First Suit Sent Off

26th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

I’d bought TFLS (The Fair Lady Scully) a new textile suit on eBay last year, but she hasn’t been out on the bike in it yet – she’s something of a fair-weather pillion, after all. So I’m sending that off to Scrubbers Leathers to get it properly immaculate before my good lady wife puts it  [Read full post…]

Kit Refresh – Scrubbers Leathers

25th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Number One Son turned up at the house the other day in new leathers. Except… after about a minute I realized they weren’t new leathers. He’d sent them away to be cleaned and, now they were back, they’re like a new suit. He’d got his second-hand Wolf leathers suit off eBay back when he passed  [Read full post…]

Harry’s no closer

24th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

You may recall that my friend Hogsback Harry had decided to get a second bike for the summer’s planned Spain trip – but, being Harry, was expecting to find a mint, low-mile Pan European, recently serviced and with a full history and brand-new tyres, for less than £1500. You might not be entirely surprised to  [Read full post…]

For whom the bell tolls

23rd February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Really struggling to get any proper work done today. I’m tight on time with the Sheffield trip looming, so I have to get a lot finished in the next few hour. But so far the doorbell has gone seven times. Already. Most days when I’m at home it doesn’t ring at all. And of course  [Read full post…]


20th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

I hate going into Basingstoke – or Basing-grad, as one friend calls it. I’ve visited it a couple of times in the past few months and it never gets any less frustrating. The client I need to see is tucked away in the town centre and, though the ring-road is almost useful, as you can  [Read full post…]

Sheffield here I come

18th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Have to do three days in Sheffield next week. It was supposed to be a one-day visit (though I’d probably have ridden up the day before and stayed over) but the job has grown, so I’ll be up there for a few days. I’m seeing this as a good thing – not just because my  [Read full post…]

The star of the show

16th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Spent Sunday at the London Motorcycle Show – normally I’d go on the Saturday of a show, but TFLS (The Fair Lady Scully) said she didn’t want to spend Valentine’s Day wandering round inside an aircraft hanger with a load of hairy bikers. I pointed out that there’d probably be some skinny girls in tight  [Read full post…]

The Ministry of Silly Talks

11th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Just been for a bit of product training – don’t worry, I won’t bore you with it (server stuff. Very heavy.) The guy doing the training was good… but he explained everything with a wacky analogy, like a monkey lecturing parliament. It wasn’t as if the four of us getting trained were new at the  [Read full post…]

Baggsy the bags

8th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Here’s a thought: as DA’s new CrossTourer has hard panniers, he won’t need his throw-overs. I have a suspicion they’ll fit on Number One Son’s Suzuki GSX-R600… If we can borrow them for the Spain trip, that could solve our luggage concerns and lead to a domestic détente, if it will persuade his mother that  [Read full post…]

Booking confusion?

6th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Here’s a thought… DA had booked the ferry for this summer’s Spain trip using the details of his dead CBF1000. Hope he’ll be able to update his booking with details of the new bike. Anyone else, I’m sure it’d be fine, but I’m half expecting to get a panicked phone call from him at any  [Read full post…]

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