Category Archives: Product Reviews

It is about reviewing products that are motorcycle or travel related.

Disruptive Innovations and the Future of the Motorcycle Industry

Mobile phones rendered landline telephones obsolete. Smartphones are killing the digital consumer cameras which only a few years earlier rendered film cameras obsolete. Uber has disrupted the taxi cab industry. Youtube and Netflicks are disrupting cable TV faster than cable … Continue reading

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Why are motorcycle GPS devices so expensive? (and other mumblings about GPSes)

Have you ever wondered why GPS devices are so expensive when they are designed for motorcycles? Upfront I can already tell you, I don’t have an answer.  Anyway, let’s talk about it and about GPS devices in general and see … Continue reading

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The Honda CB500X Adventure – Part 2: Setting up the shop and parts shopping

How many times I stared at this ad which is found on the last pages of American motorcycle magazines, where this Harbor Freight, made in China, Pittsburgh brand motorcycle lift is available for US$299.99. I never bought it until now … Continue reading

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The Tiger 800XC gets Adventure Ready

It had been a long time coming. Since the time the Multistrada arrived and became my touring bike, the Tiger was to assume the “adventure” role. I’ve taken the Tiger on several dirt and gravel road rides with its factory … Continue reading

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Canon G1 X and a trip to Lincoln City

I’ve been looking for an upgrade to the Canon S-95. My ideal camera has the S-95 size, an about 5x zoom lens, and an APS-C sensor, such as what we see on DSLRs. But I know that is virtually impossible … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning – The S100 Cycle Cleaner to the rescue

My bikes spent the winter “protected” by a thin layer of dried up mud. When finally an actual spring weekend arrived, instead of riding I took the time to work on the yard and clean the bikes. In life we … Continue reading

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The Giant Loop Bags

If you build it, they will come.  And for motorcycle travel, if we install travel bags or cases on our motorcycle, we will fill all that space with gear, and then attach something more to it. More often than not, … Continue reading

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Canon PowerShot S95

There are few cameras that meet my most important criteria: be small enough to fit in a pants’ pocket, and still take reasonable shots.  I came across a few positive reviews of the Canon S95, I took a closer look … Continue reading

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Point-and-Shoot Photography Bliss

One of the most important qualities for a camera, I’ve discovered through the years, are its size, portability, and its ruggedness.  Fitting in a pocket is the ideal size for cameras, for what I want to use them. For having … Continue reading

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