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Advice: What’s causing Daytona 955i's electrical woes?

Marc Abbott, 24 August 2010 16:41

What’s causing Daytona 955i's electrical woes? Q.My 1999 Triumph 955i Daytona is suffering from an increasing list of electrical faults. First the brake light stopped working, now the indicators have stopped and burnt out two flasher relay units. Today the horn has failed. There is a new battery, but that’s made no difference and I really need to track down ...

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Advice: Are my tyres causing vibrations?

Marc Abbott, 09 June 2010 11:49

I have a 2000 Honda Varadero 1000 with only 7000 miles on and it’s developed a vibration. I've checked the tyre pressures and they are spot on. I have slackened the chain off a bit more, but to no benefit. Both sprockets are fine.Pauldid, email The wheels could be out of balance, especially the front one. There are balance weights on ...

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Best tyres for a Suzuki Hayabusa

Marc Abbott, 23 December 2009 10:02

Q. I've owned a 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa from new and I've been using Michelin Pilot Sport HPXs which were great. When I was in France in the summer I got a puncture in the rear so I got a Suzuki dealer to fit a new tyre. Save cash on motorcycle tyres Video: 10 years of the Suzuki Hayabusa I told ...

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How to dismantle your forks

Marc Abbott, 15 October 2009 13:38

If you're struggling to follow your Haynes manual or are simply new to home spannering and need a helping hand, this Youtube clip will see you through the process of dismantling your forks. Save £££s on motorcycle suspension

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The importance of balancing your wheel

Marc Abbott, 29 July 2009 13:23

If you've got some harsh vibrations or the steering feels loose or wobbly then your front wheel could be out of balance. Those vibes will stress wheel bearings, make the tyre run hotter and could loosen various fasteners around your bike. A fitter can do it, or you can balance your tyres at home. You want to counteract the weight ...

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Suspension advice: Replacing fork seals

Marc Abbott, 22 July 2009 14:36

The first piece of advice for replacing for seals would be to always get a workshop manual of some description when stripping major components down, if only for the torque settings. Compare and buy motorcycle suspension But it's a pretty straight forward job. Undo the allen bolts at the bottom of each fork bottom (inside the spindle hole). Drain the ...

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British Standards for puncture repairs

Marc Abbott, 01 July 2009 12:06

A British standard exists for motorcycle tyre repairs (BSAU159f), which determines the strength of the repair and where it can and can’t be made in the tyre. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres Being a British Standard, it is a recommendation only, and not the law. BSAU159f states that no repairs are allowed in the sidewalls (these flex continuously and a ...

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Tyre advice: I need a tyre for high mileage commuting

Marc Abbott, 17 June 2009 17:18

Q. I just took the plunge and bought a Sprint 955 which I'm loving but I need a new rear tyre. The bike is currently fitted with Bridgestone BT014s. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres However, I am a very new rider and am mainly doing motorway miles (60 a day) and then London miles (20 a day). I am completely ...

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Product advice: Keeping rain off your visor

Marc Abbott, 21 May 2009 17:37

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 summer gloves can't shift the rain off my visor - is there anything else I can use? A. Try giving your visor a coat of Raincoat - it claims to waterproof your visor, ...

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Tyre advice: The best tyres for a Hayabusa

Marc Abbott, 14 May 2009 11:21

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 just got a mint Suzuki Hayabusa which is great for me now I’ve got that boy-racer thing out of the system at the tender age of 48. I just love the tidal wave of throttle ...

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