Listen in as TRO wives talk track, travel and riding gear while reflecting on how they became motorcyclists …Read More
There are all kinds of electrical luxuries out there that can bring greater comfort to long distance motorcycle touring. One of the most popular additions is that of heated grips. These power gobblers (not really) are the poster children for why I’ve created this page.
My older, lower-displacement motorbike makes use of Hot Grips. They’re pretty amazing but a little pricey. For my latest addition to the collection (an ’03 Suzuki Bandit 1200S), I’ve decided to follow a more experienced friend’s advice and order Symtec grip heaters. Their user reviews suggest they’re of equal+ caliber.
That’s not the point, though. In doing a bit of installation research, I’m reminded of the wiring chaos that my prior setup demands. Knowing that I plan on installing other gizmos as well, this marks the perfect moment to, rather than repeatedly hack into my motorcycle’s wiring or throw fifty ring connectors onto my battery, create an AUXILIARY RELAY.Read More ...
This ride took place from 5/24 through 6/9 of 2014. A detailed account of it’s events are available through this page as well as each post’s base navigation. They are as follows …
- A Brief Summary
- Day Zero: Preparation
- Day One: Des Moines
- Day Two: Kearney
- Day Three: Denver
- Day Four: Dinosaur
- Day Five: Burley
- Day Six: John Day
- Day Seven: Portland
- Day Eight: Oceanside
- Day Nine: Seattle
- Day Ten: Coeur d’Alene
- Day Eleven: Missoula
- Day Twelve: Belgrade
- Day Thirteen: Miles City
- Day Fourteen: Lemmon
- Day Fifteen: Willmar
- Day Sixteen: Minneapolis
- Day Seventeen: Madison/Chicago
Stories, photos, locations, reviews and more are documented via our day-to-day recollections. The practicality of certain Android apps including Road Trippers, Backpackr and BestBikingRoads are also evaluated. If you have alternate route suggestions or would like to experience any portion of this trip for yourself, pay mind to the many included maps.Read More ...
The 2017 motorcycle riding season approaches! If you’re as excited about it as we are, you’re probably chomping at the bit, ready to ride just about anything on two wheels. Pull the covers and ditch your cabin fever as we prepare our motorbikes for immediate use …
It’s important to note that this page assumes you’ve followed our guide on how to properly winterize your motorcycle. With that in mind, some of what you’re about to read is simply a reversal of the process. There’s a little more to it than that however, so mind the details.
Once finished, be gentle with the engine for no less than thirty miles. This allows for it to find balance while establishing consistent performance. Ready to begin? Great! Let’s start by checking to be sure you’ve got these products or a preferred substitute on hand.Read More ...