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What’s causing my mystery puncture?

MCN, 29 September 2010 14:43

Q. I was riding on the M54 tonight and the front tyre on my 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R went flat really quickly, I struggled over to the hard shoulder and got recovered back home. Find a used Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale Save cash on motorcycle tyres I expected to find something sharp hanging out of the tyre but nothing. So I ...

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Best road tyres for a BMW R1200GS

MCN, 17 September 2010 15:00

I have recently purchased a 2010 R1200GS which was fitted with Conti Trail Attacks from new. They are very grippy and confidence inspiring but the rear seems to be wearing out at an alarming rate after a 3500-mile tour around Scotland. I am based in Jersey, so the total mileage so far includes the running–in miles, trip up and through ...

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Best tyres for a Triumph America

MCN, 10 September 2010 15:38

Q. I don't have much confidence in the tyres fitted to my 2007 Triumph America. They are a fairly new Metzeler Lazertec front and Marathon rear. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The front tracks any road imperfection and the rear slides really easily in the wet. I am an experienced motorcyclist aged 50 and ride smoothly but fastish. Grip and ...

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How to know it's time to change your tyres

MCN, 03 September 2010 16:30

Q. I am on a very tight budget as a poor student (bloody tuition fees), so I can’t afford to change my tyres until I absolutely have to. Save cash on motorcycle tyres Apart from a lack of tread, what are the other signs that the time has come for me to spend more money?Steve Proctor, Ilford A. The obvious visual ...

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Advice: Why have my tyres worn so quickly?

Marc Abbott, 24 August 2010 16:45

Why have my tyres worn so quickly? Q. I’ve been using the same make and model of tyres on my bike for a few sets now, but the last pair seemed to have worn faster than before. Both the front and the rear are showing signs of extensive wear about 700 miles earlier than before. Do you think they have ...

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How to get better mileage on a rear tyre

MCN, 17 August 2010 16:48

Q. I have a Harley XR1200X with Dunlop Qualifier tyres that I am very pleased with. The rear is getting close to the end of its life at 2200 miles. Save cash on motorcycle products If I fitted a Dunlop RoadSmart tyre to give me more mileage would it affect the handling?Mcd, MCN forums A. Tyre mileage is always a ...

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Best tyres for a hot track day

MCN, 10 August 2010 14:21

Q. I recently highsided a Ducati Monster S4RS on a set of Bridgestone BT016s at the Salzburgring in Austria. The local expert (superbike racer) looked at the tyres and thought they looked overheated. I replaced the totalled Duke with a Moto Morini 1200 Corsaro, and am heading off to Mugello in Italy in August. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres I'm ...

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Best tyres for a Yamaha Fazer 600

MCN, 02 August 2010 14:48

Q. I have a 2003 Yamaha Fazer 600 with only 3900 miles on the clock, which I bought 18 months ago. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres It has a Dunlop Sportmax 160/60 x 17 on the rear and a 110/70 x 17 on the front. What would be the direct replacement?Roy Hassell, email A. Sportmax identifies the tyre as a Dunlop ...

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How best to scrub in new tyres

MCN, 26 July 2010 14:55

Q. I'd just got a set of new tyres fitted and was taking things as easy as I could when the rear just slipped away so fast and without warning, I wanted to talk to someone at the importer to better understand what I had done wrong or if this was I common thing with new tyres. I was told ...

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Best all-round sports tyre

MCN, 22 July 2010 18:58

Q. I bought a Suzuki GSX-R750 K5 about three months ago and I’m coming to the point where I need some new tyres. I am currently running Michelin Pilot 2CTs which feel really good under me, but I wondered what else is out there? The bike is used for daily running to work, does the occasional track day as well ...

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