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Motorcycle MOT

Posted by Dave Harris on Sunday, November 10, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
An MOT test is given to every vehicle in Britain that’s more than three years old, to make sure they’re fit for use on our roads. You’ll need to take your vehicle to an approved MOT centre, which will test the major functions of your bike and award you an MOT certificate if it passes.



Does my motorcycle need an MOT?

As with every car and light goods vehicle in the country, any motorcycle  over three years old must have a valid MOT certificate. Driving on UK roads without a valid certifica...

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Choosing your first motorcycle

Posted by Betty Hill on Friday, July 26, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Motorcycles come in many types and brands so it can be complicated for someone who is just starting out in the bike world. Let me share some ideas to help you choose. Let me start by saying: yes that super sonic sport engine does look great! But when you just got your drivers license and think it over you should agree that it is not a good rookies bike. So what is a good starter motorcycle? 



First of all you want to think about what you plan to do with your motorcycle. This is primarily based ...

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Courier Loads And Packaging Tips

Posted by Dale Harris on Saturday, May 25, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
If you're shipping courier loads, packing the goods might be something you need to think carefully about.



Consider the weight

As a general rule, delivery companies tend to have various weight restrictions that differentiate between them and what might be termed freight carriers. However, whatever the debate on terminology, remember there's a relationship between the weight of your goods and the strength of the packaging needed.

It's not unknown for some poor drivers to arrive to collect somethin...

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Used Motorcycle Auction

Posted by Dan Evans on Friday, May 17, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
There are numerous reasons why people buy motorcycles. Likewise, there are countless reasons why people buy used motorcycles. When buying any type of transportation people look at the brand, the condition of body, mileage, the colour and many other aspects. Buying a used motorcycle is no different. There are many factors that play a role in buying a motorcycle. However, the reason most people buy used motorcycles is not due to the brand or colour. It is more than likely due to personal reason...

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Motorbike Licence Types

Posted by Don Brown on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
A motorbike licence in the UK is classified by three different categories.  The categories are primarily defined by the engine size, power, and speed of the bike that can be operated.  The requirements for each type of bike licence are discussed below.  



Category P

Category P is a moped licence.  It limits the rider to machines of 50cc or less with a design speed of up to 50 km/h (31 mph).  A provisional moped licence can be obtained at 16 years or older.  As with a provisional motorbike licenc...

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Choosing the right motorbike insurance

Posted by Mike Clarke on Monday, March 25, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Choosing the right motorbike is not an easy thing. Apart from that, picking the best motorbike breakdown cover is also not the easiest decision in this world. To make things a little less complicated, here are some simple tips you can follow when it comes to choosing the right motorbike insurance. These tips are best for those who are availing a motorbike breakdown cover for the first time as well as for those whose plans are expiring soon.



The first tip when choosing the right motorbike insur...

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Causes of motorcycle accidents

Posted by Julie Firth on Sunday, March 24, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
When you're out and driving, there's nothing worse than getting in an accident. Whether it's just a fender bender or a windshield-cracking, door-shredding crash, accidents are horrible things to witness and worse to experience. If you're on a motorcycle, accidents become even worse. More than three thousand motorcycle accidents resulted in death last year in the United States alone, and the numbers are just as terrifying in the United Kingdom. With nothing between you and the other vehicle to...

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Motorcycle maintenance tips

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, March 24, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Proper maintenance of your motorcycle will ensure long lasting partnership with your machine. If you take care of it, you will be certain of a good ride, every time. Motorcycle maintenance does not only mean cleaning your bike. Making it look presentable all the time is great but you have to be concern about its engine as well. It is like taking care of your Harley Davidson motorcycle boots, you do not just polish it, you have to make sure that it is well cared for and maintained.



In order to ...

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Choosing a motorcycle safety vest

Posted by Dave Morris on Sunday, March 24, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
There are a number of different options that are available to you when choosing a motorcycle safety vest. Choosing a hi-visibility safety vest for motorcycle riding is not only going to be able to keep you secure but it will help you to be more confident whenever you're on the road. By looking at these options that are available, you'll be able to choose the right vest and the decision will be as easy to make as night and day, similar to comparing motorcycle safety reflectors with bicycle saf...

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Buying your first motorcycle

Posted by Victoria Harris on Sunday, March 17, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Buying your first motorbike needn't be as big an expense as you think, but it does cost money - and that's why it's important to make sure you're doing everything right so you don't invoke both wasted money and disappointment.



Planning to buy your first bike is an exciting experience that you will look back fondly on as your years as a biker increases. You may even have the same bike when you're thinking back on these times, but you could also have switched to a new one - in any case, your fir...

