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  1. 1981 Suzuki GS550T; Won't turn over and oil light won't turn off.

    Motorcycle Repair
    Afternoon Everyone! Recently changed the oil and put in new filter, changed spark plugs and charged the battery. The bike sounds like it wants to start and turn over but its having a lot of issues. The oil light wont turn off either so not sure if oil is getting to the engine or not. Thinking...
  2. Need advice on maintenance of carbs

    How To
    Hello, Got an '03 Honda Shadow Ace 750. I bought it with 14,000 miles on it and have put 15,000 on it in 6 months. I'm a delivery driver so I that's why it has gotten so many miles (mostly city miles). I've done all routine maintenance, but I really feel it's time for valve clearance adjustment...
  3. 1985 Yamaha FJ600 carb question

    First Bike / New Rider
    I have an 85' Yamaha fj600 and the carbs are missing some parts for the fuel mixture screw. and i cant seem to find much on it. I'm looking for the washers and O-rings for them or at least part numbers for these pieces. Any help would be greatly appreciated as i'm coming up with almost nothing...
  4. Suzuki DR125 won't start unless I jump up and down on seat...

    Motorcycle Repair
    And then when it fires, it runs rough, then when I try to give any gas, it dies instantly. I removed carb, cleaned, adjusted float and set everything back to factory settings. Put together and it did the same thing. Jump up and down on seat while trying to start, and it starts. Then dies giving...
  5. '81 Honda Twinstar cm200t carb trouble

    First Bike / New Rider
    I hopped on my bike yesterday and it had a rough start. Lately it's been starting first try with the power start and everything. This time it sputtered and would barely stay on even while I played with the choke. I thought it just needed to warm up because it's done this before, so I took it...
  6. 2-stroke carb issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all, I have a 1981 Kawasaki KE100. It was a good price, and kind of an impulse buy. After working on it for some time I seem to be stuck on an issue. The bike doesn't seem to want to idle at all and it will often die when I am at low throttle also. I can get the bike started with the...
  7. Air/Fuel Mixture Screw Adjustments

    Vintage Forum
    I have an 1981 Suzuki GS550T and i've modified it alot i have put on k&n air filters and a MAC 4-to-1 exaust and iv rejet it. But here is the issue in doing so im not sure where my air/fuel mixture screws go anymore i drilled the plugs out and replaced the screws and well now im stuck i just...
  8. '02 KX-60 stale gas?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Okay, so I recently decided I am going to sell my 2002 KX-60 because me now being 6'2 160lbs, it's safe to say that I've outgrown it substantially. However, It's been sitting in the dark part of my hangar for the better part of 3 years without running, and I'm afraid that the gas has gone stale...
  9. 1982 Yamaha Xj500 carb issue

    Vintage Forum
    I have an xj500. the last time i drove it, it flooded the crank with gas to a point it was leaking out the sides of the seals. any ideas?