VIC Govt Talks to Riders

The Victorian Government has engaged with riders to resolve conflict between riders, resident and other forest users.

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Nowhere To Ride

There's hardly anywhere to ride legally in NSW.

Land developers, policy exclusion, clowns and noise has resulted in closure of nearly all available areas.

Now there are Environmental problems as riders push into areas they would not have used previously.

Erosion from new track creation, grooving of water diversion banks (roll-overs), creek bank destruction and spreading of weeds and diseases from unwashed machines are all problems now.

Media Release

23 November 2010


The Motorcycle Council of NSW (MCC of NSW) calls upon the NSW state government to immediately introduce Recreational Registration for off-road motorcycles along the lines of the Victorian model.

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Packing a Bumbag

Having the right tools with you gives the best chance of managing bush repairs sucessfully. A good rule of thumb is to use the tools from your bumbag when you work on the bike at home, so you will know in advance if you’re missing the tools you need. This also means that bolts are less likely to be over-tensioned, which can easily happen when working with larger spanners at home, especially on wheel nuts.

Bumbag tools

This list shows what an experienced lead or sweep rider would carry. Some of the items, such as the 13 and 15mm spanners could be left out if not needed, but experienced riders will carry a similar amount of gear. Note the folding garden saw, which is an excellent way to clear a road of fallen debris.

  • 8mm open/ring spanner
  • 10mm open/ring spanner
  • 12mm open/ring spanner
  • 13mm open/ring spanner
  • 14mm open/ring spanner
  • 15mm open/ring spanner
  • 17mm open/ring spanner
  • 3/8 socket rachet drive
  • 3/8 extension
  • 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17mm sockets
  • Yamaha screwdriver
  • Plug spanner
  • Spare spark plug
  • Swiss army knife
  • Two tyre levers
  • Puncture repair kit
  • CO2 bottle and adapter
  • 4, 5, 6mm Allen keys
  • Chain breaker
  • Punch
  • Small file
  • 10-inch Snap-On Crescent
  • Vice grips
  • Long-nose vice grips
  • Pliers
  • Side cuttters
  • Length of chain
  • Various chain joiner links
  • Gear lever
  • Multiple valve caps
  • Valve tools
  • Sidestand spring
  • Rubber strap
  • Electrical tape
  • Folding garden saw
  • Front & rear tubes