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  1. Eric Hall

    8th Annual High Sierra Rally

    Good call! I have a few myself. Have to purchase before they close the store at 6 but I should have some extra if you need one.
  2. Eric Hall

    8th Annual High Sierra Rally

    Event registration link is live! Same price as last year, just adding in a gratuity for the caterer (15%) so we don't have to pass the hat again and stiff her. Sponsors: Title Sponsor: GIVI USA Motoz Tires Klim Sena Marlondo Leather Kate's Real Food DoubleTake Mirrors Bill Mayer Saddles Maxima Racing Oils USA BMW MOA Attendees: Remy Frank Breny Frank [mention=689]greedyg[/mention] Shane Bearly [mention=320]WarpedRotor[/mention] Ken Reed Lu Rosa Kevin Carpenter Nick Jones Ellen Jones Luc Popescu Casian Alexandru Radu Sorescu Cosmin Ghioc Jason Madsen Trevor Notch Norm Mackay Brian Martin Kevin Jones [mention=535]renaissancerider[/mention] Olivier Cornet [mention=2640]William Howard[/mention] John Howard Edward Bell Erin Darling Deena Mastracci Steven Olsen Luke McKenzie [mention=261]Jason R[/mention] Robert Smith Michael Johnson David Barnes [mention=1676]patbianchi[/mention] Eric Whitney Steven DuFloth [mention=512]motochefarwi[/mention] Mrs. motochefarwi @Grabowski Brian Cornelius Anthony Villarreal Randy Commans Paul DuFloth Shiva Sharifi Rene Perez Trissa Ayala @Rogers Gary Graham Sean Luckett George Kreider Mark DeGuzman @Stan Iordanov William Zochodne Gina DePasquale Scott Purkerson Angelo Sanchez Gideon Kaplan Gideon Kaplan guest Jill Moore Martin Shirley
  3. I got wind of a new 60/40 knobby adventure tire being developed by Dunlop. I was told it will actually be manufactured in the US and they're going to try to shoot for the 6,000 mile range of tread life. I get about 5500 from the Motoz Tractionator Adventure. I was told the reason the D908's are so expensive is because they're made in France.
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    New 60/40 Adventure Tire from Dunlop?

    An update on this new tire. I actually saw it back in December but I still can't share anything new about it, even its name. But there is a launch date of Oct 9! I get to attend the launch here in SoCal. One of our members got to test them out on his GS in Baja and he reports to like them quite a bit.
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    LAB2V 2019 Adventure Route

