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  1. 2 reviews

    The CNC pegs description Fit to any 690 990 950 1190 KTM model Inspired by the Rally replica Wider and longer than originals => higher riding comfort 15mm lower than originals – again about comfort http://www.radegarage.com/2013-08-01/lower-cnc-footpegs/
  2. 3 reviews

    XLADV Logo, round, reflective sticker. 2 Inch (51mm) diameter.
  3. 1 review

    SW-MOTECH 1 1/8" Barback Offset Handlebar Risers Provides a more upright, comfortable riding position by raising and retracting the original 1 1/8" (28mm) diameter handlebar. No need to replace your handlebars - simply remove the original top clamp, place the riser between the handlebar and original bottom clamp, and install the replacement top clamp using included hardware. Barbacks increase handlebar height by 30mm (1.18") and move them back 22mm (0.86"), producing an overall handlebar displacement of 35.4mm (1.4") at a 45 degree angle from the original position. When installed, there may be a slight gap between the bar riser and the top clamp. This gap allows the top clamps to be torque-tightened onto the bar riser to prevent the bar from spinning. Kit Includes: 30mm rise (1.18in) 22mm back (0.86in) Barbacks for 1 1/8" bars (1 pair) Top clamps for 1 1/8" bars (1 pair) Four M8x30 screws Four M8x20 screws SW-Motech 30mm handlebar risers.
  4. 1 review

    Givi OBK42 Trekker Outback 42 Liter Aluminum Top Case The Outback Trekker is the first case from GIVI made entirely of aluminum. Outback Trekker has all the features to give a comfortable driving experience and an unprecedented ease of use. They are designed with excellent resistance to shocks and the stresses of off-road driving. The Trekker Outback ensures safety, comfort and great practicality. A single key operates the systems for opening and closing of the case as well as the mechanism for hooking and unhooking them from the motorcycle. The Trekker Outback Top Case does not require any special rack, and it can be attached on any existing Monokey plate. The flat lid and four strap loops are standard equipment on Outback Trekker cases, and offer the possibility to store objects on the top of the lid, while inside it is possible to secure items to the underside of the lid with an elastic net (sold separately) which can be secured with existing hooks. Among the standard features is a mat made in soft material, which placed on the bottom of the case will absorb shock transmitted during riding. Features: Holds one full face or modular helmet Security lock Aluminum construction Capacity: 42 liters Dimensions: 409mm W x 323mm H x 454mm L (16.1" W x 12.7" H x 17.9" L) Max load: 10 kg Note: Side cases and mounting hardware sold separately.
  5. 1 review

    Touratech's Large Sidestand Foot stabilizes your BMW R1200GS or GS Adventure when parked on the side stand. Whether you find yourself parking in grass, gravel, mud or forest soil, the increased surface area of the Touratech Sidestand Foot dramatically improves the stability of the R1200GS making your off-the-beaten-path parking much easier. The Touratech Large Sidestand Foot is the choice of travelers the world over because of its solid stainless steel construction, well engineered fit and strong 3-bolt mounting connection. The top clamping plate wraps 360 degrees around the kick stand for the most soild connection to the side stand on the BMW R1200GS or GSA. The Touratech Large Sidestand Foot installs easily and dramatically improves your parking experience when off pavement with your R1200GS. PRODUCT FEATURES Easy Installation Guaranteed to improve your parking experience when off pavement Made of laser-cut stainless steel and anodized aluminum Available to fit 2013 Water Cooled R1200GS, or 2014-newer R1200GS & Adventure Fits R1250GS & Adventure Does NOT fit 2016 and newer factory low models Please reference the diagram of foot styles and select from the menu above Made in Germany
  6. 3 reviews

    This mirror is the product of much frustration- I spent years breaking other designs and wondering what was going on behind me on the road. Eventually, when I dropped my bike and found myself buying two(!) new master cylinders as a result, I decided it was time to make a really good mirror, one that would function well as a mirror, and also protect the bike (and me) from damage. I had three goals for my design: 1. That it work as well as an OEM mirror for seeing what was going on behind. 2. That it would be indestructible. It would have to give way in a crash to avoid damage not only to the mirror, but also to the bike. 3. That it could fold completely out of the way, so that when I am offroad, I don't have to think about it. Many experiments later, the mirrors for sale here is the result. Both models hit all three marks right on the nose. We use SAE spec glass to give maximum visibility (it can be important to distinguish Crown Victoria headlights from other vehicles!), it is made right here in Colorado Springs from a super tough nylon that we are so certain will survive we offer a lifetime warranty (on the housing, not the glass, but you can buy the glass seperately), and sure enough, it folds right down when you want it gone. If you're deciding between the Adventure model, and the Enduro, our advice is simple. If you plan to fold the mirror down a large percentage of the time, the Enduro is right for you. The long size means the head of the mirror tucks away right behind the headlight. If the mirror will more or less remain extended, get the Adventure- the more compact design is more stable at highway speeds. Either way, you can't go wrong.
