Christmas 2009: 10 Motorcycle Gifts Ideas For Him
File under Gifts Ideas
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
Buying gifts during the Christmas season for someone else (in sharp contrast with buying for yourself, you never go wrong) can be a hit & miss affair. Even close friends, spouses or partners can have a passion, but if you don't share it, you will not know what to buy. So for those of you looking for a gift for THE GUY in your life, here are a bunch of ideas. The choices are brand and motorcycle-type independent, in other words, it can be used by anyone, ie, safe choices.
This is the 1st article in a large series of articles on Christmas gifts, coming over the next few days. Generic and motorcycle manufacturer specific gift ideas will be shown.
All of the ideas can be purchased on-line. Links to the store in question (usually Amazon, but others are also available), price etc will be displayed. And yes, on some of the links, I do get a very small percentage... enough to make my Christmas... I hope..
When you see an Amazon US link, you can hover your mouse over the link to see the current price and to order it.
HINT: If you are THE GUY, and you know someone is looking for a gift for you, send them the link to this page...
We'll be showing you many more gift ideas in the coming days, so stay tuned. To see all gift ideas, click on the "Filed Under" Gifts category above.
|Meguiar's Motorcycle Care Kit |
Almost anyone motorcycle lover spends time cleaning their motorcycle. It's not an easy task, and this gift can my his life easier.
The 7 piece cleaning kit contains EZ Clean Spray and Rinse, Detailer Mist & Wipe, Liquid Wax Wet Look, Leather Cleaner/Conditioner, All Metal Polish, Plastic Cleaner/Polish and Microfibre Towel.
Amazon US: US$28.88
|Master Lock 3039DAT CamLok Adjustable Steel Cord Bungee Cord |
Bringing stuff with you on a motorcycle is never easy, unless maybe you have a Honda Goldwing, so the only way is to use ropes to tie things down while transporting them. The Master Lock CamLock is an adjustable steel bungee cord that can be used on any motorcycle.
Amazon US: US$4.70
- 6" - 40" x 9.5 mm Adjustable Steel Cor Bungee
- Offset hook bends away allowing more room to attach
- High density polyethylene coating protects from marring and scratching during use
- Flat, steel I-beam hook is 3x stronger than traditional bungee hooks
- Premium quality rubber cord for superior elasticity and strength
- Color coded size emblems for quick and easy length identification
|Accutire MS-4710B Motorcycle 5-99 PSI Digital Tire Gauge |
Keeping your tires properly inflated on a motorcycle is more important than keeping them inflated on a car. Our lives depend on them. Before setting out on a motorcycle trip, specially when you've changed the weight and distribution, like when riding with a pillion and/or cargo, it's always a good idea to check your tire pressure.
* Measures 5-99 PSI (in 1/2 lb increments)
* Designed specifically to access tire valves on all kinds of motorcycles including large road bikes with duel front brakes
* Auto On/Off and an easy to read extra large display
* 90 degree valve head, rugged design with sure-grip handle
* Permanent lithium battery
Amazon US: US$ 11.99
|Shubandit Shifter Skinz |
Riding your motorcycle involves shifting gears with your left foot. Even with special motorcycle boots, your shoes are going to show scuff marks after only a few gear shifts. If on top of that you use your motorcycle for business (even to commute to your place of work), you don't want your shoes to show these scuff marks. Shubandit protects your left shoe/boot, by slipping the protective layer over the shoe.
It only takes a second or two to put on and to remove. One size fits all.
Amazon US: US$ 12.96
|Blue Job Chrome Polish |
Most motorcycle have chrome, but some have more than others. For those that have a lot of chrome, you need to polish them frequently. So if THE GUY has a motorcycle with chrome, this gift idea always comes in handy.
* Removes Burnt on Shoe Rubber
* Completely removes Blueing and Golding from affected pipes
* Super Concentrated Powder
* Will not scratch or dull chrome...
* 14 grams
Amazon US: US$ 10.95
|The Grunge Brush |
If a motorcycle has a chain drive, instead of a shaft drive, the problem is that you need to not only oil your chain regularly, but also remove all the dirt and grime from your chain.
This means dirty hands... unless you use the Grunge Brush. The brush easily removes dirt and other gunk from your chain without dirtying your hands.
Amazon US: US$ 11.10
|Motorcycle Helmet Lock-Master Lock #99 - 2 Keyed Alike |
When riding your motorcycle, most of us use a helmet. But once at your destination, what to do with your helmet? If you've got big panniers, top case or other storage systems, you can place your helmet there.
But if you don't have a storage system on your bike, these helmet locks will come in handy. There are two locks, so you can tie-up your pillion's helmet, and one key opens both locks.
Amazon US: US$ 12.95
|Kolpin Fuel Pack Jr |
Having spare fuel in the garage can be heaven sent. Often we tend to arrive in the garage running on fumes, since we were too tired, or lazy, to go and tank up before riding our motorcycle back home. I know... I've done that often enough.
Now you can keep a spare fuel pack in the garage, just in case... 1.5 gallons..
Amazon US: US$ 31.99
|Xena XX-14 Motorcycle Disc Lock with Alarm |
A good disc lock, specially one with an integrated alarm, is always welcome. Motorcycles are stolen every few seconds, and the more you can protect them, the safer they are. Use big U-locks is great, but they tend to take up a lot of space when not in use.
A disc lock is fitted to the motorcycle wheel, and should fit any type, unless is a very special wheel... when someone moves the bike, an ear piercing alarm goes off. So even if someone lifts the motorcycle, trying to steal it, you'll be warned.
Amazon US: US$ 103.46
|Hairy R's Helmet Mohawk |
A bit of fun on the road. Why have to use a motorcycle helmet that shows no personality? The Helmet Mohawk makes it fun.
Choose our of the 9 colors available and stick the mohawk onto the helmet. The mohawk has been test up to 200 mph!
Amazon US: US$ 19.95
Alternatively, you can have a look at our Amazon USA Motorbiker Store or our Amazon UK Motorbiker Store .