MinneADV Swap meet in ONE WEEK!

March 30, 2013

Just a reminder that the swap meet is scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 6th from 9AM till Noon.  More info is here.
Weather is forecast to be a bit chilly, but no worries, there is a bonfire in the middle of the pavilion. No fees to Buy or Sell!
Please send in your items that you will be bringing using the Contact page on our website.  We will list them on the Swap Meet page. The more we post there the more people likely to attend. Here is a list sent in so far, but there are many more sellers who haven’t sent their list in yet:

  • AFX FX-37 Helmet, Black, XL
  • AFX FX-39 Helmet, Hi-Viz Yellow XL, custom neck skirt added
  • Magellan Triton GPS with handlebar mount & 12V hookup
  • Misc DR650 takeoff parts
  • used soft bag panniers
  • TMAT Stickers
  • Scala Rider Q2  multi set Bluetooth headset PAIR
  • Zumo GPS ram mount and power cable
  • Garmin GPS III with ram mount
  • NEP cruise control (new)
  • Sena SM10 dual stream Bluetooth stereo transmitter (new)
  • Sena SM10 helment headset clamp kit (new)
  • HJC cl-max medium (new)
  • Sixsixone core cooler
  • Sidi Onroad goretex boots size 44
  • Knox zero gloves large
  • Wolfman enduro tank bag
  • Forcefield chest protector large
  • TW-302 120/80 18″ rear tire used for about 500 miles
  • TW-301 80/100 21” front tire used for about 500 miles
  • Twinmax electronic carburettor balancer
  • Acerbis handguards blue

See you this Saturday!

Why do you ride?

March 29, 2013

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KTM’s new electric scooter

March 28, 2013

Wired magazine has a write-up on KTM’s planned (concept) electric scooter.  As scooter’s go this is a very edgy and cool looking design.  Click on over and check it out.  We have seen “adventure” scooters before, so with name like KTM, will an ADV version not be too far behind.  Who knows?

ADV Internet Radio Show

March 25, 2013

Just passing along a link to a popular internet radio show that I think many would find entertaining.  They broadcast on the internet on Tuesday nights, but their broadcasts are archived.  They generally have some decent guests and topics.  Something to fill your mp3 players.  There are other podcasts on motorcycles but this one tends to lean more towards topics I am interested in.


DNR looks for your feedback on Nemadji, Chengwatana, St. Croix changes

March 21, 2013

From the DNR today:

“The DNR’s proposed changes to the trail systems in the Pine County forests (Nemadji, Chengwatana, St. Croix, and General Andrews) are posted on the DNR website at:  http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/ohv/designation/revisions.html

We have scheduled an Open House to discuss the proposals for May 22, 2013 from 6-8PM at the Askov Town Hall, 6369 Kobmagergade, Askov, MN.

We’ll accept comments at the meeting, and written comments (to me) until June 24, 2013.”

Lots of changes.  Take the time to review and send in your feedback.

Specifically tell them you want the section of the Matthew Lourey State trail that runs through north through the St. Croix state park  to just after Bear Creek to be opened to OHM’s.  This would drastically help people travel the Trans-Minnesota Adventure Trail.

Recap of Adventure Movie Night

March 18, 2013

Good turnout Saturday for the Adventure Movie Night at Leos South.  I imagine there were about 60-70 people there.  The Touratech sponsored movie was full of great scenery and humorous outakes & getoffs.  Hope more of these type of community events get setup.  See our event list for those we know about.

See worthless dark phone photo of the event below:


Tour of the KTM Engine factory

March 9, 2013

The KTM Blog has a nice post and pics describing their engine plant. Fascinating stuff.  If you are a KTM fan then its like touring Santa’s workshop.

Forbes promotes Motorcycle Commuting

March 8, 2013

In a recent article in Forbes the subject of affordable commuting vehicles was addressed.  Instead of the typical 4 wheel cages (which they have promoted before) they wrote about all the advantages of choosing a motorcycle as your commuter vehicle.  I can’t argue with them one bit.  What were their reasons?  Fuel efficience, cost of the vehicle, cost of insurance, and the fun factor.  Of the motorcycles pictured (if you don’t count the scooters) all were “adventure” bikes.  The author’s favorite model was none other than the Kawasaki KLR650.  Good read.

Adventure Movie Night on 3/16 @ 6pm

March 1, 2013

FYI…Leo’s South is advertising a Adventure Motorcycle Movie night.  It has been added to the 2013 Events.  Nice to see a local dealer bring the ADV community together.  Who’s going?  Sound off in the comments.

Movie Info