This is me…

Hello all, I am  a UK based motorcyclist, and this is just going to be  some random ramblings of a motorcycle nature.




I live on an old Dutch Barge in the south of the England, I work on elevators, and play with bikes, and camera’s. I hope some of my friends will also drop the odd photo in here and maybe a line or two if I can convince them to join in.


You can see more of my photography here….

This is me.. At the Rabbit Rally 2011

As a photographer I am available for magazine work, if you have a job that needs doing, also all my photo’s are available for use at standard rates.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. englandkev says:

    Today April 4th, I have had over 10000 visitors to my blog, from all the corners of the globe. places like Japan, Korea, Poland, Moldova, USA, Canada, Holland, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and so many other countries.

    Thank you, and I hope you enjoy your visit.


    • Jules Pearce says:

      G’day Kevin

      Congratulations on the blog, I’m really enjoying it. I ride a Kawasaki ZX14 (ZZR1400 in UK I think) but love that Z1B of yours- used to ride a Z1R back in the early 1980’s. I have close mates who have Norton Commandos and one of them has a Dominator that he’s restoring as well.

      I have a blog at and will add your blog as a link.

      Cheers from Down Under.


    • Peter Uren says:

      Hi Kevin, I live in Australia. I’m writing a book (a novel) about an old motorcycle mechanic who repairs and services classic British motorbikes. I need some photos, like the one you have of your workshop. Are your photos for sale? If you’re prepared for me to use them gratis, I’ll acknowledge them in the credits. If you send me your e-mail address, I’ll send you a draft of the first half dozen chapters so that you can see whether they’re worthwhile showing your photographic talents. Thanks, Peter

      • englandkev says:

        Hi Peter, thanks for asking, how many pictures are you thinking of using? if it is just a couple I am more than happy for you to use them gratis.


  2. Bob Lane says:

    Hi Kevin

    I’ve just found your website – most impressed with your photos.

    A quick question if I may with regard to your R80ST; given the luggage and camping loads that you haul around, have you had any problems with regard to structural failing of your rear subframe? Or have you modified the subframe to cope with the load?

    I assume that under that luggage, you are using the BMW optional-fit “luggage porter” small rack?

    (I ask because I have recently bought an R80G/S which has the identical subframe to the ST and which I also hope to load up this summer for my annual trip to the Alps. Word on the Internet is that these subframes can fail if overloaded).

    I would be most grateful for any advice.



    • englandkev says:

      Hi Bob, no, I have never had any frame issues, I think most of the guys that do, probably do more off road than I do, my setup under the alloy panniers is all G/S. I did however bend the original ST rear shock in Wales last year, but that is now sorted with an uprated YSS .

  3. Hi Kevin, nice blog. Keep up the good work. I’ll place a link on my and
    I have a 66 Matchless G15 CSR, 64 Royal Enfield 750 Interceptor and a 69 Series II

  4. Peter Uren says:

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks very much. I only wish to use one at this stage, the one showing your workshop called ‘workshop-002. Would you be happy to send me one in higher definition, and without the copyright details. Thanks
    Send me your e-mail address and I’ll send you a .pdf of the first few chapters so you can see what I’m doing.
    Best regards

  5. Peter Uren says:

    Hi Kevin,

    I’ve had my book published and it’s going gang-busters, so much so that I’ve just ordered a reprint. You can read the book yourself if you have a Kindle e Reader. Just Google “The Old Mechanic” Peter J Uren Amazon and you’ll find it. I can’t post you a copy because the postage is twice the cost of the book – bummer.



  6. Jon says:

    Kevin; I have a 37 manx engined 48 framed (Plunger) Inter. If you need pics or dimensions any time, just shout out.

  7. Jean-baptiste Auclert says:

    Hello, I’m french, i would like to have some informations about the orangius kawasaki 650 Z: which transformations have been donne on it ? Have some others photos?
    Tanks a lot

    • englandkev says:

      Hi Jean-Baptiste, the Z650 belongs to a friend of mine, and apart from swing arm, one off stainless exhaust, Pretech calipers, and paint it is pretty standard, but is fully rebuilt.
      It has since been repainted, and is no longer orange/gold.

  8. Gareth says:

    Hi Kevin

    We just wanted to introduce ourselves – we are a recently formed band in the Sheffield area. We are going to primarily perform as a tribute act to the rock band Thunder, who you may be aware of. In case you’re not familiar with them and their work, their first album was called “Backstreet Symphony” and when we recently posed a “what should we call ourselves” question to friends and fans, the name that came top was “Backstreet Thunder.” Obviously we felt we should check with you before we formally take the name on, as we certainly don’t want to be perceived as stepping on anyone’s toes or, indeed, stealing their Thunder!

    We would, of course, be more than happy to mention and link to your blog on any online publication, be it Web page, Facebook or other social media, and as a very active part of the tribute circuit includes bike rallies and the like, there might even be a chance to meet up at some future event.

    We look forward to hearing from you


    Gareth, on behalf of Backstreet Thunder (prospective)

    • englandkev says:

      hey Gareth thanks for asking, I have no problem at all with you calling your band the same name, feel free.
      And good luck with the band.


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