Choosing kit (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Hibernate your bike this winter

    20 December 2016 by RiDE magazine

    Hibernate your bike this winter

    Planning on hibernating your bike this winter? Storing a bike well takes the same meticulous level of preparation as braving the elements. Read on for top tips from RiDE magazine on how to do it...

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  • Dual purpose tyres for the Yamaha TDM

    04 December 2008 by frankp

    I own a year 2000 build TDM 850, live in Bribane Australia and ride as often as I can. My TDM has done over 120,000km and has given no trouble. I ride nearly every day and usually do a 500km loop somewhere around southern Queensland or Northern New South Wales on a Sunday. I like riding off road a bit, not trail work obviously with a TDM but gravel roads etc because it is more interesting. The...

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  • How to stop your visor misting this winter

    26 November 2008 by James Keen

    How to stop your visor misting this winter

    Good visibility is crucial to staying safe when riding this winter and a big barrier to that is the age old problem of visor misting. As temperatures drop the likelihood of this problem occuring is...

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  • Strange sounds from my Honda Pan European..

    19 November 2008 by Glennhonda

    I was wondering if you can help. To explain... 6 weeks ago I bought a new Pan Euro from Fowlers of Bristol. After 3 weeks I started to notice, when the bike was warmed up/hot, a clucking/knocking sound when pulling away (sounded like it was coming from the gearbox or shaft area). This would go when the clutch was fully opened. I took the bike to Fowlers and they found the shaft tensioner was...

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  • Hand Guards for Street Bikes

    16 October 2008 by iancol

    Hand Guards for Street Bikes

    I don't always get MCN but one week recently I did and saw a short press release on the new Acerbis hand guards for street bikes – their model “Dual Road”. I made enquiries in the trade and the...

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  • Bikers shell out £1000 a year on kit

    12 September 2008 by Michael Carroll

    British motorcyclists spend an average of almost £1,000 on kit every year, according to research by retailer Infinity Motorcycles. Shop for over 45,000 products with MCN Leather goods account for the lion’s share of the £960 per annum average spend, with riders shelling out £321 each year on jackets and jeans. Helmets were the next highest (£241), followed by textiles (£183), boots (£138), and...

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  • The best type of tyres for you

    04 September 2008 by Liam Marsden

    The best type of tyres for you

    Perhaps one of the most important things on any motorcycle is the tyres and it's important that you choose the correct type of tyres for your bike and your style of riding. If all you do is commute to...

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  • Get your suspension set up to suit you!

    14 August 2008 by andy deegan

    Having ridden motorcycles since the age of three, I thought there was bugger all my mucker Gaffs could tell me about bikes! But after the obligatory half a gallon of grog on a Friday night, he convinced me to stop being a m**ge bag, and part with forty quid to have my suspension set up professionally! being an engineer, I was convinced that modern bikes come out of the factory set up to almost...

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  • MCN shopping proves a huge success

    30 July 2008 by MCN Newsdesk

    MCN shopping proves a huge success

    MCN’s new online shop has gone live. The site is the first in the UK to allow riders to browse and compare the prices of more than 50,000 bike products, supplied by the country’s biggest retailers,...

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  • Wrong oil killed my motorcycle

    15 May 2008 by Nik Pearce

    I am the proud owner of a brand new Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport and took collection of it on 1st March. Having carefully run it in I left it with Corsa Italiana in Colliers Wood for its 600 mile service. I picked it up a couple of days later rode about 50 miles and put it away. I was going to go for a ride the next day but it wouldn't start. Called breakdown recovery who turned up and got it started.

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  • Faulty luggage position on Suzuki Bandit GT

    07 May 2008 by Anonymous

    Faulty luggage position on Suzuki Bandit GT

    I have just purchased a bandit 1250 GT and when I got it home I found that you could not sit two people on the bike because of the position of the top box. It sits over the back seat and means there...

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  • SHARP helmet tests remain a work in progress

    06 May 2008 by Michael Carroll

    SHARP helmet tests remain a work in progress

    The first round of results from the Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Program (SHARP) helmet test scheme are on-track to be published during the spring, a spokesman for the Department for Transport...

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  • 675 exhaust

    09 April 2008 by mark bignell

    Hi, bought a Triumph Daytona 675 masterclass a few months ago. Wanted to get the best exhaust sound but didn't want to lose the fantastic looks of the back end. Bought a never been used end can off ebay for £35 and set about removing the baffle. It took some doing but after cutting, bashing, butchering and welding it was sorted. Fitted it to the bike and what a sound. Took the bike to local...

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  • Video: Setting your suspension up for the track

    25 March 2008 by Michael Neeves

    Last year Michael Neeves ran his Yamaha R1 as both a road and race bike but this year, he's saving it just for track so to give him that extra edge he's getting full ohlins race suspension fitted. Check out the video below to follow Neevesy and his R1 as the shiney new kit gets fitted and gives the bike a new lease of life.

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  • KNOX chest protector

    17 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    KNOX chest protector

    British protection specialists KNOX have responded to a recent MAID survey with the release of their chest protector. The MAID survey showed that 27% of chest injuries are critical, compared to only...

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