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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!
By on Monday 20th October 2014

While calling into ASDA superstore just outside Edinburgh to get some tea on my way home from work, I exited the store only to find my motorcycle stolen from right outside the door!!!

My First Harley-Davidson
Goodyear Wrangler Tires and Bumperettes on my Defender
Defender TD5 Starter Motor Removal
Fitting Terrafirma Wheel Spacers
Land Rover Defender Disklok Storage
By on Monday 12th August 2013

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 anymore... 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
Yamaha XV1900 Midnight Star Bulb Types
My BMW E30 Has Broken Down!
Buying a Land Rover 110 TD5
My New Car: 1990 BMW 318IS
Fitting Hard Krome Loud Pipes to the XV1900
By on Wednesday 19th September 2012

Ever since I earned my motorbike licence I have ridden bikes with loud pipes and never had any kind of accident or collision. Three days of riding my new bike on standard pipes, a car driver "didn't see me" and went straight up the rear whilst I was stopped making observations at a junction. Time to change that and fit some loud pipes!