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Australia Motorcycles FAQ



This Frequently Asked Questions cover most of the common issues raised in motorcycling discussions, with Australia specific information.

This FAQ about Australia Motorcycles was compiled and written by Cameron Simpson cs@zip.com.au with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Welcome to Aus.Motorcycles Aus.Motorcycles (a.m) is a forum fordiscussion (haha) of Australian motorcycles and motorcycling. ThisFAQ was put together by lots of regular posters to a.m not only toanswer the FAQs but also give people an idea of how to begin _and_enjoy motorcycling around the entire country. It is hopefully astarting point for beginners and a useful reference to ol' timers :-)
Need some info you can't find in here?... Let the posting begin!...
-02 What kind of bike should I buy?
Compiled by Zebee Johnstone ....
-03 Which bike? - Bikes for Learners.
compiled by Miles Gillham . Maintained on the ...
-04 Buying a Bike
Having thought about what kind of bike you might want ...
-05 Finding Bikes To Buy
For just looking at bikes the easiest thing is to visit a dealer. ...
-06 Evaluating a Bike
Consider the kilometers the bike has travelled. Look for oil leaks,...
-07 More Resources and Links
See also:
-08 Motorcycle Licencing: What rules and regulations do I have to follow in mystate?
Licencing: What rules and regulations do I have to follow ...
-09 Motorcycle Licencing: Queensland
Compiled by Red & Chris Martin....
-10 Motorcycle Licencing: South Australia
Compiled by Cameron ...
-11 Motorcycle Licencing: Western Australia
Compiled by Matthew Carter &...
-12 Motorcycle Licencing: Australian Capital Territory
Compiled by Neal Gowen & Dean Kaufman....
-13 Motorcycle Licencing: New South Wales
Compiled by Chris Martin, Colin Panisset and ...
-14 Motorcycle Licencing: Tasmania
Compiled by John Lamp ....
-15 Motorcycle Licencing: Northern Territory
Contributed by Radley Jones ....
-16 Motorcycle Licencing: Victoria
Compiled by Jason Brand . Clarifications ...
-17 What about lanesplitting Legalities?
(Note that overtaking on the right is legal in all ...
-18 Lanesplitting Sensibilities
The aus.motorcycles community is split about 50/50 on whether it is ...
-19 Can I ride around Australia without carrying extra fuel?
Vic, NSW, Tas will present no problems at all. Just make sure you ...
-20 300+km stretches from Darwin to Mt Iza
From Chris Ruskie :...
-21 Where should I ride in Victoria?
Black's Spur (Healesville to Marysville), Lake Mtn, Reefton ...
-22 Where should I ride in Western Australia?
Round Wongong Dam - short but twisty bits. Serpentine Dam, ...
-23 Where should I ride in New South Wales?
* Day trips from ...
-24 Where should I ride in South Autralia?
Up the BelAir road through Coromandel Valley, to Clarendon ...
-25 Where should I ride in Queensland?
Mt Glorious - good for a quick fang. Nice windy roads, coffee shops,...
-26 Where should I ride in Tasmania?
See also Kevin Gleeson 's Tassie Touring ...
-27 Where should I ride in the Northern Territory?
Everywhere as fast as you can :) [INDEED. Well, after Humpty ...
-28 Where should I ride in the Australian Capital Territory?
The Uriarra/Cotter loop is a fantastic stretch of road, with ...
-29 Where can I get my bike dyno'd?
Most states should have one or two performace shops that offer ...
-30 Where can I hire a motorcycle?
Also
-31 How should I go about importing a bike to Australia?
From Roy Armstrong Thu Apr ...
-32 Cleaning your bike
Cleaning your bike Somebody asked us
-33 Web Sites
Moto FAQs at www.faqs....
-34 Picture Archives
ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/pics/vehicles/...
-35 How do I scan photos & piccys so they look great?
The trick in my experience is to not scan at too high a resolution. ...
-36 People to contact for group rides, info, etc...
Just post to aus.motorcycles. NSW, Vic, Qld, SA & WA ...
-37 Books and magazines
Motorcycle tuning: chassis - John Robinson Redwood Press Limited,...
-38 Gear & Safety Introduction
Gear & Safety Introduction Maintained by Colin ...
-39 Gear & Safety Disclaimer
This FAQ is provided as an general guide only. It is ...
-40 About the Gear and Safety FAQ
This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is provided in the hope ...
-41 Helmet and protective clothing laws
This section covers relevant legislation from the various states ...
-42 Australian Helmet and protective clothing laws Standards
Currently, the only piece of protective gear that must be approved ...
-43 Other Standards
-44 What gear's available? Helmets
There are two types of helmet shell currently available: resin-...
-45 Motorcycle Jackets: General
The key things to look for in a bike jacket are ...
-46 Motorcycle Jackets: Impact Resistance
From Tom Cohen ....
-47 Motorcycle Jackets: Abrasion Resistance
From Tom Cohen ....
-48 Motorcycle Gloves
Gloves are vital to prevent major injury to the hands in the event ...
-49 Motorcycle Boots
[ This section could include things like Doc Martens, GP boots and ...
-50 Full Leathers Clothes
R-Jays, Rivet, Stagg, Quin, Walden Miller, Mars, ...
-51 Motorcycle Body Armour
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-52 Motorcycle Other clothing
Waterproof ...









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