There is nothing like knowing the owner of a company that makes some really top-notch accessories for ADV bikes. Dave from Motooverland aka MOD not only is a great rider himself that tests all of his gear but a really nice guy in general. I rode with him all day at the Dual Sport BC Spring ride on Sunday, March 25th, 2012 and what a respectful leader of a group that was a big as 8 at one time. Dave lives in Vancouver, BC and takes his time developing key items for bikes that make sense and lasts. His skid plate, newly re-released tool box, side stand foot print and rear rack are perfect accessories for your bike. Have a look at his website
and see for yourself. If you have any questions Dave is good to answer them and he ships all over the place. See video!
Not sure what to call this….I guess a crash More pics and video to come from today’s Newbie Dual Sport BC Spring Ride….it was awesome. No damage to me, Leslie or the bike!
or if you prefer
Cheryl is sleeping in and I am heading out to the annual Spring ride sponsored by many local businesses and of course Dual Sport BC. Here is what I can expect for the bigger ADV bikes and I will probably be the only grrl riding an ADV bike. If there are any other grrls there they will most likely be on a dirt bike. That is at least what I have seen in the past on these rides. Too bad more grrls do not get out. Hopefully if I don’t crash I can get some decent pics and video. Wish me luck!
The EZ C Loop
No Iceland in the cards for us this year…but one year we have to ride here!
Trying to look for part 4….will post the videos as I find them!
Make sure you watch the video…nice review…I am sure many more to come…I like this one! They mention 10,000 service intervals and 20,000 in between the major ones…same as BMW basically so not so new to the ADV bikes nowadays. Most new engines are requiring less time being “serviced”. Change your oil and all is good. Just kidding there is more to it. I like the shaft idea…no lubing chains…while in Alaska it was almost impossible to keep lube on our chains…this is a sweet bike no doubt. How do you turn the ABS on and off on this bike? Can’t seem to find my answer anywhere unless I am totally over looking it.
Hilde is holding down the fort at MotoUSA’s Southern Oregon HQ. With world-class dirt bike and ATV trails just minutes away, the hardest part is getting him to focus on the keyboard. Two wheels or four, it doesn’t matter to our Off-Road Editor so long as it goes like hell in the dirt.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Do you agree??????????
Friday, December 30, 2011
Triumph manufactured a lot of hype for the Tiger 800, so it was a real treat to discover the British mount lived up to expectations. Not just a shrunken version of its big brother Tiger, the 800 was a purpose-built Adventure bike. Triumph even obliged an off-road oriented version, the XC, which features wire-spoked wheels and is easily the most dirt-capable Trumpet produced by the modern Hinkley company.
You be the judge….is this a good review of the three BIG ADV bikes out there? No Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200? I guess we will have to wait for that review later.
Having issues trying to find a way to watch a live feed of the race while in New York and I imagine we will run into the same problems when we get back to Canada. So, the Tube is helping with highlights. One unfortunate death has happened all ready which from what I hear happens every year, someone does die. Hard to imagine going down there knowing that the odds of not going home are pretty substantial.
There is an app too for your phones…we have not downloaded this app but if you do please comment how it works.
DAKAR SMART PHONE APP HERE
The Denali Highway
Mile 42 on the Denali Highway is the Maclaren River Lodge owned and operated by Alan and Susie with their gracious host Heidi when we visited this lodge on our Alaskan Adventure Summer 2011. We arrived on a really rainy day, it was cold and we were hungry. As usual not really planning where and when we would stop we came across the Lodge. Settled into our rooms, Heidi gave us a space heater, went back to the restaurant, ate, used the WiFi and drank beer. Most impressively was we were able to get warm and were greeted by very nice folks. Continue reading
Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 11:26AM
Photos by Tom Riles and Brian Nelson
by Ken Freund
Yamaha has been selling this new Super Ténéré adventure-touring model in Europe for several years now and is finally bringing it to North America. Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”) is the word for “desert” in the language of the Tuareg tribe that resides in the region of the Sahara where Timbuktu is located. The first bike to carry the Super Ténéré name was the 1989 XTZ750 twin and it won the trans-Saharan Dakar Rally six times — so this new machine has good DNA! Continue reading
Heard about this bike from the BMW F800 RIDERS FORUM
2012 XT660Z Tenere adventure bike
2012 Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré