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Best tyres for a Yamaha R6

Q. I have been running Dunlops on my Yamaha R6 and didn’t get on very well with them. I did start looking at Pirelli Diablos or Metzelers, then someone suggested Michelin 2CTs…Plumbus, MCN Forums A. The 2CTs are a sound tyre with great wet weather performance. But they were introduced in 2006, and in a market where sports tyres have ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 26 November 2012

Oil light mystery on 2004 Yamaha R6

Q. I have an ’04 Yamaha R6, and on cold mornings the oil light comes on for about 30 seconds after I have been riding for a couple of minutes. When the bike has done about three or four miles or when engine is warmed up a bit it stays out. This only happens in the winter months. I change ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 November 2011

Yamaha YBR 125's revs won't drop

I bought a 2005 Yamaha YBR125 privately few weeks ago, it didn’t tick over very well then but I thought it just needed a good service. It starts OK but after it’s warmed up and ready, if you throttle on and off the revs hang up at 3000rpm for a few seconds then slowly down drop down to a tickover ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 17 November 2011

Can I fit mismatched tyres to my Fazer?

The front Dunlop Sportmax on my Yamaha FZ6 Fazer is getting due for replacement and I’d like a reasonably priced new tyre that would suit. The rear tyre is also a Sportmax but has lots of life left. Would you recommend changing both or would it be OK just to renew the front, even if it was for a different ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 27 September 2011

Yamaha R1 is skipping second gear

Q. I’ve just bought a 2002 Yamaha R1 and the gear selection isn’t brilliant, with second gear skipping at 8000rpm. The fork seals are starting to leak too…Gordon Harrison, email A. Oh dear, it sounds like you have got yourself a bike that’s spent more time with its front wheel in the air than is good for it. Those through-the-gear wheelies ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 07 February 2011

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