(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone

I truly love motorcycles and everything about them. I bought my first bike at 14 (a Honda 50 C100) and I have never lived without one since, today I have five bikes (I just sold my Quad, because I never used her) and I love them all!!! For me bikes represent freedom and always have,Continue reading “(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone”

Yamaha TMax 530, what a capable motorbike

Yamaha’s TMax is a simply amazing bike, it was launched in 2001 so is now 20 years old (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_TMAX). I have owned several and currently I have a 202 530 DX and what a superb motorbike!! My first experience was a 2001 500 with carbs and I really enjoyed the experience despite suffering theContinue reading “Yamaha TMax 530, what a capable motorbike”

Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…

As I am now fairly old er experienced with owning and looking after cars and bikes, I thought that a few hints could be useful. Ps instead of reading you can listen to this post on Spotify!!! Many years ago in the UK I worked with a lovely guy called Jack and he owned aContinue reading “Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…”

Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…

It has always been said since I was a lad that Honda make very civilised road bikes, of course you can remove the lights and ride on the track whereas Yamaha make race bikes and of course you can fit some lights and ride on the road. And to an extent that philosophy is stillContinue reading “Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…”

Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!

I purchased the Audi S4 Avant just prior to the dreaded lockdown early last year. So although a year has passed I have been able to drive her very little indeed. Well, finally last week we managed to get 3 days off and so I prepared the S4 (checked the tyre pressures and fluids, allContinue reading “Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!”

This car certainly keeps me on my toes..part 2…

Blimey. What a challenge. I love this Audi S4 to death but she is very demanding for sure. Only two months ago I was really enjoying her after the lockdown and the steering suddenly became very heavy indeed, I needed Charles Atlas to help me to turn the wheel. Ah I thought, the hydraulic oilContinue reading “This car certainly keeps me on my toes..part 2…”

Some important new activities soon to be ready…..

Ok so its about time to change up a gear or two. We have recently made two VERY significant purchases so Service is getting ready to sprint. Here we go with a quick description of what we will very soon be offering: Carbon engine clean device. From Epoch in South Korea. Arrived at last!!! TheContinue reading “Some important new activities soon to be ready…..”

Some bits and pieces for sale…just a few thousand!

I work part time for a lovely bloke called Luigi Cioffi, at Auto Cioffi Ravello. He is a vehicle bodywork genius, he has been repairing cars and vans for the last 50 years and for the last 45 years in his amazing premises at Pontone near Ravello, which was previously a paper manufacturing factory. ThisContinue reading “Some bits and pieces for sale…just a few thousand!”

One or two jobs done and the old girl starts to feel better….updated!

So during the dreaded lockdown I have been able to make very limited progress with the S4. Firstly I replaced the car battery as I noticed that the one on the car was too small (physically it did not fill the battery space, which is on the front bulkhead, as well as charge wise itContinue reading “One or two jobs done and the old girl starts to feel better….updated!”