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  1. Okay... who is recording Audio onto their GoPro footage without using the Sena Audio Pack? I have used a Sena 10C and was not too impressed with the video nor the audio. What are you guys using? I am about to go rogue... and record audio as a separate WAV file and attache it to the video in post. Thoughts???
    I love this jacket, but my wife loves it more! I have the Grey version of the Klim Apex which was purchased as soon as it was released. As a daily commuter, my Badlands jacket was just too big and heavy. On the weekends my wife REFUSED to sit behind the Badlands as she despises the superfabric near her face or her hands as she reaches over my shoulders as well as when my elbows brush her... so I would resort to wearing my Icon Raiden, FirstGear Teton or even Tourmaster Pivot jackets. The Apex jacket is much like the Pivot Jacket on Steroids. GoreTex Pro shell, HUGE vents, d3o level 2 armor and leather in the impact areas instead of superfabric. Win Win! Well... until they did not sell and went on sale for $200 less than I paid. Oh well, I still love it like no other jacket I have ever worn. The protection and venting is like no other. Bar None. I totally recommend this jacket to any touring or Adventure rider.
  2. Have not been to Saline Valley Hot Springs in a very very long time... neat place. Howerver... a ride south will take you to Canyon de Guadalupe in Baja... which looks like it has a new site and has been renamed since I was there last... Guadalupe Canyon Oasis Hot Springs you have got to get it on your list! It is amazing! Check out this quick vid taken the last time I was there... AMAZING: LONG LIVE the HOT Springs!
    So... this front tire 90/90/21 Desert H/T Tubeless Front Tire gets one less star than the Rear 150 tire, which is AMAZING on the street and on the dirt. The front tire however... is SKETCHY on grooved cement freeways. On asphalt, it is great. On dirt it is Stellar. On grooved cement above 70 mph, hold on... it will wobble all over the place. Please keep in mind that it is a nearly perfect tire Everywhere Else... thus the 4 star review. 2K miles in and in the dirt or on asphalt this tire rocks!!! No chunking or strange ware characteristics. Actually, I am just now wearing down the casting nipples. Totally recommended!
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    If you have a long ride ahead, and you know the conditions will be rough, a Motoz Tractionator motorcycle tire is the right choice. The Tractionator Desert is designed to handle harder terrain, especially hard trails, desert sand with hard pack variations and fast rocky conditions. Its unique patented tread design handles off camber sections to help climb out of ruts and hard braking at extreme lean angles. Made from 100% natural rubber, nothing else provides the same elasticity, reflex and deflection for the best traction Designed for 95% dry and 5% wet, 90% hard and 10% soft terrain conditions Heavy duty case construction with a dense weave ply cord so greater strength and higher ply rating is achieved with less ply layers Constructed with thicker side walls for maximum strength Sidewalls and rim area are specially designed to protect the rim, but also to minimize pinch flats Vertical reinforcement section between the sidewall layers for greater sidewall strength Carcass is protected by a thick layer of rubber under the tread and around the sidewalls to help minimize punctures Rubber cushion zone allows a small amount of flex under the tread blocks to aid reflex traction and reduce chunk off, increasing tire life and acting as a heat sink to help cool the tire in extreme conditions Terrapactor tread block design and placement helps compact, compress or wedge the terrain creating extra traction, drive and lift This unique concept coupled with the use of superior rubber quality works to lessen the impact on the terrain and provide extra traction Crown Radius Section specifically matched to the application, not just a heavier motocross tire Specifically designed for quick fitting and reduced service times Good for long mileage, hard packed desert (like sand over concrete) Excellent absorption and puncture resistance for outback and dirt back roads Known all over the world for being dependable in the toughest conditions - used in desert racing from Morocco to Baja This motorcycle tire is tubeless These dirt bike tires are R rated for speeds up to 106 mph DOT approved Available in the following motorcycle tire size: 90/90-21
    This review is based upon my use of this tire on a 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R. In one word... "Velcro." Interesting story... so I was sold on the Desert H/T 140 tubed version on my KTM 950se and rode that for YEARS. Way better than a Rally Raid for traction and for mileage. Well... That was until the Tractionator Adventure was released, which gives me over 5k miles per tire. Needed to toss my K60 Scout's on the 1190... and hearing of a new 150 Tubeless version of the Desert H/T, I was stoked!!! I have been on it for about a month now and have burned 2k miles on this set of Tubeless Desert H/T tires. I think for "daily use" the Tractionator Adventure tire will be my tire... But in those situations where a supper knobby tire is needed... this 150 Desert H/T Tubeless tire is my new