Category Archives: gear

A Tale of Two Bikes (2.5, rather)

The Wednesday after I came back from my tour, I could recover my Ducati from the shop. It had gotten a new rear tyre, a service and had been adjusted to my wishes.

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Ronda Ronda #1

I’m preparing for a two week ride to Spain and back and will be leaving on Friday, in two days. This was the shakedown phase:

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Blackbox

On the left: the original BMW aluminum hard cases for the R 1200 GS, made by Touratech. On the right: Touratech’s aftermarket hard cases for the R 1200 GS, the “Zega Pro 2 And-black” Version. There are some differences, obviously.

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Bike of Retirement

My Sunday was spent like this: The stop in Erfurt was at a Harley-Davidson dealer. Season opener and the german branch of H.-D. was present with a truck full of  test drive bikes. Not many interested and those who were … Continue reading

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A Man with a Goatee and an Egg of all Trades

Do you know Keith Code? He’s a brilliant riding instructor, founder of the California Superbike riding school and author of “A Twist of the Wrist” and “A Twist of the Wrist II”. I’ve been reading these books recently and have … Continue reading

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Under-Hulk

What’s a protector shirt useful for?

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Scary Bag

Got a SW-Motech 1608 rear bag for the pillion seat of my sports bike. That thing is quite a number!

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