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At Touratech, we ride. Street bikes, dirt bikes and of course, adventure bikes.

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Replacing the rear shock on your BMW 650GS single is easy enough to do at home, as long as you have the tools, time, and patience.

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A few years ago, some things happened that changed my life forever:  I fell in love and married a girl who rode motorcycles, I left my career in aerospace and I got a job in the motorcycle industry. I've never been happier! My wife, Brayde and I make it a point to go on at least one ride a year and we've explored most of the Western United States, Canada, Northern Mexico, Baja and Europe in the last 4 years. 

 I ride a 2006 BMW R1200GS and Brayde rides a 2007 BMW F650GS. They're perfectly matched bikes for traveling together and this fall we’re going to finally take one of our dream rides: Seattle to Tierra del Fuego.

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This video shows the how easy it is to use Touratech’s latest anti-theft device. This locking mount is designed exclusively for Garmin’s new Zumo 590LM GPS. It gives riders the confidence to momentarily leave their bikes unattended, provides a tenacious grip on the device and absorbs damaging vibration.

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This step by step tutorial will show how to connect a Touratech locking mount onto your Harley Davidson, using the Harley Davidson Road Tech bar mount or Road Tech fairing mount kits. This article will also cover installation of the GPS power cradle into the Touratech locking mount.

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Navigating with a GPS unit allows you to explore with confidence on your adventure motorcycle. The GPS experts at Touratech-USA have a few things they suggest you consider when selecting a GPS solution. Follow the link to learn more.

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Get the most out of your suspension upgrade by making adjustments to improve the quality of your ride. Here are a few tips for how to adjust your Touratech Suspension shocks.

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Most motorcycle suspension is set up for a rider weighing 170lbs with a helmet and riding gear and carrying a maximum of 15lbs of luggage.  If you exceed those numbers or are installing a new aftermarket shock, it’s a good idea to check the sag on your suspension.

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This step by step tutorial shows how to easily wire a Garmin Montana GPS unit to your BMW R1200GS water boxer (2013-on) by removing the appropriate body panels, and running the wires to the battery for power.  While the instructions picture a Garmin Montana GPS unit being installed, the methods can be applied to just about any GPS wiring kit.

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Matt and Iain of Touratech-USA recently upgraded the worn-out stock shocks on their 2005 and 2006 BMW R1200GS's and have since created this handy "How-To" guide for installing new suspension on the R1200GS or Adventure.