B-looming annoying – Ninja stripdown (part 2)

16 May 2016 Another week, another Ninja stripdown update! With the ECU, battery and alarm all housed in the sub-frame there was a lot of wiring loom in the way of getting the sub-frame off the bike. Aside from a retaining bracket┬ánot a…

Stunt framed race ninja build (part 1)

09 May 2016 As you may have seen here, my ninja is currently not very well and has been on life support for almost a year. I've had a lot of time to make some plans for her and after feeling super jealous…

Oh ****! I smashed the Ninja to bits

16 May 2015 Yeeeeeea, so... Something happened with the Ninja... On the way into work approaching a roundabout the guy ahead of me pulled away to take the first exit, I followed looking back across the roundabout to check it was clear. SMASH!…

Motorcycle Live 2014

01 December 2014 I took the day off on Friday and aimed the car in the direction of Motorcycle Live with Andy. We were both hoping the combination of it being a weekday and 'Black Friday' would mean It'd be less busy. Nope!…

Some Monday night throttle therapy

11 September 2014 It was a nice clear evening so we went out to feed the bikes their favourite countryside flavoured b-road asphalt. At some point we'll have to do a proper test to show just how much quicker Andy's 1198 is against…

How to enter a META alarm override code

08 September 2014 I needed to add a new alarm remote to my bike over the weekend. Instructions for this were pretty easy to find (How to add/introduce a new Meta alarm remote) but one of the first steps is "Enter the override…

ZX-6R presents ‘Fun with Threads’

26 August 2014 The Ninja is back on the road and sailed through its MOT with new brake pads, chain and sprockets. After taking it for a few rides I noticed the inside of the fairings were looking pretty oily and the level…

Okay ninja, I can take a hint

22 November 2013 So after work and a short ride to pick up some things for dinner, the ninja didn't want to start. It was a little low on fuel (the fuel light came on, on my way over from the office). Thinking…

ZX-6R Knocking (solved)

12 September 2013 Had some crap weather over the last few days and with the A4 still out of action the ninja had to see some rain. Today it started knocking/clunking, difficult to hear over the exhaust but quite loud and I could…

Service time! (for the first time)

01 May 2013 The ninja was overdue a little love and affection so I decided to give it a service, myself. Never serviced a bike before, but how hard could it be!? Turns out it's a piece of cake. The first step was…

Carbon look vinyl wrap ZX6R tail

28 April 2012 Only a very quick Ninja update; I had some left over carbon vinyl from redoing the recess on the A4's rear bumper and thought I'd put it to good use on the bike. Rear tail section is now 500% sexier,…

Track day at Rockingham

10 September 2011 After being knocked off my bike on a roundabout last week (which snapped my gear shifter), ordering a new one (and being sent a different shape for the wrong bike), last minute finding a sympathetic local welder (who also just…