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Putting A Motorcycle Onto The Centre Stand Sharon's video explains the basics of getting that blasted motorcycles onto it's centre stand. Sounds easy? Not if you've never done it before.
Winter Proofing Your Motorcycle Sharon gives her advice on keeping your motorcycle shiny despite the horrors of wintry salt, dirt, rain and frost. There's a lot of cleaning and spraying involved, Ren won't like that.
My Opinions On Cold Hands COLD FINGERS! (Queue bond film music...) These are my thoughts on keeping those pinkies as warm as possible through the winter.
When Should I Replace My Helmet?
Tips On Riding A 125 On A Motorway – By Ren Withnell Can you ride a 125 on the motorway? Should you ride a 125 on the motorway? Any tips for riding on a motorway?
Fazer 600 Oil and Filter Change - Problem - By Ren Withnell
Repairing or Servicing Rear Brake Light Switches - By Ren Withnell
Be Sure To Be Insured - By Ren Withnell
Renewing My Photocard Licence - The Easy Way - By Ren Withnell
Bike Won't Start - Battery First - By Ren Withnell
New Tyres - By Ren Withnell
Buying A Motorcycle Helmet - By Ren Withnell
Staying Warm Through The Winter On Your Motorbike - By Ren Withnell
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Peter Hawker said :-
Dear Ren,
I'm the chap with the Honda Innova, a new, nervous scooter rider. Has there been any advice in your column about mending a puncture in tyres with tubes? I'm also a cyclist and well used to mending cycle punctures, but the tyres on the Innova, altho' small by motorbike standards are large compared to a cycle. I've bought a set of motorcycle tyre levers - very 'eavy! and I've found that my cycle pump, with patience, can inflate sufficiently to get me to a garage.
I have insurance, which purports to cover such an eventuality, but i'd rather be independant if poss,
Your advice would be appreciated.
regareds, Peter.

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Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi Peter. The Innova page still goes well.

Regarding puntures, there's no quick fix like a push bike. One option is to get some kind of anti-puncture goo put into your tyres, but be sure it's recommended for tubed tyres too.

Other than that, like all other motorcyclists, it's either the AA (RAC, Green Flag etc etc) or a lift home off ya mate.

Cheers, Ren.
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mick groocock said :-
Dear Peter Hawker, I have had 4 rear punctures on my innova and it has taken me less than 30 minutes to repair the puncture the way you would with a cycle.I have 3 mettle tyre levers,a small cycle pump and a motorcycle puncture repair kit.I usually remove the back wheel,after the 2nd time it gets easier,and remove the tube the same way as a cycle.Maybe I should do a youtube vid on it, Mick.
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