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Is my NTV's fuel system causing rough running?

Marc Abbott, 06 July 2010 16:26

My Honda NTV650 93 model is running rough at idle and at speed it has a lot of vibration from the engine. I have put some carb cleaner though the tank for three tanks of petrol and it has helped the pick-up of the engine. It used to have a real bad flat spot between 3500-6000rpm but that’s now gone, ...

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How to find a helmet that fits

Marc Abbott, 02 October 2009 13:28

Every wandered into a shop and had no clue how to tell if the helmet you were given by the salesman was a good fit? Compare and buy motorcycle helmets MCN's easy-to-understand video guide will ensure you don't buy something that's totally unsuitable.

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How to scrub in your tyres

Marc Abbott, 24 June 2009 14:52

In a word 'gently'. When the tyre comes out of the mould there are release agents that need to be removed before the rubber performs at its optimum. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres To do that you need to get some heat into the rubber with gentle cornering on both sides of the tyre and use gradual throttle openings. No ...

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Readers vote Shoei top helmet

Marc Abbott, 27 May 2009 14:29

Shoei's XR1000 has been voted best for comfort and best overall helmet over £400 in our MCN Biking Britain survey. To join 12,000 other readers in making your voice heard, click here to enter the survey Shoei XR-1000 £325-£415 We say: Available in three different shell sizes so you can find the optimum fit.The perforated lining is removable/washable as well ...

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How to find a helmet that fits

Marc Abbott, 21 May 2009 15:35

Different brands of helmet seem to fit different shapes of head, and there’s little to be gained from splashing out on the latest top-end race rep if your head is going to rattle around in it. Follow our guide to finding a lid that fits and you’ll be safe and secure.   Measure your head with a piece of string ...

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Tyre advice: Touring tyres on a trackday

Marc Abbott, 20 May 2009 17:05

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I've recently fitted a pair of Dunlop Roadsmarts to my bike, but I'd like to do a trackday or two. Will the Roadsmarts be fine or will the nature of track riding ruin them? A. They’ll ...

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Clothing advice : Loud helmet

Marc Abbott, 25 March 2009 15:58

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. My helmet is really noisy, a friend suggested that I get a helmet skirt to reduce the wind noise. Will this help? If not can you suggest a very quiet helmet? I don't want to spend ...

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Clothing advice : A jacket for riding on route 66

Marc Abbott, 25 March 2009 14:42

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I'm going to ride route 66 this summer. Can you suggest a suitable leather jacket for this? Because of the range of temperatures I'll be riding though I've been told that a textile suit would be better, ...

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