Category Archives: Technology

Defeating A Lawnmower Auto-Choke – Apr 2017

There is only one thing that really annoys me with my new Honda Lawnmower – the motor often dies when trying to mow tall or wet grass.  This is caused, primarily, by the auto-choke.  When the motor bogs down in … Continue reading

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Replacing My KTM Front Brake – Mar 2017

On my last few dirt biking rides last fall, I noticed my front brake was getting pretty soft.  So, I figured it was time for new brake pads and change the brake fluid. For the most part, I have been … Continue reading

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Satellite Communicator – July 2016

For a few years I have considered buying a satellite communicator.  There have been a handful of occasions in the past where one would have been useful.  But the cost always scared me away. A recent motorcycle trip, with two … Continue reading

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Carrying Extra Fuel Or Water On Your Dirt Bike

No matter how large your fuel tank is, there may be times when you need to carry a little extra fuel.  Or perhaps you need to carry water for camping in the desert.  If your dirt bike has metal racks, … Continue reading

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KTM 4T Fuel Tanks

When I decided to start doing multi-day adventure rides with my KTM 350 XCF-W, it soon became apparent that I needed to increase my fuel range.  Since we have three bikes in the family, we have been able to try … Continue reading

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GPS Trip Planning

A few years ago I posted an article explaining how I use a GPS and mapping software to plan an adventure.  Those methods worked fairly well for my typical day rides on my dirt bike, but now that I am … Continue reading

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Clake SLR Left Hand Rear Brake (LHRB) – Apr 2015

After installing a Rekluse auto-clutch I quickly learned that a left hand rear brake (LHRB) would be a great safety feature – especially for gnarly descents.  The only LHRB I could find at the time was also provided by Rekluse, … Continue reading

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Tugger Tow Line

Burt and Troy of Highline Recreation have come out with another great product to complement their popular Tugger lift strap – a tow line. For many years I have carried a Moose two strap, and I have used it on … Continue reading

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2 Liter Bottle Holster

For some time I have been looking for safe ways to carry extra fuel on my dirt bikes.  I don’t need additional range very often, so I don’t want a really large tank – but there are occasions when an … Continue reading

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Tool Pouch For KTM – Mar 2015

Updated July 2016 – tool pouch failure! I like to be prepared when I ride.  Therefore I tend to carry a lot of tools and a fairly substantial first-aid kit.  The problem is, this adds a lot of bulk and … Continue reading

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