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.
It's been a while since I last drove a car - my Mercedes broke down back in June and I've been riding my bike ever since. Now I have a new car ready for the bad winter weather.
Ever since I earned my motorbike licence I have ridden bikes with loud pipes and never had any kind of accident or collision. Three days of riding my new bike on standard pipes, a car driver "didn't see me" and went straight up the rear whilst I was stopped making observations at a junction. Time to change that and fit some loud pipes!
Three days after getting my new bike, some stupid woman driver goes straight up the back of it at a T junction - the excuse? SMIDSY!
My new XV1900 Midnight Star was delivered yesterday and Rob and I went out for a short ride to Burnham and back, and today we went up through the Brecon Beacons (stopping off at Penderyn Distillery) and back round the coast of South Wales.
Now that I have the compensation money from the car crash, I've started looking at getting a larger motorcycle since my VN800 is a little under powered for my needs now; however, this isn't what I started out looking for...
After failing a MOT test for only having tires on the legal tread limit, I drove home only to find that the breaks no longer worked! Literally no breaks!
I've finally completed all four (4!) parts of the bike test, passed MOD 2 test first time, and given a full motorbike licence!
Picking up my new Kawasaki VN800, a long day on the road, this time in a hired Transit van heading to the South East, Hastings, in particular, to pick up my new motorbike ready for when I pass my test later this month.
The time has come to get rid of my poor old Mercedes 320e, which I have had for a couple of years now.
Today I passed my motorcycle MOD 1 test with flying colours, leaving one more test to do before I can ride on my big bike.