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

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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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Switched power wire on 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRx

I have a 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRx, and need to find a wire that can act as a switched power source. My aftermarket lights (Denali D4) are connected directly to the battery, but I need a ...
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Dominar only starts when I press the clutch( even if its in neutral)

My Dominar was completely submerged during the recent Kerala floods and is now with the service center for more than a month. The headlight, ECU was replaced (also some valves connecting the engine). ...
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2001 Yamaha Royal Star 1300

I just bought a crashed motorcycle from my neighbor but is not driveable because the forks need to be replaced. Does anyone know if I can replace them with forks from a different brand, maybe honda ...
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No compression with new cylinder

Last year I was riding my motorcycle, and the motor turned off while driving. It was a harsh stop, it didn't die slowly like when there is no fuel left. After checking the compression (which didn't ...
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Why are my gears slipping on my bike?

I adjusted my bars i put bigger ones but didnt change any wires. I noticed my bike not going into gear like it used to before I put the new bars. Maybe its slipping. Can anyone help me?
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Gear selector hard shifting gears

I have a 2006 YZ250F, and whenever I go to shift gears while riding sometimes I really have to kick it hard. Sometimes even twice cause the first one didn't do it. I fiddled with my clutch lever cable ...
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150cc chinease dirt bike powerloss bad backfire and no idle

I have a 150cc Chinese dirt bike. About a month ago it started to bog a lot. It could only start on choke, so I took apart the carburetor, cleaned it and put it back together. The problem still there. ...
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Rear brake not working motorcycle

So I changed the brake fluid on both brakes on my motorcycle and now the rear just slips. I can feel the break 'grab' in the pedal but the brake disc just slips right through. Now I did end up getting ...
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Damaged bearing seal

I've damaged the crankshaft bearing seal while removing the crankshaft seal with a pick. See the pic, the worst part is the ~1 mm2 flap near the edge. What are the consequences of this and how can I ...
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My motorcycle is making whirrng grinding noise

My Suzuki Gixxer 155 is making a weird grinding whirring noise. The noise is there when the clutch is open. As soon as I pull the clutch the noise goes away and there is no noise in neutral too or ...
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Motorcycle frame slider bolt breaking off too often

I use Puig R12 frame sliders on my Yamaha R3 motorcycle. The frame sliders are held in place by 12.9 grade stainless steel bolts (https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-information/materials-and-grades/...
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Suzuki TU250X motorcycle only cranks when engine turned over by pushing in gear (electronic ignition)

I have a 2000 Suzuki TU250x. It's had a intermittent problem using the electronic ignition to start the bike. Turn the key, hold in the clutch, lift kickstand, click the fuel pump relay switch, hear ...
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Honda CBR150 Race Bike Engine Problems

I have a Honda CBR150 race bike with some engine problems. The bike struggles to start, think of the way a carburetor bike would struggle to start if it hasn't been run in a long time, but it does it ...
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My rear disc brake became slippery

Yesterday i Lubed my chain and Sprocket. On the other side there was rear brake disc. So while spraying on chain and sprocket some oil through spray went on to disc. Now after that brake not working. ...
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2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750

I have a 2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750. I bought it in 2014. (My first motorcycle) I have intentionally run it till I had to switch to reserve to check how many miles I can go on a full tank. The first ...
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Getting the clutch back together

I'm having trouble getting the clutch back together on my DR650. I'm following this guide. Everything is assembled back, but the clutch lever feels light when being pulled in and doesn't return after....
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Can I use a yoshimura exhaust in any bike?

I have an old Triumph motorcycle 955i that im customising. I want to change the exhaust and use a second hand yoshimura cheap one Is that possible? Or the exhaust needs to handle different pressure ...
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Trouble Starting Scooter after Replacing Carbeurator

Background Recently my scooter was having trouble getting up to full speed and was jerking slightly, but only when I gave it a lot of gas or going above around 35 miles an hour. After some research, ...
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Left motorcycle lights on all night; won't turn on

I got a 2017 Yamaha FZ07. I accidentally left the key on came back to my bike the next day and it’s completely dead tried to jump start got nothing tried push starting it started but when i slowed ...
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Why would this happen:

If anybody could help me understand this behavior, I'd be grateful: 2003 R1 5PW, Fuel-injected, has an alarm/immobilizer fitted, doesn't report any fault codes: Motorcycle would occasionally (three ...
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Need Help Diagnosing and Fixing my Kawasaki Ninja

First time poster here. I have a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - this is a bit of a story and I try and keep it short. A couple weeks ago my bike was having trouble - when I would rev the engine in low ...
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2005 suzuki gsxr 600 won't start

My bike simply won't start after I replaced the side stand relay, the economy, check all the fuses. It turns over but doesn't start. All my relays work. My fuel pump works. But when I turn the key, ...
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Suzuki SD 110 cc

bike almost 9 years old, replaced carburetor once so it is 5 years working perfect. few days ago i changed gas filter because it was looking too sluggy. (petrol filter that not actually installed by ...
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2004 97cc Jonny pagsta mini chopper

Ok. My motorcycle wouldn't start today so I changed all the fluids and cleaned out the carb and jets set the air flow and idle screws back to what they were set to and the bike started and actually ...
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Milky Motorcycle Engine Oil

Good day, I recently replaced the engine oil and it was milky. Water mixed with the oil. Is there any sense in the following process? Drain all the milky oil. Fill the engine with WD-40. Spin the ...