The Nickwackett Garage (Pittsford, VT) is run by Bud Provin whom NMT owner Sean Reid considers one of the best BMW motorcycle technicians in the USA. Bud (Llloyd junior) is the son of the late Lloyd Provin who ran Provin Motorsports in the same building for decades. Either father or son have worked on most of Reid's motorcycles, dating back to an R75/6, and he can't recommend this shop highly enough.  Bud is a perfectionist with a lot of experience - just what one wants in a technician. He also has created his own line of custom brake lines. Nickwackett specializes in older British motorcycles and BMWs made through 2005.

NMT owner Sean Reid and staff have found The Helmet Shop to provide excellent service. We've bought riding gear there while down in Florida and the shop was a pleasure to deal with.

 


Sierra Electronics Sierra Electronics has been providing communications gear to NMT since our founding in 1996.  Wayne and Kevin, in particular, have often gone the extra mile to advise on technical installation questions.  We recommend them.

  

 
Baxley  L.A. Chock - We first learned about this wonderful little invention from Fred Rau at Motorcycle Consumer News and now have one permanently mounted in our main NMT chase trailer.  Essentially, you just ride the bike into the chock and it automatically closes around the front wheel as that wheel rolls over the clamping mechanism.  Once in the chock, the bike is held up and you simply need to add a rear tie-down strap to each side of the bike (pulling out and forward) and you're ready to roll.  The whole process takes about five minutes and is a vast improvement over the traditional "wheel chock and four tie-downs" system.  It's especially handy with newer BMWs and other bikes with modern fairings that don't have good mounting points for front tie-downs.  With the Baxley chock, we don't need front tie-downs at all.  Highly recommended.

David Hannigan designs and manufactures high quality sidecars, trikes and motorcycle trailers. Our staff tested a BMW K1200LT / Hannigan Astro 2+2 sidecar rig and found both the handling and the build quality to be exceptionally good.  NMT owner Sean Reid has known David and Ruth Anne Hannigan for many years and sees them as two of the most dedicated and ethical people in the industry.

 

 

Heli Modified is one of our favorite aftermarket suppliers because they build functional pieces which always seem to improve on stock components.   The company is most famous for their unique adjustable handlebars which can greatly improve the ergonomics of many motorcycles. 


Motorcycle Consumer News - MCN is one of the most objective cross-brand motorcycle magazines published in the United States and a real favorite of experienced touring riders. The site is worth a visit and we also recommend a subscription to the printed version.


Chariot Trailers - We've chosen to use Chariot trailers because, in our opinion, they're the best designed units money can buy. They are durable, load easily, tow well, balance properly and are lightweight.


The K75RS Conversion Page - For those of you who ride and modify BMWs, here's a description of the conversion we did to modify our first lead bike. Links to related suppliers for the aftermarket parts are also included.

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