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  1. First Bike / New Rider
    Hi! I am fairly new to riding. Got my license in September and my bike in January. My car crapped out on me, so I rely on my motorcycle as my main mode of transportation everywhere (thankfully, everything I need is within a 5 mile radius). I ride a Yamaha V-Star 250. Unfortunately, I don't know...
  2. Motorcycle Repair
    I recently repainted my candy red '85 Rebel 250 matte black with plasti dip. This involved removing the front and rear fenders along with the gas tank and repainted them. After painting and reassembling, the bike just wouldn't start! As soon as I tipped it over to put it back into the garage...
  3. Motorcycle Repair
    I recently bought a 2002 Honda Shadow 600 VLX DLX. I bought it used on Craigslist with only 8,8XX miles on it. It runs amazing, no problems with anything. After taking it on the highway, going faster than I normally go (55+), I felt gas droplets on my leg, but not enough gas to actually make my...
  4. General Motorcycle Discussion
    I have been hearing about E15 pump gas, from all that I have read it is murder on an engine and actually not to be run in anything older than mid 2000's. I know that there have been some inquires from the AMA as to why we need E15. Anyone have any thoughts on or ethanol in general. Do any of...
  5. Motorcycle Repair
    I recently purchased a 1997 Triumph Thunderbird. I've been tracking the mileage with every fill up of the tank. I've gone from 47 mpg, to 42, and yesterday was at 39 mpg. I know mileage can vary, but this seems like a bit much. What should I check and/or be aware of that would make the...
  6. Suzuki
    I dumped my bike, now the only thing I need for it to be completely restored is a fuel tank and a rear fender. The fender I could care less about but if I find one I'd buy it. I REALLY NEED A TANK! PLEASE HELP! The bike is my only vehicle and without it I can't even get to a job
  7. Paint Jobs & Paint Tech
    On my motorcycle there is a gas stain on the tank of the bike and it was there when i bought it. I can't post links yet but Now the stain goes down the side about another 5 inches. What should i do to try and get rid of it to make it match with the rest of the bike and to get back its shiny...
  8. How To
    You don't need any fancy pump to drain your tank, only a hose and a rag. Stick the hose in the tank all the way to the bottom. Wrap the rag around the hose at the tank to "seal" the opening. It doesn't have to seal well at all. Blow hard into the hose to put some pressure in the tank...
  9. First Bike / New Rider
    Ok...I'm sick of these gass prices. I got a van to be practical because I work and have worked for dog kennels where I needed to tote dogs around all the time. WIll my van eats up a lot of gas. I have always wanted a motorcycle and I have a few questions about the Honda Rebel. How is it on...
  10. Honda
    I have a 1973 honda CB 450, the tank is very rusted and I have tried repeatedly to clean out the tank, every time the rust seems to return, and it's gotten to the point where it cloged the fuel line and the petcock. I read some about people recommending abrasives others recommending chemical...
  11. Harley Davidson and Buell
    i pull into a gas station with my pal Private Bush, its packed, 14 pumps. he takes pump 10 and across is pump 14. i head for pump 14 and when i pull in theres a this dude with a huge truck waving at me as hes filling up. i think hes trying to tell me the pumps messed so i turn off open up the...
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