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Best tyres for a Ducati ST4

Anonymous, 28 April 2011 16:53

I have a Ducati ST4 that does about 2000 miles a year so I don't really care about longevity. I have some old Z6 Roadtecs on it, which were OK when new, but took some heating up in the rain (or I felt like they did). I feel that technology has moved on a fair bit and want to change. ...

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How do I service a centrestand?

Anonymous, 19 April 2011 11:26

The centrestand on my wife's CBF is stiff and needs to come off for greasing etc. After removing the M6 bolt from the right hand side of the pivot tube, should the pivot tube slide out or is there something else holding it in? I’ve tried persuading it but it refuses to budge. Gary, MCN forums If whoever does the servicing ...

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Which are the best earplugs?

Anonymous, 19 April 2011 11:11

I need to protect my hearing while riding, and I wonder which are the best earplugs and the quietest helmet you can buy?Rob, email Crash helmet manufacturers don’t quote noise levels for their helmets as several of the factors that determine ambient noise are outside their control. They include the shape of the users’ head and their ears, your riding position ...

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MCN’s top 5 biking tools

Marc Abbott, 18 March 2011 11:11

At some point we’re all going to need to pick up a tool – even if it’s to perform the most simple job, like adjusting a drive chain or adjusting your controls to fit you more comfortably. Save £££s on motorcycle tools in the MCN Shop Here’s MCN’s pick of some of the best tools you can buy… Oxford 28-piece underseat toolkitMCN ...

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Dremel MultiPro

Simon Relph, 15 March 2011 12:31

Dremel MultiPro (modern equivalent Dremel 300 Series, £44.99) Time used: Four years What’s good: As Dremel would say, it’s “more versatile than a Swiss army knife!” Bar the fact you would need fairly big pockets to carry it around and somewhere to plug it in, this is true. Perfect for odd jobs around the bike, especially if your modifying something ...

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Ohlins elite MX forks now available to the masses

Trevor Franklin, 02 February 2011 10:44

Aftermarket suspension specialist Ohlins has released details of a new range of over the counter motocross suspension that, until now, has only been available to top flight race teams. Save cash on motorcycle suspension Heading up the list are premium replacement 48mm front fork units with a starting price of £2414. Like all the Swedish company’s suspension, the forks feature ...

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Product review: V2 Sponge

Simon Brown, 20 January 2011 17:00

V2 Sponge, £6.64 for two packsUsed for: Six months What’s good: My first experience of a V2 sponge was on an early morning ride in North Yorkshire. Mucky roads and low-angle sunshine were wrecking what should have been a fantastic ride and making me dog slow (well, even slower than usual…). Save £££s on motorcycle products My mate waited to ...

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BN125 won't start from cold

MCN, 11 January 2011 13:09

Q. I have a Kawasaki BN125 that just does not want to start from cold at all. When it does fire up, the moment you take the choke off it stalls, and you have to be so, so gentle on the throttle until it’s warmed up, when it behaves itself. It does seem to run pretty well when the engine ...

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Product review: Muc-Off Visor cleaner and microfibre cloth

Simon Brown, 07 December 2010 16:54

Muc-Off Visor cleaner and microfibre cloth, £9.99Time used: Four months What’s good? Autumn sees me riding into direct sunshine in the morning and back into low-angle sunshine in the evening – my fault for living to the west of the office – so a clean visor is a must. Save £££s on motorcycle products Muc-Off’s spray does a brilliant job ...

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How can I fix R6's ignition transponder?

MCN, 07 December 2010 15:45

Q. I recently bought a 2003 Yamaha R6. It was working all right for a week, but one evening it didn't start. On pressing the starter switch I could hear the starter sound but the bike failed to start. After all the checks from my mechanic it seems that the ignition transponder is not working. Can I replace the transponder ...


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