Performance Sunglasses Comparison

Sunglasses are very important to motorcyclists; they protect our eyes and enhance our riding experience by giving us the best possible view of the road and scenery. It’s not easy to find a good pair. Objective evaluations going beyond vague assertions of “fabulousness” are nearly nonexistent. Most of us likely fall into one of two camps: either we have several sets of cheap sunglasses and assume they’re good enough or, at some point, we invested in a more expensive pair that we believe are pretty good, but have no real data to back it up. This is MCN’s sweet spot—a thorough analysis of issues important to motorcyclists. Continue reading

Responses to JIS Innovation of the Month

I wasn’t surprised to see Dave at MCN publish several Letters to the Editor about JIS screwdrivers, as I’d gotten half a dozen emails from people about the article as well.  Here are the two that were published.  Letters to Editor about JIS Screwdrivers. I WAS surprised to see that… Continue reading

You Gotta Get These: JIS Screwdrivers

Rather than taking my bike to a dealer for repairs I can’t handle myself, I prefer Oltman—he lets me help—stifling his snickers at my ignorance and ineptitude. This typically doubles or triples the time a repair would take at a real motorcycle repair shop. My last visit required some extensive disassembly. Unable to dislodge one rusted and corroded screw, I’d managed to strip a good part of its Phillips head. Oltman went to his tool box and came back with a different screwdriver saying, “try this.” This screwdriver fit snugly and the screw came right out. “That’s a JIS screwdriver,” Oltman told me… Continue reading