Waxing the boots

I'm giving parrafin wax a go on my Stylmartin boots. I want them to become waterproof. Initially, I have cleaned and sprayed the boots with a silicon based coating which impregnates the materials and will sit under the wax. 

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I warmed with a hair dryer and rubbed tea-light candle wax all over the boots. Further warming melts the wax and soaks into the stitching. 

 

Halvarssons Two Piece Suit

I thought I would treat myself to a proper motorcycle suit. I bought the Halvarssons Wolf Jacket and Wish pants.

I hate always having to carry waterproofs everywhere I ride and stopping every time it starts to rain. Having rain gear adds weight to my bag and feels so inconvenient.

This jacket and trousers are a laminate with a detachable thermal liner, so they are waterproof windproof and breathable. I look forward to wearing it during my M25 commute.

Halvarssons Wolf Jacket and Halvarssons Wish Pants
from MOTOLEGENDS in Guildford

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Fujifilm (MCEX-16) 16mm Extension Tube

Trying out my new Fujifilm MEX extension tube this month. I had third party versions of this, however they could never connect properly and would cause problems during shot taking. So I decided to cut my losses and purchase the proper one. It's so much better. The response time is amazing and I'm very happy with the results. I'm finding the Fuji 18-55mm and the 56mm are the best lenses with this 16mm extension tube - close enough and good focusing.

Here are a few shots so far.

Fuji MEX 16mm

Paint it black

After several attempts, I have managed to paint some metal pieces on the Yamaha XSR900. On the first attempts I hadt created a good enough key and needed to sand down the metal more. After coats of primer and satin black spray paint, I'm finally happy with the results. Considering I did it all in my ill-equipped garage, I'm very pleased with the results.

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