Links

This section is currently under construction. Please bear with me whilst I organise my favourite motorcycling links for publication.


Dealers

Fraser’s of Gloucester

Thunder Road, Gloucester/Bridgend/Cwmbran – formerly Branson’s (original Bransons site here).

Dockside Superbikes, Gloucester

Haines, Cinderford, Glos

Skellerns, Cheltenham/Worcester


Bike mechanics

Mantra Motorcycles – always a warm greeting and great service.  Bring Hobnobs!

Tredworth Motorcycles, Gloucester


Performance & tuning specialists

Lee Motorcycles, Ledbury – I’ve used their services a few times and they’ve always been excellent.  Also on Facebook.

Race Developments, Gloucester

KM Custom Engineering, Gloucester


Parts

DynoJet UK (Power Commander)

Goodridge (brake hoses)


Parts & accessories (online & shops)

Buster’s Motorcycle Accessories

Bykebitz Motorcycle Accessories

David Silver Spares (Honda)

Fast Bike Bits

Ginger Parts

Halfords

Hein Gericke

J&S Accessories

Jester Trick Bits

LM Online Spares

M&P Direct

Motor World

Sound Distribution

Sports Bike Shop

Twigworth Breakers (Gloucester)

Wemoto Online Parts

Woody’s Sport Touring (Abercynon, Mid Glamorgan)


Luggage

Cargo

Givi

Oxford Products

SW Motech – some really nicely-engineered kit here.  I’ve had their top-bock rack on my last three bikes.


Maintenance

Oxford Products

Scott Oiler


Safety

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).


Sat nav

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.


Ear plugs

Howard Leight Fusion Reusable
I’ve tried a few different ear plugs and I’ve found that these were the best for comfort, noise attenuation and price.
Search Google or eBay for a supplier.


Fasteners

Allcap (Gloucester) – highly recommended for all sorts of fasteners you can’t easily find elsewhere.

BSR Aerotek (Chipping Campden, Glos)

Pro-Bolt “Tasty Nuts” (Tewkesbury)


Alarms

Acumen Electronics

Autocom

DataTool


Helmets/visors

Visors Worldwide


Intercoms

Autocom


Bike manuals

Carl Salter’s Web site – manuals for download

Repair Manual Club – manuals for download


Legal

Biker Defence Solicitors

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.

Motor Lawyers

Number plate regulations (DVLA)

The Law (www.begin-motorcycling.co.uk)

UK Speed Trap Guide


Insurance/MoT

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 Perry

Suzi’s Web site

Suzi’s fan site


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