Guides

Not meant to be professional articles, just my personal experiences.

Best motorcycle roads in Japan

I made this map just as a record of my riding here not intending it to be a guide for others but after some requests decided to share it and every ride I add a little more – but it is by no means complete and probably only has 1/2 […]

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Thailand best motorcycle roads

I have completed five motorcycle tours in Thailand and whilst by no means am an expert I have enjoyed riding many of the top rated motorcycle roads with thanks to advice from couple of local ex pats. I marked some of the better roads on a map for my own […]

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5 small items to help you enjoy your ride

Most riders spend a fair bit of money on a good helmet and jacket and gloves. Some build on this with boots and riding pants and rain gear. However sometimes it is the little things that make a big difference. Here are five things that I cannot ride without now […]

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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 smaller bikes prior it always feels like it understeers […]

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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

This blog was originally about where to ride in Australia before evolving into a travel journal. I have kept most of the information about the best roads and recompiled it into the Google map below. It is nothing fancy but conveys the info in easy way. Just click to expand […]

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Gold Coast’s Best Motorcycle Roads

Sorry but I have decided to retire the old list. The Google map below shows everything for the region. This sort of thing was not available when I first compiled a list of good roads for a Sunday ride so I had separate articles with small maps from various sources […]

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Brisbane’s Best Motorcycle Roads

I have decided to retire the old list – however the Google map below shows all the best roads for the area (which can be expanded for further information). You can still view images for some of the roads in the section I call The Vault. I may link these […]

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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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