Rugged Roads Headlight Protector for BMW F800GS Adventure

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Like all motorcyclists and adventure motorcyclists we all love tinkering and new bits of kit. ABRs more than any I believe love protective stuff, little farkles that protect more expensive items on the bike, are reasonably priced but look mean! Let’s be honest the look of the kit is probably its biggest asset, of course in this case we have a £40 unit protecting a £500 unit, but it looks cool and makes everything else look a bit more serious! And that is half the fun!

Don’t forget the other half though! This is after all a serious piece of kit, it does have a purpose, namely to guard the headlight from stones and debris, and this piece of kit is serious enough to do it! From the second you take it out of the packaging you will feel how sturdy it is, it is obvious that this will protect your headlights from impact of flying debris and it will only have to do it once and you will be very glad you spend the cash!

For your info here are the details from www.ruggedroads.co.uk

Protect your headlights from expensive damage due to wayward stones and other detritus with our heavy duty polycarbonate guard.

We have redesigned our headlight guard to give even more protection to your headlights without defusing the effectiveness of the lights.

This polycarbonate headlight guard has been designed by us at Rugged Roads and is manufactured to the highest quality here in the UK.  We have made the fixing brackets out of Stainless Steel – and the guard itself from Makrolon®

Colour – Clear polycarbonate.

This item fits the following models:
– BMW F800GS – 2008 – 2012
– BMW F800GS –  2013 onwards
– BMW F800GSA – 2013 onwards
– BMW F650GS (Twin) – 2007 – 2012
– BMW F700GS – 2013 onwards

Installation is simple…

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Amzer Crusta for Apple iPhone 6 Plus UnBoxing & Installation

Amzer Crusta Unboxing Review and Installation

As you will know from my previous posts on cases and protection fro my phones I am generally speaking a fan and user of tough cases, the OtterBox Defender, OtterBox Preserver and Griffin Survivor would normally factor in my top 5 cases.  Although one lazy Sunday morning a Facebook advertisement for an ‘Amzer Crusta’ case appeared on my news feed.  It was being marketed as a tough case with a build in tempered glass cover (front and rear) thus maintaining the feeling and a lot of the looks of a ‘naked’ iPhone.  The obvious exception being the large bumper round it!

I was intrigued enough to look closer and although Amzer as a brand didn’t appear to be overly familiar in the UK it did seem to have a good customer base in the USA, which seemed to be fairly positive.  So I ordered one.

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Motorcycle Live 2014 – Birmingham NEC

2014 Honda Prototype Africa Twin

This year I took myself over to Birmingham for what is meant to be one the best Motorcycle Shows in the UK.  It was my first time over and without doubt I will be booking my tickets ASAP for the 2015 Show.

With a great variety of manufacturers present along with pretty much all the accessories you could safely carry away the show has a lot to see and do.

This year the show piece, in fact the show stopper was the Kawasaki H2 and H2R, and when the track ready version was put on the dyne the show literally did stop!  The ear defenders they were handing out were actually a requirement, if you had any sense!  This bike is deafening, more importantly this bike is impressive!

You can check out my YouTube Video of it on the Dyno below or click here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lX_8unMifs&list=UUESG0Ppfxruj–1Gzs7Esog

Here is a Gallery showcasing some of the other outstanding machines on display – and check out that Honda ‘Prototype’ – is this the new soon to be released Africa Twin! Hell I hope so!

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Sony / Game / Playstation Make a Right Balls Up of UK PS4 20th Anniversary ‘Competition’

Although this blog is now officially closed it is still getting a huge volume of hits and traffic so I have shared this here also…

View it in its new home here : http://tbni.co.uk/?p=1496

If you follow my twitter feed or Sony / Playstation or Game UK you will no doubt have seen the fury spread across the internet of foul play, cheating, link sharing and as Sony as so very prone too, hacking! #4thePlayers #notfortheplayers #forthecheats

On 15-19 December 2014 Playstation UK and Game UK ran a competition that meant the first 100 correct entries to this competition got a opportunity to purchase – at full price (£399) – a 20th Anniversary Edition of the console.  One of only 13,500 globally, so a very rare item indeed.  Well at least that was their plan until link sharing, web site crashing, cheating and hacking took over and left the genuine gamer with no chance whatsoever of bagging one of these much sought after machines.

Allegations flew but facts remain, users (cheaters) ended up with multiple consoles…

User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions

You will see from the screen grabs above that this user even claims to be a genuine gamer, but is so very kindly prepared to accepted £3000 for a console (but yet they mean so much to him and he is so blessed) yet towards the end of his posting he is getting rather abusive and showing his true colours!

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Sony / Game / Playstation Make a Right Balls Up of UK PS4 20th Anniversary ‘Competition’

Sony PS4 20th Anniversary Edition Competition Fails

If you follow my twitter feed or Sony / Playstation or Game UK you will no doubt have seen the fury spread across the internet of foul play, cheating, link sharing and as Sony as so very prone too, hacking! #4thePlayers #notfortheplayers #forthecheats

On 15-19 December 2014 Playstation UK and Game UK ran a competition that meant the first 100 correct entries to this competition got a opportunity to purchase – at full price (£399) – a 20th Anniversary Edition of the console.  One of only 13,500 globally, so a very rare item indeed.  Well at least that was their plan until link sharing, web site crashing, cheating and hacking took over and left the genuine gamer with no chance whatsoever of bagging one of these much sought after machines.

