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Tyre advice: 16.5inch wheels for road bikes

Chris Dabbs, 03 January 2010 19:35

Q. I have been offered a set of 16.5in Dymags for the right money for my GSX-R1000 K5. Getting race tyres is not a problem and I can get treads cut in them. I thought I heard a rumour about tyre companies making road tyres for 16.5s? If they did it would make the Dymags a lot more appealing Cheesemanpaul, ...

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Tyre Advice: are some tyres better than others at resisting punctures?

Chris Dabbs, 11 June 2009 11:54

Some high mileage commuters find themselves picking up punctures every 2-3000 miles and they start searching for more puncture-proof rubber. But that puncture rate is more a comment on the type of routes they use each day rather than the tyres themselves. The tyres of cars, vans, lorries and buses all follow the same lanes and their wide flat rubber ...

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Suspension advice: When your used bike is like a rocking horse

Chris Dabbs, 11 June 2009 11:49

If you¹ve bought a used bike that¹s over five years old and it rocks back and forth even when you¹re feathering the brakes chances are the fork springs are more than a little tired. Fortunately there¹s plenty of choice out there, look for progressively rated springs as they are more able to soak up the small bumps and cope with ...

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Tyre advice: Best tyres for CB1000R

Chris Dabbs, 20 April 2009 08:53

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. Dear Chris, which tyes would you recommend for a CB1000R? I don't intend on doing any track days but I'd like to get the most of out the bikes performance.Ian, via email A. For what ...

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Tyre advice: Changing wheels for the right tyre

Chris Dabbs, 21 March 2009 10:30

Q. I am missing out on so many good tyre deals because my 1998 RRW Fireblade has got a 16 inch front wheel that I want to switch to a 17 incher. Will a VFR800/Hornet wheel drop straight in? Andy Kent, e-mail A. It is possible to change the front wheel of a Fireblade from 16 to 17 inches. If the ...

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Long life tyres for the Kawasaki ZX-10R

Chris Dabbs, 20 February 2009 16:14

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 have a Kawasaki ZX-10R and do around 160 miles a day on it. I run Dunlop 208RRs at the moment but wonder if any other tyres out there would give me the grip ...

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