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cc is the size of the engine, in cubic centimeters - literally the volume of the cylinders. A larger cylinder can ingest more air (and more fuel), thus converting more energy per cycle than a smaller one, so making more power - assuming all other factors are the same, and there are many factors that affect power output. You can measure it by a simple volume ...


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The reason is that motorcycles traditionally have the fuel tank higher than the carburetor, and the fuel feeds with gravity alone. What risks does this introduce that necessitates a manual shutoff? Without the shutoff, if the carburetor float failed to close the valve tightly enough to stop the fuel flow, then gas would continue to trickle into the carb, ...


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Two of the useful features of this setup (I have no evidence to prove they were the design reasons) are: when braking in a hurry stamping down until you reach the bottom will leave you in first, NOT neutral. This is much safer in many respects than being left with no power in an emergency situation. when starting from neutral, there is no risk of ending up ...


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My knowledge of motorcycles is limited so I could be wrong, but it sounds like the clutch is slipping.


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Chain maintenance is critically important for motorcycle safety. If this old chain has not been properly maintained throughout its life, you may be at higher risk of seized links or chain breakage. Best case scenario with a broken chain is that it comes off the bike cleanly and you coast safely to a stop, avoiding any encounters with surrounding traffic. ...


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The main reason for the use of a 2-stroke engine is it accelerates much faster than a similarly sized 4-stroke engine. The obvious reason for this is a 2-stroke cylinder fires on every revolution of the crank shaft, while a 4-stroke does it every other revolution. Also because the 2-stroke fires on every revolution, they only need enough weight to balance ...


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On most bikes the carb has an overflow port that drains through a tube to the ground. This is important if the float sticks. Usually you can tap the float bowl with a screwdriver and unstick it, but if it happens again, overhaul the carbs. Also, don't smoke around a bike that's dripping gas.


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RainX makes an anti fog product specifically for use on windshields, but I don't see why you couldn't use it on a helmet visor too. To be honest, in my experience using it on windshields it doesn't work all that well, but it's better than nothing. Alternatively there is a wide variety of anti-fog solutions made for sucba diving masks that I have had a lot ...


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nope, not at all. I have a z06 vette and the engine has so much torque that I can easily go from 1st to 5th. Under normal driving I skip gears all the time. Generally transmissions don't really care about which gear you want to use next.


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Some things to consider when looking at bikes if learning to do maintenance is a consideration: Age. Older bikes tend to be much simpler, but they're not as well-engineered and well-manufactured as newer ones. Some will need more wrench time because of it. Availability of Parts. If you're buying an older bike, make sure you can get parts for it. Motor ...


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You'll find the following will all affect your speed and acceleration: wind speed - a head wind will slow you down more than you would think your clothing - this directly impacts drag bike configuration - you'll go slower with panniers on than with them off weight - a full tank will mean you accelerate more slowly temperature - cooler air can give you a ...


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Your questions don't appear to match the headline, but to try and help: Why are gears used when there is automatic gear technology? Because automatic gears have more losses- so you don't get as much efficiency from your drive train. Because automatic gears can't read your mind and may not choose the best gear for what you want to do. Because the ...


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Lack of lubrication does lead to premature chain and sprocket wear, and loss of drivetrain efficiency. However, more important consideration in this case is safety. Safety It is absolutely essential to keep the chain cleaned and lubricated to prevent catastrophic failure that at best would result in snapped chain, and at worst can lead to binding and ...


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It's my understanding with the current manufacturing technology it's not necessary anymore, on new cars, now there may be differences in motorcycle engines as I am not as familiar with those. With that being said we ask the customer to come back in 500 - 1000 miles for a free oil change on the engines we build and install. We do this for a couple of reasons, ...


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Very untrue. Both car and motorcycle engines are designed for gasoline, and just like cars, using higher-than-specified octane gasoline provides no advantages (unless you're advancing the timing or other modifications, in which case you'll tune for a certain minimum octane). High compression or forced induction designs (turbos and superchargers) in both ...


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If it was me - I would get the tyre replaced. In a car I would think about plugging it, but there I have 4 wheels and a nice strong rollcage and airbags. And even on a car tyre, plugging isn't that simple - there are things that can go wrong if you haven't done it before. On a bike, my safety is worth considerably more than the cost of a replacement tyre. ...