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New Motorbikes

Posted by Mathew Allwood on Sunday, March 17, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
When considering the pure adrenaline ride of an off-road or sports bike, there is nothing more exciting than the offerings of new motorbikes. Anyone considering these styles of motorbikes needs to know what to expect. There are major differences in motorbikes and this one is not for those looking to take extended rides on highways. These bikes are made for riding hard and require an agility that not every rider has at first. Whether the rider competes or just likes the rush from a fast and lo...

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UK Motorbike licence basics

Posted by Sue Barker on Sunday, March 17, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Getting a motorbike licence can be a bit complicated. The process involves several steps that must be accomplished in sequence and within a prescribed time frame. The basic requirements are described below.



Provisional Motorbike Licence

The initial requirements for operating a motorcycle on public roads are that the rider is 17 years or older, has a DL196 certificate of CBT completion, and has a driving licence that permits operation of motorcycles on at least a provisional basis. Either a prov...

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Choosing Motorbike Leathers

Posted by Larry Ford on Friday, March 15, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Motorbike enthusiasts will be the first to point out the importance of wearing the appropriate riding gear to ensure their safety while cruising down in their motorbikes.



Using motorbike leathers are not only meant to make us look cool but more importantly, they are meant to protect our bodies while riding like the wind on our motorcycles. They are made from special leather to provide protection should we fall off our bikes. They also protect us from the strong rush of wind if we are riding wi...

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Motorcycle Batteries

Posted by Huw Smith on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Motorcycle batteries vary by brand. Choosing motorcycle batteries involves several important factors. You need to know a good bit about your bike in order to purchase a motorcycle battery.



Motorcycle batteries vary by engine size on any particular motorcycle. Motorcycle engines range in size and are measure by cc. A small engine could be a 260cc for example, where as a larger engine size can be 1200cc. The higher the number, the more powerful the engine.

Motorcycle batteries are specifically de...

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Motorcycle Helmets

Posted by Steve Shaw on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Almost 3,000 motorcyclists are killed each year in accidents, with head injuries being a major cause of death. Safety helmets successfully reduce the chances of head injury to a great extent. They are a must for all motorcyclists.



Helmets are of different types, sizes, colours, and designs. They may be full-face or open-face, but have to conform to certain standards set by DOT regulations. Helmets which meet the DOT Regulations usually have a DOT approval sticker at the back of the helmet.

Manu...

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How to pack your parcel

Posted by Mike Wilson on Thursday, January 24, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Whether you're selling your unwanted items on online auctions sites, or sending documents around the world, your parcels still need to be well packaged.



Here's how to do it properly.

  • It's essential that you use the right size of box for your parcel. Underfilled boxes are likely to collapse and, and overfilled boxes can burst. Whilst you might be anxious about increasing the weight and so the cost of your parcel, you won't want your parcel to get damaged.

  • You'll need to use suitable and high qual...

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Motorcycle accidents

Posted by Brian Clarke on Sunday, October 28, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Motorcycles are increasingly gaining in their numbers in the last few years. This is because of their affordable prices that majority of people can access. With their increase in numbers, it is causing a menace to the society because lots of lives have been lost through the motorcycle transportation. The riders actually purchase motorcycles at low prices either brand new ones or second hand. The case does not matter so long as one has the ride. The serious matter is that they do not see the n...

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Motorcycle Riding Sunglasses

Posted by Arthur Hale on Sunday, October 28, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
When you ride a motorcycle there are many different aspects which are very important as well as the obvious safety gear. Although motorcycle riding sunglasses are not often thought of as essential, they are more than simply fashionable. The function of these motorcycle sunglasses is far more important than the fashion side. They do of course look great but there are several other reasons why a serious motorcyclist will choose to wear sunglasses.



Motorcycle sunglasses are a type of protective e...

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Motorcycle Movies

Posted by Graham Hill on Sunday, October 28, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Motorcycles have long been a part of movie history, ranging from Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper biking across the country to Marlon Brando and his bunch wreaking havoc upon small town America. These were great scenes indeed but which ones have stood out as the most famous?



First Great Iconic Movie To Feature Motorcycles

Probably the first film of note which featured motorcycles prominently was Easy Rider, as it had custom bikes made especially for this film by 2 custom craftsmen. These 2 motorbi...

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Teenagers and motorcycles

Posted by Karen Hill on Saturday, October 27, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
There is something about the teen years that seems to draw many children towards the idea of owning a motorcycle. As they get older, they feel that they have outgrown their bicycles and are talking or even asking about motorcycles.



