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Long wait for bike parts unacceptable

As if motorcycle parts aren’t expensive enough, sometimes you have a long wait for them to arrive with your bike inconveniently off the road. We’ve heard of people waiting six weeks for something as simple as a sump plug or three months for a swinger adjuster tool. It’s not acceptable to pay so much for …

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The brake light that may save your life

The brake light that may save your life

This smart brake light will illuminate even when you slow down to warn motorists behind you and just could save your life. Rear-ender crashes involving motorcycles are too frequent, probably because we often slow down with engine braking, rather than the brakes. This can take following motorists by surprise. So the makers of the clever …

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John Moorhouse Ergo Seats Ducati GT1000

Ergo Seats put comfort in your ride

Most standard motorcycle seats are too soft or too hard, shaped so you slide forward into the tank and don’t take into account rider ailments such as a bad back, says John Moorhouse of Ergo Seats. John knows motorcycle seats. He has been upholstering them since he started an apprenticeship in coach and motor body trimming at …

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Quad Lock mobile phone mount

Quad Lock puts phone in your ride

Quad Lock is one of the latest devices to mount your phone to your motorcycle to use for GPS navigation, communication and music while you ride. It has a simple and effective method of securely locking the phone into place, but also quick and easy removal when you stop as this video shows. The Quad …

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Is a leather seat better than vinyl?

Is leather better than vinyl when it comes to choosing the best seat for your motorcycle? We asked longtime motorcycle seat upholsterer John Moorhouse of Ergo Seats in Brisbane for his advice when we dropped off our Ducati GT1000 seat for a new cover and comfortable foam. The seat will be ready in five days …

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‘Business as usual’ at Touratech AG

German motorcycle accessory company Touratech AG has filed for insolvency, but riders have been assured it is not voluntary bankruptcy and it is still “business as usual”. It seems insolvency is similar to the American Chapter 11 which allows companies with liquidity problems to trade as normal to resolve financial issues. Robin Box of Touratech …

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Touratech Dri Ride breathable seat

Touratech offers breathable seats

Touratech claims their Dri Ride Breathable seats are more comfortable and will keep you dry when you get hot in the saddle this summer. Let’s face it, if your backside isn’t comfortable, then you aren’t comfortable and your riding suffers. Unfortunately, too many motorcycle manufacturers make stock seats with cheap foam, even on expensive models. …

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Slovenian Paramedics and police use Smart Turn System self-cancelling indicators

Cops, paramedics fit auto bike indicators

Police and paramedics in Slovenia are the first in the world to fit Smart Turn System self-cancelling indicators to their range of motorcycles. Ministry of Infrastructure State Secretary Jure Leben says the device will make their officers and paramedics “safer when performing their daily duties and saving lives”. “Being focused on all details around them …

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If you are customising or restoring a motorcycle and can’t find a part or need special custom parts machined, this online marketplace may be just what you need. custom parts

How to get custom parts made cheaply

If you are customising or restoring a motorcycle and can’t find a part or need special custom parts machined, this online marketplace may be just what you need. The service – Machining4u – is a marketplace where riders and other restorers can post their requirements for one-off custom parts and get them made cheaper than before. Although …

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