Product Review: Dubs Ear Plugs

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Machismo metal band Manowar once held the dubious distinction in the Guinness Book of Records of being the loudest band in the world – clocking in at close to 130 decibels during one of their concerts in the 1990s. When asked to comment on their noise notoriety the band members replied, Huh? Some degree of hearing loss is almost a certainty of … [Read more...]

Dual Sport Alchemy’s Cursory Coolant Class

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Good morning boys and girls! Welcome to DSA’s coolant class, where we explore the exciting world of motorcycle engine coolant by combining frivolous technical jargon with rudimentary mathematics. Let’s dive right in with a word problem, shall we? If Johnny spends $735 on a 26 year-old Honda XR250 and then rides 5 miles to the store to purchase … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Things

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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things. Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles, Wild geese that fly with the moon on their … [Read more...]

Product Review: Deuter Compact 10 Air EXP Hydration Pack

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Make whatever negative generalizations you will about zee Germans: that they're world class perverts, have terrible taste in music, or are largely responsible for ruining most of the last century. But no one can ever deny their engineering prowess, whether its something as complex as an automobile or as rudimentary as beer. Or, in this case, as … [Read more...]

The Morton Method of Replacing a Broken Dual Sport Motorcycle Rim

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CONTRIBUTING WRITER: FRANK MORTON A recurring shoulder has limited my riding time, but clearly has not dampened my ability to damage my bike! Think I did this by running too fast through a rocky area with too little tire pressure. When I spotted this damage I was overwhelmed with questions: Do I buy a new wheel? Do I take it to a shop and … [Read more...]

Transincidental Meditation

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  If being a father of two boys for many years now has taught me any one thing, it's this: I never should have had kids. This conclusion wasn't arrived at from a self-serving origin. I'm not afflicted with nostalgia for my misspent youth when my daily mantra was fuck you and hooray for me. I love spending time with my children and never … [Read more...]

Frank’s 2012 Yamaha WR250R Exhaust Modification

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CONTRIBUTING WRITER - FRANK MORTON Dual Sport Alchemy's favorite unemployed, overly-caffeinated backyard engineer is at it again - determined to conjure every last bit of performance out of his 2012 Yamaha WR250R. This episode finds the aspiring alchemist with an altruistic attitude attempting a hysterectomy on his WR's exhaust pipe! WARNING: … [Read more...]

Product Review: Suomy Mr Jump Helmet

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  Some things in the world just compliment each other naturally - like peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, Bonnie and Clyde, or Rumplemintz and methamphetamine. When it comes to the motorcycle world, I believe that two of the things that compliment each other best are Italian manufacturers and motorcycle gear. Italy has a rich … [Read more...]

Kevin Hopper’s 2012 KTM 350 EXC-F

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The original premise of the Real Bikes, Real Riders category was to focus on average bikes owned by the average rider - the girl next door, so to speak. Well, people actually do live next door to supermodels just as some people do own really tricked out, drool inducing dual sport motorcycles. So in the interest of equality we suppose they should … [Read more...]

The 1Show – The Only Motorcycle Show that Matters

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CONTRIBUTING WRITER - ROGER HUDNUT Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate love, but not everyone celebrates the traditional love that’s shared between two people. For the past six years the folks at See See Motor Coffee have used it as an excuse to celebrate a more atypical type of love, the passionate love of motorcycles. Back in 2009, they … [Read more...]