Adventure Journal

2018 BMW R1200 GS- New paint, new tech...

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2018 BMW R1200 GS- New paint, new tech...

The BMW R1200GS is a well known, top selling, 125 hp adventure bike that will stay popular for years to come. In fact, some articles will explain that this is BMW's sixth straight year of record breaking sales. So, did they use their recording breaking cash flow to update the next R1200GS? They may not have dumped out their entire piggy bank but they did make some much needed changes. The most exciting changes are the new 6.5" TFT display that will shine in any light and it will feature complete phone connectivity to include limited navigation and emergency calling. The functions...

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Adventure Bike Navigation For Beginners

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Adventure Bike Navigation For Beginners

Electronic navigation can be an overwhelming topic that many of us have yet to master. And it’s fair to say that there are differing opinions to what works best. Navigation is a bit like choosing the right tire… some are better than others depending on your needs, price per unit can drastically vary, different brands/models have different features, etc. Let us break some things down for you, that should hopefully point you in the right direction, or at least some sort of direction. First things first, never underestimate the power of the good ‘ol paper map. Last year we spent...

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Who The Heck Are We???

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Who The Heck Are We???

Who the heck are we? What are we here for? So, you're telling me that you only sell Wolfman Luggage, sweet ass Rokform phone cases and Otter Wax? I mean, obviously we're here to sell you stuff, and we'll do that all day long, but there is way more to our vision! If you're paying attention and you're not noticing a lot of movement it's because we're behind the scenes making millions of movements. So, let's unfold our last few months... We applied to BetaBlox, a Kansas City based startup incubator that's run by angel investors and complete entrepreneur/ startup...

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ADV Travel List and Tips

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ADV Travel List and Tips

Everyone feels that they need different gear on an adventure ride. Maybe your headed off the grid or maybe you're planning to chew up your tires on the highway.  I don't get much pleasure out of highway rides so I'll touch on off grid dual sport travel.  I'll leave the highway rides list to the Harley guys ;). Here is a list of gear that I've kept going over the years.  If you have any additions or suggestions let us know!   Pack light. Try to stick to gear that can be washed on the go and hung to dry.  Wool...

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Bike Build- KTM 300 XC

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Bike Build- KTM 300 XC

I've been on the hunt for a 300 2 stroke for quite a while now with the intentions of starting to race again. Here is story... After posting want to buy adds on several forums, scowering the interwebs, traveling from dealer to dealer, impatiently twiddling my thumbs, I finally found a real gem. Stu was ready to part with his bike and he just so happened to live pretty close to me. He had a 300 XC with only 33 hours on the ticker!  Unbelievable really, so after a chat on the phone I headed over to take a look....

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