Motorcycles

Vizi-Tec brake light modulator install

Vizi-Tec brake light modulator install

Good:  Plug ‘n play, just as advertized.  BMW Canbus electrical system compatible. Bad:  No installation instructions included.  Online manual lacks make- and model-specific instructions, and there are no photos. A couple of my BMW riding friends put me on to the Vizi-Tec brake light modulator. That’s one of the many […]

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Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 waterproof leather glove

Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 waterproof leather glove

I’ve been looking for a new pair of waterproof, insulated leather motorcycle gloves for some time, and until a few days ago, with no success. I’ve used a pair of Joe Rocket waterproof gloves for 8 years, and liked them because even though they are insulated for cold weather riding, […]

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Argyll Motorrad kicks off Spring with an impressive party

Argyll Motorrad kicks off Spring with an impressive party

Last night, Thursday March 30th, Northern Alberta’s BMW motorcycle dealer Argyll Motorrad threw open the doors and hosted a party to celebrate the arrival of Spring and the 2017 riding season. Some one hundred fifty guests were on hand to view the latest offerings from BMW Motorrad, such as the new […]

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Nikwax Tech Wash – cleaner for waterproof textiles

Nikwax Tech Wash – cleaner for waterproof textiles

It’s started to warm up here in Northern Alberta. We’ve seen a few courageous souls on motorcycles, braving the still nasty, gravel covered roads.  With the 2017 riding season about to start, it prodded me into getting my gear in tip top shape. I bought my Hi Viz Olympia AST […]

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MotoGP season on TV starts Saturday, Mar 25th, 8:55 AM MST!

The 2017 MotoGP racing season starts this Saturday, March 25 with TV race coverage on beIN Sports (Chanel 983 on Telus Optik cable in Edmonton.) beIN Sports’ guide shows Qatar qualifying starting at 8:55 AM (Saturday) and race coverage starting 8:55 AM (Sunday.)

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BMW topcase brake light upgrade – the RT gets a pre-riding season upgrade

BMW topcase brake light upgrade – the RT gets a pre-riding season upgrade

I admit to being more than slightly paranoid when it comes to riding in traffic. I am very conscious and highly aware of the traffic that’s in front of me and vehicles coming at me from the sides. But most of all, I am the most paranoid about being rear-ended. […]

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World Superbike – 2017 race season starts on beIN Sports channel this weekend

World Superbike – 2017 race season starts on beIN Sports channel this weekend

The long-awaited 2017 World Superbike season is about to start. beIN Sports channel will be broadcasting the first race of the season from Australia, February 24-26. After a long winter, it’s time for the motorcycle season to start, so stock up on your snacks and soft drinks. Let the racing […]

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Blue-Point Rechargeable LED Pen Light

Blue-Point Rechargeable LED Pen Light

My good friend Rick Y. surprised me the other day with a belated ‘Christmas gift’, a high quality Blue-Point rechargeable LED pen light. Rick is a bona fide tool connoisseur.  Having apprenticed as a Jaguar automobile mechanic in New Zealand prior to immigrating to Canada, all of Rick’s mechanics tools […]

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2017 Triumph Scrambler and Bobber unveiling

2017 Triumph Scrambler and Bobber unveiling

Last week, Edmonton area Triumph fans got a sneek peak at the all new 2017 Triumph Scrambler and Bobber. On the evening of Wednesday, January 11th, Echo Cycle – one of North America’s highest volume Triumph motorcycle dealers – held the unveiling of the new Scrambler and Bobber.  The gala […]

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The Long Rangers – bikes with the longest fuel range

The Long Rangers – bikes with the longest fuel range

Some of us are into long distance riding.  It’s always an interesting question when talking long distance riding with fellow motorcyclists. Inevitably, the question arise, “Which bike(s) have the longest fuel range?” Our friends at Visor Down in the U.K. have compiled a list of Top Ten Bikes with the Longest […]

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