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‘These jeans are built for riding’ Styled for practicality While some riding jeans can pass as fashion gear, these are more about biking Armoured up Ce-approved armour gives peace of mind that the jeans will do the job in a crash £219.99 ‘Kevlar construct
Spidi Digirain 1 Piece £69.99
Nylon PVC suit with an adjustable waist and a large neck-to-knee zip entry system to allow ease of access, and elasticated cuffs too. The ankles zip up and Spidi claim the suit is effective up to speeds of 80mph.
I had my Honda NC700X stolen three weeks ago. I’ve sent in all the details and keys to my insurer two weeks ago but haven’t heard anything back. Chuck Styles, email
Answered by Christian Evitt, Carole Nash Although recovery rates for stolen bikes are poor, an insurer will still allow a little time in case it is recovered. Generally speaking, once all the paperwork is received from the customer, and if no investigation is required, the insurer should make an offer within five working days. Chase them and ask about their complaints procedure to focus their minds!
The gear selection on my 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R has started sticking in various gears at different times. Am I looking at a gearbox strip? Will Cooper, Bedford
Answered by Tony Scott, T3 Racing Pre-2013 models suffer from pivot plate wear, which means it can’t turn the detent wheel easily. This can feel like the dogs are starting to wear, but it’s not a gearbox strip to fix it.
Triumph came out with a detent wheel and pivot plate kit and 2013-on bikes are immune, so I suspect they made them harder. The plate is behind the clutch basket and its securing nut is cranked up to 90Nm. The assembly is only held on with a circlip and spring. We recommend fitting an extra washer next to the circlip as that increases the spring tension to make a firmer contact.