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  1. Dropped bike, won't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all. I have an '86 450. Yesterday, I dropped my bike at a very slow speed... I was just pulling out of a parking space and flubbed a turn. Stupid, really. I wasn't even on the road yet. In any case, I must have knocked something loose... because about three blocks away, the bike started...
  2. Burned bad by local dealer, and it's not over yet.

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I'll try to make this concise. Wanted a new 2012 Suzuki Vstrom 650 adventure. Emailed/talked with local dealers. Found one in stock. Also found one in a neighboring state for sale/less. Emailed local dealer asking if they could match the price, they agreed. Saw the bike last Wednesday in the...
  3. New rider chiming in

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am a new rider here in the beautiful pacific northwest. Starting riding with a msf course in October and bought my first bike in February. Bought a visually challenged first year 1977 Suzuki GS 750. I know it's a bit large for a first bike but after the initial learning curve I am very...
  4. HELP! Fuel Tank Protection

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello all I am a fresh member of the two-wheeler club. I recently bought a 1995 Kawasaki 600 and am trying to prepare for riding. I am taking my MSF course this weekend but I am still cognizant of the fact that I will probably be dropping my motorcycle at least once in the near future. So Im...
  5. Dropped bolt down...

    Suzuki
    Anyone here know a lot about late 80's gsxr motors? I have a 97 bandit, and was doing valve cover work, when a bolt fell down the cam chain crevice. im getting a flexible magnet-on-a-stick tomorrow to try and fish it out. if that doesnt work im taking the exhaust and oil pan off. hoping i wont...
  6. Both warning lights are on

    Motorcycle Repair
    So today I dropped my bike. Thankfully no scratches or dents. But now both the oil pressure and coolant warning lights are on. Its a Kawasaki Vulcan 500 and i dropped it on the kick stand side. I let it sit for a few hours and cranked it back up... same thing. Any ideas? This is my first...
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