(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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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