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  1. CG125 1979 Electrical problems

    Honda
    Hello Everyone I would love some help with my 1979 CG125. I recently stripped the bike pretty far down and made some changes changed the handlebar, removed the indicators, added a horn switch, changed the tailight. and guess what? Its blowing fuses now ! :-0 I have found a few not great...
  2. 1967 Yamaha YCS1 180cc Build

    New Member Introductions
    New to this forum but I've been working on my resto for a couple months now and have recently hit a wall. It's a 1967 Yamaha YCS1, last registered in Montana in 1974 according to the stickers on the plate, and probably hasn't ran much since then. A few things I've done so far: New battery...
  3. Honda cg125 1989 electrical fault

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys, This completely baffled me and my boyfriend so I wasn't too sure where to go. So I recently got my first bike after passing my CBT. This is a Honda CG 125 1989 model. Amazing bike. Had some issues when I first got it but ran like a complete dream for over a month until the other...
  4. Help w/possible electrical short after highway adventure... New Rider!

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey - so disclaimer: I am new, and know very little about bikes.. I would love to learn and appreciate any help. I apologize ahead of time if I ask stupid questions! Was riding my new-to-me bike on the highway (97 Suzuki Savage 650), and heard a rattling sound from behind me. I pulled off ASAP...
  5. 1993 Kawasaki ZX7 Starting Problems

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently got The bike stated, the guy who sold it to me had it sitting for well over a year after he wrecked on another bike. When i got it, it would turn over and while it was hard to turn on, with a good mix of choke and throttle it would fire up, and would stay on for as long you kept it...
  6. Wiring harness Build

    Motorcycle Repair
    Im still having trouble getting my bike to start. I thinks its a bad wire but I just cant find it. There are a few splices in the wiring harness that I think are from a previous owner, maybe not I dont know. Would it be more work to try to build a new harness (All the ones online look just as...
  7. Wired up new ignition switch, but turn signals aren't working correctly

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm trying to get a new ignition switch wired up correctly on my 1978 Honda CB400 Hawk 2. The switch is one of those "auto" style, or more accurately, boat ignition switches that turns the bike on in the first position and turns over the motor in the second position. So I've removed the old...
  8. Multimeters

    Tool Talk
    New to the motorcycle repair world, I had to pick up my first multimeter. With so many options online I had no idea what to get. Usually when it comes to buying tools I like to spend the extra cash and get something that I know is a great product. But I know I dont need an extravagant multimeter...
  9. 1981 Yamaha Virago 750cc: Bike won't start (Electrical)

    Motorcycle Repair
    Okay, So I have a 81 Yamaha Virago. When I bought it, the bike was in good working order, had a few cosmetic issues, apparently though while sitting in my garage a gremlin broke in and ruined it, or I am just very unlucky. So basically my bike wont turn over, click, chug or start for that...
  10. 1983 honda vt750c starting issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    So i just got this bike. 1983 honda vt750c. Changed out old oil and filter. Rebuilt starter with a brand new starter rebuild kit and bought a brand new battery. The engine turns by spinning the rear tire and if you take out at least 2 of the plugs the starter will turn engine. The second you...
  11. Something electrical

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 88' Yamaha Radian (I'm a backyard mechanic) that I replaced the motor on because it had a bad cylinder. Was starting and running before I had replaced the motor. Before I installed the new motor I tested It, turned over and had good compression. Well problem is now that I installed the...
  12. arcing

    Suzuki
    I have a v twin 750 86 intruder; I noticed there is a small arc jumping from the spark plug to the head I was wondering wtf is going on!!! Bad ground? As well the battery is brand new and not barley holding 14v. It barley starts after sitting for a day. Just trying to take advantage of the few...
  13. Tail Light Doesn't Work ... but it does?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I bought an 85 Honda Nighthawk cb450 the other day. Most of the bike seems to be good but there's a very odd issue with the tail light. With the ignition in the Run position the headlight works but the tail light is out. If I apply either brake then the tail and brake light bulbs light up. If...
  14. 2007 suzuki boulevard c90 Blinkers not working

    Motorcycle Repair
    Recently i had my blinkers randomly stop working they are on for day time running lights but if I try to use the turn signal nothing happens i replaced the relay and checked the fuses has anyone else run across this issue or know how to fix thank you in advance.
  15. honda twinstar taillight

    Honda
    any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!! ive got all the electrical issues figured out on my 1980 Honda twinstar. it has already been converted to a 12v system. everything works perfect except for the damned tail light. it lights up when brakes applied but ive got no running light...
  16. CB350 electrical short

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm a new rider that just bought a '72 Honda CB350. She runs and drives great but has some electrical issues. Mainly, whenever I try to use the right blinker it shorts into the neutral light, pops the main fuse and kills the engine. I'm not sure where the short is. Is there somewhere I...
  17. Only Headlight Works

    Motorcycle Repair
    So yesterday I took my bike out for a ride and on the way back it started to rain a bit. Luckily, I got home before it started hailing. When I pulled the bike into the garage my LED's that I installed on the front and rear of the bike were flickering. I assumed it was from the water...
  18. electrical issue with my 1981 CM400

    Honda
    my headlamp works, the turn signals work (when activated), the brake light works (when brake applied). what DOESN'T work: speedometer/tachometer illumination, turn signals are not 'always on' (when not activated), the back light. i checked fuses and obvious connections--seems to be ok. here's...
  19. Questions about light on a bike

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    My friend just got a*1997 suzuki intruder 800. He's asking me to make him a custom LED tail light, which I would love to do. I'm not concerned about the actual light unit, but I know nothing about motorcycles so I want to get it straight before I start planning.* It will be a tail/brake/blinker...
  20. 1973 honda sl 125 headlights not working

    Honda
    hi i have a 1973 honda sl 125, it runs good, only thing is, the headlights, neutral light, backlighting for the guages, and taillight doesn't work, headlight and tail lights i know have good bulbs, (just checked) also the kill switch on the handlebar does not do anything, however the ignition...
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