RULES & REGULATIONS
“To ensure stupidity doesn’t overtake fun”
Ellaspede has been working with Motorcycling Queensland to make these events happen and hence they have advised us on the rules and regulations required. We’re doing our best to keep the rules to an absolute minimum, but there’s a number of safety precautions which must be adhered to so we can ensure the well being of everyone at this organised nonsense.
RIDER SAFETY GEAR
1. An approved and correctly fitting helmet, which carries one of the following approval labels:
a) Europe – ECE 22 – 05 ‘P’,’NP’ or ‘J’ [Label affixed inside the helmet]
b) USA – DOT Federal Standard No 218 / SNELL M2005, M2010 [Label affixed inside the helmet]
c) Japan – JIS T 8133: 2007 [Label affixed inside the helmet]
d) Australia – Standards Association of Australia AS1698
2. Boots that must be either:
a) Of recognised Dirt Track type
b) Of recognised Road type which extends above the ankle
c) Of recognised Motocross type which extends above the ankle
3. Gloves of leather or other material of similar or greater durability. MX gloves are suitable.
4. Eye protection, including spectacles, protective goggles and/or helmet visors must be worn provided:
a) Eye protectors and spectacles are made of non-shattering material
b) Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance are not to be used
c) Metal or Perspex face shields are not used
d) MX goggles are suitable
5. Long sleeves and long trousers. We recommend leathers and/or all the armour and pads you can get your hands on. Jeans and long shirt are acceptable. No shorts or arseless chaps.
6. DH9 ONLY: A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine. Back protectors are available for $50+ from selected motorcycle stores or online. Roost protectors are not sufficient.
The requirements for motorcycles to be ridden on a certified competition dirt track or motocross track are listed briefly below, with the full information available here on the Motorcycling Australia website.
- The use of knobby rear tyres is NOT permitted on bikes over 85cc 2-stroke and 150cc 4-stroke at DH8 and DH9 events. Does not apply for Day in the Dirt events. Trials, or dual sport tyres are acceptable and recommended for any Dust Hustle™ use. Knobby tyre definition: If you cut one of the ‘knobs’ off the tyre and could fit it in between the gap of two other knobs then it is not permitted. If you cut one of the ‘knobs’ off the tyre and it would not fit in any gap on the tyre then this tyre is permitted.
- Side and centre stands must be removed UNLESS the bike has an electronic side or centre stand switch. In which case the side or centre stand must be cable (zip) tied into the up position and have any sharp points on the side/centre stand covered. Zip tie requirements are 2x 8mm zip ties for the side stand and 4x 8mm zip ties for the centre stand.
- All glass, lights and indicators must be taped over
- Bar ends must be plugged
- Handlebar levers must have ball ends
- Front sprockets must have chain guards
- Sound must not exceed 95db
- All bikes must have some sort of exhaust silencer fitted
- Throttle must be self closing
- A kill switch must be attached to the bike (key off or kill switch is fine)
- Tyre tread must be at least 1mm deep
- Bikes must have a working brake (minimum rear only)
- Either a rear mudguard or a seat must be fitted which extends to inline with or past a vertical line drawn through the rear wheel axle
- No trikes, sidecars or quads are permitted
- No ‘sissy’ bars or surfboard racks