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I think you won't go far wrong by following Ducati Killers' advice. I started motorcycling in the mid fifties when every new or rebuild had to be "run in". The best advice I can offer is don't red line it untill you have at least 1,500 miles. Change the oil and filter every 500 miles for the first 1,500. Don't let the engine "labour" keep it spinning, no ...


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I have typically replaced my stock exhaust systems with aftermarket race systems. Many stock exhaust systems have dual-wall designs so you never see the pipe that the exhaust is actually flowing into. All of my exhaust pipes glow orange/red when I ride them hard. It's fine and completely normal.


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The Katana has a fuse for the starter located on the starter relay underneath the rear of the banana seat. Under the passenger. There is a plastic cover over it, so it's not easily seen. The plastic cover is white. Pop that off and check the 30amp fuse. When you jump start a bike, do not have the car engine running, just use the battery. The amperage ...


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Background So there is a grounding switch on your clutch lever, hence the need to pull in the clutch to start the motorcycle. Troubleshooting You can disconnect that switch and get a piece of wire and complete the circuit at the connector. Once that's done, make sure you're in neutral and then try to start the bike. The switch is labeled 10 in the ...


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I'd like to pretend I'm an authority on this kind of stuff but I just have another opinion, just like most. Here are some technical differences between a modern bike and your 'new' Royal Enfield. Modern bikes have a coating on the inside of the cylinder wall on top of the iron (essentially) sleeve...or in some cases...straight aluminum alloy...really, I'm ...


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Interesting issue IF, the internal tubes have corroded within the tank that would be relatively serious. The interesting piece is, how would they corrode. As far as I know, almost ALL the fuel tanks on modern bikes use copper for this overflow. It runs from the lip above the filler point, down through the tank to a nipple on the underside of the tank (or ...


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I believe you are correct in saying the tubes are inside the tank. What the manufacturers did was ran molded tubing through the tank and it sounds like those tubes in your case have rusted and corroded. What I would suggest in your situation is just plugging the inlet for the overflow by the filler, and the overflow outlet which comes off the tank. You may ...


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I have seen similar symptoms with vehicles that have a semi-clogged fuel filter on gravity fed machines. The blockage prevents full flow of the fuel. The consumption of fuel driving at higher RPM's exceeds the fuel flow and the engine dies. Once the fuel refills the carb float bowls the engine is able to start again. Perhaps this is the issue.


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I do suggest switching to the reserve position when your on your way to gas station. Some things like water are heavier than gas and that is a good way to minimize gunk build up in the tank occuring below the normal pickup tube.


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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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