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Parts & accessories (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Product review: Infinit Solar backpack

    03 September 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Product review: Infinit Solar backpack

    Infinit Solar backpack, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What's good? It's a rucksack with a solar panel and a battery in it so you can charge your phone/iPod or sat nav on the move. It comes...

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  • Motorcycle gear review: Gaffer tape

    24 August 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Motorcycle gear review: Gaffer tape

    Gaffer tape, £5.99 Miles covered/time: 5000/18 months What’s good? This tape has fixed a zip, repaired a pannier, protected a fairing, waterproofed a leaking glove, secured an indicator, sealed a...

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  • Product review: Petzl Tikka headtorch

    20 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Petzl Tikka headtorch

    Petzl Tikka headtorch, £32.50 Time used: Seven months. What's good? This ridiculously useful workshop accessory has so many uses it beggars belief. Initially, and most importantly, it allows you to...

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  • Product review: Triumph magnetic tankbag

    10 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Product review: Triumph magnetic tankbag

    Triumph magnetic tankbag (20-30 litre), £99.99 Miles covered/time: 3700/two months What’s good? The ease of use. Three solid magnets slap down on the fuel tank and hold it securely in place, and you...

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  • Product review: Arai helmet holdall

    10 August 2010 by Phil West

    Product review: Arai helmet holdall

    Arai helmet holdall, £39.99 Time used: four years What’s good? Almost everything. Simple rugged nylon construction (in either unlined, like mine – at £39.99, or fur-lined at £49.99), classic styling;...

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  • It’s speedway - but not as we know it.

    10 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    It’s speedway - but not as we know it.

    Speedway. First out of the gate wins. God, I hate that cliché. It’s true you don’t get much overtaking when you set four, brakeless, methanol-burning 500cc race bikes off around a 350 metre oval dirt...

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  • Product review: Silkolene Chain Cleaner

    06 August 2010 by Mark Holmes

    Product review: Silkolene Chain Cleaner

    Silkolene Chain Cleaner, £8.49 Time used: Two years What’s good? Cleaning and maintaining your drive chain is a filthy, thankless task – and tends to be one that tends to get pushed a long way down...

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  • Tent review: Coleman Phad X3

    06 August 2010 by Ped Baker

    Tent review: Coleman Phad X3

    Coleman Phad X3 tent from £135 (amazon.co.uk) Time used: Five months What’s good? Small tents tend to either be expensive, over-technical and developed for mountain types or heavy, disposable and...

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  • Product review: Dr Optic visor cleaner

    27 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Dr Optic visor cleaner

    Dr Optic visor cleaner, £1.99 for 24 wipes or £3.99 for an 18ml spray bottle Miles covered/time: 400/one month What’s good? This new visor cleaner is extremely portable and true to its claim to...

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  • Kit review: Go Pro HD Camera

    01 July 2010 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Kit review: Go Pro HD Camera

    Go Pro HD Camera, £299.99 Miles covered/time: Countless road tests/six months. What’s good? This onboard HD camera is an essential part of  my filming equipment. The video resolution really is of...

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  • Book review: American Dream Bikes

    01 July 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Book review: American Dream Bikes

    When I heard Alan Cathcart’s latest book was called American Dream Bikes it conjured guys like Cole Foster, Shinya Kimura, and US-domiciled Brit Russ Mitchell, the master craftsmen of the custom bike...

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  • Kit review: Ortlieb Zip City bag

    24 June 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Kit review: Ortlieb Zip City bag

    Ortlieb Zip City bag, £66 Miles covered/time: 400/one month What’s good? It brings back fond memories of my childhood paper-round, is as waterproof as a duck and has enough room to accommodate all my...

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  • Kit review: Alpinestars Range Pack

    17 June 2010 by Michael Neeves

    Kit review: Alpinestars Range Pack

    Alpinestars Range Pack, £119.95 Miles covered: 5000 miles/five months What’s good? As a road tester riding bikes all the time and travelling around the world to launches (I know, it’s a tough job…) I...

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  • Cleaner review: S-Doc 100 Motorcycle Gel

    03 June 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Cleaner review: S-Doc 100 Motorcycle Gel

    S-Doc 100 Motorcycle Gel, £16.20  Liam Marsden    Time owned: One year What’s good? There are hundreds of bike cleaners on the market all offering something different and...

