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  1. Bike goes right into full throttle when started

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    Hello all, I recently bought a 1971 Suzuki TS185 to fix up and sell. This is my first project of this sort. when I kick start the bike (no push start) it starts up straight into full throttle, which is absolutely terrifying. I have to turn the key off to stop the bike immediately. Yesterday, I...
  2. Suzuki GS550T 1981 project

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    Hi guys, I recently bought a Suzuki GS550T from 1981 as a basis for my first build project. Seller had the same plan, bought it, had someone clean the carbs and engine was running fine. Then he stored the bike in his garage and didn't touch it for a couple of months. Realised his friends all...
  3. Honda CB360 white smoke no idle

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    I'm definitely considered an amateur when it come to working on engines, but I do know what Dad taught me, so please be patient. I have a 1975 Honda CB360 that has been sitting dead for about 2 years. I'm feeling motivated and I finally have a little extra cash to pump into it each month. So...
  4. Restoring 1974 Yamaha DT 175

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    I need some help! I am new to bikes and just got a yamaha dt 175. It has worked off and on since I got it. I have changed piston and rings, carburetor, spark plug and totally rewired with all new lights. At first it would idle fine but the throttle was super finicky so thats when I did the...
  5. 2007 Virago 250

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    Hi all, Bought this bike last year, ran ok for a month, then I let it sit for a month while busy. Then it would start but take forever to warm enough to turn the choke off. Trying to use the throttle made it die. Tried it last fall before storing it for the winter and it would not start at...
  6. bike stalls when slowing down, but runs fine in reserve

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    Hi all, I am having an interesting/frustrating problem with my Yamaha tw200. I have not rode it in a long, long while, and while riding recently I noticed that the bike stalls when slowing to a stop, but runs completely fine in reserve. Since the gas tank is full it doesn't make any sense as to...
  7. Bike Idles At 3000 When Warm?

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    So my bike idles fine when I cold start it. I almost always have to have the choke on to make it start. Today I rode around for maybe 30 minutes and as the ride went on the idle kept inching up and eventually when I was done it idled at 3000. I have read on other forums people having this...
  8. High throttle with "on" petcock

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    Hey guys, I am having some trouble with my carbs. I just took them apart and cleaned them, and have had trouble with them since reinstalling. When I start my bike with the petcock in the "off" position (starting the bike with just the fuel in the carbs), it idles perfectly. When I start my...
  9. 82 GL500 Idle problem

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    I am looking into buying a GL500 but the guy selling it says that it has a clogged idle circuit on the right side carbs. Would this be an easy fix? Sent me a video of the attempted start, but he says it starts and runs, but runs at high rpm's. Decent bike at a better price.
  10. bike dies at low RPM

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    I just bought a 2005 Honda Shadow Aero with about 7k miles on it. The only issue I have is that occasionally at low RPM it will cough and die if I don't quickly gas it or hit the clutch. The idle speed seems incredibly low. Sometimes I have to gas it when idling to keep it running. To be clear...
  11. Bike won't run without choke!

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    Hi guys, Picked up a 125 yesterday, rode it around for the afternoon, everything seemed fine. Didn't even have to start it with the choke at all, for the couple of times I stopped it (never left it for more than 30 mins, but it's been cold here in England!). This morning I come to go to work...
  12. 2-stroke carb issues

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    Hi all, I have a 1981 Kawasaki KE100. It was a good price, and kind of an impulse buy. After working on it for some time I seem to be stuck on an issue. The bike doesn't seem to want to idle at all and it will often die when I am at low throttle also. I can get the bike started with the...
  13. 81 Twinstar bogging out

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    I recently bought an 81 Twinstar to go to and from work. I am currently have the issue where if I hit the throttle somewhat hard, it will immediately bog out. If I just accelerate gradually it is fine. After I cleaned out the carb I noticed the pilot screw was tightened all the way, I backed it...
  14. Fuel/plug or electrical problem? (w/ video)

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    1980 Honda CM200t Video: Problem: I was riding home, stopped for gas (definitely gas, not diesel!), trouble restarting at station, now won't kick at all. So far a push start gets it running as demonstrated on the video, then it will kickstart again after the initial push start. Smells like...