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  1. CORNISH, ME – August 24, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – HeliBars’® new Tour Performance® handlebar risers for Yamaha Super Ténéré adventure bikes offer a simple, inexpensive and effective way to improve the big, brutish machine’s ergonomics for additional all-day comfort on tarmac and trail. Heli designed different risers to fit both generations of this capable bike that improve leverage and the Ténéré’s handling, especially at lower speeds. For 2012-2013 models, the Tour Performance riser elevates the bike’s one-piece, tubular handlebar 2 inches and positions it 1-1/2 inches rearward, bringing the handgrips closer to the rider. For 2014 and later Ténérés, HeliBars built in a 1-1/4 inch rise to complement the current bike’s taller, three-piece triple clamp and also moves the handlebar back by 1-1/2 inches. To do so, riser kits for these bikes include a brake-line extension, whereas the earlier models simply use models utilize the stock hydraulic lines. Both one-piece risers are made from CNC-machined 6061 aluminum flat bar. Fitting flush in the top triple clamps for additional strength, they work on all standard and electronic-suspension-equipped models. Their beefy design and silver powdercoat match the bikes’ OEM finish. HeliBars‘ Super Ténéré Tour Performance Handlebar Risers require no modifications to install, making for a simple, one-hour job using common tools. To minimize complexity, the kits are engineered to accept all factory electrical components. Both kits come complete with high-quality Allen-head hardware and fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Engineered, tested and manufactured in Cornish, Maine, these Tour Performance Handlebar Risers–and all HeliBars products–are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee via Heli’s 30-day return policy, and come with a one-year warranty. Please visit HeliBars.com for more information about HeliBars’ innovative product line or call 800-859-4642. Additional company-related news is available on its Facebook page and YouTube channel. Defining Features Better ergonomics for additional all-day street and trail comfort Improved leverage and handling, especially at lower speeds Direct stock replacement for all model years No modifications necessary for installation Handlebar Rise: 2012 – 2013: 2 inches over stock positioning 2014 and later: 1-1/4 inches over stock positioning Brings hand grips 1-1/2 inches closer to the rider Machined to fit flush in the top triple tree for additional strength Designed to fit standard and electronic-suspension-equipped models Rigid, flex-free, high-quality construction Durable silver powdercoat finish 100% satisfaction guarantee via a 30-day return policy One-year warranty Engineered, tested and manufactured in Cornish, Maine Retail Price: 2012-2013: $129; 2014 and later: $149 About Heli Modified, Inc. Founded in 1987, Heli Modified, Inc. is based in Cornish, Maine. The company designs and manufactures HeliBars handlebars and handlebar riser systems for more than 70 different applications in the United States that greatly improve the ergonomics of adventure bikes, sportbikes, sport tourers, touring machines and cruisers, allowing motorcyclists to venture further and more often in greater comfort.
  2. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  3. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  4. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  5. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  6. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  7. 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.
  8. Steve Kamrad (the yeti on the left) and Spurgeon Dunbar raced (and won) their Triumph Tiger 800's in this all day race in Canada. Full story here.
  9. I first saw what was involved in removing a fuel tank on a KTM 1190 and was amazed at how many bolts and steps there were! I saw Tolga Basol do it in one of his videos and thought to myself "who wants to have to do that in the middle of Siberia?" This is something you need to be able to do in order to change your air filter. Well once you do it a few times it gets easier and with this new how-to demo video from Rottweiler Performance it's even easier.
  10. Hey guys and gals, thanks for the add. Fairly new to the larger ADV bikes as I recently purchased a used 2014 KTM 1190 ADV-S. I also own a 2016 KTM 500EXC. Since the purchase of the 1190 I've added the rottweiler performance stage 4 intake and stage 3 SAS removal along with dyno tune. I recently made a mount for a Garmin Montana 680T and look forward to many miles on the back roads. Arizona born and raised. Adam.
