Aerostich Branches Out

Aerostich has long been known as a purveyor of fine riding apparel.  But now it appears they’ve moved into other areas.  Areas that don’t seem closely related to their core competencies.

Aerostich Flip
Aerostich Flip

This new product is something called the “Flip”.  It’s a replacement for a regular license plate holder, and at the touch of a button, it flips the license plate down to display a custom message.

One of those messages is the “Lane Share Test” sign shown here.  I guess, if you live outside of California, and you want to split lanes at a traffic light, you could order this plate, and display it as you sneak between the lanes.  It looks all official and stuff.

I suspect it won’t look official enough for the local mounties to pull you over and ask you what the hell you think you’re doing, however.  And asking you exactly what you think you’re doing with a device that’s designed to hide your license plate at will.

I mean, if you have big, brass ones, and you’re willing to risk the ire of the local peaceforcers, go ahead.

But it seems like a high-risk thing to install on your bike.

Still, they have other messages you can buy which are a bit less…controversial.  Or, you can create your own custom message.

You’ve still got to get over the problem of a license-plate hiding device, but, if you’re willing to risk it…

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.