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  • Product review: Kryptonite New York disc lock

    05 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Kryptonite New York disc lock

    Kryptonite New York disc lock, £56.99 Time used: Six months What’s good? This little disc lock travels with me whenever I make a journey that’s not garage-to-garage. It’s light enough to carry in a...

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  • Glove review: Oxford Bone Dry Sports

    05 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Glove review: Oxford Bone Dry Sports

    Oxford Bone Dry Sports Gloves, £47.49 Miles covered/time: 500/three weeks What’s good? They’re smooth and silky inside and immediately comfortable on the ends of your arms. The armour seems solid and...

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  • Why does my tyre keep deflating?

    04 November 2010 by MCN

    Why does my tyre keep deflating?

    Q. My front tyre has only done 1300 miles, but it keeps deflating. When I took it to a local tyre dealer they said it was porous – is this normal? PTMX1234, MCN forums A. The majority of problems with...

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  • Can I get my 749’s wheel repaired?

    04 November 2010 by MCN

    Can I get my 749’s wheel repaired?

    Q. I have just had a low speed coming off. The bike, a Ducati 749, dropped onto one side and slid into a kerb putting a small dent into my front Marchesini wheel rim. What is your opinion on getting a...

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  • Why can't I sync my Bandit's carbs?

    04 November 2010 by MCN

    Why can't I sync my Bandit's carbs?

    Q. I decided to sync the carbs on a 1999 Bandit 600 I just bought. I got her warmed up and tried to set the idle speed at 1750rpm for the sync (as per the Haynes manual). I turned the adjuster screw...

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  • Can I use tubes with tubeless tyres?

    27 October 2010 by MCN

    Can I use tubes with tubeless tyres?

    Q. I'm looking to replace the rear tyre on a Ducati GT1000 which has a spoked wheels and inner tubes. Can tubeless tyres be fitted, but with tubes, to broaden my choice or am I really limited to the...

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  • Why is my RF600R shooting flames?!

    26 October 2010 by MCN

    Why is my RF600R shooting flames?!

    Q. I got on my Suzuki RF600R today to go home from work, and the first thing it did when I tried to start it was backfire and shoot flames. I thought what the hell, maybe these things happen. When I...

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  • Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZX-9R

    21 October 2010 by MCN

    Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZX-9R

    I need some new tyres for my 2003 Kawasaki ZX-9R. It’s currently fitted with Bridgestone BT-014s, I'm mainly an easy road rider, but I like to get it over in the bends occasionally, so could do with...

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  • Has my Yamaha YBR125's clutch broken?

    21 October 2010 by MCN

    Has my Yamaha YBR125's clutch broken?

    I have been letting my brother learn to ride on my Yamaha YBR125, since upgrading myself to a CB500 - which has worked out well, except the YBR has now seemed to developed some weird clutch issue,...

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  • Does my Hornet need a Power Commander?

    07 October 2010 by MCN

    Does my Hornet need a Power Commander?

    Q. I have a 2008 ABS Honda Hornet which has an Akrapovic megaphone end can fitted. At the moment the bike doesn’t run smoothly at certain points. Would this need to be fixed by a Power Commander? Or...

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  • Where can I buy Triumph paint?

    07 October 2010 by MCN

    Where can I buy Triumph paint?

    Q. I just wondered if any other readers have had the same problem with Triumph paint as I have. I am the owner of an ’09 Sprint 1050 ABS in Phantom Black which I sadly managed to drop in a paddock...

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  • Jacket review: Aerostich Falstaff

    01 October 2010 by Simon Relph

    Jacket review: Aerostich Falstaff

    Falstaff jacket, $397 (£258) Miles covered/time: 4200/13 months What’s good? The closest you can come to putting on your favourite slippers, this jacket immediately feels that you have owned it for...

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  • What’s causing my mystery puncture?

    29 September 2010 by MCN

    What’s causing my mystery puncture?

    Q. I was riding on the M54 tonight and the front tyre on my 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R went flat really quickly, I struggled over to the hard shoulder and got recovered back home. Find a used Kawasaki...

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  • Can I remove my Z750's stock exhaust valve?

    29 September 2010 by MCN

    Can I remove my Z750's stock exhaust valve?

    Q. I really need to make my 2007 Kawasaki Z750 louder as they hear my son’s GSX-R coming, but not me following. So I’m looking at a replacement can, but what’s to be done with the device fitted to the...

