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  1. Picked up an AltRider Rear Brake Master Cylinder Guard for the KTM 1190 Adventure / R , and an AltRider Side Stand Foot for the KTM 1190 Adventure / R today at the EuroMoto 2015 today. Was able to call in and order them ahead of time and have them bring them to the show to avoid shipping. Thanks Altrider! Always a pleasure to deal with. The rear master cylinder guard looks like this... And the side stand foot like this... I didn't get home in time to install them today. But hopefully I'll get a few minutes tomorrow, as I don't think it'll take that long. However I'm throwing a 5th birthday party for my son... So who knows. All that aside, when I get it done, I'll post up some pics and initial thoughts. Then return after some thorough use and review it again. Currently I'm already running their bash plate and rear racks. Suppose I should get some good pics of those as well. So far so good with them. I'll say a little more once I get a couple pics up. If anyone else is running Altrider kit and would like to contribute, by all means, jump in and get after it! *Just to clarify, I have zero afiliation with Altrider other than enjoying they're hard parts and 2013 and 2014 Hoh rallies.
  2. Eric Hall

    AltRider's Taste of Dakar 2016

    Having a great time here so far. We got in Thursday afternoon and went riding today. Rich and I did this huge hill in the dunes
  3. 1 review

    The resilient face of the headlight guard is precision cut from impact-resistant polycarbonate – the same material used in bullet-proof windows. This polycarbonate is formulated with a hardened scratch resistant surface both front and rear. The face attaches to the stainless steel frame with a custom machined aluminum ball and rubber socket connection that provides a sturdy connection free of any vibration. These innovative fasteners make removal of the guard for cleaning a cinch – no tools required. The polycarbonate guard is also interchangeable with all other versions of the AltRider headlight guard. The stainless steel frame of the polycarbonate headlight guard is anchored on all four corners of the headlight to provide a robust foundation to absorb impacts. Unlike other available headlight guards, installation is simple and doesn’t require removal of the blinker stalks or any bodywork. The top is mounted using OEM bolts while the bottom uses provided stainless steel hardware. The metal frame is laser-cut and grain finished. The frame is available in brushed stainless or powdercoat black finish – both are incredibly resistant to rust and weathering. The headlight guard will fit both the halogen and LED headlights. The AltRider polycarbonate headlight guard also includes a specially designed glare guard. This durable vinyl decal attaches to the wind deflector below the windshield. The refined matte finish prevents light from reflecting off the windshield into the riders eyes.
  4. 0 reviews

    The AltRider SYNCH (siNGk) Dry Bags are the culmination of 15 years of off-road camping experience, world traveling, and soft goods design, all rolled into a single easy-to-use and durable package. The 14 liter capacity bag is a fully tape-seam sealed body construction made of 14oz vinyl coated fabric (“Truckers Tarp”). The SYNCH bags are designed to be 100% dust and waterproof, engineered to withstand the most extreme temperatures and wet weather over hundreds and thousands of miles of trails and roads. SYNCH was designed with accessibility and flexibility in mind. Each bag features daisy chains for easy lashing of camping gear like bed rolls and tents. There are four anchor points with high strength nylon D-rings for strapping the bags to the bike and for connecting bags to each other. All of the anchor patches are made from a military grade, waterproof and chemical resistant neoprene. Designed for quick entry, the side openings allow access to either of the bags two openings without having to release the tie-down straps. This holds true when the bags are stacked on each other as well. Each 14 liter dry bag includes 2 tie-down straps. One end of the tie-down features a soft-loop style closure, perfect for attaching to crash-bars, trellis frames, luggage racks and other great tie-down points. The other end is a heavy duty, steel wire-gated military grade nylon snap-hook for securing to the bags. Features list: Capacity: 14 Liters (perfect pannier topper) 14oz waterproof and durable “truckers tarp” Military-spec neoprene on all anchor patches Tape-seam sealed construction for water and dust proof performance 1 daisy chains for extra gear lash-points 4 nylon D-rings for tie-down and stacking options 2 custom tie-down straps (can be used as shoulder straps for portage) Available in black or white
  5. zodillyicous

