ADV Moto Co produces turn signal relocation kits for the Triumph Tiger 800 models, which move the vulnerable signals from the side, up near the headlight. After seeing numerous recommendations for the kits in online groups, I decided to see what was the impetus behind them, and why they're so popular. The one-man team behind it, Terry, took some time to answer my questions.
For those new to adventure motorcycling and particularly moto-camping, one of the first questions they inevitably ask is, "what do I pack?". While some of us may pack light, and others pack everything under their roof, the challenge is to find just the right balance. Do you really need that 750ml bottle of whiskey? No. Do you really want it, though? Rhetorical question. Afterall, the whiskey certainly tastes better after all that work. Before going into what's in my kit and why it works for me, it's best to take a simpler look at what should be considered essential to a moto-camping pack out.
Wednesday 9-15 / Grand Marais With over 4 hours in the saddle, I wasn’t overly enthused about leaving, which may have been part of the reason I delayed the whole trip. Eventually, I figured I could at the least make it a tolerable challenge. Maybe I could ride without stopping until the last minute for gas. After packing everything up in my drybag saddlebags (went soft vs hard bags just in case I dump it on a dirt road on…
The month of June was 30 days of impatience boiling over. I had my route planned through Sault Ste. Marie into Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, and as June neared it's end, so did my motivation. Wisconsin's weather had become a ridiculous exhibition of rain, and well into June I heard on the local news we had only two dry weekends for the year. The trip was planned at least a month prior, and the relentless rain was melting…
Door County is plentiful with more sights to see, including Cave Point County Park, which is on my list to visit and photograph in 2019. I feel fortunate enough to be within a reasonable distance to a place of calm where those waters can quell anxiety and help me to feel truly present.
Often billed as "the Jeep" of motorcycles for it's ability to do everything broadly but not supremely in one area, KLRs have traveled the world over no doubt in the millions of miles cumulatively.
As the purple Fireweed began to reveal more of itself across the landscape at 60 MPH, I knew we were closing in on Alaska. The Yukon Territory presented yet many more hundreds of miles of beautiful scenery, while snowcapped mountains further along the horizon eaked out from that inner-voice, "but wait, there's more!".