Motorcycling Through the Great State of New York

It was my first visit to New York. I’d arrived at the state line, alone, expecting to meet up with my brother and sister-in-law at some point in the next couple of days as they rode down from Maine, but for the time being, I was a lone wolf on the country roads, sheltered by a canopy of red, orange, and yellow leaves. We’d chosen October specifically for this reason, for the changing New England leaves, and for the cooler riding conditions. I wanted to get some good riding in before we needed to switch over to heated riding gear.

New York Motorcycle Trip

But, frankly, as excited as I was, I was also a little nervous. A single woman riding around the back roads all alone? The bike usually scared off most rabble rousers, but it could attract a totally different set. I was only interested in twisty, well-kept roads. Not in deflecting unwanted advances—or worse. Not that I had ever really had a problem before.


I decided to take the Sunrise Bypass to Montauk route and then double back and head north to meet up with my family after a couple of days of exploring. Equipped with just my map and a sandwich, I started off early in the morning, enjoying the crisp breeze in my hair, loving the sound of the air whipping past my face and the blur of the leaves as I raced along the twisty road. It was largely deserted, except for a group of three other motorcycle enthusiasts, who were taking their time, looking at the foliage. I gave them a wave as I went past and exchanged a peace sign with a portly gentleman who had the same make and model motorcycle as the mine.


There was also a tanker truck, jackknifed in the middle of the road, just as I came around a particularly thrilling twist. I slammed on the brakes without shifting down and heard something give inside the gearbox as I shuttered to a stop, almost losing stability and spinning out, just like this guy had obviously done.


He was alright, and so was the funky little sedan that hit him, but when I tried to get my bike going again, it was shot. Splendid. I’d be stuck on the side of the road for hours waiting for my brother to drive down here, and then it would take hours again for us to figure out the problem and somehow get the bike to a shop. That was the plan—until that gang of three other motorcyclists caught up with me.


They stopped and asked what was wrong and I sheepishly said that I didn’t know, embarrassed that though I’d been on this monster of a bike for six years, I wasn’t certain about what had happened. Luckily, the portly gentleman had been riding a lot longer and was far better equipped than I was. He scolded me for running down my gears, pulled a few from his extensive supply of extra parts, and I was on my way again, this time with three new companions. I am ever so thankful for the kindness of New York bikers.

Summer Motorcycle Gear Deals and Specials

Now that the riding season is fully under way, you may find yourself needing to replace an old, worn out piece of riding equipment with some brand new motorcycle gear. With these Summer Deals and Sales on motorcycle parts and apparel, you won’t need to empty your wallet gearing up. Motorcycle Saddlebags Deal of the Week

Closeout Motorcycle Boots

Viking Motorcycle Bags Sturgis Sale

Viking Bags Annual Sturgis Sale

Since Sturgis is right around the corner, we’ve launching our longest sale of the year. From now until August 17th, we’re going to be hosting our annual Sturgis sale. You’ll be able to take advantage of our great prices and get an additional 10% off as well. You still have time to order before you leave and you’ll also have time to order after you come back. Enjoy your trip and we’ll see you there!

From now until August 17th 11:59 PM PST, you’ll be able to take advantage of a discount of 5% by using our promo code: STURGIS.

Helmet City Clearance Motorcycle Gear


Fox Creek Leather Motorcycle Gear Clearance Sale!

These items include unclaimed custom orders, odd sized items, older items we’ve had in stock for a long time, or mislabled products. These items are priced to sell and are only available while supplies last. Pictures available upon request. Read below for our current list of available items.

Please Note: All Clearance Sale items are returnable if they do not fit; however, the customer is responsible for all return shipping fees. Due to the drastic reduction of these items there will be a 20% restocking fee on any returned item from the Clearance Sale. If you have any questions about any of the items below, please contact us.


Men’s Lined Motorcycle Chaps Was $282.00
Size: XS $119.00

Used. Chaps measurements Waist-27-32, Thigh-18.5, Outseam-37 Over 50% off!


Women’s 3 Snap Classic Motorcycle Vest Was $102.00
Size: XXS $55.00
Size: XS $55.00

This will fit a woman or girl with the following measurements: XXS is 31″ bust, 26″ waist, 17″ down the back. The XS is 32″ bust, 27.5″ waist and 17.5″ down the back. Over 45% off


Women’s 3 Snap Laced Motorcycle Vest Was $130.00
Size: XS $66.00

Will fit a woman or girl up to 32-33″ bust, 28-29″ waist. Measures 17.5″ down the back. Over 50% off


Women’s Riding Jacket Was $372.00
Size: XS $199.00

Over 45% off!


