Archive for October, 2011

The summer of 2011 was busy for us at Dual Sport Warehouse getting our new online store built, sorted and working properly and then adding products that dual sport and adventure riders want and need to support their motorcycle riding adventures.  We had the privilege of working with some local riders to support their summer trips and some world travelers stopped by on their way through our area to check us out and get products or service. 

The first group we worked with was “our own” group of three, Craig Johnson from Wisconsin, Matthew Ferhmann from Ohio and Ardie Bode from Australia.  They did a pretty epic trip from Wisconsin west across the northern plains through western Canada to Alaska and the Arctic Circle.  That was halfway!  Then they headed down the continental divide all the way to Mexico and then back to Wisconsin for a total of over 16,000 miles!  Dual Sport Warehouse helped supply much of the gear for the trip, sent emergency parts to various “pit stops” along the way and welcomed the guys back home at the end of July after 2 months on the bikes.

Craig, Matthew and Ardie after 16,000 miles of adventure riding in 60 days!


Three 2006 KTM 950 Adventures loaded with all their gear - a lot of it came from Dual Sport Warehouse

So if you think that sounds like a pretty impressive trip our next visitor will blow your socks off!  Sherri Jo Wilkens is a very adventurous young lady from Australia (originally from Indiana, USA) that is travelling around the world on her KTM 690 Enduro, solo!  Her route as posted on her website ( is: The route: Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Equador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, back to Australia!I have no idea how many miles she will put on by the end of her trip but I do know it was a pleasure to meet and talk with her on her way through Wisconsin in late July.  We got an email from Sherri when she was in Indiana and she was in need of some new tires for the 690 Enduro and she was looking for the Heidenau K60’s that we stock here at Dual Sport Warehouse.  We had the size she needed and my partner Craig was able to help Sherri by installing the tires and sorting out a few other items on her bike that needed attention. 
We also got a new pair of Alpinestars Scout boots for Sherri and then sent her back out on her adventure around the world.  From Wisconsin she headed to Alaska and as of October 14th she is in Northern California.  It was a real pleasure to meet Sherri and help support her a little bit on her journey.  Please visit her web page and blog at the link above for all the details on her trip.

Sherri Jo Wilkens and her KTM 690 Enduro, Around the World she goes!


Loaded and ready to ride








Headed back out to conquer the World with a fresh set of tires











Another local rider, Bo Marciniw, travelled to Nova Scotia this summer on his 2008 KTM 990 Adventure and stayed with a friend there for a few days and got to know the area a bit.  Bo did a solo ride from Wisconsin to Nova Scotia and back and was out enjoying the North-East USA and Canada for a couple of weeks. 

Dual Sport Warehouse helped Bo set up his bike with a CJ Designs rear luggage rack, Roto Pax 1 gallon auxillary fuel pack, Kriega R30 backpack and a CJ Designs “super shaft” water pump kit install before leaving on his trip.  Bo also has added several other accessories from from Dual Sport Warehouse over the last couple years like L.E.D. lighting, CJD foot peg extensions, Zumo GPS/Mount and a Euro headlight assembly.  We are always glad to see our customers on their bikes living out their dreams!

A stop along the way. Check out the rear view mirror - not sure if that was planned but it's kind of cool how that is framed!

Bo stopped in on his way back from Nova Scotia to say Hi!

If you’re out travelling the world stop in and see us at Dual Sport Warehouse.  We’d love to meet you and help facilitate your adventure in any way we can.

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