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THIS Friday and Saturday the Victory Demo Truck is HERE!

More tips for Riding in Extreme Heat

Don’t forget that once the temperature gets above your body temperature (~99°F / ~37°C), you don’t want to be wearing a mesh jacket. You want to zip up all of your vents and keep as much of your skin covered as possible. Hot air hitting your skin at a temperature higher than your body temperature will heat up your skin and dehydrate you faster than you’ll know it’s happening.

Cover your neck with a soaking wet bandana, wet down your T-shirt, and stop often to re-soak both. Drink way more water than you think you’ll need.

Heatstroke is a very real possibility on a motorcycle, and at high temperatures, mesh clothing will not help with this. If you do wear a mesh jacket in these temps, make sure you have a Camelbak or some sort of hydration system, and drink water constantly.
There are two big things at work here.

1.Evaporation and
Both deal with sweating. Let’s look at each one separately. But first, a quick primer on sweat.  Sweat happens when your body transfers heat from itself into the air. When sweat evaporates, it cools down the surface of your skin.

OK, on to evaporation. Evaporation can only happen when there’s less moisture in the air than on your skin. So if you are in a big hot stinky swamp pit, evaporation ain’t gonna do much for you. If there is no evaporation happening, your body will stop sweating. This is very bad, and you will soon be very unhappy as your body overheats.

So now you are thinking, “won’t closing your vents ensure that your suit becomes a big hot stinky swamp pit? Aren’t you ensuring that you’ll raise your core temperature too much because your sweat can’t evaporate?” If you are hard-core enough to ride in extremely hot weather when the humidity is high, let’s face it: nothing is going to be a perfect solution. At that point, you get yourself shade and water, and often. Also, assuming you’re touring, try riding at night or at higher elevations. However, in most of our daily lives, this isn’t going to be an issue. No one’s jacket is windproof (we all wish it was, especially in the wintertime!), so unless your idea of gear is Saran Wrap, your skin is going to be able to breathe and your sweat is not going to stop evaporating 100%.

So, on to our second idea: insulation. Earlier, we established that sweat is the body’s way of transferring heat from itself to the air. This can only happen if the air is cooler than the body. Otherwise, the skin will draw heat from the air. Why is this a problem? It’s called vasodilation. The idea here is that as the body heats up, blood vessels enlarge to circulate more blood to the skin. Normally, this is good because the evaporative cooling process cools down the skin, and therefore, the blood. However, if your sweat evaporates too quickly and dries out, the skin absorbs heat from the air, which then actually heats up your blood. Mmm, nice hot blood circulating all over your body—especially up into your brain.

By zipping up your vents, you provide a layer of insulation between your skin and that hot air. By keeping your clothing wet, you augment your sweat and keep your skin (and therefore blood) cool. One thing mentioned in particular is a bandana. You could actually use a Cool Tie, which is a bandana-like tube filled with paraffin crystals that hold water much longer than cotton. In desert conditions,  soak this Cool Tie and wrap it around your neck while riding. It keeps the blood flowing to your brain cool, and helps keep your head on straight. It’s very easy to become confused when in the early stages of heatstroke, and keeping your blood cool is one big way to combat this.

To reiterate that this is only really applicable when the ambient temperature is above your body temperature. Also,  nothing against mesh jackets, but in extreme, 99°F+ / 37°C+, conditions, you have to be prepared to go into desert survival mode, which, includes zipping up vents and keeping the hot air and sun off of your skin. No matter what your opinion on the vents, it should also include frequent stops, lots of water (and/or some sports drink that replaces electrolytes and sugars you loose as you sweat), and lots of shade. If you’re not willing or able to make those sorts of preparations when riding in 99°F+ / 37°C+ weather, take the car or stay home. That isn’t being a big pansy; it’s being smart and safe.

Riding Season Hours are HERE!

It’s that Time of Year again!

