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Tyre Advice: are some tyres better than others at resisting punctures?

Chris Dabbs, 11 June 2009 11:54

Some high mileage commuters find themselves picking up punctures every 2-3000 miles and they start searching for more puncture-proof rubber. But that puncture rate is more a comment on the type of routes they use each day rather than the tyres themselves. The tyres of cars, vans, lorries and buses all follow the same lanes and their wide flat rubber ...

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Suspension advice: When your used bike is like a rocking horse

Chris Dabbs, 11 June 2009 11:49

If you¹ve bought a used bike that¹s over five years old and it rocks back and forth even when you¹re feathering the brakes chances are the fork springs are more than a little tired. Fortunately there¹s plenty of choice out there, look for progressively rated springs as they are more able to soak up the small bumps and cope with ...

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Tyre advice: I can only lean so far

Chris Dabbs, 02 June 2009 11:58

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. My Kawasaki ZX-636 is fitted with its standard Dunlop tyres and I have at least 12mm of unused rubber on ether side of the rear tyre, no matter how hard I ride. When I ...

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Technical advice: Bandit misfire problems

Chris Dabbs, 01 June 2009 12:26

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. My 2001 Bandit 600 has an intermittent misfire which is driving me mad. Every four to six months the number one cylinder stops firing when starting from cold. After a few seconds it’s OK, then over ...

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Technical advice: Stalling on downshifts

Chris Dabbs, 01 June 2009 11:54

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I got a Ducati Monster 1100S a couple of weeks ago and I am loving it. But every now or then, when I am downshifting, the engine dies on me. It has happened five or ...

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Suspension advice: Yamaha 2003 R1

Chris Dabbs, 27 May 2009 14:34

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I'm experiencing problems with the back end of my standard 2003 Yamaha R1.I've been doing a few trackdays recently and am perfectly happy with the suspension set-up I have, it turns great and can ...

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Bike accessory advice: Removing scratches

Chris Dabbs, 20 May 2009 10:42

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I’ve scratched the screen of my BMW R1100RT. Watch can I do to get it out?James Mitchell, Bristol A. Try Xeropol plastic polish. I used some to polish out scratches on the screen of ...

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Technical advice: Oil light problem

Chris Dabbs, 20 May 2009 10:25

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert hereQ. I am getting the oil pressure warning light come on between the temps of 45C to 55C on my 1998 Yamaha R1. Once it comes on I pull over and stop until it goes out and ...

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Technical advice: Suzuki Hayabusa clutch slipping

Chris Dabbs, 20 May 2009 10:02

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I have a very clean ‘99 Hayabusa with 14,000 miles on the clock and a full service history. I bought it two months ago and it’s still under dealer warranty. My problem is that if ...

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Technical advice: Trouble selecting neutral

Chris Dabbs, 15 May 2009 16:46

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. It's become really difficult to select neutral on my 1999 Bandit 600 lately. It is OK when the engine is cold but after about five minutes, I can tap my left foot from first to second ...

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