• NCY Rear Shock Review
    8
    Aug

    Yamaha Zuma NCY Rear Shock Review

    The Yamaha Zuma YW50 2-stroke scooter has always brought me a lot of joy and has been the subject of a lot of upgrades, some for performance and some that I thought were funny. But one thing I’ve never been able to solve was a reasonably priced option to upgrade the rear shock and one that actually works. Freaking scooters ...
  • Nelson Rigg Trail Bag
    30
    Mar

    Nelson Rigg CL-1060-S Tail/Seat Bag

    Tankbags are amazing but come with a whole batch of problems. First, unless you are extremely careful, and even if you are meticulous, the risk of scratching or damaging your paint is fairly high. Unless you have a metal tank and are able to use a magnetic tank bag, you need to find ways to attach mounting straps and half ...
  • Grease Ninja Chain Lube Assistant
    6
    Oct

    Grease Ninja Chain Lube Assistant

    Oddly enough, one of the most common products we get sent here at CanyonChasers have something to do with chains and chain maintenance. We never fully realized how much people must hate taking care of their chains. Now, granted, most of these products are so bad and so cumbersome that they rarely make it onto the site, but the most ...
  • skwoosh motorcycle gel pad on a ducati monster
    11
    Jun

    Skwoosh Gel Seat Pad

    The motorcycle seat usually carries most of the rider’s weight, so it has a significant impact on rider comfort. However, this is an area where motorcycle manufacturers tend to fall short. If you take a test ride, ride mostly around town, or take short day rides, you probably won’t take particular notice of the seat. Motorcycle characteristics such as riding ...
  • Ducati 848 Power Commander Race Track
    25
    Feb

    DynoJet Power Commander and Optimizer

    Modern motorcycles are nothing short of amazing. Traction control, slipper clutches, variable valve timing; bikes have become so good their power and performance seem to be limited primarily by legislation. EPA/Environmental laws that dictate how much “stuff” is allowed out of the exhaust pipe, in the form of noise, CO, CO 2, soot or hydrocarbons become the limiting factors to ...
  • Timbuk2 Messenger bag on a motorcycle
    18
    Sep

    Timbuk2 Messenger Bag

    Motorcyclists and cyclists have more in common than many of each group probably wants to admit, and as such there’s quite a bit of gear that translates between the two activities. One such item that has become one of our favorites is the Messenger Bag. Ruck’s (or backback’s as us Yanks call ‘em) are miserable. Because your arms are reaching ...
  • Wheel Jockey Roadside Chain Maintenance
    26
    Jun

    Wheel Jockey Chain Maintenance Roller

    While modern sport touring bikes are becoming more and more like the luxury tourers from a few years ago, we’ve tried pretty hard to keep the “sport” in our Sport Touring. Our riding preferences put us on as many tight and twisty roads as we can pack in a day, sometimes going 1000 miles out of our way to avoid ...
  • Luggage Liner Comparison
    14
    Jul

    MotoPouch vs. Ducati Performance Luggage Liners

    Having hard-luggage on your motorcycle is luxurious enough. What could possibly make it better? Why luggage liners, of course. If you have hard bags and have never experienced the joy of bag liners, you are just not fully living! Bag liners allow you to pack your stuff in the hotel room or the house, then bring all your stuff out ...
  • vapor trail tech gauge sv650 race bike
    9
    Aug

    Trail Tech Vapor Motorcycle Speedo and Tach

    Whenever you change the front end on a motorcycle (typically for higher-grade forks) there is always the problem of what to do about the gauges and a speedometer. With our track-only SV-650 (with alternative Kawasaki ZX636 forks) finding a working gauge for a reasonable price seemed like an impossibility – that is until we discovered Trail Tech. Trail Tech is a ...
  • Ducati Multistrada 1100
    27
    Jul

    Shift-Tech Carbon Fiber Hugger

    Why Pierre Terblanche decided the Multistrada did not need protection for the rear shock is beyond me. Leaving the precious rear suspension component exposed to road cheese and rocks flying off the top of the tire at speed double the bikes forward velocity was a serious oversight. I can only assume it was so overprotective new-bike owners (like myself) would ...