Every now and then I see a bike go past me with a young kid on the pillion seat and it gets me to wondering what the rules are these days. My kids are all grown up and making their way in the world, but some of them certainly used to ride pillion with me […]
Going for your first ride as a pillion passenger, or know someone who is? Maybe you just want to improve your comfort and safety as a passenger? Check our latest knowledgebase article!
Over the past five years or so, I’ve been getting over to Thailand as often as I can. And when I’m there, you’ll almost always find me riding something or other (and I don’t mean Thai girls either, you dirty-minded buggers). For those of you who read this earlier, my apologies that it was cut off after the first paragraph. Big problems with the content editor!!
Has anyone heard (or used) either of these two child riding harnesses? Both the Backrider belt and the Child riding belt are made in Canada. The Backrider Belt states that it has been tested according to Baby Car Seat tests by a professional engineering firm although the Child riding belt doesn’t say anything with that regard so I’m not sure about testing with that one.
Both products seem to be designed to work for children between the ages of 2 up to 10 or 11 (with a max weight of the child not exceeding 100 lbs).
Ready to buy your first motorbike? Looking for something to hang your ‘L’ plates on or to see you through your first year as a probationary rider? There’s plenty to choose from and it really comes down to figuring out what suits your riding style and your budget.
Author: Philip Youngwood
8th December 2009
Keeping your motorbike in tip top condition will not only help to keep you safer on the roads, but prolongs the life of your motorbike. Try our 5 tips for looking after your bike:
1. Familiarise yourself with T-CLOCS
T-CLOCS is the acronym used by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and stands for Tires and Wheels, Controls, Lights and Electrics, Oil and Other Fluids, Chassis and Chain, and Stands.
Reprinted from Roadbike magazine, October 2005
Itâ€™s inevitable. One of these days, youâ€™re going to have to ride at night. While itâ€™s not difficult, thereâ€™s no denying that motorcycle riding in the dark is riskier. Most bikes have only one headlight and one taillight, limiting the ability to see and be seen.
BET YOU CANâ€™T WAIT! Spring is here, and you want to get your bike out and ride. Go ahead, jump on and take offâ€¦ youâ€™ll be sorry.
Dirty oil, underinflated tires, and a dry chain are just a few of the problems you might be subjecting your bike to. If you rode your bike right through winter or stored it properly for the off-season, then you should have only a few things to check. But if you skimped on the winter prep, youâ€™ve got at least an afternoon of work ahead of you.
An instructional video on how to ride a motorcycle for the very first time. Of course, if you are here you may already have ridden a motorcycle once or twice, but you may know someone who hasn’t ridden before, so show them this video.
Please let us know what you think about this video. I think it has some shortcomings, but it’s better than nothing.[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdySkge4aKM]
How often do you see riders hooning around in shorts and t-shirt, sometimes with thongs on their feet or even bare feet? Even police riders don’t wear a jacket in summer. So what’s the deal? Why should you wear a jacket, gloves, boots, etc., when others seem to get away with a lot less? How much does the gear you choose contribute to your long-term survival as a rider?