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Ped Baker's blog: The Tinkerer

Published: 26 June 2009

Updated: 19 November 2014

Welcome to my blog. I’m the deputy editor of Motor Cycle News, fan of just about everything on two wheels and hopeless tinkerer.

I own five bikes:

  • Triumph X75 Hurricane
  • Ducati 748SPS
  • 1962 Vespa 125
  • Bultaco Sherpa 250
  • Honda XLV750R

I also have an SM-T on loan from KTM - but what the bikes I own have in common is they have all been subjected to varying levels of meddling and modification.

See below for updates on my latest adventures in amateur spannering - plus any other bits and bobs I happen to find interesting. 

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