Topaz Motorcycle Ride – Day 1

A friend Jeff and I rode in the Topaz 600 motorcycle ride this past weekend. The Topaz 600 Dual Sport Motorcycle and Adventure Touring Ride is put on by DualSportWest.com. Jeff and I rode up to Topaz, Nevada on Thursday morning to take in the 3 days of riding. While my BMW R1200GS is highway … [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...]

Bay Area Motorcycle Ride 7-2-11

Great motorcycle ride yesterday. Got together with a group of riders through the Bay Area Motorcycle Riders Meetup. Good turn out, with 11 riders showing up to share a very scenic route. Even more that a fun ride, we probably spent almost as much time just standing around and chatting at the end of … [Read more...]

2011 KTM 450 EXC Review

This is Part 3 of my 2011 KTM 450 EXC review. In Part 1, Deciding on the KTM 450 EXC, I discussed my research and evaluation behind the decision to purchase the KTM 450 EXC. In Part 2, KTM 450 EXC Enhancements, I talked about some mandatory and highly desirable changes to the bike to make into into … [Read more...]

Quest for the Perfect Motorcycle

If you follow oldboystoys.com, you probably already know that I own a Triumph Bonneville T100 and a BMW R1200RT. These are great motorcycles. But, that hasn't stopped me from searching for the perfect motorcycle. Perfect for me, anyway. Triumph had their demo trailer at TriValley Moto this past … [Read more...]