Changing your oil and filter is one of the cheapest forms of maintenance. For the sake of spending just a few quid, you can’t beat having good, clean oil.Even if your bike hasn’t done that many miles, if it’s been stood over winter or if it’s been
November 2007Apart from a KX 250 crosser I had back in the '80s this is the first Kawasaki I've had in my garage. Dunno why, always been more of a Yam or Suzuki man. But I have to admit, so far I'm liking the Zed.Normally any long trips I do on a bike would be for the magazine an...
totally different bike to ride, for me the Harley XR1200 fulfils the same role.The first thing you notice about the Harley is its weight. Full of fuel and oil it tips the scales at a portly 260kgs. With that much timber and the bike’s steady geometry, you
The Duke has been, and KTM intend it to continue, as the flagship of the smaller end of their range. And as such the engine and drive train is virtually the only thing that it has in common with the Enduro and the SMC. The rest is all different.The Duke gets an extra 3bhp (taking...
Jun 2006IT'S NOT OFTEN I'm asked for my autograph these days but when I went to pick up my Bonneville Scrambler the staff at Team Roberts Triumph in Doncaster (01709 860001) made a right fuss of me. They were, however, along with most of my mates, surprised at my choice of long t...
to include twelve publications from ten different countries all over the world. Riders involved include world class racers such as James Whitham and Olivier Jacque, national champions, race school instructors and journalists whose job it is to ride and rate
ON THE TRACKI KNOW THE R6 well, not only 'cos I raced one for three seasons in World Supersport but also because we used 'em as marshals' bikes on our track days. I've done a million laps of everywhere on R6s, and riding one is like putting on a pair of well-worn slippers.You pre...
, the faster sections, the front-end chatter was enough to loosen my fillings. With the standard forks only having adjustment for preload, fine-tuning is a matter of draining the oil and replacing it with a different grade. Going to heavier oil solved 50 per
Mr James Whitham and Mr Niall Mackenzie are down in the country for the weekend. It's going to be a topping few days of sport as our two heroes tear around the track on their fine machines, filling the air with an aroma of hot oil and warm rubber
! The Norton disgorged more oil that week than the Exxon Valdez, as you can deduce from the strategically placed plastic tub, oil stained path and discarded Castrol R tins. But it kept running. It was the year Mike Hailwood made his comeback. The Island
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