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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Premium vs plain gas consumption on long trip [duplicate]

I mostly ride my motorcycle on long trips distances of 200-250km with an average 100-120km/h speeds and using almost exclusively premium gasoline. My motorcycle is a Yamaha Fazer which does not ...
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2006 GSX 600F Suzuki Katana won’t engage starter

Bought a used katana gsx600f 2006.cannot get it to turn over.battery good, Clutch lever engaged,kickstand up,push starter button,starter solenoid not clicking. Can short over relay & motor turns ...
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steering treehouse/stem, forks replaced now it wont start

Are there safety features such as the kickstand being down, clutch in or a loose ground wire that effects the start button directly? If so, what grounds do I check on my 2001 Suzuki Katana 600f?
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Install cutoff switch to solve an intermittent battery drain?

Bike: 2018 Husqvarna FE350 I have an intermittent battery drain. Sometimes when I park (turn bike off and take out the key) the bike for 12 hours or so, the battery will be dead. Sometimes, the ...
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Why don't cars have multiple disk clutches as motorcycles do?

We know from our experience so far that wet multiple disk clutches like these used on motorcycles have a way longer life that single disk clutches used in car engines. Why don't cars use the same ...
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Why can't you kick-start a bike if it's in gear?

In a car with a manual transmission, you can start it by taking the car out of gear and pressing the clutch, then turning the ignition. You can also start it by pressing the clutch without actually ...
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Low Power Even at Max Rev

I have a 200cc motorcycle which i use for daily ride to my work for just around 20 minutes only. I always had this problem of having low power after I decelerate using engine brake. Here is the ...
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How to drain the fuel tank on a first gen (2000) SV650?

I’ve got some fuel line (top yellow fuel line in picture) from the petcock to a gas can. I disconnected the vacuum line. I read some cryptic hints about Mity-vacs and opening the throttle but ...
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Mixing oils of different viscosity

Hi everybody i am asking this question mostly in the context of motorcycle engine but i think the same basic principles apply on a car engine as well. I have changed my motorcycle engine oil with ~...
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Hi I have a 1982 Honda magna motorcycle my rear wheel locked up while i was ridding

I have a 82 Honda Magna. I was riding down a hill and it just locked up on me. I skidded for about 5 feet and it wouldn’t budge. After yanking it back and forth for a while it broke free and I was ...
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Motorcycle won't start

My bike (Honda Hornet 160R) has been resting idly for more than a week. It has both a kick-starter and an electric starter. When I tried to start my bike day a couple of days back, I found the kick-...
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Gas leaking from this tube,wondering what exactly this tube is

Hello, I'm fairly new to mechanics of motorcycle(riding for 2 years but never tried to repair it myself till last month). As I noticed I am using way more gas than usual and there was gas odor, then ...
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Bike engine stops when riding and starts before bike stops

I have new Honda Shine SP 125cc bike. It traveled near about 100 KM. What I found today, while riding, engine suddenly shut off at low speed and when I press the clutch and release it, engine starts ...
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New motorcycle missed first service oil change by 4k km…what could be the consequences?

So I was looking to buy a used Kawasaki z250, 1 cylinder bike that has around 5k km under his belt. Everything went fine untill I discovered it didn't get its first service at 1000km. I know that ...
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Vehicle suddenly shuts off while riding

I've been an owner of pulsar NS200 2017 model for about 1.5 years now , recently when I was commuting in my city at around 30kmph , the bike began to lose power and shut off . I pulled over and after ...
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Removal of oil filter rotor lock nut and washer on 4 stroke

I am currently attempting a transmission repair on an old honda xl125 motor. I have been following the clives manual with very little issue. However upon attempting to remove the clutch I am being ...
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Motorcycle won't start at all

I have a 2006 Honda TMX 155 which has 155 cc 4-stroke OHV honda engine. It was garaged for about two years and I decided to make it my first project to get it up in running. I'm new to motorcycles, ...
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Virago sat for 15 years, won't start

My boyfriend owns a 1982 Yamaha Virago 750 and it's getting too much gas and won't start. Mind you that the bike had sat for 15 years before he got it. Help please.
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Sounds like I go into neutral when accelerating

I have a 2016 harley street 500. In any of the gears after I add more throttle half way through I wont advance as much and it just sounds like I'm in neutral. This is my first bike and I'm not quite ...
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Slight Slip on motorcycle braking

Four months ago i bought a used motorcycle (FZ8 Fazer non ABS model) with 5000km on it. These kilometers were traveled by the previous owner in a period of about 4 years (VERY light use) and for the ...
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Ignition coil upgrade

My motorcycle felt unresponsive these past few days and found out that it was caused by a weak spark because the ignition coil is about to go bust. Since I am thinking about doing an upgrade to a ...
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Outside temperature vs recommended oil viscocity

Recommended oil viscosity is 10W30 for my motorcycle but temperature outside is getting higher these days it reaches upto 38 degrees on some days.Is is fine to continue to use 10w30 grade oil or I can ...
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How did this fairing get a scratch here? [closed]

I had just purchased this bike a couple of weeks before, however I just noticed this scratch on my faring , on the left side near to the visor. Can anybody tell me how this occurred? And how can it be ...
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My bike bike Suzuki Fiero (2001 Model) missing and jumping, reducing power when riding in rain

My bike bike Suzuki Fiero (2001 Model) missing and jumping, reducing power when riding in rain. As per the instruction from Mechanic i changed the following ... Changed Spark Plug and adapter Cleaned ...

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