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

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Are high-end batteries (such as GS-Yuasa) worth their price compared to knock-offs?

I am looking for a new battery for my motorcycle (Yamaha 600 TT RE) To be precise, I am looking for a YT9B-4 battery. I have been checking prices, and found out that the brand recommended by Yamaha ...
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Best Mikuni BST 40 Carburetor alternative?

i would like to know if any of you know a good cheaper alternative to a Mikuni BST 40 carburetor for my KTM 640 LC4 Adventurer? Thanks
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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Parking lights and brake lights aren't working

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Parking lights and brake lights aren't working. Parking lights work with the ignition switch in parking light position but not in run! It will start and run. I'm ...
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Pick up issue in yamaha fazer

my 2012 model yamaha fazer have pick up issue like, when i ride 50-60 km suddenly get any traffic issue. The gear down to 3 rd but vehicle not getting pick up, accelration given full but vehicle is ...
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Headless bolts blocking ignition swap on '16 CBR

Is there a good way to remove headless bolts? My lock cylinder was ruined from an attempted theft over a year ago. I got a replacement from the same model and my self-repair is being blocked by these ...
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Ctx200 not ideling

I'm having issues with my ctx200. It just doesn't want to idle. So the history is that the bike sat for a few months not being driven, so i took the carb off and cleaned it. From then on it started ...
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Paint made on motor cover block of my motorbike is getting blistered

What I'm trying to explain is that the paint layer is getting in a form to be peeled off easily. As far as I guess I need the peel the current paint applied and repaint it. Is this something that an ...
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Rear Disk Brake Jamming Issue - Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

From the last few days, I am having this issue wherein my rear disk brakes are getting jammed and the brake-pads do not disengage. The bike does not move and the disk plate get red hot. I have keep ...
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Why is the engine sputtering even when there is sufficient fuel?

While kickstarting the motorcycle, the engine starts properly. But after travelling some distance, the engine sputters and turns off even when there is sufficient fuel. Then, after few raises to the ...
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Scooter Speedo Drive Repair

The speedo drive housing has sheared at some point on my 125cc Peugeot scooter, and no longer has anything from stopping it spinning 360 degrees apart from friction. It doesn't spin freely when I ride ...
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Engine speed, vibration and rpm

I have few doubts with my motorcycle (Apache RTR 180 ABS version). When I ride on top gear I have noticed the engine vibration is reduced much when at 84-86 Km speed (RPM around 6400). I feel ...
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How can I detect bearing damage caused by oil?

After reading this question I used 0W-30 instead of 0W-20. Is it serious? and Paulster2's reply: One of the issues with running a heavier weight oil is that your bearing clearances are set by the ...
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My bike stops charging whenwarm

2007 dl100 v-stom, stops putting out charging voltage after riding awhile. I am trying to use heated gear. This bike is new to me and I have not been able to find a shop manual. Do not have three ...
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I have a 1996 XR650L runs great but has begun to randomly not start

I feel like it is in the carborater but not sure when it doesn't start it can be pushed and starts like nothing wrong. The starter cranks over like it always has. It has a lot of safety switchs but ...
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Classic 350 Engine turns off while turning the handle bar to the left

Hi I have recently started to face this issue on classic 350. When I turn the Handlebar to the left all the lights are on but the engine turns off. What could be the possible reasons could anyone help ...
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Lost all power in bike

I got a 98 katana gsxf750, I was riding back from work and on my way home, all the power to my dash, lights, and buttons cut out and won’t come back. I’ve checked all the fuses, the battery is charged,...
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Indication of a seated bead

Does a tube have to 'pop' for the bead to set? I've changed the tire, pumped to 30 PSI. The line on the tire looks even across the circumference, but there was no 'pop'. Should I pump it up further? ...
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Bajaj pulsar 150 cc doesn't start

I tried to start my bajaj pulsar after a 500 km ride but it doesn't start even with kick start and also self start. I saw battery symbol blinking for a while, could it be a battery issue?
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FZR 600 not cranking

I have a 94 FZR600 that won't crank. Here are the symptoms. After turning on the ignition switch, all lights come on as expected. When I press the starter button, the headlights dim, and the starter ...
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Motorcycle: troubling starting/cutting out. Burning rubber smell coming from engine. Electrics failing on and off

as above really. It's a herald classic 125. Any help appreciated!
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Removing a welded nut

There's a nut welded on my countershaft and I don't like that. How do I remove it while minimizing the chance of damage to the countershaft's threads, as damage would necessitate: a. welding a nut ...
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Honda 1962 250 scrambler wiring

I am restoring my Brothers race bike 1962 Honda 250 scrambler , having a hard time with the wiring it doesn t have a battery just two coils ,left and right points, stator dyno, and two Mallory ...
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what are possible indications that the spark plugs of my motorcycle need replacing?

Is there a way to find out, without taking the motorcycle to a garage, that the spark plugs need changing? In other words, if one or all of the sparking plugs of my motorcycle are worn out or need a ...
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Charging problem

Ducati 450 scrambler 1975 converted to 12v with Luas Rita AB11 electronic ignition it is so easy to start with this modification I put a new original alternator 3 face that gives up to 55v at 5000rpm ...
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Bajaj Pulsar 150 2012 model engine sound

I have Bajaj Pulsar 150 2012 model and has run 51500KM as of now. Just 10/15 days back bike service is done, prior to that only had changed the engine oil. Since 2 days on accelerating a crackling ...
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2013-18 KLX250SF Alternator Upgrade Possible? Need more power for accessories

Does anybody, and I'm hoping that you do, know if there's a more powerful aftermarket alternator out there for Kawasaki 2013-18 KLX250SF dual sport bikes? (I would like to run a siriusxm radio and ...
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JASO MA confusion

Motorcycle owner's manuals say to use "THEIR" oil, mine say nothing of JASO MA anything. So....The question remains: bikes with joint clutch and engine use JASO MA, or MA2 ?
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Benelli TNT 150 has how many valves?

