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  1. 1980 Suzuki gs450 *NO SPARK*

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I am in need of help from just about anyone at this point. I bought a 1980 Suzuki gs450 not too long ago knowing it didn't have spark and the previous owner said its possible that there is a short somewhere in the electrical. I'm wondering if anyone has any knowledge or knows something that I...
  2. First time on Freeway

    Motorcycle Training, Safety, and Riding Techniques
    Hey everyone! I just bought an electric bike (Zero S) and rode on the freeway here in NorCal for the first time. I had a Ninja 250 back in 2013 for a couple months, but I never took it on the freeway, so this was my first time. I don’t have a windshield, and the strength of the wind (not...
  3. Kawasaki Vulcan project bike

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    What's up guys, *Some history on the bike: So I was given a 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 mean streak that's been sitting for about 5 years. According to the guy, it ran before it sat. So far I've done an oil change, new battery, spark plugs. So I just put the starter in my Kawasaki Vulcan and...
  4. Questions from a Noob: Buying a First Bike

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Dear Motorcycle Gurus, I am currently taking a MSF basic rider course, and looking at purchasing my first bike. I love the look of Triumph Bonnevilles. So, 1. I want to get a used Triumph Bonneville for my first bike. It's good to get a used bike for the first time, right? 2. Is it safe to get...
  5. Soon to be rider (looking for opinions)

    New Member Introduction
    Hello fellow riders. I'm Jure, a 21 year old Slovenian student, who recently fell in love with motorcycles. I want to travel with a motorcycle and also hope to share my experience with other new bikers. I hope to hear an opinion about two thing: I was looking to buy a 2011 Suzuki Vstrom DL650...
  6. Recommended Gear for newbie(hot weather)

    Jackets
    My boyfriend is just about to buy his first bike and I want to get him some good quality gear (that won’t break the bank!) He already bought a helmet but that’s it. He doesn’t want to wear a thick jacket since it’s rather hot where we live, I still want him protected though. So any...
  7. Seem to be a bad rider, should I give up?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I am 16 and have always loved motorcycles and have lived on the back of one. I have a moped right now and live in the uk so motorcycles + rain/cold road conditions are never good. driving for 4 months (2k miles). however I have fallen off 2 times. fortunately I am okay and my moped runs fine...
  8. New Rider in NJ 86 shadow 500

    New Member Introduction
    So i'm new to riding and I just took the motorcycle rider safety course and i'm getting on the road in the next few days. I did pretty good with the bike they had there but I just got on mine and road around the block and it's bigger and gonna take me a minute to get used to. Also the oil light...
  9. Hi Everyone!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone! My name is Bill Livingstone, I am 27 and living in Toronto, Ontario. I have never ridden any kind of bike until this past weekend when I took a motorcycle training course and loved it! (And also passed of course). I bought my first bike a month or so ago and it is a 1978 Honda...
  10. motorcycle not starting

    Motorcycle Repair
    Used 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ltd, worked fine for 2 weeks then stalled and wouldn't start again. When I start the bike it turns over once or twice then makes a buzzing noise (sounds like a game show buzzer) that seems to be coming from the regulator. I jumped the battery and it worked for...
  11. new rider need to know if good bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    hey so i plan on getting a bike to use like a daily comuter in like late spring summer and fall to go back and forth to work and every so often to events in the local area i will be about driving 78 miles a day and i was thinking about get a yammaha v 250 for a good staring bike and daily...
  12. Help with 1974 Honda cb450

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, My grandma had a 1974 honda cb450 k7 sitting in a shed falling apart and I am attempting to restore it. It was my uncle's and has been sitting since 1994. I don't know anything about motorcycles and have never had a motorcycle before. I have a friend who knows motorcycles and he helped...
  13. $500 Honda

    First Bike / New Rider
    I passed as MSF course back in October of last year. Last weekend I bought a 1983 Honda Shadow VTX750c for $500. It does not run. The fuel system is dirty. The guy kept it in his garage with an empty tank for 5 or 6 years. I have experience working on engines and cars. I am in the process of...
  14. Financing a Motorcycle Through the Dealer?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey everyone, first post. So I recently attempted to buy a bike off of craigslist from a nice, honest guy who was offering a great price along with all of his gear (which fit me nearly perfectly). However, the only way I could afford the bike was to take out a loan, so I turned to the bank and...
  15. Need advice on maintenance of carbs

    How To
    Hello, Got an '03 Honda Shadow Ace 750. I bought it with 14,000 miles on it and have put 15,000 on it in 6 months. I'm a delivery driver so I that's why it has gotten so many miles (mostly city miles). I've done all routine maintenance, but I really feel it's time for valve clearance adjustment...
  16. Now I know why bikers are bikers...

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Name is Paul and I'm new to the forum and motorbikes. I've been riding for about 6 months on my 2003 Honda Shadow ACE 750. I actually deliver food on it full time right now here in New Orleans because my wife and I are on a break from our dream job of playing music. My wife is a super...
  17. New rider & new to the forum!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all! I will introduce myself. I am Emily! I am in my prime at age 21 and I am a new rider! I have a blue kawasaki ninja 300 named Blueberry! I have no mods yet, as the bike has been in my possession for just under a week. Tomorrow she gets her Shogun Frame Sliders put on, which will help...
  18. Finally! Im learning and riding!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello fellow riders. I have just turned 16 in the UK and now legal to drive a scooter, (yes, some of you might laugh at that fact) but you got to start somewhere in riding! So i have treat myself to a lovely 50cc scooter, max speed 35mph, (will be derestricting it as soon as it feels...
  19. Hello From Mass

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! My name is Katie I'm 22 and have always wanted a bike since the first time I got on the back go my uncles Harley. I just passed my motorcycle course today! I am so excited to be a part of this community and have lots of questions. I haven't been riding long at all. I actually...
  20. New rider

    New Member Introductions
    I'm from florida where we have requirements to follow as a motorists. But my issue is that they don't provide learners permits for first time riders.:thumbsup: How are we to obtain a motorcycle endorsement if we can't get the proper training or allocated time to do so?:71baldboy:
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