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

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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 ...
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Bike won't start even after tune up

I have a 2004 Triumph Daytona 600 and I'm having lots of touble starting it and finding out what's wrong with it. I put in new park plugs, new battery, coils and fuel pump but it will not crank. All ...
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Bike start in gear without pressing clutch

Clutch is working fine, but my bike start in gear without pressing clutch. What can be done to avoid this?
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Lowering front frame away from the handlebars on 2007 yamaha R6S

I recently bought a 2007 R6S I was wondering if there is a way to lower the front frame so there is a greater separation between the handlebars and the plastic. When I go for a very tight turn the ...
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Ignition problem with Kymco Quannon 125cc

I have a Kymco Quannon 125cc from 2007, I bought it last year. Some time ago I was having problems when I tried to start it. The bike does the regular noise when starting it, but seems the gas is not ...
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Will removing the catalytic converter on my Kawasaki Bajaj RS200 require remapping?

I own a 2018 Kawasaki Bajaj Rouser RS200 and would like to remove the catalytic converter but am not sure if that would require remapping. I already replaced the stock muffler with one from Vmax ...
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2010 Yamaha VStar 250 Won’t Start

I bought a bike on CL a week or so ago and after some fresh gas and a new battery it was running well again. I was reminding myself how to ride when i stalled the engine and lost power. Having trouble ...
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Motorcycle ignitor circut

2007 Yamaha V Star 650. The battery is not holding a charge. I've had the battery tested by the dealer and it is good. The charging system is working: 12 VDC with ignition off and 14 VDC with engine ...
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No electric power on my motorcycle

I bought a 2001 Yamaha roadmaster silverado 1600 yesterday. At the guys house it fired up fine. I went back a couple of hours later and bought it. I fired it up and drove it about 30 miles home. ...
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What is the benefit of having two front brakes on a motorcycle?

Most new motorcycles seem to come with two disc brakes in the front. My bike only has one disc brake in the front and I can easily brake hard enough to make it activate the ABS, thus making my front ...
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TGB 202 Classic

Where does the air duct pipe fit? I have fitted it to the air cleaner, the other end is fitted to an elbow but I can’t find anywhere to fit that! The elbow is part number 420078, on the fische it is ...
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Dirt bike wont start after making pop noise

Went out riding with my old, (but new to me) ttr 250 2003. This bike was in terrible condition then got rebuilt some years later and hadnt been ridden since it was rebuilt 2 years ago. It had been ...
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My Hero Splendor 100cc Gives Mileage 40 - 45 Km/L

2 months ago I changed my Hero Splendor engine and got a brand new engine fitted after that I rode about 1600 Kms but my bike is giving mileage of 45 Km/l max. My first service will be due on 2000km. ...
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Honda cb 400 sf (nc31) ignition fail

The bike have new spark plugs, clean carbs, healthy battery, starting motor always cranks and working but SOMETIMES there is no ignition but when i push softly with 2nd gear even for 20 cm it starts ...
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Hyosung Gv250 aquilla low power

I brought my motorcycle last year when it had a slight engine knock, so I see out to fix that on my own. So far I've replace the timing chain and the two tensioners, the fuel pump, I have cleaned the ...
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Unicorn speed and pickup problem

I purchased used unicorn bike 3 months ago. Its speed gets decreased suddenly on elevation road and pick up is not good at all. Please advise regarding this issue.
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Harley Davidson - Street Bob 2016 - increased starting time

After some spring-rides, I've noticed that my Street Bob needs more time to get started (especially when the engine is cold). Despite the fact that the bike: was stored in a very dry and warm place ...
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Bike is getting switched off when speed I reduce the speed

I am owning a RE classic 350 . The problem is 1.When I start my bike in the morning after a long break, the engine gets switched off within 10 or 15 seconds if I failed to raise the accelerator at ...
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Motorbike storage questions (gsxr 1000 2018)

I don’t have a garage and I’m storing my bike outside. Temperatures during the daylight are around 90-115F max. There’s no much shade around the bike but it gets morning and afternoon’s sun beating. ...
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Pick up slowed after service in bike

After recent service of my bike Suzuki GSXR, its acceleration reduced the difference I can feel every-time. It has 30000 km only & it was regularly serviced with no major changes to machine. How ...
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Cleaning the air vents of Ather 450

It is recommended to clean the air vents of the electric motorcycle Ather 450. How do I do that? Can I use water and is it safe?
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Battery only charged with higher than 14.7v

My battery is 12V 8AH. 2 weeks ago tomorrow of good start engine I tried to start engine but my motorcycle was scrambling to start and I found that my battery may be damaged. Maybe it is useful to ...
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Possible coolant leak?

