Posts filed under Essential Repairs

23 ARR RAW: The Bare Minimum, Friends at the Get-Go & What’s That Smell?

ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers. What is the absolute minimum mechanical knowledge you should have before going on an extended trip? How do you choose a travel mate? And listeners questions answered. Featuring Horizons Unlimited's Grant Johnson, authors and world travellers Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and show host, Jim Martin. 

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17 ARR RAW: Camping Considerations & Motorcycle Maintenance on the Road

Jim Martin and the co-hosts on ARR RAW talk about what you need to consider when looking for a place to put your head down for the night, and how to handle doing maintenance on your bike when travelling.

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9 ARR RAW: Trains and Ferries, Pannier Tools and Lunch & Can I Stay at Your House?

ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 9
Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. 
Trains and Ferries, Pannier Tools and Lunch & Can I Stay at Your House?

Trains and Ferries

What's involved?
Tie-downs? Blocks under bike? Your methods.
Pitfalls to be aware of.
Security - Should I stay with my bike etc…?
Are some countries worse for?…
Stories of things gone wrong on these - hopefully with a lesson to learn.

Can I Stay at Your House?
A theme that is gaining in popularity, or at least in the travel world:  Boldly asking for people to put you up and help you out while travelling. Either accommodations, garage use, tools whatever.

 

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4 ARR RAW: Lane Splitting & Filtering, Essential Repair Skills & Tools and Wildlife Encounters

It’s a dangerous situation for a motorcyclist to be caught in traffic, the stop and go, distracted drivers, etc.
The University of California at Berkeley published a report in May 2015 that says “motorcyclists who split lanes in heavy traffic are significantly less likely to be struck from behind by other motorists”.

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