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Road names that entice exploration

If I pass roads with names such as Goat Track or Hell Hole Creek Road, it’s like a red rag to a bull and I simply have to explore it. Sometimes these roads have warning signs that ban trucks or caravans, or warn of tight curves, gravel and other hazards. It’s only more reason to …

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Which air hoses are the most accurate?

If you are precious about your motorcycle tyre pressures, you should carry an accurate portable pressure gauge as many service station air hoses are damaged or inaccurate. That’s because they are often abused by motorists. Modern flexible air hoses with the digital pressure display on a separate fixed post are more accurate and less likely …

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No safety in numbers for speeding riders

Riders who believe there is safety in numbers may be in for a shock when the whole group is pulled over by police and fined for speeding. The issue was brought to our attention when three of a group of four Brisbane riders were recently pulled over and fined for speeding. One of the riders …

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4 Best Motorcycle Loan Options For Students

(Sponsored loan article for our North American readers) Today, motorcycles are more popular because of their fuel efficiency and the cost advantage. Kelley Blue Book estimates the average cost of a new car to be $US36,270. In comparison, you can bring home a new motorcycle for less than $5000. Motorcycles are a cost-effective mode of …

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Can I transfer a number plate to a motorbike?

(Contributed post for our UK readers) Whether you want to transfer your private number plate from car to car, motorbike to another motorbike or in-between the two, all of these options are possible and the same rules apply for each. As long as the vehicle is subject to an annual test there are no restrictions …

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Are you leaving enough gap in front?

Many riders are taught to leave a two or three-second gap between their bike and the vehicle they are a following as a safety buffer. But is it really enough? Is there such a thing as leaving too much space? How to judge gap We are taught to use a visible roadside reference to determine our …

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Danger in lane filtering around trucks

Lane filtering around trucks can be dangerous simply because riders can be invisible to the truck driver, even if you are right in front! The Goldwing World Facebook page published the above photograph claiming all the bikes in the photo are in the truck’s blind spots. (For right-hand-drive nations the image has been reversed below.) …

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Dead-end roads are a rider’s paradise

Most riders love a good round-trip, but there are many dead-end routes that can be just as rewarding for motorcyclists. I’ve been riding with people who never venture down a road that says “No through road”. They figure that it will be like doing the road twice. Yet I’ve ridden on famous motorcycling roads such …

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