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Helmet Stink
In the process of cleaning all of my motorcycle gear for our pending New Zealand tour, I grabbed out my helmet which is usually stored on a shelf with all my other clothes. It needed a clean as it was smothered in bugs, I'm sure that Shoei was spelt with an...

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2015 R1 Long Term Review
After a year and a half of ownership of a brand spanking new 2015 Yamaha R1 I thought it was time to put down some of my thoughts on this machine and do a long term review based on my experiences with this bike. Now I'm not going to go into all the technica...

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Starting 2017 with a bang
How lazy am I? Its nearly the end of January and I haven't even been out on a ride yet, although I do have a few reasons for this. Someone take me out into the back paddock and just put me out of my misery, please. I've been busier than a blue arsed fly wha...

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Tour planning
Finally after a week of pouring over maps, google street view, my trusty HEMA NZ Motorcycle atlas and 2 of NZ's best bloggers I have managed to finish off our route plans for our up coming NZ North Island trip. I initially had a lot of enthusiasm to plan th...

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One new Shoe
If you recall my last post from my last group trip then you will know that I had to get a new tyre as a piece of steel or something similar went straight through it and left me on the side of the road. Well a few weeks later here we are with a R1 hypersport...

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Motorcycle Bashing
There's a well renowned road just north of Sydney called the Old Pacific Highway or as most of us Sydney riders know it the Old Road or Old Pac. It's a twisty bit of tarmac which is about 30kms in length which is the closest ride to the suburban population ...

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How fast is an R1 you ask
This is not my video but found this on you tube. And yes this is exactly how fast my R1 is, it can be scarily fast at times. Thanks to Photiswizard   youtube channel.

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2016 Not the Snowy Ride Day 5
I think we finished at the bar at about midnight and then somewhere after that we had several takeaways on the outside balcony until the wee hours. That would explain why most of us sleep in until near 9am. I was a bit dusty this morning but by the look of ...

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2016 Not the Snowy Ride Day 4
With a gobsmackingly huge cooked breakfast at the Mitta pub on tuesday morning we were ready to hit the road, some of our posse had dazed heads from a big night before. Whos said Sambuca shots was a great idea. Not I. Nevertheless we were headed out of Mitt...

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2016 Not the Snowy Ride Day 3
A big slap up breakfast was what is called for when one has a massive red wine hangover. Lucky for me I stayed off the reds and just had a few beers, as a matter of fact I was feeling pretty good. The guys on the other hand didn't look so good, that reflect...
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