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How to secure your new bike

MCN, 21 September 2012 17:01

Q. I'll be getting my first bike next week, a 2010 Kawasaki ER-6F and I'm trying to work out what kind of security mechanisms to get. The bike will be kept overnight in a locked compound (I live in a block of flats, car park accessed via RFID fob) where there's a ground anchor and plenty of big metal U-shaped ...

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Best tyres for a BMW S1000RR?

Anonymous, 24 August 2012 12:53

I currently own a 2010 BMW S1000RR and will need to change the tyres soon. It has the stock Conti Sport Attacks at the moment, I am not too concerned about mileage as I use the bike socially when I have the time. I would like something for fairly fast road, sometimes wet, especially this summer, and the odd track ...

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How can I pep up my BMW R1200GS?

MCN, 30 July 2012 13:54

Q. I have an old 2004 BMW R1200GS. Recently I had a test ride on the latest model, which was a lot peppier to ride and felt much better for it. Having established that I am too weak-willed to go against my missus and spend the savings on a new bike I began wondering if I could stealthily improve my ...

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Can I derestrict a Honda Varadero 125?

MCN, 25 July 2012 15:16

Q. I have been riding for 47 years and am heading for retirement, so I want a bike that’s easy to push around, that I can ride all day and is cheap to run. I like the Honda 125 Varadero, but can it be derestricted as I do enjoy a bit of acceleration?Davidmdixon, MCN forums A. Anything is possible, but ...

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Why is my Kawasaki VN800 Classic not starting?

MCN, 11 January 2012 11:27

I've had a Kawasaki VN800 Classic for over 15 months now, and it had been running beautifully every day until a few months ago when it would just not start on the button, clicking loudly instead. I checked the battery was good (it still is), so then thought it was the starter, so I took it off and checked it ...

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Best way to paint Hornet’s wheels

MCN, 11 January 2012 11:11

My wheels are looking a bit tatty on my Hornet and I’m considering spraying them myself. However the wheels take a lot of crap from the road and I am worried it won’t be durable.Cairnsie13, MCN forums Powder coating is more durable than conventional paints, but it’s harder to get a colour match. However, a reputable firm can usually get ...

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Aprilia RSV can't find neutral

MCN, 17 November 2011 10:03

I have a 2004 Aprilia RSV Factory on which it is impossible to select neutral when stopped. It is sometimes possible to slide it into neutral from second gear as you come to a halt, but at a standstill? No way.Roearn, MCN forums There’s no doubt that they can be pigs to get out of gear thanks to the gearbox design ...

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Cure for Honda CG125's juddering

MCN, 27 September 2011 10:37

When I’m slowing down on my Honda CG125 and I’m in third gear, then go down to second, when I slowly let out my clutch I get a fast juddering noise. It seems to do it more when cold. The chain tension is good and the bike has recently had new sprockets. Divetime, MCN forums CG125s should have their engine oil ...

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Best tyres for a Suzuki B-King

MCN, 20 September 2011 11:01

Q. I’m looking for the best all-round tyres for my Suzuki B-King. On the web forums a lot of people are changing from the 200/50 rear to a 190/55, saying you get better turn in. Plus there is more choice available. I was looking to buy the Avon Storm Ultras in the 200-section. Save cash on motorcycle tyres. I'm not into ...

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Honda Hornet 600's surprise backfire

MCN, 08 September 2011 16:22

Yesterday, when I went to start up my 1998 Honda Hornet 600, I got a massive backfire. It’s never happened before and I’m wondering if it’s anything to worry about (damaging valves, etc)? The bike ran fine afterwards, in fact it felt smoother. But I don’t know if that’s because I have changed the oil or it’s just in my ...

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