new motorcycle dealership in manchester…

It’s not so often that you get a new motorcycle dealership that opens fairly near to where you live (in my case probably only around five or so miles away), but that is exactly what has just happened. The actual location is down near the J&S Accessories (Manchester branch) in Openshaw – which is about […]

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do what the doctor says …

On the road to recovery after a bit of surgery … and I can’t disagree with the caption to the second picture below and it’s going to be at least another couple of weeks before I can get on a bike!  

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spanish road speeds …

Back in January I read about a change in speed limits on Spanish roads. Given the numbers of UK riders who will doubtless be heading out there this year it’s probably worth being aware of the changes. The changes come from an amendment to something called Article 47 of the General Circulation Regulations. In practice […]

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motorcycle wheel chock

A short while ago I bought a Motorcycle Wheel Chock from a UK-based company called SGS Engineering. There are quite a few variants on a similar design, some cheaper than others. I opted for this particular one as another biker on a BMW RnineT forum had one and recommended it as a solid well made […]

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RnineT – different angles part 2

Last week I published a Blog post – RnineT – different angles part 1 and it proved to be pretty popular. Given that it was more or less just a collection of pictures of different variants of the  stunning RnineT maybe it’s not surprising. Does anyone ever get tired of looking at this bike? A […]

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out an about in the odd February weather – kawasaki 650 vulcan s

The rather odd February weather provided me with an unexpected opportunity to get a few miles in on one of my bikes – and for me my first ride of 2019. All in all it was decent enough and also provided me with the first ‘biker breakfast’ If you’ve missed the recent posts with some […]

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RnineT – different angles part 1

As an owner of a BMW RnineT I don’t need to be asked twice to take a look at pictures of this magnificent Boxer twin, and it’s fair to say I never tire of looking at the different approaches that owners and/or bike builders have taken to put their own stamp on the machine. For […]

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machine art X heads – engine covers for the boxer

Inevitably Blog posts from me slow down over the winter period, some days it feels like it’s too cold to go into the garage never mind contemplate getting one of the bikes out.  I do have some plans for later in 2019, but more of that in later posts – this post is just about […]

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sometimes it’s the little things …

A couple of weeks ago I saw a post from someone who had fitted some neat looking ‘exhaust tips’ to the twin Akro’s on his RnineT … they looked very decent and given that they were less than £52 (approx €57) they seemed well worth a punt. They arrived earlier this week and I’ve just […]

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