March

Why is there stepped wear on my front tyre?

Why is there stepped wear on my front tyre?

Q. I was getting my GSX-R out from hibernation and I’ve noticed some stepped wear on the front tyre, it probably occurred with that end of the year track day and 300-mile ride I did last October. A.

What to wear for desert riding

What to wear for desert riding

Q. Work is taking me to Qatar and I’ll be swapping my Honda CB100R for a CRF450 to ride the dunes. As gear isn’t readily available out there, and I’m clueless when it comes to MX gear. Can you give me...

How to check Kawasaki ZZR600’s valve clearances

How to check Kawasaki ZZR600’s valve clearances

Q. I have a mint Kawasaki ZZR600 E1 which I am happily racking the miles up on. I do my own servicing and the valve clearances are coming up to be checked and reset. My Haynes manual has flagged up...

Shoei XR-1100 problem

Shoei XR-1100 problem

I wanted to pass on a concern I have with Shoei's XR-1100 crash helmet. The lid is awesome, very comfy, visor removal is easy and it is reasonably quiet. It suffers in one way only and has really...

Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR600

Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR600

Q. I own a 2001 ZZR600 and would like an opinion as to the best tyres for this bike. I am not a knee-down, throttle-open rider, basically I’m a commuter and weekend social rider. I have recently read...

How to get back at a scammer

How to get back at a scammer

Q. I have been stupid and trusted a stranger from the UK who I thought wanted to buy my 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R from me here in Slovakia. I won’t go into details, but I lost a lot of money and I don’t...

How to improve Honda CBR600RR’s mirrors

How to improve Honda CBR600RR’s mirrors

Q. Is it just me, or are the mirrors on CBR600RRs circa 2007 really crap? I get a lovely view of my arms and that’s it. Any ideas? A. Another reader, Barry Sylvester, had a similar problem but sorted...

Is my Yamaha R6’s digital dash beyond hope?

Is my Yamaha R6’s digital dash beyond hope?

Q. I have had my 2002 Yamaha R6 tucked away in my man-cave over winter on a trickle charger. I started it about a month ago and all was well. But when I went to get the bike ready for new season the...

Best classic-looking motorcycle tyres

Best classic-looking motorcycle tyres

Q. I have two bikes wanting new tyres – a 1979 Honda CB650Z and a 1998 Honda CB500S. I am not concerned about tyre wear, wet weather performance, or achieving the classic look, all I need is the best...

How to sort Yamaha XJ900’s braking feel

How to sort Yamaha XJ900’s braking feel

Q. The brakes on my Yamaha XJ900 Diversion only give me decent feel when the lever’s span adjustment is right out. My last bike was an XJR1300 and the brakes were great, so I’m thinking of grafting on...