  11. Black Dog Cycle Works is known for their skid plates, particularly for the KTM's. I had one on my '11 GSA and have one now on the project 990 bike. They are the best. What's cool is Kurt from BDCW put his skid plate and some knobbies on his 1290 Super Adventure as I was hoping someone would eventually do. KTM seemed to shy to show this bike in the dirt but I knew it would be nearly as good as the 1190 and probably still better than the GS/GSA off road. I saw this in the mail today and thought I'd share... THE ULTIMATE ARMOR JUST GOT BETTER. Reimagined. Redesigned. After 6 months of development, we are very excited to announce our new design (2.0) of our skid plates for the KTM 1190 and 1290 Adventures. Our original 1290 skid plate was groundbreaking (literally), but we're not ones to rest on our laurels. Since we first released our Ultimate Skid Plates over 2 years ago, we've continually been out there riding and testing-and asking if we can make anything better for our customers. And when we see an opportunity to improve protection-we do it. Being a small, innovative company with a focus, we pride ourselves in our ability to develop the absolute best products on the planet for your adventure bike. Our original concept has more than lived up to our expectations, proving itself time and time again to be the most rugged, long-lasting skid plate available -- with top ratings for ease of maintenance -- a high priority in our book. So why redesign something this good? Our vision for excellence has elevated with our experience in the industry over the years. We saw an opportunity to fine-tune a few areas of the design, really tailoring it to your bike's specific needs. And we've listened to the market's requests for ventilation holes since the 1190/1290 motor can sometimes run a bit on the warm side. You asked, and we made it happen. See more about our design improvements on our website by clicking on the following links: KTM 1190 Adventure - Standard & R KTM 1290 Super Adventure
  12. PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Twenty different BMW motorcycle models will be available for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days attendees to demo for free, July 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, courtesy of BMW Motorrad. "We recently launched five new models and are proud to offer them and many more for attendees of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to demo," said Sarah Schilke, BMW Motorrad national marketing manager. "BMW has a huge line-up this year and this event will be a great place for riders to determine which of our many different models best fits their riding style." Bikes available to demo include the R 1200 series and the S 1000 line, the GS Adventure models, K 1300 and K 1600 touring models and the popular the R nineT. Rides will leave between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12. All riders are required to provide: Valid driver's license showing a current motorcycle endorsement DOT-approved helmet and eye protection Long pants Long sleeve shirt Gloves Over-the-ankle boots To ride any of the models, riders must be at least 21 years old. For models rated with more than 125 horsepower, the minimum age is 25 years. Passengers are permitted, but must wear all required protective equipment. For 2015, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the facility, which houses the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and other thematic exhibits that celebrate motorcycling's heritage. The museum was founded in 1990 to provide a permanent home to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which celebrates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America through the recognition of the sport's greatest heroes. Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days are donated to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501©(3) non-profit organization tasked with funding the operation of the museum and Hall of Fame activities. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the home of the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which includes road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing. Another top attraction is North America's largest motorcycle swap meet with parts, bikes and memorabilia from all eras. Bike shows bring out examples of some of history's most beloved motorcycles, while stunt shows, such as the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, and demo rides of current production bikes keep attendees entertained. Seminars feature some of the country's leading experts on numerous motorcycling topics. It all adds up to one of motorcycling's premier events. Learn more, see photos and read stories from past AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com. To receive the latest news and updates about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/vmdupdates or search for the hashtag #AMAVMD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  13. WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – RECALL Subject: Vent Hose Clamp may Damage Rear Brake Line Report Receipt Date: APR 08, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V210000 Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Potential Number of Units Affected: 409 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make KTM Model 690 ENDURO R Model Year(s) 2015 Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc. SUMMARY: KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015 690 Enduro R motorcycles manufactured November 1, 2014, to February 28, 2015. The rear brake line from the ABS pressure modulator to the foot brake cylinder may have been damaged during the assembly process and/or be subject to subsequent damage caused by contact with the spring clamp of the crank case ventilation hose. CONSEQUENCE: A damaged brake line may cause a loss of rear braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: KTM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the positioning of the crank case ventilation hose clamp, correcting it as necessary. Any damaged brake line will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. Note: Owners are advised to not ride their motorcycle until the recall has been remedied. NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  14. CUPERTINO, CA – April 24, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Scrambler is out of the yellow container and has arrived at dealerships all over North America, along with Ducati’s new 205 horsepower flagship Superbike: the 1299 Panigale. Also arriving just in time for summer, the all-new Multistrada 1200 DVT will be rolling off the production line soon. These three motorcycles are the most significant additions to the Ducati family in years and can all be seen at local Ducati showrooms, which can be found through the dealer locator at www.ducati.com. Multistrada 1200 DVT: The Multistrada 1200 DVT – a bike that revolutionized the motorcycling world when it was launched in 2010 – has undergone a complete redesign, cementing its place as a game-changer in the sport-touring category. The 2015 model is equipped with an unprecedented combination of torque, horsepower, and low fuel consumption and sets new electronics benchmarks as the first motorcycle in the industry to feature Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT). Already the ultimate “four bikes in one,” the all-new Multistrada now includes electronic cruise control as a standard feature, and is a game-changer across the board.
