It’s been 60 years since Bob McIntyre became the first man to lap the Isle of Man Mountain Course at over 100mph. A great way to celebrate this, we thought, would be to make it the focus of this year’s Festival of Jurby T-shirts. All profits from the sale of which go to the Manx Grand Prix Supporters’ Club, to help fund injured riders and the MGP’s helicopter ambulances on the Isle of Man.
We’re in our third year now of raising money for the club, having raised £26,000 so far. This year, we’re hoping to do even better, and you can help us by purchasing one of these £10 t-shirts. Find our more on our Festival of Jurby 2017 fundraising page.
WD-40 is just the one maintenance spray, isn’t it? Not anymore. The company has developed a new range especially for bikers.
Through teaming up with the British Superbike Series and Sheffield University, WD-40 has managed to create products which have been highly tested to ensure they meet the demands of racing. Having said that, it’s products are desirable for any rider. The range designed to provide all-year-round maintenance care to improve your machine’s performance and extend its life.
Its products include chain cleaner (in a 400ml bottle), and chain lube (100ml or 400ml – for dry conditions) and wax (100ml or 400ml – for wet conditions) with anti-fling properties, for cleaning and lubricating standard, O-ring, X-ring and Z-ring chains. Brake cleaner (500ml – finally a WD40 product we can use on our brakes!), Silicone Shine (400ml) and Wax & Polish (400ml), which provide a nice finish while protecting your bike from ageing, and the all-purpose cleaner Total Wash (1ltr or 5ltrs) safe to use on plastics, rubber, aluminium, chrome, carbon fibre, seals and disc pads.
We all know the problems that ethanol can cause for your bike. Anyone who’s suffered from it not running right after sitting for a while will know the importance of treating your fuel with an additive. But which one to get?
There are so many on the market, it can be hard to choose. Star Tron was traditionally used to treat tanks in the marine industry, where ethanol is obviously more likely to attract moisture. So if it’s good enough for them, surely it must be good enough for bikes? Mechanics certainly think so – many swearing by it.
Star Tron’s strong formula not only prevents gum, carbon and varnish build-up, it removes it. And it’s all natural, so impossible to overdose.
Treated with this miracle product, your fuel delivery system will stay clean and your petrol fresh. Your engine will start up easily and run smoothly, which makes it ideal for treating old fuel or for using before storing your bike away for a while. It also makes fuel burn more completely, increasing your engine’s performance while providing fantastic fuel economy and reducing smoke and all emissions.
But enough of us waffling on about it. Why not try it yourself and see?
Jacking up your rear wheel during travel just got easier, with SnapJack Portable Motorcycle Jacks by Tirox.
SnapJack lifts the rear end off the ground with multiple adjustment heights of up to .27cm (1/2”). The high-strength low alloy steel jack locks into place allowing the wheel to spin freely for lubing, cleaning and adjusting the drive chain.
How it works
Watch the Tirox demonstration video to see it in action.
The SnapJack is suitable for use with most motorcycles, providing the bike’s side stand is strong enough to support the bike once it’s lifted.
The SnapJack comes with:
Brake locking strap
Secure strap for safe removal
Protective carry case
2 floor protective pads for smooth concrete, painted and epoxy floors
When it comes to charging and maintaining motorcycle batteries we want a device that can do it all for us, and as easily and safely as possible, so that we can focus our attention on other tasks. The new BC K612 does exactly that, with a fully automatic eight-cycle programme which controls battery analysis, recovery and reconditioning, recharging, desulfation, and long-term maintenance.