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Advice and tips to get you prepared for your next Adventure Tour. Whether you are planning a motorbike world tour or a night of motorcycle camping in the local woods, you’ll find helpful information on mechanical preparation, health and fitness, riding skills improvement and more.

Quick Tips: Simple Ways to Improve Bike Control & Comfort FREE!

Riders come in all shapes and sizes with all kinds of skill levels and preferences. Yet other than seat height, most models of adventure bikes are a one size fits all sort of situation. To fix that, there are a lot of... Read More

Quick Tips: How To Avoid Wire-Spoke Wheel Disasters

  For any kind of moderate to gnarly off-road riding, wire-spoke wheels are a must on adventure bikes. They offer a combination of strength and flex that you just can’t get with cast wheels. But, unlike cast, a spoke wheel has a lot... Read More

Why The ADV Days Adventure Rally Is Not To Be Missed

Do you remember the scene in the movie “The Matrix” when Neo has a cord plugged in his head and they upload a karate program and he opens his eyes and says, “I know Kung Fu.” Well, ADV Days is sort of... Read More

Quick Tips With Chris Birch: Get a Big Bike Unstuck By Yourself

You’ve marveled at his ADV riding skills - torqued out power slides, fender-dragging wheelies, trials-like rock hopping - but Chris Birch does, from time to time, find himself in a spot of bother. And while it is always advisable to ride with... Read More

Quick Tips: How To Set Your Rear Sag On An Adventure Bike

What is sag? There are a lot of different kinds of sag but we are concerned in this article about finding “race sag,” even if we are not racing. This measurement is how much the rear of your bike should drop into... Read More

Quick Tips: Adventure Boot Cleaning and Care

Your boots take a lot of abuse. From water to mud to rocks and snow, Adventure boots have to be like tires for your feet, yet comfortable enough to wear all day. We demand a lot from our footwear and we wanted... Read More

Quick Tips: How To Fix Damaged Panniers To Get You Home

Motorcycle luggage comes in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of fortitude, yet even the burliest panniers can fall victim to terra firma. We asked Touratech’s Iain Glynn, their technical support guy, if he had any tips for getting home... Read More

Pros and Cons of Traveling the World as a Couple

The idea of traveling the world as a couple sounds both amazingly romantic and incredibly intimidating at the same time. Is the journey going to break you or make you? Can you cope with being together 24/7? What if you find out... Read More
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