I think this maybe the final purchase for the year now. An Evotech Performance grille to protect my headlight. I think it looks pretty cool. Easy to fit with some Allen keys.
Carving pumpkins and opening the front door to strangers in the dark, giving them sweets and hoping they dont vandalise anything. What fun.
Finally fitted my cheap bar end mirrors and removed the stock mirrors. I did need some Rizoma bar end adaptors and two M6 bolts. But all in all a very simple process with the right parts. Bar end mirrors lower the bike's profile down a little when stock ones are removed.
This week, I managed to get some protection added to the XSR. They are Yamaha Tracer bars but both bikes share the same frame and engine. Plus, they are a little larger than the XSR bars.
Charlotte is a cheeky, inspiring girl. She commands attention and loves to play. She enjoys her iPhone games and has started Minecraft.
Bought myself a radiator grille from Evotech Performance. Very easy to fit once you remove the silver side guards.
Due to my insurance allowing me to continue being insured with them, I bought a Yamaha XSR900. I'm still putting the finishing touches to it before the first ride, but here are a few images to start you all off.
It's been an eventful year, 2016-2017. After crashing my BMW 5-series in 2016, I had decided to buy a BMW R NineT motorcycle to beat the M25 traffic. It saved me hours of sitting in traffic, just to get to work. I bought a GoPro and recorded some sessions while riding. Videos. I even managed a South Coast UK Tour on my motorbike. Videos.
I went to Stockholm for a company conference and managed to turn it into a street photography opportunity. Photos.
And in the last month, I crashed and wrote off my R NineT on the motorway accident. This was also caught on camera by a dashcam, not by me. Watch the crash.
My career as a designer is morphing again. Once a graphic designer then web designer. In recent years this has turned into a UX/UI Designer. I'm enjoying the planning side of my work, and I have started to do less coding and more design planning. It's a sweet spot I intend to hold on to.
I'm now 44 years old and I'm regressing back to my teenage ideals. I recently bought a sporty little Corsa and a second car. I wonder if I still have a massive amp and speakers in the garage.
One of my intentions in this next year is to start clearing out my unwanted past. Boxed items, clothes, knick-knacks and some old books. I do love surrounding myself with lovely things but it's clouded with junk.
Time to move on.
My new run about. My winter commuting car. Only 1.2 litre, but good enough. I've never had a white car before - it reminds me of the 1980s.
I spent a whole year filming myself riding through traffic to work to find the time I needed to record an accident, my GoPro wasn't recording. Oh well. Luckily, another driver did manage to capture the accident I had. Generally, I'm fine. I have a slight back issue, some bruising and stiff neck. Other than that, the bike is a write-off. :-(
Already looking at new bikes.