  15. Eric Hall

    690 Adventure?

    t’s been eight long years since the KTM 640 Adventure last appeared on showroom floors. Since 1998, the 640 Adventure was beloved for its light weight, 300+ mile fuel range and long-travel suspension that made it a highly capable long-distance off-road travel machine. There was much to love about the... http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/spy-photos-ktm-690-adventure/
  16. From the KTM Corporation Blog: KTM’s Marc Coma took an incredible fifth victory at the 2015 edition of the Dakar rally and it was also the orange manufacturer’s 14th consecutive win at the race credited with being one of the toughest in the world. Almost two weeks after the event and Coma is jubilant, but visibly tired after numerous interviews and celebrations as he returned to his home place in Avià, Spain. We caught up with the Dakar-man to talk about the feat he conquered this year and his reflection on the race after returning home. Talking about his overall feeling of the race Coma explained that while it was of course difficult, it’s a credit to the preparation and the work from the team to reach this result again. “Of course the feeling is super and I’m very happy. We worked very hard with all of the team together; everyone knew what they had to do at each moment, and when it’s a tough race like Dakar you need that. The preparation is important for the arrival at the end. From the mechanical side it was fantastic, but also physically I felt good and my riding level was okay. It was a hard race like always, and the competition was close, but in the end we could handle it.” Planning is a key part of the Dakar, and while most teams have a plan from the beginning, Coma was forced to re-think his strategy after a moose issue in the back wheel on day two. He lost 12 minutes to the leaders, and had to push a lot more than he would normally, but his consistency once again paid off. The marathon stages were also where his competitors lost valuable time, so the Spaniard explained that while it was as tough as ever, the strategy for the marathon stages continued to be the same and it paid off. “To handle the marathon stages is key for the Dakar, particularly in the second part of the rally. It’s okay to go fast, but in these stages you have to be careful and not just go full gas. You have to manage the tyres and everything to make sure you can get to the end. It’s a real balance.” In comparison to other Dakar’s the most talked about stages were day two, and the salt flats, which haven’t been included in the route previously. Both of those days were at the extreme, and saw a lot of riders forced to retire, although Coma says the spectacle of the salt flats was also a highlight and reaching the end of this stage was almost like a victory. “To compare each Dakar is difficult. Of course the conditions we found in the salt flats were terrible. With the salt, water, cold and this stuff getting into the engines was really tough and a bit different compared to the other races. From a highlight point of view the picture from this Dakar is the salt flats, and the pictures we have from Bolivia are the feeling to remember from the Dakar in 2015, although for me it was on the limit for us.” “To be all together in the white skyline, all lined up was something interesting, but to get to the end of this stage was just like a survival. It was a big victory; it was very hard for the engine, and to understand what was going on, whether it was too hot because of the mixture off the flats on the bike, or whether to go fast, or how to manage the situation; it was not an easy thing to find the limit.” The final day of the rally was red flagged due to the horrendous muddy conditions the riders found themselves in. Coma of course was first to reach the red flag as victor of the race. A fifth victory is a massive achievement, and spanning over a long period when the race has changed so considerably; different continents, different engine capacities and changes in the competition. “The conditions on the final day were very hard. The tyres we have are for the desert, we have heavy bikes and the conditions were dangerous. I was really focused to find a good rhythm, because in those conditions it’s easy to fall, and when I saw the red flag I was like ‘wow’ now it’s finished.” “Every year is difficult, and the race is close. The other teams are pushing hard, but we are still at the top. It’s also the first time I’ve won two consecutive Dakars, which is great. My first victory was in 2006, which was a long time ago, when the race was in a different continent, with a completely different bike, and it’s positive that we can survive all of these changes. This gives me a good feeling and makes this win even more special. If you look at the picture from that time to now it’s completely different.” “We always knew Paolo and Joan would be strong competitors, and their level from the world championship, so I expected them to be close all the way through. It was not a surprise for me, but the result is something we are proud of.” It’s a team affair though and while Jordi Viladoms was runner-up last year, he helped Marc once again until he was forced to retire