    AltRider's HOH Rainforest Ride 201X

    I completed this ride/event in 2013 and 2014. Both times were great and I would recommend for those in the general PNW. It isn’t nearly the event the Taste of Dakar is down in Pahrump NV, but still a good event. Unfortunately, it looks like AltRider will not be doing in 2015 (typically held in August.) However, I wouldn’t be surprised to see in again in the future or potentially complete your own ride in the area. if you get the chance there are a lot of great options on the Olympic Peninsula/Olympic mountains. I do have some GPS tracks and maps I could share for those that are interested/PM me. 2013 was held at Satstop Center which is roughly straight north of Montesano WA off of HWY 12. There are a lot of riding options in the area and it is a bit remote. The facilities were decent but not the fanciest. Below is a screenshot of the event. Red was route in, yellow was morning, blue afternoon and purple out. 2014 was held at Skokomish Park on Lake Cushman. The facilities were top notch but the campground/area is pretty busy. AltRider setup a good sized event area and kept our group together. Red was route. You can see the silverware mid-point which was the lunch stop. The blue is the pavement back to camp. It is good ride for pavement and included on many of the day rides from Seattle (Hood Canal Loop) but you did end the day with 70 miles of slab back to camp. Here is a slimmed down event summary: (Food was catered by Mary from the Skokomish Indian tribe both years and was great.) Friday – Everyone arrives and sets up camp in the evening. Signing up for groups begins and typically ends at breakfast Saturday. Dinner, event introduction, campfire, a few drinks, and then early to bed for the ride. 2013 event had a large grassy area were everyone setup camp with a few who went into the woods. 2014 had RV type campsites shared by tents and then areas between the campsites where the rest of us squeezed in. Saturday - Eat a hearty breakfast and break into groups based on skill level for a staggered GPS-led ride. This event typically has everyone on the same tracks regardless of skill. The higher skill riders typically just go faster and have more side adventures. 2013 tracks include quite a few switch backs which allow advanced/faster riders more mileage while allowing slower/less advanced/casual riders short cuts. 2014 routes were a bit of a disappointment for me as I had the same route from a book/GPS tracks already. It wasn’t nearly as challenging/enjoyable as the 2013 routes. After a riders meeting and brief training seminar, head out onto your adventure ride through diverse terrain amongst the stunning forests, bridges across vista’s and lakes, twisty dirt road and gravel roads. Halfway through the Saturday ride, we’ll stop for a scrumptious lunch at a scenic picnic point. Come back from your epic day of riding to a big dinner back at the campsite. There is typically some sort of speaker/videos/awards event after dinner. Fire and drinks continue through the evening. Sunday – Typically includes a good breakfast and then everyone breaks camp. 2013 include good a GPS track back through the mountains from camp to 101. 2014 was choose your own adventure (left on your own to map it out.) The ride includes: 2 nights of camping under the stars at a campground than years past GPS self-led routes in the Olympic National Forest (near the Hoh Rainforest.) 5 delicious meals prepared by the Skokomish tribe – fresh oysters from the local bay, elk stew, seafood chowder is on the menu Locally crafted beer to be enjoyed nightly by a crackling fire Awesome prizes and giveaways from event sponsors Off-road teaching seminars from informative instructors. Optional/additional fee off-road training on Friday before event. I personally didn't take too many pictures of the event but here are a few. Great views from all the peaks. Our group found a side excursion near Lake Quinault where we able to get on the river rock. We had a small group of about 4 bikes heading back to Seattle. Apparently there was a 'Scooter Club' ride that jumped on behind us. I have never seen a full lane of the ferry taken up by 2 wheelers.
  6. Eric Hall

