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Bob-a-Job for Chain Lube with Sdoc100

Anwendungsbild Sauber Sepp 300x184  Bob a Job for Chain Lube with Sdoc100

The new Clean Bob from Sdoc100 is a simple-to-use splash guard that prevents chain lube from soiling the tyre, wheel rim and/or swing arm when spraying the chain.

Until now, most riders have resorted to placing a piece of card behind the chain when applying lube, to protect the rear wheel and surrounding area from excess spray. This usually makes the application time-consuming, messy and awkward.

The Clean Bob catches excess spray that misses the chain. It is designed to fit onto the valve plate on top of most aerosol cans with a diameter of 57 mm.

It also leaves one hand free to rotate the rear wheel while spraying the chain (lube should only be applied with the engine off and the bike in neutral).

Once the Clean Bob is attached to the can, turn the nozzle towards the shield, position the Clean Bob behind the chain, near to the rear sprocket, and carefully spray a thin layer of chain spray on the inside of the chain, rotating the rear wheel until every link has been sprayed.

After use, the Clean Bob can be wiped clean or rinsed with SDoc100 Chain Cleaner.

Click here for details.

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Distinguish your Street Twin with SW-Motech

Bonneville T120 SWM LR 300x200 Distinguish your Street Twin with SW MotechSW-Motech has expanded its new Legend Gear luggage range to fit Triumph’s new Street Twin, as well as introducing a range of styling and functional add-ons and accessories for the new retro roadster.
Designed to suit the new wave of retro roadsters, Legend Gear luggage mixes a vintage look with modern materials  and a versatile and sturdy carrying system.
The bags are made from waxed canvas and robust Napalon synthetic leather for the proper vintage look, and the practicality needed for everyday use. PU coatings on the inside, plus waterproof inner bags and rain covers, keep contents well protected from the weather.
A unique military-style attachment system, with tough webbing loops and alloy hooks, means bags can be quickly and easily attached and removed from the bike – and each other – allowing riders to tailor the system to their needs.
Available for the Street Twin is the Legend Gear Side Bag Set £336.99 (including Side Carrier SLC) which fixes using discrete and lightweight pannier rails and the handy quick-lock system; the LT1 and LT2 Tank Bags (£69.99 / £110.99), plus the 17.5-litre LR1 and 48-litre LR2 Tailbags (£140.99 / £224.99).
Also available is an aluminium Engine Guard (£102.99), which helps protect the Street Twin’s engine casings from damage caused by gravel and other debris thrown up by the front tyre; a sturdy 27 mm Crashbar (£87.99), and a steel grill Headlight Guard (£87.99).
Other add-ons for the Triumph include: Mirror Extenders, Exhaust Header Pipe Protectors and GPS Mount Kits.
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Planet Explorer tours Scotland with SW-Motech

PlanetExplorer Saltire 225x300 Planet Explorer tours Scotland with SW MotechItalian  motorcycle journalist  & Planet Explorer presenter Luca Bracali has chosen SW-Motech luggage for his tour of Scotland.

Saltire Motorcycles fitted his Suzuki GSX-S1000F with a set of Blaze Panniers & a Slipstream tailpack, while Luca enjoyed a game of pool and a haircut in their Edinburgh showrooms!

Scotland is the globe-trotting Italian’s 9th destination, having previously visited countries as diverse as South Africa, Vietnam, Norway & the USA, where he records a series of short videos, showing where to go and what to see on a motorcycle tour.

