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  • 18 Aug 2014 7:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Guys

    Just got this notification of two motorcycle tyre recalls for defective off road and sports tyres.

    Can you let your members know.

     

    Regards

    Dave Wright

    President Motorcycle Riders Association of WA

    Ulysses Club National Safety Committee (WA Rep.)

     

     

    MITAS

     

    Off-road

    http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1044898

     

    Sports

    http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1061779

    What are the defects?

    During sustained high speed riding a bulge may appear on the tread of the tyre causing vibration and, in the most extreme of cases, some of the tread may become detached. This problem has been simulated in controlled and very severe test conditions.

     

  • 29 Jul 2014 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Border Run is coming up this weekend Saturday the 2nd of August at Border Village just the other side of the WA border with SA.

    This is a well attended though pretty informal rally of sorts that has been running since 1974 when it was initiated by some founding members of the BMW Motorcycle club of WA. Tradition has it that members of the WA and SA BMW Motorcycle clubs meet at Border Village for beverage or 2 on ths first Saturday evening in August.  Since initiation attendance has grown to include riders from other clubs and other riders who just hear about it or get invited along. Even the Far Riders have added this to their calendar, though why anyone would ride across the country stopping at the venue only for fuel and a photo before turning around and heading home is beyond me? Having gone all that way you think they would stay for the evenings celebrations? well I suppose that's not their thing.

    This year some of our long term members will be celebrating their 60th at the border, "Die Alt Border Fahrts?" someone one with better German can correct that for me ;-)  (Nb. German for Ride = Fahrt)

    If you are riding down for the meet, it is usual for riders to leave on the Thursday or Friday. Some take the black top via Coolgardie while others (if the road is open and is not wet (read Slippery!) take the unsealed Hyden Norseman road to cut the corner. Many WA riders aim to camp Friday night just after Balladonia and before the 90 Mile straight. There is a rest bay area to left of the road and a camp site is set up a short distance off the bitumen. It's good point to stop before the final run to the border on Saturday morning. Just remember the wildlife favors this stretch of road from early evening on, so be careful if you plan to arrive there late.

    Those wanting to ride out from Perth in the company of others I suggest you get onto the clubs public forum and start organizing. Perhaps I'll see you out there!


  • 15 Jun 2014 10:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks Richard!

    "Might actually be Bill making his way back from Qld"

  • 15 Jun 2014 9:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Not a BMW MCC WA Event but may be of interest to some:

    6th JULY WINTER CHARITY DICERUN to raise funds for Flourish Cambodia http://www.flourishcambodia.org/index.html a charity that helps at risk children . This ride will start at Gingers Roadhouse 1383 Great Northern Highway at 10am come rain,hale or shine, so show your true metal, the ride will take in Toodyay, Mundaring and finish at Karragullen the ride is open to all, as long as your bike can maintain the open road speed limit.

    Registration is $20 dollars per bike and there are prizes for the top scores rolled with the dice.

    To register contact guyhayes@live.com.au

  • 18 May 2014 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    All those wanting to submit an entry for the First Alphabet Challenge please submit your evidence to a committee member preferably myself, by 31 May 2014.
  • 15 May 2014 10:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Sadly one of our number Wayne Eacott, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday 10th of May. Wayne had been a member of many years and some will remember him from the first Desert Raid run to Carnegie which he attempted on his Red R1100GS.

    Or later at the Vintage Stomp, Voyager Estate after he completed  and exhibited a stunning restoration of a red and white R100GS PD. Most recently with some assistance from Dave Munro he had just completed his latest project a R80G/S PD which had been a few years in the process and of which he was rightly very proud.
    Our condolences have been conveyed to his wife Sharon. While we only saw Wayne occasionally, his energy, enthusiasm, good nature and friendship will be missed.

  • 27 Mar 2014 10:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    As you are all most likely aware the last few months have seen an alarming toll of motorcycle related accidents some fatal. More than ever it is essential that you watch out on our roads. While many of these accidents have been attributable to rider error there is still the ever increasing threat of distracted drivers due in no small part to their preoccupation with mobile devices. While making yourself more visible is a good thing you cannot rely on this alone to prevent a distracted or intoxicated driver causing you harm. Take care to manage your riding space and separate your self from those who exhibit the tell tale signs of haste and distraction.

    On a related subject Dave Wright has sent us the February Road Safety Report which contains some informative information on the legality or illegality of lane splitting in WA

    You can read the full article in the Newsletters section, here is an extract:

    "I have covered this issue before but I am still asked if lane splitting and filtering is permitted in WA. One of the issues raised during discussions with the Minister for Transport was allowing motorcycle lane filtering. This has been taken off the list because lane filtering is allowed in Western Australia within certain limitations (surrounding traffic must be stationary, signalling is still required and must be done safely).

    Here is the related regulation for overtaking. You will note that reg 122(1) stipulates a moving vehicle so when the vehicles are stationary that reg doesn’t apply.

    122.        Overtaking

          (1)     When overtaking a moving vehicle, a driver of a vehicle (other than a bicycle) shall, except as provided in sub-regulations (2) and (3), pass to the right of that vehicle, at a safe distance.

                   Points: 2 Modified penalties: 2 PU

          (2)     Where a carriageway is a one‑way carriageway, or has 2 or more marked lanes for vehicles traveling in the same direction, a driver may overtake and pass in another marked lane to the left of a vehicle, if conditions permit him or her to do so with safety.

    Lane splitting - traveling between two lanes of moving traffic is illegal in WA


  • 09 Mar 2014 6:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A number of club members have invested in a Spot Tracker, here is an example from this Saturdays West Australian Newspaper of how valuable they can be

    Spot Tracker Story.pdf
  • 31 Jan 2014 9:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Here is a copy of the most recent WA Motorcycle Safety Report receive from Dave Wright. It mentions an upcoming trial for motorcyclists to use Bus lanes!
    Safety Report December 2013.docx
  • 30 Dec 2013 9:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Check out this great short video Riding the R9T
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