Articles by: Warren

The Moment Collectors

While I am not able to ride I am delving into books about riding and came upon this gem. Sam Manicom has gathered twenty stories from motorcycle authors, overland riders and bloggers. It presents many different styles of story telling but remains a good read all the way through. It […]

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It never rains, but it pours…

It’s been a long time since I have been riding. Actually I’ve been unwell. I managed to get in short ride around my local peninsula to charge the battery and I was delighted with the easy riding roads that weave between green farms. I realized I should have a been […]

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Ricoh Theta Z1 review

Whilst I stop whenever I can to take photos sometimes it’s not feasible or the view from the bike deserves it’s own photo. On bike photos became a hobby of mine and I have tried various devices. You can read about my efforts with action cams and lens only cameras […]

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Hit-Air Airbag Vest

I’ve never considered an item like this really necessary, and my opinion hasn’t changed so how I ended up trying one is a bit of a long story. Before that if you have not seen this video from Fortnine then I suggest to watch it. Ryan explains in a very […]

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Nikon Z50 Vs Lumix LX100M2 Vs Canon G1XM3

With Covid holding many of us back from travel the temptation seems buy a new motorcycle. I’d love to but they are mighty expensive so instead I changed cameras. My current and previous cameras Early this year I traded my Lumix LX100M2 via Map Camera Tokyo on a pre owned […]

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Japan Autumn tour part four

I arrived yesterday to Shikoku in poor weather but today am able to enjoy another fine day. I’m exploring the cape south of Sukumo which I sailed past on the ferry to Kyushu. The ship rounded the cape at Okinoshima island that lies out there. The roads here are dreamy. […]

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Japan Autumn tour part 3

I have been riding around Kyushu, southern Japan and enjoying some superb fine days. Today I continue on the roads less travelled in Miyazaki prefecture. The mountainous interior of Miyazaki prefecture has just a few rural villages and feels very remote. Even though I checked online I could not confirm […]

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Japan Autumn tour part two

I continue my 2021 Autumn tour in Kyushu, southern Japan. Morning skies in Nagasaki prefecture turn grey and I need to put my jacket liner in. It’s Saturday and a few bikes are out. I’m going to Unzen which is a huge volcano with many motorcycling roads however today it’s […]

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Japan Autumn Tour

Each season in Japan brings a dramatic change in the landscape. This begins with the famous cherry blossoms in April, then trees everywhere sprout vivid green new leaves in May. The fields turn emerald green over summer as the rice grows and in Autumn entire mountains turn orange. However catching […]

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Yamaha FJR1300 engine stall issue resolved

I have experienced an engine stall problem on my 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 for a number of years but now seem able to manage the issue. The exact nature of stalling was as follows: Engine from cold starts fine and runs at a fast idle then continues to idle ok at […]

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Rough & Road helmet liner

Because summer in Japan is so humid I decided to look at ways to stop my new Nolan N70-2GT helmet from turning into a swamp. The Nolan helmet already has a liner designed to wick away perspiration and has excellent ventilation from its upper air intakes but no helmet is […]

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Sport Touring tyre comparison

As experienced on a Yamaha FJR1300 I have completed 100,000km touring Japan on my 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 and used a number of tyres over that period. It has been a few years since I last posted my tyre comparison so here is a quick refresh. The tyres used are as […]

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