I find all these so fascinating…
I decided to purchase a new helmet as a gift to myself for my up and coming cross-country trip. I have been wearing a Shoei Qwest since 2011 which has been a great helmet for the price. Now….I will try the Shoei RF 1200. Just got it…so only impression is it feels quite a bit lighter than my Qwest, fits really snug in a good way and It was a PITA to install my Cardo G4 intercom mount but I think I got it on tight enough. Continue reading
|Although sighted by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1493 and claimed for Spain, it was the Dutch who occupied the island in 1631 and set about exploiting its salt deposits. The Spanish retook the island in 1633, but continued to be harassed by the Dutch. The Spanish finally relinquished Saint Martin to the French and Dutch, who divided it between themselves in 1648. Friction between the two sides caused the border to frequently fluctuate over the next two centuries, with the French eventually holding the greater portion of the island (about 57%). The cultivation of sugar cane introduced African slavery to the island in the late 18th century; the practice was not abolished until 1848. The island became a free port in 1939; the tourism industry was dramatically expanded during the 1970s and 1980s. In 2003, the populace of Saint Martin voted to secede from Guadeloupe and in 2007, the northern portion of the island became a French overseas collectivity. In 2010, the southern Dutch portion of the island became the independent nation of Sint Maarten within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.|
|The island of Saint Martin is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two independent states, the French territory of Saint Martin and the Dutch territory of Sint Maarten|
|Location:||Caribbean, located in the Leeward Islands (northern) group; French part of the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean Sea; Saint Martin lies east of the US Virgin Islands|
|Geographic coordinates:||18 05 N, 63 57 W|
|Area:||total: 54.4 sq km land: 54.4 sq km water: NEGL Continue reading|
Rox Low Pro 1 3/4″ Pivot Risers for 1 1/8″ Handlebars
MSRP $94 USD, I am asking $65 USD + shipping
Brand NEW, 16 inch lightly tinted F800GS (2013- ) shield which includes the BMW OEM bracket you need….
MSRP $189 USD, I am asking $140 USD – PREFER local PICK as shipping would be VERY costly.
We have adjusted the rake angle so it’s close enough to be effective, yet it still provides an ample amount of space between the rider and shield. These replacement shields incorporate a subtle reverse curve with a wider surface that pushes the air up and over the rider. The result is a shield that reduces or eliminates the torso blast and turbulent buffeting effects that’s associated with others. Continue reading
****SOLD****MSRP $169 USD I am asking $120 + shipping, if not sold in 48 hours I will post these on the ADV Riders & F800 Forum. I take paypal – MORE good stuff to follow
Pivot Pegz are high performance foot pegs incorporating a unique and precisely tuned, spring loaded pivoting action that allows the foot peg to pivot forward and backward and move with the natural motion of the rider’s feet. A computer designed spring holds the peg in its central (neutral) position and provides optimized resistance and shock absorpsion during the pivoting action. When forward or aft pressure is applied, the peg pivots in a smooth and predictable manner. When pressure is released the peg instantly returns to its central position. The spring loaded action of Pivot Pegz also provides valuable force feedback to the rider and assists in returning their feet to the central position. Continue reading
****SOLD***I have this on my bike, neatly installed by my dealer under my faux tank on the F800GS. I have so far connected to the PDM60 my GPS, heated gear and will eventually connect my Aux lights. All set to be turned off with the ignition key. **IF NOT SOLD IN 48 HRS WILL BE POSTED ON THE ADV RIDER AND F800 FORUMS***
Package only opened to take pictures. RETAILS $199 USD, I am asking $150 USD plus shipping.
Rowe Electronics PDM60 Power Distribution Module
This blog has been read in many parts of the WORLD…here are 2 maps showing the reach. I hope everyone who comes by finds interest in at least one post.
I am thankful and appreciate all the comments and how so many stop by….My SOLO trip is coming up in May.
After going back and forth as to where I should take my SOLO trip this year I think I have come up with a plan. Head East, go see my family and some friends and then head West. I think it’s doable…May 17 – June 16? Need to replace my SPOT CONNECT as my other one seems to like to eat batteries more than usual and the battery lid does not like to stay closed. So, new Connect on order and over the next few months I shall get the camping gear together, check out it twice, before I leave get the bike all tuned up with new K60 tires and off I will head into the USA and Canada. We did this trip, different route in 2010.
As usual I will try to do a live report from the road on the ADV forum or maybe just the F800 forum not sure yet and the BLOG, with updates on our Face Book page too. Should be fun to get out there on my own. I have taken shorter trips SOLO but not 12,000 KM’s worth. Continue reading
Best way to see Bald Eagles can be as simple as coming to BC, bring binoculars and watch….cheap…this is a video some local cable company made of our trip to see the bald eagle phenomenon that happens every fall/early winter here near our house. Have a look…I made the cut. I am the one in the video who says I am from NY. ;-)
Soon I will be posting some items Cheryl does not feel the need to have on her bike like I do…example Brand New In Box Garmin Zumo 390LM GPS
Pivot Pegz, risers, iPhone 4 charging cables, etc…stay tuned and I will post actual photos and prices asap. You will definately benefit from this “sale” as prices will be way cheaper than MSRP plus shipping.