Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Track Days

Just a few pics from a track day me and my friends done a few weeks ago  !!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Deer Deer Deer

In sept. 07 I was hit by a deer on my Z750, Damn thing jumped off the bank on a blind corner, Damn near cut her in half at about 40 MPH. Damage to bike was bent forks trashed upper cowl and all right side body work, Tore front M/C clean off trashed the exhaust and the right bar dented my frame and tank. Tore off front fender and right foot peg and smashed RH kill switch and throttle, Damage to me was minor rash on right elbow. Because I burned through my jacket just above the armor. Bruised my whole right side and had a gash from my right knee to my ankle a half inch deep from deer hoof and a concussion, All I can say is my gear and helmet saved my butt. It was a bit embarrasing as the Police pulled up while I was kicking the crap out of the dead deer for wrecking my Just 5 month old bike,But if not for the leathers and helmet Me and that Deer would of been headed to the same place

Friday, October 1, 2010

Planning a road trip (a few tips)

It's always a problem knowing what to pack for a
motorcycle tour. Fortunately, that feeling of utter
freedom we get when we are riding our bikes far
outweighs the problem of limited luggage space.
Having said that, the problem doesn't go away,
but by applying a little thought, it can be
overcome. Here are some tips to make life easier
on the road.
It's tempting to throw as much as possible into your panniers, but
remember, every ounce you pack onto your bike reduces handling
qualities. Add to this a pillion and the needle on the pleasure-ometer
begins to swing to the low side. Of course, there are some things that
you can't do without, but the keyword here is need. Take what you need
and nothing more. If you are going on an organised guided tour, the
company should (if it's worth its salt) have a back-up vehicle that will
carry your luggage.
To optimise the handling of your bike, place heavy items at the bottom  of your panniers.
In the weeks leading up to your planned tour, begin making a list of what
you might need to take with you. At this stage, it doesn't matter if the list
is too long; you can always cross things off as the time draws nearer.
By using this method, you will ensure that the things you take with you
are what you really need. You will also reduce the risk of leaving behind
an essential item.
Unless you like riding for hours with a rucksack strapped to your back,
it's invariably better to have panniers and back box. Detachable
panniers are great; they can be unhooked as carried like a suitcase. Belt
bags are also popular for carrying things like money, credit cards and
mobile phone.

Do What i do and convince a friend with a car to come along with you on the trip and carry all your 
stuff in the boot of there car :-))
Next trip planned is France ,Spain ,Portugal  next summer