New rider (September 2009)

  • FAQ: How do I build my mechanical knowledge?

    25 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    FAQ: How do I build my mechanical knowledge?

    You can save tons of your hard-earned cash and really increase your enjoyment of biking if you begin to build up your technical knowledge of how your bike works. We've collated a selection of sites...

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  • FAQ: Important legal tips for new riders

    17 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    FAQ: Important legal tips for new riders

    Filtering It is NOT illegal to filter through traffic (travel between lanes of stationary or slow moving vehicles), but you do take on the chance of increased liability if you are involved in an...

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  • FAQ: what do I do if my bike won't start?

    11 September 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    FAQ: what do I do if my bike won't start?

    If your bike is cutting out mysteriously, especially when you try to select a gear or pull away for the first time, check out the sidestand cut-out switch. It sits in a very exposed position low on...

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  • Mod 1 test

    10 September 2009 by Anonymous

    I sat the Mod 1 test Sept 2009. Yes of course I was nervous, it was a test. However, all went well until the hazard avoidance exercise. I was too slow on the 1st attempt, 49kmph, so was sent around for another attempt. I was told by instruction and by other bikers not to look at the speedo as I would know how fast I would be going due to the noise of the bike in 2nd gear. This was...

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  • Motorcycle Safety: How safe is riding a bike?

    09 September 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Motorcycle Safety: How safe is riding a bike?

    If you’re starting out, this has got to be a question looming large in your mind – and if not yours, then definitely the mind of your nearest and dearest. The short answer is: riding a bike does...

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  • Motorcycle Safety: avoiding common accidents

    07 September 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    Motorcycle Safety: avoiding common accidents

    The most common accidents that we bikers get involved in are collisions at junctions, collisions while overtaking, loss of control, either from a shunt or, and, surprise, surprise, failing to get...

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  • Road surface in test areas

    01 September 2009 by Anonymous

    I am doing my test in a couple of weeks time so I went to my local centre to see what way it was set up and run. It had been a wet morning but the sun had come out and dried most of the test area but trees had prevented a spot from drying out. The candidate was carrying out the emergency stop and had failed to reach the required speed and was sent back to try again. As he approached the second...

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