See Episode 1 of his Scottish trip here; https://youtu.be/E5AMAAL-ZLI

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NC750 accessorised by SW-Motech

NC750X LR 300x200 NC750 accessorised by SW MotechHonda’s popular all-rounders were face-lifted for 2016, and SW Motech’s R&D department adapted their accessories to suit – making them one of the first after-market accessory specialists with bike-specific add-ons for the new models.
TraX EVO aluminium side and top cases are perfectly suited to the adventure-styled NC750X. Waterproof, made from corrosion-resistant aluminium with fibre-reinforced hinges, TraX side and top cases offer 37-45 litres of storage. Cases are attached with the new EVO Carriers; their patented Quick-Lock system means that not only the cases but also the carriers can be removed in seconds.
Riders can also opt for the Blaze Panniers, which combine the best features of soft and hard luggage. The system uses a clever, Quick-Lock rail system, which is discreet, lightweight and doesn’t add width. Quick and easy to fit, it needs no drilling or cutting, or the addition of any extra tubing, brackets of fixings; simply clamp the Quick Lock Mounts to the footrest hangers, push in the rails, slide on the panniers and clip in place. The rails can be removed in seconds, leaving only the discrete clamps behind, and the machine completely uncluttered. The Panniers are made from high quality 1680 Ballistic-Nylon, and feature a stiff construction to help maintain shape and make packing easier. They’re available in 28 and 42 litre capacity (per pair), and come complete with waterproof inner bags, reflective detailing and an optional cable lock for extra peace of mind.
  • For those needing additional carrying capacity the 13-litre Slipstream Tail Bag and expandable Enduro Strap-on Tank Bag complement both pannier sets perfectly.
  • A sturdy Engine Guard and Crash Bars are also available for the new models, as is a useful RAM Mount GPS Kit, and Centre Stand – making washing and maintenance much easier.
  • The rider can also tailor the Hondas with Mirror Extenders, a stainless steel Footrest Kit and KOBRA Hand-guards .

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SWM kit out XSR700

SW Motech has expanded its new Legend Gear range of luggage to include a kit for the Yamaha XSR700, as well as introducing a selection of functional accessories.

YAMAHA XSR 700 SWM LR 300x200 SWM kit out XSR700

Mixing vintage looks with modern materials, and with a versatile and sturdy carrying system, Legend Gear luggage is perfect for the new wave of retro roadsters like the XSR. Waxed canvas and robust Napalon synthetic leather construction gives the bags a vintage look, as well as the toughness needed for everyday use. PU coatings on the inside, waterproof inner bags and rain covers keep contents well protected from the weather too. The range uses a unique military-style attachment system, with tough webbing loops and alloy hooks, so bags can be quickly and easily attached and removed from the bike, and each other, helping riders to tailor the system to their needs.

Also available are;

  • Aluminium Front Spoiler, which shields the XSR’s engine casings from damage caused by stones and other road debris
  • Sturdy 27 mm Crashbar, protecting the fuel tank, fairing and engine;
  • KOBRA Handguard Kit
  • Click here for details
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CARRY ON TRIO FROM VENTURA

AfricaTwinLR 300x300 CARRY ON TRIO FROM VENTURAVentura has added trio of new machines to its Bike Pack System fitment list: Kawasaki’s 2015/16 Versys 650 and ZX-10R (2016) plus the new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.
Available for, and suited to, virtually any size and style of machine, Ventura Bike Packs combine the best features of soft and hard luggage: a sturdy rack-mounting system holds the load safely and securely, with a range of bags that slot quickly & firmly into place.
Light & compact, it is the ideal luggage choice for owners who need carrying capacity but want to retain their bike’s inherent agility.
The rack is attached using existing points on the sub-frame, adding minimal weight and without making the bike wider (like some panniers). The Pack’s unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for straps or bungees, so it’s quick and easy to attach & remove.
Packs come in a variety of styles and sizes – from a 35 litre weekend bag, to a massive 102-litre touring combination – and come with carry handles and shoulder straps for easy use off the bike.
Both Pack and Rack can be removed in seconds, leaving only the discrete L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting a pillion Grab Handle or a Sport Rack.
Ventura has also recently developed an Adjustable Pack-Rack for the system; one of the most significant evolutions to the system since its launch over 30 years ago. Using an elbow system, which pivots to allow the load to be carried closer to the machine’s centre of gravity when riding solo, or positioned to give a pillion ample room, the range of adjustment means that the rack can be fitted to another machine – no matter what size the tail unit is – by simply adjusting the elbow bracket fittings to suit.
For further details, prices and a full list of pack options, call Ventura on 01256 704909 or visit www.ventura-bike.co.uk.
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NEW Sdoc100 Total Cleaner Plus

