just back from a road trip

It’s been a little quieter than usual on the Blog for the last couple of weeks, as my wife and I have been away on a road trip in Spain and Portugal. The trip was fantastic, glorious roads and weather and all pretty enjoyable. I’ll catch up and post updates over the next few days […]

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and this one is from germany … R nine T

Over the years the excitement and pleasure of collecting a new bike has never lessened for me, and riding my Z1000 SX down to the Williams BMW dealership in Manchester earlier this week was no different. The weather over the last few days had been decent, and it was still decent as I clipped the […]

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time to say goodbye to the bike …

I’ve just about to trade one of the best bikes I’ve ever had. The Kawasaki Z1000 SX I have had for the last three and a quarter years or so  has quite simply been superb from the day I got it back in May 2014 until the day I said goodbye to it. It was […]

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a rather large bmw …

I was in Williams BMW (Manchester) today and they had just taken delivery of the new BMW K1600B, I’ve got to be honest it’s absolutely not my kind of bike BUT without doubt it looks an incredibly impressive machine… and its massive! Its a six cylinder 1,649cc giant of a bike – there’s info on […]

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motorcycle intercom …

Back in May I bought the Cardo Freecom 2 Duo motorcycle intercom and I thought that it would make more sense to use it for a while rather than post a review before giving it full use. I had a good look around the web, reading reviews and so on as you do before deciding which […]

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luggage on the kawasaki vulcan s (650)

A short while ago I wrote a Blog post about luggage on the Kawasaki Vulcan S (650), you can read about that here In that post I wrote about the difficulty my wife and I were having in finding luggage that we thought was suitable for the bike, quite a contrast to the OEM luggage […]

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cracking day out in the yorkshire dales …

With sandwiches and coffee made and packed and with the prospect of a decent days weather we were on our way on the Vulcan for before 09:30. A cracking good day, good roads, fabulous scenery and a little over 200 miles done and we were home by around 17:15. We did the first 20 or […]

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llangollen bike show 2017 …

It was the annual Llangollen Motorcycle Festival at weekend (Llanfest 2017) and a show that I went to last year and really enjoyed. To be honest it was touch and go as to whether we went this year due to the continuing erratic weather that we have been having. Given the nature of the show […]

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arai – pro shade review

In the last few years quite a few helmet manufacturers have been producing helmets with a flip down dark/tinted internal visor. It was one of those things that when I first saw it I couldn’t help but wonder why it hadn’t been done earlier. It certainly seemed a better (and easier) option than having to […]

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wandering around europe, last bit – part 7

For the back end of my trip I had decided to spend two nights in the pretty German town of Saarburg, close to the Luxembourg border leaving me with just one final stop over that I planned to make somewhere reasonably close to the Dunkirk for the DFDS ferry home a few days later. The […]

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