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Best tyres for a Suzuki B-King

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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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Best tyres for a Suzuki B-King

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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  • 20 September 2011

How often should I change oil on supercharged Hayabusa?

Q. I just splashed the cash with TTS on a Rotrex supercharger for my second generation Hayabusa and it’s gone on pretty well in about a day. Just a bit of a fiddle with the modified headers out of cylinders three and four. But with 300 horses and 160ftlb of torque on tap now I am not sure how often ...

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  • 20 July 2011

Sticky BMW K75RT throttle grip

Q. I currently own a 1992 BMW K75RT. It has just failed its MoT on one single point. The throttle grip does not return to tickover when released. I have taken the handlebar mechanism apart and it is all working freely. I have greased it with light grease. If I pull the inner cable out it goes back quite freely ...

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  • 04 July 2011

FJ1200 fuel cut-off woes

Can you help me with a fuel reserve cut-off problem on my 1986 Yamaha FJ1200 please? The fuel tap solenoid appears to be faulty and it cuts off the fuel supply when there’s still lots of fuel in the tank, even though the fuel switch on the fairing is switched to reserve. I've checked my Haynes manual and established that ...

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  • 14 June 2011

Best coolant for a Honda CBF600

I’ve a 2008 Honda CBF600 and I need to refill it with coolant. The manual says it should be 50/50 antifreeze and distilled water, but I can’t get antifreeze at this time of year. What type of coolant already mixed can I use?Jd67, MCN forums  Just pop to any motor factors and ask for some that's suitable for an aluminium ...

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  • 18 May 2011

My Kawasaki ZZ-R600 won’t tick over

Q. My 2000 Kawasaki ZZ-R600’s idle is all over the place and it’s cutting out at speed, too. I’ve tried to adjust the tickover using the screw, but it’s seized solid, so I’ve had to do it with the throttle cables themselves. Where do I start?Marc Chadwick, email A. If the tickover screw has seized up, then it’s probably fair to ...

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  • 16 February 2011

Yamaha R1 is skipping second gear

Q. I’ve just bought a 2002 Yamaha R1 and the gear selection isn’t brilliant, with second gear skipping at 8000rpm. The fork seals are starting to leak too…Gordon Harrison, email A. Oh dear, it sounds like you have got yourself a bike that’s spent more time with its front wheel in the air than is good for it. Those through-the-gear wheelies ...

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  • 07 February 2011

Want to be a suspension expert?

Always found yourself put off by the seemingly black art of suspension adjustment? Or do you sometimes make colossal errors of judgement and screw up your settings because you forgot to take a note of the original settings? Save cash on motorcycle products You wouldn’t be the first. MCN’s guide to setting your sag is the place to start if ...

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  • 29 March 2010

Brake disc rivets explained

Q. I recently read your advice column in MCN on floating discs from an Andrew Carroll (MCN, November 25) and was wondering, should the rivets on my discs rotate freely on my Aprilia RS250 because at this moment in time they are solid. There is no movement in them whatsoever!G.Morgan, email A. According to the factory in Italy the rivets in ...

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  • 23 February 2010

Luggage review: Oxford Deluxe Tailpack

Oxford Deluxe Tailpack £89.99 (£80.99 in MCN shop)Miles covered/time: 4200/three months What’s good? This fits easily and securely onto the back of my Streetfighter, but I have to make sure I pull it back as far as possible to the rear of the bike to give me room to move around in the seat. Save money on motorcycle luggage If ...

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  • 09 October 2009

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