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…

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…

USB Charging plug / power socket

Installed a Burnsmoto USB plug for the Rally. I’ve installed the exact same kind of plug on 3 of my previous bikes and it has always worked very well. The unit is as simple as it gets. It connects directly to 12 volt system and powers down to USB power requirements (DC 5V +/-0.25 and 2.1 amp…

Honda 250 Rally Aux power source

I MAY have found the aux power plug under the left side upper front fairing. There is a thick cable running to the lights and it has an unused end with cap on it. With a right Honda connector plug, one should be able to easily plug in to 12V aux power. I tested the plug…

GPS / phone mount version 1.0

For this first experiment I used an SW-Motech RAM-Mount combo that I have as a left over from a previous bike. The end result seems like a working solution, but not quite as elegant as I would like. I also mounted my way-past-it’s-prime-TomTom on just to see how it looks.