April

Bike accessory advice: Quickshifters

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. Of the many type of quickshifters available common sense would suggest that the type to cut off the fuel injectors (power commander?) rather than ignition would be preferable. Also the full electronic over the relay type? As MCN does not appear to have done any...

Bike accessory advice: Raising the back

Bike accessory advice: Raising the back

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I’ve got a 1990 Yamaha FZR1000 as a budget bike to get...

Tyre advice: Best tyres for CB1000R

Tyre advice: Best tyres for CB1000R

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. Dear Chris, which tyes would you recommend for a...

Tyre and suspension advice: Post crash damage to tyres

Tyre and suspension advice: Post crash damage to tyres

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. Dear Chris, I was recently involved in a low-speed...

Bike accessory advice: Replacement lights for F800GS

Bike accessory advice: Replacement lights for F800GS

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. Dear Marc. I have an F800GS but the lights are...

Bike accessory advice: Aftermarket seat for FZ1

Bike accessory advice: Aftermarket seat for FZ1

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I've got a FZ1, and I love it but after about three...

Clothing advice: Custom leather jackets

Clothing advice: Custom leather jackets

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I'd like to get a leather jacket made with some...

Clothing advice: summer gloves with visor wipes

Clothing advice: summer gloves with visor wipes

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. All the bugs have started coming out again, so my...

Clothing advice: Textile suits to go over your clothes

Clothing advice: Textile suits to go over your clothes

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. My commute to work involves a bit of motorway riding. I'd...

Clothing advice: Cleaning your visor

Clothing advice: Cleaning your visor

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I commute all year round so my visor gets extremely mucky.

Bike accessory advice: Aftermarket indicators

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I have cracked a front indicator on my Yamaha R6 and I want to know whether I can fit a set of aftermarket flush-mounted indicators instead. Is it legal to use side repeaters and does the light need to be projected forward? Jeff Miller, Bournemouth A.

Bike accessory advice: Interchangeable parts

Bike accessory advice: Interchangeable parts

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I’m just about to trade in my Zx-6RJ1 for a 2003...

Technical advice: Loosening corroded bolts

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. want to replace the standard exhaust system on my 12,000 mile Kawasaki ZX-7R with an aftermarket system, but all the fixing nuts and bolts are corroded solid. I managed to get the larger collector box nuts off with WD40 and a long extension on the socket,...

Bike accessory advice: Fitting different bulbs

Bike accessory advice: Fitting different bulbs

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. Can I change the 35/35w headlight bulbs in my Yamaha...

Bike accessory advice: Improving the brakes

Bike accessory advice: Improving the brakes

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I want to uprate the brakes on my 2002 Suzuki GSF600...