Quad bike dealers are their own worst enemies

Letter to Editor

In the face of crippling quad bike laws about to be introduced in Queensland, some bike dealers are their own worst enemies.

After a ring around of most quad bike dealers in Cairns and the Tablelands, it was discovered none stock essential low pressure tyre gauges.

Any experienced quad bike rider will know the most dangerous aspect of riding is to have incorrect tyre pressures. Quads run on low pressure air, and if pressures are too low, too high or uneven a rider is courting disaster.

If tyre pressures are not evenly maintained at 4 to 5 psi, the bike can become unstable and hard to steer at any speed and most prone to rollover. All dealers have a duty of care under new regulations and at common law to ensure the purchaser of a new or used quad is familiar with the machine and has an understanding of safety requirements.

Equal and correct tyre pressure is first and foremost. Why do quad dealers not carry low pressure air gauges? Honda and Suzuki quads have such gauges included in their standard toolkits but it seems a few of their parts departments are not aware of the safety requirement for proper tyre pressures.

One would hope they start to stock such an important yet inexpensive item.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Lee
Trainer/assessor
Gordonvale

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About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understand the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head this year.

Posted on March 24, 2016, in Farmers, Farming, General, Local News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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