Sunday, April 23, 2017


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Advanced Motorcycle Coaching Season Starts in Spain........

Hello Everyone,

Been awhile since I updated my Blog, but here in the United Kingdom, the weather is not kind to us motorcyclists during the winter months.  Well it is now April and I am already taking bookings for one day courses, but started off with a week in Spain:
Had the opportunity to ride the new Ducati 1000 Supersport S up the Ronda road and in the hills above Malaga,
Experimented with the Sena Bluetooth Helmet comms system, which worked very well: BUT had a bit of a failure with the cameras.....  I took two Go Pro's a Hero 3 and a Hero 4, backed up with a Drift Hd which is lower profile for helmet mounting.....  Drift failed so replaced it with a GoPro and got some excellent footage:

So decision made.......New Sean Prism for the helmet and......
 Go Pro on the BMW...

Will be running two communications on the BMW during 2017, Bluetooth and the existing PMR 446 Bike to Bike Radio System - Autocom and perhaps Kenwood

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Advancedbiker has new BMW R1200GS Adventure bought for him....

I have been very lucky - my son bought this Lego BMW R1200GS Technic 42063 construction kit for me from Amazon.....A quick look in the box revelaed two instruction manuals and a fair few bags full of Lego.  Well I took advantage of the On Line Lego App and download the PDF  which turned out to be a good guide.  You can magnify the page.......Great for the ones with older eyes, above the age of the Lego recommended age of ten to sixteen

52 Stages completed and the engine, gearbox, swingingarm and final drive are complete

Looking more like a motorcycle - Now reached stage 102
Suspension units fitted and top and rear frame in situ.. 

Front taking shape with start of mounting point for headlight

Stage 128, with front suspension , front and wheels fitted.......
On the home stretch but then had a bit of a disaster....... Not enough components to fit the upper front mudguard or side panels........
Reviewed the whole manual to see if I had used a component incorrectly - YES you guessed I have.....Wrong angled brick that fixed the silencer......

The black component fitted but had the wrong inserts, i.e. splines etc, which meant the component I had left would not fit the handlebar.  Quickly replaced and this freed up the components I had left, allowing me to finish the motorcycle

Just need to put some stickers on....


Opening Panniers

Moving engine parts, all connected to rear wheel

Moving Piston

Great model, thanks to Lego

Time spent on construction around three to four enjoyed hours.  Fitting every component was interesting as you often didn't find out what was being constructed till the last piece fitted into place.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Moroccan Motorcycle Tours

Guided motorcycle tours through the real Morocco. Booking now for 2017

Morocco. An ancient land of contrasting landscapes- the Sahara desert, Atlas and Rif mountains, forests, gorges, Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts - stunning locations providing great riding for touring motorcyclists who want to embark on an unforgettable adventure.
Our 2 guided tours; 11 and 8 days, allow you to experience the best of this beautiful land on 2 wheels, breathing in amazing sights and awe-inspiring landscapes riding thrilling roads, experiencing exciting, safe touring motorcycling. 
We have carefully designed each tour with routes which reveal the real Morocco, the unique culture, the local people, ancient monuments, imperial cities, wild nature, souks, medinas, the cuisine, the craftsmanship. Ride it all, and come home with memories which last a lifetime.
Maximum group sizes are 10 riders, and there’s the option to bring a pillion passenger along to share this experience of a lifetime.
Hotels, kasbahs, desert camps and restaurants have been carefully selected by tour creator, John Bailey, to give the best quality available for each area, and a varied taste of the contrasts in Morocco.
Each tour begins with a ferry ride across the Mediterranean to Tangier Med, Morocco…and then the adventure begins.

Link to website : Moroccan Motorcycle Tours