SW Motech parts and accessories UK website

We now have a dedicated website for the entire range of SW Motech and Bags Connection products. With loads of model specific parts and luggage to choose from. MCRR have been a dealer for SW Motech for 12 years and last year were made one of 10 UK premier supply and fit centers.

If you are not familiar with the brand we hope to change that. Apart from the usual high quality of the German products, many of which are TUV approved. Their range is second to none in terms of size and scope with so many parts and accessories to choose from.

Luggage. Panniers, tail packs, tank bags and boxes.

Ergonomics.  Bar risers, footrests, mirror extensions and seat cushions.

Navigation. Model specific and universal GPS mounts.

Protection. Crash bars, radiator guards, hand guards, headlamp guards and spotlights.

And so much more….

 

 

 

Bike restoration

Something we have done for many years and a hobby is restoring modern classic motorcycles back to their former glory. We have a deep love for bikes from the mid 80’s onwards such as GPZ’s GSXR’s FZR’s etc and we will wherever possible save them from the scrap yard. In the coming months we will be adding pictures and comments on the bikes we are currently working on and we will give you all the highs and lows of bringing life back to some of these lovely bikes. We have just taken delivery of a 1990 GSXR750L which has come to us after being left unused in someones garage for many years. Luckily it mostly original and with some love and lots of money it will be like new (or nearly) once again. Keep an eye on the Motorcycle Road and Race facebook page for regular updates.

EU Hands off biking

Do you remember the 100bhp limit or the leg protectors farce that the bike hating politicians tried to force upon us all those years ago. Well, they are nothing compared to the proposed rules the EU tyrants want to force upon us.
If they get their way you will no longer be able to fit aftermarket accessories to your bike which will kill half the UK bike trade. You wont be able to use non standard tyres, or tune or modify your bike in any way.
One of the problems is the bike manufacturers want this to happen. They want to make sure you only spend your hard earned money with them. They have spent the last 10 years slowly removing the majority of small dealers leaving multi franchise mostly to the bigger companies. Much like the car trade.
Dont get me wrong, safety is important but so is free will. Being a biker is more than just owning a motorcycle.
If the EU pass these laws it will open the floodgates for even worse things. How would you feel if you could not speed even if you wanted too or had to wear a bright yellow reflective jacket every time you got on your speed governed bike. We have all seen films about futures like this.
Please support MAG’s campaign and join in the demonstrations planned for September 25th. EU Hands off biking

Fitting new brake discs to your bike

At some point every bike will wear out its discs. Wether that is due to wear limits being breached due to high mileage or maybe your brake pads have been binding and your discs have warped. These are the 2 main reasons for needing replacements. Some other reasons may be excessive disc float where the alloy hub becomes damaged where the outer rotor sits on bobbins and the pressure becomes too much for the alloy hub and it deforms. Some discs are designed to have a bit of float (Brembo) but most dont.
When fitting your new discs some things need to be taken into account. It is important to make sure you use new brake pads as your old ones will be worn to the shape of the old discs and they will not give 100% contact with the new disc. Also, the calipers need to be in good order with nice free moving pistons and if your bike has sliding calipers these need to be free moving also.
Something many people dont think about it the surface the disc is to be mounted to. Corrosion can build up in this area and it is important to clean it up before you install your new discs otherwise you are not mounting them to a flat surface, even a small amount of corrosion can cause problems.
New EBC discs need to be run in for a couple of hundred miles.

Adams new personal blog

Adam has owned a lot of bikes. He absolutely loves bikes from the 80’s and 90’s era. As you can imagine he has gained rather a lot of experience of sports bike, sports tourers and a few trail bikes. A wide range of European and Japanese models.

You can visit the new blog by clicking here

He will tell you everything he can remember about all these bikes in a retrospective diary style.

Christmas Post and Opening Times

We will continue to dispatch orders via Royal Mail and Parcelforce up to and including the 23rd Dec. We will be closed on the 24th Dec, re-opening again on the 4th Jan. Any orders placed on the web site during that time will be processed upon our return in the new year. We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Christmas and a dry and hopefully snow free new year.