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Castrol 22495170 4L Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-30 Oil
Castrol 22495170 4L Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-30 Oil
Offered by Nielsen CDG
Price: £30.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what is says on the tin, 20 Jan 2013
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Own a 1994 Honda CB500 which has just clocked up 105,000 miles and which I now use mainly for scratching around country lanes very, very early on weekend mornings. I've always used fully synthetic oil and change it every 4,000 miles. Thought I'd use this oil in view of the claims made about acceleration, etc. I would have to say, I certainly noticed the difference and so have just ordered another. Don't know if the difference is more noticeable because it's a lower powered bike. The only comment is, for the first time ever I had to top up the oil before the 4,000 miles was up (hence 4 stars), so keep an eye on your oil level. May be a coincidence in view of the bike's high mileage.


Pack Your Bags and Get Out!
Pack Your Bags and Get Out!
by David Clarke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what it seems., 15 Dec 2012
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Very disappointed with this book. I was expecting a travel book but instead the majority of this book is an autobiography covering his childhood, how he didn't get on with his neighbours, how many central heating systems he's fitted, holidays in America, his unsuccessful attempt at running his own business and how tough it was in the old days. All very well and good, but don't mask it as motorcycle travel book. What parts of the book did cover the journey were quite bland and I got the impression the trip was a rush to get home because of the appalling weather.


Panasonic Dentacare EW1211 Rechargeable Oral Irrigator
Panasonic Dentacare EW1211 Rechargeable Oral Irrigator
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Price: £57.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the extra, 7 Jan 2012
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I've had this for 14 months now and it's still going strong. Previously had 2 waterpiks but neither of them lasted more than three months. This is definately worth the extra cost. My Dental Hygienist is very impressed with the resluts and now doesn't want to see me for another year, so that's saved me a £50 visit. I only use the jet mode but I've been advised I should also use the mode that includes air, as apparently the air helps kill the bacteria. Either way, you have the option with this model. Generally needs two fills of the container to get the job done but this is no hastle. Charge last well and the non-contact charging system (like electric toothbrush) is handy and I think is probably the reason why the product lasts so long as it's a sealed unit. When this does eventually pack up, I'll certainly be buying another one. Recommended.


Overland to India: An 8400 Mile Adventure on a 55-year-old Motorcycle
Overland to India: An 8400 Mile Adventure on a 55-year-old Motorcycle
by Gordon G. May
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The hard way., 24 Mar 2011
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The book is written in a daily diary format but still manages to capture the essence of the journey in a book-like manner. It is well written and the diary format is not at all tedious to read (unlike Mondo Enduro). Although it was hotels all the way, riding a 55 year old british motorcycle is in my opinion definately the hard way to travel, even if the engine did have uprated parts, so the spirit of adventure was definately there. A very enjoyable book.

The only problem I had with the book, was literally the book. Everytime I turned the page, the page fell out. Still, it made it easy to start from where I had left off.
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One Brit, One Bike, One Big Country
One Brit, One Bike, One Big Country
Price: £1.92

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read, 24 Mar 2011
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I'm going along with all the other reviews so far and say that it is a very enjoyable and well written book. Enough detail to keep you interested and a good balance between the bike, trip, country and people. What endeared me to the writer was that he was camping for most of the trip, rather than touring on his credit card, which gave a better feeling of an adventure. You do not need to be a Harley Davidson owner or even interested in bikes to enjoy this book, you just need to be interested in other people's travels.
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Life is a Road, the Soul is a Motorcycle
Life is a Road, the Soul is a Motorcycle
by Daniel B. Meyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stories from a six foot, three hundred pound Texan., 14 Jun 2010
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This is not a novel, an adventure book or a how to book. It's some short stories of the author's experiences and general thoughts of an American riding through the Interstates and Highways of the US. Within the stories, the detail can be a little repetitive and the format of each story tends to be the same. There is a lot of detail about breakfasts, diet coke and fried chicken, and I lost count of how many times he referred to himself as a three hundred pound American biker dude, which he seems very proud of. Having said that, he does capture the essence of riding a bike, certainly knows his bikes and has a passion for riding bikes, which is evident throughout the book. I think the price of the book is a little steep in terms of value for money.


