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The Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmet Review

17th October 2018 | Comments Off on The Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmet Review

The Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmet Review

The Uber Mugello motorcycle helmet is one the the most affordable brands around and we give it 10/10 for value for money. Here in the UK the only thing you need to wear (from legal point of view) is your motorcycle helmet, and is without doubt the single most important thing you can buy,  it’s also without doubt most important thing you’ll ever purchase (from a motorcycle owner point of view). Uber have released their latest range of affordable motorcycle clothing. Uber motorcycle clothing is proof that affordable does not me low quality Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmetor poor fit. Uber’s core values are concentrated on quality, value, finish and of course value for money. Uber’s motorcycle clothing are some of the best value for money motorcycle products around. On closer inspection the Uber Mugello helmet displays a level of passion from the manufacturers, in fact these products could have been easily mistaken for products 5 times the price. A removable interior is a must on any modern helmet and is particularly important when using your bike on daily basis, the removable interior makes it easier to clean. The Uber Mugello motorcycle helmet has a washable / removable lining so it will stay fresher and cleaner for much longer.

Customer Reviews :

  • Amazing quality, would recommend .

  • Very happy with my first Uber helmet.

  • Well priced for the the standard of quality.

  • Got the Mugello as a birthday gift from my wife, could not believe how much it was – in a good way.

  • Little or no noise on motorway runs, I have spent twice this on lesser helmets.

  • More than enough space in the helmet for my intercom.

  • We live in a world where big brand names are rammed down our throats, but Uber have demonstrated that quality does not need to be sacrificed when it comes to price.


Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmet

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The Official BMW R1200GS Adventure Workshop Manual

15th October 2018 | Comments Off on The Official BMW R1200GS Adventure Workshop Manual

The Official BMW R1200GS Adventure Workshop Manual

The BMW R1200GS Adventure like any other motorcycle or car, there are a number of issue that can arise, by downloading the official BMWBMW R1200GS Adventure Workshop Manual R1200GS Adventure workshop manual, these problems can easily be addressed.

This fully comprehensive manual covers all know aspects of repair for the BMW, thousands of pages of text and images to help aid you in getting you motorcycle back on the road.

These official workshop manuals are the same manuals that your BMW dealer uses, they are very in-depth and have simple step by step instructions for any size of project.

BMW R1200GS Adventure common problemsThis manual can help out with common problems such as piston failure, fuel leaks, engine noise, shaft drive leaks and grumbles, switchgear failures, leaking water pumps, screen repair and replacement, bearing damage and repair on the front and rear, and much much more.
It’s safe to say repairs on BMW motorcycles can be a little pricey, that said most of the costs lie in labour costs, by downloading this official BMW R1200GS Adventure workshop manual you can eliminate most of the hefty bill.

If your R1200GS Adventure has a minor or major problem, or you are just wanting to service your bike and need to know a specific measurement, this workshop manual is the answer.

This manual has been developed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, so please make sure you have access before purchasing.

Area covered but not limited to

  • General Information

  • Periodic Maintenance

  • Fuel System

  • Cooling System

  • Engine Lubrication System

  • Engine Removal & Installation

  • Crankshaft & Transmission

  • Wheels and Tires

  • Brakes

  • Suspension

  • Frame

  • Electrical System

  • Fault Finding

  • Traction Control

  • ABS

The official BMW R1200GS Adventure workshop manual Contains: Exploded diagrams for parts, comprehensive technical specifications, detailed images, parts information such as identifiers, special tool requirements, comprehensive torque settings, electrical system information, wiring maintenance schedules plus so much more.

By clicking the buy now button below you will future proof your pride and joy, by eliminating any repairs or servicing costs.


Alfa Romeo 147 Common Problems

14th October 2018 | Comments Off on Alfa Romeo 147 Common Problems

Alfa Romeo 147 Common Problems

alfa romeo 147 dashboard warning lights

If you are in the market for an Alfa Romeo 147, here are some Alfa Romeo 147 common problems that you should keep an eye out for. First check to see if the car has been in an accident, the common tell-tale signs are the panel gaps, trim around the doors and windows that may overlap, if they seem to be a poor fit, the car may have had a checked passed, other things to check would be the colour match, if one or more panels don’t seem to match up alarm bells should sound.

If you have decided to continue to purchase, accident or not here are some more pointers to look out for.

Despite common belief 147’s are fair reliable cars (if regularly serviced and cared for of course), but as with most cars, we need to be aware of several points before purchasing. Alfa Romeo 147 dashboard warning lights are the first place to look for a neglected 147, take a mental note of anything that looks out of the ordinary, so at a later date you have research the issue, most of the time these may be something minor, but this maybe something worth remembering.

