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How to push a motorcycle

Chris Dabbs, 04 June 2010 14:57

It’s hard to believe when you are tipping your bike into a bend with the merest fingertip pressure on a bar, that your bolide weighs a couple of hundred kilos. But when you’ve got to push it into the garage past the car and the kids’ bikes that weight is all too apparent. The keys to moving your bike at ...

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New Rider: What to do if your bike stops but has fuel

Chris Dabbs, 26 March 2010 16:42

You are out on your first touring holiday having diligently loaded up your bike with all the stuff you think you’ll need, packing a tankbag to the gunnels with maps, spare gloves, waterproofs, travel documents you name it, and then your bike packs up on you, as though it’s run out of gas. Checking the fuel level shows it to ...

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How to tune your bike

Chris Dabbs, 08 January 2010 17:15

If you've had your new bike for a while and you want to start 'tuning' it, one of the simplest ways is to alter the gearing by changing the front/rear sprockets. If you lower the gearing that will improve acceleration as you use more of the higher gears more of the time. If you raie the gearing that will give ...

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New rider: How to filter safely

Chris Dabbs, 10 December 2009 16:44

There's a great deal of pleasure to be had from filtering past hundreds of frustrated car and lorry drivers. You are in charge of your own destiny and over time you are saving days of your life to do something more useful then clogging up the roads. But you are much more vulnerable when you venture out into that clear ...


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