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Will my loud exhaust pass an MoT?

MCN, 08 April 2011 10:00

Q. I have a US-import GSX-R750 with a Yoshimura end can fitted which hasn’t got any markings on it at all. No 'not for road use' or 'race use only', but it does seem a little loud. Where do I stand legally if I am stopped by the police? I assume your average officer would not know if it is ...

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Can I remove my Z750's stock exhaust valve?

MCN, 29 September 2010 14:00

Q. I really need to make my 2007 Kawasaki Z750 louder as they hear my son’s GSX-R coming, but not me following. So I’m looking at a replacement can, but what’s to be done with the device fitted to the OE can? Find a used Kawasaki Z750 for sale It’s got two cables running to it, and I’m worried it ...

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Is my NTV's fuel system causing rough running?

Marc Abbott, 06 July 2010 16:26

My Honda NTV650 93 model is running rough at idle and at speed it has a lot of vibration from the engine. I have put some carb cleaner though the tank for three tanks of petrol and it has helped the pick-up of the engine. It used to have a real bad flat spot between 3500-6000rpm but that’s now gone, ...

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Tyres that inspire confidence...

MCN, 20 April 2010 17:34

Q. I intend replacing my tyres in the next few weeks and would appreciate some advice. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The tyres fitted are Continentals, which came with the bike when I bought it; but I don't feel confident with these after experiencing a two-wheel slide when cornering at speed. I like to ride fast when cornering, with most ...

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What effect does removing an exhaust baffle have?

MCN, 23 February 2010 14:25

Q. I have just purchased a new GSX-R1000 with dealer-fitted Arrow cans with removable baffles. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Can you please tell me whether it would harm the bike if I removed them. I have also read in the Arrow instructions about a connecting pipe without the stock cat convertor, are these ok to use and will it ...

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Aftermarket BMW F800ST exhaust fuelling problem

Marc Abbott, 18 November 2009 13:13

Q. I have recently bought a 2009 BMW F800ST and changed the can to a Remus exhaust, which has improved the torque and general performance. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts I have had the bike on the dyno to check it out and the power at the rear wheel is up by 3.5bhp. However the fuel/air ratio is reading out at ...

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How to find a helmet that fits

Marc Abbott, 02 October 2009 13:28

Every wandered into a shop and had no clue how to tell if the helmet you were given by the salesman was a good fit? Compare and buy motorcycle helmets MCN's easy-to-understand video guide will ensure you don't buy something that's totally unsuitable.

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How to scrub in your tyres

Marc Abbott, 24 June 2009 14:52

In a word 'gently'. When the tyre comes out of the mould there are release agents that need to be removed before the rubber performs at its optimum. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres To do that you need to get some heat into the rubber with gentle cornering on both sides of the tyre and use gradual throttle openings. No ...

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Readers vote Shoei top helmet

Marc Abbott, 27 May 2009 14:29

Shoei's XR1000 has been voted best for comfort and best overall helmet over £400 in our MCN Biking Britain survey. To join 12,000 other readers in making your voice heard, click here to enter the survey Shoei XR-1000 £325-£415 We say: Available in three different shell sizes so you can find the optimum fit.The perforated lining is removable/washable as well ...

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How to find a helmet that fits

Marc Abbott, 21 May 2009 15:35

Different brands of helmet seem to fit different shapes of head, and there’s little to be gained from splashing out on the latest top-end race rep if your head is going to rattle around in it. Follow our guide to finding a lid that fits and you’ll be safe and secure.   Measure your head with a piece of string ...

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