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There are several advantages to upside down forks Rigidity Caliper Mounting Stability Reduced Unsprung Weight Reduced Sprung Weight Reduced Stanchion Friction Levels Increased Stanchion to Slider Overlap Image of the lower portion of a pair of inverted forks The largest delta between the legacy standard fork and an inverted fork is in their strength. ...


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I had a similar thing on a Suzuki. It turned out in the end the coils had got wet inside, causing a short. It just happened to be coincide with me cleaning carbs and sorting a rocker cover leak. Brilliant spark with the spark plugs out of the machine; no spark under firing conditions. I used an autotune device to see inside the cylinder whilst running. ...


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If this is a carburated engine (not fuel injection) then it's likely that one or more of your carburettor jets is blocked or the diaphragm has a hole in it. Find a service manual for this motorcycle (there's probably a PDF of it somewhere on the internet) and follow the instructions for taking the top off the carb, you will need screwdrivers, small spanners ...


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Greater Torsional Stability. Why should flipping the orientation cause any difference? Without getting into a detailed analysis, you can imagine that most of the stresses on the fork can be assumed to be concentrated just below the bottom yoke. Eg, while braking (front), the wheel slows down- pushing the bike back through the forks causing a bending moment ...


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You may have a bad stator As @paulster2 stated, you should have your battery tested. You could have a lead plate the broke free inside the batter and grounding out that cel to another cel. Your voltage test could be an indicator that it is not your battery though. Here is a method you can use to test your stator. Testing Your Stator There are three ...


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Your problem seems to be with the battery. It probably has a relatively dead cell in it. Old school would say it has a "surface charge" in it, where the cell will transmit enough voltage to get the motor started sometimes. When the charge isn't present on the dead cell, there's nothing to start the motor. Over a short period of time, the surface charge will ...


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While you are at the dealership, invest in an Owner's Manual. It will outline all the things needed to be done to store it for winter or inclement weather times as well as removing it from storage. The other thing to invest in is a battery tender. It will prolong the life of your battery and save you money in the long run. The only other thing that has ...


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A bit of inspiration can be had from either the Yamaha or Kawasaki side by sides. If you have the time and inclination, go to your neighborhood Yamaha or Kawie dealership (they might be the same one), and speak to someone in the service department. In all reality, your coolant system needs to maintain a certain pressure, a pressure tester can be used. ...


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Drum brakes have the tendency of getting loose every couple of months since unlike disc brakes you will need to apply a lot of force to have proper deceleration and this causes the line to get lose. Even Disc brake lines get loose but the interval is much much greater than drum brakes. If your break gets loose say every hundred kilometres then yo will have ...


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Issue got resolved in next service. The problem was the with the rotor. Front wheel rotor was touching the caliber causing too much resistance. On close observation it seemed that rotor its shape after a bike fall lately. Replaced it with a flat new rotor and was able to drive 420 kms in full tank.


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I had the same symptoms. I fixed it by rotating the front wheel freely by hand and cleaning the brake pads with a jet of water.


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These are the exact jets and shims that you will need for your 1984 Honda Gold Wing GL1200 four Main jets size 118 four Pilot jets size 38 and 8 shims for each Slide Needle, 2 shims per needle You will also need to the following 1 D-Adjuster for fuel screw adjustment Legend D-Adjuster for air/fuel on idle circuit Pilot Jet Main Jet


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This is a variable-length intake Variable-length intakes increase the pressure of the air entering the intake manifold thanks to a physical phenomenon called Helmholtz resonance. It's also known as dynamic supercharging since it avoids the use of a mechanical device (compressor/blower) to boost intake air pressure, which means the air enters the cylinders ...


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The 'floating' intake runners are moved by a mechanism, coupling and decoupling them from the main intake runners to increase the overall length for better low RPM performance. This process was recently discussed here: mech.SE on inlet runner length I don't see that having the extension pieces in the decoupled position would have any effect of the resonant ...


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You have another issue The battery doesn't sound like to the core issue that you are experiencing. I propose that your stator or rectifier have gone bad thus you are experiencing a situation where you have to have your battery serviced. The motorcycle should be 'servicing your battery' and charging it as you ride the motorcycle. You will want to test ...


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Highlighting only benefits of belt driven vehicles. 1) They operate less smoothly. (noisless mostly) 2) They support high tourque ( cruiser need) 3) The need to lubrication is null and void. 4) Swing arm readjustment is history. 5) They are less heavier in comparison to other final drive systems.


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I haven't owned a bike that hasn't been awkward to get into neutral while stationary at some point, my Bandit was the worst for it. I found that it's usually easier to find neutral while the bike is still moving so I got into the habit of engaging neutral as I come to a stop rather than after I've stopped.


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Testing Your Stator There are three yellow wires that come from your stator. They come out of the left side crankshaft cover and route into your sprocket cover and out along the cast bottom portion of your frame on their way to your rectifier. They connect directly to the rectifier. You can disconnect them from the rectifier and test them with a ...


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Its always good to warm up a engine before a throttle -away -to glory. I keep my ktm idling for 2 mins and then constant throttle at lower gears when i start off i dont ride it above 50kmph for the first 10 mins. I keep it in 3rd gear. And once optimum engine temperature is acheived i resume natural riding. This has worked for me. Also, if u r into an habit ...


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Some motorcycles have a CAN BUS, some don't The OBDII connector type is simply a standard instituted by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). In 1996 the US government mandated that all cars sold in the United States conform to the SAE OBDII standards. They didn't specify motorcycles. As result, a myriad of on-board diagnostic methods were ...


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There is this nice animation of a 2-stroke engine with an expansion chamber Source It works like this: While moving downwards after ignition, the piston exposes the exhaust opening, and the burned gas streams into the exhaust pipe like a (high pressure) shock wave. Due to the inertia, this gas will create a slight vacuum wave behind it, which helps to ...


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Most motorcycles do not used OBD II protocol especially Japanese ones. Harley use something that is the closest to OBD II , I am not sure they might even be exactly OBD II. First of all we must know what is OBD II, its a set of plugs and adapters, protocol which allows connectivity to a vehicle's computer. Though there is no exact answer as to why ...


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Briefly: The exhaust pipes are shaped to suck gasses out of the combustion chamber over a range of RPMs. Somewhat longer: Imagine a 2 stroke engine without an exhaust*1. When the exhaust valve opens, burned gasses leave the cylinder. Leave the valve open for a long enough time and the cylinder will be at ambient air pressure. Now run the engine at a ...


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First of all, I don't really know much about motorcycles, so don't beat me... For a good comparison, one needs torque/hp diagrams. However, they are not easily to find on the web for certain models. In most cases, you will find plots showing curves before/after tuning. I tried a little and found these two bikes, which hopefully are comparable in this ...


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Royal Enfields are poor man's Harley they both have a thing in common , a relatively high displacement engine for less amount of horsepower. Example : Royal Enfield Continental GT 535CC engine produces 29hp from 87mm x 90mm It has a Big bore long stroke design , it gives out excellent low end Torque , I have driven this motorcycle and you get almost all of ...


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Oil Scavenging Rings There are several rings on a piston. Depending on the application and use of the piston it may have up to five ring grooves near the crown. Here are some points of interest. The top ring is always the compression ring. It does prevent some oil from getting involved in the combustion process but it is not it's primary duty. The ...


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Yes the piston rings. The small metallic bands on the piston head.... From the bottom...As the piston rises and drops (compresses) it pulls oil up to help with lubrication. If the rings were not in place it would flood the chamber. Also the rings do expand slightly with heat as does all metal. The top has a "headgasket" preventing oil and water from ...



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