January 20, 2017

Shinko 804/805 Adventure Trail Tires

The dual-sport tire market is as wide and varied as the people who ride on those tires. If your need falls into the category of 40% on road and 60% off road, I highly recommend you take a serious look at the Shinko 804/805 Adventure Trail tires. Shinko was established in 1946 as a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes…
January 12, 2017

2017 Top Three Budget Adventure Dual Sport Helmet Review

Video Have you ever heard the saying, “Price is only an issue at the absence of value?” While that’s true in many cases, sometimes the “issue” is that we simply can’t afford top of the line gear. That’s why ADVMoto has gathered three budget adventure helmets priced under $200 for your consideration – The GMax GM-11, AFX FX-41DS, and HJC’s…
January 10, 2017

SIDI Deep Rain Boots - Built for AdvenTurisimo

I couldn’t help but notice their fine Italian quality immediately as the SIDI Deep Rain boots came out of the box. From the embossed, anti-wear heat panels to the Trockenfuss (dry foot) antibacterial/absorbent liner, SIDI pays a lot of attention to detail. The boots look attractive in a rugged way but are, at the same time, subtle. Little accents like…
December 28, 2016

Camel Tank for Honda CRF 250L

ADVMoto’s project CRF 250L came from the dealership with a 2 gallon gas tank. During our initial test rides, we couldn’t get to 130 miles before worrying about how far the next gas station was. IMS supplied us with a 3.1 gallon tank that increased our ranged to about 200 miles. That’s not bad, but not good enough for our…
December 16, 2016

Cobrra NEMO 2: To Lube or Not to Lube?

Let’s face it, many of us neglect our motorcycle chains on a regular basis. Even worse, we don’t even feel bad about it. Everyone knows why chain maintenance is important, so if lubing a chain isn’t hard to do or time consuming, why don’t we do it? The simple fact of the matter is, sometimes we get lazy.But what if…
December 14, 2016

Vee Rubber V163 Tires

It’s a long way to Deadhorse, Alaska. Snow and muddy snowmelt covered our route north from Seattle, where we had accepted the offer to try Vee Rubber’sV163 tires. I wasn’t sure they would be the right tires for the hard ride ahead. Traveling through 41 countries for more than three years, we’ve used high-end brands like Pirelli M60, Metzeler Tourance,…
December 12, 2016

Micro-Start Sport Personal Power Supply by Antigravity

Even with the best batteries, spending extended periods out in the boonies may necessitate a back-up charging system. Solar panels are the clear winner for long journeys but can be cumbersome and expensive. Motorcycle USB harnesses are excellent for charging accessories but continually putting lots of load on your battery can be a recipe for disaster in the middle of…
December 08, 2016

Scaggs Aluminum Billet Racks for your Dual-Sport Motorcycle

Prior to receiving the Scaggs Aluminum Billet Rack at our office, ADVMoto’s Project CRF 250L was equipped with an eBay rack (yes, sometimes even we use cheapo parts). The problem was that it mounted to the bike using the same bolts that held on the seat. The off-brand kit came with spacers that would fall out of place every time…
December 02, 2016

Rigg Gear RG-020 Dual-Sport Side Bags

Soft luggage is a popular preference over hard bags, especially for dirt bikes and smaller dual-sports. They’re lighter, easier to install, cost less, and are arguably safer in the event of a crash. Most have a wide range of adjustability, so if you own multiple bikes, chances are one system could fit all of them. With a plethora of options…

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