Archive for November, 2017

Age does not affect helmet polystyrene

Testing has been carried out on expanded polystyrene foam used in bicycle helmets (which is same material used in motorcycle helmets) to determine if the impact attenuation properties change with age. You can read here about the testing and the results which show the foam liner does not degrade with […]

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Tsushima Motorcycle tour – part three

Day eleven – Oita to Shimane prefecture The Chukoku expressway is quite curvy from Kyushu north. The FJR is fun bombing along sweepers so I joined the Lexus drivers in the fast lane for awhile. Very amusing. I rode across to the west coast on route 315. It is a […]

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Tsushima Motorcycle Tour – part two

Day six – Yamaguchi to Fukuoka prefecture. Having set off for Tsushima in part one I was confronted with a typhoon. I spent yesterday inside from the rain and now was ready to ride on. Besides the protection from rain the heavy FJR1300 sits firm on wet roads. 11 degrees […]

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Tsushima Motorcycle Tour

Tsushima at it’s furthest point from Japan is less than 50km from South Korea. History or war buffs might recognise the name as where a famous naval battle took part in 1905 during the Russo-Japanese war. It was the first using the then new wireless telegraph technology and histories only […]

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