May

Why can't you get run-flat tyres for motorcycles?

Why can't you get run-flat tyres for motorcycles?

Q. My BMW car is fitted with run-flat tyres which I appreciate as I got a puncture the other day about 60 miles from home. I was able to continue back home at 40 to 50mph, although I couldn't get it...

Should I bleed my brakes after a piston popped out?

Should I bleed my brakes after a piston popped out?

Q. I changed my brake pads today and when I pushed one of the pistons back another one popped out. I managed to get it back in OK after a small spillage and it’s not leaking at the moment. Will I need...

What’s caused my tyre valve to blow out?!

What’s caused my tyre valve to blow out?!

Last week I had what I think was a fairly lucky escape. I was checking the tyre pressures on my 2001 Honda CBR1100XX, but when I put the tyre gauge on the valve stem the stem itself (thread included)...

How hard is it to swap my GPZ500’s engine?

How hard is it to swap my GPZ500’s engine?

I’ve a Kawasaki GPZ500 with loads of top-end grief, including a new camchain and tensioner, so I’m thinking that another engine for around 100 quid could be the best deal, although its condition is an...

Why is my radiator bubbling over?

Why is my radiator bubbling over?

A line of small white foam bubbles have started to appear all along the lower edge of my radiator. Although the expansion tank level has not really dropped, do I need to consider Radweld or a repair?...

What's up with my Triumph Trophy's fuel sensor?

What's up with my Triumph Trophy's fuel sensor?

What’s up my Triumph Trophy’s fuel sensor? The fuel gauge on my Triumph Trophy 900 won’t stop flickering between half and three quarters full and the MoT is coming up. Does it need to be giving an...

Why is my Kawasaki ZX-9R stalling?

Why is my Kawasaki ZX-9R stalling?

Why is my ZX-9R stalling? I own a late Kawasaki ZX-9R and it will only turn over and start when the bike is in neutral and the clutch disengaged. The moment I pull in the clutch lever it packs up. I’m...

How much to fix my GSX600F’s chain and sprockets?

How much to fix my GSX600F’s chain and sprockets?

I recently bought a Suzuki GSX600FW. The chain looks really dodgy as do the sprockets, while the brakes need some attention as well, particularly the discs. Where can I source these parts at a...

Tyre's mystery line

Tyre's mystery line

I have about 400 miles on the Bridgestone BT023R on the front wheel of my 2005 Honda CBF600N and I’ve noticed a strange line just left of centre that runs the circumference of the tyre. Has anyone...