After purchasing the ST1300 I upgraded the halogen H4 and some cheap LED driving lights mounted under the mirrors. This was better … but not a dramatic improvement. With a couple of big rides coming up with a lot of night riding and road conditions deteriorating after all the rain better lights would be a great investment.
One of my aims is to improve the low beam, as it’s unsettling not having good coverage of light on country road when there is a lot of traffic around at night.
In April 2021 I did a write up on a little Powertech Power Station I bought for motorcycle camping and my impressions. At the time my two main criticisms were that the battery was too small and that the charge rate was too low. I am now upgrading to a 300 wat All Powers Power Stations which I am hoping has the right balance between, power, size, and charge rate.
A few weeks ago I was asked about what I use for tracking my rides. I’ve tried a few different things over years and here are my thoughts of the main ones I have tried and why I would use them. On today’s ride I have used Spotwalla, Geo Tracker, and Relive to show the differences between them and my thoughts on each.
In preparation for our 2018 two week tour in the US we each bought a pair of Alpinestars short ankle length boots as they were much easier to pack than full length boots. Since then they have become my go-to boot from commuting to touring.
When we head out camping on the bike we only pack our Luci lights which are a great solar rechargeable general light for around the camp, and our headlamps. We were recently put onto Knog headlamps which are a great headlamp and will be going into our kit for our next trip.
Free camping has become much easier with today’s battery technology. But how do you leverage that for moto-camping. Power stations are a great option as they are portable all encompassing unit that provides everything you need in the one unit.
For a number of years I struggled to find a camp chair for motorcycle camping that was small, light and comfortable. No you don’t need a chair but its nice to sit and have a cuppa at the end of the day.
I remember when I finally threw out the tripod chair in disgust and hit google trying to find a suitable option. My requirements, small, light, it had to have a back, and it had to be comfortable. This is when I found Helinox.
I love my Helinox chair.
A review of the Viking Cycle Ironside mesh jacket that the guys at Viking Cycle sent me to test.
Spending a week riding the Swiss, Austrian, and Italian alps on a BMW K1600GT was a great opportunity to test and review this bike. Would I give up my ZX14R for one of these…?
With the handling of the little SV now transformed with sparkling new Wilbers suspension, it’s time to look at the next thing to fix / upgrade.
Emma has always complained about the lack lustre light on her SV. With the help of Provision Lighting we have upgraded to a LED insert whcih has made a huge improvement.