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Kurt Spurlock

Kurt Spurlock
Kurt Spurlock is a writer for the motorcycle and outdoor industries with 15 years of experience in the saddle. When it comes to adventure bikes, he’s all about keeping it fast and light, and has taken his “street legal” DR650 just about everywhere from Big Sur to the Smokey Mountains.

Recent Posts

How To Get Into Big Bike Adventure Riding if You’re New to Dirt

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on January 29, 2024

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Tired of watching big adventure bikes travel the world from the sidelines? Ready to get out on an all-terrain adventure of your own? Here's how to get comfortable off-roading on a big bike the right way. 

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No BS Guide on Lubing your Motorcycle Chain

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on January 11, 2024

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If you're gonna do it, do it right. Here's our no-BS guide on how to lube your motorcycle chain properly every time. 

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6 Motorcycle Batteries That Outperform Your OEM

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on December 29, 2023

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All motorcycle batteries have a shelf life. Whether yours is stone dead or clearly on its last legs, you might as well upgrade it if you've gotta spend the money anyway. 

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Motorcycle Neck Braces: Should You Wear One and Which Are the Best?

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on December 21, 2023

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Motorcycle neck braces are a common sight out on the motocross track, but could they be overkill for your average adventure rider?

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BMW 1300 GS: Our Take on Reinventing an Icon

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on December 9, 2023

The BMW 1300 GS is a ground-up redesign of one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. Has BMW jumped the shark with the new GS, or is a lighter, more powerful boxer what we needed all along?

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5 Motorcycle Short Boots for the Everyday Rider

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on November 13, 2023

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Nothing beats short motorcycle boots when it comes to comfort, convenience, or cost. Here are our favorite picks for riders of every ilk.  

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5 Motorcycle Rain Suits Guaranteed To Keep You Dry

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on October 27, 2023

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Wanna stay dry in the worst weather for the least amount of cash possible? Sounds like a motorcycle rain suit is just what the doctor ordered.  

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5 Best Motocross Gloves For Off-Road Riders

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on October 6, 2023

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Nothing compares to a proper pair of motocross for technical offroad work. Stretchy, breathable, and oh-so-affordable, here's how to pick a pair of MX gloves to add to your kit. 

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5 Best Dirt Bike Helmets For Trail and Track

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on September 26, 2023

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Cool colors and sharp looks won't protect your skull when accidents happen. The best dirt bike helmets are a no-brainer for brain protection off-road. 

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5 Motorcycle Racing Jackets for Street and Track

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on September 1, 2023

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When it comes to safety meets style, nothing handles both jobs quite as well as a leather motorcycle racing jacket. Here's how to pick your next one.  

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