Icon Patrol 2 Boots

November 6, 2017 in

I ordered a pair of the new Icon Patrol 2 boots from RevZilla the day they came out. I had been looking for a boot that was comfortable off the bike and was having a hard time finding what I wanted. I didn’t want something covered in logos or plastic sliders but something more stealthy. The Patrols seemed like they would fit... View Article


MotoSolutions Raincoat Pro

September 18, 2017 in

I ride in the rain a lot. Living in the Pacific Northwest and commuting daily on the bike, riding in the rain is just how it is, from drizzle to torrential downpours I’m in it. With the Aerostich Roadcrafter I stay dry and for cold days I have a Warm & Safe heated jacket to go underneath my suit but the most... View Article


Short Trip to Hood River

August 29, 2017 in

Just got back from an overnight to Hood River, OR. Did all the usual stuff, bummed around town, stayed at the Hood River Hotel and hit two of my favorite restaurants for brunch and dinner. Brunch at Broder Øst and dinner at the Pfriem taproom. I used the 120 mile round-trip on the bike as an opportunity to try out the new... View Article


Aether Rally Jacket

August 13, 2017 in

Just got the new Rally Motorcycle Jacket from Aether Apparel and I am blown away by the quality. Yes, I am normally a pretty dedicated Aerostich guy but I wanted something that can be worn off the bike when walking around,  on a plane for a fly-and-ride and so on. Aerostich is great on the bike but not so great if you... View Article


TechSpec Tank Grips Installed

July 23, 2017 in

Installed a set of TechSpec Tank Grips on the R1200R yesterday. Not sure about the look on this bike but I wanted more grip and to protect the paint and this 5-piece set from TechSpec will definitely do that. I ordered them from Twisted Thottle using some “Twisted Points” I had from a previous order to save a few bucks. Twisted... View Article


The Aerostich Roadcrafter Changed My Life

July 8, 2017 in

I openly admit that I am an Aerostich fanboy. Before even trying on one of their suits I knew this was the gear of serious riders. John Ryan, Ron Ayres, all the heroes of the Iron Butt Association wore Roadcrafters. It was also the uniform of the hardcore daily rider or as I like to put it the “true believer”, those who can’t be bothered with... View Article


Lid Picker Review

June 30, 2017 in

My goal with this review was to go into it without a specific helmet in mind and use the Lid Picker measuring kit and service to make my decision. My only criteria outside of fit is an internal sun visor and available in solid white but I am willing to be flexible on both of these if needed. Background I currently wear a Shark... View Article


Lid Picker Update

June 23, 2017 in

Got the Lid Picker kit, measuring is done and a new helmet from MotorcycleGear.com is on order! I’ll write up a full review of my experience from measuring to outcome as soon as I’ve put a few miles on the new lid. Review posted here!


Travel Tools for Roadside Motorcycle Repair

June 19, 2017 in

I used to be that guy, the one who carried enough tools on the bike for a roadside engine teardown that would never happen. I’ve changed my ways though and put together a small kit that fits under the pillion seat on the R1200R Modern bikes are far more reliable than motorcycles in the past and if you do need major... View Article


Lid Picker Helmet Sizing Kit

June 17, 2017 in

Ordered the Lid Picker kit from the awesome folks at MotorcycleGear.com today. The Lid Picker is a measuring system for helmet fit that takes your measurement data and gives you a customized report on which helmets are the best fit. It includes measuring tools and instructions. They don’t have every helmet in their database but have many of the most popular.... View Article