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The starter motor has it's own completely different circuit on almost all vehicles, including yours. The starter motor having an electrical issues would typically be isolated to that circuit. Your issue must lay somewhere else in the electrical system.


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Theory It sounds as if the starter solenoid is getting 'stuck' due to low voltage. That is the second buzzing noise. The high pitched sound is your fuel pump priming your system and is normal. Perhaps the rain created a grounding situation that drained your battery a bit. Regardless of that speculation, here is the fix. Charge the battery. I believe ...


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Possible Issues Low probability - The oil in the forks is too high of a weight. 'Thicker' higher weight oil would make the forks seem very stiff. As your motorcycle is relatively new and more than likely came with forks assembled from the factory, this is probably not the case. Compression Dampening is too high - If you have a setting at the top of the ...


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Fork Straightening Process The slider and internal oil valving are removed. The stanchion (inner fork tube) is placed on v-blocks A dial indicator is used to detect deflection as the stanchion is rotated Once deflection is understood a hydraulic press is used to bend the stanchion back to its original state. The process of measurement and bending with the ...


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Yes your oil seal is broken , get than fixed asap. Fork Bending on the FZ-S is a very common issue , though its a 43mm fork it bends quite easily, so slight bend might have caused due to driving fast onto a pothole or an accident as you say. There are two things you can do for this situation. Yes you can fix it but it will be still noticeable(if you know ...


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Bikes are for driving and not to keep it idling. the best thing to do is to switch off the engine instead of keeping it idling. that will save some fuel as well!!


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If your suspension compresses fully even in small bumps then try changing the pre-load and tighten your suspension be careful as to not tighten it too much as it will make bike bouncy. If you are convinced that your suspension is broken(do check with your mechanic and confirm , you might not know if its really broken since the suspension comes in two parts ...


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I presume you live in india , Both of your tire choices are good but they have their own advantages and disadvantages. Michellin Sirac(I personally owned this one): Advantages: An extremely good tyre for performance as they have softer compounds , they have high stability and you can acheive a better top speed like +3 or +4 to your current top speed and a ...


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The TVS Star city is a commuter level bike sold in INDIA , it has a very basic suspension set-up you can adjust the pre-load using a wrench. There will be a small lever on top of the suspension if you have the older version then it will be noticeable but if you have the newer version like shown in the above picture you need to open the rear cowl That said ...


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I am supposing its a Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. problem 1: Your front Fork Oil Seal is broken(a good way to check is to notice any oil leaks near your forks) , This will cause issue with the suspension travel thus the issue.Secondly since you mentioned you did travel over bad terrain there is a slight chance of your fork bending, this will also cause suspension ...


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Finally got a chance to mess around with it and confirmed an answer I found. All the blinker lights have to be connected in order for it to blink. Connected them all and now everything is working with the blinkers!


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It sounds as though the rear-end is too tight. There is a straight rod which runs through the back of the bike which holds the rear-end together. You can see it in the circled in this picture: If this isn't torqued correctly, it will cause drag on the rear end. Sounds like your's is torqued too much. Another area to look at is to see if the rear brakes ...


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You would need a heavier flywheel. If you idle too low, your flywheel doesn't have enough momentum to keep the engine running smoothly. A heavier flywheel will remedy that.


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The issue with low idle is more significant when viewed from the perspective of oil pressure. Reducing the idle, albeit a noble cause of saving the planet, reduces overall emissions insignificantly when compared to the implosion of an engine. The carbon footprint related to throwing a rod and having processed oil spill out over an open uncontrolled surface ...


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I'm guessing that the voltage regulator/rectifier (R/R for short) may have 'burned up'. When this happens your battery no longer gets charged. Use a multi-meter to check the R/R for resistance as well as voltage as part of your testing procedure -- here's a post than can help with the testing. Make sure you are using a known good battery! Also visually ...


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Most probably the sound is from a loose TAPPET in the cylinder block, usually it goes away after a few thousand kilometres but if it still persists then you need to open up the header and tighten the tappets with the help of the mechanic. Its not advisable to DIY. And No this is not a very serious issue. My personal bike had the same issue from day 1 and ...


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Here's a very detailed article on - how to inspect/evaluate a used bike. It's written from the perspective of a street sale. I found this very comprehensive and complete. Used Motorcycle Evaluation Guide


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@marc covers the adjustment process well. However, uneven tension is a sign of wear, and can be a cause for chain replacement. Every chain driven bike has a maximum chain slack, and a minimum. Chain slack should be adjusted to the minimum allowable slack at the tightest point. After adjusting, the loosest point must also be checked. If the chain slack is ...


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Jetting a carburator - short answer You will require two things, probably. A size larger mainjet An adjustable needle jet Your main jet sits in the floatbowl, it's number 11. Off idle and higher the main jet contributes more and more to air fuel mixture as you open the throttle to wide open where the main jet is 99% of your fuel delivery. The ...


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This is a common Problem in Enfield as Ducati kIller said. Valve Gap - you pushrods and behind an access plate at the base of the cylinder you can find an adjustment for the pushrod. It's a simple locknut on a shaft. Simple to adjust. No parts necessary. It's a component of standard maintenance. It will make a ticking sound comping from the head or the ...


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A quick Google search resulted in this. I couldn't find the legend for it but I guess it should be fairly straightforward. It could be bad wiring, bring out the multi-meter! EDIT Here's a link to the COMPLETE SERVICE MANUAL . It's in German, so you may need to use a translation service .


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If you are checking on time, so the oil is low, but not too low, there should be no adverse effects on the engine - the 'min' mark on the dipstick marks the lowest you should ever let it go. There is nothing wrong with topping it up too early - better early than late. Remember to only top it up to the 'max' line, don't put too much in! If you did let it ...


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Yes, you can relatively easily determine if your fuel filter is clogged. The XJ600 has a vacuum operated fuel pump below the downdraft carb bank. This is what it looks like. The stock fuel filter is an inline filter and this is what it looks like. As I'm sure you have noticed, the filter is a bit opaque and you can see if it is clogged. It's very easy ...


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The majority of the damage is more than likely in the bottom end of the motor. Bottom end components such as plain bearings for the connecting rods and the crankshaft main bearings are more than likely absolutely destroyed. Plain bearings rely on oil pressure to push oil in between the journal and the plain bearing creating situation called hydrodynamic ...


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By removing the baffles you have reduced the amount of restriction and backpressure. This has the effect of making the engine run lean. If you get the carbs tuned so that it's running properly, it should run as well as it did before you performed the baffle-ectamy. With a free-er flowing exhaust it may even run better. But that's only if the original ...



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