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

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Quickshifter motorcycle sensor

I am doing a project in which consists of reading when I press the shifter gear lever up or down for my motorcycle. I found many kits online for implementing this quickshifter feature that uses this ...
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How to hook up wireless charging pad to battery of my motor (Honda CBR500R 2020)

I want to hook up the following wireless charging pad in combination with my RAM mount X grip to my motorcycle's battery. I am a complete noob when it comes to this electronics. How can I make sure I ...
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I need to erase warning light

Does my 2019 Yamaha smax xc155kr have an obd2 port or is there another way to attach a reader? Locations, please.
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Gas consumption when engine braking [motorcycle]

I am trying to figure out how much gas an engine uses when engine braking in a four-stroke engine (motorcycle). I understand that the gas consumption should be close to zero because the wheels are ...
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Motorcycle ran briefly after swapping spark plugs, now won't run

My bike died on me the other day. It had been running fine prior but on the day it died the acceleration was acting funny, slowing down intermittently. I was able to get it running by swapping out all ...
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Keeway superlight 125

I have a keeway superlight 125cc and for the 2nd time in 3 weeks it died and blew a 20 amp fuse. I think my solenoid is playing up and was wondering if there was a way to bypass it and still have the ...
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Clutch replacement: How to check if Diaphragm Spring should be replaced?

In the near future I will replace the clutch friction plates for my motorcycle (1984 Yamaha FJ1100) and most likely also the steel plates (the bike's done 80k km so I think they are due for ...
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Does fuel go bad after some time?

I have my bike (bought in mid-2019) sitting idle for over a year due to covid, as I went back to my hometown and left my bike in my office parking. Before leaving I refueled by bike with premium fuel ...
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Discharged battery on bike, should it be replaced?

So my bike was sitting idle for over a year in a different state since I moved back to my hometown due to covid. Unfortunately, my friend doesn't know how to operate a bike so there was no way for ...
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How to check GN 125H battery

GN-125H haven't battery indicator and not a kick starter. How to know battery status. How to know battery was in deadline.
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Why some motorcycles designs pull air for the intake through its chassis?

I couldn't find this answer nowhere, but i'm very curious about why some motorcycles have a carburetor intake connected to their chassis. In the image below we can see how the chassis is designed with ...
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Never declutch while braking at higher speeds: meaning

Apologies if this is a naive question, but: I am a new rider, just got my bike a few months ago. While reading the manual, I noticed it says "Never declutch while braking at higher speeds". ...
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CB400SF Hyper Vtec Spec 3 Sluggish performance @ 5000 rpm onwards

my 2005 CB400SF is experiencing sluggish performance at 5000rpm onwards. I deemed it sluggish because the sound is not as "smooth" as before. It behaves like how a rev limiter would. Vtec ...
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bad idling on my Kawasaki W800

Any help much appreciated, my w800 surges not all the time but sometimes on idle. It goes from 1300 revs down to almost stalling and then back up again but only occasionally, like when stopped at ...
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Motorcycle paint help

I am repainting my motorcycle with some spray cans and I have painted the tank, front fender and rear fender pieces all with the same primer, same color, and same clear coat successfully. A little bit ...
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Replaced stator but battery went nearly flat

I recently had my stator replaced because there was no spark, and that fixed it. I charged my battery (it's a gel battery) with a charger and it showed it was fully charged, I rode to work and when I ...
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2018 Harley Forty-Eight Special - Won't Accelerate After Gravel Wipeout

I spilled on the up in the mountains yesterday (I'm fine) and had to get a tow. I went down on the left side and fear I might've done something to the gearbox or shifter. I was able to ride maybe 500 ...
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Yamaha FZ-S engine missing problem

I Have a Yamaha FZ-S version 1 bike. Recently, (probably three weeks ago) I have a got engine missing problem with it. So if I would say how it was occurred that, when I started the engine, it is ...
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Does synthetic oil expire while in your engine?

Basically I ride a motorcycle very infrequently and tend to not ride it at all during the winter, so it sits in the garage for a long time during the year. I use stabilizer on the gasoline but I am ...
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No start with no cranking

Yamaha V Star 250, Day one, tested the start, drove the bike and listened to engine sounds. All seemed great! Garage kept with under 400 miles, I am happy and pay with cash. Get the bike out of ...
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Won't go when out in gear [closed]

I have a 1500 Suzuki intruder that I changed oil oil filter and gear lube on Plus changed plugs now when I put it in first it dies why
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I have a custom chopper motorcycle wiring issue

I have a custom chopper motorcycle. I have made a sequencing tail light system in the rear. The sequencing works fine until the brakes are applied. The brake lights causes the sequencing to pulse. I ...
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99 Kawasaki Vulcan Ultra Classic 1500cc, been sitting for over a year in a climate controlred garage and will not start

Now with this 99 Vulcan Ultra Classic, I have replaced the gasoline plus added a bottle of Mechanic in a Bottle as well. Plus new plugs, and new battery. It turns right over just as easily as it ...
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Vibration and Brake Issues in Bajaj Dominar 400 UG motorcycle

I have a Bajaj Dominar UG-2019 motorcycle which I have riden for around 6000 Kms. I have been noticing that it vibrates a lot between ~3000 and ~5000 RPM and vibration reaches to footpegs and ...
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Starter not engaging motor

I have a 1986 Kawasaki bayou 300 that the starter is not engaging the motor. I put a brand new starter on and didn’t fix it. Also put on a new starter solenoid and still didn’t fix it. I checked every ...
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Motorcycle Engine making a ticking noise after oil change and oil filter swap

I recently changed my bike's oil using the oil specified in the manual, also cleaned out the fuel lines and cleaned the carbs. Now when I start the bike, I hear this ticking noise, I recorded it in ...
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Does the engine oil affect the top speed of each gear

I have an R15v3 with 4.5km mileage, just recently I had no choice but to use semi synthetic oil because the shop I bought the oil from gave the wrong product, now I feel that my engine "roars&...
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Do motorcycles use radial or bias ply tires?

