Touring Tip: Banishing the Aching Back

Sep 11, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle Touring Ergonomics –  Touring motorcyclists are often on the road from dawn until dusk, and riding for days at a time. To maximize enjoyment, riders need a mount that is set up as ergonomically comfortable as possible. Since each person’s body is different, a bike fresh off the showroom floor may not be configured […]

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Custom Seats from Bill Mayer Saddles

Apr 06, 2015 View Comments by

When you’re going to be traveling hundreds or thousands of miles on a motorcycle, comfort is extremely important. So, for many riders, a custom motorcycle seat is a must. Most aftermarket seats will offer some improvement over your stock seat, but for maximum miles there’s no substitute for a one-off throne made to fit your […]

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Touring Tip: Top Five Touring Accessories

Mar 13, 2015 View Comments by

Some bikes come with all of the touring accessories a rider could possibly want, but for many of us our bike requires a few additions. Having gone on many multi-day tours, I’ve developed a top five list in order of my own personal preference: A Comfortable Seat: It’s hard to imagine any other component on […]

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Review: National Cycle Windscreen Replacement

Mar 10, 2015 View Comments by

When I first started riding, I thought windscreens were dorky and shunned them, instead riding my Ironhead Sportster with bugs in my teeth. That lasted until I rode a motorcycle with a good screen at highway speeds in cold weather and rain! Now, I don’t want to be without one. My 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King […]

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Staying Comfortable When the Road is Long

Dec 13, 2014 View Comments by

Car drivers must really wonder what’s going on. I’m sailing down the highway with my chin nearly resting on the bars with my shins on the pegs. I’m just taking a quick stretch, but for the brief moment I’m in their vicinity, my fellow road-goers must think me rather odd. Sure it looks strange, but […]

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MotoMojo: Seat Height & The Factors That Contribute To It

Dec 03, 2014 View Comments by

It can be a real hassle to try to ride a bike that’s too tall for you—and it also can be very intimidating—particularly for newer riders who may be a little unsteady or nervous about balancing a heavy bike at a standstill. In many cases, a too-high seat is a real deal-breaker, when a potential […]

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Mustang Super Touring Seat Available for Older Models

Apr 29, 2014 View Comments by

Getting comfortable on a motorcycle can be especially challenging for those who fall into the “big and tall” category. For these riders, as well as those simply wishing for a bit more room, Mustang’s Super Touring Seat moves the rider further back on the motorcycle resulting in additional leg room and more comfortable reach to […]

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Product Review: Wunderlich Vario Wind Deflector

Nov 14, 2013 View Comments by

Virtually all OEM windscreens have a fixed upper edge that cannot be adjusted to meet individual rider requirements to eliminate wind turbulence and buffeting, hence the development of attachable wind deflectors. The folks at Wunderlich have taken the capabilities of these windscreen add-ons and elevated them to the next level. Although most of their products […]

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Saddlemen Custom Seat

Aug 16, 2013 View Comments by

One of my biggest complaints about riding our ’99 Triumph Speed Triple has always been the seat. Even though I prefer a hard seat to a softer one, the stock option just isn’t comfortable for a long day in the saddle, especially multiple days on the road. The Race Tech suspension is set up sporty, […]

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John Longo, the Motorcycle Seat Doctor

Feb 13, 2013 View Comments by

OEM seats are often cheaply made and can become uncomfortable during a long day in the saddle. This shortcoming in meeting touring riders’ needs has created a robust aftermarket for motorcycle seat makers. I’ve owned some of them and they usually are better-designed, made from higher-quality materials, and provide more long-distance comfort than an OEM […]

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Touring Tip: Be Comfortable

Jan 09, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcycle touring usually involves spending many hours on your bike out in the elements. This is what makes riding exhilarating, but it’s also more tiring than covering the same number of miles driving in a car. To fully enjoy your multi-day motorcycle adventure, you probably want to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Here […]

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Touring Tip: Selecting a Touring Motorcycle

Dec 13, 2011 View Comments by

You’ve been riding locally for a while, but now want to start taking overnight trips of a much greater distance. Although any motorcycle (and many scooters) can be used for touring, some are much better for this purpose than others. Before the shopping phase of selecting a touring bike can begin, however, there are six […]

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