June

Why is my Hornet's front end squeaking?

Why is my Hornet's front end squeaking?

Q. I have just upgraded from my trusty CBR125 to a 2004 Hornet 600, in very good conditionjust under 11,000 miles and a brilliant bike in itself. I have just had a new tyre and pads put on the front,...

Cure for GS's flashing ABS lights

Cure for GS's flashing ABS lights

Q. My BMW R1150GS has ABS – as soon as the bike starts to move I could hear the noise of the ABS engaging and at the same time two simultaneously flashing red lights on thedash would go out. Recently,...

Will changing my rear tyre affect dyno results?

Will changing my rear tyre affect dyno results?

Q. My bike used a 190/55 x 17 rear tyre as original equipment, but now it’s on a 190/50. Will there be a difference in rear wheel torque as a dyno measures it on the rear wheel? Motorcycle tyres for...

Why does my RS125 judder?

Why does my RS125 judder?

Q. I’ve noticed a problem when using the front brake on my 2008 RS125. Sometimes, when braking lightly, the whole front of the bike starts vibrating quite violently - it's not a massive problem but it...

Cure for spluttering ZZR1400

Cure for spluttering ZZR1400

Q. I’ve owned a 2008 Kawasaki ZZR1400 ABS model from new. Recently when it’s at about 60mph in fourth or fifth gear it will start to splutter as if it is running out of petrol or firing on three...

FJ1200 fuel cut-off woes

FJ1200 fuel cut-off woes

Can you help me with a fuel reserve cut-off problem on my 1986 Yamaha FJ1200 please? The fuel tap solenoid appears to be faulty and it cuts off the fuel supply when there’s still lots of fuel in the...

Best tyres for a Triumph Daytona 675

Best tyres for a Triumph Daytona 675

I’ve just acquired a 2006 Daytona 675 fitted with old Dunlop Sportmax D208s which don't inspire confidence. I used Pirelli Diablo Corsas on a 2000 Blade, which worked well. Would you recommend the...

Where are my ZZ-R600's spark plugs?!

Where are my ZZ-R600's spark plugs?!

I decided to check the plugs on my Y-reg Kawasaki ZZ-R600 so dutifully got out my Haynes manual, read up on the steps to take. 1. Remove seat, 2. Disconnect battery, 3. Remove tank 4. Access plugs…...

Yamaha R1 gearbox troubles

Yamaha R1 gearbox troubles

I've just bought a 2004 Yamaha R1. It shifts through all the gears fine if going steady but if I am accelerating hard when I shift into fifth it will hit a false neutral then find sixth. I'm thinking...

How to fit performance brake lines

How to fit performance brake lines

This step-by-step video shows you how to replace ageing brakes lines with a set of high performance lines for increased braking power. While older bikes are still great fun one of the easiest ways of...

Triumph Daytona 955i won't tick over

Triumph Daytona 955i won't tick over

I have a 1999 Triumph Daytona 955i. It refuses to tick over when started from cold. After a couple of miles down the road, it seems fine. If I restart it before it gets cold it’s OK. If I leave it...

Why is my CBR600's mudguard cracked?

Why is my CBR600's mudguard cracked?

I have a Honda CBR600 Sport that I have owned for eight years. After my second outing this year I noticed a series of cracks around the lower mounting point of one side on the front mudguard. I fitted...

Why is my front tyre wearing unevenly?

Why is my front tyre wearing unevenly?

Q. I have a Kawasaki ZX-10R with a Metzeler front motorcycle tyre which has worn around one side only, similar to tracking wear on a car tyre, with the wear starting from the centre of the tyre.

Why does B-King's lever come back to the bar?

Why does B-King's lever come back to the bar?

Q. I am having problems with the brake lever travel on my Suzuki B-King. When cold, with the lever set at full span it almost comes into the twist grip, with no resistance. But once I get a very...

Why is my Kawasaki ZXR750 clutch slipping?

Why is my Kawasaki ZXR750 clutch slipping?

Q. I’ve just put some new clutch plates in my Kawasaki ZXR750 H2, but it’s still slipping. Can I adjust it out? wingy46, MCN forums   A. As your clutch is hydraulic, the only adjustment is at...

Why is my GSX-R1000's gear position indicator wrong?

Why is my GSX-R1000's gear position indicator wrong?

Q. I’ve just got a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7, which is very nice, but when I changed the oil there were some milky deposits in the fluid and the gear position indicator keeps going crazy, reading first for...