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Ethanol Fuels

19 March 2020 Fuel

Recent debates and publicity concerns surrounding the introduction and use of “green fuels,” have raised the question of the effects of these alcohol based fuels on the materials used in Amal carburettor components. The use of ethyl alcohol mixed with petrol up to a concentration of 10% (E10) has been common practice in the USA […]

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BSA M20: Top Facts On One Of The Vintage Bikes That Won The War

26 February 2020 BSA M20

The BSA M20, a classic general-purpose motorcycle, is one of the contenders of ‘bikes that have won the war.’ The BSA M20 bikes which are still used today can be thought of as direct, living links to the finest hours of World War II. The BSA M20 was a real workhorse used mainly in the […]

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The Right Motorcycle Tyre Pressure

14 February 2020 Maintenance Tips

Whether you ride your bike on your commute, or you are switching back and forth in a turn at the track, knowing the right way to maintain your bike’s tyres is essential. If you are an aggressive biker who corners hard, or someone who has to carry a lot of loads, or takes their bike […]

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8 Charity Bike Rides in Australia to be Aware of

23 January 2020 Bike Events

Do you love to take long rides, explore the countryside, and simply enjoy the company of fellow bikers? Going on a trip with your bike is a great and fun activity. The benefits are limitless. It promotes your mental health, builds your core muscles, and burns calories. On top of these health benefits, it is […]

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Invention of the Motorcycle

20 July 2019 Motorcycle

It has been more than 150 years since the first motorcycle, and the excitement and enthusiasm has hardly dwindled. On the contrary, motorcycling both as a hobby as well as a professional sport has risen to great popularity. So, when and how did this evolution from a simple bicycle to a gasoline-powered motorbike take place? […]

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Invention of the Carburettor and its Application in Classic Motorcycles

21 May 2019 Carburettor

For nearly eight decades, carburettors fuelled motorcycles and every other automobile on the road. Back when the first motorcycles were invented, carburettor technology was the only way to mix fuel and air in the correct proportions for the engine to take it. Carburettors were extremely reliable, could be fixed easily when broken, and were compatible […]

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DIY Maintenance for Your Classic Motorbike

19 May 2019 Maintenance Tips

DIY motorbike maintenance is possible but always with due care and great advice from experts. If you own a motorbike, or are planning to buy one, there are a few things that you need to know. These tips will not only lengthen the life of your motorbikes but will also help keep you and the […]

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Triumph Motorcycles – The History

26 April 2019 Triumph Motorcycles

The Joys of Motorcycling Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul – a wise man While you may pass a grin at the above statement and move on, for those who know, there is a deeper meaning entrenched in it. Automobiles have been an intrinsic part of our modern lives for a […]

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The History of Norton Motorcycles

15 March 2019 Norton Motorcycle

Norton isn’t just one of the most famous motorcycle companies – it’s also one of the most iconic and beloved brands in motorcycle history. Norton Motorcycles has been on the scene since 1898 when it was founded by James Lansdowne Norton. The company specialised in “fittings and parts for the two-wheel trade.” By 1902, their […]

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The Best Roads to Ride on Your Two Wheels in Australia

20 February 2019 Best roads

“Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest.” John Walters, a musician, and songwriter. We can all take something from that advice. Including all free-spirited motorbike riders out there. Indeed, at some point in our lives, we have to allow ourselves to get out of our comfort zones in order to fulfil our passions […]

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The Best Motorcycle Roads in NSW

17 January 2019 Motorcycle Roads

As outsiders see it, motorcycling is a solitary quest. For those in the motorcycle community, it’s a social activity bringing together passionate people who share a connection through their interest in winding through twisted roads, appreciating the journey, rather than focusing on the destination. Some people meditate to stay present or in the moment. Although […]

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19 Must-See Motorcycle Films

The thrill of riding a motorcycle is hard to imitate. However, when you’re not out riding or fixing up your motorcycle, you can vicariously live through others who are, in these films. Grab some popcorn and get comfortable, here are 19 must-see motorcycle films: 1. Mondo Enduro (2003) Mondo Enduro was a round-the-world adventure motorcycle […]

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Norton Commando Routine Maintenance Guide

This is an excerpt from a workshop manual providing information on Norton Commando 750 and 850 models. The manual provides necessary technical instructions to enable motorcycle enthusiasts and the like to carry out all routine maintenance, running repairs and full-scale, major refurbishments. The Norton Motorcycle Company started out producing single cylinder motorcycles, before moving onto […]

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Chain Care Part 2

This information was first published in 1961 by Renold Chains. It is still relevant for those restoring and riding old motorcycles today. If you haven’t yet read our blog Chain Care Part 1, click here. CHAIN AND CHAINWHEEL INSPECTION It is rare to find anything wrong with the alignment of the chainwheels (sprockets) on a […]

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Chain Care Part 1

This information was first published in 1961 by Renold Chains. It is still relevant for those restoring and riding old motorcycles today. INTRODUCTION The motorcycle is designed and built for efficient and reliable performance. To give of its best, however, it calls for some attention, and no enthusiastic owner will begrudge the small amount of […]

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