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For a start your starter motor is the cylindrical thing to the right of #9 in this picture I'd check it has a good connection to ground (is the resistance between the - negative terminal of battery to the outer steel of the starter lots less than 1?) Whip the seat off and check the starter relay and see if theres any corrosion and it's nice and tight. ...


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Is the rotor on this alternator a permanent magnet or is it a coil? If its a coil it will need an excitation current for the alternator to work.


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What about putting some valve grinding paste in between the moving ball and cup?


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Thanks for all the assistance. I finally got around to figuring this out and wanted to share the solution that worked best for me. On-Bike Stator Check How to test a motorcycle stator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v2LtHlvcqI To check the stator while on the bike: Locate the regulator/rectifier There are three yellow cables to link the regulator to ...


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Reading through some of the Ducati forums has lead me to believe the selection between an open and closed clutch cover on these bikes is mostly for aesthetics. There is some consideration for cooling, but nothing which is earth shattering. So here is a list of pros and cons which I have compiled on the subject: Open vs Closed Clutch Covers - PROS: ...


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I pulled the following information from this site: Unless you are a professional motorcycle mechanic, you normally can not see whether a motorcycle has a wet or dry clutch just by looking at the bike. But if you know your Italian motorcycles, you probably have a pretty good idea which ones do. A wet clutch is called wet because it is actually wet ...


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It is common for a chain to be tighter in certain spots than others, owing to some slight eccentricity of the sprockets. The generally accepted practice is to adjust chain tension relative to the tightest spot you can find, so that you avoid creating overly-tight spots, which could drastically accelerate the wear of the chain potentially leading to ...


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It looks as though it is a relay. I cannot tell by the picture, but a relay is going to have three connections on it. One would be a ground, another is an energizer link (12v), and the third is going to be the power lead which provides power to wherever it's going to, which in this case is probably the ignition system.


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Assuming you connected the positive terminals and negative terminals together on the jump, there shouldn't have been any harm done to the bike's electrical system or battery. Take the battery to an auto parts store and have them test it. If the battery fails their test, replace the battery. Next, check the main fuse, usually on the same cable as the ...


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cc is nothing but the total displacement volume of a piston inside the cylinder. as cc increases, there will be more intake of air fuel mixture and output power ofthe engine will increase...


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In the end I ended up purchasing the considerably cheaper model, the one without the BB degination: Bridgestone Battlax 021 180/55 ZR 17 (73W) TL. Examining the tires (both, old and new) revealed no noticeable difference. The behavior of the bike seems unaltered by the change of the tire model. I say this having ridden around 7000 kms using the new tires. ...


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The "Don't drop your helmet" warning that comes with the helmet is pretty scary, but from the seat to the ground is a pretty short drop. If you were not riding on the freeway at the time, then it is unlikely you damaged the helmet. In "Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures: Technical report (1981)", Harry Hurt thoroughly ...


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If we are talking street applications, then use an o-ring chain, which means 'degreasing' is unnecessary, just cleaning. I have never changed chains at less than 20,000 mile intervals, with one change out after 40,000 miles out of paranoia, though that bike has an oiler installed. All I do to clean is put the bike on a center stand or rear stand, then ...


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Paddock stand: fast, easy, cheap, totally portable, and doesn't require much storage space. Holds the bike upright in a very stable condition so you can easily work on it. Requires the front* and rear suspension to be intact to use. Have to bend over and crawl on the floor. * The front tire and forks must be installed unless you have a front stand (of which ...


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To have this discussion, it is important to understand a few different lead acid battery types: A wet flooded cell battery is a lead acid battery that, among other traits, makes use of case vents. This is one of the oldest battery technologies and is relatively high maintenance because the water in the battery will evaporate, requiring the owner to maintain ...


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The job of a helmet is to protect a rider's head from injuries. And how does it do it? the helmet has many layers/shells inside it. When you suffer a crash, the helmet absorbs the impact/shock by breaking the outermost shell and eventually nullify the effect to the maximum by the time the shock reaches your head. Which is why helmets are not made of metal or ...


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I'm not an expert on bike carbs, but if they are the same as car ones there will be two settings - one for mixture and one for idle. Once you have them balanced, you'll need to adjust these to get the right levels, while still keeping the pair balanced (i.e. increase the idle on both by the same amount, then check the balance, then decrease the mixture a ...


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Fixing a bent fork will rectify a lot of problems. Using a bent fork will certainly cause a lot of issues. Low handling, lack of confidence while cornering and a wobbling effect while at high speeds are due to the different settings for the rear suspensions. When both rear suspensions have entirely different settings it causes all the above mentioned ...


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Here's a simple answer. The engine produces energy which is measured in BHP (Break Horse Power). But the power has to reach the wheels so that the bike can move. The power reaching the Tyre will always be lower than the power produced by the engine (due mechanical losses and stuffs). And Lo behold WHP.. Wheel Horse power. And as always @Paulster@ is spot on. ...


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Motorcycle maintenance depends on your motorcycle. And depends on the maintenance job you intend to do. Do you really need a table life for lubing the chain or perhaps changing the Tyre ? How much money are you planning to spend on the lift/paddock/table-lift? Do you know how to fix the engine should there be anything wrong? Then a lift table is a lot more ...



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