Road Trains- How to Drive an B-Double MC Truck

Road Trains- How to Drive an B-Double MC Truck

If your aim is to become a road train driver in Australia:

• Have some knowledge of fixing trucks

• Be a very responsible person

• Gain lots of experience

• Enjoy driving.

Simple really!

If you rarely want to see your mother-in-law, become a road train driver.

It’s a great career for the right person.

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Australia’s National Heavy Vehicle Logbook Laws Defined

Australia’s National Heavy Vehicle Logbook Laws Defined

NHV National Heavy Vehicle Laws in Australia - log books. The laws regulating operators of heavy vehicles in Australia have recently changed. The primary goal of these changes was to reduce accidents caused by driver fatigue. With the changes have come very specific rules governing work and rest periods and the methods for recording them. For more information about trucks and getting your truck licence - contact BRISBANE TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL.

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Motorcycle Skills - The Figure 8 Manoeuvre

Motorcycle Skills - The Figure 8 Manoeuvre

The figure 8 manoeuvre is executed as close as practicable around 2 circles, a maximum of 5 metres in diameter, spaced 1.5 metres apart but within 2 metres of the outside diameter of the circles. The eligible person will be required to complete 4 figure eights in a minimum time of 50 seconds to a maximum time of 80 seconds using appropriate gear (eg: first or second gear).

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Motorcycle Pre Ride Safety Check QRIDE

Motorcycle Pre Ride Safety Check QRIDE

pre ride check pre drive check

Ian Watson's Pre Ride MOTORCYCLE CHECK:

Identify Motorcycle
Is the motorcycle suitable for the student?
Registration expiration date?
COI expiration date (for training vehicles only)?
Motorcycle is clean/serviceable?
Are there any leaks i.e. fluid under the machine?

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Slow Ride Manoeuvre QRIDE : Ian Watson's

Slow Ride Manoeuvre QRIDE : Ian Watson's

Ian Watson's Motorcycle School Brisbane

Eligible person to execute this manoeuvre:
• through a marked course 18 metres long by .75 metres wide
• keeping feet on footrests
• keeping motorbike wheels within marked course
• taking not less than 11 seconds to traverse the course
• using rear brake to control speed

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Q Ride Redlands Figure 8 Demonstration

Q Ride Redlands Figure 8 Demonstration

Q Ride Redlands
Figure 8 Demonstration

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A Closer Look at the KTM 390 Duke

A Closer Look at the KTM 390 Duke

Ten years ago the company was on the verge of collapsing, however, with a successful comeback KTM became one of the most popular motorcycle brands worldwide. There is tremendous effort behind this success. Firstly, by boldly opening towards the streetfighter category, and secondly by partnering up with Bajaj (an Indian automotive company), KTM got back in the game. 

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Motorcycle Transmissions: A Closer Look at the Various Types of Gear Configurations on Motorcycles

Motorcycle Transmissions: A Closer Look at the Various Types of Gear Configurations on Motorcycles

Understanding the inner workings of a motorcycle might seem easier than attempting to comprehend a more complex vehicle, but that does not necessarily mean that it is not difficult. Motorcycles come in all shapes and sizes, and as such, have different forms of transmissions. It is fairly uncommon to find a motorcycle that is not manual, but automatic and semi-automatic transmissions do exist for motorcycles. Here is what you need to know about each type.

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How to counter steer on a motorcycle:

How to counter steer on a motorcycle:

Counter steering is an essential element to writing a motorcycle. Understanding how to start a safe term even at high speeds will ensure that you can remain safe on the roads and handle yourself in an emergency situation. At extremely high speeds it's very important that you lean into any type of turn, although counter steering may sound a bit confusing it doesn't actually mean turning your handlebars away from the turn you initiate, but pressing on the handlebar to lean into the correct direction. By mastering this process you can make more controlled turns on your motorcycle and ride with greater levels of comfort.

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Triumph Motorcycles: A Brief History

Triumph Motorcycles: A Brief History

Triumph Motorcycles is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. This British company headquartered in Hinckley, Leicestershire has revenue of over 500 million GBP per year. But it wasn’t always like that. Just like many other companies in this industry, Triumph Motorcycles started as a small company. 

