BRAND NEW ROWE PDM60 FOR SALE-SOLD


****SOLD***I have this on my bike, neatly installed by my dealer under my faux tank on the F800GS.  I have so far connected to the PDM60 my GPS, heated gear and will eventually connect my Aux lights.  All set to be turned off with the ignition key. **IF NOT SOLD IN 48 HRS WILL BE POSTED ON THE ADV RIDER AND F800 FORUMS***

READ A REVIEW HERE: RoadRUNNER

Package only opened to take pictures.  RETAILS $199 USD, I am asking $150 USD plus shipping. 

Rowe Electronics PDM60 Power Distribution Module

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Dear Motorcycle Industry


This is an awesome article for all the female riders out there….I find it kind a funny but so true too…hope the industry starts to get it and more women out there express their own opinions about how we are perceived as riders…

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Do female ADV riders really need special gear names and colours?


So, we see in this video some KLIM dirt bike apparel in the making, there is supposed to be an ADV line coming out in March 2014 as well.  Cheryl and I feel like we have been waiting a long time to see KLIM’s female gear and what exactly have they come up with for the gals out there to wear.  I have said all along that I was confused as to why the R&D of this line has taken so long…

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Crash Outtakes from AltRider’s 2013 BMW R 1200 GS W


Not only is Jeremy the owner of AltRider but he is one hell of a rider.  Watch this video and see the new WC BMW 1200 take a tumble but more importantly see how the new crash bars AltRider has developed for this bike protects the fairing.  So….Jeremy and Erik where are the uppers for the F800 crash bars? ;-)

Accu-Gage Tire Gauge | MC Tested


I appreciate real life reviews which is what I try to do when it comes to those out there shopping for gear and gadgets.  Tire pressure gauges are such a small but important part of everyday maintenance for our bikes.  So, why not share this simple but informative review?  We always have 2 gauges or three at a time.  One for each bike for on the road and of course the garage.  I just bought 2 of these based on this review alone.  I don’t expect everyone to run out and buy this brand but can’t hurt to read about their warranty…

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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS – First Ride


I think this bike will be a hit and find its way into the ADV market place.  Just seems like a whole lot of bike for the price and will make to non hard-core off-road rider very happy.   Perhaps just a great overall everyday ADV bike ;-)

SOURCE:  Cycle World

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 on-road action shot

The adventure doesn’t really begin, they say, until something goes wrong. When we combine adventure bikes with guys that have seen too many BMW commercials, this inevitably entails picking adventure bikes back up from the dusty trail (or in my case, having them extracted by helicopter). Suddenly, it’s very clear why weight matters. Continue reading

Are you a NOOB?


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Biker n00b: “Wait, you chose to wear a neon colored jacket?”

1. You choose your helmet based on your motorcycle.
You’d love to wear a full-face, but only if borrowing a friend’s Honda CBR600RR, otherwise you stick to your Bell Custom 500, no matter the riding conditions, when riding your Bonneville. Sure, the full-face is more comfortable and far safer, but what will people think?


Standard riding uniform as soon as the sun comes out.

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Bike Build – KTM 1190 Adventure R


Oct 31, 2013

LOVE farkles no matter who makes them…..;-)

Electric anticipation surrounds the shipment of KTM’s new 1190 Adventure R. Replacing the tried-and-true 990 Adventure, KTM’s new 1190 is a 150hp, gravel-eating adventure motorcycle offering precise handling, class-leading braking, and a suspension capable of handling even the most extreme off-road conditions. Continue reading

A Beginners Guide To Motorcycle Gear


This is a great article with some very valuable advise.  One thing to remember though, don’t under estimate your ability to handle the bike you want if you are a new rider.  Not everyone has to start with a very small cc bike in order to be safe.  Be smart, wear gear, stay away from the temptation to what I call gearing down in nice weather.  Regular jeans do not protect you at all.  They are also much hotter than our KLIM Traverse pants to wear in the warmer months.  Cotton is the worst to wear as a layer in any temperature yet we see T Shirts as riders “jackets”.  Gear is so important just like your choice of bike. 

Don’t succumb to group riding peer pressure, stay alert, relax and have fun.  Oh, TAKE a course!  Riding on the street in NOT like dirt.  ;-) Also, we do not think their list of “beginner” bikes is that complete…please add the BMW F700GS.  ;-)  While I believe your first choice can really be any bike it is indeed up to you the new rider to use your judgement as to what type, how big, heavy and the look you want.

June 10, 2013

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Just getting started riding motorcycles? Here’s everything you need to know about riding gear — helmets, jackets, gloves, boots and such — in one digestible package.

One of the most frequent enquiries we get here at RideApart isn’t about which motorcycle to buy or how to learn to ride, but what gear to buy and wear once you’ve accomplished all that. Here’s the info you need to make smart decisions, to be more comfortable, safer and, hopefully, save some money in the process.

Why You Need Good Gear

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How to combat the killer Mosquitoes in the North


Back in 2011 when we rode to Alaska we were fortunate to only run into the mosquito swarm once near the Atigun Pass.  We were armed with two of these shirts just in case.  The draw back to not being attacked by these “killer”, huge bugs was that we rode in cold rain almost the entire trip.  You never know what season it will be up there if you are planning a trip.  You need to prepare for HOT, warm, cold to down right freezing weather. 

If you have sun and warmth on your adventure, then there is a good chance you will have mosquitoes.  This shirt may seem like over kill, no pun intended but from those who have had to use it swear by them…we did not have to use ours but it will be a staple item if we venture back up-country.

CHECK out bugshirt.com for this shirt

The Original Bug Shirt®: Elite Edition

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