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November 06, 2017

13 Cold Weather Riding Tips

In the cold morning light, we’re wearing as many layers as we can find, and the bikes feel heavy with 20 gallons of fuel. Last night the temperature plummeted to 15°F and by the time we reach the Tajikistan border compound, at the base of the Alay Mountain range, our hands are painfully numb. Our heated jackets and grips seem…
November 03, 2017

RM Stator MOSFET Regulator Upgrade

Many of us who ride adventure bikes have experienced charging system problems, and know just how frustrating it can be—especially on long trips. Nobody wants to spend a good riding day troubleshooting an electrical problem, trying to track down replacement parts far from home, and waiting for them to arrive.  Unfortunately, motorcycle charging systems have a tough job in a…
November 02, 2017

Eight Tips for Better ADV Photography

There are few riders who don’t want to return home from their ride with at least a couple of magazine-worthy hero shots. And, although most of us have a camera phone and an automatic, or even a DSLR, we’re left unsure as to how to get the most out of them. Let me tell you, leaving your camera in “Auto”…
November 01, 2017

How to Make a Sheepskin Seat Cover

What’s the best way to get more out of your ride? In motorcycle overlanding tradition, there’s the “must have at least two uses” rule. Sheepskin saddle covers have lots of advantages, including being cheap to make. What makes them so good? Sheepskins are cooler than vinyl or leather saddles when it's hot. Usually they’re pale in color and reflect heat.…
October 31, 2017

Honda XR650L Big Bore Kit Installation

Your air-cooled Honda XR650L or XR600R engine is smoking on cold start, burning oil while riding, and doesn’t have quite the pep it used to. These engines can take a beating, but every so often they need to be freshened up. To get more power and reduce oil consumption, we’ve installed a big bore JE Piston kit after sending the…
August 10, 2016

Five Myths of Adventure Travel and Motorcycling

Have you got the itch for adventure? Are you worried it's unsafe, too expensive or even simply impossible? ADVMoto asked some of the most traveled globe riders about five common myths of adventuring around the world. Men, women, couples and solo travelers alike can learn something from the tremendous experience of our five panelists with over 40 years of combined travel,…