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Adventure Medical Kits Emergency Bivvy

I’ve got a ton of camping equipment, but for motorcycle camping I choose the lightest gear that will keep me comfortable. Packing light and packing warm are not mutually exclusive – you just have to find the right gear to make it work. Two  inexpensive products from Adventure Medical Kits help me tip the balance of light and small towards warm ...

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Stop & Go Mini-Air Compressor Review


Just as carrying an umbrella or rain gear has a way of warding off inclement weather, packing tools and a patch kit seems to help prevent the inconvenience of roadside repairs. Or it could just be that today’s motorcycles are reliable and tires are durable. Nonetheless, whether you uphold the Boy Scouts’ motto or believe an ounce of prevention pays ...

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PulseTech Xtreme Charge Maintenance Battery Charger

Modern motorcycles are amazing. Technology has advanced to the point that nearly all new motorcycles are reliable, and they have good brakes, tires that grip well in the rain and suspension provides a comfortable ride despite our crumbling infrastructure. With 8,000-mile oil change intervals, 24,000-mile valve adjustment intervals and maintenance-free shaft and belt drives, today’s rider—that is, me—can get downright ...

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ContourHD 1080p Helmet Video Camera


One thing a helmet cam has to be is simple to use, and the ContourHD 1080p has that down. This rugged little tube of anodized aluminum starts recording when you slide the long top switch forward and stops when you slide it back. It’s easy to do with gloved hands and built-in stops at either end let you know the job is ...

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Book review: Harley-Davidson Everything you Need to Know


[This Harley-Davidson—Everything you Need to Know Book Review was originally published in American Rider] Like “new and improved,” the phrase “everything you need to know” packs a lot of implications. Aside from promising to deliver information that is both all-inclusive and necessary, the phrase also promises to tailor this information to “your” needs. While in most cases grandiose claims of ...

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CruzTOOLS RoadTech M3 Tool Kit

Tools. Isn’t that one of the things that separates us as motorcyclists from the lower species like, say, politicians? A few days ago a friend of mine called to see if I could get him a tool kit to replace the one that now lay on the side of the road somewhere. A quick look at the CruzTOOLS website  and a ...

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Giant Loop MoJavi Saddlebag

Carrying stuff on a dual-sport day ride is easy, right? You toss it in a backpack or bum bag and head for the hills. Or maybe you bungee it to the back or drop it into saddlebags. These conventional methods have worked for years, so why change? Comfort and performance come immediately to mind. I don’t like a big load ...

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TCX Competizione RS Boots

Tango Charlie X-ray. Totally Cool Xylophone. I don’t know what TCX stands for, but I have come to love their boots. Formerly known as Oxtar—a name that was probably abandoned because it invoked images of livestock drenched in black goo, or because it sounded too much like “Oxcart,” something that is decidedly slower than a motorcycle—TCX is an Italian manufacturer of ...

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Clear Shot Lens Cleaning Kit


After April showers bring May flowers, June is bug season. Lately I’ve noticed a thicker than usual crust of splattered bug guts on my bike, my gear and—above all—my faceshield. (Quick: What’s the last thing that goes through a bug’s mind when it hits your windscreen?) On the 900-mile press launch ride for the Triumph Sprint GT, we were plagued by ...

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UltraGard Motorcycle Cover to Support Breast Cancer Research

COVER YOUR TA-TAS. To encourage early detection, network support and a cure for breast cancer, Big Bike Parts has teamed up with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. BBP has created a Limited Edition UltraGard Motorcycle Cover to help raise funds to support breast cancer research. This Limited Edition cover will be available in Medium Street/Cruiser Cover ($39.99) , Large Cruiser ...

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