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The RAC has released details of the most common reasons for a motorcycle breakdown. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll know what to keep an eye out for and keep riding…

  1. Flat battery
  2. Mechanical engine failure
  3. Damaged / flat tyre
  4. Alternator fault
  5. Carburettor / fuel injection fault
  6. Road traffic accident
  7. Starter motor fault
  8. Engine management (ECU) fault
  9. Ignition coil failure
  10. Flooded engine (wet plugs)
  11. Wiring loom / ignition fault
  12. Drive chain

So now you know! There are a few unavoidable ones there, and we hope number six is never an issue for you, but a flat battery, flooded engine and a worn chain are all avoidable, so keep on top of your maintenance and avoid making that call!

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For more information about riding abroad and different motoring regulations per country go to: RAC Motorbike Insurance.

Tony Carter

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