Allegations flew but facts remain, users (cheaters) ended up with multiple consoles…

User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions
User Cheats to Win Multiple PS4 20th Anniversary Editions

You will see from the screen grabs above that this user even claims to be a genuine gamer, but is so very kindly prepared to accepted £3000 for a console (but yet they mean so much to him and he is so blessed) yet towards the end of his posting he is getting rather abusive and showing his true colours!

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G-Shock GLS-8900 2-ER Unboxing

G-Shock GLS-8900-2ER

With winter quickly approaching and the temperatures rapidly dropping what a better time to get a new G-Shock, and a winter G-Shock at that!

The G-Shock GLS-8900 Low Temp Editions were brought out just in time for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, (the funky colour range at least was refreshed.)  These are branded as Low Temp and claim to function to -20 degrees celsius.  Hopefully we don’t experience that this winter but if we do at least the watch should keep on ticking.

A full colour range to suit every pallet was released, with black, blue, pink and a yellow.  Myself, not having a blue G-Shock decided on the blue.  It was only when I received it I noted that the blue is actually flecked, you can’t see in the photos that there is almost a metallic fleck throughout the strap, and in my opinion it looks really smart.

Finally, this is a big G, not GX-56 big but as you can see from the comparison photos with my GA-1000 and from the photos of the watch on my wrist this is a good sized G!

Some of the Stats and Specifications from the Casio Web Site :

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Soccer Saturday : 1st November 2014 Bets and Predictions :

If you don’t follow me on Twitter you can find me at @TomBoyNI

Twitter is where I most frequently post my football predictions and big bets. I only do this for fun, and as such I do minimum outlay bets for maximum return. This week I have picked a #TheBigOne at around 400/1, a #TheBestOfEurope at around 40/1 and 7 timer #btts (both teams to score) at 55/1.

So get following and good luck.

Here are this weeks bets :

<strong>The Big One :</strong>

<strong>The Best of Europe :</strong>

<strong>Both Teams To Score :</strong>

Good luck to everyone today!

10 Second Game Review : Wolfenstein ; The New Order

I only ever do my 10SGR when I have actually completed the game. For Wolfenstein I am a little behind due to playing other games and to be honest had I not had a little extra time off from work I may well have missed out on this game, which following its completion, I now know would have been a travesty.

The time span is 1946 World War 2, the Nazis are winning, the War Machine consisting of robots, evil doctors, sadism and really vicious dogs is ripping through the world at an alarming pace. You, our hero B.J. Blazkowicz, are fighting to make the difference.

However a horrific head injury sees you hospital bound, destined to never wake up, where you are cared for daily by the beautiful Anya and her family.

14 years later a sequence of events will waken you to a world you don’t recognise. The war is over and global Nazi domination has occurred. For you the resistance now starts. You team up with a small band of Resistance fighters and time to take it to the Nazi horde begins!

Now for the game itself. First person shooters are everywhere. However Wolfenstein has history. Proper history. A big back bone of being amongst the first. For me it is a shame that more hasn’t been done with the series in PS3 / 360 genres. But as a PS4 title I happily welcome it into my collection.

This isn’t a solely next gen title and it shows. It still looks magnificent, it’s hard to explain but it doesn’t look completely next gen. What properly sets Wolfenstein aside from the countless other shooters though is its story. This is a proper story driven game. Not a single player game bundled on top of another multiplayer kill fest.

The story is addictive and immersive. It connects you with B.J Blazkowicz and your allies. It develops so well that you will emphasise completely with their plight and your Nazi killing tendencies. As you take out the main ‘baddies’ you will feel accomplished and at the end you will feel… You will certainly feel something!

And you will certainly be looking a sequel!

Another point that on this game properly got my attention is the soundtrack. It is pretty much perfect. The tense and often difficult boss battles are fought to a thumping soundtrack that just matches in magnificently. The story elements are also matched with music that compliments the scene every time. And even when having to take a few attempts at some of the difficult moments in the game I found that the soundtrack removed the aggravation at the repetition.

To summarise. Buy this game. Play it through and be immersed by the single player player campaign. Its developing and wild story will see you in Germany, England, outer space and even completing a moon walk all the while taking on waves of crazy Nazis, huge (and really huge) robots, armoured dogs, coupled with trying to balance your love life. Oh and you’ll get a laser!

A great game!

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Amanda Holden Shows Us All That She Has Still Definitely Got It!

Amanda Holden Posts Amazing Bum Picture on Twitter!

Yesterday a ‘cheeky’ little tweet from Amanda Holden showed the world that she still Certainly has it.

So in case you missed it I am here to set that right.

Can you guess who she interviewed? Me neither and to be honest I’m not overly fussed.

Bravo though Amanda. Bravo!

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