Fighting dirty fuel in your motorcycle

Is dirty fuel affecting your bike? Just how good is the fuel you are putting in your bike? Is it contaminated, is it the correct octane rating? Who’s checking? What damage could it do to your bike? So many worrying questions.A friend of mine put fuel in his Honda Fireblade at an outer-suburbs service station and …

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Tailgating tops motorist irks list

Tailgating, throwing litter out of cars and sending text messages are the top motorist gripes in the annual RACQ What Drives You Crazy? survey. Since rear-enders are the biggest cause of motorcycle accidents, it comes as no surprise to riders that tailgaters are enemy number one. RACQ Senior Road Safety Advisor Joel Tucker said tailgating …

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RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding takes Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey for a ride on his Bandit national encourages

Tips on buying a second-hand Suzuki Bandit

Long-time Bandit tragic and RACQ executive manager technical and safety policy officer Steve Spalding reviews his first-release 1996 Bandit and provides some great advice for those thinking of buying a Bandit. He’s titled his review “Suzuki Bandit 1200, taking the crisis out of mid-life!” Loyalty to a bike isn’t for everyone, new models come and go …

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Bikes through a bar

Welcome to a new section of Motorbike Writer where you get to plug your motorcycle event. It doesn’t matter if it’s for profit, charity or just a laugh. Send the details to hinchm@hotmail.com. The first is one of those charity “ride through a bar” events that everyone seems to do but always turns into a …

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Axing speed leeway a killer

For years Queenslanders have been told that “every K over kills”, yet we’ve never been provided with any such evidence. Just how many people die or are injured in accidents where the speed is just a few km/h over the posted speed?
 Silence. Yet Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has now announced that the 10km/h leeway …

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