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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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Winter Motorbike Maintenance – The How-To Guide

(Contributed Post for our Northern hemisphere readers) There is no way to sugarcoat it – winter can be very tough on your motorbike. This does not mean, however, that you can’t get it out for a ride every once in a while. That, of course, with the right maintenance, to make sure your bike can …

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Brighter future for backyard mechanics?

The future for backyard, independent and even multi-brand motorcycle mechanics may be a little brighter if the coming mandatory data sharing law is widened to include motorcycles. The law will allow owners the freedom to choose their mechanic as well as provide the backyard or independent mechanic access to service and repair information at a …

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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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How to remove speedo condensation

Speedometer condensation used to be a common thing on motorcycles and even in some cars, but today’s instruments are much better sealed against moisture. While modern cars have air-conditioning to keep the humidity level down, motorcycle instruments are still exposed to the weather, so they can still be vulnerable. Heavy rain, prolonged high humidity such …

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Best implement for washing your bike

Best implement for washing your bike

After a long ride on some dusty roads over the weekend it’s time to give the bike a thorough washing in all the nooks and crannies, so I always reach for my favourite implement. It’s not a sponge or chamois, but a soft, long-bristle brush like from a normal household dustpan and broom set. You …

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Motoreport app keeps track of motorcycle maintenance

Keep track of motorcycle maintenance

Keeping track of your motorcycle maintenance can be difficult, especially if you are lucky enough to have more than one motorcycle in your garage. When was the last time you changed your bike fluid, cleaned or lubed your chain, or inspected your brake pads? Now you keep track of maintenance on all your bikes with …

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Young motorcycle workshop crew deliver

If you’re a Victorian rider and want to support a young, skilled and energetic motorcycle workshop, try Platinum Motorcycles in Keilor East, Melbourne. Director and owner Louis Grech started off in the motorcycle industry as a 13-year-old helping out Slipstream motorcycles in Sunbury after school and on weekends and a little over a decade later …

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