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Legal advice: claim for the cost of not riding

Chris Dabbs, 20 October 2010 15:30

A bike crash is traumatic enough, but if the psychological damage from it means you can’t get back in the saddle again, how do you quantify the cost? Will Faith from Hampshire was sideswiped by a bus two years ago, receiving multiple fractures and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His physical injuries healed, but now he’s too scared to get back ...

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Don't get done by poor servicing

Chris Dabbs, 09 July 2010 14:29

About 12 months ago Pete Hales bought an 06-plate Triumph ST1050 from an authorised dealer. It had had one owner from new with full service history from the dealer who he bought it from. The bike had been recently serviced and had a full MOT.   “I have just had the four year service done by the same dealer. During the ...

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Proper use of mirrors

Chris Dabbs, 11 June 2010 10:33

One of the great attractions of motorcycles is that you can overtake other vehicles far more easily, but you’ve got to take more care when doing so. Simon Williams from Cleveland decided to overtake a lorry and a tractor as the road ahead was clear, but as he overtook the lorry he saw that the tractor in front was turning ...

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Negotiating hairpins with luggage

Chris Dabbs, 19 June 2009 17:10

Anybody who’s done a lot of touring with a fully laden bike will know that one of the hardest manoeuvres to master is the downhill hairpin. Here’s a technique that I think is the best. Approach the hairpin with the front and back brake on, then release the front and 'tip it in' keeping the back brake trailing, accelerate out ...

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Turn-in points on the road

Chris Dabbs, 22 May 2009 15:36

We're often told to use a deeper turn entry point on bends to improve visibility through the corner, but some people worry that it makes the corner sharper at the point of turn which loads up the front tyre and increases the risk of a crash which seems to defeat the object. But it's all a matter of degree, if ...

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Riding skills: The Art of changing gear

Chris Dabbs, 09 April 2009 15:01

If you have problems changing gear really fast and cleanly without upsetting the bike there are steps you can take. To start with, the best way going up the gearbox is to back the throttle off very slightly and tap the gear lever. If you have your lever set in the correct position then you don't need to use the ...

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Riding Skills: Turn-in points on the road

Chris Dabbs, 03 April 2009 16:28

We're often told to use a deeper turn entry point on bends to improve visibility through the corner, but some people worry that it makes the corner sharper at the point of turn which loads up the front tyre and increases the risk of a crash which seems to defeat the object. But it's all a matter of degree, if ...

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