luggage on the RnineT …

I changed one of my bikes last year for a BMW RnineT. The bike I traded was a Kawasaki Z1000SX, which was probably just about the best ‘all rounder’ that I have ever had. When it comes to touring it really is an ideal bike and that one took me all over western Europe (on […]

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speaking up for great service …

I always think it’s fair enough to speak up when the service you have had at a shop, dealer or anywhere else falls short of what you might reasonably expect – by the same measure I think it’s got to be fair enough to speak up for good service. When the service goes beyond good […]

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a handbook for motorcyclists …

I recently wrote a Blog post after I had spotted and bought a couple of booklets in an antique shop/emporium type place, if you missed it you can read it by clicking this link. The first of the booklets is called Advice for the Road (covered in the earlier post), the second is called High […]

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textiles or leathers? …

When it comes to choosing the best or the right gear for riding your bike and you’re searching the web to check out the merits of textiles, leathers or jeans then it’s a certainly that your search will return a whole range of opinions and answers, often at odds with each other. I’ve written about […]

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three seater RnineT …

OK, well not really, but after the previous days ride the bike needed a clean – as I was just about finished my grandchildren arrived, and as ever were keen to help. Once done they ‘assisted’ with taking the bike of the paddock stand, before demonstrating that you really can get three people on an […]

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decent enough day, spring on the way

At last a day that felt like Spring and decent enough to get out on the bike and stay warm at the same time! Time constraints meant that I didn’t have a full day but the few hours I had on Sunday afternoon were decent enough and pretty relaxing as well.  Due to doing other […]

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bmw pictures …

Yesterday I was down at the BMW Motarad dealer in Manchester (Williams), for a routine service on my RnineT. The standard of service was exemplary and just as I have experienced each time that I have been in there.  The service took the amount of time that I had expected, which was only about 90 […]

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advice for the road …

Sometimes the essence of sound advice doesn’t really change. Once again this was illustrated to me after I had picked up a couple of old pamphlets from an antique shop/emporium type place last week. Over the last couple of years I have picked up a couple of old motorcycling related books and always find it […]

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well it’s not quite summer but …

It still seems that summer is some distance away, but yesterday we were teased with just the hint of a decent Spring day … a perfect reason to spend a few hours on my RnineT. Didn’t do a lot of miles, but the 90 or so that I did were enjoyable and it just felt […]

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manchester bike show 2018 …

For a good while now there have been two bikes shows that I have tended to visit each year: The NEC show in Birmingham and the Manchester Bike Shows. In each of the last two years I have added the Llanfest (Llangollen Bike Festival) to my list – and in general each of the shows […]

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