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  1. Yamaha dragstar 125 Issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys! So I've bought a Yamaha drag star 125 (my first bike!) about a month ago, and have recently have started to get issues with it. And as I don't trust myself yet to do any diagnostics myself I want to get your opinions! So the issues are: When I start the bike in neutral and switch to...
  2. HONDA FT500 Starter Gears

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just got my 82 Honda FT500 Running after sitting for 7 months, I rode her 4 days and tried to start her today after already riding for a bit. The starter would make sound as she was trying but no noise from the motor. I opened the starter pinion cover to reveal that the teeth on the drive gear...
  3. Parking in Neutral

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    A motorcycle mechanic told me this morning, that leaving the bike in gear causes the transmission springs to wear out prematurely. Is this a generally accepted idea, or one that is controversial or just untrue?
  4. trouble shifting gears

    First Bike / New Rider
    This is the most basic of basic questions that I need help with! I have a Honda CL160, and I can't figure out how to shift. I'm having trouble figuring out where neutral is, (click all the way down?), and why (if I'm even right about this) 1st is a click up, and 2nd is a click down through...
  5. Shifting Gears

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, I was wondering about down shifting. Upshifting seems fine for me. But when i read about down shifting it sounds too complicated. Lets say im going 80 km/h and a red light comes up can i just stop the bike fully, then shift down or do I have to shift down while stoping.
  6. '82 GS550L Changing Gears Makes Clunk Sound.

    Suzuki
    Hi I am fairly new to the motorcycling world. I just purchased an '82 Suzuki GS550L and I noticed that 1st and 2nd gear seem to make a fairly loud "Clunk" sound which I can also feel in the foot pedals. I don't hear any gears grinding, nor do any of the other gears cause this problem. Only 1st...
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