Sponsorship: Warp 9 Racing Spruces Up sanDRina

26 November 2013

My trip ended a while back but sponsors are still approaching me 😀 Is there a message there somewhere…?

Big thanks to Warp 9 Racing for sprucing up sanDRina with this beautifully-machined, adjustable front brake lever along with other levers, an oversized 320 mm brake disc, chain guide, handlebar riders and an improved design starter motor cap.

They’re out of Salt Lake City in Utah and make bespoke accessories for dirt bikes, specializing in rims, and have recently gotten into making parts for the Suzuki DR650. Thank you Warp 9 for showing the DR some love!

If you’re not a gearhead, it’s like sanDRina just got a pedicure 😉

http://warp9racing.com

Sponsorship: Heidenau Tires

Picked up a sponsorship from Heidenau Tires! I’ve been riding on them since Germany and their K60 Scout 50/50 tires have been fantastic on tarmac, sand and mud. Plus, I really like their long-life compound, making it a fantastic tire for adventure riders. sanDRina will be picking up her new shoes once we get to South Africa and they’ll get mounted in time for the piste in Namibia and north into the Congo 🙂

http://www.reifenwerk-heidenau.de

Sponsorship: Keen Footwear

November 21, 2011

Got selected to become an ambassador for Keen Footwear. Besides my motocross boots, my only other footwear on this journey has been a pair of Keen Venice sandals, which have worked well in most situations. The protected toe feature has saved me from many potential stubbed toes and wearing the sandals constantly in the sun of Egypt and Sudan gave me a zebra tan on my feet 🙂 Now, Keen will be sending me some new footwear to put them through their paces.


Photo taken at Quikkah in northern Sudan with me sporting my Keens and a jellabiya, the free-flowing garment of the desert. [June, 2011]

Sponsorship: Shorai Lithium Iron Motorcycle Battery

October 31, 2011

I’ll be upgrading my regular old lead acid battery for a Shorai Lithium Iron Phospate (LFE) battery. Major benefits are its lighter weight and longer life. The Shorai weighs 0.70 kgs (1.54 lbs) compared to my usual Yuasa YTX9-BS that weighs 2.88 kgs (6.35 lbs). Unlike a lead acid battery, a LFE battery wont lose its charge if the bike is not run for a long time.

This is a relatively new technology, but it’s going to be the way of the future.

LFE is not the same as your standard Lithium-Ion battery in consumer products, which is Lithium Cobalt Oxide. They are both in the Lithium-Ion family, but LFE uses iron instead of cobalt, which is safer for the environment. Plus, the nature of LFE means that they can’t explode like those incidences with laptop batteries.

Since their batteries are so light, Shorai is going to send me a spare, just in case I drain one with all my electronic add-ons.

Sponsorship: Pinlock Anti-Fog Inserts

24 October 2011

I picked up a gear sponsorship from Pinlock Systems, a company in The Netherlands making anti-fog visor inserts for motorcycle helmets. I’ve been using them all through my trip but now I’m in need of replacements and they’ve agreed to sponsor any future inserts I need 🙂 I’ll also be doing some long-term product testing for them.

If you’re a rider, check them out:

Sponsors | Jammin thru the Global South

Jammin thru the Global South was primarily a self-funded trip but I was assisted with replacement gear from the following companies between 2010 and 2013.

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Happy Trails, an adventure touring company in Boise, Idaho.


They replaced my left and right panniers after cracks started showing up in the welds. This is in northern Peru, on the way to Cajamarca.

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Catoma Outdoor, an adventure shelter company, making tents that are lightweight and durable.


They replaced my Catoma Twist after a tent pole snapped. This is in the Bolivian Pampas (savanna).

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The Tool Tube, a dedicated motorcyclist making available useful tool tubes.


Devon replaced one of my Mega Tool Tubes after a support bracket snapped. This is in Guatemala, filling up the tires as I reached the end of the dirt road with a small air compressor that I carry in one of the tool tubes.

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Street Fighters, a motorcycle shop in Sao Paulo, who service race bikes, do customization, have a bar in the front and are cultivating a friendly motorcycle haven.


They’ve been very kind to me as I got the bike serviced here. I was accepted as one of the family spending many days over-hauling the bike as I could trust their mechanics who did an outstanding job.

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If you’re interested in sponsoring this trip either through product or financial donations, please contact me by clicking here.

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