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Best tyres for riding to a track day?

Q. I've just bought a 2000 ZX-9R for track days. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres However I have to ride to the track so I need some advice on suitable tyre options?Ollie, MCN Tyre forum A. Bridgestone's BT-016s are used as a control tyre by the Ron Haslam Race School, so they'd be up to the job. Other suitable tyres ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 09 February 2010

How to set up a Blade exhaust valve

Q. I’m having problems setting up the exhaust valve on my 2003 Blade. Save money on motorcycle exhausts With the ignition on, the index mark on the control valve is not aligning with the horizontal mark on the valve housing and when it moves to the nearly vertical position it doesn’t align with the index mark on the valve housing. ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Exhausts
  • 01 February 2010

Best tyre for a 1250 Bandit

Q. I’ve got a 2009 Suzuki GSF1250 GT and after 3500 miles I need a new rear tyre to replace the OE Dunlop D218N 180/55 V17. I spend 80% of the time touring, and 20% over the Dales. Save money on motorcycle tyres I am 66 so I only indulge in the occasional burn-up!Mike Lecras, email A. We’d point you in ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 27 January 2010

Where can I get exhaust packing material?

Q. I have extracted the pipe baffles out of the tail pipe of a Suzuki TS250L and noticed the wadding has completely disappeared. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Can anyone recommend a suitable replacement, or where I may be able to pick up an original?Jason Warren, MCN technical forum A. Look in your yellow pages for an exhaust place near to ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Exhausts
  • 19 January 2010

MCN Biking Britain survey: top 10 MCN shop bestsellers of 2009

Of the 42,000-plus products available to buy at www.mcnshop.com, here are the top 10 bestselling this year. All those readers can’t be wrong... 1. Shoei XR-1000 helmet, RRP from £295MCN Shop best price: £189.99 +£4.99 P&P from Busters AccessoriesThe XR-1000 has already been replaced in the last two months by the XR-1100 so it looks like you’ve been bagging bargain ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • 03 January 2010

What's the best tyre for year-round riding?

Q. As I commute through winter on my bike, I'm interested in fitting a rear tyre that will cope with all the rain, slush and snow and still give decent grip when the weather is fine. I've got the OE Bridgestone BT016s front and rear now, but the rear is due for replacing in the next couple of weeks. Nick ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 16 December 2009

What's the best track day rubber?

Q. I'm gearing up for next year's track days already and I'm looking for some fresh rubber. I've used Pirelli Super Corsa Pros but my supplier is suggesting the Bridgestone 003s which are cheaper too. What do you think? Shane Brisband, Rugby Save money on motorcycle tyres A. The Pirellis are better, with more ultimate grip and feel, while the ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 16 December 2009

Product advice: winter tyres for my CBF1000

I will be putting new tyres on my Honda CBF1000 to take me through the winter, so they need to be good all-rounders. I was thinking of Bridgestone BT021s?Harry White, Belfast The Bridgestones are in our top three of tyres for your bike, just behind Dunlop’s Roadsmarts and ahead of the Michelin Pilot Road IIs. 

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 01 November 2009

Luggage review: Oxford Deluxe Tailpack

Oxford Deluxe Tailpack £89.99 (£80.99 in MCN shop)Miles covered/time: 4200/three months What’s good? This fits easily and securely onto the back of my Streetfighter, but I have to make sure I pull it back as far as possible to the rear of the bike to give me room to move around in the seat. Save money on motorcycle luggage If ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 09 October 2009

Tyre Advice: What affects tyre life on a GSX-R1000?

There are four factors that affect the life of a tyre. First, pressures; on your bike it should be 36psi front, 42psi rear. Next, the suspension needs to be compliant enough to help the tyre cope. If it's set up on the hard side, the tyre will get chewed up rapidly as it does the work of the shock as ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 26 August 2009

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