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  1. 1981 Yamaha Virago 750cc: Bike won't start (Electrical)

    Motorcycle Repair
    Okay, So I have a 81 Yamaha Virago. When I bought it, the bike was in good working order, had a few cosmetic issues, apparently though while sitting in my garage a gremlin broke in and ruined it, or I am just very unlucky. So basically my bike wont turn over, click, chug or start for that...
  2. '81 Honda CB650 Carb Issue

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1981 Honda cb650. I'm having trouble with gas flowing out the vent t's. The floats are not adjustable and I have new needles installed. I only have gas flowing out the right two carbs but not sure which carb since the vent hose is in between. I'm not sure how to get this stopped...
  3. Clacking metallic sound coming from '81 Honda CM400C

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi everyone, I'm having some disturbing sounds coming out of my bike and it seems to be getting worse. There is a high speed/high frequency clacking and almost sometimes grindy metallic sound coming from my '81 CM400C that I recently got (this is my first Honda). It was fine for the first...
  4. 1981 Yamaha XT250 cam removal

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi, all. Working on a 1981 Yamaha XT250H So I pulled the top end with hopes of replacing my valves (all symptoms pointed to an air leak and I fixed all the other potential causes, so I'm thinking my valves weren't sealing right). Got my valve covers off, got everything off I could. Now I'm...
  5. 1981 Honda CB750 Custom won't start

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey everyone, I just bought my first bike and wanted to put some work into it so I bought once needing a new stator. I was told it would start after this...well it doesn't. I have put in a new battery, a stator, a new starter solenoid relay and still nothing. It used to start to turn but would...
  6. texas 81gs1000

    New Member Introductions
    new to tha bike world ... was in the army for five years as a mechanic , allways wanted to get into bikes .. so i did lol .. bought a bobber 81 gs1000 project... and a broke down ready to rebuild gs1000 motor ... this is my first exploit into the motorcycle world .. but so far iam sure this wont...
  7. 1981 gs550t, ongoing problem, beginner needs help

    Picked up this bike a while back after it sat a few years. Took it to Blackmans cycle center in emmaus,pa. Had the carbs rebuilt, and the bike started and ran for a week Bike began to not start back up after driving somewhere. Strong smell of gas. After trying to start for a while all the gas...
  8. 1981 Honda GL1100 Foot Rear Brake Help

    My dad and I were riding last month and all of a sudden, after we came to a stop, he released his foot brake on his 81' GL1000 and it rose above its normal resting position by about 2 inches. It is still functional, but he says its very uncomfortable to reach. Any advice on how to repair this so...
  9. '81 Honda Twinstar issue

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, but this is my first bike.... I have a 1981 Honda Twinstar (CM200T). It's small, but until recently has been a sweet ride. I've had it about a year. It used to start up and run like a charm on the first kick. (electric start was disabled...