The big EXC isn’t designed to cover 2300km over 10 days, but she took it all in her stride. Now that we’re home safely it’s time to inspect her for any unexpected wear, and replace or adjust parts as needed. The only items that either […]
The bike was ready. All consumables were replaced. Fresh tyres, pads, filters, bearings, you name it – it was done. All that was left to do was to go ride the actual trip that was planned. And hope to not make a complete balls of […]
More videos. In order.
In the order in which they were ridden.
Ok, first off, I don’t like doing reviews. They’re shit, mostly biased, and no one cares about my stupid opinions. But I’ll be going on more trips (hopefully) so it’s not the worst idea in the world to take notes on what worked and what […]
I’ve been planning a solo spin around the Alps, starting off in Memmingen, Germany, and taking in some amazing roads all the way down to Bardonecchia in Italy. When I get to Bardonecchia I’ll have a few days of downtime, when I can sleep, or […]
Another fabulous 27°C day in the July heatwave. Not a huge amount to say about this one. Four Yamahas hit the backroads and trails of the Burren earlier and put the Super Ténéré 750, a slightly newer Ténéré 700, an XT600 and a WR450F through […]
Over the past 18 months or so we’ve kinda migrated from enduro riding to more dual-sport / adventure riding. Trials too, but mostly dual-sport. The 500EXC is an amazing machine, with instant response from that big 510cc motor.. and the new Tenere 700 is effortlessly […]
A bigger roadtrip than normal was on the cards. Ideally suitable for the Tenere, but it looked like it was going to be a solo run so maybe safer to bring the KTM? Lifting a 110kg bike is a lot easier that a 210kg bike, […]
A picture spells a thousand words, and all that..
Ok, so I picked this wee sweetie up about a month or two ago. She’s a used Beta Evo 250 2T… seems to be in good condition, i only adjusted the levers to my preference and changed the transmission oil and we’ve already started making […]
These wild camping trips are becoming a regular thing now with 4 trips under our belts .. and the fifth one only a few days away!!! The first trip was a real learning experience. My initial impression of the bike was that it felt wrong. […]
Pondering mortality? The never ending social distancing? The efforts to protect ourselves and our families from the terrible sickness, and at the same time thinking the queue for Lidl is possibly worse than the sickness could ever be, and we’d nearly rather try our luck […]
Adventurising the EXC 500 means making it more capable of navigating and covering some major distances. In order to travel light, I probably won’t be bringing a computer, so plan on either using a phone or tablet to navigate using OSMand. I’ve installed the Apps […]
We hit the road early this morning to make full use of the limited daylight that was available. There was no need really though, as we were done by 1pm. Still, was handy to get home and have the bikes washed and put away while […]