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

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Damaged MT-09 crankcase - what are my options? [closed]

All money listed is in Australian dollars and I'm based in Sydney which may or may not matter. I recently got a 2014 Yamaha MT-09 which I absolutely fell in love with. But I didn't notice the chain ...
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Beginner bike - carburetor vs fuel injection

I'm looking to purchase a beginner motorcycle/bike. I would like something that has less maintenance / potential for issues. Which one is less likely to be an issue in a bike - carburetor or fuel ...
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brakes binding after sitting motorcycle

If I leave my bike sitting for a few days it seems the brakes stick. It is harder(not that hard) to push and can hear the drag more than normal. What could cause this? After using the brakes it ...
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o-ring vs x-ring motorcycle drive chain for longevity

I was wondering which type of drive chain will have a longer life on a motorcycle, friction, cost and weight apart. The weight is pretty similar between the two. The reduced friction of the x type vs ...
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Why do motorcycle pistons need replacement and not cars?

Motorcycles, especially dirtbikes and other types of racebikes require pistons to be replaced quite frequently, say every 30 hours of riding. These bikes often have a rev limiter around 10,500 rpm, a ...
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Rear wheel squeek Motorcycle(video link)

My rear wheel is squeeking. It has a new brake disc,new pads and new bearings in wheel and sprocket hub with new dust seals. Is the noise anything to worry about? The wheel moves freely nicely by hand ...
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No electrical power

I recently bought a V-star 650, the dude told me that he replaced the battery with a smaller one and that’s why it had no electrical power. I replaced the battery with the correct size still nothing ...
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Stuck outer bearing race in motorcycle wheel?

I have the outer race of a bearing stuck in my wheel. I'm out of ideas to get it out, I have tried griding down to relieve the tension and let it pop out with no luck. I have used a tonne of heat also ...
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Yamaha Nmax what causes excessive scooter seat vibration?

I have an app that records motorcycle seat vibration and shock. While doing a test run on Yamaha NMax I have observed shock readings from the seat that are inconsistent with the ride quality. The bike ...
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How can I extend my throttle cable by ~1"

The bracket that my right mirror screwed into broke off right near where it was welded to the handlebar, and I couldn't fix it so I just put a new mirror mount bracket to the right of it and moved my ...
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is it warming up the engine for a short period of time a good thing or bad?

If I have a motor vehicle as a general question, Is warming up the engine for a short period of time - let's say 5 min, is it a good thing for the engine or bad? and what about specific for this ...
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Should I replace my discharged motorcycle battery?

I have a 250cc fuel-injected Honda motorcycle, it uses a 12v 6Ah battery (Yuasa YTZ7S). Its only add-on is a GPS tracker with alarm. Recently battery got discharged (engine couldn't start), so I ...
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Can I use a lower Ah battery in my motorcycle?

Internal combustion, 250cc fuel-injected motorcycle. Original battery is 12V 6Ah (10 hr) CCA: 130A The new battery is 12V 4Ah (10 hr) CCA: 70A Should I worry for anything apart from the actual ...
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How can I fix this broken motorcycle mirror mount?

My mirror screws into a small piece of metal which has broken off. It looks like it has been broken off and welded back on before. I want to use something like this to make a new mounting hole for ...
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How do I install motorbike frame and swingarm protectors?

I am considering the purchase of frame and swingarm protectors for my track bike. Just to give you an idea, below are sample pictures of frame (left) and swingarm (right) protectors taken at random ...
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honda hornet 2005 cb600 high gasoline consumption

hi my hornet Consumed abut 1 liter for 10 kilo i have iridium spark plug and k&n air filter and modified exhaust i cleaned carburetor and still have this problem
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No start / power

I've got a suzuki vl250 intruder as a starter bike, it ran perfectly for about 3 months then all of a sudden one day it started losing power and the lights flickering while riding/coming to a slow. I ...
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Can I Use 20w50 Engine oil for APACHE RTR 160BS4?

Can i use 20w50 engine oil for apache rtr160 bs4? my mechanic suggested to use it
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Delphi MT05 ECU mph to kph

Is there an ignition key sequence for changing MPH to KPH reading for a Delphi MT05 ECU? The bike is a Brixton BX125, had to perform a hard reset of the ECU to clear out a fault code and that switched ...
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Motorcycle won't start or show signs of life

So a few months ago my Motorcycle (Yamaha XJ550 Maxim 1982) Decided just to lay down and die, I tried starting it over a billion times and it made a few buzzing noises and then stopped, lights won't ...
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Coolant level drop in new Bajaj Dominar 2019 UG

In Bajaj Dominar 2019 UG, the coolant level was a little below midline between min and max when it was purchased but after running around 200 Kms, I noticed that it's at Min level now. Though it ...
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Do any one know what’s The name and model of this vehicle?

Hello I had this car as gift ! Can any one help me know what the name, modle of this car and the price?
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Why does Fuse Holder terminal get warm/hot?

I recently bought some Fuse Holders. Sometimes these Fuse Holders get warm/hot. Someone suggested the fuse might not be properly connected at the terminal. Is there a reason why I'm getting a warm/...
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Brakes dragging 1998 CB600F Hornet

I have an issue with my front left brake dragging on my 1998 Hornet. I'm trying to sort it but I'm baffled. I can visually see that the pistons retract once I release the brake lever. The caliper has ...
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Honda Phantom 200cc, losses power after 30mins ride with average speed of 90km/h

I commute to work with my Honda Phantom. It losses power at the same spot after 30 minutes ride from home to office. The engine did not cut off, however, it was unable to accelerate. Once I ramp the ...
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2009 Suzuki skywave 250

I just purchased this bike and it runs great but is really lacking in power off the start. I've changed all filters and had transmission checked out but not much different. Any suggestions?
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Old front tyre motorbike worn to one side

I have recently changed the front tyre on my old bike (cbr600Fx). I noticed the old tyre was worn to one side, I checked the bearings when I was changing it and they seemed fine, I am thinking it ...
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What are the dangers of too high TBN?