Women’s Braid & Dime Two-tone Vest Was $162.00
Size: XS $69.00

Will fit a woman or girl up to a 33″ bust, 30″ waist and it measures 20″ down the back body length. Over 55% off!


Women’s Classic Motorcycle Vest Was $120.00
Size: M $90.00

Made with genuine Buffalo Nickel Snaps. 25% off!


Women’s Reflector Jacket Was $464.00
Size: M long $299.00
Size: L long $299.00

Hidden front pockets. Reflective piping goes down the front chest to waist and down the back. Over 35% off


Women’s Sample Vest Was $110.00
Size: L $69.00

Two outside slant snap pockets, solid sides and two inside pockets. Will fit up to a 38″ bust, measures 20″ down the back body. Over 35% off


Men’s Leather Jean Jacket Was $462.00
Size: 60 $199.00

Discontinued style. Over 55% off


Women’s Sample Vest Was $120.00
Size: M $79.00
Size: L $79.00

Two outside zipper pockets and two inside pockets. Over 30% off


Men’s Classic Motorcycle Jacket II Was $508.20
Size: 48 $399.00

There are small blemishes in the leather on the back panel. Save over 20%


Milwaukee Ladies Afterburner Was $100.00
Size: 7.5 $50.00

These have been bought and returned. 50% off


Sportster Saddlebags Was $292.00
Size: na $204.00

NO YOKE. Quick Release Buckles. 30% off


Large Straight Saddlebags Was $339.00
Size: na $237.00

WITH YOKE. Quick release buckles. D-rings. 30% off


Men’s Lined Motorcycle Chaps Was $312.00
Size: XL $280.00

Will fit: Waist 40-46, Thigh 26, Outseam 42. Has 2 zippered pockets.


Men’s Leather Motorcycle Chaps Was $248.00
Size: S $223.00

Will fit: Waist 29-34.5, Thigh 21, Outseam 41.5. Has one right zippered pocket.


Men’s Leather Motorcycle Chaps Was $290.00
Size: M $261.00

Will fit: Waist 32.5-38, Thigh 22, Outseam 41.50. Braided yoke. Has two snap pockets. 10% off.


Men’s Leather Motorcycle Chaps Was $418.60
Size: 4X $376.00

Will fit: Waist 46-52, Thigh 29, Outseam 41. Two snap pockets.


Men’s Leather Motorcycle Chaps Was $305.20
Size: 2X/5X $274.00

Combo size XXL waist, XXXXXL Thigh. Tagged as a XXXXL. Chaps measure: Waist 43.5-49″, Thigh 30″, Outseam 42.5″ 10%off!


Men’s Leather Rebel Vest Was $249.00
Size: 46 $209.00

Made with the sunglasses slit in left chest pocket. Does not have front snaps, only zipper.


Classic Leather Motorcycle Chaps Was $207.90
Size: XS Long $187.00

Will fit: Waist 26-31.5″, Thigh 19.5″, Outseam 44″ 10% off!


Men’s Zippered Touring Vest Was $229.00
Size: 48L $184.00

Made with laced sides. 20% off


Men’s Leather Flight Jacket Was $538.00
Size: XXL $355.00

Made in BROWN leather. 34% off


Men’s Leather Blazer Was $368.50
Size: 52 $221.00

40% off! Will fit a chest up to 52″


Men’s Leather Rebel Vest Was $209.00
Size: 40 $188.00

Size 40, but tagged as a 42. LACED sides.


Men’s Buffalo Nickel Vest Was $189.60
Size: 52 Long $170.00

Slightly used. 10% off


Men’s Classic Motorcycle Jacket I Was $530.20
Size: 42 Long $477.00

Slightly used. No liner. 10% off.


Men’s Build Your Own Motorcycle Chaps Was $263.00
Size: XL $263.00

*1.6-1.8 Leather *Black Snaps * Gunmetal Buckle. Will fit a waist of 39-45″ Thigh 26″ and Outseam of 43″ 10% off!


Men’s Build Your Own Motorcycle Chaps Was $263.00
Size: XL $237.00

*1.6-1.8 Leather *Black Snaps * Gunmetal Buckle. Will fit a waist of 39-45″ Thigh 26″ and Outseam of 43″ 10% off!


Men’s Classic Motorcycle Jacket II Was $508.20
Size: 48 $406.00

USED. 20% off!


Classic Leather Motorcycle Chaps Was $189.00
Size: XL $160.00

Slightly used. Will fit a waist of 37-43″ Thigh 26″ Outseam 42.5″ 15% off!