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Choosing kit (August 2010)

  • Advice: Why have my tyres worn so quickly?

    24 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Advice: Why have my tyres worn so quickly?

    Why have my tyres worn so quickly? Q. I’ve been using the same make and model of tyres on my bike for a few sets now, but the last pair seemed to have worn faster than before. Both the front and the...

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  • Advice: Are my Fazer's brake discs at fault?

    24 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Advice: Are my Fazer's brake discs at fault?

    Are my Fazer's discs at fault? Q. My recently acquired Yamaha FZS600 is great but for the high-pitched “scraping” whine from the front wheel. The dealer tells me it's the front discs and says all...

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  • Will changing spark plugs cure a misfire?

    17 August 2010 by MCN

    Will changing spark plugs cure a misfire?

    Q. My Ducati 900SS has a misfire which starts after I have ridden a few miles. Will changing the plugs sort it out? George Booth, email   A. A misfire is either related to the fuelling or the...

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  • How to get better mileage on a rear tyre

    17 August 2010 by MCN

    How to get better mileage on a rear tyre

    Q. I have a Harley XR1200X with Dunlop Qualifier tyres that I am very pleased with. The rear is getting close to the end of its life at 2200 miles. Save cash on motorcycle products If I fitted a...

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  • What's causing battery drain?

    10 August 2010 by MCN

    What's causing battery drain?

    Q. I have all sorts of electrical problems with my bike. When the lights are on the battery seems to lose charge even when the engine is running. Anon   A. You don't say what happens with the...

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  • Best tyres for a hot track day

    10 August 2010 by MCN

    Best tyres for a hot track day

    Q. I recently highsided a Ducati Monster S4RS on a set of Bridgestone BT016s at the Salzburgring in Austria. The local expert (superbike racer) looked at the tyres and thought they looked overheated.

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  • Best tyres for a Yamaha Fazer 600

    02 August 2010 by MCN

    Best tyres for a Yamaha Fazer 600

    Q. I have a 2003 Yamaha Fazer 600 with only 3900 miles on the clock, which I bought 18 months ago. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres It has a Dunlop Sportmax 160/60 x 17 on the rear and a 110/70 x 17 on...

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  • My speedo can't cope with my turbo!

    02 August 2010 by MCN

    My speedo can't cope with my turbo!

    Q. About one year ago I fitted a nice little turbo to my first generation Suzuki 1200 Bandit. Save cash on motorcycle products Now, I've covered about 7000 miles (3000 of them in 10 days around...

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  • Can I service my R1200RT's throttle at home?

    02 August 2010 by MCN

    Can I service my R1200RT's throttle at home?

    Q. I have a 2005 BMW R1200RT which I have started to service myself; I have found this to be very straightforward, however I am not sure about the throttle body/cable adjustment/synchronisation. Save...

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