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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.

 

Motorcycle Stolen!
20th October 2014Cars & Bikes
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!!!
My First Harley-Davidson
6th March 2014Cars & Bikes
On Saturday 1st March I picked up my brand new Harley-Davidson Softail Slim (FLS) from West Coast Harley-Davidson in Glasgow.
Goodyear Wrangler Tires and Bumperettes on my Defender
25th January 2014Cars & Bikes
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.
Defender TD5 Starter Motor Removal
9th November 2013Cars & Bikes
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
28th August 2013Cars & Bikes
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.
Land Rover Defender Disklok Storage
12th August 2013Cars & Bikes
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!
My New Toy: Land Rover Defender 90
28th July 2013Cars & Bikes
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!
Yamaha XV1900 Midnight Star Bulb Types
26th July 2013Cars & Bikes
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.