Introduction Today’s ride made me consider some points I wish I had known earlier as a motorcycle rider. Those who know me can attest that I am slightly frugal when spending money on toys and gear. Not that I don’t buy stuff, but I usually want to be really sure that it’ll do what I… Continue reading Where to spend money as a new motorcycle rider (Part 1)
Having spent the weekend riding some 1400 kilometers in the beautiful Norwegian fjord and mountain landscape, I feel like jotting down some notes and almost-reviews. Scala Rider This intercom system worked so much better than I thought when I first saw it. I bought a NeckMike system a while ago, since I wanted to combine ear… Continue reading Norway tour 2012 debrief
As per my latest post, I recently received a higher windscreen for my Buell XB12X. The stock windscreen is low – it puts the slipstream straight in the rider’s stomach or lower chest area. This is perfectly alright for shorter rides – I’ve even seen people entirely remove the windscreen for a more street fighter-like… Continue reading Zero Gravity Buell Touring windscreen review
I just received a shipment from the Netherlands – more precisely from Twin Motorcycles. The package contained three sets of goodies: A higher windscreen, a larger right hand side air scoop, and fork and swing sliders/bobbins. The Uly’s original windscreen is completely OK for short rides, but early spring and late autumn, I get lots… Continue reading New farkle season
Going on vacation and want to explore the surroundings a bit? Rent a scooter. Read on for a few tips that can save your day.
As I mentioned a few posts ago, a friend and I were going to do a SaddleSore run. Well, last Thursday we did it. Sad to say, I don’t have pictures. My phone died on the way, and luckily I didn’t find my camera before I left, or it would probably have met it’s demise… Continue reading IronButt/SaddleSore 1000 debriefing
I ordered a communications package for use with the bikes a few days ago, and it arrived yesterday. The system is the Cobra MT600 + Neckmike combo from Bikeman I mentioned in the Preparing for the Iron Butt post. I ordered the double package, which comes with two Cobra MT600 radio units, rechargable NiMH batteries,… Continue reading Neckmike first impressions
The mission I intend to become a member of the Iron Butt Association by riding a Saddle Sore 1000 run – “At least 1000 miles in less than 24 hours”, according to the rules – this summer. The original plan was to ride solo, but now a friend wants to tag along as an introduction… Continue reading Preparing for the Iron Butt
Today, I finally got my shit eating grin back: I woke up at 6 am to have my bike inspected. I left the house at 7, and rode to the gas station in Skee. From there, I rode straight up to Bengtsfors. Conditions were simply great – I had about 20 minutes to wait when… Continue reading First real ride
It seems I finally got everything on my Ulysses together, just as temperatures went up to summer levels. The kickstand arrived yesterday. Having worked my proverbial donkey off for a few weeks, and with more work coming up in the evening, I took half the afternoon off to get the bike done. To get at… Continue reading Motorcycle season is here!