The Bikes

A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

HC Brian’s Suzuki V Strom:2014 Suzuki V Strom DL 1000

  • 2014 Suzuki DL1000
  • Givi engine guards
  • Happy Trails Skid plate
  • Adventure Tech foot peg lowing kit; guards for soft panniers; and mirror extenders
  • Dry Spec Tool Tubes to hold fuel bottles
  • Oxford Adventure heated grips
  • Ortlieb soft panniers; and tank/tail bag
  • Mosko Moto 60 Liter Duffel
  • Outdoor Research 25 Liter Dry bag.
  • Mitas E-07 50/50 tires
  • Iphone for Navigation and Tunes with Scenic Mobil App by
  • Shoei GT Air helmet

HC Dave’s Triumph Explorer:

HC Dave riding the Triumph Tiger Explorer
  • Bought used in Summer 2016 with 8,000 miles on it
  • 1215 cc engine
  • Shaft driven 6 speed
  • Kayaba suspension
  • Nissin Brakes
  • Heidenau K60 Scout (rear)
  • Continental TKC70 (front)
  • OEM Adventure 2 Box Panniers
  • OEM Explorer oil pan shield
  • OEM Explorer Fog lights
  • RAM GoPro and Hero 4


HC Allen’s Suzuki V-Strom DL1000A: IMG_2601

All black

  • OEM paniers
  • OEM touring windshield
  • OEM crash bars (which I have used!)
  • Oxford heated grips
  • Givi Blade top case
  • Fly Racing tank bag
  • Mitas E-07 tires OR Metzler Karoo 3 (up for debate)
  • No farkles
  • Sena 10C comm set with camera
  • Mosko Moto Scout 60 duffel
  • HJC FG-17 helmet


HC John’s 2007 BMW 1200GS:


  • Lots of boxes
  • more boxes
  • and even more boxes.

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