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For the adventure motorcycle rider the fun is usually found off-road, and Vietnam has plenty of backroads, muddy playgrounds, and less-traveled routes to explore. For this type of adventure, you’re going to need the best off-road motorbike helmet you can get to protect that adventure-seeking brain of yours. Let’s look at the best options in Vietnam for 2019. What Is An Off-Road/Dirt Bike Helmet? The dirt bike helmet is noted by the protruding peak at the top of the helmet, the large visorless opening in the front to accommodate goggles, and if you pick one up, they are considerably lighter...

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Chrunix Todd followed a group of friends into a 2 days off-road Saigon - Dalat - Bao Loc. The highlight of this tour is in day 2, where the group headed deep into a single track Da Pal, from 3:00pm and got out of there around midnight. The track is considerably not too hard and can be completed in 3-4 hours, if it had not rained. The hills were steep, and the rain made the track turned into a muddy river, they pretty much had to rely on foot and ropes to get the bikes out of there. The track...

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Clutch plates have a sort of melting point, they get to a certain temperature and they give way. A clutch can take huge amounts of abuse, providing this melting point isn’t reached.

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Dual sport riders are a unique bunch. The motorcycles themselves have to pull double duty. That means the riders have to know how to ride both on the street and on the dirt. The duality doesn’t end there. Dual sport riders need gear that’s suited for both environments, too. A dual sport helmet has to blend features of a street helmet with an off-road one. This usually means some kind of compromises must be made. The best helmets out there are the ones that make the fewest of those compromises, though they may lean one way or the other. With...

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High visibility gear is a range of clothing or additional equipment you can wear that makes you more visible than average, crucial when Vietnam motorcycling. The color range for this type of clothing is usually neon yellow, oranges, and red, but can diversify to any shade that is exceptionally bright and sometimes reflective. These colors are much more sensitive to human eyes and will be picked up in a sea of dark or grey tones like those in the natural environment and typical clothing styles. More than just being seen by the driver's eyes, these bright colors are often associated...

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