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Best Motorcycle Rides on Australia: A list of great rides in Australia

Best Motorcycle Rides on Australia: A list of great rides in Australia

Australia is a country that has some of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes of the world. Snowcapped pristine coastline, lush tropical rainforest and sunbaked ochre dessert are perfect examples to prove the above mentioned fact. You will also be able to a variety of motorcycle rides in Australia. Here is a list of the greatest rides that you can find within the country.

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Kawasaki: A Brief History

Kawasaki: A Brief History

There have been many auto-manufacturing companies that were launched in the market however, only a few were able to become a legend. This is the reason that they are still remembered by the automotive lovers.

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Pillion Passengers : The Do’s and Don’ts when Carrying a Passenger on a Motorcycle

Pillion Passengers : The Do’s and Don’ts when Carrying a Passenger on a Motorcycle

Motorcycles are great fun when you ride them alone. After all, they were mostly designed for use by one person. However, every once in a while a motorcycle owner needs to bring someone else along for the ride, or perhaps they simply want to. Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that sometimes there are two people riding on a motorcycle, and if you aren’t careful about it this situation can be extremely dangerous. Statistically motorcycles are already more dangerous than cars, so two people just makes the chances worse. Thankfully, as long as you know what you are doing you can mitigate that risk fairly easily, and this is how.

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The Importance of Safety Margins On The Road

The Importance of Safety Margins On The Road

The importance of safety margin when riding a motorcycle. Safety margins are of great importance, especially when it includes motorcyclists. The most common reason of motorcycle accidents is the lack of success of motorists to recognize and identify motorcycles in traffic.

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A Closer Look at the Honda Cub

A Closer Look at the Honda Cub

The Honda Cub is the world’s bestselling motorcycle, and for good reason: it’s versatile, lightweight and powerful enough to be used for a wide range of purposes. Nearly 60 years after Honda first began producing the Cub, it has become an iconic symbol of the 20th century, on par with the Ford Model T, VW Beetle and Jeep. As of 2014, there have been 87 million of these vehicles sold worldwide in 160 different countries.

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Komine: A Closer Look At The Motorcycle Jacket Maker Komine  

Komine: A Closer Look At The Motorcycle Jacket Maker Komine  

In the 1940’s, Komine Shunsuke was a student who was fascinated with the Indian and Triumph motorcycles. This led to the establishment of a wholesale trade company that deals on bicycles and tires in Taito ward of Tokyo. The company known as Komine Shoukai preceded the Komine Auto Center.

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How to do a Hill-start on a Motorcycle

How to do a Hill-start on a Motorcycle

There is nothing like riding a motorcycle. The thrill and adrenaline rush alone is worth riding a motorbike. It provides you freedom. It makes you an adventurer. The dangers included in riding a bike elevates the satisfaction. It pumps you up and excites you. There are various reasons which compel people to drive a motorbike. Some of these reasons are fueled by passion, while others are based on logical thinking.
 

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How to Get a Motorcycle Licence in New Zealand

How to Get a Motorcycle Licence in New Zealand

How to get an NZ motorcycle licence.You are probably one of those individuals who have finally decided to get motorcycle license in New Zealand. This is actually an excellent move for many good reasons. Riding a motorcycle is proven to be a very rewarding activity or hobby. This can also be ultimately social since you are likely to meet sorts of individuals with different backgrounds. Motorcycles also got smaller carbon footprints as compared to an average family car. When riding a motorcycle you are also doing your part in helping minimise traffic congestion and you save on parking and fuel costs.
However, before you can confidently ride a motorcycle, you surely have to start somewhere and this is to get a motorcycle license in New Zealand. You need to be properly licensed in order to ride and roam around the New Zealand roads. New Zealand actually uses Graduated Licensing System which splits motorcycle and even car to three different stages namely learners, restricted and then full. The first two stages actually have restrictions to help students gain experiences in safe manner.

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