Spring Forward

Mar 23, 2013 View Comments by

A form of precipitation meteorologists call a “wintry mix” blankets the ground as I write this blog on a cold Wednesday morning, but memories of the weekend before last are still on my mind. Temperatures had soared to seventy degrees that Sunday, and the weekend marked the long anticipated change to daylight savings time. I […]

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Progressive Suspension Offers New Monotube Fork Cartridge for KLR650

Oct 06, 2012 View Comments by

Progressive’s new Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit replaces the stock front fork internals on Kawasaki’s venerable KLR650 with new gas charged Monotube dampers and new fork springs. The replacement parts are designed to improve both the bikes handling and ride quality. The upgrades should also limit front-end dive during hard braking, increase overall stability, and enhance […]

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Happy Trails Centerstand

Aug 15, 2012 View Comments by

Many motorcycles don’t come from the factory with centerstands. That’s fine until the first time you try to lube or adjust the chain, or fix a flat tire on the side of the road. After two rear-tire punctures in two weeks,I’d had enough and contacted Happy Trails for a centerstand to fit my latest-generation KLR […]

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Riding Dirty

Mar 22, 2012 View Comments by

This blog series is devoted to those interested in looking at the sport of motorcycling from a different perspective. I’ve been riding now for well over three decades, and I’ve always been attracted to bikes and roads somewhat outside of mainstream appeal.  If the crowd is running one way, I head the other to see […]

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