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A self propelled two wheeled motor vehicle with an engine larger than 50cc's.

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Cannot locate broken part on maintenance diagram - YAMAHA 2018 XV250

The following part broke off the carb, and I don't know what it is and cannot locate it on the vehicle diagrams. As you can see, its just to the left of where the throttle cables attach, and just ...
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Overdischarged battery Yz 450 F 2021 [closed]

first time on this site and I am looking for some help. Today I wanted to ride my yz 450f (2021 model) after some months but when I tried to use the start button the bike wouldnt do anything. I have ...
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What could be wrong with my cbr150r motorcycle?

I have a cbr150R motorcycle. So basically when I cold Start it in the morning it works perfectly on a single self start. But the problem starts when I ride it for sometimes, turn the engine off and ...
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What is the modern equivalent of Soviet tire size 65-405 (2.50-16)?

The title question says it all. My Goggle-Fu isn't strong enough to find any conversion charts. The only size-related markings on the current tires are 65-405 (2.50-16). I believe they are motorcycle ...
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New KLX230 not fully accelerating

When fully engaging the throttle, the engine starts making an underwater "wompwompwomp" sound and ceases to accelerate further. I'm seeing heavier people than me get their 230's to over ...
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BMW Motorrad R1150 Final Drive parts to mount R1150 brake calipers, rims and discs on R1100RS

I'm working on a BMW R1100RS and have acquired the wheels & front fork of a R1150RS. many of the parts have the same BMW catalog parts numbers. today i removed the R1100RS rear brake caliper and ...
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Motorcycle "melting" S2 bulbs

My motorcycle (Keeway Superlight 125) has been burning headlight bulbs (S2, BA20d bayonet) at an impressive rate (one every a few months). By inspecting the bulbs I noticed that the little "...
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Rear wheel won’t do a full rotation before locking

I have 1979 cb750k. This is a project and I haven’t started it yet. I picked it up rolled it around a bit then went to wash it. After washing it the rear wheel has become locked at a certain point and ...
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12 volt starter motor for reverse on a motorcycle with a sidecar

I rigged a 12 volt gear reduction starter capable of turning over an 18to1 compression race car motor. it is a 4.4 to 1 gear reduction starter. I have two 12 volt battery's in the system for a total ...
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What is the glue called sealing the joint between the air box and carb boots on motorcycles? What's an alternative?

I've got two older motorcycles, one 1992 and the other 1997. They've both got specifically shaped airboxes, and both connect to the carbs through four rubber boots, similar to those that go between ...
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Would a Kawasaki Z900 exhaust fit on a Kawasaki Z250sl?

Looking to buy a small slip-on exhaust: It's for a Kawasaki Z900, 2017. But would it fit on a Kawasaki Z250sl?
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1992 Suzuki DR650 kickstart

I recently purchased a 1992 Suzuki DR650 kickstart. After a ride, the engine blew up on me, and I decided to rebuild it and add an electric starter. Can this be done? If not, then I would look into ...
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Coleman CT200U EX starts when dies

I initially was putting a new carb on but decided to just keep the stock one. I have put it all back on. But when I started it it instantly when full throttle. So I did some research and learned about ...
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2008 Yamaha Zuma won’t start

Will not turn over unless I cover the air intake on the carb with my hand. Fuel gets sucked in and it runs until there is no more fuel. It’s not getting fuel by itself.
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No lights or power but starts off kick, has brand new battery still nothing

I have a pioneer xf125 has no power at all but runs off kickstart and the kill switch works other than that no light or anything, could anyone help?
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Can this damage my motorcycle?

So when I brake, I first hold the clutch to take the power away and then I start braking. The problem is when I try to accelerate again, it takes about 5 seconds for the motorcycle to start moving ...
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What is my mechanic doing when he says he tunes the engine on the annual service?

