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How to de-restrict a Suzuki VX800

Chris Dabbs, 12 January 2010 16:09

Q. I have a Suzuki VX800 that pulls cleanly up to 80mph with no problem, but then seems to run into a brick wall. Save money on motorcycle products I think it could be restricted as it was brought to Britain by a merchant seaman. How can I tell whether it is limited and if so, what can I do ...

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Will a Power Commander and pipe cure Hornet vibes?

Chris Dabbs, 16 December 2009 14:14

Q. I like my Honda Hornet 900, but I was wondering if a Power Commander and a pipe might cure the vibes a bit? I don't mind losing some power as it's got plenty and I already like the torque that it has. John Andrews, email Save £££s on power commanders A. Honda set the Hornet up very lean up ...

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Tyre advice: I can only lean so far

Chris Dabbs, 02 June 2009 11:58

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. My Kawasaki ZX-636 is fitted with its standard Dunlop tyres and I have at least 12mm of unused rubber on ether side of the rear tyre, no matter how hard I ride. When I ...

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Technical advice: Bandit misfire problems

Chris Dabbs, 01 June 2009 12:26

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. My 2001 Bandit 600 has an intermittent misfire which is driving me mad. Every four to six months the number one cylinder stops firing when starting from cold. After a few seconds it’s OK, then over ...

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Suspension advice: Yamaha 2003 R1

Chris Dabbs, 27 May 2009 14:34

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'm experiencing problems with the back end of my standard 2003 Yamaha R1.I've been doing a few trackdays recently and am perfectly happy with the suspension set-up I have, it turns great and can ...

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Bike accessory advice: Removing scratches

Chris Dabbs, 20 May 2009 10:42

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’ve scratched the screen of my BMW R1100RT. Watch can I do to get it out?James Mitchell, Bristol A. Try Xeropol plastic polish. I used some to polish out scratches on the screen of ...

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Technical advice: Oil light problems

Chris Dabbs, 05 May 2009 17:34

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. Are there any common faults with the oil pumps on 1996 Kawasaki ZX-6Rs? I have just done an oil change but I think mine has packed in because the oil light won’t go out? Mike ...

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Bike accessory advice: Clutch springs and oil

Chris Dabbs, 12 March 2009 17:00

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’ve just bought a 1200 Suzuki Bandit which has a heavy duty clutch fitted. In top gear the clutch slips at 5000 rpm, I have been told that I need a spring replacement kit for the ...

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Bike accessories: Luggage with room for pillions

Chris Dabbs, 04 March 2009 16:51

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 currently own and ride a GSF1200S Bandit SK1 and would like to know if it is possible to have panniers and tail pack fitted and also carry a passenger. I like the look ...

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Tyre advice: Scrubbing new tyres in

Chris Dabbs, 03 March 2009 16:35

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’ve heard new bike tyres need to be “scrubbed in”. What does that mean?Alan Rathbone, Dorset A. Tyres come out of the factory covered in a slippery release agent to help them out of the ...

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