TESTED THE RI­VAL

‘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

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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.

Tester Time tested What’s good? What’s not? Drag­gin Jeans, Next Gen

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