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  1. Honda
    I'm very new to 4 stroke motorcycles, this is my first one. Had 3 different 2 strokes and never encountered anything even close to this. So I just bought a Honda CA 125 Rebel 1997 iirc, with the little twin engine. It sat for god knows how many years without being started. When i first tried...
  2. Motorcycle Repair
    Hiya guys, I have a Lifan 250-4 that won't start. It has sat for 7 months. I've managed to start it with start spray, it runs for a bit and then dies, so the spark plugs work and compression/air intake is good. Gas goes to the carburetor bowl, but wont go to the throat of the carburetor. I've...
  3. Motorcycle Repair
    hello there, i own a second hand 2003 honda NX4 Falcon, only sold in south america and portugal, and i wanted to give it some love so i decided to check if anything needed to be bought new, and i descovered that the return cable for the butterfly valve was not in place and where that cable was...
  4. Motorcycle Repair
    I'm attempting to rebuild a 1974 Suzuki RL250 Exacta. The issue: I'm struggling to accept that the floats do not attach. Obviously they do have UP printed on one side, and the carb diagram shows that they just kind of sit there. Weighing against all that is the observation that the carb body...
  5. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi, I just bought a 1983 Honda CB550 nighthawk. The bike was parked for 2 years and now wont start - I bought it in this condition. Engine cranks but not starting. Here is what I have done so far - Any ideas or help to get it started would help. 1. Checked for compression - compression is good...
  6. Motorcycle Repair
    Welcome but please introduce yourself. https://www.motorcycleforum.com/forums/new-member-introduction.305/ Hi Guys, Restoring my first bike and I am currently dismantling the carb to prep it for a soak. In the process, one of those small ball bearings popped out. I identified where it came...
  7. Vintage Forum
    Hey everyone! Recently I've been given an old sl70 from my mom and I can't figure out what these 2 pins in the carburetor are for. I don't believe its the original carburetor as we brought it to a bike shop to first get it up and running, and they had to do a bunch of weird stuff to get this...
  8. Vintage Forum
    I am looking for a set of the Mikuni BS32SS carbs. Stamped on the side is the Suzuki Part number 45400. I received the bike a project and one of the fuel / air screws on the. top of the carb had been drilled out. Having a hard time either finding the number 4 carb on that set or just finding a...
  9. Motorcycle Repair
    I recently bought a 1980 suzuki gs550e that seemed to run and drive great. The day after I bought it it fired up perfectly that morning, played a bit, then let it sit for a few hrs while doing other stuff. After a few hrs I went to ride it again and no start. It would cough but not actually...
  10. Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 2006 Yamaha XV250 (single carburetor) with 10,000 miles on it. It came with a carburetor that was running super rich. I replaced it with a chinese replica that I'm slightly suspicious of (different story), and I'm trying to get the OEM carburetor working. It runs best with the fuel...
  11. Motorcycle Repair
    I recently purchased a 1971 Honda SL125 with a few issues. The first issue was that it would not run worth a darn for more than 45 seconds. I determined that the spark plug cable was not attached to the spark plug well enough. After looking at the spark plug, I decided to install a new one...
  12. Motorcycle Repair
    I'm restoring a 1965(?) Honda S65 and I'm 99% complete. As always it's that last 1% that is the showstopper! :sad: I have it in with a mechanic at the moment and while it starts easily it won't go past idle. When he turns the throttle the engine noise goes deeper as if it's getting ready to...
  13. Motorcycle Repair
    Hello to everyone I'm a new rider and a new member here! It doesn't seem like a huge problem, but it's weird and it's bugging me so I wanted to hear from the experts. I have a 1973 Honda CB450. It starts and drives fine. The only problem is that it doesn't start with the choke closed. It only...
  14. First Bike / New Rider
    Hello Everyone. I am a newbie to bikes and not sure what I got myself into. Looking forward to and advice from the Gurus. I have received a 2009 Yamaha Vstar 650 Custom from my Uncle. According to him, the bike was parked in his covered apartment parking lot in Houston for a Year. I towed it...
  15. Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 2008 Bonneville T100 (Carbureted). Recently after riding for a while, I will come to a stop and try to go again. When giving it wide-open throttle, it will bog down really hard for about 30 seconds and only go about 5 MPH. It will also backfire at times. Then after about 30 seconds...
  16. Motorcycle Repair
    This may be a stupid question, but i have a bike and i had to recently do a whole carb cleanout for it. So i took it all apart and cleaned all the jets and needles, then put it back together and it ran fine. The problem is, the drain on the bottom of one of the carb bowl leaks rapidly. I made...
  17. Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys! I got my first bike about a month ago. Ran ok for a few weeks, fell in love with it, went out of town for a couple weeks (battery reserve plugged in) and wouldn't start when I got back. It would crank but it wouldn't hold an idle and eventually wouldn't start. Decided to clean the...
  18. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all, I bought this old beat up 2002 Ninja 250 as my first bike about 2 years ago and it ran well for a summer. Last year it had some trouble with idling and this year after sitting all winter (about 4 months) I found that it wouldn't start. I took out and cleaned my carburetors, put the bike...
  19. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all, Quite new to motorcycle maintenance here - recently I left my 2004 Ninja 250 sitting for a few months. It was running a bit rough when I returned to it so I pulled the carb and use carb cleaner and some wire to clean the main and pilot jet. This is a procedure that I've completed...
  20. Motorcycle Repair
    So I have a 1985 Honda shadow 500cc that I've purchased as my first bike. She's only got about 16000 miles, and was running great when I first bought her. Recently, I took a break from riding, because it was too hot outside, and I also forgot to put the cover on. It, of course, rained like...
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