Articles by: Warren

View of Japan tour – 4

Hokkaido I am on my way to Hokkaido. The ferry takes 20 hours from Tsuruga to Tomamokai. I have been on dozens of ferries in Japan and none of them had much in the way of food except cup noodle vending machines so I packed a few things but need […]

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View of Japan tour – 3

The Inland Sea My tour of Japan continues in the Yamaguchi prefecture. I am exploring some of the islands that are in waters known as the Seto Inland Sea. My first destination is Yamashima. When you visit the small islands of Japan you step back in time. Not many foreigners […]

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View of Japan tour continued.

The Treasure Islands I am continuing south on day four from Kochi, a beautiful area I would gladly choose to live if I could. Shikoku is overflowing with great riding and scenery. (lots of images loading, please be little patient) Some people like riding the same old but for me […]

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View of Japan tour

I had this idea to ride south to Kyushu as well as north to Hokkaido in one tour. Not to prove anything, rather to get the most out of May, which is the best month to ride Japan and the only time of year likely to get a run of […]

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Yamaha FJR1300 engine and final drive oil change.

The Yamaha FJR1300 must be one of the easiest bikes to change lubricants. Starting with the engine oil you can access the drain plug very easy underneath, simply remove and drain the oil, I am using a designated container that has plastic liner which has to be taken to a […]

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Honda CB500X

I have completed three tours of Thailand on the CB500X yet never got around to writing a review of the bike. Honda builds the CB500X in Thailand and it is a common model in the rental fleets in Chiang Mai, often the cheapest option in a big bike which is […]

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Four days with the Yamaha MT-07

There has been much written about the Yamaha MT-07 already but having enjoyed four days touring on this bike I shall add a few thoughts all the same. What struck me first is how compact the bike is, it felt like a toy compared to my QE2 size touring bike. […]

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Australia’s best motorcycle roads – Copeton dam

I only recently came to ride this route although had been told about it as far back as 2010. The road runs between Inverell and Bingara via the Copeton dam. It is well surveyed and as of writing good surface. You can enjoy the ride as well as views of […]

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Highlands Tour part two

Continuing my ride in the New England Tablelands on the MT-07 I depart Uralla with no firm route because the weather forecasts have been rain on the coast but decide to ride to Dorrigo then see what it is like. I arrive Armidale with the sun already a little high […]

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Highlands Tour

The New England Highlands is a region in Australia full of dramatic landscapes, interesting history and great riding. Whilst travelling downunder I took an opportunity to revisit this area. Initially visiting my home town Brisbane did not include a ride. I ended up with a few spare days so thought […]

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Rational thinking

Motorcycle No.10 Continuing the series about my motorcycles this is my current machine. The tenth and only bike I have purchased by trying to be rational rather then emotional but with motorcycles I think the latter is just as important. Riding in Japan is superb however not something I can […]

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New Blog debut.

After 13 years at Blogger I decided to relocate. Why? Well I guess a  lot of things combined to make now the time to move. I had many old posts with small thumbnails. Half of those had broken links and so much content long past it’s prime. Google announced they […]

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