    I've been an AMA member for quite a few years and have done LAB2V twice. My first time was 2011 on the GSA and I basically destroyed my rims (20 psi was too low obviously). I did it again in 2015 on the 990 and it was much more fun given I could actually ride better and had a more dirt-appropriate bike. I followed @motoguru and his buddy on small bikes and we finished quite early on day 1. Day 2 we split up but it was still a lot of fast fun tracks. Me in 2011. Such the Starbucks noob in my BMW whale foreskin suit and Schuberth C3 touring helmet! I think there were about 60 adventure bikes this most recent event and unfortunately I know of at least a few who had some unfortunate spills with injury like @William Howard and Evan Brown. I met the AMA D37 director, Kieth Huff, that year in 2011 as well and he's been trying with some degree of success to build a better ADV showing each year. He's asked for help putting together a route before and I did give it some consideration but I was concerned the BLM was just going to say "no" and force us down the same power line roads they always go; roads I'd never choose to ride on a weekend fun ride let alone an adv-appropriate trail. But this time Kieth says don't assume that's the case; that this event brings in quite a lot of fees to BLM and they've actually been very cooperative. He's confident they'll work with us and may even prefer the more road-friendly motorcycles on the more tame roads out there. End of first day So LAB2V has been historically quite the experience, for small bikes and especially for adv bikes. But that's also meant not many can ride it on an ADV bike without a considerable risk to injury or damaging their bike. Whoops and deep fluffy sand aren't really the type of terrain that's going to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the average ADV rider. "But Eric, THAT'S THE DESERT!" many crusty old dirtbikers will say. "SACRILEGE!" they'll say at the idea of creating "some kind of Starbucks poser route!" Exactly!!! This really strikes at the core of what XLADV is all about from the beginning. Our motto is "size matters." It does! Bigger adv bikes are made for different purposes. They're made with stiffer rear subframes to carry gear, bigger tanks for longer range and more power and wind protection for long distance comfort on the highway. They don't handle the same way as a dirtbike and aren't designed for the same terrain/riding style. This is apples/oranges to compare big with small and somehow say "big bikes don't belong." Bent my paralever strut in to where it was rubbing on the tire. Found some ATV people camped with their RV who loaned me a pipe to bend it back out. This is nothing more than tribal bs akin to a "locals only" mentality that says unless you live and surf there regularly, don't bother trying to surf here. The fact is that our public lands are public and belong to no particular group. They are there for everyone's enjoyment. Except for quads and side-by-sides! Just so we agree on that! lol Last day I hit a rock early in the morning before Baker and couldn't find a tube so used Slime to no good result I think this is a great opportunity for the AMA D37 to expand further in to ADV. After all, it's the American MOTORCYCLE Association, not the American Dirtbike Association. I'm sure there will be much blowback and wailing as well as "Starbucks" jokes thrown out there but I'm actually counting on that! I'd love to leverage this in a number of ways. I'm sure we can get sponsors and volunteers to set up "Starbucks bistros" along the way for photo ops that are then leveraged on social media (Instagram, Facebook) for points. Prizes will be awarded the final night for those with the most points. I'm sure many sponsors will have an interest here and perhaps each coffee station could be sponsored/manned by a particular company who'd LOVE the opportunity to also display their wares under their EZ-UP. With over 100 riders posting snapshots of each coffee station (and sponsor) online I'm sure they'd be more than willing. You'd need a selfie of you holding a Starbucks cup with the sponsor's sign behind you. Managed to limp to the finish via highway from Baker stopping a few times to add air to the front wheel. I'm aiming for a truly tame course that the average rider on a GS could do with minimal "difficult" sections, no more than 10% of the total miles even. Like the stretch between Husky monument and Inscription Canyon can be sandy (depending on time of year) but not impossible. The route would be even a bit easier than the BDR-style Beyond Starbucks Gold route I came up with. That would be a good practice run for those wishing to get some practice in. I will be scouting routes with Mike Neagle who does the dual sport and hard routes for LAB2V in the next few months. He's out of town this weekend but I'm going to do some scouting myself this Sunday if anyone would care to join? Meet at 8:00 am at the Starbucks (of course) in Adelanto on Hwy 395.
  6. Q: How high do my handlebars need to be? A: Half your height But how do I measure that? I rode with Alan recently and noticed his body position seemed a bit stooped and he wasn’t able to control his 1190 R as well as he might have been had he that extra few inches of bar height. I have been riding for roughly 4 years and even with 2” risers (Rox), Jimmy Lewis said I could use another inch of height. Now I’ve also lowered my pegs by about 20 mm, so I was looking for a way to do that, which I found with this new set of prototype risers from RRR Tool Solutions that has given me that extra inch (plus some cool extras like a dual usb, voltage meter and powered as well as two ram ball mounts). Riding big bikes off road means using your body more to help control and stabilize the bike as well as giving you better traction. It’s also a great way to see farther down the trail for any obstacles, as well as simply get some air flow and cool yourself off. Do this all day with bars that are too low and chances are you’ll have a sore back and be very tired. On center stand, measure vertical height (to the ground) of top of peg (16”) With front wheel perfectly straight ahead, measure vertical height of center of grip (54”) Subtract those two (38”) and take that as a percent of your height (76”; 50%) Alan’s was 34.5” (17” peg height; 51.5” grip height) but at 6’ tall, or 72” he’ll need a height of 36” or another 1.5” in height. How do I get additional height on my bike? Rotate your bars up (may want to rotate back down for highway) Get risers Get lowered pegs Get high bend bars (If you are 6'4" or taller most likely)
  7. This sounds cool! Cerro Gordo has been deserted for a hundred years. This millennial bought it for $1.4 million
  8. Eric Hall

