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7 must-have tools to maintain your motorcycle

If you want to maintain your motorcycle in good condition in between services, you need the right tools for the job. So we asked Tools Critic expert “Mark T” for his advice. He knows about all sorts of tools for everything from woodworking to gardening to working on your pride …

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Cheap and easy check on used motorcycles

If you are buying a used motorcycle, you should check to see if it is stolen, has money owing on it, has been written off in a crash or has been damaged in a flood or storm. Buyers used to check the state-based REVS (Register of Encumbered Vehicles) or VSR …

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Suzuki recall 1296 bikes over fuel leak

Suzuki Australia has recalled the V-Strom 650 (DL650), GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000A over a problem with the fuel pump tat can result in a minor fuel leak. This recall affects 528 V-Stroms, 167 GSX-750s and 501 GSX-R1000 motorcycles in Australia. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer …

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MV Agusta pays homage to Claudio

MV Agusta pays homage to former company president Claudio Castiglioni with their umpteenth limited-edition bike. It’s called the Claudio F4 and it has a bunch of extra stuff and will no doubt cost a fortune more than the standard bike. Forgive us for our cynicism and lack of enthusiasm about the …

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How not to wear a motorcycle helmet

This is not an instructional video of how not to wear a helmet! But we thought it might put a smile on your face just as it did when the pillion was told of his mistake. something wrong We have no other details about the incident or where it happened, …

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Chain versus belt versus shaft drive

What is the best transmission for a motorcycle: chain, belt or shaft drive? Some say motorcycle riders only wear black t-shirts and jackets because old chains used to cover them in oil. That could also be why BMW riders with shaft drive tend to wear lighter and brighter colours like scooter …

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Speed not the biggest killer, says MCC NSW

Speed is cited as the biggest killer on our roads because of a lack of expertise among police accident investigators, says Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce. He says police accident investigators are not trained enough in motorcycle accident investigation. “Are investigators using speed as a catch-all reason for …

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Ride Against Drought event cancelled

Ride Against Drought organisers have today made a “heart-breaking decision” and cancelled the fundraising October 27 event, deeming the weather too fickle to ensure success. RAD was originally planned to be held on Saturday 6 October 2018 to raise money for drought-stricken farmers. Ironically, it was rained out and postponed three …

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BMW warranty and package deal sets standard

BMW Motorrad Australia has increased its warranty to three years on all new bikes and now offers discount package service deals on new and used bikes. While the car industry has up to seven-year warranties, the bulk of the motorcycle industry offers two-year warranties. Yamaha offers a five-year warranty on …

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Throw Your Leg Over Tasmania guide book

Whether it’s a clockwise or anticlockwise lap of Tassie you are planning to do, make sure you pack a copy of the guide book Throw Your Leg Over Tasmania. It’s the second book from authors/riders Bridget Hallam and Alan Cox. The first was Throw Your Leg Over South East Queensland & Northern New …

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