Archive for March, 2012

how not to ride off road

Free “How to Ride Off-Road” booklet

I found this booklet, written by Dave Peterson, available for free download on his site, bestrestproducts.com. Its full title is “How To Ride A Motorcycle Off Road – Riding Techniques for Large Dual-Purpose Bikes”. It’s full of useful tips for off-road riding as well as travel, preparation and packing tips for adventure motorcycling. There is inevitably […]

Rumbux skid plate and crashbar

Rumbux combined crashbar and skidplate – military-grade protection

The Rumbux integrated crash bar/skid plate design is a three piece unit. The main, lower bars, the skid plate, (which bolts to the main lower bars with 6 easy to access bolts), and the upper crash bar unit that includes the hoop up under the lights. The upper unit bolts to the lower unit and […]

reworking the foam

How to Build a Super Ténéré Saddle

The stock saddle on the Super Ténéré it pretty good, as far as it goes. It’s far better than the stock V-Strom seat for example, which has me squirming after 30 minutes. On the other hand, I can ride 12 hours straight on a Corbin seat on the same bike, and get to the end […]

Super Ténéré, Enhanced and Enlarged

Super Ténéré, Enhanced and Enlarged

No this is not spam! You really can get enhanced and enlarged by simply sending Jaxon your gas tank (and credit card details). This is Jaxon’s first Super Tenere enlargement, and it looks like it will be a beauty. It retains the lines of the stock tank but with a more than 2 US gallon […]

AdvMoto mag

A Magazine for Adventure Motorcyclists

In case you haven’t caught up with AdvMoto magazine… now might be a good time. They’ve been around a few years now, and quality and quantity of content has been improving with each issue. Based in Northern Virginia,  they cover everything from motorcycle reviews to travel stories to maintenance, camping and gear tips. Basically everything […]

Jesse Panniers

Jesse Odyssey Panniers and Racks

I bought one of the first sets of panniers and racks produced by Jesse Luggage for the Super Tenere. It was a relatively easy decision – true, it was a lot of money ($1250 at the time) but Jesse bags have a long reputation for ruggedness, combined with good capacity and narrow width. All these […]

Aerostitch Triple Digit rain covers

Aerostitch waterproof overmitts

I lived in the UK for a period in the 80’s, and got used to riding in more-or-less moist conditions, more-or-less all the time. One thing I couldn’t get used to was wet, cold hands. I’d tried a number of different gloves, all claiming to be waterproof, but in all cases it was just a […]