Tested or reviewed

Just my notes on a few things, no in depth analysis. I’m not selling anything, no affiliation no sponsorship.

Four days with the Yamaha MT-07

There has been much written about the Yamaha MT-07 already but having enjoyed four days touring on this bike I shall add a few thoughts all the same. What struck me first is how compact the bike is, it felt like a toy compared to my QE2 size touring bike. […]

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Tourmaster Cold-Tex 3.0 Gloves

Whilst I try to avoid riding in the coldest weather, Spring or Autumn in Japan can see me out in low teens or single digit temperatures. In that weather none of my existing gloves are up to the task. I turn on my heated grips which are a great assist […]

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The quest for a compact motorcycle travel tripod.

I travel light, just a bag on rear seat for my tours so every item has to be compact and essential or it gets left at home.This means I rarely have a tripod and so my photo composition has the limitations that presents. Any glance at the better travel bloggers […]

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Seven days on a Harley Davidson Street 750

I rode a Harley Davidson Street 750 in Oman and UAE for 7 days. This is a small review.I am not going to talk specifications, you can read that in the press release type articles published everywhere. Also I chose to rent a Street 750 purely based on it being […]

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Ten days with the BMW G310

I rode a BMW G310 from Johannesburg to Cape Town for a 10 day tour (link here). This is a small honest report on how I found the bike.Not going to rehash all the specs, heaps of press release type ‘reviews’ already published.Let me first say I chose the bike […]

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Camera Talk. Canon G1XMIII.

I think this site has three main elements; Travel, Motorcycling and Photography. The later I have not posted so much about. (maybe poor grammar is the fourth element ha-ha, I need a sub editor) After a 30 year hiatus I am again a Canon user. Last Canon I owned was […]

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Testing Nikwax glove and Gore-tex jacket waterproof treatments

After repeatedly getting wet recently I have come to the conclusion Gore-tex rider gear totally loses its water resistance over time.. Yes I probably am the last person to realise this, I usually am with many things. My experience has been that the gear works exceptionally well the first ride […]

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Non Roll Earplug update

A long time ago I did a earplug shootout where I got two sample packs of different earplugs from the USA earplug superstore. Comparing two dozen different style and makes I came to like the Howard Leight Pilot best. This is a non roll foam ear plug, the design solving […]

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Halvarssons neck gator

I have had this bit of gear for a couple of seasons already and forgot to write about it. Initially I bought this after having lots of drama with my Alpinestars Andes touring jacket in the rain. The neck never seals properly and I found mention by people online a […]

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Under jeans knee protection

I’ve been doing a bit of riding in Asia of late and my riding gear has slipped to more casual than it should be. A fair bit of that is on scooters at low speed, wearing footwear and a helmet on those is more than the locals do and given […]

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Buff Vs Karrimor tube Vs North Face Cover-it

One of the most useful items when motorcycle riding is a neck tube type scarf. In cool conditions they help seal top of your jacket, stop drafts down back of neck that lead to a chill and head colds as well they can be pulled up over your lower face […]

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Less is more, Honda CRF250L

I rode a Honda CRF250L though some of Laos and Philippines and I dare anyone to try one of these and not have a good time. Tall saddle and big wheels but the bike is a cinch to ride once moving and soaks up every bump. No effort to explore […]

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