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Choosing kit (April 2012)

  • What’s causing front-end shimmy?

    30 April 2012 by MCN

    What’s causing front-end shimmy?

    Q. I am getting a slight front end shimmy at higher speed on my Honda CBR600F. The bike is fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas and I’ve done 1000 miles on them during which time they have been...

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  • Which clutch plates for a Yamaha V-Max?

    30 April 2012 by MCN

    Which clutch plates for a Yamaha V-Max?

    Q. My Yamaha V-Max will soon need new clutch plates. The Barnett sets are £20-30 more than EBC or Ferodo. Are they worth the extra cash? Mickh13, MCN forums A. Unless you are going drag racing I don’t...

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  • Best textile trousers on a budget

    30 April 2012 by MCN

    Best textile trousers on a budget

    Q. After 28 years off bikes I have decided to go back to riding. A lot has changed in this time and I need some advice. I am thinking of buying a pair of textile trousers with a limited budget of £75,...

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  • Why is my air filter covered in fuel?

    24 April 2012 by MCN

    Why is my air filter covered in fuel?

    Q. The fuel on my Kawasaki ER-5 is flowing straight through into the air filter box and it sounds like it is only firing on one cylinder, too. Quilley, MCN forums A. The ER-5 has a vacuum tap which...

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  • Tyres for a Firestorm?

    08 April 2012 by Paul Millard

    I ride a 1998 Honda Firestorm which is mint (5000 miles) and the suspension is fully sorted which transforms the bike to what it should have been. But now the bike could do with more modern tyres to replace the old BT010s. I ride from legal speeds to countryside burn ups and would like a balance of reasonable grip, mileage and value. Conti Motion are a tyre I was considering but I would first...

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  • Triumph Speed Triple stuck in gear

    02 April 2012 by MCN

    Triumph Speed Triple stuck in gear

    Q. My 18,000-mile 2005 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 has started sticking in first gear when stationary. No amount of force on the lever will shift it, the only way to get neutral is to turn off the...

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  • Can police stop you for emissions?

    02 April 2012 by MCN

    Can police stop you for emissions?

    Q. We know the police can do you for a noisy exhaust, but have they ever done anyone for excessive emissions on aftermarket exhausts? S Boucher, email A. Not as far as we’re aware. The police don’t...

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