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.
My alloy wheels were in dire need of a refurbishment. The polished rims are no more, the powedercoat is flaking off and they just look dull and tired. Time to give them a bit of TLC.
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!!!
On Saturday 1st March I picked up my brand new Harley-Davidson Softail Slim (FLS) from West Coast Harley-Davidson in Glasgow.
With rough winter weather on the horizon, I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a decent set of tires to go on my Defender, just in case the forecast is actually accurate for once.
How to remove the Defender TD5 starter motor either to replace the unit or to refurbish the solenoid. Reports into the difficulty of removing the starter motor are greatly exaggerated.
Fitting Terrafirma Wheel Spacers to my Defender to give it an additional 60mm track, which should improve handling, cornering and stability as well as increasing steering lock.
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!
After several years of gentle nagging by my Land Rover obsessed brother in law, I finally gave in and decided to get one of my own. After a day looking around, he found me this lovely example which I have just bought!
I've needed to replace one of the bulbs in my Yamaha XV1900, but nowhere can I find exactly what bulb types and sizes are used in the XV1900. So here is a list of the standard bulb fitments, types, voltages and wattage of the main bulbs.
I tried to leave work on time last night to beat the traffic - only to find that my BMW E30 will not start! Oh noes! my car has broken down!