on that notorious salt flat stage. Marc explained how important the teammates are in the Dakar. “Jordi really helped me a lot in the first marathon stage, and right through the race until he had to stop. He was a big help for me and then also Ruben (Faria) was helping me a lot when he was close to me. But it’s also true that some days I was alone in front of all the Honda team. In the end we are on the bike, and it’s important that the race was still played fairly. Nobody made crazy things, or did stupid things like making dust, so from a sporting side I think this is important, because this is the spirit of the Dakar.” A clip of Marc has been shown virally around the internet on social networking of Marc stopping to take a ‘selfie’ with a fan, which may surprise some people, as he’s racing! But Marc is truly a man who takes care of the fans and he explained what happened. “Yes. It was a surprise because I didn’t think anyone was filming it! I saw one paper with my name at the side of the road and it was in the liaison and not under pressure. Of course in the stage I cannot stop like that, but in the transfer I had some time and it was nice for the fans!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&v=-shmNqVR_qM&x-yt-ts=1422579428 For the rest of the KTM team there were celebrations and disappointments for the riders. Britain´s Sam Sunderland went out early after winning a stage, Matthias Walkner from Austria won a stage in his rookie year and was a top-ten rider until he retired with altitude sickness, while Australian Toby Price took a podium at his first attempt. Marc is pivotal in helping the next generation of riders for KTM, as he trains and rides with them leading into the Dakar race, and he explained how he feels the young riders have a lot of potential for the future. “Dakar is like that. You make a mistake like that and you pay for one year. It’s a pity because Sam has a big potential, but in the end he made a mistake and he paid a high price for that. He’s young though, and he will have a lot more Dakar races in front of him. He doesn’t need to add pressure because of that and in the end the only point we can make is he still has some learning to do.” “I also have so much respect for Toby. To get on the podium in the first year as a rookie, wow, big respect. You can understand a little bit the potential he has; the first time in the race and he’s on the podium, plus he’s very consistent. With Matthias he started very hard and pushing a lot, so he got some good results, but in the end he paid for that also. His energy was going down and I think he got a big picture to understand the race, plus how to make a better preparation for next year. With the results he did get I think we can see his potential. I think we have to be quietly confident that there’s a good future in the KTM team.” KTM is proud of its achievement in rally, which remains at the very heart of the company from the days that Heinz Kinigadner raced in the 90’s. Marc is quick to point out how important it is to have a good team, as they also have a lot of work with little sleep. “Of course a big part of this victory is the work from the team, especially when you see how the bike arrived at the end of the stage. Particularly with the salt flats, the bike was rebuilt 100% completely. They changed all the pieces they can change with the rules so we didn’t get a penalty. To go to sleep and see only the frame there, and you can say wow this is our team and they are working hard.” “14 victories is amazing. KTM has to be very proud, as it’s a lot of work. From the start the spirit that the rally department has created with Hans Trunkenpolz all those years ago is still alive with Stefan (Huber) and all the guys working on the project. It’s this motivation that is really important.” After returning from the race Marc has been busy with the media and all of the requests to congratulate his good work. He’s looking forward to planning for the year, visiting the KTM headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria followed by a well-earned break. “It was a busy week after Dakar. After taking the victory it is nice to come home, but there’s always a lot of things to do here in Spain with visits, the journalists, and I’m still doing that, but I hope at some point next week I can take a break to clear my head and to recover the energy. With the body I’m feeling better and better. I can sleep and I feel better than last week, but from the mental side I need a break. Every day talking about the same things, and I have to make a complete break to process what’s happened.” “The plan is to go to Mattighofen to visit all the KTM people that were not in the Dakar, and to have some meetings to make a plan for the development side for the year. I also have to prepare the season and everything, so this is the main point before I’ll take some holidays. Then it all starts again!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&v=dwSCS0LOxH4&x-yt-ts=1422579428 Photos: Marc Coma | www.ktmimages.com
  17. Anyone else see this oxidation of their paralever arm? I saw this on Rich's bike and they said at the dealer it's a known issue. I just thought it was a copper color on purpose.
