A self propelled two wheeled motor vehicle with an engine larger than 50cc's.

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Activa engine noise

My neighbor and I purchased an Activa 3g at the same time. When my bike is in idle (just after immediate start) as well in running condition, it sounds little bigger/ rough noisy like dub dub... Also, ...
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Motorcycle won't start without jumping the solenoid

If my bike wont start but does start when I use the wrench on the solenoid trick; does that mean I need to replace the solenoid? I'm having trouble working this out as I'm new to mechanics and trying ...
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Motorcycle front disc brake scraping sound

Had my tyres changed on my CBF 125, last week. Since then, I've had issues with braking. I took the bike back to them and taking the wheel off (to change the tyre as it was already going flat) and ...
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Why don't motorbikes have chain covers?

I notice that except for small commuter bikes and older bikes (before the 80s), hardly any of the larger and/or sportier bikes have covers to protect their chains: . They seem quite practical, and ...
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Hero passion pro India Bike is only get started on choke

i am having hero passion pro new model in the morning when i start my bike with kick i have on the choke the bike started without no hesitation but when i pull of the choke after 15 seconds and ...
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Will any starter relay / solenoid do? For my motorcycle

I'm looking for a starter relay / solenoid for my 2004 Yamaha TT600RE. That part seems to be scarce for this bike. How interchangeable are solenoids for motorcycles? Will any Yamaha 600cc solenoid ...
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What is the choke on off position in passion xpro?

Hi am greatly confused with the on/off position of choke in Hero Passion XPro (2014 model). I am able to set it in three different positions Vertical (the choke switch pointing downwards) (image ...
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Yamaha Gladiator SS 125 model motorcycle engine problem

I have Yamaha Gladiator SS 125 model motorcycle. After repairing the engine there has been one problem in my engine. It is that the mobil from the engine flows towards the air filter and then the same ...
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Honda Hornet engine stalls

I have a Honda Hornet (CB600F) PC41 from 2007. It's the first model with EFI. The bike has an error that we can detect by observing the blinking pattern of the FI light: 2 long and 9 short flashes. ...
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Periodic Motorcycle Maintenance: Advice [duplicate]

So, I I was looking at just having a shop do my 7,600 mile maintenance in my 2014 Kawasaki EX-300, but I finally decided against it since the factory warranty is only 1 year anyway. Before I dive ...
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GSXR 1000 K5 turns off on hot days

My name is Joel from Sydney and I'm trying to diagnose a strange problem on my bike. Apologies if this is the wrong forum to be asking this question I'm new to this forum. Bike: GSXR K5 1000 Mods: ...
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Bike making squeaking sound while upshifting

I've put 7281 Kms on the bike so far and recently I've encountered a problem. While upshifting using the clutch, the bike makes a squeaking sound. The sound appears when I release the clutch. This ...
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Motorcycle Lithium Battery - Potential Parasitic Drain

I have a track racing motorcycle with a lithium battery, the battery has gone flat on two separate occasions as a result of standing for a period of time. The first time the bike was standing for ...
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DIY: Prepare Virago for both tall and short riders

Background I currently ride a Honda Africa Twin and my wife rides a stock Virago 535, just like this: I will soon sell my Africa Twin and we'll keep only the Virago, but I'm not very familiar with ...
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clutch problems

Sat for a very long time (8 or 10 minutes) in gear with clutch depressed due to traffic problem. Once I got back into motion, my clutch seemed to have been blown. After the bike cooling down (half ...
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Fuel injection modification for increased displacement

I am working on a 2 cylinder, 250 cc motorcycle which I am increasing the displacement to about 350 cc but I have no way of remapping the ECU. Is it possible to get a satisfactory result by changing ...
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How to refurbish an old motorcycle?

I've picked up an old motorcycle for basically nothing that's been sitting for a while and I'd like to refurbish it and put it in good working condition. It's a fine bike, but has been neglected a ...
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Does Coil rewinding have a negative impact with the existing system?

I have a question towards the rewinding of a coil. Here is the tech spec of the bike:- Battery : 9 Ah, 12 V Generator : 12V, 100 W Fuse: 12V 10A My bike comes with an electrical spec of DC (...
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What is the motorcycle equivalent of OBD-II?

I once met an OBD-II expert while traveling and asked him if motorcycles (especially the fuel-injected ones) employ a similar protocol. He said that the use of such a protocol is not as widespread ...
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Meaning of dashboard “Check Engine Light” on motorbike

Please help me understand the meaning of this dashboard light shown in the picture. ABOUT BIKE SPECIFICATION What happen if it blinks RED ?
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Oil filter on my motorcycle is not coming off

Background: I own a Yamaha XJ6n. This is the first time I'm removing the filter. The last guy who owned this must have screwed it on reaaaal tight. My oil filter is refusing to come off. This should ...
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My motorcycle is refusing to start, which common problems should I look for?

I've just taken my motorcycle out of storage, I rode her around the block once, parked her, and now she is refusing to turn over. The starter seems to be running fine. I've just filled the tank with ...
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Engine weakening for Bajaj pulsar 220F

Everyone knows that apparently a bike looses it's power with age. But I refuse to agree to this. Shouldn't proper care allow your bike to maintain its pickup over the years? I own a 2014 Pulsar 220 ;...
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Intermittent clutch pedal stiffness

I have a 1999 Suzuki SV650S with 15k miles on the clock. Sometimes the clutch pedal is really stiff to down or upshift. About 70% of the time it shifts nice and smooth. I haven't been able to identify ...
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Cant Remove Nut on Clutch

I have a 2006 Honda crf150F. I need to get to the components of my shifter to adjust something, but I need to remove the entire clutch housing to get to it. Here is a drawing of the clutch assembly: ...
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I am looking to buy a motorcycle which I can fully (or as close to fully) maintain and repair on my own. Which models should I look at?

