Guides

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A guide to motorcycle touring Japan

Riding a motorcycle in Japan is a very special experience. A land with a rugged spectacular coastlines, a mountainous interior as high as European alps with deep valleys criss-crossed with superb roads. It is also one of the safest places on earth with no petty crime. The country people are […]

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How I made my Yamaha FJR1300 corner easier

Whilst many people overseas seem ok with the way their Yamaha FJR300 corners, riding on tight narrow roads here and being used to lighter bikes I wanted to quicken the steering if possible. My motorcycle is 2014 FJR1300A and coming from standard lighter bike prior it always feels like it […]

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Don’t damage your hearing

The importance of being earnest wearing ear plugs cannot be overstated. I used to be one of the guys who scoffed at the idea and claimed they were uncomfortable or I could not bear to ride with them. Then came the day I knew I had damaged my hearing. Here […]

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Australia’s Best Motorcycle Roads

2019 notes – I decided to retire the old list. The Google map below has the best riding roads listed. It is nothing fancy just click to expand full screen to reveal the alphabetic listing of roads. This sort of thing was not available when I first compiled a list of good […]

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50 motorcycle rides to do before you die.

Do you have a ride bucket list? You may start one after reading this. In no particular order let me present what might be the 50 best motorcycle rides in the world. Note, I wrote this some time ago before starting to ride many of these places and now my […]

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Restoring a pair of riding pants

I just dyed my old (first) pair of BMW City riding pants and now they look almost as good as when I first purchased them. Originally a charcoal colour they faded to a pale grey which did not look good but otherwise they still were in excellent condition. I purchased […]

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Textile rider gear repairs

I needed to make some repairs to my Alpinestars textile pants which I managed to touch against the hot exhaust of the Honda CBF600 whilst on tour in Germany. It only took a couple of seconds to melt the outer nylon and inner layer and lucky there is mesh inside […]

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