HyperPro Steering Damper

HyperPro Steering Damper

When we hit sand, a big smile came across my face… instead of the typical loose front end, I was able to plow right through it in a way I never thought was possible. No more tank slappers, no more constantly reminding myself to be loose with the grips, just a nice firm and fun ride through sand!

Ill be honest, it felt a bit like cheating. My ability improved several fold while my skill level stayed the same. A friend compared this to tuning up your race car on an x-box game to get to the next level and he’s right.; Thats exactly what it is! A few bucks and less than an hour of installation for a product that drastically improved my game immediately…

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Jack ‘R’ Better Universal Tarp Review

Jack ‘R’ Better Universal Tarp Review

I last used the tarp on a 5 day trip on the MABDR with 7 other riders, starting in Tennessee and headed north through George Washington and Jefferson National Forest then farther north, MD and PA. The poles held the tarp open for porch mode with such ease by just letting out some slack on the line tensioners. Closing up on the colder nights was just as easy while the poles kept the tarp wide enough around the spreader bars to get in and out without putting pressure on the tarp at all. There’s enough tie out points to do just about anything…

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Galileo - GPS Replacement App

Galileo - GPS Replacement App

I decided to give up my BMW NAV a while ago, and just use phone based apps. I was frustrated with how slowly the BMW NAV advanced. the NAV 6 was such a minor upgrade over the NAV 5, it was disappointing. I used REVER and waze on my iPhone and it worked pretty well. The thing is, the BMW NAV was still more advanced when it came to tracks and waypoints.

I recently found Galileo

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Machine Art Moto :: X-Head LC

Machine Art Moto :: X-Head LC

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.

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Garmin 595LM Interface Walkthrough

Garmin 595LM Interface Walkthrough

was researching the 595LM to replace my NAV 5, and couldn't find any decent interface walk through videos on youtube. I made something quick in case it benefits others. I ended up returning it soon after. The Nav 5/6 both feel archaic, while the 595LM is a bit more modern yet still old world. I understand the need for a dedicated GPS device for some, i'm not going to argue that. For me though, I ended up choosing a jailbroken iPhone as my main device. I have it set up so I can run two apps side by side. Click on for the video ....

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RawHyde Adventures: Buying a bike, Intro to Adventure, BCA

RawHyde Adventures: Buying a bike, Intro to Adventure, BCA

Where are you on your motorcycle journey? It's what you've been through to get to the rider you are today. If this was a video game,what level would you be at?  If you've read my Joining the Boxer club post recently, you'll have an idea of where I was on that journey. That was BEFORE my recent trip to California. Going to Raw Hyde was like warp zones from mario brothers, allowing me to quickly get through levels in a very compacted amount of time. The short version is, I bought a used bike from raw hyde, then went to them for a 2 day Intro to Adventure course, followed by a 2 day adventure in the desert (BCA). Read on for more detail....

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Nexx XD1: Installing a Sena 20S

Nexx XD1: Installing a Sena 20S

Woo! I got the new NEXX XD1. Its a helmet that seems to have all the boxes checked, with all the features. It seems to be a little low on some quality finishes, but overall it looks really great. I wore it for a few hours around the house, and got to installing my SENA 20S in it. I'll write a little review after I go for a few rides in it. This post is all about installing the 20S in to the XD1.

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Denali Power Hub 2

Denali Power Hub 2

I bought this months ago, and finally got around to installing it. Having a garage really helps, and since I'm now garage equipped, it was easier to work on the bike. I bought the power hub because I have too many electrical devices hard wired directly to my bikes battery. That and my aux lights could be turned on at any time because of the way they were wired, key in or not. 

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Vario Madness - Review, Repair, and Modifications

Vario Madness - Review, Repair, and Modifications
Or, Everything you ever wanted to know about Vario cases, but were afraid to ask.

One of the beautiful things about BMW's Vario cases is that they can be repaired part by part. My case was recently damaged while parked. I ordered the one part that broke and replaced it. It wasn't easy, i made a bunch of mistakes, but I now know how to take apart the entire case and put it back together. On top of that, I also added Bungie Buddies to the top of them. This post is going in to good detail on how to repair them, and touch on modifications you can add to them.

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