    AltRider Luggage Rack System

    5 reviews

    The AltRider Luggage System for the BMW R 1200 GS just might be the most versatile on the market - featuring five different mounting configurations, several attachment options for RotopaX fuel packs, interfaces for the Givi Monokey top case system (requires Givi top casemounting kit - sold separately), and four separate mount points for RAM ball mounts. This allows for easy mounting of an action camera in the perfect location without the need for additional complicated clamps. You can decide to ride with a lot of luggage or with a pillion, and the luggage rack will accommodate your needs at a moment’s notice. Although available separately, the two racks in the system work best together. The well thought out design features two racks which are CNC machined from 3/16 inch (4.75 mm) thick anodized aluminum, and are flanged to increase strength and create tie down points. Varied cutouts make it easy to strap, tie down, or hook bags or other items securely. The finishes are superb on this rack with all chamfered cutouts which results in smooth edges all around. The rear rack comes with a bracket – also made from 3/16 inch (4.75 mm) thick aluminum – which is used to mount in the low position and reinforce several mount/hook locations. When mounted in the lower position, the rear luggage rack has the added bonus of providing protection for the rear blinkers if the bike goes down. Installation of the pillion rack takes no time at all since it attaches and releases the same way the pillion seat does – with the key – so extra tools are unnecessary. There is no rack system on the market that provides all these configurations within the same product. Other manufacturers have simply made multiple parts, so the rider has to decide at the time of purchase how, what type, and how much luggage will be carried. With the AltRider solution, the rider can now configure the luggage system to the current need. GIVI Monokey top cases can be fitted with the GIVI Mounting Kit -- no need for the additional cost of an adapter plate. NOT COMPATIBLE WITH GIVI Trekker 52L Top Case. Made of 3/16 inch (4.75 mm) anodized aluminum Interfaces with Givi Monokey top case system (requires Givi Top case mounting kit) Interfaces with Rotopax Fuel system Interfaces with RAM mounts Available in Silver or Black Length: 26 inches Width: 16 inches Depth: 1.5 inches Weight: 5.5 lbs When installing BMW Vario Luggage, utilize 7 M8 washers to shim up underneath the rear luggage rack to avoid any interference when utilizing in the lower position. If running BMW Vario Luggage, please add a note at checkout for additional washers. This product can be fitted to the R 1200 GS Adventure only if the OEM stainless steel luggage rack is removed.
  7. Official ride report thread for this year's TOD event
  8. Rogers

    KTM 1290 Super Adventure (2017)

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    Amazing machine. I've noticed its not as high quality as a BMW but its definitely built for my riding style. KTM has come short on my deal and hasn't activated KTM my ride, hill assist, quick shift, or heated grips. They don't know how to make these options work. It's been a month sense I bought the bike and I haven't got to fully use my bike yet.
  9. 0 reviews

    The AltRider SYNCH (siNGk) Dry Bags are the culmination of 15 years of off-road camping experience, world traveling, and soft goods design, all rolled into a single easy-to-use and durable package. The 38 liter capacity bag is a fully tape-seam sealed, D-shaped body construction made of 14oz vinyl coated fabric (“Truckers Tarp”). The D profile gives this bag a flat bottom panel for better stability. The SYNCH bags are designed to be 100% dust and waterproof, engineered to withstand the most extreme temperatures and wet weather over hundreds and thousands of miles of trails and roads. SYNCH was designed with accessibility and flexibility in mind. Each bag features daisy chains for easy lashing of camping gear like bed rolls and tents. There are four anchor points with high strength nylon D-rings for strapping the bags to the bike and for connecting bags to each other. All of the anchor patches are made from a military grade, waterproof and chemical resistant neoprene. Designed for quick entry, the side openings allow access to either of the bags two openings without having to release the tie-down straps. This holds true when the bags are stacked on each other as well. Each 38 liter dry bag includes 2 tie-down and 2 stacking straps. One end of the tie-down features a soft-loop style closure, perfect for attaching to crash-bars, trellis frames, luggage racks and other great tie-down points. The other end is a heavy duty, steel wire-gated military grade nylon snap-hook for securing to the bags. Features list: Capacity: 38 Liters Wide-mouth roll-down opening with cinching straps 14oz waterproof and durable “truckers tarp” Military-spec neoprene on all anchor patches Tape-seam sealed construction for water and dust proof performance 2 daisy chains for extra gear lash-points 8 nylon D-rings for tie-down and stacking options 2 custom tie-down straps (can be used as shoulder straps for portage) 2 custom stacking straps (for connecting to other bags and gear) Available in black or white
  10. 1 review