It seems like a natural progression since a bicycle is basically a practice vehicle for a motorcycle... an unmotorized version. Many bicycles even have the brakes on the handlebars.

As parents, we are faced with some pretty tough decisions on an almost daily basis. W...

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Harley Davidson Motorcycles

Posted by Tod Phelps on Saturday, October 27, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Owning a Harley-Davidson means owning a piece of American history. The proper name contains the hyphen since it is actually a combination of the last names of the original designers/owners, William S. Harley (who drew up the plans for the original engine in 1901 at the age of 22) and his childhood friend Arthur Davidson.



After working for the next 2 years to finish their "motor-bicycle," they realized that this first motor was not powerful enough to climb the hills around Milwaukee without ass...

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Custom Motorcycles

Posted by Adam West on Saturday, October 27, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
A custom motorcycle is a unique motorcycle with the frame geometry or engine differing from standard motorcycles. They are individually produced in limited numbers in factories. Some motorcycle enthusiasts feel that a true custom bike is one that is built from scratch in a local garage or motorcycle shop.

There are different types of custom motorcycles like road, cruisers and sports bikes. Custom road motorcycles are designed for the road with smooth tires and engines in the 250cc and over ran...

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Motorcycles and girls

Posted by Rick Park on Saturday, October 27, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
A motorcycle is considered as the one of the trendiest and common means of transport. Earlier, it was popular only among men. But, today, even girls are passionate about this trendy vehicle and are widely using it off and on road rides.



As the physical structure of a woman is entirely different from a man, a woman should select a motorcycle which will suit her physical structure. For example, women generally have forward riding postures because of the lower center of gravity and less upper bod...

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Small Motorcycles

Posted by Dave Morris on Saturday, October 27, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
A motorcycle can be defined as a mode of transportation. It is a two-wheeled vehicle that derives its power from a petrol engine. They are one of the cheapest and extensively used forms of motorized conveyance in most parts of the world. A motorcycle is operated by a person who sits with a leg on each side of the vehicle on a seat with his hands on a set of handlebars. When the bike is at rest, the rider puts both feet on the ground. There are foot pegs to support the feet while riding the mo...

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Being a courier

Posted by Maurice Holt on Friday, October 19, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Just what is it about working as a courier that makes the job so great? There are many reasons why you may have decided to become a courier and it is a career that can provide a lot of job satisfaction. Here are a few of the factors that make this job so enjoyable.



Travel Far & Wide

When you work as a courier you may find yourself driving around the UK, or you may find yourself even further afield if you end up carrying out jobs on the continent. There are lots of opportunities available for fo...
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How to choose a SAT NAV

Posted by Doug Best on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Courier drivers jobs and driving work will require you to have a sat nav system - without a reliable one you could miss important contracts and let customers down... So how do you find the best one for your business in amongst all the systems on offer now.



I have listed a few simple and basic tips to help get you started.

Cost, this is obviously an important factor but bear in mind that if you are running a courier business then you really do need to know where you are going without having to c...

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Helicopter Courier Service

Posted by Allan Hanson, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
There may be some cases of emergencies that require something being delivered immediately. In places like Chicago, there's always access to a messenger service in Chicago that can help you get your items shipped by helicopter in cases that are more emergency related. Using helicopter transporting can be used especially for high end business deals that may require a faster delivery of legal papers as a hard copy as opposed to a fax or e-mail. This type of transporting is also used mainly in th...

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Specialised Courier Jobs

Posted by Mark Parker on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
There are many kinds of courier jobs out there, especially for the driver who is looking to establish himself in a particular niche. There are art, antique, passport, accountant, same day, and even perishable goods couriers - and more if you keep your eyes open.



Here are a few samples for you to compare:

Art - these specialise in working with artists to transport their works to various exhibitions and galleries. You'll need specialised equipment like canvas protectors, and trained hands to hand...

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Buying courier software

Posted by Dave Morris on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Buying courier software is something that has to happen for any delivery company every few years if they want to stay competitive. The features that are offered in package delivery software change quickly, as technology in all sectors seems to be increasing at a higher pace than ever before. As new technologies like wireless and SMS communication improve, the courier technology has to evolve to make use of these new available systems. Since buying new software is going to be a semi-regular pi...

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Courier packing guidelines

Posted by Martin Ford on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
If you haven't used couriers a great deal in the past, you may think that you simply call them up and have them pick up your package, and might not give a great deal of thought to the packing that you need to do beforehand. How you pack your shipments for pickup is actually very important, and if you asked them, your Chicago courier service would likely stress the fact that they require that all customers pack deliveries so that they conform to their specific packaging guidelines.



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