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10 facts that defend motorcycles

How many times have you had to defend motorcycling when a non-rider has attacked them as dangerous, noisy and smelly? They tell you to grow up or suggest you catch a bus or take up cycling instead. You feel like thumping them, but instead you defend your pastime by offering to take them for a …

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Can you fall asleep on a motorcycle?

It seems a strange thing that you could fall asleep on a loud and exciting motorcycle, but it can and does happen; just not as often as in a car. In a car, you are seated in a comfortable and supported position, the temperature is controlled and noises are muted. It’s a conducive atmosphere for …

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Police seek riders in stunt groups

Police seek riders in stunt groups

Riders could face prosecution for riding in groups where riders block public roads to allow others to perform a wheelie, burnout or other stunt. This follows several incidents in the USA and the most recent police chopper video from Toronto where police have threatened to fine any rider who was involved in the groups, whether …

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Top tips for detailing your motorbike

Why spend hundreds of dollars detailing your bike when you can take on this labor of love yourself? Washing your own bike can be a rewarding experience and when it’s all said and done, at least you know the job has been done the right way. Spend a few bucks on some cleaning materials from …

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Does music make you a safer rider?

Bluetooth helmet systems now allow riders on any type of motorcycle to listen to music while they ride, but are they safer or more distracted? Some riders say it helps them concentrate and quells the boredom of long spells in the saddle. Others say it causes a distraction. And then there are motorbike traditionalists who …

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Riding around the world on a budget

The idea of traveling the world on a motorbike may seem laughable, especially on a budget. In reality, it is not just possible to do so, but quite a number of adventurers, have already done so. Guest blogger Peter King says the goal of this article is to assist would-be adventurers in planning a successful …

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Riding around the world without money

When Daniel Rintz finished uni he was worried about getting tangled up in a boring job, so rather than wait to save money, he decided to ride around the world – without money! Daniel simply did odd jobs to keep him in food, fuel and spare parts for his 1988 BMW R 80 GS.  The …

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Diesel and oil spills endanger riders

Diesel and oil spills on our roads most endanger motorcyclists, yet there seems no approved national procedure for reporting or fixing them. Two recent major diesel spills in South East Queensland occurred on two very popular motorcycle roads. The first was caused by a broken-down truck on the northern approach to Tamborine Mountain near the …

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Why riders suffer from sunburn

Why motorcycle riders suffer from sunburn

Riders can suffer from dangerous sunburn on their faces – even in winter and even in full-face helmets – unless they take precautions. It seems ridiculous to think about sunburn and skin cancer when your whole body is covered with protective riding gear. However, the face is often overlooked. Open-face helmets and even some of …

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