  18. SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 27, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Warp 9 is pleased to announce its latest masterpiece. OEM sized KTM 950 and 990 Adventure wheel sets. The Front wheel is running the OEM size 21” x 2.15” Rim and the Rear wheel is also OEM sized at 18” x 4.25”. the front rim we paid special attention to and made the rim out of our best 7050 grade aluminum and then rolled it 1mm thicker than stock to produce the best front Wheel possible for the Adventures. Warp 9 then topped it off with ABS ready 300mm Floating Rotors on the front and a 240mm Floating Rotor on the rear. Built up with oversized stainless spokes and nipples these wheels are ready for the back country. About Warp 9 Racing Warp 9 Racing is a Global leader in aftermarket performance wheels. For more information please contact www.warp9racing.com or give us a call at 801 699-7979
  19. This should apply to the GS as well and to all the oilhead models. No pics (yet) but I am happy to report no bloody knuckles. I got one minor scratch on my right middle finger. For anyone looking to change their front shock (rear is pretty easy), here's how to do it... First you want to remove your lower engine guards. This can be a challenge for some because the top fasteners tend to be hard to get to and loosen without stripping. Then you wan to remove the alternator belt cover. Why? Because it gets in the way of pulling out the shock and putting the new one in later. Next you want to remove a screw holding the front brake line on the right side of the bike. If you don't do this then you won't have slack to droop the front suspension low enough to get the shock out. It's tight in there and I found an L-shaped torx from my tool kit was the best solution. You have to somehow jack the bike up from the skid plate but with the rear still on the ground. I was able to lift it (with a friend) on top of my pannier, but a floor jack is probably ideal and safer. I also secured the bike with a strap from the middle of the handlebars to a hook firmly screwed into a beam in the roof of my garage. Then remove the top tank panel, as well as the two side panels and gas cap (four black screws). I put a rag in the tank opening so those screws holding the gas cap on don't accidentally fall in. Leave the front screws on the side plastic pieces secure; just take off the other two. These are just metal panels; it's really not that hard. Remember the longer screws go in that middle hole of the side plastic pieces. The rest should be roughly the same length. At this point you should be able to put a socket on the top bolt of the shock and take that top nut off. If you have a nifty ratcheting box-end wrench then you may be able to get away with not removing the top tank panel. It might be 15mm or 17 mm or in my case 11/16ths". Not a lot of room to work with. Keep the top bushing/spacer and remember to put it back on top of the new shock later. Remove the lower shock bolt from the right side. At this point, the shock should fall out of the top bracket and come loose from the lower mount. If it doesn't come loose from the lower mount, you can knock it back with a rubber mallet or something until it comes free. Also be sure to keep the rubber bushings and/or spacer that goes on top of the shock but below the top bracket. Then simply put the new shock in but make sure you put the top rubber washer below the bracket back on the new shock. Put the top end in first, then you can slide it forward and down into the lower shock mount. Tighten down the lower shock bolt to 30 ft/lbs/40 Nm and some blue loctite. At this point you can lower your bike back to the floor and on its center stand. Make sure the top of the shock is properly seated through the hole in the bracket. Place that other rubber washer you removed from your other shock on top and then secure with the top nut. I put a bit of blue loctite on it. Tighten down to 25 ft/lbs/34 Nm. Ah, but the shock turns when you try to tighten it! At first I tried a strap wrench but it wasn't really gripping. I finally found the crescent wrench from my tool bag (or 19mm open end wrench) would fit on the very top nut below the top bracket and prevent the shock from turning when you're tightening it. Yes, you will need the assistance of a buddy (two man job). Then you can put the alternator cover back on (not a bad time to consider changing your belt if it's been on there for more than 24K miles), as well as re-secure the front brake line on the right side. Then put your lower engine bars back on. That also can be a challenge and take two sets of hands and maybe some straps to pull the upper bars into alignment so you can attach them to the lower bars.
