From the monthly archives:

September 2011

Editor’s note – We have long been fans of Competition Accessories. They are a mail order motorcycle superstore, but not just in it for the money. True their prices are typically the lowest, but they have been in it for the long haul, and consistently give back to the (small) world of motorcycling. Fifty years ago was 1961. So many other retail stores have sprung up since then. Some have come and gone. Some are still here. But there is a reason why Compacc is still around and growing, even in this economy. — Jeff

Competition Accessories is celebrating its 50th Anniversary October 8th with an open house party and sale at their South Carolina Catalog Outlet Superstore and distribution center. The first 200 attendees will receive a free 50th Anniversary commemorative t-shirt and everyone will be treated to free hot dogs and pop during the day. Distribution Center and office tours will be available for those interested. Helmet, apparel and aftermarket accessories manufacturers will be on hand offering new product demos and information for customers. To celebrate the 50th year, many items will be marked up to 50% off for that one day.


There will be Online events that day also. Starting the week of the Celebration, they will conduct an online Charity Auction to benefit Ride for Kids / Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  Many vendors have provided generous donations to be auctioned off for charity in addition the Competition Accessories collection of vintage posters and motorcycle collectibles will be offered.  Also, the winner of the online customer voting for the most important event in the last 50 years of motorcycling will be announced.

James Conetta, Marketing Director and a 15 year Competition Accessories veteran “ It’s an honor to work with a company that’s been around this long serving Motorcyclists through many industry changes.  With the average business lasting maybe 7 years and internet start-ups coming and going every week, it says a lot about our employees, loyal customers and vendors who have supported our longevity and growth.


Online Charity Auction Benefiting Ride For Kids Charity

The Ride for Kids® program supports the efforts of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® (PBTF) to find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors. Come join thousands of your motorcyclist friends at events around the country to make a difference in children’s lives!   Visit for more information on the charity or to make a direct donation. ( approx 28,000 kids are living with a primary brain tumor diagnosis )

We are happy to offer some great products for auction.  Including a  Shoei X-12 Ben Bostrom Helmet with a Ben Bostrom signed shield (retail of $800+) from Shoei Helmets.  Plus many other great products from vendors like Chatterbox, Olympia, Firstgear, Bell Helmets, Scorpion Helmets and more.  The auction will be run online starting on 10-4-2011 and ending on 10-11-2011.  Remember, all net proceeds go to the Charity, so bid early and bid often.  Here is your opportunity to help save a child’s life.


Online Poll to Decide the most Important Event in the last 50 years of Motorcycling visit our Motorcycle Blog

Competition Accessories
Motorcycle Outlet Superstore
Rock Hill, South Carolina
( click for a Map and Directions )


How we got started!

Warren Bales, then a tuner of Corvair rally cars, decided to branch out into the motorcycle business.  Soon his business outgrew the little garage and was moved into the new store on highway 68 just north of Xenia in the mid 60′s. (click here to read more )


Shoei Funds Critical Braking Portion of MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study

by JeffSeptember 12, 2011 Uncategorized

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 – It was with the generous support of Shoei Safety Helmet Corp. that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® was able to include braking instrumentation in its unprecedented, one-year-long MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study. Designed to provide comprehensive, real-time, routine-riding, near-crash, pre-crash and actual-crash data that is currently unavailable, the study was [...]

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Congress to hold hearing on bills related to National Monuments

by JeffSeptember 11, 2011 Uncategorized

On September 13, 2011, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, chaired by Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), will hold a hearing on several bills, including H.R. 302, H.R. 758, H.R. 817, H.R. 845, H.R. 846 and H.R. 2147, related to National Monuments. These bills would allow greater transparency and more input from states [...]

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U.S. lawmakers say new kids’ off-highway vehicle law will save jobs

by JeffSeptember 4, 2011 News

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Federal lawmakers involved in the repeal of a de facto ban on the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) say the new law will help U.S. businesses, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, and Rep. G.K. Butterfield [...]

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