    Your BMW R 1200 GS can only go as fast as you can stop, so keep your brake system in top condition. Bolt on some protection for your rear brake master cylinder. Light but durable, this aluminum guard provides more coverage than the stock OEM guard. Available in black or silver. Lightweight aluminum Bolt on protection Quick, easy installation Anodized finish in black or silver Includes Loctite (except on international orders) Height: 1 inch Width: 3 inches Depth: 6 inches Weight: 0.1 lbs
  11. AltRider announced today a new line of protection parts (skid plates, oil cooler guards, headlight guards, radiator guards, luggage racks, high fender mounts) for the Ducati Scrambler as well as three Triumph bikes: Bonneville, Scrambler and Thruxton.
  12. Jason R

    BMW F800 GS Adventure (2014)

    1 comment

    This is the largest bike I have ever owned. Love it. Very capable of long rides then jumping off road.
  13. TypeJ

    Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (2016)

    0 comments

    I friggin love it!
  14. Nate J.

    Yamaha Super Tenere (2012)

    1 comment

    I've been riding for for about 28 years on many different genres of bikes - from dirt, to cruiser, to crotch rocket. I have to say, this bike is by far the best I have had the pleasure of owning and riding. It's versatility, quality, and capability coupled with it's reasonable price point make it a win win!
  15. 1 review

    The average person takes 0.5 to 1 full second to react to hazards. Traveling at 60 MPH, a rider will travel 25 to 50 feet before being able to properly react. Most OEM brake pedals have a single-positioned small footprint, yet most ADV riders substantially change foot positioning as they switch between standing and sitting. If your foot is not already situated correctly on the rear brake pedal, you are now potentially doubling reaction time and distance to make what could be a critical stop. This is why you see all motorcycle racers with 1 or 2 fingers on the front brake lever in photographs. AltRider has taken away this additional hazard with the patent pending DualControl Brake System. There are two parts to the AltRider DualControl Brake System that enhance control and reaction time; a riser and an enlarger plate. Riser When in a seated position, a rider’s bent knee naturally puts the angle of the foot pointed down 90 degrees from the lower leg, while a standing position creates a straighter leg and raises the angle of your foot to a more horizontal position. Using the OEM brake pedal, there is no way to keep the correct brake control position when both sitting and standing. With the AltRider enlarger and riser combined, there are now two levels in which to engage the rear brake, putting your foot in optimal position regardless of riding position. As every rider is different, there are two riser heights available depending on your riding style. For those needing additional customization, risers can also be swapped out. Enlarger The ever-changing terrain of off-road riding means your entire body is constantly moving and adjusting. The billet aluminum enlarger plate gives your foot a greater surface area to work with, affording you more control of the rear brake. The enlarger plate is precision fit to each bike model ensuring long-term stability. Optional and replaceable grip pins are provided for further customization. Both products are available separately or as a kit. Stainless steel bottom plate and hardware to endure the abrasions of off-road riding 100% designed and manufactured in the USA 25.4 mm riser height available Pins provided with enlarger for enhanced grip, extras included Enlarger and Riser available in black or silver Patent Pending Replaces KTM, Husqvarna, and Husaberg OEM part numbers: 60013051000, 54813951000, 81213951000, 54813051100 and 54813051000. Fits: KTM 1190 Adventure / R KTM 1290 Super Adventure KTM 990 and 950 Adventure KTM 690 Enduro KTM 125-540cc bikes Husqvarna 125-501 cc bikes
  16. 1 review