  7. 2 reviews

    This gas tank allows my KTM 950se to travel distances close to that of a BMW R1200GSA. Features: The fuel capacity is 30 litres or 7.9GAL Available in orange, black or white/translucent Comes with fuel cap and breather hose and an option to buy the Orange KTM side covers that have been modified to fit with the tank (plain orange stickers not included) Uses existing fuel tap SE owners can now take full advantage of their bike's long distance capabilities, with this slimly designed tank and fits on in minutes. This tank will fit with the Scott's Stabilzer as well. TANKS ARE BEING SHIPPED WITH THESE STOCK SHROUDS WILL WORK BUT SOME TRIMMING WILL BE NEEDED.(Instructions will be included) NOTE: USA BIKES WILL NEED TO RE-ROUTE OR REMOVE EMISSIONS CANISTER TO FIT TANK.
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    this just might be the sweet spot between a 550 pound ADV and a gutless KLR. I have owned both.
  9. These 2" round XLADV.com stickers are printed on 3M reflective film and are of high quality. Each sticker is good for + 6hp and be cautioned, once on your bike, you will be asked for autographs wherever you go. $3.00 USD per sticker or two for $5.00. Paypal fudgypup at yahoo dot com with your complete mailing address and we'll get some in the mail ASAP!
  10. For now we have these lovely XLADV stickers, which are printed on 3M reflective film. At 2" round, they make the perfect gift for any occasion! When applying to a curved surface such as a helmet, try to warm the sticker up with a hair dryer or something and apply, being careful to iron out any wrinkles. I'm sure at some point in the future I'm sure we'll do t-shirts, hats, flags, etc... Simply Paypal $3/sticker or 2/$5 to fudgypup at yahoo dot com with your mailing address.
  11. 1 review

    The Camel Tank idea was conceived during my around the world motorcycle trip while I was riding through the deserts of Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Filling up with questionable looking gas out of pop bottles sold on the road side was less than ideal to say the least. My riding partners had bigger tanks or bikes that got much better fuel mileage. I was always the guy in the group that was low on fuel and it was frustrating and inconvenient. Enter Camel Tank! Easy to install, factory looking fit, and just fill with gas when you fill your main tank. Occupying the unused space between the rear tire and the pannier rack, the Camel Tank keeps the fuel weight low, balances out the weight of you exhaust systems on the opposite side and leaves your rear rack free for a duffle bag or top box. Add extra range to your KTM 1050/1090/1190/1290 ADV with the auxiliary gas tank from Camel Tank. Whether you need more fuel so you can iron-butt it to your next destination, explore a Backcountry Discovery Route, or simply want peace of mind knowing that you’ve got gas to spare, Camel Tank has you covered! CT-1X90 Fits With These Pannier Systems: No panniers*, Bumot, Touratech Zega panniers, SW Motech, KTM PowerParts(aluminum)**, and Holan*** Features: Holds 6 litres/1.5 gallons Fuel is automatically transfer from the auxiliary tank to the main tank Keeps fuel weight low and close to the bikes center line Leaves your rear rack free for a top box or duffle bag *We do not recommend use of soft bags without pannier racks. Unsupported soft bags can put a very large side load on the tank and brackets especially in the event of a bike drop on the left side. **KTM PowerParts racks require modification to clear tank ***Holan, spacers and longer bolts required
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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.