The pneumatic tire was invented for the bicycle. Bicycles have always used bias ply tires. Radial tires have been tried but they have a strange handling feel because they aren't as stable as bias ply ...
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Is the rear wheel supposed to spin like this?

I’m new to this community and I’m a noob in terms of knowledge about motorcycles, so please ignore my ignorance. I own a Yamaha MT15, which has run 550 KMs so far, 2 months old. About a week ago I did ...
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Motorcycle turns but won't start

I have a Suzuki Bandit 1250s. It was standing for about a year, after which I decided to ride it again. But it started giving a problem where it won't start when hot. The engine will turn like it has ...
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How can find if the CDI of my bike is working fine?

I have a 2001 Yamaha RX 135 2 stroke motor bike and have installed an aftermarket performance CDI which claimed to give me better performance and RPM rev. But since I have installed it I seem to feel ...
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Harley headlight lens smoky

I have a 2006 Harley Electraglide and the inside of the headlight lens is smoky looking. Any ideas on how to clean it? The back of the headlight is plastic, so I guess solvents are a no no.
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My bike has a strange problem involving the lateral stand

I have a pretty old Kawasaki ZZR 250 and it has a strange "starting" problem that manifested over the last two years: If it's hot outside, in summer season for example, the bike has no ...
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Auto acceleration Kawasaki rouser 135LS

After starting my motor it’s auto acceleration for a while and then it came to back to normal after That only I can ride Is that any problem?
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What is the motorcycle in this picture?

I came across this image while looking for vintage adventure motorcycles and would really like to know what motorcycle it is. The place where I found the image as well as the several alternate places ...
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Electronic starter shaft for 49cc engine

I have a 49cc 2 stroke engine in the following format: I also have a 12V electronic starter like this: However what I am currently lacking is a bolt/shaft to connect the electronic starter with the ...
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Motorcycle no crank, no start TVS RR310 (BMW G310)

Motorcycle was in running state, then at the end of the day, I got a low battery signal. The motorcycle wouldn't start, I tried recharging the battery and it started running fine but got the low ...
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I have a 1999 yamaha r1 and it bogs out really bad

So I've cleaned the carbs twice on this bike and its like it's not getting enough fuel because it will only run on starting fluid and I've cleaned the tank and got new hoses and still the same problem ...
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Broken ankle, can't use kickstarter. How can I work on my dirt bike engine?

I'm working on a kickstart-only 1991 DR350 that doesn't run. Unfortunately I recently broke my right ankle so I'm not really able to use the kickstart lever, and there aren't any hills near my ...
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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

So I have this broken oil drain cover under my GY6 Chinese Scooter I'm pretty sure it's one of these: The head was rounded and I thought it was just a steel bolt that went through a cover so I put ...
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Tool requirements for moving rocker arms?

1994 Suzuki Katana 600. Manual says to pry the rocker arm aside "using a suitable tool" to get at the valve shims (unlike some other bikes where the procedure is to remove the camshafts). ...
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Gear shifter being stiff and hard

My foot shifter when trying to change from 3 to 4 is stiff and harder to move. it also doesn’t kick up as far as every other gear. Any reasons or help ?
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Motorcycle not starting unless I force it into first gear, but the battery itself is ok

I am having a weird issue with my Kawasaki Z650 2019, as per title. It used to start when I just pulled the clutch, now it needs be forced into first gear in order for it to start (while holding down ...
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2008 Suzuki gsxr 600 no power

Okay so I've been deployed for about three and a half months so my bike has not moved nor started for that long. When I got back I tried to start it and everything acted properly but nothing would ...
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Can't do adjustment in clutch cable in motorcycle

I installed a new clutch cable on my bike but after installation, its adjustment bolt was tighten at last. I don't understand why it is like that I can't adjust anymore in new cable. Please suggest me ...
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1987 Yamaha Riva XC125 starts high then falls to low rpms and stalls out slowly after a rough idle

Intro: Hi guys, I wanted to start by letting you all know that I'm new to motorcycles and just vehicle repairs in general and this is my first bike. I believe I have reached the point where my lack of ...
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Which direction to turn crank for engine "normal" operation?

I'm working on a valve adjustment for a 1994 Suzuki Katana 600. I'm at the point where the signal generator cover is off and I'm ready to rotate the engine and make my measurements. However, the ...
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Torque for tightening engine bolts

I've ordered Evotech Performance's engine guard (or crash bobbins as they apparently call it in the UK) for my 2020 Yamaha Tracer 700 and want to know the correct torque specification necessary to ...
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Solenoid interchangeable

In regards to solenoids being basically interchangeable, does the function of the 4 contact plug that connects it provide different functions on different solenoids. Generally speaking, will the same ...
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How do I remove a stuck valve cover?

On my 1994 Suzuki Katana 600, it is way overdue for valve adjustment. Unfortunately I'm unable to get the valve cover off. I have what appear to be all the bolts removed (there's 14 of them across 3 ...

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