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
Another honest story about why we all should wear gear all the time…ATGATT!
SOURCE: RIDE APART
June 7, 2013
By Scott Pargett
Our friend Scott is what most people would consider a stylish young man. The other day, he had a 70mph get off in the kind of gear that works almost as well on a bike as it does in a bar. Did the skinny jeans and the armor he stitched into a jacket himself actually hold up? — Ed. Continue reading
by FYRWRX on Wed May 15, 2013 12:28 pm
It’s often said that there are two types of riders; those that have crashed and those that will do so eventually. The interesting aspect of this oft-quoted statement is the predilection of riders to hold tightly to the belief that the “crash” experience will never happen to “them”. It’s human nature to deny ourselves acceptance of situations or experiences that are horrifying, scary, traumatic, and downright dangerous. We all want to believe that those “bad things” will happen to someone else; someone who is doing something that they shouldn’t be doing or something that the other person wasn’t prepared for – How many times have we looked at another motorcycle rider and said: “There’s an accident waiting to happen!” We are making an assumption based on some behavior or appearance that the “bad thing” will only happen to those other people. Continue reading
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