Category Archives: Product Reviews

First Look: SPOT Satellite Personal Messenger

The first of my holiday presents to myself arrived (or rather, was picked up) this evening at my local REI. This little gadget has gotten a fair amount of notice in the motorcycle touring world. I’ve been scouring the net … Continue reading

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First Look: RKA 8.5 liter 3-point “MiniX” Tankbag

With all the luggage capacity on the R1200ST, people often ask why I need a tankbag too. My tankbag holds only items that need to be quickly and easily accessible: wallet, phone, camera, and face-shield cleaner. It’s kind of like … Continue reading

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Roadside Assistance

When I got my license to drive at age 16, my parents handed me a AAA card along with the keys to the car. I vividly remember the first time I locked the keys into the car and had to … Continue reading

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NYE Ride and Tire Repair Kit Review

Most of the time, emergency-use items such as first-aid kits and tire repair kits are just so much extra weight. In those rare occasions when they are needed, they are worth their weight in gold. It was a beautiful Texas … Continue reading

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Review: Racer Multi-Top Gloves

Waterproof & Good Feel, Without Compromising Protection: I’m kinda a gear-collector (to put it nicely). I have several different pairs of jackets, pants, gloves, and boots. I look for quality and comfort, but also protection. Lately I’ve been particularly challenged … Continue reading

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Acquired a new camping stove

At the end of a long day on the road, I usually can’t face getting back on the bike and searching for a place to eat. Therefore, on each multi-day tour or camping trip, I carry a backpacking stove, lightweight … Continue reading

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