New rider (January 2010)

  • Winter riding: keep your distance

    29 January 2010 by MCN

    Winter riding: keep your distance

    If you’re riding through your first winter, one thing that often gets forgotten is the need to leave more space between you and the vehicle in front. If your ABS-equipped car is the only experience...

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  • How to plan your first ride on a sports bike

    21 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    How to plan your first ride on a sports bike

    You've passed your test, bought the kit and blown all your hard-earned on your dream bike. Now it's time to go for your very first ride. And that needs preparation. If you passed your test by the...

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  • Block your exhaust over winter

    15 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Block your exhaust over winter

    Multi-cylinder bikes will always have one set of valves open when they are stopped. If you’re storing your bike over the colder months, to stop moisture creeping up the exhaust into the combustion...

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  • Look after your fuel this winter

    15 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Look after your fuel this winter

    If it’s your first winter since you passed your test, and you’ve laid your bike up until the spring, you want to be doubly sure your fuel won’t deteriorate. To do this, brim the tank to stop...

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  • How to tune your bike

    08 January 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    How to tune your bike

    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...

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