D.I.Y. 2 finger clutch experiment

I’ve had some issues with operating the clutch on the more technical trails. I want to operate the clutch by two fingers, but as the OEM lever is not adjustable, I’m unable to do so without pinching the rest of my fingers between the grip and lever. ****DISCLAIMER**** DO NOT chop down your clutch lever…

Estonian Trip

Back from Estonia. The bike performed flawlessly. The gas mileage varied quite a bit depending on the average speed we were able to keep up. Keeping up with highway traffic is/was not optimal for fuel consumption. Suspension worked very well, despite it not being “hard core” or “proper”. The tractor like first gear made riding…

Protecting the plastics

Trip to Estonia is looming ahead. I need to strap the Giant Loop bags on the bike which means that the rear plastics would get scratched to s**t. On a bike like this, that should not really matter, but I decided to try to protect them anyway. At first I tried using clear rubber paint…

The search for a new helmet

***DISCLAIMER –  NOT HONDA 250 RALLY RELATED CONTENT*** I’ve been searching for a new helmet over a year now as my current Shoei Hornet DS is showing it’s age and is not without faults. It has mostly been great and fits me well, but a few things need improving. It stinks! I’ve washed it, but…

Wolfman Tank panniers test

I strapped a pair of Wolfman tank panniers to the bike to see if they would work. The bags can be made to work, but not without some modification. There are couple of issues. 1. The upper straps pretty much have to be placed on both sides of the tank cap, which places the bags…

Yet another Phone/GPS mount solution – The GUB G-86 phone holder

I found yet another solution* for mounting the phone on the GPS crossbar. It’s chinese made and therefore relatively cheap (around  $15). I ordered mine on eBay. Searching for “GUB G-86 phone holder” should find ouy one if you are interested, but Amazon also has them. Amazon link: GUB Mountian Bike Phone Mount – Aluminum Alloy…

Motorcycle navigation apps for adventure riders

My Requirements When I’m planning a trip, what I want to do, is plan the route exactly as I want. Not just “find scenic routes” not “avoid highways” etc. So far doing this with the actual GPS navigator has been a nightmare. Phone apps have not been much better and very often there is a…