August

Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZXR400?

Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZXR400?

With my 1991 ZXR400 weighing the same/slightly more than a modern 600 sports bike what rubber should I buy next? I use the bike every day as it is my only form of transport. So is there something that...

Drop-down visors: are they any good?

Drop-down visors: are they any good?

What are your thoughts on internal drop-down sun visors? Are they worth having? Debthehog, MCN forums The only downsides to them are that a few can become loose and rattle inside your helmet or drop...

ZZR1100 clutch has given up!

ZZR1100 clutch has given up!

I seem to have a major problem. After riding my Kawasaki ZZR1100 to work on a dairy farm I came back to it after milking to find that the clutch was completely unusable. The lever is solid and when I...

Why’s my Gixer overheating?

Why’s my Gixer overheating?

My 1997 Suzuki GSX-R600 is overheating. After a 45-minute ride the temperature had risen to around 125°C. Since then I have had the radiator drained, flushed and filled with new coolant. I have had...

Best tyres for a BMW S1000RR?

Best tyres for a BMW S1000RR?

I currently own a 2010 BMW S1000RR and will need to change the tyres soon. It has the stock Conti Sport Attacks at the moment, I am not too concerned about mileage as I use the bike socially when I...

What’s causing my GSX-R600’s poor fuelling?

What’s causing my GSX-R600’s poor fuelling?

My brother's got a problem with his GSX-R1000 K6, the symptoms are: No fault codes showing; misses when held between 3-4000rpm; only does it when hot; all four plugs sooted up; no problem...

Suzuki Intruder won’t start up properly

Suzuki Intruder won’t start up properly

My Suzuki Intruder 1500 has a starting problem, sometimes it starts fine, but about 50% of the time it will turn over really slowly and not start. I have adjusted the decompressor cables, fitted a new...

How can I turn my bike around in an enclosed space?

How can I turn my bike around in an enclosed space?

Getting my Triumph Sprint in and out of a more and more cluttered garage is becoming hard work. So much so that I am avoiding taking it out. I know that you can spin a motorbike around on the...

Why won’t my TL1000S fuel properly?

Why won’t my TL1000S fuel properly?

I have no fuel going into the cylinders of my Suzuki TL1000S. The ignition system is normal and the fuel relay kicks in, so the fuel pump in the tank working and fuel reaches the injector rail. The...

Best track tyres for a Honda Fireblade

Best track tyres for a Honda Fireblade

Q. I’m on my third track day using Bridgestone 016s on a Fireblade. I set the pressures at standard road pressure minus 2psi front and rear. But at the end of the day my tyres looked like I'd been...

Kawasaki ZZR notchy steering solution?

Kawasaki ZZR notchy steering solution?

Q. The steering on my Kawasaki ZZR1200 has gone all notchy. Is it worth changing them to tapered roller bearings? Vince Taylor, email A. In fact Kawasaki used to have taper roller bearings fitted to...

Getting feel back in Fireblade’s lever

Getting feel back in Fireblade’s lever

Q. I have replaced the original brake lines on my 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade as they were feeling 'baggy' on a long, fast ride, but I can't get the lever to firm up now. If I tie the lever in...

How to remove sheared spark plug

How to remove sheared spark plug

Q. I have managed to shear off a new spark plug from my 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000. What are my options for getting it out? Oz Stephens, email A. You may well have to lift the cylinder head to get at it,...