Ep 149: Christmas Extravaganza

23 Dec


So, skipping ahead in a couple shows because I’m slow at editing and really wanted to try and get this out in time for Christmas (I know everyone’s a last minute shopper like me, right?).




I see something I want to crash into over there.


Our guest this week is Nichole, National Sales Manager from Helite Moto, makers of the airbag vest we’ve been geeking out all over. She comes on to tell us about the vest and its history as well as give us her perspective of being a female rider and what it’s like to go day-in and day-out making vests explode on complete strangers for fun and profit.

Here is the in-studio test of the vest. We do a test-firing, show how to replace the CO2 cannister and the mechanism, and then another test-firing using slow-motion:

Here’s a pretty impressive crash test video that Helite made of the vest:

Don’t think we can over-emphasize how cool we think this is.



Todd’s present to Chuck. Actual item slightly used.


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Christmas Extravaganza

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2 Responses to “Ep 149: Christmas Extravaganza”

  1. Ted K December 24, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    Hey Guys,
    Cruiser-Couch-Glide with sidecar? Oh? Is that what you want? Well, I’ve found just the thing for you…….

    Poetry Slam?? OMG!!! So freaking funny. Such a “Hipster-Bro”…. a “Hipbro”

    Funny stuff!!

    Host – Motorcycle Men Podcast

    • Wheelnerd_Chuck January 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

      My daughter has already been lobbying for a Hannigan rig to replace the Ural!

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