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Can I fit mismatched tyres to my Fazer?

MCN, 27 September 2011 10:42

The front Dunlop Sportmax on my Yamaha FZ6 Fazer is getting due for replacement and I’d like a reasonably priced new tyre that would suit. The rear tyre is also a Sportmax but has lots of life left. Would you recommend changing both or would it be OK just to renew the front, even if it was for a different ...

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Tyres that inspire confidence...

MCN, 20 April 2010 17:34

Q. I intend replacing my tyres in the next few weeks and would appreciate some advice. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The tyres fitted are Continentals, which came with the bike when I bought it; but I don't feel confident with these after experiencing a two-wheel slide when cornering at speed. I like to ride fast when cornering, with most ...

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How to scrub in your tyres

Marc Abbott, 24 June 2009 14:52

In a word 'gently'. When the tyre comes out of the mould there are release agents that need to be removed before the rubber performs at its optimum. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres To do that you need to get some heat into the rubber with gentle cornering on both sides of the tyre and use gradual throttle openings. No ...

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Tyre advice: Touring tyres on a trackday

Marc Abbott, 20 May 2009 17:05

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 recently fitted a pair of Dunlop Roadsmarts to my bike, but I'd like to do a trackday or two. Will the Roadsmarts be fine or will the nature of track riding ruin them? A. They’ll ...

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How to keep your tyres in good health

MCN Technical Staff, 30 November 2006 13:47

But there’s nothing to look after on a tyre… Not true. Imagine what would happen if one of your tyres failed to work at 70mph. Anything that keeps tyres in tip-top condition is worth every penny or second of your time. Taking a good look at both tyres when you lube the chain is an easy way of maintaining their ...

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