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If you buy a 3rd party maintenance manual for your bike (Clymer, Haynes) it will include a list of tools. They usually have a general list and a specific list. Don't go out and buy them all at once. Before you begin a new procedure, read through it carefully. Clean your workspace and gather the tools you will need. Plan a shopping trip for what you're ...


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In India, if you're bike has an exposed chain, it will collect grime. Lube your chain at regular intervals to keep it in top health. Also, I think the 180cc Avenger is still carburetor based, and the carb needs to be cleaned at regular intervals along with the filter element in the air filter box. Your owners manual will show the location of the oil sump, ...


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Are you sure the engine isn't liquid cooled as the newer models are? It's very unusual to have an oil temp gauge on a bike, most likely it's a coolant temperature gauge. The fact it's got a coolant fan would suggest it's liquid cooled, too. I'd check the level of the coolant to see if it's a little low, just to be on the safe side. The simple explanation ...


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I'll take a slightly different stance here - having a vehicle stand for a year or a little longer than that isn't that long, so I'd try to get it running first before I start changing out parts. Here's what I'd do: Drain the carbs if it's not FI. Chances are that the fuel has evaporated and left some residue. If you didn't drain the carbs it might be ...


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If the chain is not lubricated it will wear prematurely.The chain does not stretch but grows in length as the pins and barrels wear.This has the effect of changing the distance between the rollers.As the chain grows it will no longer match the pitch of the drive sprockets, the sprockets will wear out prematurely.If you then change the chain it will be worn ...


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You can install an external tachometer that reads your wheel speed. There's one on Amazon for Kawasaki for $19USD. Some clamp onto a spark plug wire, others are 2 piece, where one small piece clamps onto your wheel, and the other clamps onto a fork and measures the wheel RPM - but those are more for bicycles, not motorcycles (where you'd like engine RPM - ...


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These ways to repair tires can work - the air pressure inside the tire does hold the patch to the body of the tire - but the question you want to ask yourself is: Are you willing to trust your life to a weaker tire when a small amount of money will get you a brand new tire? I would always go with the new tire if I have had a puncture on my motorbike - the ...


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The primary reason for shutting off the fuel is safety. On a motorcycle the fuel tank is directly above the engine. If fuel were to leak it would drip directly on the hot engine. This along with the fact that most motorcycles use a rubber supply hose that is exposed to the engine heat and the resulting decomposition. On an automobile the fuel is usually ...


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Converting existing vehicle to a hybrid is a difficult proposition, and even more so with motorcycle due to limited space allowance. Motor and Drive-train In a small motorcycle like that one would have to go with the wheel hub motor like that: Those could be fairly expensive, plus there is an additional cost of re-spoking the rim with this hub, and ...


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According to the Ducati Monster 400 owner's manual there are several major things that should be replaced every 20000 kms meaning the bike your looking at should have had these things replaced twice already. Chances are that if they are selling it they didn't bother with the latest expensive maintenance items. You'll have to inquire about those things or ...


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I would say yes to both of your questions. If you have some ATF (Dexron or whatever) sitting around, squirt a "bit" into each cylinder through the spark plug hole before you do this. You don't want to drop a whole bunch in there, but enough to wet the rings (a couple of squirts from an oil can or the like should be sufficient). This will create a small ...


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Do you have a Pulsar 220? If so, you probably don't want two full-blown headlights, if the electrical system on a 220 is anything like that of the 135LS. On my bike, the electricals can barely keep up with all the lights on, plus both signal lights blinking (unless I raise the idling speed). You should probably look into adding accessory lights, instead. ...


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If it was just a normal paper filter it is fine. If it is a re-usable washable filter then then I would suggest a wash and oiling procedure according to the manufacturer instructions.


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It's a gasoline vent tube, serving three purposes. Gasoline vapors can be especially dangerous under pressure (pretty much why it is useful), and as the temperature fluctuates it is safer to relieve the vapor pressure than it is to potentially have it build up. The gasoline vapors should preferably not be ejected onto a potential spark source (battery) or ...



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