We began the Open Road Leather and Accessories website in 2007 to provide customers with a source to purchase leather goods on-line. 

 We have contracts with many suppliers to market their goods to a wide audience of purchasers.

We showcase only quality products. Although leather is our focus, we also carry non-leather items, such as motorcycle helmets, stainless steel jewelry, and fabric clothing and bags. We keep our overhead low, so we can offer good prices.

The orders we get are shipped directly from the warehouses of our suppliers, usually within 24 hours of the receipt of the order. 

 REVIEW:

10-29-18:   I super appreciate the quick responses and the most excellent customer service you have offered, so I plan to keep the 3x that I have.  I will totally be recommending your website to anyone that is looking for riding wear in the future.  Thank you again.

Stephen Etherton

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1-19-19:  Good morning, 

I just wanted to thank you again for being extremely helpful yesterday evening. I look forward to doing future business with you as our MC club grows. 

 

Greg Brown "Rotti"

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Here is an article recommended by Kyle in Ms. Martin's class at Learning Haven School, who is learning about motorcycles. I thought our readers would enjoy it as well: https://www.carcovers.com/resources/types-of-motorcycles/

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Several of the jackets we offer are styled in the "Pistol Pete" style, which features a side entry gun pocket. Here is an article about the very interesting character from the history of the Wild West, US Marshall Frank Eaton, who invented the style. Enjoy.  Frank Eaton, US Marshall

"Pistol Pete" Jackets: 

https://www.openroadleatherandaccessories.com/contents/en-us/p3763_Pistol-Pete-Cowhide-Leather-Jacket.html
 
 
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Grace at  Teens4Safety  sent this article that our readers should find interesting and informative. 

Thank you, Grace

     
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

 

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Information provided by Matt Rhoney of Marks & Harrison Attorneys at Law in Richmond, VA for your consideration 

Motorcycle Enthusiasts and Technology: 8 Tips for Motorcycle Safety

What better way to explore the world than cruising through winding roads with the wind against your face? Riding a motorcycle is both exhilarating and gratifying, but it doesn’t have to mean that your life has to be at risk. There are important safety tips to keep in mind that can keep you safe while you ride. Check out these 8 tips.

 

1. Always Wear Your Helmet

The most important thing to remember when riding a motorcycle is to always wear your helmet. A full-face helmet that’s been approved by the Department of Transportation is the safest and most effective option. Motorcycle safety technology has improved greatly in recent years, and many helmets now include features such as rear-view cameras and GPS to help make your ride smoother. Riding without a helmet poses a huge risk for brain injury or fatality.

 

2. Ride with People You Know and Trust

No matter how safe you are on a motorcycle, it’s impossible to control other riders. Knowing and trusting the people you share a lane with is important. Riding with people who are intoxicated or like to show off on the road can put you in the line of fire.

 

3. Stand Out and Be Seen

Wearing bright colors and reflectors—particularly at night—can play a huge role in safety. The more noticeable you are on your bike the better. It’s easy enough for full-size vehicles to get caught in a blind spot, so when you’re on a motorcycle you have to be even more cautious.

 

4. Watch Out for Semi Trucks

Semi trucks can be a little intimidating for motorcyclists. Make sure to stay in view of their mirrors, and when possible avoid them altogether. It’s a good idea to pass by them when it’s safe to do so quickly.

 

5. Don’t Ride in Bad Weather

Rain and other inclement weather can make riding a motorcycle both difficult and dangerous. Not only will your vision be impaired, but the roads will also be slippery, making it tricky to ride safely. If it starts to rain, pull over under a bridge or into a gas station until it’s safe to head back out.

 

6. Be a Defensive Rider

With a rise in phone use behind the wheel, it’s imperative that motorcyclists pay extra attention to cars on the road. Be as alert as possible, so that if another driver is distracted, you’ll be able to defensively maneuver out of harm’s way.

 

7. Don’t Ride Tired

This may seem obvious, but it still has to be mentioned. It’s a good idea to stop ever 75 miles or so to stretch your legs and get the blood flowing. Taking small breaks every so often can help keep you energized and ready to ride.

 

8. Wear the Right Gear

Protective gear is crucial for a safe and comfortable ride. Leather jackets, pants and gloves that will protect you from the wind and debris are all must-have items. Additionally, if something does go wrong, you’ll have extra padding against the rough road. Not only do we have technology to thanks for helmets and gear, but the smart technology integrated into the motorcycle itself. Here are a few major milestone advancements thanks to technology:

·          Air bag clothing that deploys when sensors are triggered

·          Anti-lock braking systems

·          Adaptive headlights

·          Electric tire pressure monitors

·          Auto clutch and shift

·          Vehicle-to-vehicle communication

·          Electronic throttle control (ETC)

·          Satellite messengers

As the motorcycle industry continues to evolve, it’s safe to say that we can rely on technology to carry us through safely.  For more information on motorcycle safety, please visit: https://www.marksandharrison.com/blog/9-advancements-in-motorcycle-safety-technology-you-should-know-about/

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