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How to keep your tyres in good health

MCN Technical Staff, 30 November 2006 13:47

But there’s nothing to look after on a tyre… Not true. Imagine what would happen if one of your tyres failed to work at 70mph. Anything that keeps tyres in tip-top condition is worth every penny or second of your time. Taking a good look at both tyres when you lube the chain is an easy way of maintaining their ...

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How to buy riding kit that fits

MCN Technical Staff, 30 November 2006 09:52

What should I look for when buying gear? When it comes to leather, it will eventually break in to become comfortable. It becomes so because it stretches or the material breaks down from continual wear. So if a pair of gloves are loose in the first place then they can soon become uncomfortable. In the case of helmets, a loose ...

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How to prepare your bike for winter

MCN Technical Staff, 29 November 2006 16:54

Make an early start Winter roads gritting and low temperatures that cause condensation and allow moisture to hang around is a perfect recipe for corrosion. Your bike will constantly be under attack from the elements – unless you mothball it for winter. But that’s too dull to contemplate, so instead fight back. With a little preparation, it’s possible to protect your machine from ...

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How to check & replace brake discs

MCN Technical Staff, 29 November 2006 16:51

My discs look OK, so why check them? Looks can be deceiving. It’s not only high mileage bikes that will suffer from worn or damaged discs – today’s sports bikes can suffer just as badly if regularly used to the limits of their design. Trackdays, for instance, are killers of discs as constant hard braking exaggerates wear and tear, leads ...

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How to keep warm in cold weather

MCN Technical Staff, 29 November 2006 16:44

Wrap up well, ride well Staying warm while riding is important. Cold affects concentration; it also induces tension and inhibits mobility. But if you’re warm and comfy, it’s possible to enjoy year-round riding, whether commuting to work or taking an out-of-season tour. Good vision is equally important, so you’ll need to address the issues of visor misting and crud accumulation. ...

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How to balance your wheels

MCN Technical Staff, 29 November 2006 16:32

Do modern wheels still need balancing then? However precise the manufacture of wheels, tyres and discs is, mass-production means no item is perfect. Tyres and wheels can be out of alignment, out of shape, or have heavy spots on the rim of the wheel or tyre. How can I tell if my wheel is unbalanced? The problem is unequal weight ...

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How to lube and protect your bike

MCN Technical Staff, 29 November 2006 14:50

Why bother? The importance of this job can’t be overestimated. Over a period of time – not long with the UK’s weather – various components and controls stiffen and then seize. It could be from dry, wet, and winter conditions, or simply from overuse. Anything which can and should be lubricated needs to be. Regularly. Remember: prevention is always better ...

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How to service your brake calipers

MCN Technical Staff, 29 November 2006 14:35

Why bother? Because it could save your life. Most routine services don’t include cleaning and servicing the calipers unless the brake pads need changing or there happens to be a problem with them such as a partially sticking piston, or worse, a totally seized one. It pays to look after not only the shiny bits the eye can see, but ...

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How to change your engine oil and filter

MCN Technical Staff, 28 November 2006 16:59

Why bother? Oil breaks down, it loses its viscosity from excessive heat. It also gets contaminated from unburned fuel and debris such as clutch plate material and swarf from meshing gears. The oil filter is there to remove as much of this rubbish as possible and therefore needs changing, too. What you’ll be dealing with An oil filter which in ...

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How to replace a chain and sprockets

MCN Technical Staff, 28 November 2006 16:24

Why bother? A bike’s chain and sprockets are prone to wear and tear because they are: a) exposed to the elements, as well as the effects of grit, dust, surface water, or all three b) often insufficiently lubricated, and c) stretched and compressed every time the throttle is opened and closed. Wear is exaggerated if the chain is too loose ...

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