June 15, 2018
The most popular bike amongst Scenic users?
I decided to have a look to see what the most owned bike is amongst Scenic users. I was expecting it to be one of the big adventure bikes, but to my surprise, it’s the smaller but famous dual-sport bike from Kawasaki, which has been around since 1987: The KLR650; and I’m starting to understand why.
Understanding Motorcycle Oil Numbers
Who hasn’t had that moment when you are getting oil for your bike and there are just too many options? Why is synthetic oil better than mineral? What does the 15 in 15W40 stand for? The following article explains all this as well as the difference between mono and multigrade oils and the effect it has on viscosity. A must read for everyone who wants to understand the ins and outs of motorcycle oils!
Everyone who likes large distance riding and takes out his/her bike frequently knows it: throttle wrist. Before I get into acupuncture and other ways to heal a throttle wrist, let’s have a look at how to prevent getting one.
In order to reduce strain on the right hand while riding, throttle control or cruise control can be ideal. More expensive bikes such as the BMW 1200GS have this feature as a standard option, but many other adventure bikes such as the Honda Africa Twin, BMW F800GS, KTM 1090 and the Suzuki V-Strom don’t.
Black Dog Cycle Works has developed a simple, but effective throttle lock that functions as a cruise control.
High-Visibility Motorcycle Gear: Numbers don’t lie!
The majority of motorcycle related accidents involve other vehicles. Lots of those accidents are caused by others not seeing us. How much accidents are we talking? And how much difference can High-Viz gear make? On the Driving-Tests site you’ll find all the Facts and Tips on Hi-Viz clothing. With these numbers you can decide for yourself if you’d rather look cool in black or be more visible to others.
The Scenic WebApp
If you’ve never used the Scenic WebApp before you might want to take a look. It has two features: (1) Send a Google Maps URL from your computer to Scenic, supporting Google Maps and Google My Maps URLs, and (2) Drag & Drop GPS files from your computer to Scenic, supporting GPX, KML, KMZ, ITN and GDB files. The WebApp is reachable through the MotoMappers site. Here’s more WebApp Information.
IMAGE OF THE WEEK
Image by Guido
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