Motorcycles

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

I’m a little obsessive-compulsive about how my bikes look.  I want them in as near perfect condition, with the proviso that I ride my bikes, and they are definitely not in the Garage Queen class of revered objects of art. My 2014 BMW R1200RT was beginning to show some aging.  Even though […]

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Leather treatment for our Rich’s saddle

Leather treatment for our Rich’s saddle

I admit I’m slightly obsessive-compulsive about treating my leather motorcycle gear. Usually, at the beginning and end of each riding season, I give my custom, leather covered Rich’s saddle and Aerostich Combat Touring Lite riding boots a serious treatment using Obenauf’s Leather Oil. I’ve used a countless array of waterproofing […]

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First ride of the season

First ride of the season

It’s relatively late for the first ‘official’ ride of the 2018 season.  Sure, most of us have been out and about on our bikes, but today, a group of friends gathered for breakfast and undertook a nice little 2-hour ride west and north of Edmonton. Our troop of a dozen […]

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‘Old skool’ (ca. 1978) dirt bike leather tank bag

‘Old skool’ (ca. 1978) dirt bike leather tank bag

While digging through a box of old motorcycle parts, I found this leather tank bag, which I had used on my 1977 Montesa Cota 247 Trail in 1978 or thereabouts. This is definitely old skool!  It’s all leather; there’s not one millimetre of manmade textile like tank bags today. When […]

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1977 Montesa Cota 247 Trail – revived and ready to roll

1977 Montesa Cota 247 Trail – revived and ready to roll

Our 1977 Montesa Cota 247 Trail’s refurbishment is now complete! Last fall, I contacted old friend Harry Pytel, who I’ve long known through the vintage motorcycle community.  Pytel, now the principal of D&L Motorcycle Parts Corp., has immersed himself in countless ‘vintage’ motorcycle projects.  At one time, he had a […]

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It’s ALIVE!!!!

It’s ALIVE!!!!

  Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  1:30 pm, MDT. After a late Spring snowfall a few days ago, we’d lost all hope that Spring would arrive any time soon. But today, the sun is shining, and it’s a relatively balmy 8 degrees Celsius. I fired up our old, 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D, […]

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April 18, 2018. Winter – is it over? Finally??

April 18, 2018.  Winter – is it over?  Finally??

Oh, man, has it been a long winter! Today, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 the snow has finally melted from our cul-de-sac. The Optimate battery charger has been hooked up to the RT all winter, and it’s time to roll the bike out, check the tire pressures an prepare for the […]

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Canada’s Icefields Parkway makes MCN’s ‘Top 7 riding destinations for this year’

Canada’s Icefields Parkway makes MCN’s ‘Top 7 riding destinations for this year’

Here in Canada’s western Prairies, motorcyclists often feel we’re stuck in motorcycle hell. Surrounded by flat terrain, any rider with a hankering for bending a series of turns has got a long way to ride before anything resembling a set of twisties is reached. While we may moan and groan […]

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Icon helmet maintenance stand – review

Icon helmet maintenance stand – review

Some time ago I was in the accessory department of a local powersports dealership, looking at new helmets.  I asked the clerk if the cheekpads were replaceable with a thinner ones to accommodate my fat face. She whipped out a black, oval shaped rubber ‘donut’, placed the helmet upside down […]

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2018 Edmonton Motorcycle Show – our favourite new bikes

2018 Edmonton Motorcycle Show – our favourite new bikes
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