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Why are my VFR400's indicators on the blink?

Q. I have a problem with both of my Honda VFR400s. When I switch on the indicator there is a delay of about 5-10 seconds and a clicking noise from the relay and then the indicators come on. I have checked the wiring and changed the batteries (on both bikes) but the problem still persists  I have also tried spaying ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 May 2011

Best tyres for a 2004 Honda Fireblade

Q. I bought my 2004 Fireblade with Pirelli Corsa IIIs and they seem OK but a little ‘slidy’ on the rear at times (in the damp). I’m trying to decide whether to replace the pair with Corsa IIIs or buy something else? I ride hard/fast on the road come wet or dry. I ride about 5000 a year but only ...

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  • Tyres
  • 08 April 2011

BN125 won't start from cold

Q. I have a Kawasaki BN125 that just does not want to start from cold at all. When it does fire up, the moment you take the choke off it stalls, and you have to be so, so gentle on the throttle until it’s warmed up, when it behaves itself. It does seem to run pretty well when the engine ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 11 January 2011

How can I fix R6's ignition transponder?

Q. I recently bought a 2003 Yamaha R6. It was working all right for a week, but one evening it didn't start. On pressing the starter switch I could hear the starter sound but the bike failed to start. After all the checks from my mechanic it seems that the ignition transponder is not working. Can I replace the transponder ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 07 December 2010

What’s causing BMW R1200RT rattle?

Q. I get an unusual rattle for a few seconds when I first start my BMW R1200RT from cold. It comes on after about 15 to 20 seconds of starting, lasts about five seconds, them disappears. Any ideas what it could be?Anthony Wilcox, email A. Our man Andy Downes ran an RT as his long-term test bike this year, and he ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 09 November 2010

Are tyres responsible for FireBlades's juddering?

Q. I have a problem with my 1995 Fireblade. When I brake heavily I get violent front end judder. I do track days and it is making it unrideable. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The discs and pads are new, discs run true and are parallel. There is no play in the headstock, wheel bearings or forks. The damping is ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 07 October 2010

What does mystery XJR error code mean?

I have a friend who has a 2008 Yamaha XJR1300. He has a problem with a code that keeps coming up on the warning panel – when you switch the ignition on, the code that shows up is “20”. If the engine is run for a minute or so and then switched off and then back on again, the error ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 21 September 2010

Best road tyres for a BMW R1200GS

I have recently purchased a 2010 R1200GS which was fitted with Conti Trail Attacks from new. They are very grippy and confidence inspiring but the rear seems to be wearing out at an alarming rate after a 3500-mile tour around Scotland. I am based in Jersey, so the total mileage so far includes the running–in miles, trip up and through ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 17 September 2010

How to buy leathers that fit

Q. I have just bought a set of two-piece leathers and have a question about the fit. I am a 40/41-inch chest and so ordered the size 42 after speaking to the salesman. The sleeves end at just above the wrist and the jacket zips fine and feels OK apart from feeling a little tight across the back of the ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 10 September 2010

Advice: Why is my ZX-6R cutting out?

horuson1: I have a ZX-6R C1H (2005). When I go for a ride it seems to be running hotter than it should then if I stop it cuts out unless I rev it. If it cuts out it won’t restart for about 15 minutes (it turns over but won’t fire). I've checked the ECU fault log and even a garage ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 07 September 2010

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