Eyes Right: Expert Advice – Part 4

All roads users need clear vision to drive or ride safely. Motorcyclists have to cope with visors and goggles, and classic riders frequently suffer from deteriorating vision, too. Paul Miles, RC’s resident professional eye expert, finishes by looking at contact lenses and going under the knife… To get the best results from this professional advice, you really need to have…

Eyes Right: Expert Advice – Part 2

All roads users need clear vision to drive or ride safely. Motorcyclists have to cope with visors and goggles, and classic riders frequently suffer from deteriorating vision, too. Paul Miles, RC’s resident professional eye expert, continues his explanation and delves into ordering spectacles… … To get the best effect from this professional advice, you really need to have read Part…

Eyes Right: Expert Advice

All roads users need clear vision to drive or ride safely. Motorcyclists have to cope with visors and goggles, and classic riders frequently suffer from deteriorating vision, too. Paul Miles, RC’s resident professional eye expert, guides us through the available options – starting with getting the most from your eye test… By popular (well several, OK a few) demand here’s…

Ethanol Update

The first fuel additives are coming onto the market to combat the effects of ethanol in petrol. As yet, they’re unproven, but there are some other things you can do if your old bike is suffering from the ethanol effect… We recently posted the full QintetiQ report into the effects of the rising level of bio-fuel in petrol (look here…

Ignition Timing

Karl Bentley investigates a misfire on his Yamaha XS650, and discovers that it’s all in the timing… Coming back from a wonderful ride (you can read about it here), the ignition timing on my XS650 slipped due to a loose timing disc. There are two main ways to check the timing on your bike. Static timing, where you work out…