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 […]

New World Crosser version launched in Germany

New World Crosser version launched in Germany

Yamaha announced a while ago that the Worldcrosser version of the Super Tenere, which had been doing he rounds of the motorcycle shows for the last year, would be launched as a production model. For those of us that had been drooling over the World Crosser this was very exciting news! The reality turned out […]

Hepco & Becker price increase soon

Hepco & Becker price increase soon

I’ve been talking to Alan at, he tells me H&B prices are going up next month. I believe they’ve already gone up at some other vendors. Order soon if you’re considering… I have quite a bit of H&B gear on my bike, every one a winner! This LINK will take you directly to the […]

Super Tenere 50,000 mile stripdown

Nick Sander’s Super Ténéré 50,000 mile stripdown

You may have seen details on Nick’s ride, 3 times the length of the Americas in around 100 days. After his return to the UK, Nick answered some questions for me. The Super Ténéré that Nick rode was supplied by Yamaha UK, and when the bike arrived back there, expert technicians stripped the bike completely to see […]

Traxxion Dynamics Shock Socks

Looking after the rear shock – or… making the yellow go away!

In line with my philosophy of “hardening” the Super Tenere to make it tougher and more reliable in the long run, I just added a Traxxion Dynamics vented rear shock sock. The idea behind this is similar to the neoprene fork boots I use on the front fork legs – to keep dirt and rubbish […]

Hippo Hands on the Super Tenere

Winter is here… or at least, showing signs of impending arrival…

It’s getting colder now, but not as cold as usual at this time of year. Still, time to break out the cold-weather gear. I went on on COG ride a couple of Sundays ago, leaving DC at 7am – temps were around freezing at that time. It did warm up to the mid-40’s later in […]

Altrider Luggage Rack

Altrider Luggage Rack Review

I installed the Altrider luggage rack a few weeks ago. What a lovely piece of work. The rugged design and precise fabrication (with beveled edges on all the sharp bits) give it a real quality feel. Installation was a breeze, instructions hardly required. The hardest part was removing the redundant Yamaha parts – and that […]

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