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Here marks the start of my first bike project, with the goal of taking my shiny new 2016 Grom, and turning it into a kerb-hopping, dirt-tackling, fun-sized commuter rocket.
The base package - 1x Honda Grom in "Metallic Axis Grey" (stop lying Honda, it's bloody flat black)
Parts fitted to date:
H2C rear luggage rack (expected by 5/07/2016)
H2C rear splash guard and tail tidy...
It's been fifteen months since getting off my arse, getting my L's and the start of this two wheel odyssey. Cramming 19k into those first three months I couldn't get enough, riding from Sydney to Byron a quick lunch with the hippy's then a straight shot back getting pummeled by BDoubles on the little CB400 with fresh L's was perhaps a tad crazy but It still makes me smile.
As chosen by July 2016 competition winner BitSar
Theme - Your bike and the City
$100 will be deposited into the winners bank account.
Not exactly on the line most motorcycles would take but if someone was having an off day... 300mm of shinny metal isn't going to help. So I went back and got it. Makes me wonder what other random well placed motorcycle "traps" people have defused.
Lets start a fun little thread about your most embarrassing bike drops or even a few of them.
Some people don't like to talk about it but myself will admit to it and have a laugh later on.
Full article/throttle snatch fix suggestions: Video review: Suzuki's brilliant GSX-S1000 is the supersport of the naked bike class
TL;DR: it's a bloody beauty, especially for the price. Might be the best wheelie bike on the market. A bit overgeared and snatchy on the gas but those are easy fixed.
It truly is a mad, mad place! We went both Saturday and Sunday. They say the attendance through the gates was 105,000 people, but they also reckon quite a few thousand (10,000) slip in through the forest over the fences Getting there and back is atrocious, firstly getting a train in Florence from a platform that hardly anyone knows exists! Then, when you get to the closest train station to...
Wife made me a happy man this week by saying maybe I should buy myself the bike I have been talking about for over a year.
So went to dealer and test rode the MT09. I was pretty devo......
The bike I have read about for so long was a disappointment. I couldn't believe how much confidence you lose with that suspension. Throttle was a little snatchy but you get used to it. It made me feel like...
A great thing, even if I do need to do concentration tongue to wheelie it.
Road test: 2016 Triumph Tiger Sport is refined, versatile and very quick
Third weekend writing about my riding experience and sharing it with you, it's been great! Aside from the useful tips every single post I've put up here has generated. I've practiced each and every tip I got and today I finally got the gist of it all, this big bike became an extension of myself and felt as if I was flying through the roads weightless!! I get it now!!
After getting completely sick of frozen hands I decided to bite the bullet and invest in the new Venture Heat, Alt Heated Gloves from Zarkie. I decided to write a review on them based on my positive experiences.
My initial worries about getting heated gloves have been speculative over how bulky they would be. This new version of heated glove claim to strip away much of the bulk of it's...
Dates: Friday August 26 - Sunday August 28 inclusive. Limited to 4 people.
Tweetums brings the L/P riders another excellent weekend on the bike, and best of all your accommodation is FREE! Join myself and damedi for a weekend experience that is sure to have you learning a lot about touring riding. Damedi has only been riding 2 years, but in that time he has clocked up almost 60,000km on 2...