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10% off Maxxis tyres for MCN readers

Looking to get new tyres? Then look no further! 2WheelJunkie have the UK’s largest range of Maxxis tyres from commuting to sport and they're offering MCN readers an exclusive 10% discount on all tyres within their Maxxis range right up until August 9. They have a store based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire and you can also redeem this exclusive offer via ...

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  • 10 July 2013

Best tyres for a Yamaha R6

Q. I have been running Dunlops on my Yamaha R6 and didn’t get on very well with them. I did start looking at Pirelli Diablos or Metzelers, then someone suggested Michelin 2CTs…Plumbus, MCN Forums A. The 2CTs are a sound tyre with great wet weather performance. But they were introduced in 2006, and in a market where sports tyres have ...

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  • 26 November 2012

Can I put different sized tyres on my rim?

Q. I have a bike with stupid tyre sizes - 100/90 x 19 front and 130/80 x 17 rear. I'm looking at the possibility of sticking different tyre sizes on the same rims. I've done this before but what I need to know is how far can you go with each measurement (width and aspect ratio) when putting different sizes ...

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  • 21 September 2012

What’s caused sudden loss of tyre pressure?

Q. I recently changed my tyres just fine, but 300 miles later I was on my way home from work when the front went all soggy and it was obvious the front tyre had lost pressure. I limped to the nearest petrol station and sure enough, it was down to 15psi. Since then it has held pressure but I now ...

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  • 05 September 2012

Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZXR400?

With my 1991 ZXR400 weighing the same/slightly more than a modern 600 sports bike what rubber should I buy next? I use the bike every day as it is my only form of transport. So is there something that while last a good while, yet be sticky enough to keep me happy?CANSA, MCN forums Sport touring tyres are approved for ...

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  • 29 August 2012

Best track tyres for a Honda Fireblade

Q. I’m on my third track day using Bridgestone 016s on a Fireblade. I set the pressures at standard road pressure minus 2psi front and rear. But at the end of the day my tyres looked like I'd been accelerating really hard at lean with hot tyres, so they looked like they were tearing sideways. But I’m not really ragging ...

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  • Tyres
  • 08 August 2012

Best all-weather tyres for a Honda CBR600RR?

Q. I have just swapped my old Firestorm for a mint CBR600RR, but the problem that I have is with the rubber. I have used Dunlop Sportmaxes for years on the old sports tourer. But the 600RR is running the Bridgestone Battlax BT016, which do not seem to inspire me with confidence, especially in the wet. My friend has recommended ...

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  • 25 July 2012

Best tyres for a Suzuki GSX400

Q. I am having problems finding a pair of matching road tyres for my 1982 Suzuki GSX400. The front is a 90/90/19, the rear is a 110/90/17, if I have to mix brands what would be the best combination? GSX400, MCN forums A. You could stay matched if you went for Bridgestone’s BT45s. There’s a 110/90/17 tubed rear available, but ...

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  • Tyres
  • 09 July 2012

Will WD40 damage tyres?

Q. My son can be a bit like Frank Spencer sometimes. When cleaning his chain he often gets WD40 all over his rear tyre, too. Despite me warning him not to, he declares: "It's OK, I clean it off afterwards!" Does it damage the rubber compound itself or not?Joe Perkins, London A. WD40 is a water dispersant, not a lubricant, ...

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  • 25 June 2012

Have my wheel weights been wrongly fitted?

Q. I have just had new Bridgestone tyres fitted to my Gold Wing by my local Honda dealer. The rear tyre has not got any weights and on the front they have put all the weights on one side, 2 x 10 and 3 x 5g making it a mess. Do you think they have been wrongly fitted to need ...

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  • 07 June 2012

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