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Maintenance Videos

How to Replace a Clutch Lever (Honda CBF 500)

We’ve all a dropped a bike or few, so easily done when new,
Your joy laying on it’s side, gone is all your pride,
Clutch lever broken in the fall, repeatedly you now stall,
Such a cheap repair, why did you not pack a spare?

A snapped lever is so common after an embarrassing drop of your bike. But fear not, replacing a clutch lever is a such a simply and quick job, that anyone can do it. No need to pay for garage labour, let me show you how to replace it in 5 mins with just a spanner and screwdriver. This is on a Honda CBF500, but many other bikes will be near identical.

It’s also a good plan to order a couple of replacements (these non-genuine levers were only £6.50 from M&P), so you can stow one under your seat in case you find yourself inconveniently stuck.

Note: this guide is for traditional cable clutches and not a hydraulic clutch.

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News Videos

Video Montage 2017 Highlights

A new year, but before we look forward, here are some of the highlights from 2017

A little late maybe, but that ruddy flu got me and has set me back.

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Sixth Sense Skills – Tip 20 (Peds)

So many close calls, can you predict what is about to happen? Reckon you would have the sixth sense skills to avoid these near misses?

So many

Unfortunately, this is the state of London today, too many people completely oblivious to their surroundings.

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Sixth Sense Skills – Tip 19 (Bad Obs)

I know my video output has been a bit sparse lately, but I do hope you’ll find this one interesting.

There’s clearly a number of lessons to be drawn from this video on planning ahead, avoiding distractions, maintaining safe distances, personal safety bubble and not carrying too much speed into situations. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Thankfully the rider only had an injured pride and some minor cosmetic bike damage.

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Sixth Sense Skills – Tip 18 (Super Close Call)

The holidays are most definitely over, it’s back to the serious business of not dying on the streets of London. I see a lot of stupid road users and I’m fairly immune (mentally) to most of it these days, but tonight things got very close. A proper brown pants, heart pumping, adrenaline gushing moment.

See if you can predict what is about to unfold. What would you have done?

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Sixth Sense Skills – Tip 17

It’s been a while since I last put up a Sixth Sense video, but this incident today was ripe for a fresh video. Enjoy!

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ELAM Ride Out Video

Some highlights from a recent ride out with the East London Advanced Motorcyclist (ELAM) group I’m with. A great day blitzing around Herts and Essex. Hope you enjoy it!

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Videos

Sixth Sense Skills 16

A full review of that Nautilus Stebel horn can be found here.

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Sixth Sense Skills – Tip 14 – Fail :(

What a shit morning. My biker sixth sense wasn’t with me today…

Whilst quietly filtering through some suburban traffic approaching the A13 I managed to drop the bike. Again. I was just about to start filtering past a queue of traffic when a car decides to do the same thing and pulls out on me. I panic braked, locked up front wheel and down she went. All very low speed (as usual), didn’t even hit other car, they just carried on oblivious. Grrr. Totally smashed the fairing, crash bars did their job, but various other bits are scuffed.

FazerSmashedFairingSept14

New fairing on order, but bit skint now, so do us a favour and click on some of my banners and affiliate links. Much appreciated.

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Sixth Sense Skills – Tip 13

In the clip I’m going to highlight an all too common hazard on the streets of London.