  13. Hey All.... The Godfather of XL ADV Eric Hall suggested I start a thread to talk about DMC™ Technology. Here is a run down on what it is to get the conversation started. Give it a read and lets talk about it. - Kev DMC™ What is it? DMC™ is Dynamic Meshwork Communication. You should think of it as a new technology that makes communication and operation of our communicators an step, not a chore. DMC™ takes the procedure and "rules" out of pairing and staying paired. The DMC™ basically is a self healing mesh network that makes your communicator "smart". We have two communicators outfitted with DMC™ at the moment. They are the SMARTPACK and PACKTALK. Both of these units function the same way. Every 150/1000th of a second they poll the network and when issues or adjustments are required, they handle it. Regular bluetooth works well but in larger groups it can become restricting to follow the pairing order. DMC™ will dynamically change as the group expands, cotract, and changes. All on the fly and without your assistance. Once you have made the initial "handshake" with the group, riders in the group can enter and leave at will without touching a button. You are just remembered and brought in when you get within reception range of any member of the group. Advantages: No delay in communication - No mic to activate, it is always on and available. Noise filtering - mic is hot but it does not transmit most to all of the ambient noise when you are not speaking Uninterrupted music while riding - Continue to hear music in the background while communicating and mix the levels via the free SmartSet App Listen and speak with the entire group - Never worry about not reconnecting or cycling through to speak to one person or the other. It is a conference, not a toggle to talk connection. Software Updates - Regular and increasing functionality! IP67 - Water, Dust, and Dirt PROOF for any environment - Street and trail friendly. CARDO GATEWAY - Pair with any Bluetooth communicator from any manufacturer SmartSet App - Free app that controls the headset and communication Voice activated control Bluetooth vs. DMC™. The easiest way to explain it is, Bluetooth is a linear pairing (linked chain) solution while DMC™ is a fluid network that is intelligent and self-healing so that you don't have to think about the intercom, just use them. The Smartpack and Packtalk communicators do use Bluetooth in conjunction with DMC™ and allow users to pair all of their Bluetooth devices and use them as they would with all previous generations (and brands) of communicators. What It Means To You. In a word it is easy. Pairing can be difficult, keeping connections is a shell game and re-pairing every time the group changes takes away from the ride. DMC™ resolves all of these issues by taking care of all of that in the background AND at blazing speed. Here is a video that will help you understand the dynamic capability of DMC™. We started the wireless helmet communicator game and have pretty much continuously innovated motorcycle communication since. This is our most recent item that has changed the game and a giant leap forward. scalarider (aka Kevin)
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    Supermini The SuperMini is a versatile, ultra compact, highly efficient light. It can be utilized as a general purpose light, an auxiliary light, or as the primary light for smaller vehicles. It features small dimensions and low power consumption, while still having high output for it’s size. Its size allows it to be placed on virtually any vehicle (Auto, Tractor, ATV, Motorcycle, etc.). The light can be ordered in four variations, WORK (wider work beam), MID (mid beam), FOG (fog light) and DRL (combination of lenses with DRL function). There are also special versions like RGB and invisible infrared versions which can be special ordered. Superminis are in use in hundreds of pieces on the rallys (eg. Dakar 2013), off road voyages in Africa, Asia and Europe, or even on baloons. Construction: 20 Watt power, > 1500 lumen High strength ultra compact aluminum CNC-milled housing Extreme environmental protection (IP69K Compliance) best available LED diodes Ruggedized high efficiency electronics Thermal, reverse polarity and overvoltage protection Built and tested in Europe with parts primarily sourced from European and American suppliers. Versions: Supermini MID Middle wide beam, 25° coverage. Range ~330 ft (100m). Supermini WORK Wide beam, 65° horizontal and 35° vertical coverage. Range ~165 ft (50m). Supermini FOG Identical to the WORK version but utilizes LEDs with a warmer light color for less glare. Check out the video review: Review 4XLED Supermini
  15. The stock mirrors on my Tiger 800XC are great, but they don't fold on the trail and this is pretty much the #1 point of contact when riding bushy trails. So, I'd like to upgrade to some folding units. What is out there that is durable, easy to fold/unfold, and are solid enough to not vibrate on the highway, making them pretty much useless. The touratech units look nice: Any other brands that should be on my list of consideration?
