Parts & accessories

  • Product Review: ACF50 Corrosion Block grease

    17 September 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: ACF50 Corrosion Block grease

    ACF50 Corrosion Block grease, £10 approx Time used: Two years What’s good? I am a massive fan of the way ACF50 anti-corrosion spray works to keep a British winter’s destructive power at bay, but this...

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  • Product Review: T-Cut scratch remover

    10 September 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: T-Cut scratch remover

    T-Cut scratch remover £6.99 Time tested two scratches What’s good It does exactly what it says on the tube – removes light scratches. My Hayabusa picked up two mystery scratches not long into my...

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  • Product Review: Kappa WA405F rollbag

    10 September 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Kappa WA405F rollbag

    Kappa WA405F rollbag, £46.27 Time owned: One month/750 miles What's good? This 40-litre roll bag is cavernous. I used it for a long weekend away recently and my gear barely touched the sides. It's...

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  • Product Review: Bike HUD

    03 September 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Bike HUD, £397 (currently £297) Time tested: Two months/1500 miles What’s good? Despite the doubtful comments from most who’ve seen it, it works. This is a small screen that sits just in front of the rider’s cheek and makes it a matter of a small flicker of the eyes to collect information like road speed, gear position, time and outside temperature. The digital speed display changes colour as it...

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  • Product Review: Dark Sky weather app

    03 September 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Dark Sky weather app, £2.99 Time tested: Four months What’s good? It’s a weather forecasting app that uses ultra-localised data to give you the exact forecast for the next hour, wherever you are, meaning you can ride away from impending rain, find a café or at the very least get my waterproofs on. The app uses weather radar info for the area you are in to give you a basic screen with temperature...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Track Pump with gauge

    28 August 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Oxford Track Pump with gauge

    Oxford Track Pump with gauge, £29.99 Time used: Seven race meetings. What’s good? When my twin-cylinder Sealey foot pump broke on me after just a year (letting air out of the tyre when you connect...

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  • Product Review: Sealey twin-cylinder foot pump

    27 August 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Sealey twin-cylinder foot pump: £11.17 Time used: One racing season. What’s good? I’ve been using this for regularly for racing, as well as keeping my road bike, pushbike and car tyres inflated. The double cylinder gives more bang for your buck and the unit is pretty sturdy. Sometimes the metal frame on cheap footpumps like this can be too thin and will buckle if you don’t hit it square-on with...

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  • Product Review: Oxford First Time Mini Tankbag

    27 August 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Oxford First Time Mini Tankbag, £34.99 Time tested: One week/2300 miles What’s good? The convenience of having the essentials right where I need them makes a long riding trip so much easier, which is where tankbags score highly in my book. But the bulk can make them awkward when riding and, especially, when refuelling. This small Oxford bag is small enough to not be noticeable while riding, easily...

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  • Product Review: Kriega Tank harness

    13 August 2014 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Kriega Tank harness

    Kriega Tank harness, £19 Time tested: Four years What’s good? I have strapped this tankbag base to the petrol tanks of a KTM Super Duke (990 and 1290), a Triumph Speed Triple R, a BMW HP2 Sport, a...

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  • Product Review: Auritech custom earplugs

    06 August 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Auritech custom earplugs

    Auritech custom earplugs, £119 Time tested: One month/1500 miles What’s good? This is the first time I have had a set of custom earplugs and once I learnt the slightly different method of fitting them...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Track Pump with gauge

    23 July 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Oxford Track Pump with gauge

    Oxford Track Pump with gauge, £29.99 Time used: Four race meetings. What’s good? With my twin-cylinder Sealey foot pump breaking on me after just a year (letting air out of the tyre when you connect...

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  • Product Review: Givi EA109 leg wallet

    16 July 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Givi EA109 leg wallet

    Givi EA109 leg wallet, £19.40 Time tested: Three months/3500 miles What’s good? This leg wallet is a fantastic answer to bulging pockets. If you don’t like the look or feel of a bumbag and don’t want...