I know my question is out of topic but could anyone tell me if Benelli TNT 150 has 4 valves or 2? Internet wasn't helpful. I am also confused between Benelli TNT 150 and TNT 15. Thanks EDIT To make ...
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I have a 06 crf450r and having issues

It’s shifts just fine and, the back tire spins when on the stand. Whenever you get on it it won’t move except in neutral it will move like normal. Any ideas what’s wrong with my bike? I’ve done looked ...
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Patching a hole in a dirt bike exhaust

I have a 1974 Honda Xl125 exhaust pipe which has a crack in it. I attempted to weld the crack, creating a hole accidentally. How should I properly patch the hole? Here is a link to a photo for ...
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Does a motorcycle have less power when using a DC CDI?

I Have a motorcycle yamahat dt 125...123cc...The problem is that it has a very low power max it can go is 30 km/h,if you listen to it when accelerating it seems ok....I`ve tried every thing to fix it ...
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Motorcycle engine oil decreasing periodically

Why the oil is decreasing in the engine, I have to refill the oil monthly
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My bike isn't getting any power at all what should I do?

The bike is a 2013 Hyosung GT250 I've replaced all the fuses and the battery is good. But when I turn the key I don't get any power to anything at all.
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An acceleration problem with my Pulsar 150

While driving long distances sometimes my bike has problems when accelerating. It doesn't go above the speed of 40kmh - the speedo stuck at 4(max 12) even after pulling full throttle. I have to drop ...
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2013 Honda Fury

My Honda Fury developed a problem while riding the other day. The bike has been running good with no problems up to that point. While riding this weekend the bike started having trouble at low speeds ...
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Peugeot kisbee 100cc

I know less than nothing regarding engines & mechanics. This is my 1st ever scooter. Like a complete bafoon I put far to much oil in and did an 8 mile journey to work. I knew ther was something ...
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Rear wheel air leakage while riding(royal enfield classic 350)

Air leakage on rear wheel while riding.The rear wheel got wheel wobbling from last five month onwards,Then i took into RE service center and they did wheel alignment and changing swing arm bush. Even ...
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Motorcycle auxiliary light wiring

I'm adding auxiliary lights to my motorcycle (Suzuki DRZ400). My goal is to have a switch that turns the lights on, but also so the lights can't be turned on without the ignition turned on. There isn'...
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Poor Uphill acceleration [duplicate]

I have a Honda CBF 125 2010. It had a new chain and sprocket set fitted about 3-4 months ago and I have tightened the chain again since then (about a week ago). I have poor acceleration when I come to ...
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Poor Uphill acceleration and skipping gears

I have a Honda CBF125cc 2010 model. I have recently tightened the chain and changed the sprockets. In the last couple of weeks my bike seems to skip 4th gear. I can physically move the gear shifter ...
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Leaving Bike unused for 3 months

I am going out of country for 3 months is it okay if i leave the bike unused for 3 months ? and what to do to protect my bike for any loss ?
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How do I reset my check engine light in my Kawasaki Z125?

How do I reset my check engine light on my 2017 Kawasaki Z125
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2008 Honda CG 125 - Do I Need To Fully Screw in My Dipstick To Check the Oil?

I went to check the oil level on my Honda CG 125 and noticed nothing came up. However, it was on uneven ground. I then moved my bike to a flatter level and screwed my dipstick all the way in, where I ...
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why does the fan come on when I turn my key on?

I have a 1998 Vulcan 800A. When I bought it the fan kicked on after I rode it for a while. It quit working so I replaced the fan switch and sensor. Now it comes on as soon as I turn the key on. Does ...
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Carburetor float bowl not receiving fuel on a dirt bike

I replaced the leaking carburetor on my kx125 2 stroke with a carb I got on Amazon. Brand name is Koso, it's Chinese. It worked great for about an hour on the track then the bike just died and wouldn'...
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2001 Suzuki Katana 600

Was riding down the road and the bike lost all power. Checked starter relay fuse was good. Put key in ignition absolutely no power at a with the exception of the clock
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My motorbike has a clicking noise and wont start unless jump started

So a few weeks ago I went to start my bike and there was smoke coming from the underside of the fuel tank. On inspection the fuel gauge wires had burnt through the covers. Now when I go to start the ...
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How to shorten a USD fork?

I’m wondering how to shorten a USD fork about 3-4”. I know you can do internal lowering via spring cut and spacer. Is it possible to shorten the fork itself by cutting the external fork body and then ...
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Is my moto's battery dead?

I have been the owner of a Kawasaki W800 model 2012 since six years. Never had any problem with it. Three months ago, I didn't ride it at all for a few weeks, then it wouldn't start anymore (indicator ...
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Yamaha 600TT stopped, and won't restart

As I was driving home from work yesterday at around 80 km/h, my Yamaha 600TT lost electrical power all of a sudden (all dashboard lights out). At the same time, I also lost engine power, and the ...