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  1. Motorcycle Repair
    Im looking at getting into riding and know someone who is selling a 2002 harley sportster 883 (~18000 miles). The bike has not been used in some time, I'd guess its been sitting for about 6 years. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if it seems worth buying, I'm worried that because it has been...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hey I'm being gifted a ninja 650 and just got all my gear today just thought to join a forum or 2
  3. New Member Introductions
    Newish rider hailing from NY. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to riding, but I am eager and always looking to learn something new from anything. I guess in this case a riding a motorcycle.
  4. Motorcycle Repair
    I recently bought a used Suzuki marauder 125cc, it was running fine, as fine as a cheap used bike will run, i rode it for like 200 miles on one filling of fuel but today i went to fill it up at the petrol station and filled it up, (i don't know if i fiilled it up too much, this is my second time...
  5. New Member Introductions
    So, I’m 21 and my father recently passed away. I inherited his Kawasaki zx12r made in 2000. I always was interested in riding motorcycles, and have never been a person who just rides or drives anything at careless speed. That being said my father as well as other people have always told me that...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. New Member Introductions
    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. New Member Introductions
    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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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