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Best road tyres for a BMW F800GS

MCN, 05 January 2011 17:38

Q. A few months ago I bought a 2008 BMW F800GS with Metzeler Tourance tyres already fitted. They still had some life left, so I've been running around on them and they're OK, but I'm looking for something a bit more road-biased and sticky when I swap. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres What would you recommend? 98% of my riding ...

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Is there a cheap way to repair a tyre?

Marc Abbott, 29 December 2010 07:00

I caught a financial cold recently when I picked up a puncture in a nearly-new Z-rated tyre and I had to get it replaced. Is there any guaranteed way I can avoid a costly bill if I get another puncture?  Gary Harper, email   Avon tyres have a scheme called the Road Hazard Warranty. If one of their radial tyres becomes ...

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Why do I keep getting punctures?

MCN, 21 December 2010 14:17

Q. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I keep picking up punctures in my rear tyres. I’ve had four in the last 2000 miles and it’s getting expensive to pay for repair or replacement. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres Both tyres are at the correct pressure and neither one is close to the wear limit at the moment.Olly ...

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Best all-round tyres for Triumph Street Triple R

MCN, 14 December 2010 09:28

Q. I have a Triumph Street Triple R, I'm 43 and passed my Direct Access two and a half years ago. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I ride back lanes for fun and do the odd trip to the coast and back, but my current tyres feel like I have a puncture or there’s diesel on the road when it’s ...

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Effect of a squared-off front tyre

MCN, 26 November 2010 17:10

Q. I have a Kawasaki ZX-6R G1. When I go round corners my steering wobbles and when I’m going really slow in traffic, I’m fighting to balance, but then it’s fine in a straight line at speed. I checked the tyre pressures, which are OK. I do a lot of straightline riding on motorways and the front tyre has a ...

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Why are my tyres tearing after 10 laps?

MCN, 15 November 2010 13:42

Q. I was recently at the Motorland circuit in Spain. This track is very fast and has a strong left-hand bias and is tough on tyres. The Dunlop Sportmax slick fitted to my 2004 Yamaha R1 wore really badly on the left side after 10 full speed laps. What causes a tyre to wear like this and what can I ...

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Why does my tyre keep deflating?

MCN, 04 November 2010 15:53

Q. My front tyre has only done 1300 miles, but it keeps deflating. When I took it to a local tyre dealer they said it was porous – is this normal?PTMX1234, MCN forums A. The majority of problems with 'porous tyres' turn out to be problems with the sealing of the bead against the rim. Most tyre fitters will just ...

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Can I use tubes with tubeless tyres?

MCN, 27 October 2010 12:27

Q. I'm looking to replace the rear tyre on a Ducati GT1000 which has a spoked wheels and inner tubes. Can tubeless tyres be fitted, but with tubes, to broaden my choice or am I really limited to the original Michelin Pilot Classics?Hovercraft, MCN tyre forum A. You can fit tubeless tyres with tubes, but there are caveats. The first is ...

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Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZX-9R

MCN, 21 October 2010 09:54

I need some new tyres for my 2003 Kawasaki ZX-9R. It’s currently fitted with Bridgestone BT-014s, I'm mainly an easy road rider, but I like to get it over in the bends occasionally, so could do with something that combines grip and longevity. Would the 016s be any better or could you recommend something else?Paddy Horton, MCN forums  No need ...

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Are tyres responsible for FireBlades's juddering?

MCN, 07 October 2010 17:06

Q. I have a problem with my 1995 Fireblade. When I brake heavily I get violent front end judder. I do track days and it is making it unrideable. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The discs and pads are new, discs run true and are parallel. There is no play in the headstock, wheel bearings or forks. The damping is ...


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