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Choosing kit (September 2011)

  • What's causing Sprint ST's starting problem?

    27 September 2011 by MCN

    What's causing Sprint ST's starting problem?

    I have a 2005 Triumph Sprint ST 1050 with a seemingly random starter problem. Sometimes it will turn over, but that’s it. Then the next day it works fine. The dealer has swapped the plugs over and...

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  • Can I fit mismatched tyres to my Fazer?

    27 September 2011 by MCN

    Can I fit mismatched tyres to my Fazer?

    The front Dunlop Sportmax on my Yamaha FZ6 Fazer is getting due for replacement and I’d like a reasonably priced new tyre that would suit. The rear tyre is also a Sportmax but has lots of life...

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  • Why are my Hayabusa's brakes clicking?

    26 September 2011 by MCN

    Why are my Hayabusa's brakes clicking?

    I changed the front pads on my Hayabusa recently, but now after hitting the brakes I keep hearing an annoying ‘clicking’ sound like something is touching the brake discs. I took it back to the...

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  • Best tyres for a Suzuki B-King

    20 September 2011 by MCN

    Best tyres for a Suzuki B-King

    Q. I’m looking for the best all-round tyres for my Suzuki B-King. On the web forums a lot of people are changing from the 200/50 rear to a 190/55, saying you get better turn in. Plus there is more...

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  • Kawasaki ZZR1400 head bearing issue

    20 September 2011 by MCN

    Kawasaki ZZR1400 head bearing issue

    Q. I have a 2007 Kawasaki ZZR1400 that has, from new, produced a loud crack from the head race area. During the guarantee period I was always told at each service that there was nothing to worry about...

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  • Suspension fix for a 2004 Yamaha Fazer 1000

    20 September 2011 by MCN

    Suspension fix for a 2004 Yamaha Fazer 1000

    Q. This is my second Fazer 1000, an ’04 model after several Blades and R1s. Ticking nearly all of the boxes: performance (Akrapovic system) and practicality aswell as all-day comfort, the glaring...

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  • Best all-round tyres for a KTM Superduke

    08 September 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Best all-round tyres for a KTM Superduke

    I have a KTM Superduke and need to replace both tyres. I ride quite hard so need something that inspires confidence, but often get caught out in the wet, so need something that doesn’t slide all over...

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  • Kawasaki ER-5 keeps stalling

    08 September 2011 by MCN

    Kawasaki ER-5 keeps stalling

    I have a 2002 Kawasaki ER-5, the engine starts and runs perfectly, but as soon as you put it in gear and start to release the clutch the bike will stall, no matter how high the revs are. It's not the...

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  • Triumph Sprint ST downchange problem

    08 September 2011 by MCN

    Triumph Sprint ST downchange problem

    I bought a new Triumph Sprint ST a year ago. Right from the start, I have had problems getting a smooth, slick downchange, especially from fourth to third to second and first. Occasionally I get it...

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