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Product advice: Are 190- and 200-section tyres interchangeable?

The Suzuki B-King comes with a 200-section rear tyre profile but it can apparently take a 190-section tyre. Can someone explain this to me? If a 190 is used will the profile be less sharp? Forklift, MCN tyre forum   Bridgestone’s technical department have the answer to this one: “When tyre companies make tyres we can legally make them +/- 4% ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 15 February 2010

Best tyres for a Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD

Q. What are the best tyres to use on a Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD? My Pirelli Dragon Supercorsas need replacing in time for the first sunny day of next year. Save money on motorcycle tyres I got 5000 miles from this pair, but mileage isn't an issue ­- grip is.R12LA600, MCN tyre forum A. If you were on the Supercorsa Pros, you ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 12 January 2010

Product advice: How to get kitted out from head to toe

"I'm just about to start riding and I'm fortunate enough to have about £2000 to spend getting kitted out from head to toe. How should I spend that budget on everything from a helmet to boots?"Hamish Raven, email   With that sort of cash you're spoilt for choice. The first thing a helmet has to do is fit properly, because then ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 31 December 2009

Could my exhaust fail an MoT for noise?

Q. I've been finding it difficult to find out what the current law is regarding motorcycle noise levels. Can you help? Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts My MoT test centre told me it is now 'lax' and down to an officer's 'personal opinion'. I asked at the desk in Colwyn Bay police station and the person had no idea, and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Exhausts
  • 23 December 2009

Tyre advice: Can I fit tubeless tyres to my bike?

Q. I am about to replace the Metzeler ME22 on the front of my MZ250, with an apparently identical replacement. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I say 'apparently', because the current tyre says, in tiny letters, "Tube Type", whilst the replacement tyre has an equally tiny "Tubeless " marking. My bike has spoked wheels, leaving me with no choice but ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 02 December 2009

Best tyres for wet weather grip

As I commute through winter on my bike, I'm interested in fitting a rear tyre that will cope with all the rain, slush and snow and still give decent grip when the weather is fine. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres I've got the OE Bridgestone BT016's front and rear now, but the rear is due for replacing in the next ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 04 November 2009

Product advice: Which sat nav to go for?

I'm new to the motorcycle world hence the email! My boyfriend is looking at getting a sat nav for his bike at some point but I was thinking of getting him one for Christmas. Save money on sat navs Could you tell me what are the best ones on the market for a decent price at the moment at all? ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 08 October 2009

Exhausts from £34 on the MCN Shop!

If you needed any more evidence that the MCN shop is the place to head for quality kit, check this link out. Owners of Suzuki's TL1000S can pick up a Remus slip-on exhaust for £34! Obviously you'll be needing two, but you can't argue with that price can you?

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Exhausts
  • 08 October 2009

Tyre advice: Which tyres for track days and fast road riding?

Q. I'm due a set of tyres on my Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres It's running Bridgestone BT016s at the moment. I am looking for a tyre that grips well in the dry, and is capable of the odd track day. I was thinking of Pirelli Diablo Corsa 3S or Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs. I'm not too ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 16 September 2009

Exhaust advice: Discoloured downpipes

I've bought a used 2006 Yamaha XJR1300 with 3000 miles on clock which runs very well. However the front downpipes are discoloured and have gone slightly purple. What do you think is the cause? Should the fuel mixture be checked? I've been told that leaving the bike running when it's stationary could cause this. Matthew Ritchie, email Compare and buy ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Exhausts
  • 27 August 2009

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