Archive for October, 2012

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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Touring Tip: Making A List And Checking It Twice

Oct 05, 2012 View Comments by

List making isn’t just for jolly old men in red suits. Making a list of items to pack for a motorcycle trip can be an effective strategy for riders who want to take only what they will need—and nothing more! If we’re honest with ourselves, packing for a trip is part of the fun, it’s […]

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Oct 05, 2012 View Comments by

3BR Powersports www.3brpowersports.com (408) 725-8010 You are on a long adventure tour, it’s pouring rain and you HAVE to find fuel. No problem, your GPS stayed plugged in to a 3BR Powersports TAPP USB power port when the weather turned ugly. No more having to unplug and rely on batteries in bad weather. TAPP’s 2.1A […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (Aka US 12)

Oct 05, 2012 View Comments by

This month’s featured Bucket List Road, winding through a remote and rugged section of northern Idaho and Montana, is often found on lists of America’s top ten scenic roads. Unlike some roads that follow rivers, on this route the rider’s panoramic view of the cascading waterways is rarely obscured by foliage. Scenery: The sparkling rivers, […]

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2013 Yamaha FZ8 & 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A

Oct 04, 2012 View Comments by

Yamaha’s liquid-cooled, 16-valve, inline-four, 779cc FZ8, which was brought to the U.S. market for 2011, filled the gap between the 600cc and 1,000cc range. It looks very much like its 998cc big brother, the FZ1, sans fairing, and is praised for its upright seating position, lots of torque in low- to midrange-rpm, and top-notch cornering […]

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First Ride of Autumn

Oct 03, 2012 View Comments by

The nighttime temperature dipped below 60 here for the first time the other night so it is time to stow the summer jacket in favor of warmer fall gear: the padded over-pants and heavy jacket. Even though I live in Pennsylvania I never put my bike away for the winter, I try to ride year […]

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Touratech Accessories for New 2013 BMW F 800 GS

Oct 02, 2012 View Comments by

Earlier this year, BMW announced extensive updates to its GS lineup with new F 700 and F 800 GS models for 2013. As expected, these changes didn’t go unnoticed by the folks at Touratech. Half the fun of buying a new adventure bike is kitting it out with all the accessories and farkles that make […]

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Our First Motorcycle Adventure: South America—The Conclusion

Oct 01, 2012 View Comments by

Day 8: Estancia to El Calafate We dropped the motorcycles a few times today on the gravel road because the wind was pushing us so hard. Romain had quite a slide while turning a corner and broke his clutch lever. A motorcyclist from the French group we had met the previous day had fallen and […]

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