How to Properly Measure for Your Windshield

We generally gravitate to things that are aesthetically pleasing to us. And picking a windshield is no different. We tend to pick what we think looks cool, not necessarily what works the best. Which brings up the question, what does work best? There is a kind of magic height that works best for each person, [...]

By |2019-01-28T16:20:38+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Biltwell Inc. EXFIL-80 Bag Review

Some of you may have heard of Biltwell and probably know them by their grips, bars, seats and helmets. But what you may not know is Biltwell also has an awesome line of rugged, versatile bags that are appropriately referred to as Biltwell’s Exfil line. They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and [...]

By |2019-01-22T10:48:11+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Biltwell Inc. EXFIL-80 Bag Review

Bell MX-9 Adventure Review

An old photo of my Moto 4. Yes, there were color pictures back then, but this was for 3rd period Photography 2 I’ve been living with the Bell MX-9 Adventure for a few weeks and I’m thoroughly impressed. Not an easy feat at this point of my jaded, cynical moto-career. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

By |2019-01-13T19:23:14+00:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bell MX-9 Adventure Review

Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing Overview

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/240-2746/memphis-shades-batwing-fairing First Look: While online looking at the details and structure of this fairing, I thought this fairing was going to be a huge waste of time and money, but I was completely wrong. Looking at it online, it seemed flimsy like it would shake and deform with any kind of wind resistance and that [...]

By |2019-01-11T16:36:10+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing Overview

2019 AMA Monster Energy Supercross is here!

The AMA Supercross season is one of the things that help keep my sanity through the cold, dark winters that are part of life in the northern states.  I admit that watching riders on TV is a poor substitute for the real thing.  However, it’s better than watch hockey or the latest Netflix original.  By [...]

By |2019-01-07T15:03:09+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, News/Events Articles|Comments Off on 2019 AMA Monster Energy Supercross is here!

Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boot Review

"I’ve had quite a few boots over the years. The Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex boot has been one of my all-around favorites"  I’ve had a pair for about eight years now.  They’ve held up very well.  They’ve kept my feet warm and dry through a lot of rainy, cold weather.  They stay comfortable on all but the [...]

By |2019-01-02T16:07:38+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Gear, Reviews|Comments Off on Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boot Review

6 Things Every Motorcyclist Should Do in 2019

Ride More I know, this sounds cliche’ but it’s true. Spend more time on your motorcycle. You’ll become a better rider and undoubtedly enjoy yourself more than being in your cage. Don’t copp out on running errands or trips to the store because you have to haul stuff, if you don’t have saddlebags throw on [...]

By |2019-01-01T19:46:21+00:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, News/Events Articles, Riding Tips, The Biker Guide|Tags: |5 Comments

Importance of having a good battery

I had a customer once that was on a ride from Canada to Vegas. He ended up spending his Las Vegas weekend in Butte, MT while his buddies rode on without him.  His vacation was ruined all because of a bad battery. It started with a call from a traveler on the road asking if we [...]

By |2018-12-31T13:43:11+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Riding Tips, Tech Tips, V-Twin|2 Comments

Ten Bikes I Would Have Traded a Kidney for In 2018

Let me start off by saying I haven’t ridden all these bikes but I have lusted after them from afar. Hence the reason for them making this list. I think we could be witnessing some of the best times in motorcycle manufacturing history. Companies venturing out and building bikes that differ from their normal practices, [...]

By |2018-12-31T11:56:33+00:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Motorcycle Buyers Guides, Reviews, The Biker Guide, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Does Heated Gear Work? Off the Rack and On the Road

 Starting as early as October here in South Dakota you could be in danger of losing your precious riding season due to bad weather, namely snow and freezing temps. This winter the snow came a bit early, then it left. Leaving dry pavement and cold air. Generally if there’s at least semi-dry pavement (or dirt [...]

By |2018-12-26T15:49:17+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, Gear, Product Information, Reviews, Riding Tips|Comments Off on Does Heated Gear Work? Off the Rack and On the Road