New rider (July 2010)

  • New bike dos and don'ts

    30 July 2010 by MCN

    New bike dos and don'ts

    When you've got your first bike there are a few add-on dos and don'ts. Do consider fitting a hugger. It will keep the back of your bike cleaner and looks neat. Don't just fit any old loud pipe. Quite...

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  • Getting used to your first big bike

    30 July 2010 by MCN

    Getting used to your first big bike

    So, you’ve hunted through the ads, visited the dealers and sat on loads of bikes in showrooms, even managed to persuade a dealer to take you out on the pillion and you've splashed four figures on your...

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  • New Rider: Slow speed shimmy

    09 July 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    New Rider: Slow speed shimmy

    If you are new to biking there are lots of fresh sensations to get to grips with, from leaning into bends, to the front dipping under braking or that pull on your arms as you accelerate hard. One...

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  • Checking your new bike has a SORN

    02 July 2010 by MCN

    If you have bought a bike and applied for SORN at the same time, you should receive a new logbook and confirmation of its SORN status too. But if you can’t find the SORN paperwork anywhere, you can check the date of liability for your bike via http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk or by calling vehicle enquiries on 0300 790 6802.  Get a friend into biking and win £10000 for you, and £5000 for...

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  • How to avoid a SMIDSY

    02 July 2010 by MCN

    How to avoid a SMIDSY

    No one likes crashing and it can dent your confidence and bank balance as well as injuring you. Here’s how to avoid one of the most common accidents, a SMIDSY (“Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You”) when...

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