February

Best tyres for a Ducati 916

Best tyres for a Ducati 916

Q. I would like some advice on what tyres to buy for my 1998 Ducati 916. I have had the bike for five years and fitted a set of Michelin Pilot Sports when I got the bike. I have been happy with the...

How to change 1992 Fireblade’s wheel for a 17-inch

How to change 1992 Fireblade’s wheel for a 17-inch

Q. I am looking at upgrading the front wheel on my 1992 Honda Fireblade to a 17 incher. Which wheel is best as there were three wheel upgrades to the CBR900 and what size tyre would I need?...

Moto Guzzi brake service made easy

Moto Guzzi brake service made easy

Q. I’ve almost completed the restoration of a 1999 Moto-Guzzi Daytona RS. Just how much "play" side to side and up and down on the floating discs should there be? There's a tiny tack weld on the back...

What’s causing Suzuki V-Strom’s iffy gearchange?

What’s causing Suzuki V-Strom’s iffy gearchange?

Q. I've had a Suzuki DL1000K2 for the last six years, it has only covered some 22,000 miles and has never let me down but it does have a sticky gear change. Sometimes it snicks up or down sweetly,...

Why is my Ducati 916 running roughly?

Why is my Ducati 916 running roughly?

Q. I’ve a Ducati 916 that has been running rough for a little while. The electrics are all fine, with no dodgy relays and the bike was recently serviced with a clean bill of health. Mick Illingworth,...

Which tyres for tubed 18-inch rims?

Which tyres for tubed 18-inch rims?

Q. I’ve just got a 1992 Moto-Guzzi 50 Targa with aging Pirelli Stradas fitted and I want a set of tyres that give me good directional stability when I head out on weekend runs. Mike Henaghan,...

Triumph Speed Triple’s clocks have packed up

Triumph Speed Triple’s clocks have packed up

Q. A friend of mine has a Triumph 1050 Speed Triple and the digital readouts seem to have packed up with no mph and the clock stuck at 1.00. The price for replacement instruments from Triumph is £700.

Power Commander explained

Power Commander explained

Q. I’m thinking of getting a Power Commander III. What is the "accelerator pump feature"?   A. This feature is built into all PCIII USB and PCVs, it allows you to configure settings which inject...

Can I buy custom-made boots?

Can I buy custom-made boots?

Q. I lost my right leg below the knee a while back and I’ve got a problem finding boots that will fit me. The reason is that my prosthetic leg is pretty ‘slimline’ to reduce weight and make it easier...

Best all-round tyres for a Yamaha R6

Best all-round tyres for a Yamaha R6

Q. I have a 2009 Yamaha R6 which I’ve been riding for the past two years on Dunlop Sportsmarts. But my mates really rate their Pirelli Supercorsas – when we’re parked up on a ride their tyres are...

What’s a PCP deal?

What’s a PCP deal?

Q. More and more bike companies are offering Personal Contract Plans (PCP) and it looks like a tempting way of buying a new bike every few years. What's the catch? Graham Bayes, by email A. PCP deals...

Can I spray my own bike?

Can I spray my own bike?

Q. I recently crashed my bike at low speed after a momentary loss of concentration. I've changed the few broken parts but the fairing needs either replacing or repairing. I've always fancied learning...

Do I really need a motorcycle alarm?

Do I really need a motorcycle alarm?

Q. My insurance policy is demanding an alarm is fitted to my Suzuki GSX-R750 but I’m no fan of them as, in my experience, they always seem to go wrong, drain the battery and no one takes any notice of...

How long will my helmet last?

How long will my helmet last?

Q. My crash helmet is a few years old but remains very comfortable. It was in absolutely tip-top condition until it rolled off the petrol tank a little while ago onto the petrol station forecourt’s...