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

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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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What are these hoses that are sticking out?

Recently I noticed these two hoses sticking out right besides the gear shifter on my 2008 Honda Hornet CB600F. I have never noticed them before, and I don't think they were sticking out like this when ...
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Kawasaki Eliminator Throttle Cable Discontinued - Ideas?

The throttle cable (open) of my Kawasaki Eliminator ZL 600 (B3) 1997 is torn. Spare part number: 540121490. It looks like this part has been discontinued. I cannot find any used parts online either. ...
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How do I fix up a 2001 Buell Motorcycle that has been sitting for 2 years?

The bike I had been handed down has not been up and running for at least 3 years. I am afraid to start it because it hasn't been maintained for a while and I also don't know what to expect. I read ...
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Do all motorcycle speedometer cables spin at the same speed? How fast does the cable on a 1981 Honda CM200T Twinstar spin?

The speedometer on my bike broke, and I don't know what information I would need to replace it
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2001 Suzuki gz250

I bought a used 2001 Suzuki gz250, it was not leaking gas at all when I bought it, but for some reason now it’s a continuous stream from the overflow,when I’m running the bike or if the gas is turned ...
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How bad is riding with road tires off-road?

I am planning a small trip and from looking in Google Maps satellite view, it seems that a dirt road is leading to my accommodations. As I have pure road tires, I was wondering whether I should change ...
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Yamaha FZS 600 Faser - Losing a cylinder when hot

I recently bought a 1999 Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer. It was absolutely fine on the test ride. Did a couple of other short rides (about 20 mins), also fine. Then today after about 15 mins I lose a cylinder. ...
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Motorcycle won't turn over in rain?

Recently my motorcycle(cb600f 1998) won't start after being out in the rain. The starter motor turns over but the engine won't start but It will bump start thankfully. Once the engine is warm it will ...
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Error code 58 on my Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 e9f 2009

Wot is error code 58 and how to fix it, my bike has been running great for around 17000 mils but now when I start it it runs fine but won't rev it's like limp mode,my bike has aftermarket exhaust ...
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Front end motorcycle wobbly, feels “loose”

So I have a 2016 Yamaha R3 sport-bike, and riding it today I noticed the front end is very "loose", as in it literally wobbles through corners/turns. I was on the highway today and I used my ...
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Can I use motorcycle engine oil on automobile?

This question is simple, but I can't find the answer. It is not recommended to put automobile engine oil on a motorcycle because motorcycle is often run with much higher RPM, but what about the in ...
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Tips for freeing throttle bodies stuck to head due to old rubber boots

I am trying to perform a service on my motorcycle. To do this I need to free the throttle bodies so other engine components can move. The motorcycle is 15 years old. I had expected some difficulty ...
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Motorcycle V-Twin CV carbs riding poorly on 1/4-3/4 throttle after carb rebuild

Background: The bike Suzuki Intruder VS1400 model 2000, ran fantastic, but started to stall on idle when I used old fuel in it. What I did: I cleaned the two CV carbs. Didn't replace anything. I found ...
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What motorcycle has brake rotor with bolts pattern of 4x55mm?

I just bought a rear rim for motorcycle but it doesn't have brake rotor. Pattern of mounting bolts is 4 holes (in square) and spacing between holes is 55/56mm (maybe 55.5mm) - square base. And (square)...
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Motorcycle Electrical issues

I have a 2013 Ducati Monster 696cc that wont start, when I turn the key to the leftmost position the dash does not light up. None of the lights turn on except for one out of four LEDs that are mounted ...
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Engine dies when I throttle a bit

I have a Jawa motorcycle (India) which has fuel injection system . When I have to stop to negotiate a very sharp bend or when in traffic when I am barely moving and clutch is fully pressed , and from ...
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Waterproofing small electronic device on motorcycle

I have recently installed a quickshifter controller on my motorcycle. This device consists of a small electronic controller unit, a sensor connected to it and an ignition cutoff cable also connected ...
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Buzzing noise from under seat when trying to start motorcycle

The bike is a 2012 Kawasaki W800. It has not been ridden for a few months and the battery went flat. I charged the battery and went to start but just got an electric sounding buzzing noise coming from ...
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Can a engine that calls for 10w30 oil, run with 5w40 oil without any problems?

I have a motorcycle that calls for 10w30 oil, but all i can find at different stores around my house is 10w40 or 5w40 would either of those ruin anything if i use them instead?
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Will a motor scooter leak when tilted at 45°

My family is moving and the movers loaded our Honda Ruckus into the truck with the front wheel raised to make a 45° angle. Could this cause any fluids to leak?
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09 Yamaha 250 V-Star bogs down when throttle is twisted

I just finally got my first bike it's a 2009 Yamaha 250 V-Star. I bought a new carburetor and I have got it running, but when I seem to give it a lot of throttle it starts backfiring and bogs down. I ...
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Whats the best way to clean this wheel up?

I purchased this wheel on ebay because I was instructed it was balanced, but needed to be cleaned. The seller told me it was a mix of body filler from the orange-red,chrome still on it and the black ...
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Pulsar RS200 oil leakage near back suspension

There is oil leakage near the back shocker, I got bike checked all oil capping seals are fine and all the necessary changes were done but still oil is leaking.

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