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  1. 1979 Suzuki GS550L bogs out at 30 MPH

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just got my first bike, it's a 79 Suzuki GS550L, and when I got it it wouldn't start. I took the tank off and throughly cleaned it, changed the fuel filter, and put premium gas in it and it fired right up. It idles at around 4000 RPM which I know is not right at all, I have to give it a lot of...
  2. Honda CX500 trouble.

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just bought a 1979 Honda CX 500 Custom that only was running on one clyinder, most of the time. When it did run on two, which was not very often, it instantly went back to one when I opened up. The guy I got it from thought that the coil was bad but I tested for spark and it was good. So then...
  3. First Bike 1979 Honda CX500 Custom

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm 17 and just bought my first bike, a 1979 Honda CX500 Custom. It only ran on one cylinder when I bought it and I am attempting to fix it up. The guy who sold it to me thought that it had a bad coil, but I checked it and I'm getting healthy spark. Next I thought I had better focus on the fuel...
  4. Help! Engine trouble with first bike!

    Honda
    I just bought my first bike. It is a 1979 Hondamatic 400 Hawk. Had been sitting a long time, so my buddy who rides and does a bit of work on bikes said he could help me get it running. We took apart and cleaned the carbs, got some new gas and oil in there and a new battery. It started right up...
  5. Help! Engine trouble with first bike!

    First Bike / New Rider
    I just bought my first bike. It is a 1979 Hondamatic 400 Hawk. Had been sitting a long time, so my buddy who rides and does a bit of work on bikes said he could help me get it running. We took apart and cleaned the carbs, got some new gas and oil in there and a new battery. It started right up...
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