 2009, banned the making, importing, distributing or selling of any product intended for children 12 and under, including kids' dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), that contained more than a specified amount of lead in any accessible part that might be ingested.

The new law is a victory that is the result of nearly three years of intensive efforts by the AMA and its partner organization, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA), their members and millions of advocates of responsible OHV recreation. 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Forcefield Back Protector Giveaway!

Up for grabs is a Forcefield Pro L2 back protector, which has been winning all the comparison tests in the motorcycling press the last few years, particularly in Europe where they tend to be more safety conscious. Not only does this protector conform to CE Level 2 requirements, it conforms to the rider's back quickly and allows better air circulation than most other protectors. This protector straps to your body for closer fit and maximum protection; it does not install into a jacket sleeve. The Pro L2 was recently superseded by a Kevlar version and is being closed-out at $115; it was about $150 previously. This is a great chance for someone who has wanted to try a top-shelf back protector but hasn't been quite able to pull the trigger because of the cost. The winner will get to choose from either a Small or Medium (size charts here), both of which were worn by me once or twice for testing purposes, but if I didn't tell you that you'd never know them from brand new. 
For a chance to win this item and have it shipped to you (in Forcefield's original box) free anywhere in the USA, zap me an email (Doug at TiltedHorizons dot com) with the answer to this trivia question:  In what year was the American Motorcyclist Association founded? (Hint: It was named the American Motorcycle Association when it was founded). The winner will be chosen in a random drawing among all correct entries received no later than midnight EST August 28, 2011. To double your chances, let me know that you visited five of the websites displayed at the top of this page. Viewing ten of the websites will triple your chances. (Any ad revenue generated by your clicks will be donated to the Ride for Kids program). Please do not attempt to enter the contest by posting the answer on a motorcycle forum from which this post is linked, or on my Facebook or Twitter. BTW, if you've entered prior contests, you're welcome to try again, even if you've won. Good luck!

Update 9/8/2011: Maria from South Carolina won the drawing. She provided the correct answer of 1924. Enjoy the extra protection Maria, but please don't "audition" it!

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

RevZilla giving away gear again!

Quick, take advantage before Revzilla comes to it senses! Zap on over to RevZilla's August contest page, answer the poll question of the month, create a Rider Profile (takes all of 30 seconds), then sit back and wait for the monthly winners to be drawn. The First Prize winner this month will receive a Shoei Qwest helmet and a Tourmaster Flex 2 jacket (that's about $455 worth of top-shelf motorcycle gear!). Two Second Prize winners will receive $50 Revzilla gift certificates.

While you're on RevZilla's site, take a look around at what RevZilla has to offer the serious adventure-touring or sport-touring motorcyclist. Why shop RevZilla? I can tell you why I do: fast, free shipping for orders over $39.99; TeamZilla cash back program; "no hassle" exchanges; no restocking fees; price match guarantee; and above all, RevZilla's top-flight reputation among riders I know for its customer service and product knowledge. Let 'em know Tilted Horizons sent ya!

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