Archive for July, 2011

Held Warm n Dry

Jul 31, 2011 View Comments by

Most touring riders know that Held makes some of the finest motorcycling gloves on the market. Its jackets and pants have the same attention to detail and quality, but compared with the competition Held gloves excel even more. The Warm n Dry gloves do just as the name implies. Extra layers and lining on the […]

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Special Harley Exhibit

Jul 29, 2011 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museumâ in Milwaukee is gearing up for an exhibit dubbed “Weird Wild Wonders,” which will showcase exotic motorcycling oddities and secret prototypes. Artifacts will include experimental motorcycles that never made it to market to weird products that were sold. The exhibit will cover about 8,000 square feet and will also include rare films […]

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Edelweiss Bike Travel – Death Valley Biker Meeting 2011

Jul 29, 2011 View Comments by

When: October 21-23, 2011 Where: Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley (760) 786-3353 Why: Meeting of past and future participants of Edelweiss tours to ride together and get to know each other. More specifically, get feedback from riders who have taken an Edelweiss tour. What: Festivities include 2 nights lodging at the Furnace Creek Ranch, a […]

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Who’s going to Sturgis?

Jul 28, 2011 View Comments by

It’s about that time of year again. Sturgis is just around the corner. Are you making this epic journey this year? Have you ever been? Please share your past experiences and what to expect in the comment section below. It will be my first time to Sturgis, and I am excited. I truly believe every […]

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Catalina GP Off for 2011, On for 2012

Jul 27, 2011 View Comments by

The Catalina Grand Prix, which returned to California in 2010 after a 52-year hiatus, has not been approved by the Catalina City Council for 2011. The Santa Catalina Island Co. and city of Avalon, however, have announced that there will be a greatly expanded Catalina Grand Prix for 2012. The event is slated to be […]

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No-Mar Scratch-Proof Tire Changers and Accessories

Jul 27, 2011 View Comments by

I’ve had a new set of tires for my Kawasaki KLR™ in the garage for about six months, but I’ve been procrastinating taking the bike and tires to my mechanic for mounting. Along comes the No-Mar tire changer for testing, which seems like the perfect solution for my tire-changing indolence. After UPSâ deposits the package […]

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North to Alaska – Planning the trip

Jul 26, 2011 View Comments by

If you’ve been following my RoadRUNNER blog you know that over the past couple of years I’ve begun to realize that I’m getting older, which is more than just marking off days on a calendar. Even though I don’t feel it, I’m coming up on my 62nd birthday, and the sad fact of the matter […]

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Manufacturers Donate to Japan Disaster

Jul 26, 2011 View Comments by

Japan’s major earthquake and tsunami affected Honda’s motorcycle production and killed at least one worker at the Tochigi R&D facility. Honda donated $3.7 million toward relief and recovery and provided 1,000 portable generators and fuel to those affected by the disaster. Other companies have stepped up as well. The Harley-Davidson Foundation has made a $250,000 […]

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Joe Rocket Trench Jacket

Jul 25, 2011 View Comments by

Joe Rocket’s trench is a versatile, all-weather riding jacket and rain pants combination, which consists of a mesh jacket with a removable trench-coat-length waterproof outer layer. The rainproof outer jacket has three external pockets and Velcro-adjustable cuffs, and the included rain pants can be stored in a special pocket when not needed. The outer jacket […]

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The Joys of Camping Honey – I Shrunk Our Stuff

Jul 23, 2011 View Comments by

My campground neighbors must have enjoyed the show, watching the idiot, yours truly, wander over to a small coffee pot sitting on the ground, lift the lid, and peer into it every couple of minutes. They were probably somewhat bewildered as I poured steaming water into two cups, brewing some Starbucks instant coffee for my […]

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Victory Storms Sturgis

Jul 23, 2011 View Comments by

Victory Motorcycles is making its presence felt at the 71st Annual Sturgis Rally in 2011. In addition to their unique downtown Sturgis location, Victory will have its largest ever test fleet available for demo rides. As an official Sponsor of the Sturgis Legendary Buffalo Chip, Victory will be participating in Chip activities all week and […]

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All Talk or Do They Walk the Walk? What’s Your Experience With the New BMW K 1600 GT & GTL?

Jul 21, 2011 View Comments by

The all-new BMW K 1600 GTL touring and GT sport-touring models are finally making their way to dealers and to the public. During our touring weekend in Staunton, Virginia, we saw some readers already had new BMW K 1600 models, which they were riding, and seemed to be pleased with them. We’d like to hear […]

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KLR 650 1986-07 Adventure Touring Wind Screen

Jul 20, 2011 View Comments by

TCI Products (a division of Turbo City) is offering an innovative new touring wind screen for model-specific first-generation Kawasaki KLRs. It provides improved wind protection over stock and many other aftermarket products. The TCI screen mounts to a sturdy metal bracket on the headlight bezel; the stock piece is not removed. Air funneling through the […]

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Taking That Epic Trip

Jul 19, 2011 View Comments by

“You work and work for years and years, you’re always on the go You never take a minute off, too busy makin’ dough Someday, you say, you’ll have your fun, when you’re a millionaire Imagine all the fun you’ll have in your old rockin’ chair Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think Enjoy yourself, while […]

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The incredible shrinking camera

Jul 18, 2011 View Comments by

Conventional wisdom says that if you have to step up to a bulky dSLR if want high quality photographs. But in the last couple of years, Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony have challenged that wisdom, with ever-shrinking cameras that support interchangeable lenses and good image quality. Next up, Pentax, with their Lillipution Q: To perform this […]

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