According to Wikipedia, Total Base Number (TBN) is a measurement of basicity that is expressed in terms of klk number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram of oil sample (mg KOH/g). TBN is ...
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Clutch slipping for half of a second sometimes

It happened twice in 2k KMs. When I ride normally on 6th gear, clutch itself releases for half of a second(maybe less) and re engages itself. But during this time engine revs as I hold gas. What is ...
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Motorcycle whining in first gear

The bike is a 2013 Kawasaki W800 with 30k km/ 18k miles on the clock. I'm the original owner and have looked after it very well - oil and filter change every 5k km/ 3.1k miles, followed the correct ...
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Vibration Issue on my Pulsar 220

I own a Pulsar 220 bike...and I'm facing vibration issues from the engine and also my mask(firing) also vibrates alot...it gives me very bad experience while driving...can anyone help me out of this
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Motorcycle electric start issue

Basically I've had my bike for around 7 months now, from new. I've had this issue since getting the bike, I took it to the dealer I purchased from for my first service and told him about the issue, he ...
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v moto monaco starting problem

my vmoto monaco motor scooter will not start when hot. it starts first time when cold. i am convinced that the auto choke is staying on. I have tried changing the spark plug and cleaning the air ...
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Motorcycle headlight only ‘working’ (flickering) with starter motor

Running into an issue with my 2009 Honda Hornet. The headlight does not work when the engine is turned on or off (both normal and high beam). Only when I’m starting the motor I see the headlight ...
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Dry motorcycle clutch vs Wet motorcycle clutch discs material

I was wondering if the wet clutch discs on a motorcycle would be made out of the same friction material to the dry clutch discs. I understand this is probably not true, but does anyone know the exact ...
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‘93 Yamaha SR125 Starting Issues

So I recently acquired a ‘93 Yamaha sr125. It passed its MOT in 2017 and was running for a while but has now been sat for over a year. I’ve replaced the battery, stripped and cleaned the carb. I ...
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1966 Suzuki K11 Oil Change

Got a old suzuki that's running and working just fine. I got the fuel ratio for the bike which is 20:1 this a two-stroke. What I'm trying to figure out is the oil for the bike. Normally do 10w30 or ...
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Exhaust rebuild '03 Buell Firebolt XB9R

I am starting a project on my Buell and was thinking about using copper for the exhaust pipes. I think I'll like the patina, however I haven't seen copper exhaust pipes so ... On paper the copper ...
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Seeking information on the accuracy of average Fuel Consumption shown in Instrument Console?

If the speed shown in a motorcycle's instrument cluster is off by let's say ~5 km/h relative to the actual speed, can we say that the average fuel consumption it shows is also prone to show wrong ...
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Coolant cycling too high and low after (motorcycle) accident

A number of months ago, I hit a deer while riding a 2018 Triumph Street Triple R (motorcycle). Since then, the motorcycle frequently drops a significant amount of coolant out the coolant waste tube, ...
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My motorcycle didn't start yesterday but now it does, why and should I do something about it?

Two days ago my Yamaha FZ25 motorcycle didn't start (it doesn't have a kick starter, only electric starter), I called the dealer's mechanic who after checking if the battery was ok and who knows what ...
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Sudden loss of power when shifting or sitting at a light, can't idle (motorcycle)

After hitting a nasty bump on the road a month ago, which stalled my bike immediately, the engine will occasionally go from providing normal amounts of power to about 25% of that power, and it will ...
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Not turning over, and no movement on the stator shaft

My bike - suzuki 81 450 L - recently overheated and died. My fallure, 90-plus degree day and I forgot to check the oil before I left. I'm getting a click when starting and no attempt to turn over. I ...
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Using li-ion battery on motorcycle with existing minimum current draw

I own a Ducati 848 motorcycle which is well known for needing battery tender. Most of the owners of such bikes (along with their bigger brothers 1098) especially since they are not riding them every ...
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Battery or what?

A few years back I picked up a 1989 Harley Davidson Sportster. I t was originally an 883, then the previous owner put in a 1200 cc motor. He threw a rod, so he said and had to have the cylinders bored ...
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My motorcycle bogs

I have a 2007 Honda shadow spirit 750. My motorcycle Boggs when I open the throttle, it idles fine. When I bought the bike the guy said the petcock was bad and that there are bigger jets installed in ...
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Yamaha FZ6N idle randomly drops or increases, sometimes even stalls. Problem goes away after switching bike back on

I have a 2004 Yamaha FZ6N and quite some time ago, the idle started randomly dropping below 1000, with sometimes going below 600 and eventually the engine is turned off. i also noticed that when this ...
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Painting exhaust on motorcycle

I recently purchase an 07 Honda shadow spirit and it has chrome exhaust, could anyone tell me how I could paint them black, thank you
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CB400 rpm problem

I have a Honda cb400, its old but still working fine but i’m having problem with its speed. Even if you hit the gas, the rpm is low(can’t tell exact rpm since the gauge is broken). But when i ride her ...
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Benelli 600i - Hanging Revs when decelerating and idle surge but fixes after restarting the motorcyle

Having this strange issue lately where the RPM hangs when closing the throttle or drops slowly. The idle also surges to around 2k rpm. As weird as it sounds the problem seems to go away when I restart ...

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