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  1. Left the key in the ignition, now dead. What to do? push start/jump it..???

    Motorcycle Repair
    Do I got to Auto Zone and get a portable battery charger? WIll that work? Push start it? Never done it, the light is completely off/dead. Does it matter? Auto Zone charges them for free. That sounds easy but might be easier to just buy a portable charger? I have AAA but not a separate...
  2. Battery or something else?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all! I am a first time motorcycle owner (and the only one in my family). I have a 2006 Suzuki Boulevard s40 that won't start. Initially, I thought it was a bad battery so the first thing I did was check the charge. The old battery wouldn't recharge so I bought a new one. I installed the...
  3. 1973 Honda CB450 Losing Power

    Vintage Forum
    Hey Y'all, I just bought a 1973 Honda CB450. It's been running fine until a couple days ago. What happens is I'll be cruising along in 3rd or 4th gear at <30mph and suddenly lose about half my power. When I slow to a stop and put in the clutch the engine dies, but when I release the clutch the...
  4. Honda CG 125 2008, Extreme battery drain with key on, engine off.

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me. I have a honda CG 125 2008 and I am having a problem with the electrics. The problem is as follows: - Battery charge: 12.9 v - Turn key on: Battery begins to loose voltage at a very fast rate, roughly 1v every 1s. - Key off...
  5. 1975 honda XL250 electrical problem

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just got my first motorcycle recently, a vintage honda XL250, seemingly in great shape. The first thing I did was replace the battery because it was old and only $20 to replace, but it's been having very strange electrical problems ever since. With the new battery in it, everything will work...
  6. Advantage of LED lights and regular bulbs

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    75 watt vs 5 watt led light bulbs on motorcycles. Which is best for your battery life expectancy? With exception to Halogen, HID
  7. 1981 Suzuki GS550t help

    Motorcycle Repair
    New rider here looking for some help. Purchased a used (obviously) 1981 Suzuki GS550t about a month ago. Rode it home after I purchased it and again the next day and didn't have any troubles. I've been out of town the last three weeks for work. I tried to ride it again this morning and have been...
  8. Hello Everyone....

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I'm new for this forum community. I loves bikes and have little bit knowledge about electric problem of bikes. So please here everyone help and support me.
  9. 1998 honda cbr600 f3 wont start

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello I am not a very mechanical person and I have run into a problem with my bike so i will describe it the best I can. I parked my bike in my garage worked fine that day. next day i went to start it and the bike wouldnt start up normally for it to start up i had to hold the throttle down for...
  10. A newb and a battery problem. Help!

    Motorcycle Repair
    Just got my first bike the other day. Honda cb125, nice little bike! Has a couple of other minor fixes to be made, so I'm sure you'll be hearing from me again. :P Bought it with the battery flat. Went to switch out the new one, and when I hooked it up the wires near the battery started...
  11. Motorcycle battery maintanence

    First Bike / New Rider
    How often does one typically put their battery on a battery maintainer? I usually only drive like ~1-2 miles a day and after about two weeks of having a new fully charged battery, I have a dead battery. Is this normal? My mother had a scooter, and under the same circumstances, she never had to...
  12. Please help identify this wire

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi there, Yesterday a wire came loose and broke off the alternator of my bike. The bike is a 2000 Triumph Sprint 955 RS. I tried using electrical tape to connect the wire back to the plug thing. The battery is no longer charging and the bike now won't start. Pictures are below: As you can see...
  13. Hooked battery up the wrong way.

    So I was being really stupid and didn't think that a second battery I was hooking up would have the polarities switched. When I hooked it up I did hear a little buzz for maybe a quarter of a second. After I realized the problem I unhooked it and checked the fuse (bike only has one, 1982 GS450...
  14. Honda Starting issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    1985 Nighthawk 450CC. Battery replaced last October... iffy. Got one "at cost" from a friend who put it in, but the bike ran all winter. Wouldn't start in June. Had to connect my 2V charger. Started, ran fine. Then, the end of July, I drove it 7 miles. Stopped for gas. Wouldn't start. Got it...
  15. Super cheap&easy LED mod! ~5$

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hi, I just finnished putting some LED's on my CBR125. Here's how it looks: CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO It only cost me a total of about $5, and I got the parts of eBay. You can do this wherever you live, since they offer free international shipping. If anybody wants me to do another video on how I...
  16. Battery?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 2005 Suzuki gs500f. It worked fine for about 2 months and then it would die in the middle of a ride and wouldn't start. I put a new battery in it and it worked for about a month. Then I went to start it one morning after it was sitting for maybe 2 days and it wouldn't start. Tried...
  17. time to replace battery?

    Motorcycle Repair
    1998 Honda VT750 Sometimes when I turn the key and push the starter switch, it buzzes and the lights shut off. Turn the key off and on, and the lights don't turn on. I'd loosen the screws on the battery and tighten them up again, and then the lights come on and can start the engine. While...
  18. New to Forum, looking for repair advise

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings all, Currently, i am riding a 2002 Honda Shadow ACE, and it has been a good bike for the past 2 yrs. a month or so ago, i knocked the snowflakes off, and began the chilly rides back to work. all seemed good, until one day, she wouldnt start. Hard to seems like an...
  19. Battery voltage fluxuation

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I'm working on lights for a 97 suzuki intruder 800. I know that the power to the lights can fluctuate between 11 and 14 volts, but is that going to be a constant fluctuation or just voltages that it may be at, at times? Thanks
  20. Batteries are boiling when charging...what gives?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have two old Japanese motorcycles and recently I have been struck with bad battery luck. I have had them hooked up to battery tenders (trickle chargers) for days on end to keep the battery fresh. Well I just started noticing that the batteries are boiling...or at least thats how they sound...