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Why is my almost-new Kawasaki Z1000SX rattling?

MCN, 07 June 2012 16:59

Q. I have a new Kawasaki Z1000SX with 900 miles on the clock, which has a faint rattle. It comes in when I am gently opening the throttle at low revs in the low gears. It’s similar to pinking or a tappet rattle. I am not labouring the bike at all, but it goes as the bike revs higher. I ...

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How do I get exhaust bolts out?

MCN, 20 July 2011 15:51

Q. What’s the best method of getting exhaust bolts out? I have two Allen head studs and the heads inside are rounded off.mjhammer92, MCN forums A. If you can get to them OK then you can hammer a Torx bit into the rounded off hole. Go for a bit one size bigger than the Allen bolt, so it can bite ...

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Why is my CBR600's mudguard cracked?

MCN, 06 June 2011 17:03

I have a Honda CBR600 Sport that I have owned for eight years. After my second outing this year I noticed a series of cracks around the lower mounting point of one side on the front mudguard. I fitted a new one, but on the next outing both sides on the lower mounting points where cracked. The forks seem to ...

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Will my loud exhaust pass an MoT?

MCN, 08 April 2011 10:00

Q. I have a US-import GSX-R750 with a Yoshimura end can fitted which hasn’t got any markings on it at all. No 'not for road use' or 'race use only', but it does seem a little loud. Where do I stand legally if I am stopped by the police? I assume your average officer would not know if it is ...

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Is my NTV's fuel system causing rough running?

Marc Abbott, 06 July 2010 16:26

My Honda NTV650 93 model is running rough at idle and at speed it has a lot of vibration from the engine. I have put some carb cleaner though the tank for three tanks of petrol and it has helped the pick-up of the engine. It used to have a real bad flat spot between 3500-6000rpm but that’s now gone, ...

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Technical advice: Stop your bike backfiring

Chris Dabbs, 01 May 2009 16:23

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. Mh Honda VT750C Ace has had a backfiring problem for the 3000 miles I’ve owned it. All Bran sorted a similar personal problem and I was wondering if you had a cure? It runs ...

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Bike accessory advice: Aftermarket indicators

Chris Dabbs, 09 April 2009 16:40

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I have cracked a front indicator on my Yamaha R6 and I want to know whether I can fit a set of aftermarket flush-mounted indicators instead. Is it legal to use side repeaters and does ...

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Bike accessories advice: ACF50

Chris Dabbs, 13 February 2009 13:21

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. A number of weeks ago I spotted an article in your weekly edition singing the praises of an aviation based oil type film used to protect all external body/chassis  parts. Stupidly I did not ...

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Hibernate your bike this winter

RiDE magazine, 25 November 2008 15:56

Planning on hibernating your bike this winter? Storing a bike well takes the same meticulous level of preparation as braving the elements. Read on for top tips from RiDE magazine on how to do it right. What possible harm could come to an unused bike, tucked safely in the garage away from the evils of winter-ravaged road? Actually, quite a ...

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Strange sounds from my Honda Pan European..

Glennhonda, 19 November 2008 17:00

I was wondering if you can help. To explain... 6 weeks ago I bought a new Pan Euro from Fowlers of Bristol. After 3 weeks I started to notice, when the bike was warmed up/hot, a clucking/knocking sound when pulling away (sounded like it was coming from the gearbox or shaft area). This would go when the clutch was fully ...

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