Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Stuff I’ve actually used

XSR 700 Scrambler – final mods

XSR 700 Scrambler front page My XScrambleR sets off in a month for Morocco and, bar some luggage, is ready to go. Don’t think I’ve ever had a bike ready so far in advance. Using some left-over or unused components, … Continue reading

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Tested: Kriega Overlander S – OS-32

Kriega’s new Overlander-S is their second iteration of a luggage system suited to bike travel. A few years ago they brought out a similar plate-on-rack idea (below right) but, with modularity using their existing 15-litre packs (or Rotopax), which were semi-permanently riveted to the HDPE plate … Continue reading

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Tested: Giant Loop Fandango PRO Tank Bag

For my kind of riding I’ve not been a great fan of tankbags. When you get off the bike it’s another thing to unclip and lug around with you, along with your lid. For the stuff you can’t afford to lose I find … Continue reading

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Tested: Klim Outrider pants

Tested: Klim Outrider pants. Where: 3000km over a month in southern Morocco. UK price: £165 at Adventure Spec. See also: Klim Dakar ITB. • Usual Klim quality • Not plastered in Klim branding • Exterior knee armour easily removable • Can nearly pass as … Continue reading

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Tested: Kreiga R15 backpack + Hydrapak

The R15 is the smallest of Kriega’s six Rider Packs (right), excluding the Hydro 3, and comes with all the features you expect from Kriega gear. It’s pitched at the active off-roader not wanting to carry too much on their … Continue reading

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Tested: Double Take mirrors

I’ve been using the original round Double Take mirrors for the last few years on various bikes, usually as a back-up mirror alongside an original mirror on the other side of the bars. Riding down and leading groups in Morocco, a mirror is … Continue reading

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Yamaha WR250R Project – Stage 1

WR250R 4000-km review WR Introduction WR250R Stage 1 WRing about in Wales WR250R ready for the desert Morocco 4000-km trip report, 1–9 Fuel log First up for the WR, an 18-litre IMS fuel tank that’s wider than it is long. And at the 31kpl … Continue reading

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