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Best way to paint Hornet’s wheels

MCN, 11 January 2012 11:11

My wheels are looking a bit tatty on my Hornet and I’m considering spraying them myself. However the wheels take a lot of crap from the road and I am worried it won’t be durable.Cairnsie13, MCN forums Powder coating is more durable than conventional paints, but it’s harder to get a colour match. However, a reputable firm can usually get ...

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Video: Magic metal polish!

Marc Abbott, 01 December 2011 10:27

White Diamond Metals Polish is fast beginning to rule some of our lives at MCN. Here's a video (albeit a very America video; that's where this stuff originated) showing just how effective it is at bringing dull metals to a blindingly bright finish…

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Aprilia RSV can't find neutral

MCN, 17 November 2011 10:03

I have a 2004 Aprilia RSV Factory on which it is impossible to select neutral when stopped. It is sometimes possible to slide it into neutral from second gear as you come to a halt, but at a standstill? No way.Roearn, MCN forums There’s no doubt that they can be pigs to get out of gear thanks to the gearbox design ...

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Cure for Honda CG125's juddering

MCN, 27 September 2011 10:37

When I’m slowing down on my Honda CG125 and I’m in third gear, then go down to second, when I slowly let out my clutch I get a fast juddering noise. It seems to do it more when cold. The chain tension is good and the bike has recently had new sprockets. Divetime, MCN forums CG125s should have their engine oil ...

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Best tyres for a Suzuki B-King

MCN, 20 September 2011 11:01

Q. I’m looking for the best all-round tyres for my Suzuki B-King. On the web forums a lot of people are changing from the 200/50 rear to a 190/55, saying you get better turn in. Plus there is more choice available. I was looking to buy the Avon Storm Ultras in the 200-section. Save cash on motorcycle tyres. I'm not into ...

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Neck warmers on the MCN Shop

Marc Abbott, 09 September 2011 17:14

The morning's are becoming ever-chillier, the evenings shorter. But that doesn't mean you should ride any less, just that you'll be needing some essentials barriers to the cold - like this selection of neck warmers that you can buy online right now at www.mcnshop.com. EDZ Extra Warm Yeti, £13.95Made from double-sided shaggy fleece, which is claimed to offer better heat ...

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Honda Hornet 600's surprise backfire

MCN, 08 September 2011 16:22

Yesterday, when I went to start up my 1998 Honda Hornet 600, I got a massive backfire. It’s never happened before and I’m wondering if it’s anything to worry about (damaging valves, etc)? The bike ran fine afterwards, in fact it felt smoother. But I don’t know if that’s because I have changed the oil or it’s just in my ...

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Oakley V46 Signature Holbrook sunglasses

Michael Neeves, 08 September 2011 09:47

Oakley V46 Signature Holbrook sunglasses, £105 Time used: Two months What’s good: Worn by the good Doctor Rossi, these shades won’t make you ride like him, give you access to his immense wealth, or look like him – although maybe that’s a good thing. They have a polished black frame, ‘warm grey’ lenses, yellow ‘O’ and VR46 logos and come ...

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Airforce Blaster Sidekick motorcycle dryer

Marc Abbott, 08 September 2011 09:21

Airforce Blaster Sidekick motorcycle dryer, £99 Time used: Nine months What’s good: The handheld super-blower actually does blast away every bead of water from your bike, using a 1.3bhp motor to deal with my Monster 1100 Evo very quickly indeed. This gets you to the polishing stage of a thorough bike clean much quicker than usual. Just as importantly, it ...

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Why are my bulbs blowing?

MCN, 30 August 2011 16:59

Q. I replaced a bulb for the speedo on my, but when I was on my way home from work late this evening I accelerated hard to overtake a car on the slip road and join the motorway, and shortly after my tail (and brake) light, indicators and whole dash went out! I travelled about 13 miles down the motorway ...

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