Over the course of the last 6000km on my FZ8 motorcycle I have noticed a small coolant level drop. I estimated the volume has dropped about 100cc. My motorcycle engine has reached 18.000km ...
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750 will not idle or run without choke fully on

1977 Honda 750 will only run with choke fully on, it will only idle at 3000rpm, idle setting does nothing. Carbs are clean and rebuilt. It will rev up but appears to be burning quite lean.
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What is this well-connected, round box on my Chinese Honda SDH125-51?

I have a maintenance question for my Honda motorcycle. I believe it is a CB125F in most of the world. I am new to doing my own work. I am very interested in this one part that seems to be the center ...
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Where does this hose connect on my Chinese Honda SDH125-51?

I have a maintenance question for my Honda motorcycle. I believe it is a CB125F in most of the world. I am new to doing my own work and I am trying to identify a hose (pictures attached). Can you ...
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BOLT, CHANGE PIVOT keep breaking

I been fighting with my Reble for about a mouth. My BOLT, CHANGE PIVOT keeps bending and breaking.
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Motorcycle - 2009 Yamaha Vstar 950 tourer - fuel overconsumption

Let me clarify first, I am no mechanic and this is my first owned bike (newbie). I bought my bike (Yamaha VStar 950 tourer, 2009) last year, it was pre-owned. I noticed that whether I drive in cold ...
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'94 Kawasaki ZZR600: Electrical issues

first post here, be gentle :) I have an (presumeably) electrical issues with my '94 Kawasaki ZZR600 (ZX6). Two weeks ago, I was ready to go to work when suddenly the bike died on me, all electrical ...
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Suzuki Intruder VL1500 Ignition Coil Difference in Front and Rear

My Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 (1998) has a front and rear ignition coil according to the OEM specifications... I'm curious if these are essentially the same even though the have different part numbers. ...
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I have a 93 honda Nighthawk that gets power but when I try and start the bike everything shuts off

I purchased a bike and it had no keys so I installed a switch for the ignition. The bike powered on but when I went to hit the start button there is a click noise near the battery and the bike loses ...
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Dominar 400 start button hitting the gas tank

I purchased a new Bajaj Dominar 400. I am transitioning from scooter to motorcycle so I don't really know anything about the motorcycle. The first issue I am encountering is when fully steering to ...
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Sudden disengament of clutch in low rpms

I have bought a new Yamaha MT15, completed 200+ kms in it. But sometimes when I am stuck in traffic, I engage the clutch and gradually let it go but occasionally the clutch dis-engages and I am thrown ...
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electrical fault suzuki sv650s 2000

We have a Suzuki sv650s 2000. It was working when bought but now nothing from starter switch. tested the wiring and it's live upto the box under seat then nothing ?
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Snapshot from under motorcycle - Oil leak related?

first of all I am a complete newbie with regards to motorcycle and this is actually my first bike. I own a Yamaha Vstar 950 tourer (2009), I changed oil last week. Today I parked at a shopping mall ...
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03 Suzuki GSXR 600 stator wires

I ended up having to hard wire my stator after the plug burnt up. I've no issues except small oil leak from the stator cover. Well after taking it off time and time again and attempting to fix it I ...
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petcock and vacuum issues on motorcycle

I have a 2009 Honda shadow spirit. It is supposed to have a vacuum actuated petcock valve but the only way I can start and run it without hammering throttle or pulling choke is only if I disconnect ...
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2014 HARLEY ULTRA EXHAUST UPGRADES

I'm helping a buddy. He has a 2014 Harley Ultra Classic with a high output 103. It has 23k miles, Vance & Hines Short Slashes, Vance & Hines Heavy Sucker air filter, and Vance & Hines Fuel ...
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Does a 1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500 (carbureted) Have a Ignition Distribution Adjustment

I've replaced the alternator and signal generator on my 1998 Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 and since it back fires like crazy and most of the time will not start or run without full choke. I'm thinking this ...
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Can you use a flex (spider) coupler as a dog clutch in a motorbike/atv/go kart/lawn mower like setting?

My question is simple: I want to make a dog clutch system for a wakeboarding cable system and was wondering if a flex (spider) coupler could used? The power, velocity, torque is similar to a go kart /...
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1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500VL Back Fires After Replacing Alternator

The bike has ran fine for around 100 miles just days before I replaced the alternator / magneto because it wouldn't keep the battery charged and would barely maintain while running high RPM's. ...