Archives: Tour of the Americas
From Alaska to the very south of South America, I’m traveling mostly by motorbike to experience the land and soul of these vast continents. The details of the journey are anything but what I expected, yet the product is so valuable I would change not a thing. Here, I share the details and leave the product for you to discover.
After waterproofing gear last week, it’s refreshing to do the kind of work that shows a result. Here’s a new front tire, clean battery box, renewed air filter, and clean brakes! I’m looking forward to a boost in fuel economy. The front tire change is a tricky one, and I owe a thank you to […]
Adventure riders swear against washing their bikes. Mud and dirt are the badges that honor the design and intention behind these bikes. Dents and scratches are just as important. A dirty, scratched up, dented adventure bike is a bike worth its adventure! The dirtiest, most dented and scratched-up bikes win trophies at rallies, I’m certain. […]
I’m contemplating this question for a few reasons, the first of which being the low voltage seen at startup in the video. This battery came with the bike; both are 39,000 miles and five years old now. They’ve seen hundreds of starts, charges, and discharges. And while the battery still starts the bike, it doesn’t […]
Bike The bike feels neglected. The bike needs attention. The bike deserves a wash. These ideas bombard me while I munch cold cereal for breakfast. Maybe these feelings bind me to the bike in a brotherly bond. Maybe they remind me to not let the name BMW presume perfection or even maintenance-free use. I bought […]