So three weeks ago, on a typically dubious looking day of inclement weather, my son, daughter (on pillion, don’t tell grandma) and myself set off to Mutt Motorcycles in Birmingham. About 100 miles and a bit each way shouldn’t be much to deal with and planning on avoiding motorways sounded like how Saturdays should; ride… Continue reading BMW R1200GS vs Yamaha FZ1-S vs ?
I remember a time (isn’t that how every sentence starts said by someone over a certain age) not that long ago when all we were interested in was what the latest sports-bike was but something has changed. I’m not saying that the sports-bike is dead but it looks like it’s becoming a niche. So… Continue reading What happened to the sports bike?
In the midst of all this riding around, like any good Biker, I have to occasionally open my tool box and work on the bike. Just before the MOT this year I gave the bike a quick once over and found my chain needed adjusting. A simple little task you might say (for those of… Continue reading Not another Rounded bolt…
Something that tired me out was surviving filtering on the M25 as a motorcycle messenger. Every car, bus and van had my name on it. Filtering is dangerous; no way around it. But we do it anyway so here are some tips to keep safe: Dont filter above 20 maybe 30. You will not be… Continue reading Filter Tips
If you want to avoid t-boning a car pulling out on you watch two things on that car waiting to pull out: The driver and the front wheel. You’ll get to learn the look of that manic driver quickly looking both ways desperate for a way out; they wouldn’t register a warship coming like that.… Continue reading T-Bone
Here’s a little tip for slightly shakey riders. When coming to a stop come off the front brake and drag yourself to a stop on the rear. Obviously I’m talking those last few metres at lights etc.. Keeps the steering and bike less affected by the bike dipping and rising on the forks as you… Continue reading Drag King
I’ve been riding a long time but still find little things that make me a better rider. Sometimes something really small (and ironically massively daft) changes some fundamental aspect. So here’s today’s lightbulb: When pulling away from a standstill your road foot (as opposed to the one on your peg) is lifted onto the peg… Continue reading Falling for you…