American Loop

American Loop – Western USA
American Loop – Western USA 1000 667 Michael

Until Colorado the route in the second part is absolute chaos. There are many highlights waiting Las Vegas, Valley of Fire, Grand Canyon, Zion etc. a straight route becomes secondary. In Colorado Greg joins. Together we continue along the TAT to Oregon for the UnRally. The small meeting turns out to be a real highlight…

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Husky Build Phase 4 – Last Steps before Departure
Husky Build Phase 4 – Last Steps before Departure 1000 800 Michael

In order to complete the conversion of the motorcycles we were also depending on professional help and here the team of KTM-Mueller supported us First Service Handlebar Risers Fork Preload Decals and TÜV Registration Ready for American Loop A special thanks goes at this point to the team of KTM-Mueller everything was last minute. Delivered…

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American Loop – TexMex
American Loop – TexMex 1920 1280 Michael

The first chapter of American Loop takes Michael from Houston Texas via the Big Bend National Park to El Paso. Together with buddy Frank he experiences a nerve-racking time in the Copper Canyon, before they transfer together to Baja California. Due to technical problems, the friends have to split up in San Evaristo and Michael…

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Husky Build Phase 3 – Powerparts
Husky Build Phase 3 – Powerparts 1000 667 Michael

Husqvarna’s Powerparts program is growing steadily, so it’s no wonder we’ve found a number of useful things that make our Huskies more fit for travel. Furthermore, we have also resorted to some other parts from the aftermarket. What we put on and why you learn here: Easier Maintenance Better Ergonomics Functional Improvement Robustness Optics Wishlist…

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Husky Build Phase 2 – Range
Husky Build Phase 2 – Range 1000 667 Michael

How important is range. Fact is I do not know any real experienced traveller who says you need more than 300km. Everyone confirms but relaxed tremendously when you get ahead. Oliver and I remember well as 400km calculated range have just been enough for 250km in Iceland (read more). Who really dare to difficult terrain…

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Husky Build Phase 1 – Selfmade
Husky Build Phase 1 – Selfmade 1000 667 Michael

Of course, for an engineer and mechanic like me it is also a highlight to prepare the bike for a trip and to optimize it after a journey. On the one hand it is fun, on the others, at least if you do not count your own hours, you save money. Because we built Olivers…

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Motorcycles for American Loop
Motorcycles for American Loop 1000 1000 Michael

We have waited a long time for today and somehow it still does not feel real. But the fact is we have our bikes for American Loop. The decision was not really hard for us, who wants to understand it may read the blog post of the motorcycle choice read more Immediately after this post,…

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Motorcycle Choice
Motorcycle Choice 1890 1417 Michael

The motorcycle choice for a trip like American Loop is difficult. Here I would like to give you an insight into our decision-making process. Decisions are always influenced by personal experience. That’s why we start with our personal motorcycle history. Olivers History Honda GB 500 Clubman Honda CB Sevenfifty BMW 1150R BMW F650 GS Dakar,…

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Preparation
Preparation 1847 656 Michael

The new common idea of Oliver and me is American Loop. We have both signed sabbatical contracts to make them come true. Due to different travel periods and overlaps with Oliver’s Pan Americana trip in 2009/2010, arise at times different routes. In the KML layer filter you can see where the differences are. The big…

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