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Fraser’s of Gloucester
Mantra Motorcycles – always a warm greeting and great service. Bring Hobnobs!
Parts & accessories (online & shops)
SW Motech – some really nicely-engineered kit here. I’ve had their top-bock rack on my last three bikes.
Azonic Solutions – indicator warning LEDs/buzzers.
HealTech Electronics – I’ve had one of their GIpro gear position indicators fitted to my last five bikes and their Speedo Healer fitted to my last two Blackbirds. Excellent kit, easy to fit, never goes wrong (in my experience).
Garmin – I loved my Quest. I used it for five years and it behaved faultlessly. The only reason I replaced it was that I couldn’t operate it with my motorcycle gloves on and the display was just to small to read easily on the bike. In fact it did several things the replacement TomTom unit couldn’t do, and was easier to use.
TomTom – I replace the Garmin with a Rider II which had a much larger touch screen, although the user interface wasn’t quite as good in my opinion. I was obliged to get rid of it when it became impossible to source a replacement cradle and I now use a Rider 410 which is Android-driven, but not quite as easy to use, especially trying to create and upload waypoints. My next sat nav purchase will be researched extremely thoroughly.
Allcap (Gloucester) – highly recommended for all sorts of fasteners you can’t easily find elsewhere.
Carl Salter’s Web site – manuals for download
Repair Manual Club – manuals for download
McMillan Williams Solicitors – although I live nowhere near Sevenoaks, I was recommended this firm’s services following a motorcycle accident. Philip Scarles dealet with my case efficiently and effectively, winning me a settlement I has very happy with.
AskMID (Motor Insurance Database) – check your vehicle insurance
Motorcycle Tester’s Manual (www.motuk.co.uk)
VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services) MoTInfo – check your MoT
Food and drink
Ken’s Breakfast Van (Hardwicke, Glos) – recommended
Suzi’s Web site