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The following information relates to Student information. The information has been broken up into the following sections and provides links and documents:

Safety is an important part of the HART philosophy and the following information is provided to assist you, as a rider, with resources and information to keep you safe and to keep you riding.

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Each Australian state has different rules and regulations for Motorcycle licensing.

Visit the Australian Motorcycle Licencing Rules Page for more information.


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Safety and Riding Tips for Beginners and the Experienced.

Click here to view the PDF.



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No matter if you ride daily, once a week or only ride on weekends, eventually you are going to have to ride in the rain. Some useful wet weather riding tips have been put together to keep you safe in the wet.

Visit the Wet Weather Riding Page for more information.



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Carrying a passenger can effect the way a motorcycle handles. We have provided specific tips to help both the rider and the passenger.

Visit the Carrying Passengers and Cargo Page for more information.



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Avoiding accidents is primarily a matter of knowing how to avoid collisions with cars. We provide you with some helpful tips on what to look out for in urban areas.

Visit the Street Riding Strategies Page for more information.



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What visual cues are actually used in riding? Vision research answered this question by devising a method to describe a riders visual search process. This was done by means of an eye movement recording system. This device recorded where the rider was looking while riding along the highway.

Visit the Visual Information Page for more information.



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Before any big ride, or if your bike has been sitting around over winter; it is important to check it over to be certain it’s in a safe and workable condition. Your owner’s manual will have a “pre-ride check” that you can follow to inspect your bike. Usually this check would include, but not be limited to, inspecting/adjusting:

Tyres: Check pressure, condition and wear. Look for objects imbedded in the tyre, cracks and bulges in the rubber (2mm tread depth is the min legal requirement)
Brakes: Check the pads and discs for wear, reservoir fluid level and/or cable condition. Squeeze the lever and hold for a few seconds; it the lever continues to depress without any additional force, there may be a leak in the fluid system.
Clutch: Check freeplay, fluid level and/or cable condition.
Throttle: Check that there is a small amount of free-play, it snaps shut, moves freely.
Oil: Is there enough? Should it be replaced? Should you bring some spare oil?
Cooling system: Is there enough? Any leaks? Check the radiator for stone damage and leaks
Chain & Sprockets: Correctly adjusted? Lubed? Chain and sprocket condition?
Electrics: Carry out a check of the electrical system, include all lights/indicators, horn and Kill switch.

If you are questioning anything, replace it/adjust it/seek a professional opinion.

Is your bike close to or due a service? It is better to service before the riding season.

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Setting up is undoubtedly the most important part of Cornering, and determines how smoothly and safely you negotiate the corner. It’s during the approach to a corner that all the important information is gathered and decisions made.

Visit the Setting up for cornering page for more information.



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How you think, is how you ride.

Visit the Attitude page for more information.



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