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I didn't find a solution that is acceptable to me, but I came close. What I ended up doing is to suck the water out of the tank with a shop vac. I filled the tank and emptied with the shopvac several times to help get the sediment out. This still left about 1/2 cup of water in the tank. I couldn't get a vacuum attachment appropriately shaped to get the ...


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The vehicle uses 2 GYROSCOPES as seen here (same video) to stabilize the vehicle. Read up a little about the concept on the first link. The key property that is being exploited here is the gyroscopic couple formation. A torque applied perpendicular to the axis of rotation of a spinning disc, and therefore perpendicular to the angular momentum vector, results ...


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Background The Ducati transmission type is a constant mesh sequential. There is a ride by wire system that controls the the throttle butterfly's. Ride by wire is necessary in order for the ECU to regulate power based upon various maps the rider can select. Process The clutchless downshift is similar to the clutchless upshift in that it is essentially ...


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This sounds like an air leak to me. Do a leak test, by spraying carb cleaner or starting fluid on the intake, carb and around the head, while the bike is idling. If it starts revving when you spray fluid, it's leaking air. Replace the gasket/tighten up nearest where the rev-producing spray occurs.


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You should check tire pressure every single time you leave home, along with chain tension. If your tires are leaking this much, you should have them replaced. In the meantime, fill them up every time you leave the house. Pro tip: a bicycle pump will work to fill your motorcycle tires, believe it or not. Keep one in the garage so you don't have to stop at a ...


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Bajaj shocks are really cheap, maybe $20. You can get them wherever the bikes are sold (in Asia). As far as length, I am unsure what the length is on stock shocks, you can measure them with a tape measure. If the length is slightly longer or shorter, you will be fine, it will just change the ride a bit. This is an Indian 150 4-stroke, not an 1100CC race ...


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Background There are very simple linkage components that afermarket companies manufacturer to lower motorcycles. Here is an example of a component sold to lower the Kawasaki ER6. This is what the shock to swingarm mount looks like with the linkage in place. This is the appearance of the shock to swingarm mount point without the linkage in place. ...


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The stock shock can be replaced on your motorcycle. Indicating that you want to use a 41mm replacement, I am unsure of fitment and could not say. There are several manufacturers that offer replacement rear shocks, they are usually relatively expensive.


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It is standard in electrical work to consider one blown fuse an anomaly not worth investigating. However, if the replaced fuse blows, then investigate. Of course, you should still do basic electrical inspections and repair anything questionable. In this case, maybe check connections and lead conditions. Also: never, ever bypass a fuse. Not even for ...


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A Good Ground All the coils on that bike want are a good ground. If you can find a good spot on the frame to mount them that isn't in the way you are good. Feel free to weld a couple of tabs onto a random convenient spot anywhere on the good iron from that you can. Best of luck.


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Chilljeet has a good answer, but it's also partially a safety thing. When you're slowing down to a stop, you're clicking down in the gears until you can't click down anymore. If the bottom gear was neutral, you're a sitting duck until you can get back in gear if someone is coming up behind you at a high speed. You need to be in gear and able to react ...


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Look at it this way, the sequence is indeed linear - 1-2-3-4 and so on, with the neutral sitting in-between 1st and 2nd gear. Which means, to shift to neutral from 1st gear (or down from second), one has to gently nudge the shifter into neutral, else it would directly jump to 2nd gear. This is desire-able as one generally doesn't need to shift to neutral ...


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It's very easy to replace the starter on a 1982 Yamaha Virago 750. It's in the very front cylander number 1 right behind the wheel. That era was not a good one for Yamaha. I've worked on dozens of these and if there is a failure point, it's the electrical system. In particular, the rectifier on this era of Yamaha has an outrages failure rate. There ...


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No one has mentioned that the schrader valve could be leaking air too. Older valves may have their rubber seals deteriorate over time and leak. When you do the soapy water test, you might want to try putting some over the schrader valve area as well.


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The tube that draws fuel out of the tank is not at the absolute lowest point of the tank. This means that when the fuel runs almost dry, the last few drops won't be picked up. That could be because of airlocking or there is a contour in the tank that leaves a small amount of fuel inaccessible. In your case, there is 1.2l of unaccessible fuel. This ...


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You should fill your tires as often as they need filled. Checking your tires once a week is a good maintenance schedule. If, while doing your checks, you discover one or both are low, add some air to them. If you discover there is a continual loss of pressure, you'll need to get the tires checked for leaks as @DukatiKiller suggests. There is no reason to ...


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Background There is no air pressure relationship between the front and rear tire. Possibility It may sound coincidence but it appears you have two tires that are leaking. To troubleshoot the issue, fill the tires to 40+ psi. Have a bucket with soapy water and a rag or sponge handy and cover the surface area of the tires with the soapy water. You will ...



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