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  1. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi First a little background. I have a 25 year old 250 Virago that was left for 15 or more years. I have ridden it for about 5 years and the electrics often need attention. I have replaced the rectifier/regulator twice as they "go bad" - delivering 15 to 18 DC volts as they fail - and I have...
  2. General Motorcycle Discussion
    I just bought a 1977 Suzuki GS750 the other day and I was able to get it started up if I jump start it. The whole fuel system is looking great but for some reason my bike isn't wanting to rev up or give me much power. I found out that if I keep the jumper cables connected to the bike battery and...
  3. Motorcycle Repair
    Just bought a 93' CBR600F2. I bought it pretty cheap so its no wonder there are problems with it, plus i've been reading everywhere that this is a common issue with hondas. The only info ive found online so far say it could be the rec/reg, which it has a new one and it seems like somebody...
  4. Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, So I got my bike running finally. It wasn't long before the bike started to drain my battery (I tested my new battery multiple times to be sure that it wasn't the problem). I broke out my voltmeter and this is what I found: -When bike is running and at idle it would sit above 12v...
  5. Motorcycle Repair
    hi i have a 1980 Honda cm400t with around 21500 miles the bike was running great up until recently. lost the key so i put a switch on for the lights and power over a year ago. it runs around 10.5 volts when the lights are on but when the power switch is off it runs at 13 volts with the battery...
  6. 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 explain.....it seems like an...
  7. General Motorcycle Discussion
    batteries lose charge and bike stalls. this happened after they added LED turn signal lights to the rear fender. what could they have messed up or shorted in that area of the bike? how do you find the diodes on this bike also in relation to looking at the bike from each side? Ray
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