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Suzuki Katana 1100

Our Bikes features – toys we've owned and played with

Bimota YB11 Superleggera 1996

Something exotic joins the shed

BMW K1 1989

Living with a BMW K1 - the perfect motorcycle for the Devo fan!



BMW K1100LT 1992

Adding an el-cheapo tourer the fleet via a 1700km road trip

Our allegedly cheap tourer heads to the workshop


Our 'new' uber tourer

Big workshop job – but worth it

BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar 1989


Picking up the very used toy from the Northern Territory and riding home to Melbourne – some 2300km away (May 2020)

Fly-ride in the Northern Territory, Australia

Refurb Time

BMW R1150GS 2001

Ze Panzer joins the fleet

Settling and fettling for a roadworthy cert

BMW R1150GS 2002

Cheap & cheerful purchase for the Darwin run

BMW R1150GS x 2

Living with the big twins

BMW R65 1979

Growing old gracefully

Final debrief after 16 years of ownership

Ducati 860 GT

Sorting the ignition

Ducati 916 – 1 (1998 model)

Getting a taste of Italy

Quarter century seduction

Time for a new clutch

Ducati 916 – 2 (1994 Varese build)

Let's get another one

Jumping through hoops (to get on the road)

Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird 1996

The Homing Blackbird

Blackbird rejet

By the numbers - nine years and counting


Honda CBR900RR FireBlade 1992


Our first-model FireBlade has left the shed after being in residence for several years. Here's what we thought of it. (June 2020)

Honda CB750-4 K1 1971

It took several decades to once again throw a leg over a Honda CB750-Four - was it worth the wait?

Foiled - messing around in the shed

Honda CBX1000 1981

Big 6 bought at auction and now we have a great project

It's on the road!

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing 1975

Part 1...getting it up to speed during lockdown

Part 2...on the road

Part 3...on speaking terms

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing 1975, take 2!

The great owner manual hunt

Prepping for the epic ride

Twin Wings – yep, there are 2 in the shed!

Honda GL1000 trivia

Chasing that obscure service tool

Honda GL1500CF Valkyrie Interstate

Look who's back in the shed

Honda XBR500

Fleshing out the single-pot section of the shed

Indian Chief 1947



Building up your very own Springfield Chief (includes a quick video)

Indian Chief Vintage 2009

Adding a Kings Mountain to the shed

Electrical surprise stops progress

Eight years on and we're still happy, plus new rubber at last

Kawasaki Turbo GPz750E

Turbo territory

Kawasaki GPz900R

The buy-fly-ride experience



Kawasaki ZRX1200R 2003


Getting some green - new toy in the shed

Paint for Cousin Eddie

Kawasaki ZX-12R

Filling out the nutter end of the shed

Getting to know our latest superhero

MV Agusta F4 1000 Nero

Sharp Italian in a sharp suit

Norton Commando Mark 3

Adding another brand to the shed

Sceen play

Need a decent touring screen? Talk to the Americans

Seventies vibe

Working on the Honda CB750-Four, Norton Commando and Honda Gold Wing

Sunbeam S7 1947

Rebuilding the wounded S7 part 1

Back on the road - part 2

It took how long to fit the airfilter cover?

Suzuki GSX1100ET 1980

Part 1 - buying one

Part 2 - Top End Traumas

Heart Transplant

Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa 2003

Meet Hannibal

Suzuki GSX-R1100G

Not quite what it seems

Suzuki GSX-R750F 1985

A bit of TLC needed

Suzuki Katana 1100 1981

Chasing & buying a Kat

On the tools

A Ute-Load of Kats

Suzuki TS185ER 1985

The best $900 we ever spent!

Triumph Daytona Super III 1994 T300

Up and downs and ups with the big triple

Triumph Speed Triple 900

Handsome brute

Take 2 – getting sorted

Fresh air for the Speed Triple

Triumph T160 Trident 1975



Buying the T160

Sorting out the forks

Close encounter with a kangaroo

Yamaha FZR1000 1987 Castrol 6-Hour replica

Part 1 – strip

Part 2 – that looks nasty

Part 3 – engine running

Part 4 – finally we hit the road!

Yamaha GTS1000

Part 1 - buying Casper

Part 2 - getting it on the road

RADD take 2 – we buy another, years later

Yamaha SR500 1978

Single Solution - sorting the SR

New fork gaiters – how hard can it be?

Yamaha SRX600

Going single


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