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  1. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi everyone. I recently got my 79 gs850 running. Changed the oil, spark plugs, and coils. After about a minute of running, white smoke starts coming from the exhaust. If you give it a rev it pushes out more smoke. Any idea what this might be? I’m currently waiting on the air filter to come in...
  2. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi everyone im quite the novice learning how to work on bikes so advice is greatly appreciated. I recently got my 79 gs850 running after doing an oil change and replacing the filter. The bike has a clear oil level indicator on the side. Before running I filled the bike up with 2800ml of oil, it...
  3. Motorcycle Repair
    Hey there, so I've changed the oil in my 2009 Ninja 250 and also replaced the clutch cover gasket (after a mission trying to get the clutch cover off, read that here: HELP! Kawasaki Ninja 250 Stuck Clutch Cover ). After doing so I turned the bike on a let it idle, after about 5mins of idling in...
  4. General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi, I'm Ruchir and my ride is a TVS Apache RTR 160 4v, I've been riding this motorcycle for a year but am experienced in riding since the last 7 years. I know a 160cc may not sound like alot but here in India where people usually ride in shorts and flip-flops it's plenty power as 150cc to 200cc...
  5. Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, I am continuing the rebuild of my 1985 Honda Nighthawk 700SC and have reached the point of replacing the valve seals. I went to the Honda dealer to have them replace it for me (which they said the could). I ordered my own valve seals and placed them in a small bag of oil over night...
  6. Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all, I am completing some maintenance to my 1975 Honda CB125S to get it road ready. While I had the forks off to replace the rubber gators, I lost some of the fluid when my dog decided to check in on what I was doing and knocked them over. Question #1 : Do you have to have Fork Oil? Or...
  7. Motorcycle Repair
    Anybody have experience with the oil level sensor? I've checked the oil level according the the manual and it is always at normal levels but the on-board computer constantly indicates an issue with the level. Thank you, Tim
  8. Motorcycle Repair
    I'm new and have a 1992 Honda CB750 (nighthawk) with 11,000 miles on it that I can't get to start. Earlier today it started but the engine wasn't running smoothly and it stalled unless I had the choke up. I gave it an oil change with a new filter and it immediately started and ran smoothly on...
  9. Motorcycle Repair
    if you could give me some advice on my bike that would be much appreciated. i have an old suzuki and it ran fine at the end of last season. (i bought it used from a dude in the middle of last season and rode it the rest of the season)... but it had bad tires and i kinda rode it until i did not...
  10. General Motorcycle Discussion
    I went to the store today to pick up a fuel stabilizer for the winter, and came across several different fuel or oil additives that claim to prolong the life of your engine. You know, "cleans your motor from the inside out." I don't want to throw something in my bike that will harm my...
  11. Motorcycle Repair
    I went to do an oil change on a bike I just bought that had not been fixed up or serviced for a while so the oil drain bolt was very stuck. I decided that maybe tapping on the wrench a few times with a rubber mallet might free it a little, and while it did free it, it also broke off part of the...
  12. Cruiser Forum
    So I have a 07 V star 1300 with 25k miles on it and I live in vegas, in the summer it gets in the 110 range and 30 in the Winter. What kind of oil should I use, I'm not too concerned with brands, I'm thinking amisol or Yamalube (not sure yet, but I've heard good things). But what about grade? My...
  13. Vintage Forum
    We had the motor redone on this bike and the guy said that he made it so more oil would go into the engine then it needed so it wouldn't seize on us. Ever since my dad got this bike in 1980 it has leaked oil. It leaks where the pipe from the engine goes into the extension pipe, and on the bottom...
  14. How To
    Whats the diff between factory oil and regular car oil?I have a Kaw Vulcan classic 800.;)
  15. Honda
    I just recently bought a GL500 and have been fixing it up. It is almost ready to go, but there are a few remaining problems. First, whenever you roll on the throttle, the grip does not spring back as it should. I don't want to start riding it if the throttle could potentially stay at a high...
  16. Motorcycle Repair
    My 1973 Suzuki TS185 is leaking transmission oil from the front drive sprocket area and i was wondering if there is some kind of seal that goes behind it that could be bad or if the TS185's have some kind of auto-chain-luber which would explain it. its not a big deal because it only drips when...
  17. Motorcycle Repair
    Im going to change the oil in my 1975 suzuki TS185 and was wondering what kind of transmission oil is best to use. The tranny is a wet sump system. Also what type of 2-stroke oil should i put in the oil injector? the bike is a 183cc 2-stroke enduro with a 5-speed manual wet tranny. its got an...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Just joined the forum. Longtime motorcycle rider and powersports marketing guy for Yamaha, Indian, and Kawasaki. Now representing Yamalube products.
  19. Honda
    Hey everybody, I ride an 84 honda vt500ft ascot. I went to clean my air filter today and noticed that some motor oil is getting into the air box. Is this just from my overfilling the engine? Anyone have some explanations as to why this might be happening? Everything else runs fine. joey
  20. Motorcycle Repair
    I put a new stator in my Sabre (VT1100C2). Everything went well, except nobody tells you that prying the engine cover over the shift shaft seal is a little more than just pulling the cover off. This, I think is the experience part that's not added to the Clymer/Chilton ,which is why these forums...
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