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Ben Vaughan
Suzuki fan, mechanic, and owner of Biketech7.
Suzuki fan, mechanic, and owner of Biketech7.

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Knocked Down, But Getting Back UP!

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Lakeside 21/1/2017 — A Track Made For Fun... And 600's.
Boys, boys, boys... Why do we hype everything up? What's with the banter? The underhand tactic of knocking self-confidence? As long as there's been racing, riders have been looking over at someone's front wheel, looking up at their opponent and tutting. Any...

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CBR600's, Trackdays and Relearning.
600's...Taking a step back? There was a certain criteria I was looking for when downsizing: Lighter bike  Better brakes More fun I've never owned a 600 before, it's always been about big bikes, more power and all the hype that goes with it. But... having tr...

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And the wrong ones… Ever said the wrong thing to someone, and then watched the listener’s face drop? Sure they might try to hide it, but it’s usually quite obvious and the hurt is done. It doesn’t feel very nice for you, let alone them, and you can’t take…

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Kawasaki Versys — from the Latin phrase...
Stone me guv'nor, what a bike! Does any Japanese motorcycle manufacturer make a bad bike anymore? Like sports bike tyres, there are great ones, and superb ones, but not many crap ones. And so it is with today's test mule. The Kawasaki Versys 650L ABS I've b...

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He’s going through the mill. Statistics show that 99.9% of men getting married would rather be doing anything other than preparing for the big day. Mowing the lawn is no longer a chore, they’ll even trim the edges and sweep the drive afterwards. And if…

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Queensland Raceway, ready to rock... and then it emptied down!

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Alpinestars, Arai's and Peter Stevens.
For proper service and cock-on quality. After the palaver I just went through to buy a bike through Team Moto, it was a pleasure to deal with a company that actually have helpful staff.  Deciding I needed new kit, with my current Arai ticking over the seven...

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Oil Filter Review — The True Cost!
Be afraid! How do you really know what you're getting when you screw on a new oil filter? That little canister has a big job to do considering it's trying to protect your several thousand dollar engine.  For those lucky enough to have a cartridge-style filt...

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2011 CBR600RR Review — I've Turned.
You meet the nicest people... on a Honda. The last Honda I owned was a '91 CBR1000FL, she'd done a few miles, had a few cracks in the fairing but that old beauty took me round Europe, in comfort, with no worries at all. The old timing tensioner mod was the ...
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