COME ON KLIM!
Dear KLIM! You know we as advgrrls LOVE your gear, but let’s not over do it when it comes to PINK and calling us girls. We took your survey and I bet many did too. It’s grrls or women I mean really??? The pink piping might appeal to some but those who ride ADV bikes I hardly doubt will be interested in PINK, we just want good gear, equal to the guys that fit our bods!
This is just one part of the completely new 2013 line from Klim.
with 2013 KTM 690 Duke
The hyper-efficient Honda NC700X equipped for commuting by Twisted Throttle
Remember to take a look at our 2013 F800GS picture page! We add new one’s every so often! Up in the header is the link…;-)
January 26, 2013 - Schuberth announces the C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women, said to be “The First High Speed Flip-Up Helmet with Internal Antenna”.
Does this excite you? Including the intercom system this will be an over $1000 helmet….is your head worth it? Is this all hype?
I personally like the built in antenna for the Scala communications device. Seamless….we like! LOVE the PINK….Not!
We’ll have a C3 Pro with the Schuberth SRCS (Schuberth Rider Communications System) Bluetooth intercom system soon for a review (here’s the Schuberth C3 review), in the meantime, here’s an edited press release, photos and a video from Schuberth:
- Aerodynamics: Rear spoiler adds 8% additional downforce for greater stability at higher speeds.
- Aero-Acoustics: Reduced noise measured at 82 dB(A) is said by Schuberth to be their quietest flip-up helmet ever.
- Ventilation: New vent scoop increases airflow to over 2.5 gallons per second.
- Comfort: New plush liner materials enhance comfort and fit.
- Communications: Internal dual band antenna improves SRCS wireless connectivity.
Schuberth C3 Pro enhanced antenna system.
SOURCE: MPN Motorcycle & Powersports News
Nice recommendations…maybe not so much for the ADV bike but nonetheless still good info….
Each week, we present our readers with the best new products on the market. While all the gadgets, apparel and tools we share are valued by dealers, some simply stand above the rest. We’ve rounded up the most clicked items on our website, presenting you with the top 25 items of 2012.
1. Centramatic On-Board Wheel Balancers for Harley-Davidsons
2. Saddlemen Adventure Track Seat
3. Motonation Vemar Eclipse Night Vision Helmet
4. Midland BT Next Bluetooth Stereo Intercom
Touratech sure knows how to make a bike look ADV Like!
SOURCE: EXPEDITION PORTAL
Thursday, 10 January 2013 12:04 Paul Guillien
Having just returned from a ten day off-road expedition across the state of Colorado, Touratech-USA’s General Manager, Paul Guillien, reviews the ten essential Touratech accessories for the Yamaha Super Ténéré XT1200Z. These are parts Paul feels are necessary for anyone interested in riding their Super Tenere off-road, or on an extended adventure touring trip
Beware some pics are very graphic….this is my warning. Safety is something we take seriously and I truly appreciate the humility of this article and the pics to prove that wearing no protection and the theory that plain old jeans are better than nothing…well???? Just don’t work even a low-speed crashes…video at the end of the post too…thanks Deb & Gary!
SOURCE HELL FOR LEATHER
In the ranks of embarrassing pictures you could have posted on the Internet of yourself, I’m going to guess this one is close to the top. Yeah, that’s my ass, clearly visible through my shredded Y-fronts, rubbed raw and bleeding from sliding down the road. Those undies provided about as much protection as the Levis 511s I was wearing, which is to say none. This happened at around 35 to 40mph.
I am posting this article not because it’s JB but because it’s about a young stupid boy who might regret the power he owns and not being responsible for his body! Adults pay attention as well…;-) Better be warned now before something happens right???
Like, OMG! Justin Bieber rides a Ducati! Could he get any dreamier?
If we did not ride in the rain we would never ride in BC
click the pics
I get a lot of questions from guys and gals about transitioning from a street bike to a DS. I like this article but don’t totally agree about choosing bike size. You can go the route of buying a used smaller, lighter cc bike at first and practice. Or….you can sort of do what we did which was went with a 2010 BMW F650GS and just learned as we rode. What I mean is that buying a bike is not cheap. Most of the Bigger DS bikes are road worthy too. You can ease your way into the back roads with any bike you choose.
If you are not into buying used, smaller or lighter at first, go with something you will like for a while and see how it goes. It worked for us because we both knew in our hearts we wanted to be riding where the pavement ended. Our 650′s did us WELL. I got 60,000KM out of mine and Cheryl rode hers for 48,000KM.
We have bought way too many bikes before we found our passion. I should have listened to an old colleague of mine back in 2008 when he said to me, “Leslie you are sooooo not a street bike or cruiser grrl, you need to get a BMW 650.” If I listen to Scott back then we would have not went out and bought bikes that only liked to road and we would be only on our 4th bikes versus 13th.
Quite a few have asked me about our zippers and what to use when to going gets tough. My response based on advise given to me by a tailor is WAX. But, it seems no one believes me and they end up using some sort of lubricant which attracts dust and crap. I have found a video that supports my theory. One in which we practice too.
Addition of KLIM enhances Polaris offerings in the parts, garments and accessories market
THANKS DAVE for the heads up!
MINNEAPOLIS (December 6, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Teton Outfitters, LLC, a privately owned, Rigby, Idaho-based company which designs, develops and distributes KLIM Technical Riding Gear. Calendar year 2012 sales for KLIM are anticipated to approach $30 million. KLIM is an industry leader in technical riding gear. This acquisition adds KLIM to Polaris’ growing parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Posted on October 4, 2012 by TwistedThrottle.com
The 2013 Triumph Explorer is a bike that grabs attention with its intimidating stance and aggressive styling. We made it even more capable of handling the roughest terrain by outfitting the ’12 with products that provide greater protection, as well as goodies that increase comfort and expand its carrying capacity. This Explorer can now live up to its name with confidence.
Check out the Explorer 1200 video above. Videographer, Matt Buck, Industrial Designer, Nate Bastian, Master Installer, Shawn Johnson show how versatile the Explorer 1200 can be. 2013 Twisted Throttle Triumph Explorer 1200 Project Bike-Video Link
Recycled some old farkles from our BMW 650′s to the new 2013 F800GS…Cheryl’s bike is taking form…waiting still for hand guards from Barkbusters, getting Rox Risers Low pro for both bikes….they are on order…and still wondering which crash bars we will both get. TBD…researching the new and improved bars coming out for the new fairing. Jesse Luggage mounts went on just fine and we are both glad to be able to keep the luggage that we started all this ADV riding stuff with.
We are also waiting on Cee Bailey to update their shield for this bike!
Still have to install the permanent Gerbings temperature controller….
Super Shark GRIP BUDDIES
Seems like every year we get a new tent. In 2010 we bought one-off eBay a Sierra Design. Summer 2011 we decided we need more space and got a MSR Mutha Hubba. Continue reading