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  • Product Review: ProGuard BikerPlugz

    09 July 2014 by Tony Hoare

    ProGuard BikerPlugz, £14.99 Time tested: Two months, 2000 miles What’s good? There are lots of positives to these reusable earplugs, which are far superior to the basic foam earplugs I’d used for my previous 12 years of motorcycling. These are more comfortable, block out less of the noise I want to hear while also reducing the windblast that I don’t want to hear and fit better, which means they...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Aqua 50 roll bag

    02 July 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Oxford Aqua 50 roll bag

    Oxford Aqua 50 roll bag, £59.99 Time tested: Five months What’s good? This rollbag seems to use the same technology as Mary Poppins’ bottomless bag. All at once I’ve fit in a tent, sleeping bag, roll...

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  • Product Review: Reed Chill Cheater Transpire socks

    02 July 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Reed Chill Cheater Transpire socks, £12.90 Time tested: Five months/ 6500 miles What’s good? These are without a doubt the warmest socks I have ever tested. Kayaking firm, Reed Chill Cheater has hit the nail on the head with these fleece socks. They were originally developed for divers working in freezing water temperatures but they work great in motorcycle boots too. The firm says the socks...

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  • Product Review: Rock Oil SOC degreaser

    02 July 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Rock Oil SOC degreaser, £4.80 (400ml) Time tested: Three years What’s good? This is the stuff I rely on for getting rid of all the oily, greasy muck that accumulates on my bike. Often, just using a regular detergent designed for bikes you end up smearing all that oil and grease around, especially in areas like the underside of the tailpiece where fling from chain lube can splatter. So prior to...

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  • Product Review: EDZ Graphite merino wool top and leggings

    02 July 2014 by Andy Downes

    EDZ Graphite merino wool top and leggings, £50 each Time tested: Six months What’s good? These are a brilliant addition to my riding kit and as well as seeing me through the last winter they are still on standby for any chilly rides now the weather is supposed to be better. They are super soft, extremely comfortable, breathable and sit nicely under any kind of outer kit from Cordura to leathers.

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  • Product Review: Weise-Tex windproof top

    02 July 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Weise-Tex windproof top, £59.99 Time tested: Three years What’s good? Under textile jackets, over leathers or even just as a casual jacket, this top is a versatile way of keeping warm. The Weiss-Tex top has been designed as a mid layer, which means that it should be worn over base layers and beneath your outer biking kit and combines stretchy panels of windproof fabric with a soft fleece lining.

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  • Product Review: Beta 12-piece swivel end ratchet combination spanner set

    18 June 2014 by Tim Thompson

    Beta 12-piece swivel end ratchet combination spanner set, £279.60 Time tested: One year What’s good? A tool snob I admire greatly and want to be like thinks a spanner should be just a spanner, that hybrid ratchet combinations are gimmicky marketing-inspired mongrels best avoided by trainee purists like me. But these Beta combis are beautiful and useful indeed. At one end is a normal, angled open...

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  • Product Review: Sealey MC480 550kg motorcycle lift

    18 June 2014 by Ped Baker

    Sealey MC480 550kg motorcycle lift, £159.95 Tester: Ped Baker Time tested: Three months What’s good? Once you’ve used a bike lift you’ll never want to spanner a bike without one again, especially if you suffer from a bad back or knees. Essentially a big scissor jack, the Sealey MC480 raises your bike on two rubber-topped metal platforms that span your machine’s lower frame rails. Fully extended...

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  • Product Review: Ugly Fish RS5228 sunglasses

    11 June 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Ugly Fish RS5228 sunglasses

    Ugly Fish RS5228 sunglasses, £35 Time tested: One year What’s good? These are good value sunglasses that fit tightly to my face and were perfect when I used them for the first time in combination with...

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  • Product Review: Forcefield Elite chest protector

    11 June 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Forcefield Elite chest protector, £64.99 Time tested: 1000 miles/two months What’s good? The idea of chest protection a good one. Think about the organs that live in that area, then think about where your momentum takes you in many accidents, which is straight towards the bike and its pointy-out bits. Many of us have accepted the back protector as a standard element of our riding kit, but the...

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  • Product Review: Cruz Econokit M2

    04 June 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Cruz Econokit M2

    Cruz Econokit M2, £35 Time tested: One year What’s good? The quality of standard motorcycle tool kits ranges from barely adequate through to completely unfit for purpose (or missing, if you’re buying...

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