    TASTE OF DAKAR From sand dunes to stretches of cracked sandbeds, dirt trails winding around valleys and everything in between -- the desert offers unique riding opportunities for ADV enthusiasts. Join us for an epic weekend adventure for the 4th annual Taste of Dakar in Pahrump, Nevada on March 11-13th. This gripping adventure includes GPS-led routes, 5 square meals and snacks for the weekend, adult beverages, nightly entertainment, and the opportunity to ride and train with professional riders. The Taste of Dakar registration includes: 2 nights of camping at the Wine Ridge RV Resort Epic GPS led routes for every skill level in the beautiful off road routes near Death Valley 5 delicious catered southwestern meals Beer and adult beverages A stylish AltRider Taste of Dakar t-shirt Exciting prize giveaways from event sponsors Friday // Roll into the quaint town of Pahrump for registration before a delicious catered dinner right at the campsite, Wine Ridge RV Resort. Set up shop for the weekend and enjoy a few drinks before tucking in for a full day of riding the next day. Saturday // After a hearty breakfast, break into groups based on skill level for the awesome ride into the desert. Don't forget your cameras and Go-Pro's for your awesome adventure through dirt roads, dry cracked sandbeds, dunes and desert brush against the stunning mountainscape. Halfway through the Saturday ride, we'll stop to enjoy a filling lunch and swap stories from the first part of the day. Ride for the rest of the afternoon with your groups and return from your epic day to a special dinner back at the campsite, albeit with new friends and fond memories. If you have time, take a dip at the pool and hot tub at the RV resort. Sunday // Wake up to another delicious breakfast and break down your campsite for your ride home. Register for the Taste of Dakar by adding the Event/Ride Only option to your cart and check out. You will be receiving itineraries and more information a few weeks before the event. BLACK SWAN MOTO OFF-ROAD RIDING SCHOOL Need an off-road refresher course? Or even a full-on introduction to off-road riding? Black Swan Moto will be conducting a one-day class on Friday the 11th before the AltRider Taste of Dakar event. Learn all the tricks and tips of off-road riding from instructors with 10+ years of training experience and get prepared with a teaser of all the terrain for the weekend course. Register for this class and the Taste of Dakar event by adding the "Event/Ride + Friday Class" to your cart. You will be receiving itineraries and more information a few weeks before the event. Motorcycle rentals at a special Taste of Dakar event price are available through MotoQuest: Email [email protected] for any questions about Taste of Dakar or the Black Swan Moto class.
  17. 1 review

    Connect your Altrider Lower Crash Bars with your OEM upper crash bars.
  18. "Taste of Dakar" began back in 2012 when AltRider decided they wanted to do a couple of things. One was establish a relationship with the riding community through a destination type event. The other was to literally give riders a taste of what riding the Dakar rally might look like. Now of course the Dakar is run by professionals on custom designed 450cc rally bikes over severe terrain in stages that are sometimes 1,000 km or longer. This was designed to be more for the weekend adventure bike rider and has levels of difficulty depending on what type of rider you are (A, B, C). The first was held at Shoshone RV park in Shoshone, CA. This was really more of an experiment and it's clear AltRider has learned much because each event has been better than the one before. Here's a video from that first one. I got my tracks jacked up because my 60 CSx won't handle tracks of over 500 points so it truncated most of the "intermediate" tracks I wanted to ride and I think I ended up routing us on one of the advanced sections because it was a very long and loose sand wash. Luckily, Jimmy Lewis rode by and showed us an easier way out and we finished without too much trouble. The 2013 event was moved over to Pahrump, NV to the Lakeside RV resort. This wasn't really ideal since there was only one shower and the ducks from the lake crapped everywhere and were quacking all night long. It got really cold too, like 25 degrees. The tracks seemed better this year, at least the intermediate ones I rode. They asked me if I'd let two journalists ride in my group and I said "sure as long as they can ride." They could ride for sure! The highlight was ending at Big Dune and riding my 600 lb pig in dunes for the first time ever AND... with none other than Johnny Campbell and Jimmy Lewis. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! But this ride report is for the 2014 Taste of Dakar. In so many ways this event exceeded the prior two. For one, they held it at the Wine Ridge RV resort, which has MANY hot showers as well as a jacuzzi, laundry, car wash, wi-fi, etc... The tracks were AMAZING. And of course the weather was a treat; we had a major rain/snow storm blow through that actually made for epic desert riding conditions. Since the event, this video by Ride of My Life's Brad Barker, has really taken the event to mythical status. I rode up on Thursday with Rich and we had planned to ride the day before. We ended up riding the intermediate tracks in reverse order (no big deal really) but in the afternoon, the storm really intensified and we got caught in a flash flood and for a while, it was a bit dicey exactly how we would get ourselves out of that area...
  19. MikeyB

