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Parts & accessories (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • QinetiQ Ocellus S100 tracker

    15 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    QinetiQ Ocellus S100 tracker

    QinetiQ Ocellus S100 tracker, £299 + £2.95 per month +.20p per text Miles covered/time: 10 months/6000 miles What’s good: Your bike moves; you know about it. The device, which is about the size of a...

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  • Wolfson DS-101a noise-cancelling headphones

    15 February 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Wolfson DS-101a noise-cancelling headphones

    Wolfson DS-101a noise-cancelling headphones. £39.99 Time used: Three months What’s good: I’ve always liked the idea of listening to music on long motorway journeys or boring commutes, but I also can’t...

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  • Muc-off Microfibre Wash Mitt

    15 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Muc-off Microfibre Wash Mitt

    Muc-off Microfibre Wash Mitt, £9.99 Time used: Three years What’s good: This mitt has two sides – the first is a satisfyingly fluffy, microfibre affair, helping to clean great swathes of plastic while...

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  • Knox Aegis back protector

    15 February 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Knox Aegis back protector

    Knox Aegis back protector, £99.99 Miles covered/time: 500/seven months What’s good: Compared to other back protectors I’ve used this has bags of adjustability, the waist strap can be adjusted...

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  • Skidmarx black flip-up screen

    07 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Skidmarx black flip-up screen

    Skidmarx black flip-up screen, £32.95 Miles covered/time: 3000/two years What’s good: After getting my 24-year-old Kawasaki AR125 re-sprayed (don’t ask why – I don’t know the answer), the scratched...

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  • Muc-Off Premium Microfibre Cloth

    07 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Muc-Off Premium Microfibre Cloth

    Muc-Off Premium Microfibre Cloth, £4.99 Time used: Five years What’s good: Muc-off claim their microfibre cloth “uses 'split-fibre' technology that
increases surface area absorbency, and...

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  • Mick Grant: Takin’ The Mick

    07 February 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Mick Grant: Takin’ The Mick

    Mick Grant: Takin’ The Mick, £19.99 Time read: Three days What’s good: Although I’m a fanatical racing fan, my racing consciousness doesn’t really start until about 1987. I had a decent idea of who...

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  • KTM rear tailpack

    07 February 2011 by Mark Holmes

    KTM rear tailpack

    KTM rear tailpack, £107.17 Miles covered/time: 2500/four months What’s good: This seemed like a great idea as an alternative to a drag-inducing, shoulder-straining rucksack – a tail pack that pops...

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  • Jizer 500ml Aerosol

    07 February 2011 by Simon Relph

    Jizer 500ml Aerosol

    Jizer 500ml Aerosol £4.84 Miles covered/time: Countless/29 years What’s good: I can remember cleaning my Suzuki AP50 some 29 years ago, using just with soap and water, I toiled for hours, the final...

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  • Product review: Oxford Snug

    03 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Product review: Oxford Snug

    Oxford Snug, £13.99 (£13.29 plus postage from MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 600/one month What’s good: Like most decent kit, the Snug is very simple. The twin layer of fleece and ‘FibreTech’ work well...

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  • Product review: Weise cotton balaclava

    03 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Weise cotton balaclava

    Weise cotton balaclava, £5.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good: Simple, effective and cheap, this is the best way I’ve found to stop my face falling off in our recent Arctic-style...

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  • Product review: ACF-50 Anti-corrosion spray

    03 February 2011 by Andy Downes

    Product review: ACF-50 Anti-corrosion spray

    ACF-50 Anti-corrosion spray, £14 Miles covered/time: 4000/four months What’s good: British winters are chemically perfect to strip a bike of lustre, condition and value as the road salt used to keep...

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  • Product review: GB Racing R1 engine cover set

    03 February 2011 by Adam Child

    Product review: GB Racing R1 engine cover set

    GB Racing R1 engine cover set (alternator, generator and clutch cover), £139.48 Miles covered/time: 20,000/two years What’s good: These GB Racing secondary engine covers saved my expensive R1 engine...

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  • Do I need fuel additive?

    31 January 2011 by MCN

    Do I need fuel additive?

    Q. I’ve just been surfing online and my attention was drawn to a product called "fuel cat leaded 2 unleaded" which is a cartridge you insert into your tank which supposedly gives easier starting,...

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  • Product review: WD40

    20 January 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: WD40

    WD40, £2.99 for 250ml on MCN Shop Time used: Since childhood What’s good: WD40 is suitable for so many jobs (and not all of them restricted to the garage or the roadside) that, after water, it could...

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  • Product review: V2 Sponge

    20 January 2011 by Simon Brown

    Product review: V2 Sponge

    V2 Sponge, £6.64 for two packs Used for: Six months What’s good: My first experience of a V2 sponge was on an early morning ride in North Yorkshire. Mucky roads and low-angle sunshine were wrecking...

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  • Lock review: Oxford Barrier chain lock

    20 January 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Lock review: Oxford Barrier chain lock

    Oxford Barrier chain lock, £42.99 Time used: Four months What’s good: I wouldn’t take my bike to London without this. It’s debatable whether any chain in production could keep a professional thief...

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  • Product review: Oxford Quartz disc lock

    11 January 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Product review: Oxford Quartz disc lock

    Oxford Quartz disc lock, £29.99 Time used: 18 months What’s good? I’m a fan of disc locks as they’re compact, lightweight and offer a very obvious deterrent to opportunist thieves. Save cash on...

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  • Luggage review: Held task tankbag

    11 January 2011 by Ped Baker

    Luggage review: Held task tankbag

    Held task tankbag, £105 (with optional Velcro base plate) Miles covered/time: 2500 (Greece and back)/six months What’s good? Cavernous, superbly made and waterproof. Its 15-litre capacity is enough to...

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  • Product review: EDZ windproof neck warmer

    06 January 2011 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Product review: EDZ windproof neck warmer

    EDZ windproof neck warmer, £15 (from £13.95 on MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 20,000/two years What’s good? I’ve used this neck warmer for the past two winters and it has proved to be a warm and...

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