For the past seven weeks I've been riding a Triumph Tiger 1050, compliments of California Triumph. When I first got the motorcycle in mid-May, I was quite enthusiastic about riding the bike. Several months ago, I met a guy that owned a Tiger 1050. He raved about its power and handling. He loved the … [Read more...]
Of all my toys, motorcycles are probably my favorite. Yes, my family thinks I'm crazy, but they don't get the thrill. But, I do. What other toy can provide either an endless adrenaline rush, or peace and relaxation, depending on how you use it. Check out my reviews to learn about some of the latest, greatest, two wheel toys.
After finishing my route planning and purchasing all of the gear recommended for long distance motorcycle rides, I concluded that I'd need a truck to carry all of the gear. The good news is that I feel relatively well prepared. The bad news is that I can't fit some of the recommended gear in my BMW … [Read more...]
I'm ready to go on my motorcycle road trip. I've finished the route planning and purchased the gear recommended for long distance motorcycle riding. I had trouble deciding on what gear to wear. I have multiple riding jackets, pairs of riding pants, gloves and other stuff. For day rides, I just … [Read more...]
My 2011 KTM 450EXC came with a pair of very nice mirrors. So nice, I didn't want them to break off when off road riding. I took them off and replaced them with Acerbis folding mirrors. As can be seen from the picture on the right, the mirror mounts to the handlebars with a ball joint mounted within … [Read more...]
In part 1 of this article, I discussed how to plan a motorcycle route across the United States and Canada. In this segment, I'll discuss some books on scenic motorcycle routes that I used in planning my scenic routes. There were three books I used the most for my route planning. The Reader's … [Read more...]