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The Equilibrialist launches the Maska for Retro Full Face Helmet Owners

Aug. 23, 2016 | Rahoul Ghose

Continuing LA Motorcyclist’s efforts to highlight Los Angeles-based moto entrepreneurs, event organizers, photographers and artists, this week we are honored to introduce a brand new product to LA riders, courtesy of Neo Melanthiou and his company The Equilibrialist.

Owners of retro full face helmets now have a brand new and innovative option for eye protection.

LA’s latest addition to the motowear industry – The Equilibrialist – this week launched ‘the Maska,’ a loupe/visor for three helmets: the Ruby Castel, Biltwell Gringo and Nexx X.G100.

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Tim Flynn Memorial Ride Gallery

Aug. 16, 2016 | Photos: Rob Price

Friends and family honored the memory of Timothy Daniel Flynn (@tflynn64) Aug. 13 with a ride to celebrate his life. The event started at Deus ex Machina in Venice and headed to the lookout in Palos Verdes for a moment of silence and contemplation. Tim's love -- a modified 2014 Triumph Thruxton -- was along for the ride.

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Norton: It's Black and White

Aug. 6, 2016 | Photos: Rahoul Ghose

Every motorcycle enthusiast has at least one bike that evokes an impassioned emotional connection to two-wheeled travel. Some are lucky enough to own those bikes ... some just dream about them. Then there's the Norton Commando 961 ...

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Chains 'n' Sprockets ... Belt Drive Adjustment & Care

Aug. 3, 2016 | Jeff King

The second installment of C'n'S with Jeff King doing the wrenching

With proper care, drive belts can last significantly longer than drive chains, potentially for the life of the bike. Regular inspections of the belt’s condition and ensuring that it has the correct amount of deflection (tension) play pivotal roles in the life of the belt and also to the other drive train components on your motorcycle.

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LAMotorcyclist.com D73 Leather Jacket Contest Winner

Aug. 2, 2016 | LA Motorcyclist

AND WE HAVE A WINNER ... Congratulations go out to Sean Dorsey (@denimdorsey2) from San Diego, CA, who wins his choice (style, size and color) of a D73 leather jacket (subject to availability) ... and a new LA Moto Tee and pin. Sean, check your email for instructions on how to receive your prize package.

Preview D73's wide range of men's and women's jackets at d73usa.com, which features an incredible lookbook as well as details on every jacket the company offers this season.

Thank you to all who entered the contest -- by far LA Motorcyclist's most successful to date -- and stay tuned for our next exciting promo offer, coming soon.

RULES AND ELIGIBILTY: Entrants had to be from the US to qualify. All personal information (name, email address, etc) will not be shared with any outside parties. The info will only be used by LA Motorcyclist and D73 to market to you at a future date, at which point you will have the opportunity to opt out of any further email correspondence.

Contest ran from July 1 through August 1, 2016. The winner was contacted by email or phone. Only one entry per email was accepted. The winner was drawn August 2, 2016. Prize package was valued at approximately $600 US.

ATWYLD: Inspired by the void, built for the voyage™

Aug. 2, 2016 | By Rahoul Ghose | Photos Mike Pham

Necessity is often the Mother of Invention ...

Babes Ride Out icon Anya Violet and partners Corinne LanFranco and Jaime Dempsey decided more than a year ago to address the lack of moto wear available to women riders head on by creating their own line of clothing.

"The idea for ATWYLD came when the three of us were riding Angeles Crest one day," Violet said. "We stopped for lunch at Newcomb's Ranch and as we sat down to eat, we noticed that all three of us were wearing black skinny jeans with zero protective qualities and fashion leather jackets that would likely split right open in the event of an unexpected slide. We talked about how proper technical apparel for female motorcyclists was severely lacking when it comes to versatility on and off the bike."

Armed with their extensive riding experience and varied backgrounds in the apparel industry, the trio decided that day to remedy the situation.

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Jim Downs Memorial Gallery

July 22, 2016 | Photos André Pinces

We celebrate Jim Downs' upcoming 44th birthday (July 31) and life with a collection of photos taken by his close friend, fellow adventurer and photographer André Pinces. The images epitomize Jim's Hemingway-esque passion for pursuing 'the road less traveled,' and a life lived to its fullest. We will miss Jim's enthusiasm, kindness and lust for life. May the off-trails and editing booths in heaven be just as satisfying. Jim's family has chosen a specific charity for all donations made in his honor: Fat Kitty City Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund.

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Photographer Spotlight

Chris Medak

Los Angeles

André Pinces

Los Angeles

Zane W. Levitt

Los Angeles

Dayne Ashbaugh

Los Angeles

Heidi Zumbrun

Los Angeles

Joseph Abramo

Los Angeles

Nick Nakahara

Los Angeles

Shane Crocker

Los Angeles

Armin Adams

Los Angeles

Ben Zales

Los Angeles

Ron Geren

Venice, CA

Guy Mokia

Los Angeles, CA

Jose Gallina

Los Angeles, CA