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Tips For Motorbike Winter Riding

October 14, 2020
Here are five common-sense tips to keep your bad self upright during the bitter months, assuming first that you have had your machine properly winterised. 

Slow down

This may fall into the "duh" category of motorcycling tips, but bikers are typically in a hurry; that's part of the fun. In cold weather, though, be extra-easy with the accelerator and try extra-hard to refrain from sudden anything - braking, acceleration, cornering, swerving. Remember it's easy to go fast - all you have to do is spin the accelerator. A great biker can slow down to almost a standstill and still control the machine, and the slow-and-steady skills you learn while driving in the winter will be handy when it's spring and summer.

Remember cold weather = cold tires = less traction  

Let's assume your tires are in great working order. (Quit reading now if your tires are bald or decrepit, and go buy new ones.)  Your tires, under normal conditions, heat up from use after you ride a bit, resulting in tighter traction and enabling you to control the machine like a champ. In freezing weather, you can safely assume any tire heat gathered from your trip is gone after as much as a 60-second stop, and you're starting from scratch. Check your pressure in cold weather more often in winter, too, and use a gauge, not your eyes.

Establish a relationship with a local motorcycle-specific tow-and-repair service - before you ride 

You have a dentist and a doctor even though you don't need one right this second, right? So what if your bike ends up on its side when it's snowing, you Google "motorcycle tow" and discover the nearest guy with a flatbed is 50 miles away? Scout a good, reliable local tow place in advance; go visit them, bring them a donut, shoot the breeze, give 'em your card, take theirs and if they're especially friendly, give 'em a thumbs-up on Yelp or Facebook . Consider, too, joining the American Motorcycle Association, who, among other things, will assist you with roadside service in your time of need.

If it starts to snow, hang it up.

Freezing cold weather, wind and even ice can be dealt with by beginners or near-beginners. But when a snowstorm happens, your visibility is typically reduced to garbage and you can either tough it home going 4 miles an hour and trying to avoid black ice, inept auto drivers, sharp curves and the like, or you can find the nearest mall or similar shelter and wait it out. No one will think you a cupcake just because you don't want to ride in the snow, either, so go ahead and find sanctuary when God's dandruff falls from the sky.

Wear proper gear

We've heard this all our motorcycling lives, and some of us pay more attention to it than others.  But the arctic buzz-kill is a great time to invest in some heavy-duty gear including boots, pants, jacket, gloves and a full-face DOT-approved helmet. Not only does proper gear help prevent road rash, serious injury or worse in the event of a crash, it keeps you toasty. Anyone who has tried to tough out a ride through freezing weather knows the particular hell of biking with some part of your body involuntarily naked.

One way to stay warm is to consider heated gear - pants, gloves, jackets - equipped with electronics one either charges beforehand or hooks up to an equipped motorcycle. Harley-Davidson makes easy-to-use heated gloves and heated jacket liners that not only will keep you as warm as a baked potato wrapped in foil, they look suitably badass even if they're not in use.  The drawback to heated gear is the time it takes you to connect yourself up like the Frankenstein monster before hitting the road - but those who regularly use the gear swear by it, and Harley's heated gear has gotten far more user-friendly over the last ten years.

Courier Services UK

September 27, 2020
The right courier for your business can eliminate all of the issues surrounding delays, items being held up at borders or even going missing entirely. Different couriers offer different types of services. It’s important to know what these services are and how they can benefit your business if you’re to pick the courier that best suits your specific needs.

The courier that works best for you should be able to provide the speed, security and service your business requires.

The different type...

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Healthcare Sector Motorbike Couriers UK

September 22, 2020
While it may sound slightly dramatic, sameday couriers provide a vital service to the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector. From the transportation of organs and blood to the important transportation of patient documents or x-rays, deliveries are made all day every day across the UK relating to health.

Without reliable delivery services, the healthcare sector would slow down and patients potentially put at risk.

Whether for the private healthcare sector or NHS, the requirements of a sameday cou...

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Transporting Cremated Remains

September 11, 2020
It is not at all uncommon that cremated remains need to be transported across the country. Transporting ashes is not a difficult process but there are some things that you will arrange for ahead of time in order to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Air Travel

You should always check with your airline to verify specific policies for transporting cremated remains. Policies on transporting ashes do vary by carrier and they can change from time-to-time. As a general rule you can either ship the rem...

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Motorbike Riding

August 29, 2020
Riding a motorcycle can be good for your health.

Using the road can be dangerous. There’s really no getting around it, and no amount of statistic massaging is going to prove otherwise, but did you know that motorcycling could also be good for you health? You only have to spend a few moments talking to a biker about how the act of riding makes them feel before you’ll have all the anecdotal evidence that you need to prove that biking can make people seem happier, but in late 2018 a study fro...

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How to ship Jewellery

July 1, 2020
Best Way to Ship Jewellery Insured

  • Invest in good quality shipping materials
  • Take time to make sure your jewellery is well packaged and makes no sound when shaken
  • Make sure neither your box or shipping documents make any reference to the contents of your parcel
  • Always book a tracked and signed for delivery
  • Securely attach your shipping label
  • Make sure your recipient is home when the delivery is scheduled to be made
  • Jewellery Courier ( Spartan Motorcycle Couriers )
  • Jewellery packaged

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