Important message from our Registrars

26 Aug

Our Club Registrars, Bob Finnie, Paul David & Barry Young, have asked that ALL members no longer make house calls to them in order to historically register their bikes. This has been tolerated in the past, but members sometimes turn up at the most inconvenient times causing much consternation with the Registrars and their families.

Therefore, registrations will only be processed at either Committee Meetings (3rd Tuesday of the month) or on the following week at General Meetings in the West Croydon & Kilkenny RSL clubrooms. Please respect their wishes and abide by these new rules. Thank you.

* NEW* Updated Library List

23 Jun

The Club’s Librarian, Alan Kernich, has done a great job producing a new and up-to-date Library List. There are books, manuals, DVDs and, as a financial member, you can borrow these at any time.  To help members find their way … Read More »

Proposed new SA motorcycle learner restrictions

1 Feb

Have you heard of the proposed changes to motorcycling licences as put forward by Adelaide University’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research for the Transport Department? In brief here are the proposals:-

  • raising the minimum riding age from 16 to 18 years.
  • forcing 50cc scooter/moped riders to hold a full R licence. Currently they require a car licence.
  • riders on L plates for at least 6 months and increasing R-date licences (equivalent of P plates) from 1 to 2 years.
  • imposing a curfew on learners from midnight to 5am and a total ban on drugs/alcohol.
  • enforcing the wearing of high visibility clothing.
  • introducing ‘on road’ licence testing and a new ‘hazard perception’ test.

Other changes such as not using phones, not being allowed to tow trailers and not being allowed a pillion passenger have also been put forward.

The 36-page review, entitled Recommendations for a graduated Licencing System for Motorcyclists in South Australia, rules out mandatory protective clothing, but it urges other measures such as improved infrastructure spending, better vehicle technology as well as training and police enforcement. There seem to be no proposals for advanced training.

The report is on this website  while submissions can also be sent to The consultation closes on February 16.

See Editor’s view