New Saddle Day - Sargent Seats

After almost 5 years I finally upgraded the saddle on my 2016 R1200GS. My GS is factory lowered, which means it also came with the factory “low” seat. Most people really do not like the stock BMW seats though this one has served me well. I’ve put about 60 …

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It Was The Very Worst Butter

Hands down the worst motorcycle trip I have ever been on. Almost 9 days of rain, fog, and cold. Don’t let the cheerier photos below fool you. They were but mere moments of respite from the vengeful skies.

Day 1 - Thessalon

Starting off on the wrong foot, I left …

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GS Training with BMW MC Ottawa

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The BMW Motorrad Club of Ottawa is developing an off-road skills program, and I was invited to participate in an initial trial run. Very basic off-road GS skills including leaning the bike on off-road surfaces, emergency stopping with reduced traction, hill climbs, etc. Nothing too challenging, except at the very …

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Anlas Capra X

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With plans to do some off-road stuff on my moto, I bought some appropriate rubber. I posted a bit of a running review over on the R1200GS forums. The Coles Notes version is: I don’t have much off-road experience to compare these tires to, but they seemed to work …

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The Arai XD-4

I have a Shoei RF-1200 head. The RF-1200 in an XL is the best fitting and most comfortable helmet I have owned, yet when my lovely all white RF-1200 with its extremely cool Mass Effect and Destiny the Game stickers was due for replacement, my eyes started …

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The Viking Tour - Day 11

Antigonish to Moncton to Edmundston.

Distance traveled (approximate): 718kms

Today was a very long haul, with a somewhat unplanned detour. The Harley was very clearly spitting oil out the right side so on our way to Edmunstun, we headed into Moncton to visit Toys for Big Boys Harley-Davidson. Apparently the …

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