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  • Product review: S-Doc 100 Chain Cleaner

    28 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: S-Doc 100 Chain Cleaner

    S-Doc 100 Chain Cleaner (300ml), £9.38 Time owned: Four months What’s good? The single most common criticism thrown in S-Doc’s direction is that their gel cleaner is terribly expensive for the amount...

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  • Product review: Babooni Twister

    18 May 2010 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Product review: Babooni Twister

    Babooni Twister, £8 Miles covered/time: 6000/eight months What’s good? This little quirky design is the ideal pouch for all types of bits and bobs. I use mine for spare change – it’s incredibly handy...

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  • Kit review: Rok Straps flat luggage straps

    11 May 2010 by Ian Jubb

    Kit review: Rok Straps flat luggage straps

    Rok Straps flat luggage straps, £19.99 (twin pack) Miles covered/time: 800 miles/one month What’s good? It’s a great feeling when you arrive somewhere and that extra bag you had to carry because you...

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  • Satnav review: Garmin Oregon 400T

    07 May 2010 by Marc Potter

    Satnav review: Garmin Oregon 400T

    Garmin Oregon 400T, £399 Miles covered/time: 400 trail miles/two months What’s good? If you want to navigate green lanes, there are very few options open to you apart from a waterproof map case and...

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  • Review: Full bodywork restoration and re-spray

    28 April 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Review: Full bodywork restoration and re-spray

    Full bodywork restoration and re-spray, £400 Miles covered/time: 5000/three years What’s good? Just look at the quality. This well-worn Kawasaki AR125 now looks like it’s come from a time capsule.

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  • Product review: HiMountain Mission 10

    28 April 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: HiMountain Mission 10

    HiMountain Mission 10, around £35 for similar rucksacks Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/three years What’s good? This rucksack/hydration pack is perfect for a day’s riding or for keeping you hydrated...

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  • Product review: Oxford ChillOut turtleneck

    21 April 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Oxford ChillOut turtleneck

    Oxford ChillOut turtleneck, £15.99 (£12.99 in MCN shop) Miles covered: 2000/one year What’s good? I wouldn’t be without this when it’s really cold and I’m not sure what I did before I got it. Save...

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  • Product review: Garmin Quest GPS

    21 April 2010 by Ped Baker

    Product review: Garmin Quest GPS

    Garmin Quest GPS, approx £50 on eBay Miles covered/time: 5000/three years What’s good? The Quest GPS is small, waterproof, intuitive to use and has a working battery life of over 24hours, it also...

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  • Product review: Muc-off Bike Spray

    21 April 2010 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Muc-off Bike Spray

    Muc-off Bike Spray 500ml, £5.99 Used for: Six months What’s good? My crash-repaired VFR has had a tough life and has some ropey home-brewed paint (applied by a previous owner) but this spray manages...

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  • Product review: Swarfega Jizer

    13 April 2010 by Mark Holmes

    Product review: Swarfega Jizer

    Swarfega Jizer, £4.99 Time used: Three months What’s good? Completely forgot I had this until a recent garage sort-out unearthed it – and it’s proved invaluable for de-greasing my Bonneville’s engine...

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  • Product review: Swarfega Orange

    08 April 2010 by Mark Holmes

    Product review: Swarfega Orange

    Swarfega Orange, £4.49 Time owned: Three months What’s good? This renowned hand cleaner shifts oil, grease and general dirt from grubby hands – ideal for avoiding crud-encrusted washing-up liquid...

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  • Product review: Oxford Monster lock/chain

    08 April 2010 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Oxford Monster lock/chain

    Oxford Monster lock/chain, £85.54 on MCN Shop Time owned: Eight years What’s good? I’ve had this lock for the best part of a decade and it’s deterred thieves on at least two occasions. Save cash on...

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  • Product review: Motrax Deluxe Bike Cover

    08 April 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Motrax Deluxe Bike Cover

    Motrax Deluxe Bike Cover, £39.99 (£35.99 on MCN shop) Time owned: Three years What’s good? Plenty of bike covers aren’t up to the job and become threadbare and prone to tears after just months in the...

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