Which motorcycles are well known for being easy to maintain and repair, and would be suited for a beginner to cut his teeth on? What are some features of motorcycles that I should look for, when ...
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2001 Suzuki Intruder W/'03 ENG burning out voltage regulator

Bike will start and run for about fifteen minutes then unexpectedly quits. Replaced voltage regulator once already. I've checked fuses and looked for exposed wires....still no luck. Any explanations?...
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Does the air screw only affect the pilot jet?

I have a 2 stroke motorcycle, it's Kawasaki KR150. When I try to do some jetting on its carburetor (it's Keihin PWL26), I saw that there's an air screw. So now I've been wondering about this air ...
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Single Cylinder 2 stroke bike with twin exhaust, will it need two chambered exhausts?

I am asking specifically about Yezdi (not in production anymore) 250/350cc motorcycles. Yezdi RoadKing was a 250cc single cylinder two stroke with twin exhaust. If upgrading to a calculated chambered ...
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Honda R8X-S heat seize

I've got a Honda R8X that heat seizes when I'm riding it when it goes over 40mph. The lad I got it off said he had it re-bored and that it was run in. Will I need to re-bore this again or is there ...
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Why do two-stroke engine exhaust pipes look so strange?

Two stroke gasoline engine exhaust pipes are shaped strange. They expand into a wide diameter and then shrink down to a very small diameter where the exhaust gasses emerge into the environment. Why ...
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Motorcycle randomly loses power

I have a single cylinder, 200cc, carbureted, 5 speed, 12V, 2006 Lifan LF 200 motorcycle that typically runs fine. It will sometimes randomly lose power and I cannot get it to go above 25 mph. When ...
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How to troubleshoot carburetor?

I am facing poor fueling with my carburetor in my 2011 Yamaha Fz 16. What are there trivial trouble shooting checks I need to do to diagnose the issue?? Edit: When ever I am driving in low RPM, I ...
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Need to rotate an out of reach bolt or pin

I'm trying to fix the shifter on my dirt bike. I've located the problem, which is a pin that's come loose. The shifter kind of works, but every now and then it gets jammed because this loose pin isn'...
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My motorcycle won't start at all why?

Something is draining my battery and my bike won't start. If it's the relays which one is it? My motorcycle doesn't crank at all. it makes a buzzy noise when I press the start button. It sounds like ...
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Does gasoline ruin an air filter?

The carburetor on my 2005 Honda Shadow Aero (VT750C) had a bad leak and flooded the air cleaner assembly with gasoline. The air filter was completely soaked with gas, so I let it air dry. Is my ...
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How Does a Quick Shifter work in a motorcycle

I have often seen motorcycles like the BMW S100RR and the famous Ducati Panigale with Quick Shifter technology which allows seamless gear changes. I want to know how these things work mechanically ...
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Suzuki GSX 150 fuel knob position

How do I identify the GSXR 150 fuel knob location? ON POSITION. RESERVE POSITION OFF POSITION. Can someone give me an idea of the various positions based upon a clock face? Thank you.
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What is the best way to repair these motorbike wires?

2 of the wires on my motorbike were cut and used to hotwire it. It's been recovered and I need to permanently connect these back together. What would be the best and easiest way to do this? An ...
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“Valve like” noise after modifying camshaft ninja 300

A friend and I bought a modified camshaft for his ninja 300/EX 300. After installing and checking/adjusting valve clearance everything seemed ok. After a few laps on our local track the bike started ...
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Safe to buy new piston for your two wheeler engine

I own a Honda Stunner 125 CC motorcycle. I bought it in 2009. Since last year I have observed that it is emitting white smoke. Mechanic recommends that I purchase new pistons or after some time ...
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Parking in the open in heavy rains

What if my bike is left 4-5 hours during heavy rains 5 days a week for 12 weeks? This type of weather is common in India during monsoon. I drive to work where there is open parking leaving my bike ...
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Why is the speed of a motorcycle measured at the front wheel?

I have been thinking about this, from quite long ago. Why is speed always calculated from the front wheel? Let's just consider the following situation:- You are in a race, and you have given full ...
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Checking oil on a newly-aquired used motorbike

I've recently bought a used motorbike and am unsure of how to gauge the age/condition of its oil: Neither did I fill the oil in the first place (so I don't know what colour it used to be) nor have I ...
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New fairing from China - front centre cowl - screws don't fit

I recently bought some new fairing from China. When trying to fit the headlight to the front centre cowl, it appears that the holes for the screws are too small by a fraction. Also, in the old cowl, ...
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Motorcycle engine running a bit hot?

For the past few rides, I think my 2007 Ninja 250 has been running hotter than before. At least, I think it feels hotter through the seat, but the oil temperature gauge seems to be pointing pretty ...
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Installing clip on bars, limited space available. Will an adhesive be neccesary?

I'm planning to install clip on bars on my bike, however I have encountered a problem. If I install them in the traditional under the triple clamps position, they may lack clearance from the tank and ...
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How long can “Stabil”ized gas stay fresh? and can it be improved?

I had my sportbike in storage for at least 3 years. It is Electronic Fuel Injected. It had a full tank of Premium Gas (Shell or Mobil). I put in STA-BIL to preserve the gasoline. Is the gas beyond ...
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Ducati Monster 821 - Ignition problems

I have a 2015-Ducati Monster 821 that have started to argue with me. When i turn the key to on - i see the panel light up and the fuel pump etc starts. But when i klick the ignition button, nothing ...
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Pivoted curved-path piston engine

Years ago, I saw a documentary about engine efficiency where people were testing a pivoted, curved-path piston engine. The claim is that the standard piston engine, with straight up-and-down path, ...