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
Remember if you are interested in buying from Revzilla simply clicking on the ad to the right of this post helps supports this blog! I have purchased the new Shoei RF 1200 to replace my Qwest that is now about 4 years old.
2014 March deals
Rox Low Pro 1 3/4″ Pivot Risers for 1 1/8″ Handlebars
MSRP $94 USD, I am asking $65 USD + shipping
****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
Did KLIM do what many of ADV grrls in general wanted? Thanks Colleen for pointing me to REVZILLA (look to your right and click on the RevZilla widget to check this suit out) who has the new KLIM Altitude Gore Tex Suit for women on their website. Due out March 1st, 2014, KLIM said they would introduce a suit for females, similar to the Misano Latitude and I have to admit this sure looks like it. Will they add black as an option? I can’t wait to try this on for size literally. I bought my Traverse gear in 2010 and I am ready to have a suit that fits better. Retail price on par with the guys…$569.99 for the jacket and $489.99 for pants. Not cheap but it’s female KLIM gear!!!! Thoughts????
We hope KLIM gets their act together and come out with a DUAL SPORT suit in female sizing that is the same quality as the guys in the very near future. We LOVE KLIM but it seems other companies such as BMW are a head of the game treating grrls as equals when it comes to the ADV suits.
I like this guys approach to practicality and riding…but I like the electronics and extras…;-)
Some will agree with me and some will barge in against me, and this is somehow natural after I openly ask: don’t you all think there’s too much electronics in the new motorcycles? Continue reading
Hmmmm…I would just take my 1200 to AltRider and have them install them ;-)….good instructional video though.
Riding in Vancouver, BC almost 365 days a year we can agree that this article gives a great advise to being a successful commuter. We always have waterproof gloves with us but even H20 proof gloves can pack it in on some days. Back up gloves can save a life..we bring sometimes up to three sets of gloves. Hippo Hands are also a fantastic way to stay warm and dry…I know they are not beautiful but oh so practical…
October 10, 2013
By Sean MacDonald
Commuting by bike saves you time and money and is also more effective than a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning. Use these tips to get the most of your trip to and from work, this is how to commute on a motorcycle.
Commuting to work requires you to ride in a myriad of different weather conditions. Even in a climate as mellow as Southern California, my commute ranges from dark, low 40-degree mornings to sunny, 95-degree afternoon rides depending on the time of year. Varied conditions mean you’ll need appropriate gear for all types of weather. We recommend the Aerostich Roadcrafter riding suit, as it can be made to fit all weather conditions and can be worn over anything. As a bonus, it’s been specifically designed to avoid wrinkling a business suit worn underneath. But, if you aren’t able to spring for that, a good winter jacket and gloves could do the trick. You can also add the following as needed: Continue reading
There is something about the name “Ninja” that makes me want to ask Kawasaki to change it. Personally I really do not like it and not sure why. Again a nice addition for consumers adding more choice for less money.
Motorcyclist, October 01, 2013
Stand back a few feet and you might think of the Ninja 1000 ABS as the middle sibling between the Concours 14 and the ZX-10R, which is precisely what Kawasaki wants you to believe. That illusion gets a big shot of throttle now that the Green Team has given the Ninja ‘thou a set of dealer-installed hard bags that look nothing like afterthoughts. Continue reading
Being able to adjust this shield off road was awesome! Allowed for great air flow and stability!
So far I am hearing this works well with a mesh jacket…any real world experience with jackets like the KLIM Traverse out there? In hot weather ATGATT is how we ride and this is one way to keep the core cool. No different from wearing heated gear in the winter.
Enough said….even if it is over 30C or 90F…as most would say dress for the FALL….or don’t ride…just my opinion.
Powerful story about lessons learned….
SOURCE: FRZOnline WIKI
One Year Has Passed
It’s hard to look in the mirror and think that my scars are already an entire year old. Touching my stomach and rib cage, I can’t imagine looking this way and feeling this pain for the rest of my life. I still feel as if at any moment I will wake up from this terrible dream and be comfortable in my own skin once again. Knowing that it’s real, that there is nothing I can do to change it, I am reminded of my mistakes every minute of everyday. I am also reminded how lucky I am to be alive as I close my eyes and remember why I still feel pain after an entire year of healing. Imagining that if I had not survived the accident, I wouldn’t have anything to touch at all, I smile when my fingers run over a thick layer of scar tissue in place of my once soft skin. I know my life has a purpose, and I strive everyday to live up to the task that has been placed at my feet.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning even through my blurred vision. I was on the back of my friend Shaun’s GSXR 750 and was excited to be on a sport bike, even if it was as a passenger, after a long streak of no riding whatsoever. I had shed my prescription glasses for a pair of sunglasses, my cowboy hat for an oversized helmet, and quickly thrown on a pair of capri jeans, tennis shoes, and a sweatshirt over my bikini. I thought nothing of the fact that I had practically no protection against the asphalt if anything were to happen. I figured that we couldn’t get into a wreck; it simply wouldn’t happen to me. It’s amazing how fast life came at me that day.
Approaching mile marker seven on highway 550, I noticed that I had to start fighting the wind to stay behind Shaun without pulling on him too much. I placed my hands on the gas tank and pushed myself into him as much as possible without crowding him. As we came around to the right and went down the hill, we kept accelerating. I was scared, but thought I could handle the force of the wind as it suddenly picked up much more than in the moments before. I started to slide back on the seat and felt the cool air fill the small space between my chest and Shaun’s back. Continue reading