Choosing kit (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Video: What happens in a motorcycle accident

    03 January 2008 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the 10th of our helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains what happens to a your head and helmet in a motorcycle accident. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to...

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  • Video: What to do if you damage your helmet

    02 January 2008 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the 11th of our helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains what to do if you damage your helmet. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest of our Helmet...

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  • Video: How to reduce helmet noise

    01 January 2008 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the 12th of our helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, shows you how to get rid of excess noise in your helmet. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest of our...

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  • Video: What happens to a helmet during a crash

    31 December 2007 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the eigth of our helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains what happens to a motorcycle helmet in an accident. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest of...

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  • Video: How protective is an Arai helmet

    30 December 2007 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the ninth of our helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains just how protective an Arai helmet is. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest of our Helmet tips...

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  • Video tip: How to fit a helmet properly

    02 December 2007 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the seventh of our new Helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains explains the often missunderstood process of making sure your helmet fits properly. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the...

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  • Video tip: What is an Arai helmet made of?

    01 December 2007 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the sixth of our new Helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains what goes in to making on your helmet. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest of our...

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  • Video tip: Can I put stickers on my helmet?

    30 November 2007 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the fifth of our new Helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, deals with the question of whether it is safe to put stickers on your helmet. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch...

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  • Video tip: How to solve misting issues on an Arai helmet

    29 November 2007 by John Wakefield, HOward Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the fourth of our new Helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, shows us how to solve misting problems with your helmet. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest...

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  • Video tip: How to adjust an Arai helmet visor

    21 November 2007 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the third of our new Helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, shows us how to properly clean and care for your helmet. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest of our...

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  • Video tip: How to properly clean your helmet

    20 November 2007 by John Wakefield, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    In the second of our new Helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, shows us how to properly clean and care for your helmet. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest of our Helmet...

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  • Video tip: How to change an Arai visor in seconds

    16 November 2007 by Chris Slade, John Wakefield, Howard Boylan

    In the first of our new Helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, shows us how easy it is to change an Arai visor properly. Check out the video below to see John take you through the easy process of changing the visor then check back throughout the next two weeks to catch the rest of our Helmet tips series. Click here to ask John an Arai question

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  • Blackbird bars

    13 September 2007 by Adrian Palmer

    Blackbird bars

    I have recently bought a 2005 Honda Super Blackbird. Having very short legs and only being 5' 7" tall I found it necessary to have the seat cut down slightly. I also read an article on the Blackbird...

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  • MCN's A-Z material terminology guide

    30 August 2007 by Nicola Fox

    MCN's A-Z material terminology guide

    Are you living in a material world? Perhaps not. If you are not quite sure what Dynax, Brexcel or Primaloft materials are, MCN has produced an A-Z guide to get the know-how on all the...

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  • DIY screen extender

    15 August 2007 by david ellson

    DIY screen extender

    Not being satisfied with the windscreen on my new bike I had a got at making it higher. I bought a new visor for my helmet and used the old one with the lugs cut off and attached it to the screen...

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  • Wheel alignment tip

    15 May 2007 by David Deakin

    To make sure my wheels are aligned I use a cheap laser pointer. Put the bike on stand or side stand, bluetak the pointer to brick. Align front and back wheel, get a piece of wood about six inches wide, mark the middle of the wood and add half of the rear tyre measurement. Mark the measurement on the wood, place the wood on the front tyre with the centre mark in middle of tyre and outside...

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  • Tips for easy cleaning

    12 March 2007 by Steve Wade

    The most important bit of kit I keep in my garage is a can of Mr Sheen wax polish or supermarket equivelant (it's cheaper!) Sprayed all over the bike it will get rid of splatted insects, brake dust and even chain grease. Simply spray on, leave for a minute and wipe off. Not only does it get rid of all the stuff you don't want, but it also leaves a layer of wax, especially on wheels so you can just...

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