I ordered the Kaoko Throttle Lock (Triumph Tiger with OEM Handguards Version) for my 2012 800XC earlier this week. I was excited to receive it Friday as this gave me the weekend to install and test it out.
I’m getting ready for a trip from Virginia to Florida via the Blue Ridge Parkway so am outfitting the bike for the longest ride I’ve taken on it so far.
The throttle lock seemed like the perfect addition to the bike for this trip.
So I was looking at my referrers in Piwik last night, and one from Blogcritic catches my eye. I hop over there to check it out and see my Ugly Mug on the front page! WHAT? WOW!
I don’t know who this guy is, and to be honest I have never really read this blog, but what a great article!
He really nailed a lot of what Adventure Motorcycling is about, and in the process managed to make me sound way cooler than I am :)
Check it out if you get a chance. I think I’ll be hanging over there a little more often to see what other good stuff they have.
So I remember seeing someone on a forum mention a cool way to mount a camera to a motorcyle. I could picture the device in my mind, but for the life of me I couldn’t remember the name of it.
Several searches on Google didn’t turn anything up and I was about to give up. I’m glad I didn’t as the hunt was definitely worth it in the end.
I obviously use my iPhone for much more than navigation.
I have it with me all the time and I like that it fits in my pocket. With a case on it, the pocket thing just doesn’t work as well though, and for that reason… and because I’ve never been one to constantly drop my phone, I tend to not to use a case..
However once I started using it on the motorcycle for navigation not having a case wasn’t going to cut it, and I needed to figure something out.
I posted this on Adventure Rider a couple months ago, but now that I have a blog I reckoned I would clean it up a bit, update it, and post it here for easy access.
The premise is simple… I want to define a route in Google Maps (or one of the other online route planners like TourStart or Harley Ride Planner which are both excellent by the way), and export it to the iPhone where I can then get Turn-by-Turn directions. The Turn-by-Turn directions are key, since on the motorcycle they can be heard through my Sena Bluetooth Headset which makes it much safer that continuously having to look at the GPS.