Monthly Archives: March 2022

Honda X-ADV 750 – 21 Model —

With 7000 miles on the clock since last May she is going well as long as I don’t run her on neat E10 petrol – that’s when she becomes a bit ‘lumpy’ off the bottom end —

With the DCT clutches she has to accelerate smoothly from tickover as it is impossible to slip the clutch when increasing the revs .

A slight hesitation at this point gives you the feeling that she is going to stall. My answer is to grit my teeth and pay extra for higher octane E5 fuel – 50/50 E5/E10 is ok but neat E10 risks an embarrassing stall.

Somehow I don’t think that E10 petrol is going to save the planet as mpg is significantly less than with E5 so why are we being lumbered with it?

Quick edit; with the benefit of hindsight 🙃

Easy way out is to run her on Standard settings from cold these sub-zero winter mornings and switch to Sport once she’s warmed up. Simple eh 😁

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Posted by on March 18, 2022 in out and about


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When Life was Serious —

It wasn’t always about riding around on motorbikes and walking the dog —

In the mid-eighties I was working my arse off and in a moment of madness I put in a ‘Blind Offer’ for this lot you see on the barge above.

To my surprise and consternation my bid was accepted – so what do you do when you are a one man band and all of a sudden you become the owner of the concrete batching plant that was built for the sole purpose of manufacturing the biggest concrete drilling rig in the world?

As it happened I could have sold it ten times over – all I had to do was move it piece meal from the bare shores of Wester Ross to a more accessible part of the country and it sold itself.

Way to go –

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Posted by on March 15, 2022 in out and about



Honda X-ADV750 Swaps —

I rode the demonstrator X-ADV back to Ecurie M/C’s in Dundee yesterday —

This one —

And brought my own similar model home complete with virtually a full set of bodywork —

All supplied under Manufacturers Warranty. Guess who is a happy bunny —

Go on Don – you’ve got your bike back. Smile 😁
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Posted by on March 3, 2022 in out and about


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