  16. Motorcycle Tire Pump Comparo: The Top 7 Pumps for Your XLADV Motorcycle Portable air compressors have come a long way and now there are quite a few that are purpose-built just for us motorcyclists. Some have even been purpose-built for XLADV motorcycles as you're about to see. Thankfully we have a plethora of products to choose from and I'd say perhaps too many given some out there are obvious ripoffs of earlier innovators' designs. I've left those pumps out on purpose so if you see it here, you'll know you're likely to get an original and be supporting real XLADV motorcycle riders. I did learn quite a bit from some of the makers of these pumps so let me give you the 411: Yes most components are made in China but they've come a long way and are the best you'll find. Many are still assembled here in the US and are American small businesses you can trust. Most any pump will have heat issues. They're great for your own bike but most require a cool down period before you start to inflate a second tire. Most any pump is going to trip BMW's canbus system and will require a hard wiring to the battery for best results. They start fine but will trip once the pump is under load. A lot of the lower priced pumps work great but have shown poor reliability and are prone to breaking if dropped on a hard surface. All these pumps should be kept out of the dirt. A best practice is to hang off a peg or place on a mat or case the pump comes in. All will inflate your tire to about 40 psi in about 6-9 minutes. I can't really say which is the best pump out there; that's something you're going to have to figure out for yourself. But, I did think it would be fun to break these pumps down into sub-segments for a few well known ADV archetypes: The Starbucks Rider, The Hardcore ADV-Enduro Rider, and The Budget Conscious Rider. The Starbucks Rider You strike quite the figure in that genuine whale foreskin suit and that $30k top of the line behemoth XXLADV bike as you sip your latte and give knowing winks and finger-guns at your local coffee shop. Okay, so that's a bit over the top. Just a bit of fun! This type of rider really doesn't mind what a pump costs; they just want the best and will go with what they saw someone else have in their aluminum box style panniers. CyclePump from BestRest Products - $115.00 The CyclePump seems to be a popular pump ("30,000+ sold") and at $115 it's the most expensive in this comparison. I had a first generation version of this pump and did not have a good experience with it. But to their credit, they've continuously improved their product with a new chuck design, new housing mounts, subtle improvements in the compressor, and now rubber armored end caps. Despite the high price point, this pump does not come with a light or pressure gauge and is the heaviest and largest pump (XXLADV) in this comparison. (photo by Noah Horak; used w/permission) The Hardcore ADV Enduro Rider This rider is going purely on function and will spend a dollar if it means they're ensured of reliability when it counts. They don't care about plastic housing or maybe lights or gauges; they just need something that's purpose-built and going to work when they need it to. ADV Designs Micro Tire Pump - $79.99 The Micro Tire Pump is the product that started it all for ADV Designs. They set out to build the best motorcycle pump and tested many of the cheaper pumps finding that 50% of them failed! They found the best compressor motor available (used by a few others as well) and went for a function over form approach. Sure, it may look like it's from the former Soviet bloc but it's very popular and works well. They also won Overland's editor's choice for best value back in '08 and comes with a 1 year warranty. Motopumps Mini Pro Inflator - $69.99 Motopumps is another product created by a motorcyclist frustrated by three flats in 6 weeks costing him $380 in towing! He saw there weren't any good motorcycle pumps out there and set out to make his own; also using the best components: campbell pump; teflon coated pistons; metal gears; high air flow and more efficient (more air/less amp draw). The Mini Pro also comes with a 5 year warranty! They have a new Air Shot pump ($59.95) that is even smaller and lighter. The Budget Conscious Rider This rider is more likely to have a milk crate top box and a homemade camp stove made from an aluminum can. They get the most adventure value out of their dollar not because they are "cheap" but because they derive satisfaction out of seeing what they can accomplish for the absolute lowest amount of money. This rider's pump is going to be very affordable as well as very small and not necessarily have all the bells and whistles. Stop N Go Mini Air Compressor $36.95 I've seen many of these pumps out there and they seem to get the job done very well. It's made from heat resistant plastic that is claimed to not overheat. What's cool is even at a low end price it still comes with a built-in gauge and led light! Slime Power Sport - $30.10 This may be the most ubiquitous pump as it seems to be everywhere. Lots of people have it, but it's known to be a bit fragile to dropping and is also known to overheat and require a 20 minute cool down cycle after 9 minutes of use. Antigravity Micro-Start Tire Inflator - $24.99 I happen to have used this little guy (the smallest and lightest) for two years now with no trouble at all. Like the Stop N Go, it also comes with a built-in gauge and led light. It also works with my Micro-Start XP10 battery as well! AirMan Tour - $25.95 The AirMan is another one you tend to see a lot of motorcyclists carry. I like the built in gauge as well as a deflate button. Decision Time! So which of these pumps do you think works best for you? If you have experience you want to share we'd love to have you write your own product review here. Pump Comparo Chart:
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    Superb bike that does everything very well. Had this bike for 3 seasons and it was spectacular. Also, contrary to expectation, it has been PERFECTLY reliable. Perfectly, as in: I had NO issues. Zero. Nada.
