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Sidecars for all ages

Sidecars can be fitted to almost any motorcycle that has a tubular steel frame, as these two recent examples from Watsonian prove Dating from the 1960s, the Triton cafe racer has been paired with a lightweight Watsonian Prescott. Powered by…

 

Despair shop 22 – Feelin’ hot, hot, hot

Despair shop 22 – Feelin’ hot, hot, hot This week in the despair shop I have mainly been playing with a 2002 Honda Vigor 650. It’s a strange old beast – single cylinder 650 single overhead cam, 4 valves, twin…

 

BMW Motorcycle Xmas Gift Ideas

Super stocking-fillers for BMW bike-lover in your family, these officially licensed BMW-branded gifts are exclusive to Nippy Normans in the UK. BMW money box oil barrel. Save up for your next bike! High quality print in matte finish on metal can. Embossed…

 

Charge Now or Pay Later

Storing Your Bike This Winter? Charge now or pay later. That’s the simple message from OptiMate, the battery-saving experts. Left unattended, 12V motorcycle batteries can take a battering during the winter months: lower temperatures slow the chemical reaction inside, reducing…

 

Junkyard Dog Part 7 Wrong – do it again!

The rear wheel stay didn’t work out quite as I had planned as it didn’t give me enough clearance from the wheel without looking a bit crap. I decided to still use the rear part from the bandit bit but…

 

Despair Shop 20 – Effing Amateurs

Work continued on the VFR750 – the brake calipers being the next to receive attention. They had been removed and tied up with a bungee – usually a sign that they have been binding which makes the bike very hard…