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

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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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Aftermarket carburetors for 1988 Honda NX250 [closed]

I am trying to bring a 1988 Honda NX250 back to life - it was buried in a garage for 25yrs. I am trying to see if there is another carburetor that will fit and possibly even perform better. The OEM ...
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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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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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Tolerance on the wheel imbalance for a road/sport motorcycle

TLDR Taking into account both drive safety and mechanical stresses, is a wheel imbalance of 50 g (~2 Oz) a safe threshold for a generic road motorcycle? Does the figure change if we consider ...
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Quickly swapping wheels on motorcycle without any adjustments

I own a Ducati 848 EVO sports motorcycle and i am planning on changing my stock cast aluminum rims with forged aluminum ones. I was wondering if i decide to keep my old wheels and buy tires+brake ...
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KLX230 Check Engine Light After Stall

I've had this bike (2020 KLX230), brand new for about two weeks now, I just now stalled it for my first time at a light (embarrassing), and the check engine light came on, once I started it back up ...
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crankshaft rotation R6

I am performing a valve adjustment, I have been reading the yamaha r6 workshop manual, and it tells me to rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise, by doing this I hear gear sounds that I did not like, ...
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Motorcycle lost all acceleration on highway and now has no power to go into gear. Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS

This is the second time something similar like this has happened. The last time, I was in 2nd gear taking off and the bike just wouldn't accelerate further. After stopping the bike, throttling the ...
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Why does my motorcycle turn off?

My name is Tracy from Dallas and I'm trying to diagnose a strange problem on my bike. Bike: Harley Davidson Street Glide. My motorcycle turns off while running and it turns off while at a stand still....
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I have a 2001 gsxr 750 bogging down between 7000 and 9000 rpm but good before and after that?

I've got a 2001 GSXR 750 bogs down between 7 and 9000 RPM but anything before and after that it runs great... ive got new stator new injectors ,new coils and new fuel pump and filter. oh and new ...
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Suzuki GS500 '98 bogs when opening the throttle

The motorcycle starts without issues even when cold. It functions normally at any position of the choke. When it is still cold and you try to open the throttle, it bogs like on the video (see ...
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93 Seca 2 Wont start without a jump, battery good?

So i have taken the battery out and had it tested at autozone and they said the battery was fine. the solonoid is fine because if i hit the starter the motor starts to act like it wants to turn but ...
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Yamaha not starting (see video)

Afternoon all, I have a xmax 300 working perfectly until today when it did not start at all, I have sufficient power in the battery, every function working perfectly until I try to start it and it ...
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2010 Stratoline S 1900 Motorcycle

When I am cruising at about 40 mph on my motorcycle and I disengage the throttle in any gear I have clanging noises like metal to metal very annoying plus I just had new tires front and back this ...
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Bike not starting after filling it with petrol, but was completely empty before

My bike is a Honda dream neo-110cc It was completely empty before I refilled it with petrol. Now it's not starting. Someone told me that I needed to kick-start it. What was happening? What can be done?...
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Using gasoline to clean crank case?

I recently purchased a CRF50 dirt bike and was going to do an oil change on it. I was talking with a friend and they recommended I take the following steps when I do my first oil change to help "...
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Why do some motorbikes need consistent throttle/acceleration/raise to keep the engine alive even if i have pressed full clutch?

I am used to riding Pulsar 150, when I press full clutch in that, the engine is still alive without the need of throttle/acceleration/raise to keep the minimum rpm. But I was riding a TVS Apache RTR ...
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04 Honda shadow spirit 1100 backfires and loses power when accelerating

I have a 2004 Honda shadow spirit 1100. When I open up the throttle to accelerate the bike starts to backfire and loses power. This mostly occurs on the interstate when i'm accelerating from 60 to 70 ...
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Gsxr 750 k1 loss of power after trying to jump

Tried to jump start the bike which did have some power. The black and red connectors touched. Sparks followed. The battery is ok but the bike is dead only the neutral light showing. Any ideas where to ...
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Can I remove my air box and maintain engine characteristics?

I have recently purchased a Yamaha XSR900. I love pretty much everything about the bike, but I am planning a bunch of customizations to make it my own. Mostly cosmetic. Some not so much. One of the ...
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Motorcycle Engine Guards: OEM bolt vs Threaded Rod for engine mounts

I have a similar question to This one however mine is slightly different in that the bolt I need is very long (300mm) I have an Engine guard that has included a threaded rod to replace the primary ...
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Goldwing motorcycle

2013 honda Goldwing motorcycle what antifreeze is compatible with this motorcycle? I have flushed antifreeze wanting to replace antifreeze?
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Sanding motorbike bolts and abs sensor plates?

I want to do some cleaning up on my 2 motorbikes whilst in lockdown. I was just wondering do the manufacturers put any protective coating on bolts, or the abs sensor disc on the wheels? As there is ...
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Can push starting a motorcycle cause damage to the piston rings?

About a month ago I noticed white smoke coming out of my motorcycle exhaust. Not constantly, but it would maybe start smoking and then stop after riding a little. Or maybe keep smoking even after ...
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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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