May

Most ‘comfortable’ tyres for a Speed Triple

Most ‘comfortable’ tyres for a Speed Triple

Q. I’m 83 and in memory of the happy days my late wife and I had on Triumphs in 1950s I’ve got a 2008 Triumph Street Triple to have fun on. I did find it set up quite hard, so I’ve had the suspension...

What’s causing my Honda Hornet’s rattle?

What’s causing my Honda Hornet’s rattle?

Q. I was advised the rattle on my Honda Hornet 600 was probably the camchain tensioner, so I had a new one fitted, but now the rattle has returned. However, where it used to rattle when cold, it’s now...

Can I use silicone sealant instead of a gasket?

Can I use silicone sealant instead of a gasket?

Q. I have bought a second hand slip-on exhaust for my 2009 Suzuki GSXR750. The pipe that connects to the end pipe is slightly out of shape and the gasket does not fit in correctly. When trying to fit...

Why is my Yamaha R6 dying on me?

Why is my Yamaha R6 dying on me?

Q. I recently rebuilt my 2002 Yamaha R6 and all seems ok. It starts up and ticks over OK, but when I go to ride off it feels like it’s got no fuel and the revs die on me. She will restart just fine,...

My Suzuki GSX-R750 is overheating

My Suzuki GSX-R750 is overheating

Q. I have a 2003 Suzuki GSX-R750 and when it gets to its max temperature (107 degrees) it overheats and cuts out in traffic, I have to wait until it cools down before it starts again. It was fully...

Why is my Deauville playing up?

Why is my Deauville playing up?

Q. I was riding home on the M6 yesterday after a weeks touring round Scotland on my Deauville when my rev counter went haywire then died. Shortly after, the bike backfired twice and the engine cut out...

Road tyres for a Triumph Tiger 800XC

Road tyres for a Triumph Tiger 800XC

Q. What replacement tyres would you recommend for my Triumph 800 XC? I will only be using the bike on the road for weekend leisure trips and occasional long distance tours. They also need to be good...

Which springs to upgrade my FJR’s forks?

Which springs to upgrade my FJR’s forks?

Q. I want to uprate the front fork springs on my FJR1300A (2008 plate) as I’m finding it too soft fully-loaded. The brand names I've heard of don't do replacement uprated springs for my year of bike.

Can I re-use an old tyre?

Can I re-use an old tyre?

Q. Is it acceptable to re-fit a motorcycle tyre? I replaced the rear tyre on my 2007 CBR600RR last year as I was going on a long trip and didn't want the hassle of changing it when I was away. Now...