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

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Mono Suspension vs Dual Suspension for motorikes [on hold]

can any one compare these 2 and give the feedback! I want to custom my bike and dual shock do not look much appealing for me!
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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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Brand new scrambler bike loss of power when the bike shakes on rough terrain! what can that mean?

I have a brand new Brixton BX125 X, the bike has an engine based on the old SUZUKI GN125 but has an EFI to comply with euro 4 and it is equipped with knobby types and light off road details all around ...
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Boring Engine Cylinders

I owned 1978 YAMAHA 175 Enduro (2 stroke) and i had to bore the engine cylinder and now i am using 1.00 piston in it.But i noticed that it's not speeding up above 80,when it reaches 80 it's like ...
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What is the duration of changing engine oil in Bikes and What is the impact of oil in Bike mileage?

I am asking two question which has some connection closely. I having Honda Shine Bike which is running fine. I am curious about changing oil...Is it necessary to change engine oil in every 4 months ...
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I design custom motorcycle tanks, will the weight of the body filler used offset the balance?

I have done a couple of custom 3D tanks, utilizing body filler mostly, then carving out. I don't use loads of it, but if one side of the tank has the design, can it offset the balance? I just do not ...
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1989 suzuki gsxr750 slingshot k

Had bike tuned up new plugs carb tuned new gas bike starts cold runs great when bike is hot will start but only idle won't rev over 1000rpm can't drive let cool down runs drives great
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Cleaning ground rotor magnets dust and particles after rotor assembly damage

I happen to have an FZ8 motorcycle which is famous in warmer climates like Greece for a very serious failure (along with FZ1 and R1) in the rotor assembly. In many cases the glue holding the magnets ...
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2004 Honda CB599 cylinders 1 and 2 don't run

Hello I appreciate any input you might have. This all started yesterday, I have a 2004 Honda CB599 carbureted. I was using a little tire pump to put air in the tires and the bike suddenly died. I ...
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5 months old Royal Enfield 350 cc stopped all of the sudden

I have 5 month old Royal Enfield 350cc with only 4600 km. My bike stopped in the middle of the highway ... fuel was leaking ... I went to the service center they told me there is an issues with fuel ...
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Can i modify my motorcycle voltage regulator cooling fins?

On my motorcycle, I have a voltage regulator similar to this one: Some times over long trips and especially in summer, it tends to get really hot even though it is located under the subframe, exposed ...
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Why are injector bikes' tanks on the top? [closed]

As i understand it, fuel tanks for carburettor bikes were mounted on top of the engine since then you wouldn't need a fuel pump. But modern bikes have one anyway, so why didn't the tank move somewhere ...
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Suzuki Freewind XF650 Start issues

Motorcycle starts fine several times and once it started it runs perfectly. But every now and again it will take about 2-5 mins to start, does not push start or start with starter button. Sometimes ...
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Newly purchased tire showing signs of crazing around the rim — is this expected/normal?

I unwrapped my newly acquired motorcycle front tire (sold as new), and noticed some cracks/crazing along the rim on both sides. The tire looks brand new and perfect otherwise. Should any amount of ...
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motorcycle sputters and temporarily dies

Recently, my motorcycle (2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100) has been temporarily dying while riding it, usually on the lower RPMs of the lower gears. I thought it was the heat, but today in the rain it ...
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OEM engine oil alterrnative [duplicate]

My motorcycles recommended engine oil grade is 10w30 synthetic.I am not happy with the OEM oil and looking for an alternative ,to my surprise there is not even a single manufacturer providing same ...
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Motorcyle Chain needs to be cleaned every time you lube it?

I lubed my motorcycle chain yesterday I used a little too much that it was dripping.At a fuel station a guy told me you should not lube it too often also you should clean it every time with diesel you ...
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Smoking from motorcycle exhaust, the crossbar?

I've been smelling a burning oil my motorcycle, a 81 Suzuki gs450l. If I sit long enough at a light it can smoke. I finally spend some time gave her a bath and proceeded to let run in neutral long ...
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My motorcycle's engine turns off while driving

I have a RE Thunderbird 350 and now-a-days sometimes my engine turns off while I am riding. Earlier, it used to happen once in a while when I used the Pass switch or the indicators. From the last few ...
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1982 Yamaha Virago 750 won't start

The previous owner I have gotten this bike from let it sit for years, knowing this I rebuilt the carbs changed the oil and put in a new battery it also had a bad starter so I replaced that as well. ...
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Classic motorcycle buck converter 12vdc to 6vdc

I recently purchased a classic motorcycle, it's current factory electrics are designed to run at 6 volts. I do have plans to change it later to 12 volts but due to regulations in my country and to ...
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Replace top of engine or entire engine block? Suzuki gn250 (overheated engine)

I have a suzuki gn 250 motorcycle (1997) which had an oil leak recently (rocker cover seal was leaking) causing the engine to overheat which in turn caused damage to the camshaft/camshaft bearings. ...
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Battery charging issue

I've got a 2012 Yamaha WR450F motorcycle which has a 3 phase alternator with a regulator/rectifier. Currently the battery is not charging when the bike is running and testing the voltage when running ...
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Can I re-use an oil filter for the short term?

I’m currently changing my oil and was wondering if I could reuse the filter for just this weekend. I want to go to the local track this weekend and ride, can I get by with using the same filter for a ...
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Can I attach a DC blower to intake manifold of my 150CC Yamaha FZS FI engine?

I am planning to add a 12V DC blower (https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00LPUXVWS) to intake manifold of my Yamaha FZS FI 149CC engine. I thought it could work more like a supercharger, except it will ...
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Are speedometers on race motorcycles accurate in corners?

I'm about to get a set of Race-Sport tires for my motorcycle. The RS tires offer more lean angle. Notice the visual difference, the tire on the left has a much steeper drop off at the sides. When the ...
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Can I use 3/4“ or 5/8” heater hose instead of 18 mm?

I have a '94 Honda VFR and two of the coolant hoses are 18 mm ID. 18 mm is a very unusual ID, and it would be easier to for me to go to the auto parts store and get a size they have in stock, which ...