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Care and Feeding of your AltRider Clear Polycarbonate Headlight Guard

Sep 23, 2016 // The AltRider Garage //

The AltRider headlight guards provide strong protection against stones, bugs, and all kinds of road debris. But over time things get dirty and you want to be able to use all of the light your headlamps are putting out.  Time to clean that headlamp guard! We chose polycarbonate material because of ... MORE

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Game Changing SYNCH Dry Bags 2.0

Sep 14, 2016 // The AltRider Garage //

Our newly refreshed SYNCH Dry Bags have just arrived! This popular product line includes three sizes to let you smartly pack your ADV bike: 14L (perfect pannier topper), 25L (perfect weekend trip) and 38L (full duffel). Available in black and white color schemes, these new and improved SYNCH Dry Bags ... MORE

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In The Shop -- KTM 1190 Adventure

Apr 25, 2014 // The AltRider Garage //

Cycle World magazine recently hailed the KTM 1190 Adventure as the “best all-around bike in the world”. While this is certainly a bold statement, there’s no doubt the new orange beast is an incredible machine on the road and off. When the AltRider design team began developing accessories for the ... MORE

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5 Steps to Using the AltRider Hemisphere Tank Bag

Apr 22, 2014 // The AltRider Garage //

The new tank bag in the AltRider Hemisphere soft luggage line is smartly designed to make your tank bag configurable to you with a waterproof seal to protect your expensive items. Each essential item such as your cell phone, map, camera, and ear plugs are compartmentalized for easy access. The AltRider ... MORE

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AltRider Crash Test - Part Two

Dec 23, 2013 // The AltRider Garage //

This is becoming a bad habit – AltRider’s protection accessories for the R1200GSW have once again been put to the ultimate test. While filming a recent video for our full line of parts, there were a few “outtakes” showing just how robust AltRider products really are. There’s no doubt that the ... MORE

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Game Changing Designs

Dec 16, 2013 // The AltRider Garage //

We took to the stunning Cascade Mountains to test out our protection parts for the new R 1200 GSW. Clad in AltRider Upper and Lower Crash Bars, Skid Plate, Luggage System and other accessories the new GS had no problem with whatever we could throw at it. Hill climbs, trail riding, and a few ... MORE

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AltRider's Crash Test

Oct 03, 2013 // The AltRider Garage //

While putting a bike down at high speed is never a good thing, sometimes it can have a silver lining.  AltRider’s own BMW R 1200 GSW was recently high-sided on a hard-pack gravel logging road at approximately 65 mph. The bike hit the ground going around 50 mph. Luckily the ... MORE

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Water-Cooled Workhorse

Aug 28, 2013 // The AltRider Garage //

Versatility is a defining feature of the R 1200 GSW – it can handle anything you throw at it. AltRider’s Luggage Rack System makes BMW’s flagship ADV bike even more adaptable. The system is designed to integrate with RotopaX fuel packs, RAM mounts, and Givi Top Cases (with a Givi ... MORE

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Secure Your Gear With HelmetLok™

Jul 30, 2013 // The AltRider Garage //

Guest post by our marketing intern Mitch Pederson. When he's not busy working at the AltRider office, Mitch spends his time riding, fixing and even building motorcycles.  While we dream of always riding off-road on awesome trails, most of us can admit that we use our bikes mostly for in-town travel. ... MORE

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Secret Stash Box for the Triumph Explorer

Jun 13, 2013 // The AltRider Garage //

Innovation is standard when it comes to AltRider’s parts, whether it comes from engineering methods, design or features. Our latest innovation is the first in the ADV hard parts market – a secret stash box in the Triumph Tiger 1200 Crash Bars. While they appear to be simple crash bars, these ... MORE

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DIY Solution for Scratched Bars

Apr 11, 2013 // The AltRider Garage //

Just a year of road grime, based on your location, can be extremely corrosive – as you may have noticed with your market alloy wheels which need yearly attention. Even though your bars are for protection, it doesn’t mean you have to muddy up the classic look of your bike ... MORE

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New Way to Pack

Sep 15, 2011 // The AltRider Garage //

One of the most common questions we’ve heard the last year and a half is, “Where’s your luggage rack for the BMW R 1200 GS?” Our answer has always been, “We’re working on it.”Not anymore. Now we can say, “It's online – so check it out!”You may be wondering why ... MORE

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AltRider and Ohlins USA Work Together for the BMW F 800 GS

Dec 07, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

We’ve worked with Stacey Berger, the off road manager at Ohlins USA, for quite some time, making sure people get the right suspension setup. It’s not about just buying the right product, it’s making sure it is set up for you and your riding style -- both the valving and ... MORE

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The New Kid in Town: Welcoming the Super Tenere to the USA

Oct 20, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

The Super Tenere is finally here. We have worked very hard to get our hands on Yamaha’s adventure touring motorcycle, because we knew from Yamaha’s heritage of off road racing and how well the 660 Tenere did we wanted to design parts for this bike. The 2012 Super Tenere will officially ... MORE

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Reinventing the Frame Slider

Oct 19, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

When we started making skid plates and crash bars for the Suzuki V-Stroms, there was a lot of positive feedback about our stronger bars, our beefy materials, and the seamless connection between the two pieces. What we didn’t expect was the next question: “Where are the frame sliders?” As a new company, ... MORE

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Hooked: How We Developed Our Luggage Racks

Aug 24, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

When you find yourself daydreaming about your epic ride, what do you see? Perhaps you’re navigating the tricky Dempster Highway on your way to Alaska. Maybe you’re attempting a round the world trip like good ol’ Ewan and Charlie (or Tormod and Klaus, if you’re into traveling The Dumb Way Round). ... MORE

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Developing Ducati

Jun 10, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

Designing parts for the Multistrada 1200 had always been a part of the plan. With its innovative features and Ducati styling, Jacob and Don were excited to get their hands on the bike and start creating. What we didn’t expect, however, is to hear from David Alexanian. If you’re like many adventure ... MORE

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The Long Road to the Side Stand Foot

Apr 21, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

Way back before we launched, we were trying to decide which parts we should develop first. Side stand feet seemed like an obvious choice, because everyone needs one – they’re almost a necessity. Now that we’ve got three finished and more on the way, I surprise people when I tell them ... MORE

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Designing Differently: AltRider Goes Plastic

Mar 25, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

Up till now, AltRider products have all come in glistening metallic splendor. But the new AltRider Glare Guard for the BMW R 1200 GS changes everything  -- it’s our first plastic part. Even though it’s made of a different material, it still shares the rugged durability that characterizes all AltRider ... MORE

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We didn't forget about the V-Strom 650

Mar 18, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

Even before our official launch, the AltRider office fielded calls and emails asking us the same thing: “When will you have crash bars for the Suzuki V-Strom 650?” So you can imagine our excitement when the prototype finally came in last week! Our friend Adam Keeling came by after work last Wednesday ... MORE

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Motorcycle Maintenance: What Not to Do

Feb 16, 2010 // The AltRider Garage //

Matt Gormley is the copywriting intern here at AltRider, and in his spare time rides his '82 Ironhead Sportster, '74 Kawasaki S3 400 triple, and '76 Yamaha XS 360. Some recent motorcycle maintenance became a learning experience that he shares below. I had a killer list of tasks to tackle on ... MORE

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First V-Strom Crash Bars prototype completed

Sep 24, 2009 // The AltRider Garage //

Today we completed our first product prototype - crash bars for the Suzuki V-Strom. The crash bars are designed and fabricated to transfer the sheer load to the frame instead of the hardware. They are constructed from 304 stainless steel 7/8” tube and are hand TIG welded. ... MORE

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