Migration abroad

What riders need to know when moving abroad

International relocations are more common than ever and they require wholesale changes. However, embracing certain factors from your old life can make the transition far smoother. As a motorbike rider, taking your wheels abroad with you can be one of the best solutions. Migrating with a bike is a lot easier than doing it with …

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Make bikes harder to steal, cheaper to repair

If motorcycle manufacturers want to arrest the global decrease in sales they can make their bikes more difficult to steal and cheaper to repair. Motorcycle theft is rampant around the world because motorbikes are so easy to steal, but probably none more so than in London. Rampant theft Thieves steal 14,000 bikes a year in …

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CCTV may save your bike from theft

If you are leaving your motorcycle parked in a public park, look for CCTV cameras and park in the line of their sight, if that is possible. Most railway parking stations and public carpark areas such as shopping centres have CCTV cameras that are monitored by security staff. However, they are not always trained on …

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Handlebar maximum measurements challenged

Arbitrary maximum heights and widths for motorcycle handlebars have no basis in science or safety research, yet many jurisdictions enforce maximum measurements with no relationship to rider posture. In Australia the rules vary from state to state, but they are generally that the lowest part of the hand grip must not be higher than 380mm …

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10 Key Tips For Motorbike Care

While they might have half as many wheels, motorbikes still share a lot of qualities with automobiles in terms of care. The most important is regular maintenance in order to maximise the life of the vehicle and minimise the amount of trouble it causes you. While our handy care tips will help you keep your bike …

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How to avoid scratched motorcycle rims

Have you ever had new tyres fitted and then found that the rims have been scratched and the fitter claimed the scratches were already there? Annoying and avoidable! However, there are things you can do to ensure that your shiny rims are not damaged. 1 Find a good fitter Almost all tyre fitters use a …

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How to avoid a motorbike breakdown

While modern motorcycles are much more reliable than they used to be, you can still be inconvenienced by a breakdown. And when you have a motorcycle breakdown, it is not always easy to get back on the road. In a car, you can carry emergency gear that can get you going again. However, not all …

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How to remove motorcycle stickers

How to remove motorcycle stickers

Does your motorcycle have warning stickers or decals on the fuel tank advising you to read the manual, never ride drunk, always wear a helmet or use premium fuel? Many riders believe these decals are meant to be retained or are lacquered over and can’t be removed. However, they are only warning stickers and are …

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Import your own motorcycle from 2018

Motorcycle importing changes in 2018

Importing a motorcycle for your own use will be a little easier from next year, although the exchange rate and last-minute changes to the rules could dampen your enthusiasm. Last year the Federal Government changed the personal importing rules. Riders will be able to import a new motorcycle or other vehicle from January 1 without having …

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