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Yamaha YBR125 clutch problem

MCN, 30 August 2011 16:46

Q. Just recently my YBR125 has started mucking around when it comes to shifting up from first to second. It will eventually go into gear, but only after several de-clutchings and an embarrassing 30 seconds on the road. All the other changes are OK, up and down the range. It feels like I haven’t pulled the clutch in, yet occasionally ...

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Disc locks in the MCN Shop

Marc Abbott, 25 August 2011 11:39

It doesn't matter which sort of motorcycle you ride, there's always a chance some little toe-rag will attempt to steal it. These disc locks are just a small selection of what's available in the MCN shop, at www.mcnshop.com, and are ideal for deterring would-be thieves. Xena X2, £24.99Features a 14mm locking pin, key and barrel with 250,000 possible key combination, pick-proof ...

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Product review: Muc-Off degreaser

Michael Neeves, 23 August 2011 17:46

Muc-Off degreaser, £5.99 for 500mlTime used: Two months What’s good: I’ve been keeping my GSX-R750 road bike and S1000RR racer clean with this Muc-Off degreaser, which is a clear, light aerosol spray. I mainly use it on the chain, rear sprocket and where it gets gooey around near the front sprocket and the top of the side-stand. It works really ...

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EDZ innershell windproof shirt

Mykel Nicolaou, 09 August 2011 15:31

EDZ innershell windproof shirt, £50 Miles covered/time: 17,000 miles/nine months What’s good: This EDZ innershell is genuinely windproof and packs up into an incredibly compact package when it’s not being used (meaning it takes up next to no room when you’re lugging it about). I don’t leave the house without it, it’s breathable enough to be worn in summer, too, and ...

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Why's my FZ1 rear brake useless?

MCN, 04 August 2011 11:10

Q. The rear brake on my Yamaha FZ1 is useless. I told my local Yamaha dealer when they had it for its 12,000-mile service and afterwards they said it was OK. They said the pads looked almost new (they would do as they don't do anything). On anything other than level ground I have to hold the bike and pull ...

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Five back protectors on the MCN Shop

Marc Abbott, 29 July 2011 11:36

There are few things that make you feel as secure as a back protector, especially if you're riding on track (although many riders won't leave the house without one). Here are just five of the back protectors available on the MCN Shop, at www.mcnshop.com. Knox Kompakt, £39.99Knox claim this is their lightest and most comfortable back protector. It rolls up ...

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Biking rucksacks for less than £50

Marc Abbott, 22 July 2011 15:36

Lugging your stuff around on a tour, or even a trip to the shop, needn't require a top-of-the-range, £130 rucksack. Here's a selection of more affordable options available in our shop, at www.mcnshop.com. Oxford First Time Handy Sack, £14.99An ultra compact, portable fold-away polyester backpack with a top pullcord and toggle, a clipped top flap to keep the rain out. ...

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CruzTools tool roll for BMWs

Simon Relph, 22 June 2011 11:49

CruzTools tool roll for BMWs, £123.01 Time used: One month What’s good: CruzTools have carefully selected a set of tools specifically with BMW in mind, allowing you to do most roadside repairs. Because BMW use a lot of specialised fasteners, this kit allows you to undo just about all of them. Each tool has its own little pocket to slot ...

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How to fit performance brake lines

MCN, 13 June 2011 16:31

This step-by-step video shows you how to replace ageing brakes lines with a set of high performance lines for increased braking power. While older bikes are still great fun one of the easiest ways of improving real world performance and safety is by fitting a set of braided brake hoses and replacing the brake fluid. Old brake lines lose the ...

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Why are my VFR400's indicators on the blink?

MCN, 23 May 2011 16:55

Q. I have a problem with both of my Honda VFR400s. When I switch on the indicator there is a delay of about 5-10 seconds and a clicking noise from the relay and then the indicators come on. I have checked the wiring and changed the batteries (on both bikes) but the problem still persists  I have also tried spaying ...

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