Go-To tire. BadAss is a bit of an understatement. I ran this tire at the maximum recommended tire pressure for three days before taking it Hard Core Off Road for a weekend. For those first three days I rode it at max pressure and it was a bit bumpy and stiff, but that was to be expected. Rode two days in the dry and one day in the rain. Thankfully it stuck to the asphalt WAY better than a K60 Scout, which is what came off to put these tires on. But... what other tire wouldn't stick better Totally aired up... it was good. Once we got to the Off-Road section of our trip, I aired down to 22psi and it was like VELCRO in the dirt! Rode from Chaparral Motorsports, where the tire was purchased and installed, up the 215 to the Cleighorn dirt road. Up and over the mountains to Lake Arrowhead and then we continued over to a little western town called Poineertown. If you have never been there, you have go tot check it out! Pioneertown is amazing! Leaving Pioneertown we rode hard core dual sport tracks and once on pavement we "road raced" to our destination. The following morning we tore up the mountains for about half the day before hitting the highway home. I can say these tires are loud like a prop plane on the highway, but they do stick to the ground and handle really well. In the dirt they are unrivaled. They work and they work well. I will run the Adventure tire as my "commute and easy weekend" tire and if headed out for a serious 950 / 990 / 1190 ride, these Desert H/T tires will for sure be installed! Nice work Motoz!!! - Kyle
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    If you have a long ride ahead, and you know the conditions will be rough, a Motoz Tractionator motorcycle tire is the right choice. The Tractionator Desert is designed to handle harder terrain, especially hard trails, desert sand with hard pack variations and fast rocky conditions. Its unique patented tread design handles off camber sections to help climb out of ruts and hard braking at extreme lean angles. Made from 100% natural rubber, nothing else provides the same elasticity, reflex and deflection for the best traction Designed for 95% dry and 5% wet, 90% hard and 10% soft terrain conditions Heavy duty case construction with a dense weave ply cord so greater strength and higher ply rating is achieved with less ply layers Constructed with thicker side walls for maximum strength Sidewalls and rim area are specially designed to protect the rim, but also to minimize pinch flats Vertical reinforcement section between the sidewall layers for greater sidewall strength Carcass is protected by a thick layer of rubber under the tread and around the sidewalls to help minimize punctures Rubber cushion zone allows a small amount of flex under the tread blocks to aid reflex traction and reduce chunk off, increasing tire life and acting as a heat sink to help cool the tire in extreme conditions Terrapactor tread block design and placement helps compact, compress or wedge the terrain creating extra traction, drive and lift This unique concept coupled with the use of superior rubber quality works to lessen the impact on the terrain and provide extra traction Crown Radius Section specifically matched to the application, not just a heavier motocross tire Specifically designed for quick fitting and reduced service times Good for long mileage, hard packed desert (like sand over concrete) Excellent absorption and puncture resistance for outback and dirt back roads Known all over the world for being dependable in the toughest conditions - used in desert racing from Morocco to Baja This motorcycle tire is tubeless These dirt bike tires are M rated for speeds up to 81 mph DOT approved Available in the following motorcycle tire sizes: 150/70-18
  5. It now comes in Black & Grey. The White version out-sold the Green version. So... Black (best seller in ALL GEAR) was added to the line.
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    Well, the more aggressive tire is here! The Tubeless Motoz Tractionator Desert H/T tire has landed in the 150/70-18 rear and 90/90-21 front. Take a look: https://www.chapmoto.com/motoz--tractionator
  7. FYI - the link to this jacket has changed to this: https://www.chapmoto.com/leatt-gpx-5-5-enduro-jacket-parent-3007501781034 and the old link may stop working in the near future.
    Man... I wanted this to be a 5* bike, but I can only give it a 4* rating. Suspension is holding it back... I bought this bike to replace my 2008 R1200GSA as a more streetable bike than my 2009 KTM 950 Super Enduro. It is that... for sure. It has WP suspension similar to my 950, but it has nearly 4 inches less travel. There is not much adjustment... I have tweaked it a lot... and just can't get it right. Other than that, this bike is GREAT. Ergos are great. Power is amazing. Neat machine.
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    Man... I wanted this to be a 5* bike, but I can only give it a 4* rating. Suspension is holding it back... I bought this bike to replace my 2008 R1200GSA as a more streetable bike than my 2009 KTM 950 Super Enduro. It is that... for sure. It has WP suspension similar to my 950, but it has nearly 4 inches less travel. There is not much adjustment... I have tweaked it a lot... and just can't get it right. Other than that, this bike is GREAT. Ergos are great. Power is amazing. Neat machine.