    High Sierra 2018

    7th Annual! FB event page here and registration link here. Description: (Limit 80 riders) In the heat of summer, experience the cooler temps (6800' elevation) and epic big bike riding in the High Sierra. Gourmet catered meals (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts), professional photography, firewood, adult beverages, hot showers, bathrooms, nearby hot springs, general store. Vendor-sponsored raffle prizes! All to benefit Motorrad Angels(motorradangels.org), a charity that provides clean water filtration kits around the world. Trails for all abilities from scenic pavement to easy, intermediate and expert dirt. Highlight is riding to the 12,400' summit to see the White Mountain Research Station whose gate is open this one day per year. Beat the traffic and be home Monday for Labor Day with your family. New this year: T-shirts, Silipint cups & two breakfasts! You are an adult paying for a good time at a campout and are free to explore the area on self-guided gps tracks on public roads and public trails at your own risk. XLADV, Motorrad Angels and Brown's Owens River Campground accept no liability for your safety. By signing up and paying for this event you are in acknowledgement of these terms and waive any right hold hold aforementioned parties liable. Only registered riders can attend. No exceptions. Do NOT invite your friends to come free. Do NOT "rogue" the ride by camping nearby and shadowing us; it's in poor taste given this is a charity event and a lot of work goes into it. Refund Policy: This year it's one month out, or by end of day, July 31st, 2018. Absolutely no refunds after that date. It's extremely hard to organize an event this size with countless last minute cancellations and then a scramble to add in last minute additions to fill the gaps. This is a volunteer deal and it benefits Motorrad Angels so consider that if you have to cancel within two weeks of the event. $199 this year but I'm adding in tshirts, silipint cups and two breakfasts! Sponsors (so far): BMW MOA Attendees: @Vlad John MacDonald @renaissancerider Beth Dolos Vuthy Lat Olivier Cornet Tom McQueen Cosmin G Shane Bearly Moisey B Ross Wood John Howard Moshe Alex Scmauss @WarpedRotor Kevin Carpenter Mark Daniels @Sandro Andre Marino @greedyg @Rogers Steve Andujar Kurt Wyrick Bill Osmer @mthomasadv @motochefarwi Mrs. MotoChefArwi Joseph Bradley David Morgan @Clink @Jason R Ross Wenger Tim Stewart Todd Tenhet Todd Tenhet guest Jeff Parker Dennis Hagerty Peter Wallace ConnieSue Dickinson Delaney Prince Daniel Prince LTS Rodney Hennis William Briner Dean Voyer Daniel Bartolucci Rick Giroux Norm Mackay Richard Lee Bill Osmer Pat Thaiwongse Michael Snyder Antonio Wong Pratima Bhuttarowas Edward Bell Edward Bell guest Steven Healy Randy Commans @Doug Printz Paul Dawson Mathew Carman Dries Van Loon Gareth Evans Cam McConnell Nicholas Jones Steven Green Ron Anderson Kevin Fellon Steven Cocking Chris Hangos Chris Owens
  9. Update: good intro video on what this whole topic is about This is a great question that comes up time and time again. I think the first company I heard about avoiding was Camelbak due to their funding groups who want to shut down riding areas. I'm not an adv-fascist and you are certainly free to do whatever you want with your money. These companies are the problem, not you. I'm not going to try and shame anyone. This is simply for you to make an informed decision. On the one hand we have rabid OHV activists who are ever vigilant in protecting and preserving our off road areas and I applaud that. On the other are the die hard green environmentalists who pretty much want to shut down everything to access via anything that isn't "human-powered." In the middle you have those who say we have to work together to share outdoor spaces and support the outdoor industry. I'll let you decide where you are and leave it at that. I will try to keep this list up to date so follow along so as not to miss any updates. Source 1 Source 2 Source 3 Source 4 (most current) Source 5 Source 6 3Point5 4 Corners Riversports Adidas Outdoor ADS Ventures Adventure Bound RiverExpeditions AdventureCorps, Inc. Adventure Journal Adventure Photo & Film Adventure Travel Trade Association Ahnu footwear All About Rivers, LLC Aloft Group, Inc Alpert-Tebrich & Associates Alpine Sports Altrec.com American Alpine Club/Institute American Alpine Institute American RecreationProducts American Sports Group, Inc. Arc'teryx ARTA River Trips Asana Climbing ASK Associates Aspen Skiing Company Atlas Snow-shoe Babbitt's Backcountry Outfitters Backbone Media LLC Backcountry Gear Backpacker Magazine Backpacker's Pantry, Inc. Backwoods Retail Belinda Sanda Sales Bellwether, Inc. Ben Moon - Moonhouse Bergans USA, LLC Bergans of Norway Bernzott Capital Advisors Bidland.com Big Agnes Black Diamond Equipment Blackshrimp Blue Magazine Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Bluesign Technologies Boco Gear Briggs & Riley Travelware Bronwen Jewelry Brook Hoopper Consulting Brooks Sports Broudy/Donohue Photography Bryce Valley KOAKampground Burlington Industries Burton Snowboards Burt's Bees CamelBak Products Cairn Campmor, Inc. Canada Goose Candian River Expeditions & Nahanni River Adventures Carmichael, Lynch, Spong Public Relations Cascade Designs Cascade Financial Strategies CGPR Public Relations Chaco Sandals Clear