Questions tagged [motorcycle]

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

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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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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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2018 BMW S1000RR hesitates when hot

Recently got the bike serviced. Its done 5500 KMS. But soon after the 2nd service , I started experiencing engine hesitation issues , especially around 4 to 6000 rpm , regardless of gear. The engine ...
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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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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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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 or ...
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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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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. ...
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How bar ends helps in reducing handle bar vibrations on motorcycle?

I understand the basics of the resonance and how it works. Now the case is, there are vibrations from my motorcycle engine which then gets transferred to the handlebar. The motorcycle came with ...
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How often and for how long a motorbike (Honda CBR 919 RR Fireblade) needs to run in order to be healthy?

I love my motorcycle but I have been thinking about coming to work by bicycle sometimes. My motorcycle is a 1998 Honda CBR 918RR Fireblade I currently use it every week day. On Mondays, after being ...
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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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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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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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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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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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