  20. It all started in June of ’14. I found out I had a few days of vacation to use or lose at work, and at the last minute (3 days before departure) I decided to take a few days off and do a ride from Salt Lake City up through Yellowstone National park to Montana, and then back down through Idaho and back to Salt Lake. I called one of my riding buddies, he jumped on his Harley, and off we went. A motley pair - Me on my Tenere, and him on his Harley. There was no plan. It was ride, find a place to camp, ride, repeat. On day 1 we rode from Salt Lake up past Jackson Hole Wyoming with plans to camp in an ‘un-reserveable’ campground right outside the South entrance of Yellowstone. Well, as things sometimes go we found the un-reserveable campground not only full but half reserved. We rode around the loop of the campground once, and then started to ride the loop again just in case we’d missed something. As we rounded a corner on the second circuit of the campground this crazy German guy in a Touratech riding suit came bounding out of the bushes holding up his hand for us to stop. We did, and he began to inform us that the campground was full, but we we’re welcome to share his campspot with him and his wife! What luck! We quickly agreed, and thus a long-standing friendship was born with Claudia and Mirko of http://www.2ar.eu. 2 Adventure riders on the ride of their lives through the Americas on a charity Mission. We ended up spending the next few days with them as we explored Yellowstone, but I won’t get into that in this account. It was decided in those days that we would meet again in the Fall as they made their way back South from Canada to central America - we’d meet back up in Salt Lake City and do a tour of Southern Utah! Throughout the rest of the Summer I planned the Southern Utah Tour, figured out the routes we would take, and in early October Claudia and Mirko showed up with John Colyer of https://www.facebook.com/anomalyadv in tow. We spent a week in Salt Lake getting everybody ready, and then off we went - South for a planned 9 day tour of 6 National Parks - Zion, Bryce, Escalante, Capital Reef, Arches, And Canyonlands (Moab). It turned into 10 days however, as it got really windy on the day we we’re supposed to ride back to Salt Lake from Moab, and we all felt that was a good enough excuse to extend the trip another day! Hahaha. I won’t bore you with a long-winded account of the trip. That’s what video is for! Here’s a rather long, 15 minute account of the trip. Obviously you can’t fit 10 days of fun and adventure into a 15 minute video, but this was the best I could do! Enjoy! Oh, and if anyone wants to enjoy this route themselves HIT ME UP!!!! I’d be more than happy to do it again with a group, and I won’t even charge a tour-guide fee! Or, if you're interested, I can provide some links/coordinates of camping and trails along the route.
  21. I was going to start the thread with a I've been doing a lot of LDR lately (Long Distance Riding, duh!) and I need more gas crap, but to be honest, I love how the extra fuel canister looks on my bike. The problem I had is that I didn't want to the rotopax to be on the sides or the back but on top of the side aluminum cases. Right under my Wolfman rollie bags. But there was no way to strap them properly so I had to improvise. Total cost of project: $15 Total man hours spent: 1 Total beers consumed: 3 Industrial Revolution Vanilla Porter (I love living in CO) Enjoy! Your standard ADV side case Your standard BMW straps Using the Wolfman rollie alone with the straps: perfect! Using the Wolfman rollie and the rotopax with the straps: disaster! The rotopax will just fly away with the slightest bump. The solution: Footman Loops for next to nothing (here) I also needed some STAINLESS STEEL hardware as well as some pieces of an old bicycle tube Marking the “G” spot Measurements because OCD Am I actually drilling a hole on my sidecar? I wonder if this will void the warranty… The tube will help the water to stay out (in theory) Screw -> hook -> washer -> tube in this order Thank the OCD for measuring… How did I make it crooked? Screw tight (boom, phrasing!) Cut the edges. Final product And here’s the magic! Yes, these are the original straps that came with my bike… This rotopax, won’t go anywhere! Not bad, right? http://i.imgur.com/9yhErV9.jpg Best think, I can still open my side cases with everything on them! Now I’m ready to go to my local Starbucks. Oh wait, I’ve got extra fuel! I can go to the one across town!! WOOHOO!!!! This post has been promoted to an article
  22. Scotty Breauxman writes for Adventure Motorcycle Magazine as well as promotes an event called Baja Rally. I first met Scotty at AltRider's Taste of Dakar in 2013 and have since run into him again in Baja as well as the last Taste of Dakar in Mar of this past year. http://www.adventuremotorcycle.com/reviews/24-reviews/bikes/699-bikes-project-2014-bmwf800gs-urm#.VK71jSvF_To He had this BMW F800 GS put together and billed it as "The Ultimate Adventure Riding Machine" with some help from BMW Motorcycles of Escondido, AltRider, Konflict Suspension, Woody's Wheels, etc... When I saw him at the TOD event earlier this year he said he'd just picked the bike up the day before and was excited to ride it. He said with the suspension, damper and Flexx bars that he called his "butter bike." There's many interesting comments on that page like how it's still way too heavy, too expensive, etc... At some point I'd like to do something similar, like an XLADV project bike. We're obviously don't (yet) have the reach of an ADVMoto to attract sponsors like that but I'm sure it won't be too long
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