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  • Fort Knox

    15 July 2001

    Fort Knox

    Fireblade owner Dave Manchester, from Bradford, had his bike stolen in March last year. In the 16 months since, he’s been a man on a mission, installing every security device imaginable to make sure...

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  • CCTV, steel door and ground anchors

    15 July 2001

    CCTV, steel door and ground anchors

    In the past two years, Iain and Lynne Hall have had over 1500 bikes pass through their B&B in the North Yorkshire resort of Scarborough and they haven’t lost one yet.The Donnington Hotel is a...

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  • Swingarm lock

    15 July 2001

    Swingarm lock

    If you can’t buy the security device you want – make your own. That’s exactly what John Smith of Wallasey, in Liverpool, did when he developed a bespoke security lock welded to the swingarm of his...

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  • Shotgun cartridges

    15 July 2001

    Shotgun cartridges

    Two years ago, Robert E, from South Shields, had his garage broken into. Strangely, the thieves didn’t touch his bike. In fact, they made away with nothing more than a frozen turkey. But it was enough...

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  • The loop and lock

    15 July 2001

    The loop and lock

    The simplest ideas are often the best – and you can’t get much simpler than the loop and lock.Chains and padlocks are only really effective if there’s something to lock your bike to. However, if...

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  • Survival tips

    15 July 2001

    Survival tips

    THIS is Duncan Goose’s essential advice for travellers: Travel light, travel light and travel light.Give a trusted friend power of attorney over your bank account, so they can send you your own money.

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  • Thanks for making this the place to be

    15 July 2001

    More riders are coming to motorcyclenews.com than ever before. More than 100,000 of you came to the site last week and looked at over 1,000,000 pages. And that’s the first time our page impressions count has gone over the million mark.Page impressions shouldn’t be confused with " hits " . There are usually around 10 hits on any given web page, sometimes more. A site claiming one million...

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  • The man who invented the Desmo dies

    15 July 2001

    The man who invented the Desmo dies

    Fabio Taglioni, the man who invented Ducati’s famous Desmodromic engine, has died at his home in Bologna at the age of 80.Born on September 10, 1920 in Lugo di Romagna, Italy, Taglioni graduated as an...

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  • Hydraulic lift

    15 July 2001

    Hydraulic lift

    According to Barry Hood, from Birmingham, his hydraulic lift is a far more effective means of securing a bike than a conventional ground anchor. He said: " Once a thief has got into your garage...

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  • Ingenious but legal

    15 July 2001

    If shotgun cartridges, guard dogs and electric shocks seem a bit extreme, there are plenty of equally creative methods to secure your bike which can be just as effective – and they won’t land you in a court of law

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  • Shop a bike thief and grab a grand

    15 July 2001

    Shop a bike thief and grab a grand

    If you have information that could convict a bike thief, dial 0870-444-8448 and you could get a reward of up to £1000.If you’ve got the gen on an organised gang, that amount could rise to £10,000 when...

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  • Have you had a tyre nightmare?

    15 July 2001

    Have you had a tyre nightmare?

    Your tyres are often the only thing between you and disaster. Reliable high quality rubber is a matter of life or death for us. But tyres aren’t always perfect.We’re conducting a survey to find out...

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  • 996 successor shown to Ducati top brass

    15 July 2001

    996 successor shown to Ducati top brass

    A prototype just shown to high-ranking Ducati employees is thought to be the closest anyone has yet seen to the actual successor to the legendary 996.Ducati presented its plans for the next three...

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  • Guard dog

    15 July 2001

    Guard dog

    Jon F of Northampton reckons his two Mastiff bitches are the ultimate in bike security. He said: " They’re completely loyal and very protective. As soon as the dogs hear something they go...

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  • The Dawn of a whole new era

    15 July 2001

    The Dawn of a whole new era

    HARLEY-DAVIDSON isn’t a name that generally conjures up excitement and 140mph bikes. In fact think of a Harley and you’re probably already asleep. Wake up now because things for the oldest name in...

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  • The repairs

    15 July 2001

    FOR a man who confesses to having no mechanical aptitude whatever, Duncan Goose was very, very lucky. He learnt as he went along, ran into the right people at the right time and picked a bomb-proof bike that hardly lost its reliability over 42,000 miles. But the ability to improvise is essential. Friendly dealers are not an option in Peru, and if you lack imagination with old Fairy Liquid bottles...

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  • New range of Italian lids from Devel

    15 July 2001

    New range of Italian lids from Devel

    The lids featured here are Italian firm Devel’s latest offerings. The full-face Vaga and the flip-up Razor are both available in British dealers for the first time this week, for £149.99.They use...

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  • Rate your dealer

    15 July 2001

    Rate your dealer

    We want to know your experience at your dealer. How good is the level of service? Would you recommend them to a friend?We all know how good it is to find a place you’re happy with to do your servicing...

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  • Baby monitor

    15 July 2001

    Baby monitor

    AFTER having the entire contents of his garage stolen, including his Kawasaki ZX-7R, Kirk Walker, from Sheffield, wasn’t too happy.He said: " I felt like crying. The police weren’t interested,...

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  • Pepper spray

    15 July 2001

    Pepper spray

    Ray M, from Tyne and Wear, has installed a pepper gas sprayer in his garage. Such devices are illegal in this country, so Ray has declined to comment. He got hold of his from an American company via...

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  • Save £100 more than ever on new bikes

    15 July 2001

    Save £100 more than ever on new bikes

    If you thought Carnell-City’s Real Prices were good, you ain’t seen nothing yet!From today, on selected new bikes you’ll want to own, we’ve been able to take even more off the already cut-to-the-bone...

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  • CCM’s new road-focused single

    15 July 2001

    CCM’s new road-focused single

    CCM’s R30 comes with the kind of creature comforts that the British firm hopes will attract a wider audience.It’s got a rev-counter, cush-drive, alloy wheels and even a fully-painted pearlescent...

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  • Cool Britannia… but only in Japan

    15 July 2001

    Cool Britannia… but only in Japan

    THE JAPANESE infatuation with old British bikes will lead to the introduction of the new Honda GB400RS next year.Our artist’s impression shows the bike is based on the current CL400 – a low-cost retro...

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  • First test on Suzuki’s new Volusia

    15 July 2001

    First test on Suzuki’s new Volusia

    Look closely at this bike and you’ll see Suzuki has kept the familiar Intruder name, and bolted on the " Volusia " tag to mark this new but even more traditional style. It’s named after...

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  • New details of 2002 R1 revealed

    15 July 2001

    New details of 2002 R1 revealed

    Next year’s Yamaha R1 will be radically revised to challenge the competition from Suzuki’s class-leading GSX-R1000. It will also have to deal with new machines in the form of Honda’s 2002 FireBlade –...

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