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RoadLok security explained

MCN, 21 August 2012 09:28

The RoadLok is a sophisticated way of making sure you always have a disc lock with you, as it's actually attached to your bike! Fixed to the brake calipers, the simple locking mechanism is available in a number of colours, fits a variety of bikes, costs £199.99 and could qualify you for a discount on your insurance.Check out this very ...

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How to grip Honda CLR125’s rounded-off bolt

MCN, 25 July 2012 16:04

Q. I have to replace the fork seals on my Honda CLR125, but someone’s been in there before me and the Allen socket on the end of the damper rod has rounded out so my Allen key just spins around.Charles Marsh, email A. Torx bits have plenty of sharp edges that can grip the inside of an Allen socket. Get ...

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Charley Boorman's Extreme Frontiers out now on DVD

MCN, 30 January 2012 16:21

ADVERTISING PROMOTION He's ridden through Africa in the award winning series 'Long Way Down'. braved the wilds of the North on his 20,000 miles 'Long Way Round' adventure and now Charley Boorman, accompanied by producer/director Russ Malkin, is about to launch the DVD of his latest adventure - an exciting expedition that really gets under the skin of an entire ...

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Which bobbins for my Kawasaki Z1000SX?

MCN, 03 January 2012 13:46

Q. I’ve got a Kawasaki Z1000SX and I’m looking at getting a paddock stand for it. Rather than one that lifts it at the rear wheel spindle, I want to use the two threaded holes in the swingarm and two bobbins screwed in there. Is there anything I should watch out for?Alex Carr, email A. The Z1000SX has got quite compliant ...

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Why won't my Honda CBX750 run properly?

MCN, 15 December 2011 11:50

Q. I've just got an ’86-reg Honda CBX750, it had blowing header pipes which I’ve fixed. My problem is that when I try to ride it after letting it warm up the middle two cylinders splutter then cut out. I give it two minutes and it starts up fine, but won’t take any load.Dave Wood, Bournemouth A. Unfortunately it sounds ...

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Why is my Bandit 1250's exhaust popping?

MCN, 07 December 2011 11:35

Q. I bought my 2008 Suzuki Bandit 1250SA new and I like everything except the massive end can. I replaced this with a twin outlet road legal can from Banditmania which looks and sounds great. The problem is that when I roll off the throttle to slow for junctions or lights I get some popping from the new end can. ...

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How to store a bike over winter

MCN, 30 November 2011 11:30

Q. I own a 2010 Honda VFR800. My bike is used most of the year but could be off the road for a couple of months in bad weather. It is garaged and has a battery conditioner fitted. Can I do any form of damage if I start it up every couple of weeks, and let it run until it ...

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Is Honda CBR125 output shaft safe?

MCN, 12 October 2011 15:04

Q. While fitting a new chain and sprockets to my son’s 2007 Honda CBR125R I noticed that the engine output shaft could be moved in and out by about 1-2mm. Is this normal on this model? A. Don’t panic – there is generally a little end float built into output shafts to allow for movement and wear in the chain. ...

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Kawasaki ER-5 keeps stalling

MCN, 08 September 2011 16:53

I have a 2002 Kawasaki ER-5, the engine starts and runs perfectly, but as soon as you put it in gear and start to release the clutch the bike will stall, no matter how high the revs are. It's not the clutch as I've taken it apart to check it and it's OK. Is it possible that the spark plug ...

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Video: TT on-bike Blu Ray

MCN, 02 September 2011 13:47

Duke Video's new on-bike Blu Ray disc shows just how terrifying the TT is – in glorious high-definition! Here's a few minutes of footage to whet your appetite.  

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