FAQ: What is Dual Sport Warehouse?
Dual Sport Warehouse is a collaboration between Petrie Motorsports, LLC and C.J. Designs, LLC that is focused on providing an outlet for parts, accessories and clothing specifically designed with the Dual Sport and Adventure motorcycle rider in mind.
FAQ: Who are Petrie Motorsports and CJ Designs?
Petrie Motorsports was started in 1996 by Wayne Petrie and was a full line motorsports dealership. They handled KTM motorcycles, Sea-Doo pwc's and boats, Can-Am atv's and Ski-doo snowmobiles. Over the years they realized that dual sport and adventure riders didn't have a good single source to go to for their specific needs.
CJ Designs came to life when one of Petrie Motorsports customers, Craig Johnson, bought a 2006 KTM 950 Adventure and got hooked on the bike and the lifestyle. Craig was a CNC machinist working at a local shop doing military grade contract work and as he rode his KTM he kept finding things that he needed or could improve on the bike. So the natural result was he started designing and building lots of interesting parts and accessories for the KTM bikes. 75,000 miles later his parts have been thoroughly tested and now you will be able to find them at Dual Sport Warehouse.
FAQ: What are the goals of Dual Sport Warehouse?
Dual Sport Warehouse is not a giant operation with robots feeding you useless information. We will carry selected quality products that we know work well for the dual sport or adventure rider and advice on how the products will perform. We are not the motorcycle superstore that claims to have everything for every bike but we will strive to bring you a good selection of focused products. Some that are unique, some that are hard to find, but all have been quality tested and proven to perform well.
Dual Sport Warehouse is basically a place to feed our own passions - riding dual sport and adventure motorcycles (we can throw in a little super moto, dirt biking, ice riding and various other forms of motorcycling as well). We are constantly looking for quality products to keep us on the bikes without having to worry about how the product will perform. New and innovative items are always evaluated and tested by one or more of our crew before we decide to sell it.
Dual Sport Warehouse is a place to bring those passions and realities together under one roof and take the guess work out of buying gear for you and your bike because you know we've done the testing. And we will be the home base for all of the CJ Design products that spring from Craig's creative mind!
Welcome to Dual Sport Warehouse, where we don't just sell you stuff for your bike - we use it! We are active motorcycle riders and we test a lot of products while we are on our various rides. We have a pretty good idea what works and is worth the hard earned money you pay for it and what products just aren't worth the price at any cost!
Dual Sport Warehouse is a project in the works and we'll be updating and adding products on a regular basis. Please check our online store often to see what's new and exciting. We keep finding things that we need when we're out riding so we assume that you could probably use them also! Let us know if there's certain items you're having a hard time locating and we'll see if we can help.
We have several trips planned for the coming riding season, some major excursions and some just a day ride, but we look forward to all of them and hope to meet some of you on the trails of this great country.
In 2011 we had some great rides. In April we did a week long trip to the Hatfield-McCoy trails in West Virgina with a five rider group that gave us a good warm-up to the season and a chance to test tires and gear before three of our crew headed to Alaska in June & July. That trip took CJ, Matthew & Ardie 17,000 miles in 60 days to the Arctic Circle and then south down the Continental Divide all the way to Mexico and then back to Wisconsin! Stay tuned to the CJ Designs blog for some of the details on that ride and others.
The Dual Sport Warehouse crew got out on lots of other rides in 2011 including the Central ADV Rider Rally in Eagle River, WI, the KTM Adventure Rally in Lake Tahoe, CJ Designs Tech Weekend in Mukwonago, WI, and lots of dual sport and enduro rides in our local area. We ride because we love to ride, to test new products and evaluate the usefulness of each item on our bikes.
Spring 2012 brings a new riding season and DSW is planning several rides that you can be involved in! We are planning several Wisconsin dual sport rides at various skill levels and accommodations. Some are camping trips, some are hotel trips so you can pick what you like and come ride with us. Check out our ride schedule at this link and join up.
Later in the summer we'll be at the Central Adventure Rider Rally in Eagle River, WI for a week of great WI-MI riding, friends, food, foamy beverages and entertainment. If you haven't been you should check it out on ADV Rider in the Central forum. Stay up to date on our trips and products by subscribing to the Petrie Motorsports~Dual Sport Warehouse blog.
One of our regular trips that we try to do a couple times a year is the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail that loops up the west side of the state to Lake Superior, across the north woods and back down the eastern side of Wisconsin. That is an 1,100 mile trip over four days, about 50/50 on/off road. There's a good mix of challenging off road trails and some back roads getting to and from the trails. That trip can be tailored to different riding levels depending on which trails we decide to take!
Check out our online store, email us with any questions and keep the rubber side down!