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Choosing kit (June 2009)

  • What effect does ride height adjustment have?

    24 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    What effect does ride height adjustment have?

    Ride height adjustment is usually only found on top-of-the-range sports bikes, nakeds and the occasional sports-tourer, It raises or lowers the height of the rear shock, lifting or lowering the entire...

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  • How to scrub in your tyres

    24 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    How to scrub in your tyres

    In a word 'gently'. When the tyre comes out of the mould there are release agents that need to be removed before the rubber performs at its optimum. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres To do that you...

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  • How much to spend on a rear shock

    24 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    How much to spend on a rear shock

    If you're thinking of replacing your rear shock and are unsure of how much to spend, consider this... Choose a specialist supplier/manufacturer who can give decent back-up and advice. You are going to...

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  • Firmer brakes overnight

    19 June 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    Firmer brakes overnight

    For an easier way to get better brakes, use a cable-tie or similar to hold the front brake on quite tightly and leave overnight. When returning to the bike next day tap the brake hoses thoroughly to...

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  • Kit: Choosing the right kit

    17 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Kit: Choosing the right kit

    Choosing the right kit for any motorcyclist, new or experienced, should always follow the same guidelines. Just because you’re a new rider, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the optimum level of...

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  • Tyre advice for Triumph Daytona 675

    11 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Tyre advice for Triumph Daytona 675

    Q. I'm getting through the rear Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa on my Triumph 675 on my daily commute and I want to switch to a tyre that will give me better mileage and decent levels of grip. I don¹t...

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  • Suspension advice: Nitride coating on forks

    11 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Suspension advice: Nitride coating on forks

    Q. What is nitride coating and what does it do for your forks? A. The structural elements of a fork leg are two precision-made tubes, one sliding inside the other. When the forces of riding are...

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  • How to: Modify your 125

    10 June 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    How to: Modify your 125

    Part of the joy of owning a bike is making it your own – but when you’re starting out it’s easy to get it wrong. As well as the question of taste, there are also legal implications with certain...

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  • Mystery Rossi helmet

    08 June 2009 by matt hatley

    Mystery Rossi helmet

    I purchased a racing bike back in 2001 and this helmet came with it. I have since sold the bike but the helmet has been hanging in my office ever since. I would like to know were it came from or what...

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  • Tyre advice: I can only lean so far

    02 June 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    Tyre advice: I can only lean so far

    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 Kawasaki ZX-636 is fitted with its standard Dunlop tyres...

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  • Technical advice: Bandit misfire problems

    01 June 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    Technical advice: Bandit misfire problems

    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 2001 Bandit 600 has an intermittent misfire...

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  • Technical advice: Stalling on downshifts

    01 June 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    Technical advice: Stalling on downshifts

    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 got a Ducati Monster 1100S a couple of weeks ago and I...

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