    BMW R1200 GS Adventure LC (2014)

    0 comments

    I love my BMW GS Adv. 'Nuff said. Best fun on two wheels since I had a sport bike. If anything my first thought when I bought it, as I rode away from the dealer, was "So THIS is what I'm missing out on."... Life is just different. And now my ZX10r sits in the garage, a proper race queen, having served me reliably for 27,000 miles... My GSA is not only my daily commute but my escape as well.
  20. 0 reviews

    Combine the versatility of an AltRider Hemisphere Tank Bag with the ingenuity of Powerlet with this Tank Bag Power Kit from AltRider. This kit allows you to power electronics inside the waterproof tank bag liner, while still being fully sealed from the elements. The fully waterproof connector is installed in the rigid wall of the tank bag -- creating a permanent seal every bit as rugged as the tank bag itself. The connector plugs into the provided SAE lead, and distributes power on the inside via a standard 12 volt socket or an SAE lead to allow for multiple configurations. This design maintains the ability to remove the tank bag from the harness. To power the kit, simply connect the SAE lead to your battery terminals or aftermarket fuse block. This kit ships with the Powerlet products pre-installed in the tank bag -- take the hassle out of doing it yourself. AltRider offers four different configurations based on rider preference and power location (see image at right): Front of bag, rider's right Front of bag, rider's left Rear of bag, rider's right Rear of bag, rider's left *Additional Powerlet USB Cigarette Adapter shown, not included. Available separately here. AltRider motorcycle accessories and luggage are 100% designed and manufactured in the USA Durable Hemisphere luggage backed by limited lifetime warranty Allows easy removal of powered tank bag from bike Powerlet adapter allows charging of electronics without sacrificing waterproof properties 11 liter main compartment capacity
  21. AltRider SYNCH Dry Bag The AltRider SYNCH (siNGk) Dry Bags are the culmination of 15 years of off-road camping experience, world traveling, and soft goods design, all rolled into a single easy-to-use and durable package. Each bag has a fully tape-seam sealed, D-shaped body construction made of 14oz vinyl coated fabric (“Truckers Tarp”). The SYNCH bags are designed to be 100% dust and waterproof, engineered to withstand the most extreme temperatures and wet weather over hundreds and thousands of miles of trails and roads. SYNCH was designed with accessibility and flexibility in mind. Each bag features daisy chains for easy lashing of camping gear like bed rolls and tents. There are four anchor points with high strength nylon D-rings for strapping the bags to the bike and for connecting bags to each other. All of the anchor patches are made from a military grade, waterproof and chemical resistant neoprene. Designed for quick entry, the side openings allow access to either of the bags two openings without having to release the tie-down straps. This holds true when the bags are stacked on each other as well. Each dry bag includes tie-downs, and the 25 and 38 liter include stacking straps. One end of the tie-down features a soft-loop style closure, perfect for attaching to crash-bars, trellis frames, luggage racks and other great tie-down points. The other end is a heavy duty, steel wire-gated military grade nylon snap-hook for securing to the bags. Features list: Wide-mouth roll-down opening with cinching straps 14oz waterproof and durable “truckers tarp” Military-spec neoprene on all anchor patches Tape-seam sealed construction for water and dust proof performance Daisy chain(s) for extra gear lash-points Nylon D-rings for tie-down and stacking options Custom tie-down straps (can be used as shoulder straps for portage) Custom stacking straps (for connecting to other bags and gear) 6 styles available; 14 Liter Black, 14 Liter White, 25 Liter Black, 25 Liter White, 38 Liter Black, and 38 Liter White
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