Water Outdoor, LLC Chalk Bag Specialist Christoph & Company Clif Bar Climbing Magazine Columbia Sportswear Co. Consoltex Inc. Creative Energies Dansco Darn Tough Vermont Deer Hill Expeditions Desert Bistro Desert Rock Sports Dick's Sporting Goods Dong-in Entech Dry Creek Enterprises Eagle Creek Travel Gear Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc Eastern Mountain Sports Ecco Eco-Heaven LLC Eco-x Sports Inc Eddie Bauer Egan & Associates LLC Edgeworks Elemental Herbs Elevation Outdoors Magazine Equip Everest Textile, Ltd Excalibur Distribution/DMM Inc. Exped Far Bank Enterprises Far Out Expeditions Farm to Feet Fathom Expeditions Fendler Communications Filson Fishpond Inc. Flamand Sports Footloose Communications FootZone of Bend Free Heel and Wheel Frontier Group, Inc Garmont North America GoalZero GoLite GoPro Grabber Performance Group/Grabber Inc Graham Spencer Grand Union Trading Co., Ltd. Granite Gear Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Great Plains Mountain Stuff Greenspace Gregory Mountain Products GSI Outdoors GTHI GU Energy Labs Guyot Designs Headsweats Healthbarn USA High and Wild Highgear USA Hi-Tec Hipcamp Horny Toad Activewear HotWax Media HOWADesign HydroFlask Ibex Outdoor Clothing Icebreaker Idaho River Adventures Imlay Canyon Gear Indigitous Injinji, Inc Innate International MountainEquipment International Mountain Guides IPA Connect JAM Media Collective Jansport Jetboil, Incorporated Jimmy Chin Photography Johnson Camping/JWA Juniper Ridge, LLC Justin Bailey Photography Keen Kelty Pack, Inc. Kiitella, Inc Kennan Ward Photography Kirwin Communications Klean Kanteen Kling Mountain Guides Kokatat La Sportiva Leatherman Tool Group Logan Outdoor Products/Camp Chef Loki Outerwear Lotus Design Lowe Alpine Systems LowePro Camera Bags Malden Mills Industries, Inc. Mammoth MountaineeringSupply Mammut Sports Group Marmot Mountain, LLC MercuryCSC Merrell Midwest Mountaineering Montrail Moonstone Mountain Equipment Co-op Mountain Gear Mountain Hardwear Mountain Lake Marketing Mountain Safety Research (MSR) Mountain Tools Mountain Waters Rafting and Adventure Co. Nahanni River Adventures National Geographic Maps NAU Nemo Equipment Company Neptune Mountaineering Nester Hosiery, Inc New Balance Athletic Shoe New Belgium Brewing Company New Normal Consulting Nichols Expeditions Nike, Inc. Nikwax Waterproofing Nite Ize, Inc North Drinkware Northwest Rafting Co Noto Group Nuu Muu NRS Oboz Olukai Oceanmedix.com, LLC Onya Baby Open Sky WildernessTherapy Osprey Packs Outdoor Gear Exchange/Gearx.com Outdoor Industry Association Outdoor Retailer Outdoor Specialty Group, LLC Outdoor Research Outdoor Sports Marketing Outdoor Utah AdventureGuide Outdoorindustryjobs.com Outpac Designs, Inc Outside Adventure FilmSchool Outside Magazine Pachner & Associates Pack and Paddle Pack Rat Outdoor Center Pale Morning Media, Inc Patagonia, Inc. Peak Design/Sports Pearl Izumi Penguin Brands Perception, Inc. Performance Bikes Perpetual Motion NW Peter McBride Productions Petzl Foundation Phoenix Creative Picky Bars Pine NeedleMountaineering Pinnacle Outdoor Group Planet Outdoors Point6 Polartec prAna Press Forward PR PrimaLoft Quality Bicycle Products Quick Feat International Rabbit Mountain Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) Red Desert Adventures Rennie Publications, Inc. Revolution House Media Rising Tide Associates River Magazine River Runner Outdoor River Sports Outfitters Riverside Design RLP Wealth Advisors RLX Polo Sport Roots Rated Royal Robbins Ruff Wear Inc Runner Girl Races LLC Saloman Sanitas Sales Group Saucony SAXX Underwear Scarpa North America Schoeller Textil USA Sea to Summit Seaview Outfitters Self-Propelled Outdoorsman Shift Advantage Sierra Designs Sierra Nevada Brewing Slingfin SmartWool Corporation Smith Optics, Inc SNEWS SNOCRU SOAR Communications Sorel Sorensen's Resort Spiker Communications Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association Stanley, a brand of PMI Stio STM Bags Stohlquist WaterWare Stonewear Designs Sullivan-Bishop Agency Superfeet Teva The Access Fund The Base Camp The Conservation Alliance The Family Outing The Forest Group The Mountain Lab The North Face The Timberland Company The Whiting Group Thompson Manufacturing Inc. Thor-Lo Sock Company Thule Timex Toad&Co Trails Illustrated Treasure Mountain Inn Tributary Whitewater Tours Trio Restaurant Group Ultralight AdventureEquipment Under Solen Media Unicorn Recreation Products Ursack Ute Mountaineer Vapur Vasque Velocio Apparel Venture Snowboards Verde PR and Consulting Veterans Expeditions Vibram USA Virasana Productions Vishnu Temple Press W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Wasatch Touring Waypoint Outdoor White Horse ResidentialHomes Whitewater West Wild Iris Mountain Sports Wild Places, Inc Wilderness Press Wildland Trekking Co Wilson’s Eastside Sports With Gaia Design Woods Wheatcroft Photography Wyoming Woolens Yakima Yeti Coolers Yonder Young One Zappos Zephyr Adventures Zumiez, Inc
  10. Sorry to have to say this but have to add Nemo Equipment to the list of companies supporting groups like The Conservation Alliance in shutting down responsible vehicular access to our public lands. These nutjobs at CA are even against mountain bikes. "human powered exploration only." No thanks, I'll buy my tent, bag, pad and pillow from Outdoor Vitals.
  11. Eric Hall

