Category Archives: Our Gear/ Equipment

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Saddlebag stay for Himalayan – Full Review

Initially, when I bought the saddlebag stay for Himalayan from Donowyn, I was pretty happy with the setup. We were headed out for a 10-day trip in South India. I had promised to write a full review once I was back covering the performance, pros and cons. Now is the time for that. But, wait! If you have not read part 1 in this series where I cover the purchase, installation, size comparisons, etc. head over to Royal Enfield Himalayan Saddle Bag Stay story and read that first. Continue reading Saddlebag stay for Himalayan – Full Review

Royal Enfield Himalayan 5000km Review

Having bought the Royal Enfield Himalayan earlier in 2016, I am now writing the 2nd instalment in the long term ownership series. This post is the Royal Enfield Himalayan 5000km review which covers service recalls, quality, mods and general thoughts around how this motorcycle has fared for me over the last few months. I finished 5k mid-August 2016, about three months after having bought it. If you do not have time and want to read the Royal Enfield Himalayan 5000km review in short with my recommendation, skip directly to the end of this post.  What feedback do you have for me? Feel free to leave a comment. Continue reading Royal Enfield Himalayan 5000km Review

Royal Enfield Himalayan Saddle Bag Stay

Most of our one day or weekend rides require little regarding luggage space. But, for an upcoming trip, it became evident that I would need a Himalayan saddle bag stay to figure out a way to load saddle bags onto the bike without fouling with the either the silencer or the rear wheel. I could either buy an existing one or build one from scratch.

This post is part 1 of 2 where I cover:

  • purchase
  • alteration
  • installation
  • size comparison

Once I am back from the tour, I will publish part 2 of 2 with real world usage data based on how the saddlebag stays for the Himalayan performed.

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DSLR tank bag review: ViaTerra Fly Universal

On a whim, I picked up a ViaTerra DSLR tank bag to see how it would be after using two trusty old Cramster Turtles over time. Cramster Turtle was on its last legs, and I needed a DSLR tank bag to replace it. If you need more or accurate information, leave a comment at the bottom, I will update this. Continue reading DSLR tank bag review: ViaTerra Fly Universal