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Do you hold the clutch lever at lights?

Does it damage the bike’s clutch to keep your motorcycle in gear with the lever pulled in while waiting at traffic lights and is it safe? RACQ technical officer and Triumph Bonneville rider Steve Spalding says the mechanical issue largely depends on the type of clutch your bike has. “Most bike clutches are wet which means …

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DIY advice for self-isolating riders

If you’ve responsibly chosen to park your bike during the pandemic, then you may be considering using the time to do some valuable DIY maintenance. We love a bit of DIY bike maintenance, but there are a few pitfalls that can trap the unwary home mechanic, warns RACQ technical officer and self-confessed mechanical “trainspotter” Steve Spalding. …

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How to avoid hitting other riders

Two recent crashes involving riders running into each other have prompted us to investigate multi-motorcycle accidents and provide tips on how to avoid them. In one recent accident, two riders and a pillion were injured when two motorcycles collided head-on (pictured above) and in the other, two riders travelling the same direction collided and one rider crashed …

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Riding solo

Top 10 reasons for riding solo

Any excuse is good enough for a ride – whether it’s with the pillion-in-a-million, a couple of friends, a dozen club members, a hundred shop riders, or a thousand toy runners – yet solo riding is our favourite. And in these days of social distancing, it may be the preferred way to go. There are many …

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How to Safely Transport Motorcycle During a Move

(Contributed post) If you’re preparing for a long-distance move, something that you’ll want to consider is how you’re going to transport your motorcycle. A long-distance move is typically any move that is outside a 50 to 100-mile (80-160km) radius. While any move is challenging, long-distance moves come with the additional challenge of not being able …

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Riding motorcycles makes you happy

Riding a motorcycle not makes you so happy some women can even orgasm while riding. With the Black Dog 1 Dayer rides for depression awareness on 15 March 2020 and International Day of Happiness on 20 March, psychologist and reborn rider Sharon Ledger suggests going for a ride to feel happy. She says it’s all got to do with …

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Top tips for tight motorbike turns rising tide of female riders

What motorcycle suits women best?

I’ve read several articles that advise what motorcycle suits women best, but they all reach different conclusions. Really, the best bike for a woman is … every bike! Women come in different shapes and sizes with different interests in racing, adventuring, off-roading, commuting, cruising, etc. So why should women be restricted to one type or …

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World’s most Instagrammed road trips

Australia’s Great Ocean Road is the second-most Instagrammed road trip in the world behind the famous Route 66, according to new UK research. Click4reg.co.uk collected 15 of the best-known roads and journeys around the world and analysed the number of hashtags for each road trip with #name and #name + road trip. Route 66 and …

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