Reviews

These are not professional reviews, just a few honest thoughts with no pressure to say something is good if it isn’t.

Under jeans knee protection

I’ve been doing a bit of riding in Asia of late and my riding gear has slipped to more casual than it should be. A fair bit of that is on scooters at low speed, wearing footwear and a helmet on those is more than the locals do and given […]

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Buff Vs Karrimor tube Vs North Face Cover-it

One of the most useful items when motorcycle riding is a neck tube type scarf. In cool conditions they help seal top of your jacket, stop drafts down back of neck that lead to a chill and head colds as well they can be pulled up over your lower face […]

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Less is more, Honda CRF250L

I rode a Honda CRF250L though some of Laos and Philippines and I dare anyone to try one of these and not have a good time. Tall saddle and big wheels but the bike is a cinch to ride once moving and soaks up every bump. No effort to explore […]

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Sony QX-10 lens only camera

I’ve tried a few action cams, the Polaroid Cube, GoPro Hero 5 session, a GoPro Hero clone. They all produced reasonable video but poor stills. Not sure where exactly but reading many photography review sites I came upon this device from a few years ago – the Sony QX-10. This […]

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Ricoh Theta 360 SC camera

On my ride in the Himalaya’s I wished I had a way to convey how amazing the landscapes were and got to wondering about the 360 spherical image cameras. I already take a lot of panoramas on my phone but this takes the idea a step further to create a […]

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Apeman A66 action cam

Yes you read that correct, I purchased an action cam called Apeman. It is one of the many clones of a GoPro that you can find online. I was looking to replace my Polaroid Cube that I lost but not with anything expensive or from GoPro as I was disappointed […]

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Daytona brake hold device

If you have ever parked your motorcycle facing downhill then you may have noticed it can creep forward and if left it can roll enough to have the side stand fold up and the the bike fall over. While it seems not able to move at first because you have […]

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Non chemical bug removal

Easy way to remove bugs from your bike without using chemicals is with a bit of magic sponge. A touch of plain water and cleans away the most stubborn ones instantly. Can be purchased at Daiso for 100 Yen a pack (probably $3 in Australia Daiso) and only need a […]

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GoPro Hero 5 Session Vs Polaroid Cube

My goal with having an action cam was something I could quickly pickup, turn on and aim while riding – to capture things when not able to pull over or just randomly for fun. I enjoy the size and shape of the Polaroid Cube which is easy to hold and […]

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Nolan N44 Helmet

I have been very happy with my Nolan N43 helmet which I have had for 6 years. A replacement liner gave it a new lease of life however I recently discovered there is a legal issue with my third party vehicle insurance if I have an accident wearing a non […]

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Alpinestars Transition DS Gloves

I purchased the Alpinestars Transition gloves when I was riding in Spain a couple of months ago. I arrived in an unseasonal cool week and after one day of riding with summer mesh gloves I realised I needed better protection from the elements to continue. I already possessed what I […]

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Polaroid Cube Action Cam

I have been testing an action cam on my last few motorcycle tours and it is about time I posted a review. Polaroid is a name I associate with polarized sunglasses and instant cameras. In film days their cameras were very popular and remained so right up to the early […]

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