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

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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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Does color and smoothness of applicator pads have their own benefits in polishing car/motorcycle black trims?

I need to use some Trim Restorer (which basically protects the new trims from fading and also helps to restore old faded trims). So I saw some video online and most of them are using circular ...
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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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How long should car/bike liquid wax should be considered to be safe (on vehicle body) and effective to use?

Note: My question isn't about how long once the wax is applied on bike gonna protect the surface. It is about how long the wax product itself won't go bad in the bottle so that I can use it again and ...
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How damaging is to ride without a lambda sensor?

I am considering buying a motorcycle, a 2015 Yamaha MT 07. One possible problem with this bike: its lambda sensor was cut at some point in the past. I would have to replace it (which I am fine with - ...
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Are liquid car wax and car shampoo safe to use on motorcycle?

I can't easily find wax and shampoo for motorcycle, but much easier to find these for car. I don't know why but that's the truth. I searched "motorcycle wax" on Amazon India and all I could ...
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Can I wax these specific blue parts of my motorcycle?

So I got overwhelmed by many doubts regarding waxing. I'm new to riding and maintenance. This is my first motorcycle. It has a metal fuel tank with glossy blue metallic paint. The non metal parts (...
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2005 Suzuki katana 600 carburetors not delivering fuel

I have a 2005 katana that was given to me I cleaned the carbs and it ran ok. I was riding it for a few weeks then overshot a corner and crashed, the damage wasn’t too bad scratched some plastics and ...
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Can a altered curve of spark plug finger break the engine?

I own a quite old motorcycle - Aprilia 125 Pegaso and recently it stopped working, I figured out it could be the spark plug so I cleaned it and it started throwing sparks again but stopped working ...
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Engine start is OK but dies when applying throttle

Triumph Tiger 900 (1994) The engine starts fine and idles with choke. When I reduce choke and try throttle it just dies. Regardless of choke position, when I throttle, the engine dies. Thus, I cannot ...
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Do I need to take special care of my new motorcycle in this particular scenario?

I may or may not be overthinking. I'm new to motorcycles and I bought a new motorcycle. Here's the full thing: So we don't have a showroom in my city. So someone I knew rode it personally to deliver ...
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Motorcycle moves forward when in gear even with clutch lever pulled

I recently bought a KTM Adventure 390. When I start the bike in neutral and then shift to first gear, the bike moves(jerks) forward a little, even though the clutch lever is still pulled all the way. ...
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What's the purpose of a filler neck in a motorcycle gas tank?

Why does a gas tank have a filler neck? It's not that you can leave the nozzle there and put gas without having to hold it.
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V-Star 250 No Power After Jumping

I have a 2012 V-star 250. Everything was running fine until I left the lights on all day while I was at work (RIP). Battery was dead so I jumped it with my car. Started up fine and rode it about 20 ...
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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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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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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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