Whenever I take my motorcycle (MT-07/FZ-07) to the mechanic for the annual service the mechanic says he "tunes" the engine. I do feel a difference, especially a much smoother throttle ...
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Best way to trim protruding adhesive from motorcycle tankpad

The adhesive stickers protrude past the edge of my tank pads. Any suggestions on the best way to trim the adhesive without damaging the tank paint?
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Spark plugs black soot Virago 250 - came back after cleaning and adjustment

My Virago 250 was running very unevenly, losing power, surging etc. I took out the spark plugs and saw the electrodes were covered in soot. I thoroughly cleaned the plug tips with a wire brush, ran ...
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Eastern beaver h4 relay kit motorcycle, capacitor before the high beam to power relay switch

Everything works fine except the relay doesn't get any power to the high beam switch if the revs are above tickover. I'm thinking of adding a capacitor some where to just get a bit of power to the ...
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Ways to log data on Suzuki GSXR600-R Engine

I am working on a university project where we are building a race car with a Suzuki GSXR600-R Engine and ECU. I am wondering if there is any options for how i am able to record data off of this onto a ...
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Why underbone's engine doesn't stall when the bike is not moving

I'm trying to understand how the semi-automatic transmission in an underbone works, specifically why the engine doesn't stall when the bike is not moving. These vehicles are the motorbikes with small ...
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What does the lever disk adjust?

The clutch as well as the front brake lever has this rotating disk on it. What does it do?
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Honda SH 150i 2005 Battery Questions

I ride a Honda SH 150i 2005 model and I have the following questions. The motorcycle was parked for about one and a half month. Obviously, after this period of time battery discharged. I removed the ...
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I Need an Adhesive That Will Bond Aluminum to Plastic or Bakelite

I need to bond (or RE-bond) a piece of what appears to be a hard plastic lining onto a cam chain guide used in a Kawasaki KZ400H. It appears the OEM plastic piece was originally glued to the cam chain ...
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Motorcycle poor acceleration

I have a Yamaha V-Star 650 that bogs down when I try to accelerate. My first thought was the carbs, but she revs just fine with the clutch engaged. I don't think that was the case the last time I had ...
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Can motorcycle (SV1000) battery lead fuse (10A) blow due to engine heat?

I recently put in place battery leads to charge my SV1000's battery without removing the seat. I have a suspicion, that the heat from the engine and exhaust (being close to the seat) is repeatedly ...
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Should I replace motor bike entire front braking system?

I own FZ25 motorbike which is 4 years old. I felt front brakes becoming spongy for quite some time now. I bleeded brakes multiple times. Replaced brake levers, brake pads. I even changed brake wire ...
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1977 Honda CB750K stripped threads

My overall question is that I recently replaced the oil pan gasket and learned that the threads where the bolts screw into are stripped. I was wondering if I could use a helicoil repair kit or if ...
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How to choose an electric engine for a motorcycle?

first time poster, first time lurker. I'm aware of how this sounds, but with me being a complete noob about most mechanics, I thought I'd rather ask. If I, hypothetically, wanted to change a 740cc/...
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How to get a rough approximation of how long it would take to discharge battery almost fully when keep ignition on?

I want to do a simple 'test' to see if my motorcycle battery is draining too fast. I've heard that if you keep motorcycle ignition on over night, it will drain. But I could not find any single source ...
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Honda VTX 1800 - What is the pressure limit for brake cylinder seals in reverse?

