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Product advice: Is my tyre contaminated?

Marc Abbott, 15 February 2010 12:55

The rear tyre on my freshly-cleaned ZX-10 let go before I got to the end of my road, sending me and the bike sliding along on our sides. I can only think that the tyre must have had WD-40 or bike cleaner on it which reduced the grip to zero. I wiped the tyre down with a cloth but I’m ...

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Why is there a ridge on my dual-compound tyre?

Marc Abbott, 19 January 2010 17:12

Q. I have a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8 running Dunlop Roadsmarts, getting 5500 miles out of the rear with too much commuting and motorway work. Save cash on motorcycle tyres There's 2.8mm tread depth left at the centre with about 4.5mm at the edge of the harder strip, but there are two ridges running around the tyre that look like they ...

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Best tyre for a Triumph Daytona 675

Marc Abbott, 19 January 2010 17:04

Q. I would like some advice on the best tyre for a 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. It currently has Pirelli Supercorsas but they are not very practical if it rains. Can you advise on a suitable tyre for fast road riding but having grip for when the rain interrupts play. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I am considering Avon VP2 ...

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Best tyres for a Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD

Marc Abbott, 12 January 2010 14:46

Q. What are the best tyres to use on a Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD? My Pirelli Dragon Supercorsas need replacing in time for the first sunny day of next year. Save money on motorcycle tyres I got 5000 miles from this pair, but mileage isn't an issue ­- grip is.R12LA600, MCN tyre forum A. If you were on the Supercorsa Pros, you ...

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Best tyres for a Suzuki Hayabusa

Marc Abbott, 23 December 2009 10:02

Q. I've owned a 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa from new and I've been using Michelin Pilot Sport HPXs which were great. When I was in France in the summer I got a puncture in the rear so I got a Suzuki dealer to fit a new tyre. Save cash on motorcycle tyres Video: 10 years of the Suzuki Hayabusa I told ...

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How to tell if your tyres are past it

Marc Abbott, 08 December 2009 15:54

Q. My Honda CBR400RR has had the same tyres on it for at least three years, possibly even longer than that. I have Bridgestone Battlax front and rear and they have more than enough tread to see me through the winter at least (the bike had been standing around for ages before I bought it). Should I change them as ...

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Tyre advice: Can I fit tubeless tyres to my bike?

Marc Abbott, 02 December 2009 12:02

Q. I am about to replace the Metzeler ME22 on the front of my MZ250, with an apparently identical replacement. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I say 'apparently', because the current tyre says, in tiny letters, "Tube Type", whilst the replacement tyre has an equally tiny "Tubeless " marking. My bike has spoked wheels, leaving me with no choice but ...

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Tyre advice: Best tyres for a 2002 Aprilia RSV Mille

Marc Abbott, 25 November 2009 16:55

Q. My 2002 Aprilia RSV1000R has Pirelli tyres on it. What would you recommend as the better tyres for the Aprilia? Metzeler or Pirelli? Save £££s on motorcycle tyres Chris Jackson, email A. It depends what you¹re going to use them for. Dunlop's Qualifier II are a good sports tyre for the road, Dunlop Qualifier Rrs are good for road/track. For ...

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Tyre advice: What's the difference between aftermarket and OE tyres?

Marc Abbott, 25 November 2009 16:30

Q. Can you tell me what the difference is between a Bridgestone BT014F and a BT014FJ, and a BT014R and a BT014RN? My dealer can't give me an answer and there is a big difference in price. Save cash on motorcycle tyres The bike is a GSX-R600 K7 and the items with the added suffix are the OEM fitment. Andy ...

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Tyre advice: Tyres for fast road riding on an Aprilia RS250

Marc Abbott, 18 November 2009 11:55

Q. I have a 2001 Aprilia RS250 and I'm looking for the best tyres for fast road use (not track days). Save £££s on motorcycle tyres Simon Bleasdale, email A. Look out for some Bridgestone BT-090s. They're a discontinued tyre strictly speaking, but there's plenty about and you can probably get a deal - racers commonly use Holbeach Tyres (01406 423611/422462, ...

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