This isn't complicated, if you off-road your GS, you need protection. If you're not falling, you're not having fun. This is why crash bars are hugely important, but that's not the end of the story. On a boxer GS, your engine is sticking out waiting to hit something. The engine itself is actually super strong, but the cylinder head covers can be a weak point. It's another point of protection you should really consider.Read More
SENA announced a great looking camera a while back, and I've been anxiously awaiting its release ever since. It was finally released a few weeks back, i quickly put my Sony action cam on ebay, and the second it sold I went to order the SENA PRISM. I'm not going to do a full review here, after all I've barely had it a day. But i will give my initial impression along with some photos and video.Read More
Great day riding. Mixed and matched two of my buddies and even added a new one today. The four of us met at a cafe in Dumbo. Had a cup and started up north. We followed a track I found online. Unfortunately the track took us through the Bronx local streets to get up to cold spring harbor. Wasted time. Lesson learned.Once we got up there it was awesome. We hit some dirt roads and some winding smooth roads. Great mix. It was freezing and I'm pretty sure I convinced my buddies to invest in heated gear. It even flurried on us a bit. Looking forward to the next ride with the same crew.
Edit: I realized this is very close to where i camped this past summer. Looking forward to camping here again now that i know about these dirt roads.
it all started with the scorpio ride. i discovered it some months ago, and really wanted it. i just had trouble justifying the price to my self. recently i got the bug again, and started looking in to making the purchase. last minute before i pulled the trigger i stumbled upon the Spot Trace.Read More
I finally got out there. I’ve been wanting to do this for months and I’ve been prepping for it. A very small first trip. I had a good excuse too. I had to work upstate for the day on Tuesday so I went up late Monday night and camped nearby. Warning: this write up should be interesting to no one but myself. Still.. It is exciting to me. My first time! Gotta start somewhere. Just to be clear though – I’ve been camping many many times – just never by myself and never on a Moto.Read More
I’ve been thinking about this for months, ever since I test drove that F800GS I was so impressed from the smoothness of that engine. I continued loving my G650, but I knew I was ready for more. Of course being me I reseached the hell out of it. I decided the F700 was a great fit for me right now…..Read More
Well… The time has come. Thumper is sold. A little less then a year and I loved every day of it. I couldn’t have asked for a better *first year riding. The little asterisk is because I actually rode for 6 months when I was 17 but we won’t count that.
This bike has been perfect in NYC. Perfectly light weight to learn how to properly maneuver Manhattans craziness. Perfect suspension for it. Great for Sunday rides. Loved every minute.
Thanks so much for being so reliable and fun. So happy we documented so much of this together. Hope you enjoy your new owner. He seems like a cool dude. Tune in next week for some potentially exciting news on the city gs front.