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Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR1400

Q. I am currently using Avon Storm 2 Ultras on my Kawasaki ZZR1400 but fancy trying Bridgestones what should I try, BT023 or S20s? I’m not a track day loon but I like to get a move on. But I want them to last a bit!Ninja12, MCN forums A. The problem with the 1400 is that is a bit of ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 24 September 2012

How do I clean my radiator?

Q. Is there a product or a process to clean aluminium radiators and oil coolers? You could eat your dinner off the rest of my bike but these get covered in crap and corrosion. It can't be good for their efficiency and looks naff. Pressure washing is going to flatten the fins and over-aggressive chemicals could be a bad idea ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 21 September 2012

Jacket review: Germot Oxford wax jacket

Germot Oxford wax jacket, £239.99Miles covered/time: 2000/three months What’s good: This jacket combines retro charm with a degree of 21st century protection and I really love wearing it – it’s a jacket that genuinely does look good both on the bike and at the pub, too. A Barbour-wearing colleague has taken to wearing an armoured vest under his traditional style ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 09 July 2012

Why is my air filter covered in fuel?

Q. The fuel on my Kawasaki ER-5 is flowing straight through into the air filter box and it sounds like it is only firing on one cylinder, too.Quilley, MCN forums A. The ER-5 has a vacuum tap which uses a diaphragm sucked open by a vacuum via a thin black pipe from one of the inlet manifolds to allow fuel ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 24 April 2012

Best tyres for a CCM FT35

Q. I have a CCM FT35-S, the 400cc Suzuki-engined supermoto with a 120/70 x 17 front tyre and a 150/70 x 17 rear. What choices do I have in replacement rubber?Nick Scarr, email A. First off, the correct size on the back is a 150/60 x 17, and there are several good choices for lighter bikes in these sizes, but ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 20 January 2012

How long will my leathers last?

Q. We all know that manufacturers put a life expectancy on helmets of roughly five years but is there a life expectancy on leathers? I know we should replace any kit if it has been involved in a high impact spill or accident, but what if not? I have had my leathers now for what must be going on 10-12 ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 20 January 2012

Proper helmet fitment

Although ordering a helmet isn’t a true science, making sure it fits properly is very important. To make sure you are wearing the right helmet for your head, follow these steps to protect you on the road. First, measure your head. Wrap a tape measure horizontally around your head about one inch above your eyebrows. Find a string to wrap ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 04 January 2012

Best flip-front helmet with sun visor

Q. I'm looking for a new full-face helmet but fancy one with an internal sun visor. I know a few of the flip front types have them but I don't want the extra weight. Motorcycle helmets for sale. Money luckily isn't too much of a problem and I would probably spend £400.Ian Martin, Exeter A. We’ve heard good things about ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 19 December 2011

Suzuki Hayabusa's hot start issue

Q. I have a 1999 Hayabusa with a hot start problem. It starts fine when cold and on choke, and also when hot if you start straight away after stopping, such as after fuelling up. The problems start if it’s left for 20 minutes or so; the engine turns over fine but it will not start. I can smell fuel ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 30 November 2011

Yamaha YBR 125's revs won't drop

I bought a 2005 Yamaha YBR125 privately few weeks ago, it didn’t tick over very well then but I thought it just needed a good service. It starts OK but after it’s warmed up and ready, if you throttle on and off the revs hang up at 3000rpm for a few seconds then slowly down drop down to a tickover ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 17 November 2011

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