New rider (October 2009)

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

    30 October 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    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 that it’s often the case that two different companies make the ECUs and ignition system and the system is...

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  • FAQ: How to handle a Failing to stop charge

    23 October 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    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...

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  • FAQ: Where do I meet fellow bikers?

    17 October 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    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...

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  • FAQ: Where can I get legal advice?

    09 October 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    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...

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  • FAQ: Can I put stickers on my helmet?

    02 October 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    FAQ: Can I put stickers on my helmet?

    So you've bought your first motorcycle helmet, or inherited one from a friend or family member. The first question many riders ask in the flush of excitement that comes with passing a CBT is 'can I...

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  • FAQ: How do I make a claim for poor service?

    01 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    If you have had loads of grief with a bike you've just bought from a dealer, with some faults and a prolonged wait for parts it is sometimes possible to reject the bike. However, in order for there to be a right of rejection under the Sale of Goods Act, the goods must be sufficiently faulty in that they are either a) not fit for purpose or b) not of satisfactory quality. If you've suffered loss of...

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