R-Berts Rants

To dent repair, or not to dent repair, that is the question!

After the debarcle that was purchasing a replacment tank from ebay (Don’t ask, needless to say some people description of a very good dentless tank actually means it’s got two (dent one, dent two) whacking great dents in it).

I have spoken to a few repair companies and the consensus is that fill and paint is the answer. As I was going to paint the tank, and the rest of the bike anyway this seems the best way to go.

Found this video, in several stages, which shows a guy doing exactly what I’m wanting to do to exactly the tank I want to do it to, so will be giving this a go and see how I get on. Will…

SV650 The Road to Reinvention

SV650 N 2003

With many years biking experience on a variety of bikes ridden in all conditions – weather, physical, emotional – on road and occasionally track I realised I am looking for something new.

CBR 929 Fireblade 2001

My current main bike is a CBR929 Fireblade (John McGuiness review). A very nice bike but too pretty, too powerful, and too expensive to repair if I used it in anger and it went down the track (as happened with my previous Blade). It is an amazing bike that still make me feel good and smile whenever I take her out :).

This is great but gets me no closer to the something new.…