Review: Sidi Crossfire Boots

Talking to people about riding off of pavement made one thing very clear to me: The ankles are extremely fragile. With this in mind I chose the best off-road boots I could find for my travels: The Sidi Crossfire TA. I chose these boots for the ankle protection, flexible ankle joint (for ease of walking) . . . → Read More: Review: Sidi Crossfire Boots

Review: Motoport Kevlar Racing Glove

Please Note: My reviews are subjective to my own use. I make no attempt at a review that objectively considers the usefulness and quality for other people because my goal here is to document how each product worked for me. This could give me an opinion on the product radically different than someone else.

I . . . → Read More: Review: Motoport Kevlar Racing Glove

Review: Motoport Ultra II Kevlar Pant

Please Note: My reviews are subjective to my own use. I make no attempt at a review that objectively considers the usefulness and quality for other people because my goal here is to document how each product worked for me. This could give me an opinion on the product radically different than someone else.

I . . . → Read More: Review: Motoport Ultra II Kevlar Pant

Review: Motoport Marathon Air Mesh Kevlar Jacket

Please Note: My reviews are subjective to my own use. I make no attempt at a review that objectively considers the usefulness and quality for other people because my goal here is to document how each product worked for me. This could give me an opinion on the product radically different than someone else.

I . . . → Read More: Review: Motoport Marathon Air Mesh Kevlar Jacket

Review: KLR 650 (update)

This is a long overdue update to a previous review of the Kawasaki KLR650. NOTE: Unlike most review updates I write, this one is entirely new instead of adding updates. This is because the motorcycle is a very complex subject and I have lots of new thoughts. Please refer to my original review for my . . . → Read More: Review: KLR 650 (update)

Review: Caribou Cases 36L Panniers (updated)

This is an update to a previous review of these panniers.

Update 7 December 2014: It is very important to consider that this review very old. Roger (the owner of Caribou Luggage) has notified me that the mounting system is significantly improved. I have removed from consideration my concerns about the original mounting system and . . . → Read More: Review: Caribou Cases 36L Panniers (updated)

Review: Vibranator (updated)

This is an update of a previous review of the Vibranator. I have spent several months and thousands of miles riding with the Vibranator only in the left side of the handlebars. This has changed my opinion of the product for the better….

The Vibranator is a small device that fits inside the handlebars which . . . → Read More: Review: Vibranator (updated)

Review: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Tent

The tent I use is a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 tent. This is a two-man ultralight tent designed for backpacking but works extremely well for motorcycle travel. I estimate I have spent more than 120 nights in this tent since the trip began, but I am using it less now in Mexico because I want . . . → Read More: Review: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Tent

Review: Britannia Composites XS Twin Fairing

Long before I planned this trip, I put on the Britannia Composites XS Twin fairing. I was not happy with the stock setup for wind protection and headlights. I had tried different bulbs and different windshields and was satisfied with none of what I tried. My hope was that this fairing would solve both problems.

. . . → Read More: Review: Britannia Composites XS Twin Fairing

Review: KLR 650

The Kawasaki KLR650 has been one of my most controversial choices for this trip among people I talk to. Opinions range from certainty that it is a good choice, if not the best, to horror that I would even consider such a bike. I hope to track how good or bad a choice the KLR . . . → Read More: Review: KLR 650