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Three ways to load a bike for transporting

Guy Procter, 08 April 2011 17:25

Wrong Wrong Right When you've suffered the indignity -­ and expense -­ of a motorcycle falling over in a van you want to make sure it will never, ever happen again. And that's after you've shot a couple of vertebrae out of place trying to get the bike in the van. Muscle power and string can conquer all, but when ...

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How to fine tune your riding position

MCN Technical Staff, 05 March 2009 12:00

Isn’t your bike’s riding position just something you have to put up with? No - there is a wide variety of small adjustments you can make to even the most comfortable bike to make it fit your body shape and riding needs better. It’s worth the effort because being uncomfortable or unsettled on a bike brings on mental tiredness far ...

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Module 1 swerve danger

Big Ian, 15 June 2009 21:17

Having just taken and failed the Module 1 test(14-06-09), I would like to share my thoughts on the issue. I am in my fifties with 34 years accident-free car driving experience. Many years ago I rode mopeds, scooters and a new 1975 Honda CB200, which was a very good all round machine. However now I find myself restricted to a ...

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How to ride with a pillion

MCN Technical Staff, 29 November 2006 15:19

First things first How many times have you seen a pillion wearing some shonky old lid and casual clothing while the rider is dressed in top-of-the-range safety gear? There’s no reason to treat your pillion’s health and comfort any less seriously than your own so make sure they’re kitted out with a decent, good-fitting helmet and proper protective gear. The ...

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Where can I ride off-road? Your questions answered

Richard Simpson, 06 December 2010 11:45

By Richard Simpson of the Trail Riders Fellowship There is increasing pressure on land use on our overcrowded island, and the days when you could just ride on wasteland and commons or up and down tracks and bridleways without getting in serious trouble with the law are now long behind us. Here's a handy guide telling you where to ride: ...

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MCN's Guide to getting your knee down

Howard Boylan, 06 September 2007 09:00

Watch this video as MCN road tester Michael Neeves gives you some essential advice on how to master the skill of getting your knee down. Video: Learn how to wheelie with MCN Find a sportsbike for sale Top 5 used sportsbikes of the year // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and ...

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How to do a rolling burnout

Guy Procter, 31 December 2009 12:26

Leaving a gathering of bikers quietly is fine. But covering them in smoke and specks of melted rubber is better. 1 Start movingTrickle away from a standstill at no more than 5mph and stand on the pegs. Gather your thoughts for steps 2-5, which all happen simultaneously. 2 Pull the clutch in and blip the throttleBeing the revs up swiftly ...

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Video: Learn how to wheelie with MCN

Howard Boylan, 20 August 2007 17:30

Have you ever wanted to know how to wheelie? Well check out the video below to get MCN's simple guide to getting your front wheel off the ground.  MCN guide to getting your knee down Find a sportsbike for sale ttp:// // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at ...

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Video: Braking for a corner

Angus Farquhar, 27 December 2007 00:00

In part five of the tips for riding, MCN Road tester Michael Neeves takes you through how to properly brake for a corner. Check out the video below as Michael tells you how to get the most out of your right hand. See part one: Planning See part two: Positioning See Part three: Overtaking See part four: Observation  Zoom & Watch more videos ...

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MCN Guide: How to get ready for winter

James Keen, 08 December 2009 09:30

Winter is here again and it's time to make a decision - Put the motorcycle away until spring, or stick it out and prepare bike and body for some serious all-weather riding. Whatever you choose, you'll find all the advice you need this winter right here in our one-stop winter preparation guide.     Storing a bike properly takes more work than you might think. If you're ...


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