July

What's holding my tyre to the rim?

What's holding my tyre to the rim?

Q. Why does the rear wheel of a motorcycle not spin within the tyre? A great emphasis is placed on maximising tyre grip against the road surface, so why do the wheels not spin inside the tyre - the...

Exactly what tools do I need to replace my chain?

Exactly what tools do I need to replace my chain?

Q. I am about to replace the drive chain on my Honda Fireblade and I wanted clarification on which tools I’ll need for the job as the retailer wants to sell me a tool to peen over the hollow link...

What’s up with recently rebuilt Hayabusa motor?

What’s up with recently rebuilt Hayabusa motor?

Q. I’ve bought a second-hand Busa for good money that’s just had an engine rebuild. The reason I got it really cheap was because it misfires between five and 7000rpm and won’t rev past that. I’m...

Why are my Kawasaki ZR7’s brakes playing up?

Why are my Kawasaki ZR7’s brakes playing up?

Q. I have recently had my Kawasaki ZR7 serviced. The front brake was playing up and new pads were installed to restore service. But my brakes are still in a bad way – there is so much travel in the...

Perfect tyre for a BMW K1200RS

Perfect tyre for a BMW K1200RS

Q. I've come to the end of the road with the current tyres on my trusty '01 BMW K1200RS (Front Avon Azaro 120/70ZR17, Rear Avon 'Storm' AV56 180/55ZR17) and need a little guidance. My annual mileage...

How do I get exhaust bolts out?

How do I get exhaust bolts out?

Q. What’s the best method of getting exhaust bolts out? I have two Allen head studs and the heads inside are rounded off. mjhammer92, MCN forums A. If you can get to them OK then you can hammer a Torx...

Can I buy a 190-section Bridgestone BT021?

Can I buy a 190-section Bridgestone BT021?

Q. I have a VFR1200 2010 model it has Bridgestone BT021 190/55ZR17 rear and BT021 120/70ZR front I wanted to know if I could put Bridgestone BT023 or BT023 GT as my friends are running them on their...

What's caused my F650Gs's brake disc to warp?

What's caused my F650Gs's brake disc to warp?

Q. I have a 2008 BMW F650GS, which I bought last June with 1900 miles on the clock. BMW replaced the front disc under warranty, saying it had becomewarped. Although no reason was given to why it may...

Why does my Triumph TT600 cut out?

Why does my Triumph TT600 cut out?

Q. I have a 2002 Triumph TT600 with 20,000 miles on the clock. I'm having intermittent issues with it cutting out. The bike will start fine to begin with, but cuts out mid-ride. When it does this the...

Video: How to fit an Interphone F3 communications system

Video: How to fit an Interphone F3 communications system

Dan Sager, from Interphone UK, demonstrates how to sync and fit the Interphone F3 communications system to a Shoei Multitec helmet. The Interphone F3 can be paired with two other bluetooth devices at...

BMW K75RT tickover issue

BMW K75RT tickover issue

Q. I currently own a 1992 BMW K75RT. It has just failed its MoT on one single point. The throttle grip does not return to tickover when released. I have taken the handlebar mechanism apart and it is...

Sticky BMW K75RT throttle grip

Sticky BMW K75RT throttle grip

Q. I currently own a 1992 BMW K75RT. It has just failed its MoT on one single point. The throttle grip does not return to tickover when released. I have taken the handlebar mechanism apart and it is...