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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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Can I buy a 190-section Bridgestone BT021?

MCN, 13 July 2011 11:40

Q. I have a VFR1200 2010 model it has Bridgestone BT021 190/55ZR17 rear and BT021 120/70ZR front I wanted to know if I could put Bridgestone BT023 or BT023 GT as my friends are running them on their Blackbirds.Keith Colbourne, email A. Bridgestone is currently developing a 190/55 x 17 for this and other bikes with the same sized rear. ...

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Sticky rubber upgrade for Honda CBR600RR

MCN, 04 July 2011 11:51

Q. I have just bought a 2007 Honda CBR600RR and the rear Bridgestone BT-015R is just about squared off. Cheap motorcycle tyres for sale. Would there be anything better for fast road riding, or should I keep the same type of tyre?Stephen Smithson, email A. That tyre is a couple of generations old by now, and the latest rubber lasts longer ...

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How to inflate your tyres

MCN, 27 June 2011 11:59

Q. I have only had one issue with my Bandit GSF650, and that is pumping the tyres up to correct level. Petrol stations compressors have that long steel nozzle, which is OK for cars, but the angle to fit over the valve is impossible as the discs are in the way. So I purchased a cheap foot pump and separate ...

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Will changing my rear tyre affect dyno results?

MCN, 22 June 2011 14:30

Q. My bike used a 190/55 x 17 rear tyre as original equipment, but now it’s on a 190/50. Will there be a difference in rear wheel torque as a dyno measures it on the rear wheel? Motorcycle tyres for saleConrad Taute, email A. Inertia dynos are the most common and the short answer is no. In simple terms inertia dynos ...

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Best tyres for a Triumph Daytona 675

MCN, 14 June 2011 15:50

I’ve just acquired a 2006 Daytona 675 fitted with old Dunlop Sportmax D208s which don't inspire confidence. I used Pirelli Diablo Corsas on a 2000 Blade, which worked well. Would you recommend the same for the 675 or are there better options? My riding is short quick weekend blasts and possibly a track day or two.Willshere, MCN forums The Daytona came ...

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Will GSX-R steer quicker with an 180/55 rear tyre?

MCN, 06 June 2011 17:26

I’ve been told that a 180/55 tyre on the back of my Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 will help it steer quicker. Is that correct?Natasha Quigley, email The ‘pub expert’s’ theory is that because the tyre is narrower it takes less time to roll across its tread width, which makes it faster steering. But this fails to take into account the flatter profile the ...

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Why is my front tyre wearing unevenly?

MCN, 01 June 2011 16:52

Q. I have a Kawasaki ZX-10R with a Metzeler front motorcycle tyre which has worn around one side only, similar to tracking wear on a car tyre, with the wear starting from the centre of the tyre. Tyre balance perhaps?Neil Reece, email A. If the bike handles predictably and you haven’t had a spill it’s unlikely to be a kinked chassis or ...

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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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What’s caused my tyre valve to blow out?!

MCN, 18 May 2011 14:40

Last week I had what I think was a fairly lucky escape. I was checking the tyre pressures on my 2001 Honda CBR1100XX, but when I put the tyre gauge on the valve stem the stem itself (thread included) blew through the rubber mounting in the wheel rim which stayed in place. It seemed my minor disturbance of the valve ...

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