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…

Giant Loop saddlebag on Honda 250 Rally

Luggage testing continues. The Giant Loop saddlebags are also on loan for testing and I’m not sure which model bags they are. The GL bags fit on the bike quite nicely. The fatter arse of the Rally support the underside of the bags well and strapping the bags securely to the bike is easy. In…

Tank bag for the 250 Rally

I borrowed a Wolfman Enduro tank bag from a friend to prove myself what I already suspected, which is that a tank bag doesn’t really work for the Rally. (For me that is) Why? 1. The bag needs to be quite far from the bars* in order to avoid the bars from pushing against the…

Summer is finally here!

The first properly sunny and warm day finally came! Had to post a pic to celebrate the occasion.