Sunday, December 03, 2017

Advancedbiker - Christmas 2017


That time of year and it will soon be EASTER.......


Looking forward to the 2018 Season

Bennetts Insurance - Renewing your insurance - Be warned

Well it is that time of year when it is time to renew the motorcycle insurance.

The only change is despite getting one year older, I changed my motorcycle from a 2015 Bmw R1200GS LC TE to a 2017 model in July.......So I expected a slight increase in the renewal premium but did not expect this **** £1,191.00 **** to renew, compared to £ 285.00 last year.
I rang Bennetts up and they could offer no explanation for the increase, looked at the quote and reduced it to £820.00.......  Time to go on Facebook and also the compare sites.......
Scores on the doors:
Carole Nash £620.00 (Same insurance as Bennetts - AGEAS)
Devitt Commercial - £505.00
LV - £ 422.00
Devitt - £385.00 (On Line compare site)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Web Site now back on line -

Been having a few issues with the website and it dropping out of Google

Gone back to - Black Friday hosting deal


Alternative site - Mobile Friendly

Looking forward to the 2018 Season

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sarah Norman - Ride Magazine October 2017 - Road Positioning

My thanks to Sarah Norman from RIDE magazine for this article

Ride October 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Donation to Midland Air Ambulance

Once a year I offer my services free of charge to support local charities.
In August 2017 Lisa Briggs had an advanced coaching session with me and kindly donated £100.00 and she wanted it to go to Midland Air Ambulance.

Many thanks to Lisa

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

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Looking forward to Advanced Coaching in 2017........



Welcome to the a web site of Advancedbiker dedicated to helping you out with advice on the purchase and fitment of Motorcycle or helmet mounted video cameras systems, bullet cameras etc. I have been operating a video mounted motorcycle systems since the early 2000's, with my first system mounted on my BMW R90S. On my Honda VFR 800 I refined the system, using bullet cameras and Sony Digital 8 and then Sony Mini DV tapes. In April 2010 I fitted my BMW R1200GS with 3 cameras ( Front, Back and Helmet ). However like everything that is connected with technology, things move on and the market place became flooded with mini HD cameras. So Advanced Motorcycle Training.Com invested in two HD Drift cameras. The new HD Cameras were not a flexible as the bullet cameras, but it was getting more difficult to keep the older Sony system up to date.

In 2015 a new BMWR1200 GS TE was purchased and a big decision was made. No wired camera system..........

I supplemented the HD Drift cameras with a GoPro Hero 3 and asked myself why had I left it so long to buy one. Well I thought that they had no audio in feed so I could not connect the Autocom system to it....Wrong. ALSO Sena made a Bluetooth device that fitted on the back of the Go Pro (Wireless Comms - Nice !) Towards the end of 2016 the HD Drift cameras started playing up and Drift refused to have anything to do with them, so another Go Pro 4 was purchased this time.

So in 2017 - Go Pro 3 (x2) Go Pro 4 HD Drift Sena Bluetooth Autocom for a start