SDoc100 Total Cleaner Plus 1 copy 168x300 NEW Sdoc100 Total Cleaner PlusA first in motorcycle care, SDoc100′s Motorcycle Gel Total Cleaner is now formulated to dry without leaving water stains or the need to dry with a chamois –  taking even more of the hard work out of bike cleaning.
As its name suggests, Sdoc Total Cleaner Plus offers a complete care system. Designed to clean and protect a motorcycle with one simple application, it removes the need for separate cleansers and corrosion inhibitors, and now removes the need for manual drying to avoid unsightly water spots/stains.
Sdoc100′s special gel formula clings to the target surface much longer than normal cleaners, allowing the highly active degreasers to remove even the toughest road grime. Its spray-on / rinse-off system eliminates the need for scrubbing, allowing even the most inaccessible areas to be treated.
Although tough on dirt, its pH neutral formula won’t damage sensitive surfaces,  so it’s safe to use on any machine. It also leaves behind an anti-corrosion layer to defend against salt and water damage, and a UV filter for protection against sun bleaching.
New formula SDoc100 Total Cleaner Plus is available in handy 1-litre spray applicator bottles and 5-litre refills.

Click HERE for details

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SW-Motech Legend Gear Luggage

Mixing vintage looks and modern materials with a versatile and sturdy carrying system, SW-Motech’s new Legend Gear luggage is perfect for the new wave of retro roadsters like Triumph’s Street Twin and the Ducati Scrambler.
Legend Gear actionLR 300x200 SW Motech Legend Gear Luggage
A combination of waxed canvas and robust Napalon synthetic leather gives the Legend Gear bags a proper vintage look, as well as the toughness needed for everyday use. PU coatings on the inside, waterproof inner bags and rain covers – made from 210D polyamide – keep contents well-protected from the weather too.
The range uses a unique military-style attachment system, with tough webbing loops and alloy hooks, so bags can be quickly and easily attached and detached from the bike and each other – the 0.8 and 1.2-litre LA1 and LA2 Accessory Bags and LA3 Smart Phone Holder can be hooked onto the larger bags, so the rider can tailor the system to their needs.
Both the 17.5-litre LR1 and 48-litre LR2 Tail Packs and matching 9.8-litre LS1 and 13.5-litre LS2 Panniers can be fixed to almost any bike, using the universal saddle strap. The military fixing system allows quick and easy height adjustment, to compensate for varying loads and allowing clearance for high-level exhausts and suspension units. Side and saddle bags are available separately so they can be mixed and matched to suit the bike’s design.
The LC1 & LC2 Side Bags (9.8/13.5-litres) fix using discrete pannier rails and a quick-lock system. Bike-specific kits for the BMW R nineT, Triumph Scrambler, Thruxton 900, Bonneville T100, Moto Guzzi V7 and the Ducati Scrambler are available now. Kits for the new generation Triumphs and Yamaha’s XSR are coming soon.
A matching Shoulder Strap can be clipped onto either panniers or tail packs, for easy carrying off the bike, and the LR1 Tail Bag also features rucksack straps.
Up front, there are two compact Tank Bags: the expandable, magnetic LT1, which offers a handy 3 – 5.5-litres capacity; and the 5.5-litre LT2, which attaches using the Legend Gear SLA Tank Strap. Made from matching canvas and robust Napalon, the strap offers a mounting place for the Accessory Bags and Smart Phone Holder, as well as the LT2 Tank Bag, and looks great on its own. It’s also bike-specific, so fits well and won’t move around whilst riding.

To view the full range CLICK HERE

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Ventura’s New Adjustable Pack-Rack

Ventura Adjustable Bike side LR 300x300 Venturas New Adjustable Pack RackVentura’s new Adjustable Pack-Rack is the most significant evolution of the popular motorcycle luggage system since its launch 30 years ago.

