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  • Provisional Calendar: 2016 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship

    The provisional race calendar has been published ahead of the 2016 edition for the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship! #MotorBikes Keep your Superbike running in championship performance levels by using Motul 300v high performance superbike engine oil that is available from Randburg Midas. The championship takes on a new look for 2016, not least as there are new regulations in the FIM Supersport World Championship (WorldSSP) which races alongside the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) at all rounds bar one. Once again, the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) will feature on all European race weekends across the course of the season. The 2016 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship calendar is as follows: 1 – Australia – Phillip Island GP Circuit – 26-28 February 2 – Thailand – Chang International Circuit – 11-13 March 3 – Spain – MotorLand Aragón – 1-3 April 4 – The Netherlands – TT Circuit Assen – 15-17 April 5 – Italy – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola – 29 April – 1 May 6– Malaysia – Sepang International Circuit – 13-15 May 7 – UK – Donington Park – 27-29 May 8 – Italy – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – 17-19 June 9 – USA – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – 8-10 July *** 10 – Italy – Autodromo Nazionale di Monza – 22-24 July * 11 – Germany – Lausitzring – 16-18 September 12 – France – Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours – 30 September – 2 October 13 – Spain – Circuito de Jerez – 14-16 October ** 14 – Qatar – Losail International Circuit – 28-30 October * Subject to homologation ** Subject to contract *** WorldSBK only Official tests: Pre-season – Phillip Island – Monday/Tuesday prior to Australian Round (WorldSBK, WorldSSP) Post-race 1 – Misano – After Riviera di Rimini Round (WorldSBK) Post-race 2 – Jerez – After Spanish Round (WorldSBK) For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2015/Provisional+calendar+for+2016+Motul+FIM+Superbike+World+Championship

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  • Best brake fluid available from Randburg Midas

    Whenever riding a superbike, you want to know that you have reliable breaking power when you need it. Use the best brake fluid which is available from Randburg Midas! #SmokeBrake Regardless of how good your brake pads and disks are, without the correct high performance brake fluid you might as well not have breaks… What does brake fluid do? Heat generated under braking, especially under heavier breaking or prolonged breaking, may affect the brake fluid which can only work if it is liquid and not so hot that it has become vapor. Therefore the boiling point that your brake fluid can achieve is critical to efficient braking as temperatures above the boiling point form vapor bubbles in the system, potentially resulting in brake failure. In addition, the brake fluid serves as a lubricant of all movable parts and prevents corrosion. It has to be compatible with rubber seals and hoses thus allowing braking systems to achieve long service and optimal performance That is why it is highly recommended to use Motul brake fluid. 100% synthetic brake fluid on polyglycol basis for all types of hydraulic actuated brake and clutch systems in accordance with DOT 5.1, DOT 4 and DOT 3 manufacturers recommendations. Specially designed for anti-locking brake system (ABS). Dry boiling point of 522°F (272°C)   For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: https://www.kwik-fit.com/brakes/information/why-brake-fluid-is-important

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  • Motorbike Style Exhaust

    Just when you think you have see it all you come across a video that makes you think you have just seen a Motorbike Style Exhaust that SHOULD NOT EVER HAPPEN! #MotorBikes Be kind to your motorbike and only use manufactured recommended products like Motul engine oil that is available at Randburg Midas. Most importantly, don’t embarrass yourself or your poor bike. What was this dude thinking?!? For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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  • Motorcycle Chain Maintenance and Care

    Use our guide to motorcycle chain maintenance & care, you’ll avoid a rusty noisy chain which impedes your safety and the motorcycle’s optimal function #MotorBikes Randburg Midas stock the full range of Motul chain care products. If you are planning on using the best, make sure you are dealing with the best! It’s easy to ignore your motorcycle chain but it requires just as much attention as other key components on your motorcycle. Using our guide to motorcycle chain maintenance & care, you’ll avoid a rusty noisy chain which impedes your safety and the motorcycle’s optimal function. An ignored chain will eventually fail, typically by breaking. A broken chain will ball-up around the counter-shaft (A drive-shaft that transmits motion from the main shaft to where it is required i.e. chain) and front sprocket. When this happens, your chain will rip and tear its way through your soft aluminium motor guarantee to damage your engine (either from the chain flailing around or from the motor coming to an immediate stop) – and lets not forget how unsafe this all can be! When a chain snaps, it often gets caught in the rear wheel, resulting in an immediate rear wheel skid. Rarely, will the chain fly off the bike without making contact with anything; while the rider coasts to a stop. In either scenario, you will be stranded and likely have sustained unnecessary damage. O RINGS There are basically two main types of chains: O-Ring chains and Non-O-Ring chains. O-Ring chains have, as you might imagine – small rings in an “O” shape built into them. The O-Rings are used to keep grease and lubrication inside your chain (between all the moving parts). Non-O-Ring chains do not. It is important to remember that the very design and purpose of an O-Ring chain is to keep the lubrication inside. You should lubricate your chain every kilometre of riding. There are many types of lubricants available; from basic wax, foaming wax, conventional lube to foaming conventional lube. Different lubricants will provide different levels of “fling” (grease flying off the chain when under-way) and protection. Funny thing is – the more “fling”, the better protection for your chain where the less the “fling” the opposite. When your chain is without lubricant it will build up heat which results in chain stretching. Without lube, your O-Ring will also be exposed to the harmful ozone and ultraviolet…

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  • What makes Motul oil the best?

    Not all engine oils are the same, so what makes Motul oil the best? Watch the video below to find out #MotorBikes If you looking for the best engine oil for your motorbike visit the best spares store. Randburg Midas stock the full range of Motul motor bike engine oil and maintenance products. For more information on our impressive range of motorcycle products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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  • The 10 deadly sins of riding off-road motorcycles

    Learn what the 10 deadly sins of riding off-road motorcycles are #MotorBikes The greatest sin of all is not using Motul engine oil in your bike! If you are guilty of this don’t worry Randburg Midas stock the full range! Running out of oil Easier said than done sometimes, but remember that dirt bikes are hard to push, especially over any sort of distance. One time in Lesotho we pulled into a town thinking that there would be fuel available and they didn’t have any petrol at all. This guy with a big smile on his face pulled some fuel out of a barrel. I got about five kilometres down the road and the bike started to belch smoke. It turns out he’d sold us lamp oil. I discovered that a two-stroke will run on lamp oil – but not very well. It was enough to get us to the next town where they had some proper fuel. If I close my eyes, I can still see the black cloud billowing out the back. We used up three spark plugs as well. Forgetting to bring your tools I have this one kid that I coach and I’m always trying to teach him to be self-reliant. On one particular ride he hadn’t bothered to bring his tool bag. When he fouled a plug I thought it would be a chance to teach him a lesson: rather than just fix his bike for him I made him sit there and wait for us. As it turned out it ended up being a really long ride, by the time we got back he had been sitting on the same rock for nine hours! Let’s just say that kid never forgot to bring his bum bag again. Even if you don’t know how to use the tools, if you have a spark plug and a spanner that fits your bike, you can usually find someone who can fix it. Bringing food is also important, especially if you are a skinny guy like me – once I get hungry it’s game over. Failing to check tyre pressures Having your tyres set at the right pressure is your first line of defence. As soon as the terrain gets slippery or horrible, you need to let some pressure out. That gives the tyre a bigger footprint, which gives the bike better grip. When I am on a group…

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