Clutch traffic lights

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 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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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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EzySt fuel saver app

EzySt fuel app offers riders discounts

A new free app called EzySt not only shows you where the cheapest fuel is near you, but also offers special discounts and can find the cheapest fuel on your planned ride route. Unlike existing fuel price apps and schemes, it is not based on crowd-sourced information, but real-time data from local fuel retailers and …

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Paint

How to preserve your motorcycle’s paint

(Contributed post) Some simple maintenance, which can be easily incorporated into the routine of a motorcycle owner, will help – a lot – to prevent damage and to maintain the paint of your two-wheeled vehicle. It is important to keep the paint clean to avoid damage when resold – even minor damage to the frame …

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Common reasons for bike roadworthy failures

You can avoid failing your motorcycle roadworthy if you pay attention to some of the most common failures. Riders in Australia have varied conditions for roadworthies. In Queensland, you only need one when you sell your vehicle. In some other states you need regular roadworthy certificates that depend on the age of your bike. The …

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Readers offered 15% roadside assist discount

Readers offered 15% roadside assist discount

Recover My Ride is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 15% discount on 24/7 roadside assistance service for their motorcycle, car or other vehicle. That’s a $25 saving on the normally $150/year service which provides you with total peace of mind! All you have to do to redeem this generous offer is click here or click on the “Recover …

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Best Tips to Customize Your Motorcycle

(CONTRIBUTED POST FOR NORTH AMERICAN READERS) If you like to customize motorcycles, you should know how to do it properly. Modifications come in many different forms, but you may have to understand a few important basics before you can even start planning a major refinement. Whether it’s adding small details or doing a major makeover, …

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