I'm bleeding the brakes on my motorcycle with a cheap autozone mityvac vacuum bleeder and getting A LOT of air. I don't think there's any way there's that much air in my lines (I've run more fluid ...
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How to identify a carburetor by measurements

I have looked for {model} carb, I have searched the numbers and letters stamped onto the carb, and I finally resorted to measuring it to just try to find a compatible one based on the size (28mm for ...
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XJR 1300 2001. Revving high after fixing a throttle stick problem

Rode today after 3 years . New filter and plugs. Reconnected throttle cable after it stuck. But it's still revving really high. Any clues folks ?
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Loud "Tick-Tick-Tick/Click-Click-Click" noise when electric start motorcycle

I'm from India. I have 6 months old Honda Livo 110 cc motorcycle. (It's little less powerful but very similar to Honda CB125F motorcycle in case you want to know what kind of motorcycle is it. You'll ...
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98 Suzuki katana 600, No spark at coil and whats the unuzed plug for

I have 98 katana no spark to coils I've replaced it all crank sensor kickstand sensor, pulse generator, solid starter relay, kill switch , battery , coils, plugs, fuses, everything, found ...
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I bought a new battery and it started for a week or 2. Now when i start it, it just clicks

2005 yamaha vstar 650 classic. If I try to pop the clutch out will start but if I pop it and it doesn't start it seems like that helps because only after I do that will the start button work
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Why doesn't my Yamaha R3 Motorcycle power on?

My 2017 Yamaha R3 won't power on. Everything was fine with it initially, I rode it this morning and the ride was perfect. After a couple of hours in my garage, I turn the ignition key, the electric ...
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I have a 2009 Yamaha YZF-R6s with a R3 engine is it street legal in Alabama

2009 Yamaha yzf-r6s with a r3 engine legal in alabama
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Is there a difference in a front and rear ignition coil? Can they be replaced with a generic ignition coil?

I have an 04' Suzuki Intruder VL1500 LC. Recently replaced the ignition coils with some aftermarket. Issue I'm having is the "ignition" fuse keeps blowing. Is there a difference in front/...
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Yamaha XJ750 after it ran out of gas

I just brought this 1982 Yamaha XJ750 Maxim and the first two days it started up well. However today when I tried to start it, the bike wouldn't start. It cranks but never catches. I think it has to ...
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How can I charge a depleted motorcycle battery?

I left my motorcycle too long without using it and now it won't start. The last time it happened I brought the bike to a shop, and they were like there is nothing wrong with your bike, it's just out ...
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What are some ways to find out the wax you have done on your motorcycle/car is done properly?

So my this question results form a conversation in chat of some different question. Where an experienced user shared some of his views which makes sense to me. So I want to go in more details. Simply,...
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Motorcycle turn signal blinking too fast

I have recently changed my turn signals as a whole as the housing got loose after years of riding. The new turn signals I ordered seem to work good, but they are blinking like 2 or 3 times faster than ...
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Alternator / Regulator / Battery issue with Yamaha XJ 600

I don't use my XJ 600 so often and a few months ago, it wouldn't start due to an empty battery. The battery was old. I got a new one, and a SC10 "smart" charger to take good care of it. Two ...
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Are my motorcycle handlebars twisted?

I'm a learner rider. My motorcycle (110 cc, 117 Kg weight) fell down on left side while I was parking. The road (or call it street) was dirt road. Not to be confused with gravel road. I mean it was ...
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Riding a wet clutch on corners [closed]

This question only applies to wet clutches. Say you're going at 30mph in 3rd gear and the road ahead has an upcoming bend such that a downshift is warranted - the bike would begin to shudder if you ...
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Dominar 400 2022 engine coolant level is little over max

I bought a new Dominar 400 2022. When I went for the first service, I observed that my coolant level was almost touching min. So I asked the service engineer to top that up. When he topped up, he put ...
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Does not releasing throttle while up shift wear the engine (reduce engine life) or does it only affect clutch and gear parts life?

I'm very beginner. During my 1st two rides for learning, I couldn't apply the lesson that: Release the throttle when up shifting. I had this thing in my mind but at that time I could not apply the ...
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Why is my 2005 Husaberg FE550 stalling when it gets hot?

My 2005 Husaberg FE550 runs great until it gets hot, then suddenly stalls. If I let it cool a couple of minutes I can start it right back up, but it continues to do this over and over. Could it be the ...
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