    Stellar Tire! The balance between dirt traction, street manners and potential mileage is a constant struggle. I'd love to tell you "how long" these Adventure tires will last... but as can be seen in the image above... at 3k miles they are just getting broken in! Serious. The worn tire has 3k miles on it and it is sitting next to a brand new tire. This has NEVER before happened on my KTM. To date... My GoTo tire has been the MotoZ Tractionator Desert HT on my KTM 950R Super Enduro. It was by far the best tire I have ever run on the SE and it lasts me upwards of 4k miles. The Desert HT Nails It in the dirt, sticks on the pavement, but is loud and does have some knobbie squirm which is to be expected. When I got word that this new Adventure version was being released... I just had to get a set. 3k miles in and I must say that I am presently surprised at what this tire brings to the table. It is quiet: Much like a traditional street tire it is quite despite the large voids between the massive lugs unlike the Desert HT which hums down the highway. It is smooth: The slow speed vibration felt on most all knobbies when coming to a stop is not present with these tires. Street Traction: I have ridden +/- 30 days in the rain on this set of tires. Most commute miles on freeway and city streets. Even on wet pavement, these tires allow me to lift the front end and the rear tire is tough to get to brake loose during hard acceleration and during quick stops. Dirt & Mud Traction: This set of tires handles very well off-road. I prefer the Desert HT for deep loose gravel and MUD, but all other off-road situations there was no compromise. The new MotoZ Adventure Tire looks, rides and acts as if a deck of tire were shuffled... TKC80, Karoo 3, K60, 908RR and a 2CT. The result is a quiet, long lasting very off road capable tire. FINALLY! Thank you MotoZ for being the fist to bring us a tire that meets my Road need, Dirt needs WITH Longevity. Your rocked it on this one and I will continue to run these into the ground.
    Stellar Tire! The balance between dirt traction, street manners and potential mileage is a constant struggle. I'd love to tell you "how long" these Adventure tires will last... but as can be seen in the image above... at 3k miles they are just getting broken in! Serious. The worn tire has 3k miles on it and it is sitting next to a brand new tire. This has NEVER before happened on my KTM. To date... My GoTo tire has been the MotoZ Tractionator Desert HT on my KTM 950R Super Enduro. It was by far the best tire I have ever run on the SE and it lasts me upwards of 4k miles. The Desert HT Nails It in the dirt, sticks on the pavement, but is loud and does have some knobbie squirm which is to be expected. (See 2nd Image) When I got word that this new Adventure version was being released... I just had to get a set. 3k miles in and I must say that I am presently surprised at what this tire brings to the table. It is quiet: Much like a traditional street tire it is quite despite the large voids between the massive lugs unlike the Desert HT which hums down the highway. It is smooth: The slow speed vibration felt on most all knobbies when coming to a stop is not present with these tires. Street Traction: I have ridden +/- 30 days in the rain on this set of tires. Most commute miles on freeway and city streets. Even on wet pavement, these tires allow me to lift the front end and the rear tire is tough to get to brake loose during hard acceleration and during quick stops. Dirt & Mud Traction: This set of tires handles very well off-road. I prefer the Desert HT for deep loose gravel and MUD, but all other off-road situations there was no compromise. The new MotoZ Adventure Tire looks, rides and acts as if a deck of tire were shuffled... TKC80, Karoo 3, K60, 908RR and a 2CT. The result is a quiet, long lasting very off road capable tire. FINALLY! Thank you MotoZ for being the fist to bring us a tire that meets my Road need, Dirt needs WITH Longevity. Your rocked it on this one and I will continue to run these into the ground.
    How do you ride your bike without a shift lever? Well... it can be done with a set of ViseGrips, but not recommended. The OEM shift lever on my R1200GSA is a cast aluminum lever with a fixed tip. If this fixed tip comes in contact with a hard object, it can bed or worse yet... BREAK OFF! Then what!? This Hammerhead shifter is crated with a flexible tip allowing hard objets to flex the head instead of bending or breaking it off. These Hammerhead levers are also available in custom lengths: -5mm = Short - OEM Lenght +5mm size 8 boots +10mm size 9 boots (what is pictured here) +15mm for size 11 boots +20mm for size 13+ boots Bonus is that is comes in several colors and is less expensive than stock!