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How to clean titanium exhaust pipes

How to clean titanium exhaust pipes

Every wondered what the experts say is the best method of cleaning your titanium pipes? Save £££s on motorcycle cleaners Quill exhausts reckon: “Give them a good wipe down with thinners, then spray...

Want to be a suspension expert?

Want to be a suspension expert?

Always found yourself put off by the seemingly black art of suspension adjustment? Or do you sometimes make colossal errors of judgement and screw up your settings because you forgot to take a note of...

The best tyres for a 12-year-old Fireblade

The best tyres for a 12-year-old Fireblade

Q. I own a 1998 Honda CBR900RRW FireBlade which needs new tyres. Which would be best for road riding and one or two trackdays in the novice group, as my first ever track day is at Croft in May? Kurt...

New Rider: What to do if your bike stops but has fuel

New Rider: What to do if your bike stops but has fuel

You are out on your first touring holiday having diligently loaded up your bike with all the stuff you think you’ll need, packing a tankbag to the gunnels with maps, spare gloves, waterproofs, travel...

Am I adjusting my chain too often?

Am I adjusting my chain too often?

jon66: At the end of January I replaced my chain and put new sprockets on at the same time. I've done around 1200 miles since then, but I'm finding that the chain needs adjustment about every second...

Are my R1's stock tyres good for track days?

Are my R1's stock tyres good for track days?

Q. I’ve recently bought a 2009 Yamaha R1 which came fitted with Dunlop Sportmax D210 tyres. Could you tell me if they are any good? Save cash on motorcycle tyres I mainly ride on the road, but do the...

What difference do bar-risers make?

What difference do bar-risers make?

Q. I wonder if you might know the answer or could advise me on this? I have a new ZZR1400 and I asked the dealer to fit Genmar bar risers which raise the bar position by 25mm and back by 16mm. Instead...

Has my alarm killed my R1?

Has my alarm killed my R1?

Q. I put my regularly used 2004 Yamaha R1 away for a night and now it has decided not to fire up. 48 hours after I stopped it the alarm went off for no apparent reason, and after I’d turned the...

Will a new air filter cure carb icing?

Will a new air filter cure carb icing?

Q. I have had no problems with my 2005 Suzuki GSF650 Bandit until the weather turned before Christmas. Since then on cold days the bike starts fine, but then after about five minutes of riding the...

Why won't my headlights turn on?

Why won't my headlights turn on?

Fastasfox: I have a 2003 ZX-6R and I can't get the headlights on. The lights should turn on when the engine is fired up and I have looked at the bulbs, connections, new battery (on a battery...

Pirelli Angel ST: "planted and smooth"

Pirelli Angel ST: "planted and smooth"

Q. I'm thinking of fitting Pirelli Angel ST touring tyres to my Suzuki 1250 Bandit. How good are they? davegsxr1000, MCN tyre forum Save £££s on motorcycle tyres A. A Speed Triple rider on the forum...

Best boots for all-day use?

Best boots for all-day use?

Q. I was just wondering if you could advise me on motorcycle boots as I am looking to find a pair I can use on and off the bike as I go about my daily business. Save cash on motorcycle boots So far I...

Yamaha XJR1300 oil cooler conundrum

Yamaha XJR1300 oil cooler conundrum

Q. Can you tell me if the oil cooler pipes and hoses from a 99-01 Yamaha XJR1300 will fit a 2002 model? Save £££s on motorcycle products Mine are leaking from the hose and I've managed to locate some...

Best tyres for a 2000 Triumph Sprint ST 955i

Best tyres for a 2000 Triumph Sprint ST 955i

Q. I ride a 2000 Triumph Sprint ST 955i and can't afford to change it, so I have lowered the gearing to give it a bit more stomp. It's a great bike but I would like it to steer a bit quicker with some...

Where can I get cheap RSV brakes discs?

Where can I get cheap RSV brakes discs?

Q. I need some new front discs for my 2003 Aprilia RSV1000 and I've been quoted about £400 for a pair (fitted), which seems steep to me. Save cash on motorcycle products Have I got any other...

How do I combat fork lacquer 'worming'?

How do I combat fork lacquer 'worming'?

Kellyt: My Triumph Speedmaster suffers with lacquer 'worming' problems on the lower forks, top yoke and risers. They have been changed five times under warranty but the worming keeps coming back, the...

Are my exhausts making my bike run badly?

Are my exhausts making my bike run badly?

Q. I've recently traded in my old bike for a Ducati 748R. Unfortunately it seems to have a flat spot as soon as you crack the throttle open, and appears to be running very rich. Save cash on...

Golden rules for helmet painting

Golden rules for helmet painting

Q. I want to get my fiberglass crash helmet painted to match my bike. What do I have to look out for to make sure it will still keep my bonce intact if I do take a tumble? Michael Acton, Plymouth...