Choosing kit (December 2011)

  • Best tyres for a Derbi Terra Adventure

    19 December 2011 by MCN

    Best tyres for a Derbi Terra Adventure

    Q. What rear tyre would you recommend for a 2011 Derbi Terra Adventure 125. The rear is a 130/90 x 17 and the front is a 90/90 x 21. Newbiker1, MCN forums A. Continental Escapes are a really good...

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  • Best rear hugger for a KTM SMT

    19 December 2011 by MCN

    Best rear hugger for a KTM SMT

    Q. Some time ago Trevor Franklin did a long-term test on a KTM 990SMT. I’m using my bike for the winter months getting to work and I remember Trevor saying that he fitted a new rear hugger. He said it...

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  • Best flip-front helmet with sun visor

    19 December 2011 by MCN

    Best flip-front helmet with sun visor

    Q. I'm looking for a new full-face helmet but fancy one with an internal sun visor. I know a few of the flip front types have them but I don't want the extra weight. Motorcycle helmets for sale. Money...

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  • Why are my ZZR1200's brakes sqealing?

    19 December 2011 by MCN

    Why are my ZZR1200's brakes sqealing?

    Q. I have recently purchased a Kawasaki ZZR1200. I'm very pleased with it, but I have one annoying problem – the front brake squeals under light operation. I have removed the calipers, and the pistons...

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  • Best all-weather tyres for a Honda CBR600F

    15 December 2011 by MCN

    Best all-weather tyres for a Honda CBR600F

    Q. I bought an N-plate Honda CBR600F six months ago with Michelin Pilot 1s fitted that arejust about done after 5000 miles and three track days. I will be using the bike mainly for summer riding and a...

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  • Is rattling exhaust sapping power?

    15 December 2011 by MCN

    Is rattling exhaust sapping power?

    Q. My son's Piaggio NRG scooter has lost power. It used to do 50, now it does 26mph at 7000rpm. It does not sound the same as his mate’s NRG and when I took the exhaust off something is rattling...

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  • Why won't my Honda CBX750 run properly?

    15 December 2011 by MCN

    Why won't my Honda CBX750 run properly?

    Q. I've just got an ’86-reg Honda CBX750, it had blowing header pipes which I’ve fixed. My problem is that when I try to ride it after letting it warm up the middle two cylinders splutter then cut...

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  • Cure for Kawasaki Zephyr's fuel problems

    15 December 2011 by MCN

    Cure for Kawasaki Zephyr's fuel problems

    Q. I have a Kawasaki Zephyr 750 which has not been run very much since summer 2010. When I triedstarting it about a month ago, it was very reluctant to fire up, but would just about run OK. I decided...

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  • Best tyres for a Kawasaki GTR1400

    07 December 2011 by MCN

    Best tyres for a Kawasaki GTR1400

    Q. I have been on a GSX-R1000 for the past two years, but now as my wife wants to travel further afield we are changing to a Kawasaki GTR1400. Which tyres can I fit to get the most grip and feel? I’m...

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  • Why is my Bandit 1250's exhaust popping?

    07 December 2011 by MCN

    Why is my Bandit 1250's exhaust popping?

    Q. I bought my 2008 Suzuki Bandit 1250SA new and I like everything except the massive end can. I replaced this with a twin outlet road legal can from Banditmania which looks and sounds great. The...

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  • How do I replace Suzuki SV650's radiator?

    07 December 2011 by MCN

    How do I replace Suzuki SV650's radiator?

    Q. While waiting for my shoulder to heal after a smash I took the radiator off my SV and got it repaired. What do I need to know about putting it back on? Is it as simple as stick it back on and fill...

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  • Is petrol damaging my 20-year-old bike?

    07 December 2011 by MCN

    Is petrol damaging my 20-year-old bike?

    Q. I've just seen an advertisement for a product that will protect motorcycle engines made before 1996 from damage that will, according to them, result from use of petrol containing ethanol. I have a...

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