Hein Gericke, Oxford – Update

December 11, 2010

As promised in this post, here is a update on the new Hein Gericke store opening near Oxford on the A40 at the Eynsham roundabout.. It’s open 😀

Here are their contact details,


Hein Gericke Oxford, Eynsham Roundabout, Eynsham, Oxford. OX29 4EN

TEL. 01865 883307

E.mail oxford@hg-shop.com


Being located where it is, it has brilliant access and apparently has excellent parking facilities.  I shall have to pop down there sometime soon and have a nose round 😀

Here’s an online copy of their latest catalogue, just in case you fancy a nose.. (well, Christmas is just round the corner!!!)

Oh and talking of Christmas, they even do a Christmas Wish List you can print off and give to those closest to you 😀

Living In The UK And Buying Gear From New Enough In The States

September 11, 2010

I’m on NewEnough.Com‘s mailing list even though I live here in the UK and was wondering how the cost of buying something from them and getting it shipped here to the UK would pan out.. So I’ve just checked and these are my findings with one style of ladies jacket.

The jacket in question is this one..  Click on the photos to be taken to their website

Joe Rocket Yamaha Branded Gear Women’s Luv Textile Jacket

Here are the specs on it..

  • Hitena® textile shell
  • C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector
  • Variable Flow™ ventilation system
  • Removable insulated vest liner
  • Sure Fit™ adjustable waistband
  • 8” zipper for pant attachment
  • Reflective stripe
  • Official licensed Yamaha® product
The retail price for the jacket is $229.99 but it’s on sale at $149.99 at the moment which works out at about £98!  ($/£ conversion rates will of course be subject to change) Shipping to the UK would be $59.58 (£38.81) which isn’t bad considering what’s being sent.  So for approximately £140 you can get one shipped here.
Why am I doing this?  Well, I like to be an individual and not have the same gear as anyone else, and condsidering Joe Rocket gear is barely sold in the UK what better way of standing out from the crowd than wearing something which isn’t seen about much here..
There’s one other consideration for me though….. I rather like that jacket 😉

Joe Rocket Gear For Girls In The UK

May 24, 2009


This is one great looking Joe Rocket Textile Jacket for us girls in the summer..

It is available from TopGear Superstore, here in the UK, and is currently on offer at £121.49, reduced from £134.99, with free delivery.  Click on the images to be taken to the pages on their website.

I particularly like the black one, with the purple running a very close second, although the purple would be out of the question with my current bike as the colour would clash!! 🙂

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Black

I particularly like the design on the sleeve, adding that touch of individuality.

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Paste

The jacket has a Free-Air poly/mesh outer shell which gives maximum ventilation and has a removable spine pad as well as CE rated armour in the shoulders and elbows.  The jacket has a removable waterproof liner, which helps to make a stunning looking jacket a very versatile piece of kit.

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Blue


  • Free-air™ poly/mesh shell
  • C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector
  • Removable waterproof liner
  • Sure Fit™ adjustable waistband
  • 8″ zipper for pant attachment
  • Reflective stripe
  • Available in sizes from XS – XL

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Back

Have You Heard Of New Enough?

February 11, 2009

If you are looking to buy some new gear you can’t go far wrong than taking a look at the New Enough website.  These guys are offering deals which really cant be missed out on!

Established in 1998, New Enough started out life as a motorcycle leather exchange business and has quickly grown into two 20,000 square feet of climate controlled warehouse space at Shallowater Texas. 

The almost family run company now focuses on selling ‘current year’ closeout gear sourced from distributors.  By being able to buy these closeout, or end of range lines as we in the UK call them, in bulk at heavily discounted prices they are able to pass these savings on to their customers.

They stock a full range of  motorcycle gear including jackets, trousers, gloves, boots and helmets for both men and women, plus a range of children’s clothes and helmets as well as parts and accessories.

I know these guys are based in the USA but they do post worldwide, and given the prices they are selling this kit off at you may be able to pick up a bargain no matter what country you are in.  I know there are a few items in their range that I really like 🙂

They actually try all the gear themselves and write a review of what they think about it, so you won’t find the normal ‘catalogue type reviews’ found on other sites.  It’s a personal opinion which I think is so much better.

You can find their latest BEST DEALS here.

And their own CLOSEOUT SECTION where there is many a brilliant bargain to be had.

Here are a few of the great money saving deals they have as of 11th Feb 2009.  Obviously the range will change regularly as new stock comes in and older stock is sold out.  

If you are looking at buying something then make sure to check your size is available, especially in their own closeout section and don’t forget to check the shipping costs too.  Click on the links to be taken direct to their website.. 

Joe Rocket Honda CBR Textile Jacket

Joe Rocket Honda CBR Textile Jacket

New Enough Price $129.00

Teknic Lightening Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Teknic Lightening Leather Jacket

New Enough Price $99.99

Sidi Vertigo Corsa Air Boots

Sidi Vertigo Corsa Air Motorcycle Boots

New Enough Price $329.00

Fieldsheer Razor Leather Motorbike Jacket 

Fieldsheer Razor Leather Motorcycle Jacket

New Enough Price $314,95

The last item in my mini selection is the Power Trip Vamp Women’s Textile Jacket. I fell in love with this the second I saw it! I just love it for it’s individuality!

Power Trip Vamp Woman's Textile Jacket

Ladies Power Trip Vamp Textile Jacket

New Enough Price $85!!!!!!

That kind of price just made me fall in love with this jacket even more!!

Go on, have a nose round their site, they have some terrific not-to-be-missed deals on there!



Lowering Kits From M & P (UK)

January 29, 2009

M & P do a fantastic range of ride height adjuster kits if you need to lower your motorbike so it is a better fit for you. 