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  • Why won't my Honda CBF500's lights come on?

    22 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Why won't my Honda CBF500's lights come on?

    When I start my Honda CBF500 up the headlight should come on automatically. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. However, after riding for a few minutes it comes on and stays on. Neither dip nor main...

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  • What does mystery XJR error code mean?

    21 September 2010 by MCN

    What does mystery XJR error code mean?

    I have a friend who has a 2008 Yamaha XJR1300. He has a problem with a code that keeps coming up on the warning panel – when you switch the ignition on, the code that shows up is “20”. If the engine...

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  • Best road tyres for a BMW R1200GS

    17 September 2010 by MCN

    Best road tyres for a BMW R1200GS

    I have recently purchased a 2010 R1200GS which was fitted with Conti Trail Attacks from new. They are very grippy and confidence inspiring but the rear seems to be wearing out at an alarming rate...

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  • Best tyres for a Triumph America

    10 September 2010 by MCN

    Best tyres for a Triumph America

    Q. I don't have much confidence in the tyres fitted to my 2007 Triumph America. They are a fairly new Metzeler Lazertec front and Marathon rear. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The front tracks any...

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  • Why is my 2007 R1 ticking?

    10 September 2010 by MCN

    Why is my 2007 R1 ticking?

    Q. I have a 2007 R1 with just over 7000 miles on it. I noticed that there was a ticking noise coming from the right hand side of the bike and so took it to a dealer who thought there was no problem. I...

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  • How to buy leathers that fit

    10 September 2010 by MCN

    How to buy leathers that fit

    Q. I have just bought a set of two-piece leathers and have a question about the fit. I am a 40/41-inch chest and so ordered the size 42 after speaking to the salesman. The sleeves end at just above...

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  • Advice: Why is my ZX-6R cutting out?

    07 September 2010 by MCN

    Advice: Why is my ZX-6R cutting out?

    horuson1: I have a ZX-6R C1H (2005). When I go for a ride it seems to be running hotter than it should then if I stop it cuts out unless I rev it. If it cuts out it won’t restart for about 15 minutes...

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  • Properly fitting a set of leathers

    03 September 2010 by MCN

    Properly fitting a set of leathers

    A set of leathers is a major investment, so it’s important that they fit you well. Although leathers will give a little bit over time, they aren’t as flexible as textile garments, so the makers cut...

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  • When to change your helmet

    03 September 2010 by MCN

    When to change your helmet

    Q. My wife has recently completed her CBT course and was told that “cheap helmets have a shelf life of around two years, with more expensive ones having a shelf life of around five years, after which...

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  • How to know it's time to change your tyres

    03 September 2010 by MCN

    How to know it's time to change your tyres

    Q. I am on a very tight budget as a poor student (bloody tuition fees), so I can’t afford to change my tyres until I absolutely have to. Save cash on motorcycle tyres Apart from a lack of tread, what...

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  • How to tie a bike down on a ferry

    03 September 2010 by MCN

    How to tie a bike down on a ferry

    Q. I’m taking my bike over to Spain next month and I wondered what’s the best way to tether the bike with the ratchet straps I have just purchased. I have a centrestand-free Kawasaki ZRX1200S and I...

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  • Why are my ZX-6R's lights blowing?

    03 September 2010 by MCN

    Why are my ZX-6R's lights blowing?

    Q. I own a 2004 Kawasaki ZX-6R. When I go out with my lights on, it blows the stop/tail fuse within a mile or so. If I leave the lights off, I can ride all day with no problems. I changed the bulbs...

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  • Why is my Blackbird exhaust steaming?

    03 September 2010 by MCN

    Why is my Blackbird exhaust steaming?

    Q. I have a 2001 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird that seems to run fine. What concerns me is that when I start up from cold the right-hand silencer emits water vapour almost immediately, while the...

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  • Advice: Why have my tyres worn so quickly?

    24 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Advice: Why have my tyres worn so quickly?

    Why have my tyres worn so quickly? Q. I’ve been using the same make and model of tyres on my bike for a few sets now, but the last pair seemed to have worn faster than before. Both the front and the...

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  • Advice: Are my Fazer's brake discs at fault?

    24 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Advice: Are my Fazer's brake discs at fault?

    Are my Fazer's discs at fault? Q. My recently acquired Yamaha FZS600 is great but for the high-pitched “scraping” whine from the front wheel. The dealer tells me it's the front discs and says all...

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