Running With The Moon: A Boy's Own Adventure - Riding a Motorbike Through Africa
Running With The Moon: A Boy's Own Adventure - Riding a Motorbike Through Africa
by Jonny Bealby
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I get buy with a little help from my friends., 11 Aug 2009
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This is a well written and interesting adventure travel book which I can readily recommend. In these types of adventure books, there always seems to be a heavy reliance on strangers bailing them out after getting into difficulty, and this adventure traveller is no exception. So much so, that he seems to have elevated being bailed out into an art form, as he makes one harebrained decision after another in order to be adventurous and in the hope that it will all be alright in the end. Whether this type of behaviour detracts or enhances the reading enjoyment of the book is up to you.


Mondo Enduro: The Ultimate Adventure on Two Wheels - 44,000 Miles in 400 Days
Mondo Enduro: The Ultimate Adventure on Two Wheels - 44,000 Miles in 400 Days
by Austin E. Vince
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So so Mondo, 4 Jun 2009
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Not a particularly entertaining book but it is an interesting one. It's a day by day diary style account of seven guys setting out to travel around the world on motorbikes, even though most of the travellers didn't make it past day 66 of the adventure. The benefit of this diary style format is that there aren't great chunks of the travel missed out, as in some other motorcycle adventure books. The down side is that it lacks a central story line that hooks you and pulls you along through the journey. Also, the writing style is tedious much of the time, e.g. "Her inquiry about the pulchritude of Russian girls was answered effusively in the affirmative". This combined with the frequent use of their private in-words such as "blending" and "Jacksons", gives the book the impression of public school jolly hockey sticks, which also doesn't help in drawing you into the adventure. Unfortunatley, the tedious, repetative nature of the daily diary and the writing style meant that I failed to continue reading it after 250 of the 486 pages.
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Uneasy Rider: Travels Through a Mid-Life Crisis
Uneasy Rider: Travels Through a Mid-Life Crisis
by Mike Carter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

4.0 out of 5 stars That's the way to do it, 19 May 2009
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This is the way to do it. Take a course for a week in Wales on how to ride a motorbike and take your test at the end, go and buy the ubiquitous off road BMW, work for the Observer newspaper as a Sub Editor and persuade them to let you travel Europe for 6 months while getting paid for writing articles about your adventures. I for one am very glad he did.

The hook for the journey is getting over a recent divorce and suffering a mid-life crisis at the age of 42, which apart from being the answer to the world and everything, also appears to be a significant number in his life. The journey is not a hard core adventure as such, as its all hotels, alcohol and civilisation with a hint of danger, but it's something that you think you could emulate (no Visas are required) if you could only just find the time and money.

The writing is very entertaining, the anecdotes are first rate and the balance between the bike, mid life crisis and the journey is pretty much spot on. This book is an excellent read.


Jupiter's Travels
Jupiter's Travels
by Ted Simon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 7 May 2009
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This review is from: Jupiter's Travels (Paperback)
Not a travel log, not a tourist guide and not a how to manual, more a well-written novel of a journey and its affects on the traveller. As such, you don't have to be a motorcycle enthusiast or even wish to travel the world on a motorbike to enjoy this book.

Although travelling mostly on his own, his job as a journalist for the Times newspaper and their sponsorship of the journey, ensures that doors open for him that would not be available to the average traveller. This, along with the worldwide support from the Meriden motorcycle factory, changes the perspective of the journey somewhat, but doesn't detract from the experiences and overall accomplishment. Throughout the novel, "Jupiter" tries to exorcise the demons of his preconceptions and built in prejudices towards the inhabitants of every county and continent he travels through, which does overwhelm the novel on occasions, but helps to put his experiences into context.


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