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FAQ-What is the speed limit on a dual carriageway

Dual carriageway speed limits can catch out the unwary rider. They are subject to the national speed limit of 70mph unless there is another speed limit displayed which will be 50,40 or 30mph. However, if the road has street lighting the limit is 30mph unless signs show otherwise. For more legal advice visit - Legal Help

  • New rider
  • 13 November 2009

FAQ: How to get cheap motorcycle insurance

As a new rider insuring your bike could leave you feeling like you’ve just had a run in with Dick Turpin. The usual premium slashing saviours of years of riding experience or years of accumulated no claims bonus’s clearly don’t apply, but it is not all bad news, there are things you can do to keep costs to a minimum. ...

  • New rider
  • 04 November 2009

FAQ: What do I do if I've lost my motorcycle licence?

Don’t worry if you lose your provisional licence, according to Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 your entitlement to ride continues when a licence holder has applied for a duplicate driving licence following the loss of the original. For more legal advice visit - Legal Help

  • New rider
  • 30 October 2009

FAQ: How do I check motorcycle wheel alignment?

Checking the wheel alignment on a bike is a really useful skill, especially when you’re out there looking to buy a new machine and you want to make sure the frame isn’t bent and the forks are still straight. The first thing you need is a straight edge and an eight foot fluorescent tube will give you that. Next, clamp ...

  • New rider
  • 30 October 2009

FAQ: What do I do if I lose my motorcycle key?

These days a lot of bikes have their ignition keys coded to the ECU to make it harder for thieves to get them going. But that means you have to take extra special care of those keys because if you are unlucky enough to lose both keys you could need a new ECU at up to ₤1000. The reason is ...

  • New rider
  • 30 October 2009

FAQ: How to handle a Failing to stop charge

Some people say that when you get done for speeding you are really being punished for driving without due care because you failed to see the camera. But what happens if it was a manned speed trap and you didn’t see the policeman trying to pull you over? In that case the offence is “failing to stop”. It is not ...

  • New rider
  • 23 October 2009

FAQ: How do I protect my motorcycle from theft?

Aftermarket security systems like Datatag, Smartwater and Alphadot can make the difference between losing your bike forever and getting it back. Because villains know that they can’t sell the parts of a stolen bike on easily when it’s tagged with some sort of security marking they’ll pass it over and steal the unmarked bike in the next street instead. Even ...

  • New rider
  • 23 October 2009

FAQ: How much trouble can I get in for speeding?

It¹s very easy to get carried away with your new purchase, regardless of its power levels and capacity. Even a 125 can go fast enough to get you points on your licence on a country road. Here are the current Association of Chief Police Officers guidelines for speeding punishments:    Speed Limit (mph)    Fixed Penalty    Summons  20                                       25                       35  30                                       35                     ...

  • New rider
  • 19 October 2009

FAQ: Where do I meet fellow bikers?

Any rider these days is spoilt for choice when it comes to an event to visit like a big bike meet. Just start by clicking on the 'riding and events' tab on the home page here and you can soon see if there's anything special going off in your neck of the woods. As well as one-off events, there are ...

  • New rider
  • 17 October 2009

FAQ: Where can I get legal advice?

Getting all your documentation in order so you’re legal on the road can seem very complicated when you start out. But if you click here, the process for getting your various certificates and licences is clearly laid out. Hopefully you’ll have a great time most of the time, but if you are involved in an accident and you need to pursue ...

  • New rider
  • 09 October 2009

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