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How to grip Honda CLR125’s rounded-off bolt

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 ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 25 July 2012

Best textile trousers on a budget

Q. After 28 years off bikes I have decided to go back to riding. A lot has changed in this time and I need some advice. I am thinking of buying a pair of textile trousers with a limited budget of £75, but I’m not sure what to look for, as this type of clothing is new to me. Can ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 30 April 2012

Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR600

Q. I own a 2001 ZZR600 and would like an opinion as to the best tyres for this bike. I am not a knee-down, throttle-open rider, basically I’m a commuter and weekend social rider. I have recently read articles on Pirelli Diablo Stradas…Steve Rogers A. The ZZR600’s tyre sizes of 120/60 x 17 and 160/60 x 17 do limit choice ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 14 March 2012

Which bobbins for my Kawasaki Z1000SX?

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 ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 03 January 2012

Why won't my Honda CBX750 run properly?

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 ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 15 December 2011

Best tyres for a Kawasaki GTR1400

Q. I have been on a GSX-R1000 for the past two years, but now as my wife wants to travel further afield we are changing to a Kawasaki GTR1400. Which tyres can I fit to get the most grip and feel? I’m not really worried about tyre life.Anon A. Big bikes like the GTR are fussy about the sort of ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 07 December 2011

Why is my Bandit 1250's exhaust popping?

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. ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 07 December 2011

How to store a bike over winter

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 ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 30 November 2011

Do I need tyre warmers for early trackday sessions?

I've been getting into track days recently, and this year's Indian summer has been a godsend. But even with the sun shining the tracks are pretty cold in the mornings. Is it time I invested in some tyre warmers to give me a head start in the breakfast sessions? Stuart Pearson Tyre warmers' main benefit isn't in giving you sticky ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 28 October 2011

Is Honda CBR125 output shaft safe?

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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  • Parts & accessories
  • 12 October 2011

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