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Cars & Bikes

This is my collection of petrol head writings, be it about my cars, my bike, mechanics, motoring in general and a few of rants and raves about the state of the roads/traffic/people on them. You can also see what cars and bikes I have owned and their specifications.

Motorcycle Stolen!
20/10/2014Cars & Bikes
While calling into ASDA to get some tea on my way home from work, I left the store only to find my motorcycle stolen from right outside!!!
My First Harley-Davidson
06/03/2014Cars & Bikes Scotland
On Saturday 1st March I picked up my brand new Harley-Davidson Softail Slim (FLS) from West Coast Harley-Davidson in Glasgow.
Talk does not cook riceChinese Proverb
Defender Tires and Bumperettes
25/01/2014Cars & Bikes
With rough weather on the horizon I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a decent set of tires to go on my Defender.
Defender TD5 Starter Motor Removal
09/11/2013Cars & Bikes
How to remove the Defender TD5 starter motor either to replace the unit or to refurbish the solenoid. Reports into the difficulty of removing the starter motor are greatly exaggerated.
Fitting Terrafirma Wheel Spacers
28/08/2013Cars & Bikes
Terrafirma Wheel Spacers give an additional 60mm track to Defenders which improves handling, cornering and stability as well as improving steering lock.
Land Rover Defender Disklok Storage
12/08/2013Cars & Bikes
I've always used Disklok's as part of my car security, and the Defender is no exception, but I can't just tuck it in behind the seat any more... it tends to move around quite a bit and is always out of arms reach when I need to refit it!
My New Toy: Land Rover Defender 90
28/07/2013Cars & Bikes
After several years of gentle nagging by my Land Rover obsessed brother in law, I finally gave in and decided to get one of my own. After a day looking around, he found me this lovely example which I have just bought!
Yamaha XV1900 Midnight Star Bulb Types
26/07/2013Cars & Bikes
I've needed to replace one of the bulbs in my Yamaha XV1900, but nowhere can I find exactly what bulb types and sizes are used in the XV1900. So here is a list of the standard bulb fitments, types, voltages and wattage of the main bulbs.
My BMW E30 Broken Down
13/12/2012Cars & Bikes
I tried to leave work on time last night - only to find that my BMW E30 will not start! Oh noes! my car has broken down!
My New Car: 1990 BMW 318IS
05/11/2012Cars & Bikes
It's been a while since I last drove a car - my Mercedes broke down back in June and I've been riding my bike ever since. Now I have a new car ready for the bad winter weather.