Archive for September, 2011

Puncture repair kit

New Slime compact puncture repair tool

I just discovered this tire repair tool to add to my kit. One of the issues I always seem to have with tire plugging kits is that the tools used to ream the hole and insert the rope are big, awkwardly shaped and have sharp points that need to be protected against. Plus there’s two […]

Protecting your fork seals

Protecting your fork seals

If you’d been following Nick Sanders on his Pan-Am record ride (ask him about it here) you may have heard that one of the few problems he had with his Super Tenere was leaky fork seals. Luckily he was due for a service in Salt Lake City so seals were replaced there and didn’t cost […]

Nick Sander gassing up in South America

Nick Sanders answers your questions

Nick Sanders’ ride from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and back in 49 days, riding a Super Tenere, was an incredible effort. Even more incredible when you think he was filming it for his just-released documentary, aptly named “The Incredible Ride”. Of course this is not his first time around the block, and it may […]

Broken Super Tenere footpeg

SW-Motech footpegs review

When I saw the first pictures and detail on the new Super Tenere, one of the things that impressed me was the footpeg design. It has serrations around the outside edge, with a slightly higher rubber insert in the middle. The theory is that the rubber piece is comfortable on the road (and easy on […]

Fitting a Stebel air horn

I have a Stebel Nautilus air horn and Eastern Beaver horn relay. The Stebel is quite large, and after spending some time going over the bike looking for a good mounting location, I had to conclude there isn’t one. However the Stebel, being an air horn, is made up of two parts – the compressor […]