Parts & accessories

  • Product review: GT85 400ml spray

    24 September 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: GT85 400ml spray

    GT85 400ml spray £3.69 from Halfords Miles covered/time: I get through a can every few weeks. What's good? GT85 is basically like WD-40 but smells nicer. Compare and buy cleaning products I use it...

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  • Product review: Oxford Maximiser 360T

    04 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Product review: Oxford Maximiser 360T

    Oxford Maximiser 360T £56.99 on MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 18 months What’s good? The display gives you a picture of how healthy the battery is – a voltage and condition readout tells you if the...

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  • Veypor VR2 on-board computer

    19 August 2009 by Rob Hull

    Veypor VR2 on-board computer

    The Veypor VR2 is a bolt-on computer which uses two sensors and a built-in accelerometer to give you speed, miles and rpm readouts plus braking g, power curves, 0-60, standing quarters and fuel...

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  • Product review: Visorvision V2 sponge

    06 August 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Visorvision V2 sponge

    What’s good? Who needs potentially harmful visor sprays and miracle solutions when this pocket-sized, V-shaped sponge is everything you could want for cleaning your visor? The concept is simple, yet...

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  • Rucksack review: Kriega R35

    06 August 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Rucksack review: Kriega R35

    What’s good? It’s very easy to baulk at the price of this top-end Kriega rucksack, but consider this: it’s been used for almost every day of my last seven years on MCN. That’s an investment of just...

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  • The ultimate grasstrack racing history book

    04 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    The ultimate grasstrack racing history book

    The first motorcycle race meeting I ever went to was a British Grasstrack Championship round at Chitterne near Warminster, Wiltshire in 1970. The reason it sticks in my memory was because a) at 15...

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  • Product review: OverBoard Aqua phone case

    30 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: OverBoard Aqua phone case

    What’s good? Everything. This simple little pack has an easy to use water-tight closure, can withstand prolonged driving rain and even submersion in the bath (believe me, I’ve tried – and it floats...

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  • Back protector review: Rev'it Gravity

    27 July 2009 by Andy Downes

    Back protector review: Rev'it Gravity

    What’s good? I got away with just bruising to my feet and middle of my back after a 65mph highside at Brands Hatch last year – a major part of that light injury escape was due to landing on this back...

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  • Review: Aquapak belt case

    10 July 2009 by Marc Potter

    Review: Aquapak belt case

    What’s good? It’s ideal for wearing under my leathers on a sports bike. Even if it pisses down, my phone and wallet are kept safe and dry. You can wear it as a bum bag or hang round your neck under...

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  • Review: Garmin Nuvi 550

    10 July 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Review: Garmin Nuvi 550

    Best thing: Can be used for walking, cycling, driving and even boating as well motorcycling, with settings for each. Waterproof and rugged yet slim enough to fit in a pocket. European maps. Can avoid...

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  • 10 great Fathers Day gifts

    16 June 2009 by James Keen

    10 great Fathers Day gifts

    Fathers day - what a hassle. Not because you have to get the old man a present, it's figuring out what to buy and finding time to buy it that's the problem. That's why we've compiled this list of...

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  • Review: MCA Hydraulic Cable Oiler

    10 June 2009 by Simon Relph

    Review: MCA Hydraulic Cable Oiler

    What’s good? Cables always stiffen up with time and quite often seize. To combat this I have been using a hydraulic cable oiler. Once fitted onto the end of a cable you simple wind in the thread and...

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  • Product review: Putoline RS959 two-stroke oil

    05 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Product review: Putoline RS959 two-stroke oil

    What’s good? This fully synthetic oil comes highly recommended by racers and Suzuki RGV250 aficionados who reckon it’s the perfect match for the screaming two-stroke V-twin. Can be run as pre-mix or...

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  • Kriega US20 tailpack review

    28 May 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Kriega US20 tailpack review

    Kriega US20 tailpack, £59 Miles covered: 2400/two years What’s good? A cracking bit of kit that’s easy to use and so simple to fit even a girl can manage it. The stuff sack is fully waterproof and,...

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  • OGIO No Drag Red back pack review

    28 May 2009 by Andy Downes

    OGIO No Drag Red back pack review

    Time owned 4500/10 months What’s good? The compartment opens the other way around meaning the zip is against your back. Large interior space with shoe pockets, loads of storage and a padded laptop...

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  • Luggage review: Givi T410 tankbag

    02 April 2009 by Andy Downes

    Luggage review: Givi T410 tankbag

    Best thing about it: Use it most days when split down into the lightweight base but can handle some serious amounts of luggage when needed too. Fantastic build quality. I only got this bag to replace...

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  • Tankbag review: Held Task tankbag

    18 March 2009 by Ped Baker

    Tankbag review: Held Task tankbag

    Best thing about it: Cavernous, superbly made and waterproof. 15 litres capacity is enough to fit a change of clothes and shoes for a daily commute or alternatively all the phone, sat nav, chargers,...

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  • Five best products for the Honda CBR600RR

    04 February 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Five best products for the Honda CBR600RR

    The Honda CBR600RR C-ABS is the first supersport bike to be fitted with anti-lock brakes. In this weeks’ MCN, on sale now, we’ll show you how it compares to its rivals on the track. We’ll warn you...

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  • Christmas gift of the day: Biker kit rack

    15 December 2008 by James Keen

    Christmas gift of the day: Biker kit rack

    Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

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  • The top 5 battery chargers

    26 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 battery chargers

    The fact is that in winter most of us will use the bike less. When the weather's bad weekend riding is less appealing and over the Christmas break there's usually too much going on to get out on the...

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  • The top 5 outdoor bike covers

    20 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 outdoor bike covers

    Here's a run down of the top 5 outdoor bike covers as tested by MCN's sister title RiDE magazine. It may be a simple bit of kit, but they found there's a huge difference between the best on the...

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  • The 10 best parts for the Kawasaki ZX-10R

    30 October 2008 by James Keen

    The 10 best parts for the Kawasaki ZX-10R

    I think it's fair to say that the Kawasaki ZX-10R is the most hardcore sportsbike money can buy. Ever since the first model was launched in 2004 it's had a reputation as a bike for experts only.

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  • The 10 best parts for the Suzuki SV650

    26 September 2008 by James Keen

    The 10 best parts for the Suzuki SV650

    The Suzuki SV650 is a stylish yet straight forward 650cc V-twin all-rounder that manages to flatter both novices and pro's alike. It's cheap both to buy and insure too, so it's easy to see why...

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  • Top marks for Scottoiler

    10 August 2008 by keith moreman

    A week ago I emailed Scottoiler Ltd to ask for some advise because my scottoiler, which is about 10 years old, started dumping all it's oil very quickly. They replied the next day saying that as it was old if I sent it back to them they would replace it with a new one at a greatly reduced price. It came 2 days later and is on and works fine, top marks to scottoiler ltd scotland...

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  • Tom Tom Rider Spares Fiasco

    03 April 2008 by Pete Ward

    TomTom Spares fiasco. In 2006 I bought the TomTom Rider to use on my HD Ultra. It was over £300 & since then I have spent about another £150plus on maps & downloads. As a gadget it is great until that is the bike mounting bracket cracked cutting off the power. Despite its 2005 intro date TomTom have produced the Rider 2 which has a different mounting bracket & has stopped supplying...

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