Monday, October 5, 2015

Tasker Android App

I've been playing around with the app Tasker. I made up two motorcycle specific profiles that should help me out when riding.

The first is tied to my bluetooth headset. When the phone detects the bluetooth connection it raises the volume to max and then launches Pandora and Bubbler GPS. This should save me some time compared to trying to do all of this manually with gloves on.

The second profile watches for an incoming text message. When it detects the text, it gives me a voice prompt over my headset and then replies to the person who sent the text with a short message that includes a link to my location (courtesy of Bubbler/Spotwalla), speed, and battery level.

Thanks to Nightsong on Advrider for the idea for the sms reply profile.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Dual Sport

I picked up a 2010 Husaberg FE390 from a buddy. It will hopefully fill the gap between the Gas Gas woods weapon and the big 950. I'm thinking it will be the bike I use on dual sport rides where I ride from the house. It will also be the bike I take out west to ride in the Rockies since it has fuel injection.

Look for this bike in an upcoming video.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

2016 Honda Africa Twin vs. KTM 950 Adventure

Since some of the specs for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin have been leaked, I thought that it would be fun to see how it compares to the old KTM 950 Adventure.

Specification Comparison:

CRF100L Africa Twin 2003 950 Adventure
Displacement 998cc 942cc
Power 93hp 98hp
Torque 72 lb/ft 70.1 lb/ft
Dry Weight 458/467 lbs 426.5 lbs
Wheelbase 62" 61.8"
Seat Height 34.3/33.5" 34.6"
Ground Clearance 9.8" 12.4"

Let me know what you think in the comments.