The updated system still attaches to the bike using L-Brackets that are tailor-made for the make and model. However, the Adjustable Rack replaces the range of Pack Racks required to fit the different width and height of various motorcycle tail units.

The new Rack works using an elbow system, which slots into the L-Brackets and bolts to the rack. The elbows pivot, allowing the Rack to mount forward or back to suit the rider, bike and pack – so it can be carried closer to the machine’s centre of gravity when riding solo, or positioned to give a pillion ample room when two-up.

The range of adjustment provided by the elbow system also means the rack can be fitted to a different motorcycle, no matter what size the tail unit. Simply adjust the elbow bracket to suit the new machine’s L-Brackets, attach and position the Rack-Pack as needed, then enjoy the unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment of the Ventura Packs.

Paul Dold, who founded Ventura, says: “The Adjustable Pack-Rack means our customers can use one rack across multiple bikes, and have flexibility when mounting the rack depending on taste and what packs are to be fitted. We believe this new mounting makes the Pack-Rack system the most versatile on the market.”

Ventura’s Bike Pack system combines the best features of soft and hard luggage: a sturdy rack-mounting system designed to hold the load safely and securely, and a range of soft and semi-soft bags – from a 35 litre weekend bag, to a massive 102-litre touring combination – that are lightweight, easy to handle off the bike and can be easily rolled up and stashed away when not in use.

It attaches using existing points on the sub-frame and doesn’t add significant weight or width. The Pack’s unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for straps or bungee cords, so it’s quick and easy to detach and reattach too.

Both Pack and Rack can be removed in seconds, leaving only the discrete L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting a pillion Grab Handle or a Sport Rack, designed for transporting small loads.

The new Adjustable Pack Rack retails at £59.00 and is compatible with any machine fitted with L-Brackets.

For further details and a full list of pack options, call Ventura on 01256 704909 or visit www.ventura-bike.co.uk.

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SW Motech CX Carbon Crash Bar

SW Motech CX Carbon Crash BarLR 300x200 SW Motech CX Carbon Crash Bar Developed specifically for the BMW R 1200 GS LC by SW-Motech in Germany, the CX crash bar is the world’s first production carbon crash bar for motorcycles.
Made from lightweight, highly impact-resistant, carbon composite, the CX weighs around half as much as a steel crash bar, yet offers just as much protection for the vulnerable cylinder heads and rocker covers on the GS.
Attaching to existing mounting points on the frame, using lightweight anodized alloy fixings – no messy metal brackets – the protectors are compact and narrow, giving maximum ground clearance. They’re also aerodynamically shaped, so have minimum impact on high speed stability.
CX bars are completely weatherproof – no steel components to corrode – and have a premium polished surface finish, so they look great too.
In addition, the GS rocker covers can be removed without having to remove the bars – a real time-saver during roadside repairs and servicing.
CX Carbon Crash Bars fit all 2013-on BMW R 1200 GS models. They come complete with all fittings and full instructions

Developed specifically for the BMW R 1200 GS LC by SW-Motech in Germany, the CX crash bar is the world’s first production carbon crash bar for motorcycles.
Made from lightweight, highly impact-resistant, carbon composite, the CX weighs around half as much as a steel crash bar, yet offers just as much protection for the vulnerable cylinder heads and rocker covers on the GS.
Attaching to existing mounting points on the frame, using lightweight anodized alloy fixings – no messy metal brackets – the protectors are compact and narrow, giving maximum ground clearance. They’re also aerodynamically shaped, so have minimum impact on high speed stability.
CX bars are completely weatherproof – no steel components to corrode – and have a premium polished surface finish, so they look great too.
In addition, the GS rocker covers can be removed without having to remove the bars – a real time-saver during roadside repairs and servicing.
CX Carbon Crash Bars fit all 2013-on BMW R 1200 GS models. They come complete with all fittings and full instructions.

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