    KTM 790 Adventure Problems

    This video came out a few weeks ago and says things we already know about how great this new bike is and how eagerly anticipated it is. It also points out some interesting things... Lots of riders wait a year for the problems to be sorted out but next year KTM is moving production and assembly to China (not news) and then they'll need ANOTHER year to iron out the problems. So the REALLY patient may wait 2 years. Oil leaks (two separate issues) Clogged fuel filters (recall issued; from curing issue with fuel tank) Wonky fuel gauges showing almost empty even though it's full Video's author suggests (I agree) that these seem to be normal issues that get sorted out quickly. However... if these problems happen after it's made in China then KTM's brand will take a hit. Most bikes in the world are Chinese and sell for under $3k. KTM is wanting it both ways here; they save on production costs but still want their margins. Jury's still out on whether that's going to work. We'll see! Other commenters report: brake faults (brake light flashes due to a relay sensor under tank) Jammed 2nd gear, can't select 3rd My buddy had a brand new 690 he discovered didn't have its air box installed properly. They didn't get the tab in the slot and there was a HUGE gap! Good thing he inspected before riding it!
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    Not really Instagram but the topic of sponsorship has been talked about more here than elsewhere. Here's a good lesson on what NOT to do. This TwoDuro group is listing a "hall of shame" of companies who failed to appreciate their "brilliance." You can translate the content in your browser or just scroll down and see the names of the companies they explain for various reasons how bad they are and how you must stay away from them. Wow. Just wow. h/t @michnus
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    KTM 790 Adventure Problems

    Apparently there’s been a few suspension problems reported with this guy getting stuck at the Arctic Circle and no parts coming until September!
  14. Review from our friends at Upshift Online.
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    Review of the new CRF1000L Adventure Sports Model

