Aux light project for Honda 250 Rally

Foreword This is going to be a long winded post so bear with me. As for aux lights, the easiest solution would be to go with something like the Denali mounts and mount separate lights to the fork tubes. I wanted something different for 3 reasons. I wanted the light(s) to be as crash proof…

MY tool kit

I usually try to travel as light as possible. With that in mind, I try to keep with me a selection of tools that can get me out of minor trouble such as flats and small crashes. I usually don’t prepare for every possible scenario. I feel, that if something goes really wrong technically or…

Bash plate for Honda 250 Rally

Many people seem to be looking for bash plates to replace the plastic OEM version, so I though I would share the options that are out there. The Chris Barnes Carbon fibre / kevlar add-on bash plate Chris Barnes is making a carbon fibre add-on type plate that bolts on to the existing OEM plate….

DRC Edge 2 tail tidy for Honda 250 Rally

Foreword I really did not feel compelled to install a tail tidy for this bike. The OEM version, while not pretty, is quite acceptable in my opinion. That said, one needs something to tinker with during the winter… Installation method I wanted to do a non destructive install, meaning that I want to be able…

Winter riding

Today was a beautiful sunny winter day and while temperature was a crisp -10C there was enough snow to take the bike out. The bike worked flawlessly while I personally struggled a bit. Riding the unplowed forest roads was a bit like trying to stay on a rodeo horse. Staying on the tractor track was…

CRF 250 Rally winter test

Finally there is at least a tiny bit of snow. Too little, but enough to justify doing the first test run. The paved roads were super slippery. They were frozen, but there was no snow on the road. The spikes were a life saver, but traction was still minimal. It was like pulling a rake…

Yet another pair of levers

Santa was considerate enough to bring something for me too in the form of new pair of levers. The levers look exactly like the first pair that did, not fit with the exception, that now the pivot bolt holes and thickness are correct. Oh, and they are red. These levers have no branding and are…

Not dead

I’ve been waiting for some proper snow since fall. We got some in mid December, but as luck would have it, I was in a stage 3 man flu and could not use the opportunity. It quickly melted away and no more has been seen since in this area. To pass the time I ordered…