  18. Hi there folks, My name's Lorry Gombos and I'm the founder of Outback Motortek, manufacturer and distributor of adventure motorcycle products. Eric has kindly offered me to introduce my business to the XL ADV forum users and offline lurkers. It's hard to squeeze Outback Motortek's history into a short story but I'll try and tell you guys how I ended up taking on this tough venture in this very saturated market. No need to go too far back in the time when I first began riding and what kind of bikes I've owned etc..Fast forward that and I found myself living in Taiwan with my wife teaching English on the daily basis and riding around the island as much as 40K in 3 years. Not a big deal unless you only own a small 150cc scooter. But it doesn't matter what you ride but rather where and how you ride it. Again, fast forward time to December 2012 and I caught myself staring at an oversized, outdated (communist!) Asia map. By this time we had known that we would leave Taiwan for Canada very soon but before doing so I wanted to visit my family and friends in Hungary. So, I was calculating distances, sizing up deserts, considering road of bones and the Pamir highway and asked my wife " Do you want to ride to Europe instead of flying??". She said "How long would it take?" I couldn't believe my ears as I totally expected a "are you insane?" response...I replied "3 weeks if we ship our bike to Vladivostok, Russia". I know, I kinda lied but it was always my dream to cross the Asian continent way before Charlie and Ewan did. Of course, they re-inspired me! Fast forward the time again, I was deep into organizing what I thought was a simple task: purchase a bike that is reliable, can carry two people and luggage across Asia. Not so simple. Long story short, I ended up giving up riding from Vladivostok and even to ship my bike to Mongolia (logistics reasons made it impossible or too costly). I had to settle for Kyrgyzstan. Not a big loss, on the contrary! I got to spend more time exploring the Pamir Highway and its surroundings. I had to reach out to my family and friends in Hungary to buy me a decent motorcycle due the extremely high Taiwanese foreign vehicle import tax. My final choice - 2004 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - would have cost me $10,000.00 appr. in Taiwan, meanwhile in Europe one could get it for $3500-4500. Here comes the story of Outback Motortek before you think I'm writing a ride report The Vstrom, my best friend ended up buying for me only had a set of Givi bars to make it adventure (?) worthy. Lucky me, my father had owned a metal fabricating company for 30 years and had a great facility, engineers and a handful of skilled workers to tackle any metal related task. Let's just call the company by its name, G&T Manufacturing Inc. which mostly known in the medical devices business in Europe and is a major supplier for a Dutch company. My father's business outfitted my bike with all kinds of farkles, like aluminum panniers, center stand, upper crash bar, tool box etc. We still had no intentions of selling and manufacturing all these. I just wanted to get the job done and do the ride of my life. After finally riding out of the Kyrgyz customs and headed towards the Chinese border and later south towards Tajikistan and Afghanistan, we began meeting other explorers from Europe and Australia going the other direction. We always greeted each other, exchanged information but most conversations were about comparing farkles...Most of them noticed that our gear was well-made and somewhat unique looking and they were wondering what brand was it... Finally after nearly 8 weeks and 14000kms on the road we got to Hungary and I was ready to sell the bike and fly to Canada. We took off all the products my dad's business made and sold it online separate from the bike. In no time! I had to remove the ads later because the phone didn't stop ringing... Just then it hit me that maybe....Why not join this small but constantly growing market?! So, back to the title whether Outback Motortek is just another accessories manufacturer? It perhaps is but hopefully with our passion for adventure riding, a fully equipped facility and a dedicated and experienced team behind us, we will mean business for the major ADV/Dual-Sport motorcycle manufacturers in the near future. www.OutbackMotortek.com
  19. A very specific question: which stock seat is more low-seated, the 1190 R 1-pc rally or the 1190 2-pc touring? - There is no (clear) comparison of these 2 stock seats online. Dealers near me don't have a 1190 regular on their floor or a 2-pc stock seat for me to just go try on for comparison. As you may know, the 1190 R comes with the 1-piece rally seat (seat height 890mm), while the 1190 regular comes with the 2-piece touring (lower or higher position at 860mm or 875mm). - . My leg length is borderline for my 1190 R. Tippy-toeing is not safe for maneuvering slow uneven roads on a top heavy bike. And I do not want to do any lowering to compromise its suspension. Deciding which stock seat sits lower would give me clearer reference in choosing a lower aftermarket seat.
  20. Anyone running these? Love them? Hate em'? I've been running them for a couple of months and love em'! I wrote up a full review @ /reviews/product/841-doubletake-mirror-adventure-mirrors/ for anyone that might be interested. If you have any experience with Doubletake adventure mirrors, please add your star rating and review. 👍
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