    And another review of the same bike by Rob Dabney of ADVPulse. It is a year later but he does mention it's a "2018" model. Great review still. It seems Rob's bike didn't have knobbies though. bummer!
  16. absolutely! softer compounds with less longevity often mean much better traction
  17. You may have seen me post these at our IG feed and/or the AIMExpo thread in ride reports but I thought I'd also put it here. Bridgestone is out with a brand-new adventure bike tire called the Battlax Adventurecross AX41. A mouthful huh? I don't really know much about them but the response seems mostly positive with some comments indicating a negative history with their old tires, the Battlewings or "death wings" as they've been called. They look pretty good to me as far as a 40/60 (street/dirt) tire and resemble both the Karoo 3 and Anakee Wild. From their brochure: Designed specifically with the Adventure enthusiast in mind. This 40/60 Adventure tire is the perfect compliment to your modern Adventure motorcycle, and delivers uncompromising performance both on and off road. The BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 offers improved off-road traction from a new pattern design, compound and high cross sectional area. The new compound, pattern design, and block wall angle optimization have improved the durability of the AX41. The new Anti-Irregular Wear Block has improved the performance on road by reducing block deformation due to step wear. New Durable Compound. New Pattern Design. Larger Diameter Design. New Block Profile Design. Front sizes: 100/90-19, 110/80-19, 120/70-19, 90/90-21 Rear sizes: 140/80-17, 150/70/17, 170/60-17, 150/70-18, 130/80/17. All sizes Q speed rated. Front load ratings are 54-60 and rear are 65-72. No indication whether tubeless or tube type but I'm guessing both. Edit: They're saying tubeless and can also run tubes so I guessed correctly. No word on pricing (yet) but they're saying "competitive" so hopefully not more than $300 for a set. They're saying shipping in January '19 to dealers so to the rider in Feb.
  18. Again, sample of one but this guy posted about this tire vis a vis a Tractionator Adventure. Apples/oranges maybe but the bottom line seems to be a point on longevity. Great comments too, in particular one from @Manybikes
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    Motoz Tires

    Checkout this guy's comments on the front tire photo... danedeboer. I think he's confusing me with someone else because he seems to be saying that because I said "no wobble" then I'm somehow acknowledging that the old ones (that did wobble) caused his crash in the sand?!! He actually did say that I had told him that (I didn't) and that I don't know what I'm talking about. We did talk but it was about risers, not tires (I still have the conversation records). I did leave one comment on a photo of his he posted about the tires and I said "you're going to like those." I told him if someone did indeed tell him it wasn't the Motoz tires that caused his accident that I would have to agree! I've fallen in sand many times but it was due to my lack of skill, not tires. The old MKII's did have a noticeable wobble for me but on pavement around 70 mph and it went away after the first 100 miles. The Desert HT's also wobbled a bit and bothered me on the way back from IDBDR last year but never off road. Any dirt biassed knobby tire on a heavy adventure bike is going to wobble. Even my nobbies on the CRF450x at 65 mph on the highway wobbled. That's what nobbies do. Perhaps he can enlighten us on what he was trying to say but from the look of his feed it doesn't look like he has a lot of experience riding big bikes off road so I'm going to have to stick with my original hypothesis. lol
  20. I was at the KTM Rally a few weeks ago and snapped a pic of a new set of tires they are releasing for distribution soon, the Motoz "Tractionator Adventure" series (70/30; tubeless). This one pic alone got a reach of something like 17,000 on Facebook! I'm happy to announce that I'll be testing a set of these shortly on the XLADV project 990. I've seen their Tractionator Desert H/T tire and it is IMPRESSIVE! These are 100% natural rubber tires and are built to LAST longer and keep their grip even when worn down. Motoz is pronounced "moat-oz" with the "oz" referring to Australia, where the company is located. The tires are manufactured in Thailand, which is the #1 supplier of natural rubber. Got news today that Motoz has yet another new adventure tire they are releasing Spring '16 and can be seen next week at AIMExpo, booth #613. All I've been told is that it's a 50/50 tire and is also tubeless (can also take a tube if you like); also that 17" rears will also be available in 2016. Motoz is being distributed here in the US by Pacific Powersports of Temecula, CA. Behold, the "Adventure GPS" Which of these tires would you be most likely to try and for what type of riding?
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    Motoz Tires

    Update on the RallZ... Got about 7k miles out of them! I thought they'd be similar to the Adventure where I got 5500 off the rear. Front was too gone to continue as well. Like I had thought before, these RallZ are like the Adventures turned up to 11. They start with an extra mm of tread too. And the rear
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    NOOB living in Vegas

    Welcome! I'm trying to put together a more tame adventure route for LAB2V this year so hopefully you'll like it!
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    Now that we have an official launch at EICMA this bike can have its own thread! The stats of the bikes side-by-side for both standard and R version
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    Llel Pavey’s review
  25. Eric Hall

    8th Annual High Sierra Rally

    Early bird discount ends tomorrow so sign up by Aug 1 save some $$$