Triumph Tiger 1050 Review

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...]

Folding Mirror for KTM 450EXC

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...]

Finding Scenic Motorcycle Routes

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...]

Motorcycle Trip Route Planning

Almost a year ago, I decided to ride my motorcycle across the United States and Canada. I had a few destinations in mind, to visit family and friends. But, for most of the route, I didn't have a clue. So, about 4 months ago I started researching how to plan a motorcycle trip. If you haven't read my … [Read more...]

Long Distance Motorcycle Riding

If you are planning a long distance motorcycle ride, here are some good books that I used in preparing for my trip across the United States and Canada. The first book I read was The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel: Tips, Technology, Advanced Techniques by Dale Coyner. It is a good … [Read more...]