Reviews (9)

Gear: GPS Trackers

When I made the decision to go on a big adventure along the Trans-Canadian Adventure Trail (TCAT), one of the first things that sprang to mind was personal safety. Sure, I've done trips in Europe and into the desert in Morocco but these have always…

Altrider Side Stand Foot... Take 2

Before setting off for my trip to Morocco I got myself a side stand foot form the guys at Altrider. If I'm honest, it was the part that I was most looking forward to testing in the desert. It worked well on the beaches around…

The ultimate backup oil bottle - 1200GS Adventure

Last year whilst travelling through Germany on the great bucket list adventure tour of '11 with some of the other Ridearound team I discovered one of those things that new BMW 1200 GS riders find out at some point - the boxer engines, particularly when…

Barkbuster hand guards for Project Pegaso

Since we picked up the Aprillia Pegaso a couple of months ago for a bargain price with lofty aspirations of tackling off road challenges that we some of us dare not attempt on the BMWs we have been gradually fixing a few faults with it…

Machineart Moto MudSling

The Machineart Moto MudSling is a direct replacement for the standard R1200GS rear shock mud guard. It is much larger and when fitted will protect the rear shock, the battery and the ECU from the usual gunk chucked up from the road, trail or,…

BMW ProWinter2 Gloves

Just recently I went on a shopping spree at Ocean BMW Bikes in Plymouth. One of the items I invested in was a pair of BMW ProWinter gloves. At £80 these aren't cheap gloves by any stretch of the imagination. However, I decided to…

Hein Gericke Rain Cover

A few weeks ago I took delivery of a new Hein Gericke "Rain" Cover. I was struggling to find something that would go over the R1200GSA because of the high screen. I ordered the XL size and to my amazement fits the bike perfectly with…

Bike to bike communication systems

Now that we have the first RideAround.Net trip confirmed it is time to start looking at finding a more reliable way to communicate whilst out on the bikes. Initial trials with hand signals and wild gesturing led to mixed responses with some very strange looks…

Instamapper – GPS Tracker

Having had an iPhone 3G for about 6 months I thought it was about time to have a go with some GPS Tracking software. The software I chose was the free GPS Tracker which records your location and uploads it to instamapper.com. In order to…