The kits, which come supplied with full fitting instructions, allow you to modify the height of the machine by either changing the shock linkages or the shock heads. 

Although you can fit them yourself they do recommend fitting by a specialist workshop, especially if you have any doubts about your ability to fit the kit correctly. 

Motorcycle lowering kits are supplied, by M & P for the following motorcycle models


650 (Pegaso), 650 (Pegaso (Fuel Inj)), RSV 1000 (Factory), RSV 1000 (Mille), RSV 1000 (Mille), RSV 1000 (Mille R), RSV 1000 (Tuono), RSV 1000 (Tuono)


F 650, F 650 (Funduro), F 650 (Scarver), G 650 (XCountry), G 650 (XMoto), F 800, F 800, R 850, R 1100, R 1100, R 1150, R 1150 (Adventure), K 1200, K 1200 (K40), K 1200 (Sport), R 1200, R 1200 (Adventure)


1000 (XB9R Firebolt), 1200 (XB12R Firebolt)


650 (Raptor), 650 (V-Raptor), 1000 (Raptor), 1000 (V-Raptor), Honda XL 125 (Varadero), XR 125, CBF 500, CBF 500 (ABS), CB 600 (Hornet), CB 600 (Hornet), CB 600 (Hornet ABS), CB 600 (Hornet Faired), CBF 600, CBF 600 (ABS), CBF 600 (Faired), CBF 600 (Faired ABS), CBR 600 (F), CBR 600 (F), CBR 600 (RR), CBR 600 (RR), NTV 600 (Revere), FMX 650 (Supermoto), NT 650 (Deauville), NTV 650, XL 650 (Transalp), VFR 750, VFR 800, VFR 800 (ABS), CB 900 (Hornet), CBR 900 (Fireblade), CBR 900 (Fireblade), CBF 1000 CBF 1000 (ABS,) CBR 1000 (Fireblade), CBR 1000 (Fireblade), XL 1000 (Varadero), XL 1000 (Varadero), XL 1000 (Varadero ABS), CB 1100 (X-11), CBR 1100 (Blackbird),


EX 500 (GPZ500S), KLE 500, ZX 600 (ZX6R), ZX 600 (ZX6RR,) ZX 600 (ZX6RR), ZX 600 (ZZR600), ZX 636 (ZX6R), ZX 636 (ZX6R), ZX 636 (ZX6R), ER 650 (ER6N), ER 650 (ER6N ABS), EX 650 (ER6F Faired), EX 650 (ER6F Faired ABS), KLE 650 (Versys), KLE 650 (Versys ABS), ZR 750 (Z750), ZR 750 (Z750), ZR 750 (Z750 ABS), ZR 750 (Z750S Faired), ZR 750 (ZR7), ZR 750 (ZR7S Faired), ZX 900 (ZX9R), KLV 1000, ZR 1000 (Z1000), ZR 1000 (Z1000), ZR 1000 (Z1000 ABS), ZX 1000 (ZX10R), ZX 1000 (ZX10R), ZX 1200 (ZX12R), ZG 1400 (GTR1400), ZX 1400 (ZZR1400), ZX 1400 (ZZR1400 ABS).


640 (Duke 2), LC4 640 (Supermoto), 990 (Superduke).


GS 500, GSF 600 (Bandit), GSF 600 (Bandit), GSF 600 (Bandit Faired), GSF 600 (Bandit Faired), GSR 600, GSX 600, GSX 600, GSXR 600, GSXR 600, GSXR 600, RF 600, DL 650 (V-Strom), GSF 650 (Bandit), GSF 650 (Bandit Faired), GSF 650 (Bandit Faired ABS), SV 650, SV 650, SV 650 (Half Faired), SV 650 (Half Faired), XF 650 (Freewind), GSX 750, GSXR 750, RF 900, DL 1000 (V-Strom), GSXR 1000, SV 1000, SV 1000 (Half Faired), GSXR 1100, GSF 1200 (Bandit), GSF 1200 (Bandit Faired), GSX 1300 (B-King), GSX 1300 (Hayabusa).


600 (Daytona), 600 (Speed Four), TT 600, 675 (Daytona), 675 (Street Triple), 955 (Daytona T955), 1050 (Speed Triple), 1050 (Tiger).


DT 125 (R 3MB), DT 125 (RE Electric Start), DT 125 (Supermoto), XT 125 (R Trail), XT 125 (X Supermoto), FZ 600 (FZ6 Fazer), FZ 600 (FZ6 Naked), FZR 600, FZS 600 (Fazer), XJ 600 (Diversion), XJ 600 (Unfaired), YZF 600 (Thundercat), YZF 600 (YZF-R6), 660 (MT-03), SZR 660, XT 660, XT 660 (SuperMoto), YZF 750, TDM 900, XJ 900 (Diversion), FZ 1000 (FZ1 Fazer), FZ 1000 (FZ1 Naked), FZR 1000 (Exup), FZR 1000 (Exup RU), FZS 1000 (Fazer), YZF 1000 (Thunderace), YZF 1000 (YZF-R1), BT 1100 (Bulldog), VMX 1200 (V-Max), VMX 1200 (V-Max US Import), FJR 1300, FJR 1300 (ABS), 1700 (MT-01)


Take a look at my other posts concerning bike height

Ride Height Adjustment Kits From HyperPro

Daytona Ladystar (M-Star) Boots – Help For The Vertically Challenged Motorcyclist!

Other Helpful Posts Include

Choosing Your First ‘Big’ Motorbike

Girls and Modern Sports Bikes

Bikes Girls Can Ride