A few overheard comments from the bar at the London show: ” A bunch of fucking assholes doing a prance of the fairies in front of the biggest collection of clueless gay wannabe bikers ever assembled” “wow, that was incredible he was jumping higher than our house” “it’s just a trick – anyone who has […]
Riding off road you almost never need more braking power; at least more than most good race based Enduro bikes come with as standard these days. The era of shit brakes that needed hands of iron and faded away on the 5th corner in MX are gladly gone. Anyway most of the the time the […]
I have repeatedly heard great things about these tyres but can it really be possible? I have been trying tyres my whole life, every time I am told that a new tyre can do this or that, being an excitable type, I again and again fall for the hype and end up paying the premium […]
It was love hate love disappointment joy… Ahhh me old Gilera Apache 125, 32bhp of loosely associated faults and bodges, removable L plates and great lights, a bike designed to be the coolest thing outside the chip shop, but still so full of hugely advanced features (for 1993) that it should have changed the shape […]
I worked as a mechanic for a little while, as a teenager, back in the day, It was good fun making/moding my own cars and bikes but a bit lonely, badly paid, and cold in the winter as I recall. Still have my rollcab, funny that, you never sell your tools… the best stuff for […]
“pin it, bin it, get back on it” That works if you are under 25, if you are over 40, buy a great deal of hi-quality body armour http://www.dh79.com/?p=114 and do the pin it stuff until it hurts too much to go on. While you are recovering find a soft muddy field or sandy […]
Do not try to do a wheely they are dangerous… Do not mess your self up and say you read my crap and it made you fall off…Read at your own risk – do not try it. So – Sit well back, get moving at a gentle pace, if you go too slow the bike […]
I rode some tracks in Australia, in the wilds (outback – as the natives call it) about 10 hours drive north of Perth, I absolutely loved it, But it has some disadvantages too. 1) Dust, it was so ‘effing dusty that you can only ride in twos, side by side, other wise unless there […]
I did a kind of phone pole and phoned a few mechanics, and shops and got amazingly consistent replies. Most say good 520 chains these days will not snap, most sell DID and say they are good with few probs and are […]
Only had it for one short summer…. and it was in a pretty poor condition when i got it but i lovingly took it to bits an reset everything and hey: I was “slide show bob” for the whole summer… sideways in – sideways out!
I loved this shit bike….as rubbish off road as on, but somehow I never got hurt on it however many times I came off, probably because it was only about 1m tall….I took this sexy black beast apart and put it back together again at least 4 times, down to the last woodruff. Never had […]
I had a pair of these, they seem to be made of some sort of very dark cheese, they grip very well but for my money are not even the best in that area. Very soft/sticky compounds improve grip on dry asphalt, but off road especially is sloppy conditions they lack what the yanks call […]
Finally………………………..I fixed the Beta, the phantom electrical problem turned out to be the stator (known KTM weak point)… but it was reading as within spec on the ohm meter so I tested everything else 9 times over, but in the end I just could not see what else it could be…. I did the rewind […]
Nothing, they are the rush and when you hit the power band….. OK just one thing… they stink.
UPDATE: I met a knowledgeable guy who works in the insurance biz the other evening and he told me that the information in this post (below) is total rubbish, utterly incorrect and not even fit for conspiracy theory category, I am sorry if i wasted anyones time reading this drivel, I fell for it like […]
I get given a lot of stuff to test, but I still remember a few things about making your cash going as far as you can in what for most of us is a hobby. Getting your kit from shows is often a great way to save some cash. So if you are going to […]
It is a simple thing, very one should be able to do it and it seems totally natural, still you can make things a lot simpler (and a modern high displacement hi compression single cylinder enduro bike can be one of the hardest things to kick start when hot… a little learning is very helpful […]
Got a bike and found a local rider who was happy to show me around a bit, mainly easy stuff but the views were amazing.
I like the Aprilia RX125, Awsome 125 with amazing road manners for a dirt bike.”I like these bikes a lot, I have been on one at a track day and our instructor was showing the 600s up! Banging out of bends sideways under perfect balance. Aprilia MX125s are so incredibly good on road that they […]
There maybe a real future for all wheel drive for bikes… but only for battery bikes when they become popular, i consulted to UK car company that were developing an brilliant all wheel drive system, it had 4 compact hi-torque electric motors in the hubs of each wheel, just one wire each needed to feed […]
I am fuckin fucked right f*cking off with f*cking walkers, hikers and f*cking ramblers, whenever I slow right down and pass them out deep in the glorious countryside, they invariably give me a filthy sideways glare exactly as I chug past them quietly and at stalling speed, what is their f*cking pathetic problem? I even […]