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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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Best tyre for a Suzuki Bandit 1250

MCN, 12 August 2009 17:16

Reader Mike Lecras came to us looking for the perfect combination touring and sporty rubber for his 2009 Suzuki GSF1250 GT. He was running the standard Dunlop D218N 180/55 V17 at the rear. MCN's resident agony uncle Chris Dabbs replied: "We¹d point you in the direction of the Bridgestone BT015 as your first choice. The triple-compound tyre keeps its shape ...

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British Standards for puncture repairs

Marc Abbott, 01 July 2009 12:06

A British standard exists for motorcycle tyre repairs (BSAU159f), which determines the strength of the repair and where it can and can’t be made in the tyre. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres Being a British Standard, it is a recommendation only, and not the law. BSAU159f states that no repairs are allowed in the sidewalls (these flex continuously and a ...

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Tyre advice: I need a tyre for high mileage commuting

Marc Abbott, 17 June 2009 17:18

Q. I just took the plunge and bought a Sprint 955 which I'm loving but I need a new rear tyre. The bike is currently fitted with Bridgestone BT014s. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres However, I am a very new rider and am mainly doing motorway miles (60 a day) and then London miles (20 a day). I am completely ...

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Tyre advice: The best tyres for a Hayabusa

Marc Abbott, 14 May 2009 11:21

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I’ve just got a mint Suzuki Hayabusa which is great for me now I’ve got that boy-racer thing out of the system at the tender age of 48. I just love the tidal wave of throttle ...

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Tyre pressure advice from Avon

Marc Abbott, 05 May 2009 11:59

Avon Tyres is advising us to check our tyre pressures ahead of the long motorcycling summer. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres Peter McNally, Avon Tyres’ Technical Product Manager for Motorcycle tyres says: “Tyre pressures on a motorcycle are critical to the safety of the rider aboard it – there’s no other way of putting it. "The tyre’s connection with the ...

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Tyre advice: Make sure you use the correct size tyre

Chris Dabbs, 10 March 2009 11:32

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I recently bought a 2002 Honda SP2 which has got handling problems. I don’t know if it’s my inept riding style or the suspension set-up, but the bike doesn’t want to go round corners. You ...

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The best type of tyres for you

Liam Marsden, 04 September 2008 12:30

Perhaps one of the most important things on any motorcycle is the tyres and it's important that you choose the correct type of tyres for your bike and your style of riding. If all you do is commute to work through city traffic then it would be daft to go for the most expensive race-orientated rubber you could find, a ...

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How to change your own tyres

MCN Technical Staff, 29 November 2006 16:21

Why should I do it? Because any project that involves just you will save you money. If you buy mail order tyres at a bargain price, you’ll have to find the nearest tyre-fitting service, and nine times out of 10 you’ll be charged the earth to have another supplier’s tyres fitted to your rims. It can also save a lot ...

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