Stay Calm and Panic

With the warm weather comes the emergence of hibernated bikes…those that will start anyway. If you had the unpleasant findings of a flat battery then whizz over to the garage and get a trickle charger.

As I type this it seems the country is in the grip of a ‘panic buying’ culture with fuel due to an impending possible tanker driver strike.’Possible’ is the key word, it is worring watching cars stacked up on queues on major fast roads waiting for fuel, which in honesty they don’t need yet. Causing backlogs on quick roads can become dangerous, have a reality check first…do you really need fuel? Are you buying it in case there is a strike?  Have a think.

Importantly for the wiser drivers out there that use thier lights AND thier foglights, don’t forget to switch the foglights OFF when visibilty returns or the next time you use the lights. Foglights in normal visibility at night cause dazzle to oncoming riders and drivers so remember to SWITCH OFF!

A quick reminder on number plates thanks to Paul W from Reading who asked for a bit of clarification on single line number plates on bikes -these are basically ‘car style’ number plates on bikes, often fitted as less bulky looking and deemed to be be overall better looking but completely illegal on a motorcycle. If you have one fitted you can expect a stop by a TVP officer, they stand out by a mile and are not hard to spot. Don’t risk a £60 fine for the sake of your bike looking a bit better!

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