December

70mph & the U turn

After 30 years of driving a car I went back to 2 wheels, did my CBT & DAS, the instruction was perfect - the trainee struggled. CBT was a bit of an eye opener & made me realise how over relaxed my driving was (I drive about 35K miles annually),no problem with braking angears but even on the 125cc the U turn was going to be my nemisis - but got through the day thoroughly enjoying every...

My bike test report

Like most, I too decided to spend a small fortune and do the DAS course with a company in Southend-on-sea. The first day was taken up with the CBT which I found quite easy. I havent ridden a bike for nearly 20 years so I was pleased with how at ease I felt. All was good with the figure of 8, U-turns, emergency stop etc. Even out on the road I felt very confident. After the first day and passing...

Dual purpose tyres for the Yamaha TDM

I own a year 2000 build TDM 850, live in Bribane Australia and ride as often as I can. My TDM has done over 120,000km and has given no trouble. I ride nearly every day and usually do a 500km loop somewhere around southern Queensland or Northern New South Wales on a Sunday. I like riding off road a bit, not trail work obviously with a TDM but gravel roads etc because it is more interesting. The...