Summer Base Layer

Been hunting a good summer base layer shirt for years. Prefering one of the long sleeve variety, to limit sticky arms and random arm hair pulling šŸ˜¦ , it really narrowed down the choices. Had to breathe exceptionally well, wick away sweat, dry quickly, resist stinking and look n fit half decent even after several…

Nikwax – Waterproofing DWR

My Streetgaurd 3 jacket is entering it’s 3rd season, just got a new fat YKK Aquaguard main zipper and needed a good clean and rejuvinationĀ of it’s water-repelling capabilities. Having had great success with Nikwax’s glove treatment, actually the cream type for gloves and saddles where grip is necessary, it was only logical to try out…

Auto chain oiler – Scottoiler

Having been through 4 chains in 120,000km before switching to the 520 chain on the FZ1, I’d endured some trials and tribulationsĀ of chain maintenance and in the process gained some understandingĀ of what was and wasn’t working. Mostly, it wasn’t working. Starting out with spay on yamilube which worked well but didn’t last long, I tried…

Wickron Socks

Been through a LOT of socks and found plenty that fit well, were comfy and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Some did cost a bunch and some just didn’t fit right. One thing they all had in common was that they didn’t accomplish the task of wicking away sweat when things got active.…

Power Commander 3 – worthy mod?

PC3/BMCfilter/Subthottle plates supplied by Ivan’s performance What is the best mod you’ve done to your bike? Some would say tires, others suspension and the odd lunatic would praise the 50horse shot of NOS he just strapped on the rear seat of his tire melting, soon to detonate road monster!