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Kawasaki ER-5 keeps stalling

MCN, 08 September 2011 16:53

I have a 2002 Kawasaki ER-5, the engine starts and runs perfectly, but as soon as you put it in gear and start to release the clutch the bike will stall, no matter how high the revs are. It's not the clutch as I've taken it apart to check it and it's OK. Is it possible that the spark plug ...

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Why are my Aprilia Mille's tyres deflating?

MCN, 09 August 2011 16:10

Q. I have bought a 2002 Aprilia Mille that is having tyre problems – they’re deflating for no reason. I have put new tyres and valves on and the problem is still there. Motorcycle tyres for sale. The front tyre was going down but seems OK since I changed the valve. The rear now seems to be the problem, it ...

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Exactly what tools do I need to replace my chain?

MCN, 25 July 2011 17:22

Q. I am about to replace the drive chain on my Honda Fireblade and I wanted clarification on which tools I’ll need for the job as the retailer wants to sell me a tool to peen over the hollow link pin. I thought you just needed a hammer to do that job as per your How to… feature in the ...

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What’s up with recently rebuilt Hayabusa motor?

MCN, 25 July 2011 16:42

Q. I’ve bought a second-hand Busa for good money that’s just had an engine rebuild. The reason I got it really cheap was because it misfires between five and 7000rpm and won’t rev past that. I’m pretty handy with spanners and electrics so I thought I could sort it out myself. The diagnostics said ‘faulty coils’, but they are fine ...

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Perfect tyre for a BMW K1200RS

MCN, 20 July 2011 16:11

Q. I've come to the end of the road with the current tyres on my trusty '01 BMW K1200RS (Front Avon Azaro 120/70ZR17, Rear Avon 'Storm' AV56 180/55ZR17) and need a little guidance. My annual mileage is about 6000 miles, however I’ve now insured my bike for 'Business Use' and expect to add on many more miles (I do approximately ...

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Why is my Kawasaki ZXR750 clutch slipping?

MCN, 01 June 2011 15:50

Q. I’ve just put some new clutch plates in my Kawasaki ZXR750 H2, but it’s still slipping. Can I adjust it out? wingy46, MCN forums A. As your clutch is hydraulic, the only adjustment is at the lever forhand span using the small, four-position chrome wheel on the top of the lever, one being the farthest out and four being closest ...

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Why can't you get run-flat tyres for motorcycles?

MCN, 23 May 2011 17:50

Q. My BMW car is fitted with run-flat tyres which I appreciate as I got a puncture the other day about 60 miles from home. I was able to continue back home at 40 to 50mph, although I couldn't get it repaired. Seeing as a puncture on a bike could be more dangerous, why haven't run flat tyres made it ...

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Cure for stuttering ZZR1100

Anonymous, 29 March 2011 11:14

My ZZR1100 was running rough and when I checked the valve clearances there were six tight on the exhaust side. I also balanced the carbs, and it’s now much smoother and responsive, but it sort of misses or stutters between two and four thousand revsAnon, email If it was OK just before you did all this work, check that all the ...

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Best tyres for a KTM SMT

MCN, 16 February 2011 11:17

Q. I've got a KTM SMT 990. Can you suggest a set of sticky tyres for it? The stickier the better, and I'm not bothered about tyre life as I only go out for 50-60 mile blasts. Your help would be much appreciated. John Robinson, email Save cash on motorcycle tyres A. If you really don’t care about mileage, then ...

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When should I change my tyres?

Marc Abbott, 25 January 2011 15:10

I’ve been told that the legal minimum tread limit is 1mm. Should I let the tread go this low or should I change the tyre sooner? I don’t race my bike, it's only used on A and B-roads with very little motorway use. I have checked the tread tonight and I have 1.6mm of tread left, I just don't know ...

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