New rider (February 2010)

  • New rider: How to get your bike lowered

    18 February 2010 by MCN

    New rider: How to get your bike lowered

    Don't let a tall seat height put you off buying the bike of your dreams - there are a number of solutions out there for shorties or those who simply want more slow speed confidence. One such option is...

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  • How much oil should my new bike use?

    10 February 2010 by MCN

    How much oil should my new bike use?

    It is not unusual for bikes to use a litre of oil per 1000 miles. Oil consumption is determined by a variety of factors, and the one the rider has the most control over is the running in. If it is run...

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  • How to adjust your chain properly

    05 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    How to adjust your chain properly

    The first thing you've got to get right is the alignment. Check that by measuring the distance from swingarm to wheel on both sides. You can also put a straight edge against the rear tyre like a...

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  • How to get your kids started early

    05 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    How to get your kids started early

    There are a handful of projects running around the country that give youngsters a taste of two wheels.   There’s an off-road school called the Geoff Mayes’ MX try-out (01379-852452) which...

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