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Best tyres for a Triumph America

Q. I don't have much confidence in the tyres fitted to my 2007 Triumph America. They are a fairly new Metzeler Lazertec front and Marathon rear. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The front tracks any road imperfection and the rear slides really easily in the wet. I am an experienced motorcyclist aged 50 and ride smoothly but fastish. Grip and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 10 September 2010

When to change your helmet

Q. My wife has recently completed her CBT course and was told that “cheap helmets have a shelf life of around two years, with more expensive ones having a shelf life of around five years, after which they should be replaced regardless of whether they have been dropped.” Is this right? Richard Lloyd, email Save cash on motorcycle products A. ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 03 September 2010

Why are my ZX-6R's lights blowing?

Q. I own a 2004 Kawasaki ZX-6R. When I go out with my lights on, it blows the stop/tail fuse within a mile or so. If I leave the lights off, I can ride all day with no problems. I changed the bulbs and looked for any trapped wires without success. What do I do next?Gavin Fitzgerald, Dunblaine  A. The ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 03 September 2010

Advice: What’s causing Daytona 955i's electrical woes?

What’s causing Daytona 955i's electrical woes? Q.My 1999 Triumph 955i Daytona is suffering from an increasing list of electrical faults. First the brake light stopped working, now the indicators have stopped and burnt out two flasher relay units. Today the horn has failed. There is a new battery, but that’s made no difference and I really need to track down ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 24 August 2010

How best to scrub in new tyres

Q. I'd just got a set of new tyres fitted and was taking things as easy as I could when the rear just slipped away so fast and without warning, I wanted to talk to someone at the importer to better understand what I had done wrong or if this was I common thing with new tyres. I was told ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 26 July 2010

Best all-round sports tyre

Q. I bought a Suzuki GSX-R750 K5 about three months ago and I’m coming to the point where I need some new tyres. I am currently running Michelin Pilot 2CTs which feel really good under me, but I wondered what else is out there? The bike is used for daily running to work, does the occasional track day as well ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 22 July 2010

Advice: Are my tyres causing vibrations?

I have a 2000 Honda Varadero 1000 with only 7000 miles on and it’s developed a vibration. I've checked the tyre pressures and they are spot on. I have slackened the chain off a bit more, but to no benefit. Both sprockets are fine.Pauldid, email The wheels could be out of balance, especially the front one. There are balance weights on ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 09 June 2010

How do I know my brake pads will suit my discs?

I would like to fit Ferodo Sintergrip road ST HH brake pads to my 2000 Yamaha R6. But Ferodo say the discs must be stainless steel or cast iron for their pads to be suitable. I have emailed Yamaha UK, but they say they don’t have information on the exact material composition for the brake discs. How can they not ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 11 May 2010

Boot review: Alpinestars Tech 2

Alpinestars Tech 2 boots, £159.99Miles covered/time: 5000/two years What’s good? They might not be exactly the right thing to where on a road bike buy hey, I think they look pretty cool. Save £££s on motorcycle boots Worn mainly with my Super Duke they looked great under jeans in the summer when heading out to meet friends. I'm sure as ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 08 April 2010

Perfect track day tyre pressures

Road tyres have to work from the minute they start rolling from the garage, when they are cold, so industry advice is to check the pressures when they are cool. How long they take to become cool after a ride takes depends on the ambient temperature, but a good rule of thumb for a typical British summer day is about ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 29 March 2010

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