Dick Scott Classic Motorcycles NEW Riding Season HOURS:
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Don’t miss Dick Scott Classic Motorcycles …

We will be at the 2011 Progressive International Motorcycle Show
at the Suburban Collection Showplace
(Formerly the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi)

January 7th, 8th and 9th, 2011
Friday, January 7, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, January 8, 9:30am – 8:00pm
Sunday, January 9, 9:30am – 5:00pm

The largest motorcycle show series in the world – features hundreds of new bikes, scooters and entertainment for the entire family. The show makes 11 stops across the U.S., allowing powersports enthusiasts from across the country to see the latest and greatest innovations, products and services, as well as the hottest new motorcycles, custom bikes, ATVs, scooters and more.

International Motorcycle Show Coming January 2011!

It’s Almost Here!!
The International Motorcycle Show- the largest motorcycle show series in the world – features hundreds of new bikes, scooters and entertainment for the entire family. The show makes 11 stops across the U.S., allowing powersports enthusiasts from across the country to see the latest and greatest innovations, products and services, as well as the hottest new motorcycles, custom bikes, ATVs, scooters and more.
It’s coming to MICHIGAN
Friday, January 7th – 9th 2011!!
Show Hours:
, January 7
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, January 8
9:30am – 8:00pm
Sunday, January 9
9:30am – 5:00pm
Dick Scott Classic Motorcycles will be there!! We’re bringing it ALL ! Come see our Indian, Big Dog & Victory Motorcycles, Apparel, Accessories AND MORE!
Stop by and See Jeff Scott and be enterend to WIN A FREE GIFT CARD!!
If you’re looking for a fun way to start the year and escape the winter weather, the Rock Financial Showplace is the “Place” to be!!
Rock Financial Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48374
All Halls


2nd Annual Charity Ride and Chili Cook-Out

2nd Annual Plymouth Chili Cook-OutDowntown Plymouth was the place to be this past Sunday, October 10th! The Second Annual Chili Cook-Off was a great sucess.

Dick Scott Classic Motorcycles was there along with the Big Dog Demo Truck. We had a fantastic weekend with lots of great events.
It started with the Big Dog Demo Truck at our Canton location Friday and Saturday then we all headed over to the Chili Cook-off Sunday!
The streets were packed with people and lots of amazing Bikes! Visit our Facebook Page to see pictures from this past weekends events!

The Big Dogs are Coming!

Dick Scott Classic Motorcycles in Canton is pleased to play host to the Big Dog Demo Truck on Friday, October 8th, and Saturday, October 9th! Be sure to stop in and check out the new line of bikes.

Can’t make it on the 8th or 9th?

The Big Dogs will be making an appearance at the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off & Charity Ride in Downtown Plymouth on Sunday, October 10th! Be sure to come out and join in on the fun. The weather this weekend is predicted to be perfect for EVERYTHING! Let’s wind down the season in style!

Bike Night – Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

The Hottest Bike Night in Canton!
Wednesday Bike Nights
at Bailey’s Pub & Grille – Canton

*Join us Tomorrow – WEDNESDAY, August 11th from 6pm-10pm at
Bailey’s Pub & Grille on Canton Center Rd & Ford Rd*

Don’t miss a thing!
Drink Specials, Great Food, Neurotic Ink will be back,
your chance to WIN the “People’s Choice” Bike Show,



Don’t miss a THING!

Tomorrow Starts our Open House Week!! We will have our Big Dog Demo Truck on site
this weekend and WRIF’s Meltdown and Sarah the WRIF Rock Girl
will be here Saturday from 11am-1pm.

Then Kenny Mack’s Black Jack Band will be performing Live from 12pm-4pm on Saturday!!

Visit and see our calender of events!


Open House Week is coming up FAST!

OPEN HOUSE WEEK – MAY 14 – 23, 2010

Stop by every day during Open House Week and join in on the fun.
We will have FREE Food and Refreshments!


OPEN HOUSE WEEK ONLY get $500 of FREE Apparel/Accessories with ANY NEW BIKE PURCHASE(excluding scooters).

WRIF & WCSX will be here!

And don’t miss a chance to get your DEMO RIDE on your Favorite Bike all week long!

Visit and check out our calender to see what days each Demo Truck is on site!