Also, Alfa Romeo 147 common problems include the fact that the Alfa engines use a fair amount of oil, if you can check the oil (via dipstick) and there is little Alfa Romeo 147 Common Problemsor no oil there, it may be time to walk away as this is a good sign of neglect, this could cause other issues such as engine oil pressure low light to display. Cam belts on 147’s need to be replaced every 70,000 mile mark, but Alfa Romeo has recently said this should be near 35,000 mile mark, so our advice is to get this done as soon as possible. Cam variator can cause the Alfa to rattle a little, especially on the 4 cylinder models, we advise changing this when you replace the cam belt, another thing to consider replacing is the water pump while working on the cam belt, these water pumps are not the most robust as the impeller normally cracks as they are made from weak plastic.

Remember the twin spark has 8 spark plugs and at £10 each and replacing every 55,000 miles can become a little pricey. If you get a chance to test drive your new 147, and you think it’s a little sluggish, it may be need an air flow meter, these can cost over £100.

All the Alfa Romeo models usually have good gearbox’s and clutches, but if you if you are suspect, remember a poor clutch will bite at the end of it release, as for the Alfa Romeo 147 Clutch these are self-adjusting, so this will show the clutch is worn and will need replacing soon. Although the gearboxes are bullet proof, it would be worth checking to see that the gear change is sooth during test drive, any signs of clucking may be a warning sign.

This is our rundown of the Alfa Romeo 147 common problems, if you need any further advice please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you have already purchased the Alfa Romeo 147 or plan to do so, maybe consider downloading our fully comprehensive Alfa Romeo 147 workshop manual, this will aid you with repair and servicing.

If require parts for your Alfa Romeo, we recommend Spare Parts Store 24 or Euro Car Parts.


Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S Sat Nav Review

13th October 2018 | Comments Off on Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S Sat Nav Review

Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S Sat Nav Review


Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S Sat Nav Review

This 5 inch dual orientation Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S Sat Nav, is one of the simplest satellite navigation systems to use on the market. The Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S come complete with a lifetime of maps of the UK, Ireland and Western Europe, in fact it has maps for a total of 24 countries. Features include : driver alerts, live traffic and real-time information  and parking for a more stress free journey. Clear friendly voice navigation with a non-clutter on screen


  • Come pre-loaded with very detailed maps of 24 counties

  • Free lifetime maps updates

  • Free Lifetime Live Traffic updates

  • Alerts for dangerous curves, speed changes, railroad crossings, animal crossings, school zones, speed cameras and much more

  • Driver lane assistant including junction view eases navigation of  junctions

  • Real world directions that provides guidance using landmarks and traffic lights

  • Up to date parking information for off and on street parking at your destination

  • Route Share – Share your journey / route with friends and family

  • Points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants and attractions updated and rated via TripAdvisor & Foursquare

We recommend downloading the Garmin Smartphone Link app after purchase and using it with the GPS. This can dramatically improve journey time as the app updates via your phone to allow you to get to your destination, avoiding accidents, road works and so on.


Customer Reviews :

  • Researched all sat navs and this Garmin seemed the best.

  • Generally good all round

  • Excellent price.

  • Easy to setup.

  • Followed instructions carefully and downloaded initial Garmin software as can only register online. Unfortunately none of the reviews mentioned that you needed an up to date PC. My oldish PC would not download NET which apparently is essential in order to even register the thing let alone update the maps which were out of date already.

  • Very disappointed that Garmin do not publicise the need for a new PC to even register their products.

  • Used this machine for the first time on a trip to see family, worked perfect, easy to use.

  • My previous sat nav was a TomTom. I was looking for a replacement with more user friendly support software at a reasonable price and this product is ideal.

  • So easy to setup, we have two, one for me and one for my wife and it’s so easy to update and manage multiple devices.

  • It has lane guidance for junctions and gives clear instructions about upcoming turns.

  • Only slight negative I’ve found is the default size of the screen map display which is a bit small for my liking but there is a plus/minus button at the side of the screen,I find increasing the size by a single push on the plus does the job.

  • An address programmed in to one device can be shared with the second device, no need to program the address in to both separately.

  • Wish I had one ages ago. Far superior to my older other make.

  • This was a replacement for my previous Garmin.

  • This updated version was much simpler to use.

  • Easy to use and has been accurate, so no complaints.



Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S Sat Nav Review

The Streetwize Heavy-Duty Car And Bike Battery Charger Review

12th October 2018 | Comments Off on The Streetwize Heavy-Duty Car And Bike Battery Charger Review

Streetwize Battery Charger Review

streetwize battery charger instructions

The Streetwize 6v & 12v 8 Amp battery charger is not only well priced, but also one of the best around. It’s not the fastest charger available, but is great value for money. The chargers clamps are fully insulated, the charger leads are an adequate length and the user interface is very easy to use. The Streetwize plastic cased battery charger is one of the best chargers of it’s kind, this heavy-duty battery charger is double insulated, protects against thermal overloads and reverse battery connection. This robust charger will charge the battery of your motorcycle, car or lawnmower. The LEDs show the current charging levels.  This charger is suitable for  lead acid batteries only.



streetwize battery charger instructions