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  1. 1983 V65 low power

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1983 V65 Magna with 20,000 original miles. It runs smoothly and seems fine. A person who is unfamiliar with these very agile bikes would not realize that there is a problem. It simply lacks the quickness that it should have. The compression checks out fine. The carbs have been...
  2. 81 yamaha maxim xj650

    i have an xj650 that i have done quite a bit of work to that it is not running right. i have rebuild the jets on the carbs, new manifold boots and gaskets, new spark plugs, new air filter, cleaned the gas tank and rebuilt the petcock since it was leaking. now when i go to ride it and take off...
  3. CBR250R Choppy Power Loss

    Motorcycle Repair
    Alright so I'm supposed to give the whole story... here goes. Around March of 2014 going on a long distance trip the bike slightly lost power, and when I pulled over started making a ticking sound as heard in the beginning of the video. After much worrying (and stranded in the middle of...
  4. Bike died while riding

    Motorcycle Repair
    Driving a 1985 BMW K100. Runs great with no issues...until today. After driving for about 20 minutes the engine just died. No warning, sputtering or anything else. Just flat out died. After pushing the bike to a safe place I tried to start it again and it cranked just fine but would not turn...
  5. Top end power lacking

    Motorcycle Repair
    I had some debris in my gas tank that I was afraid made it's way into my carbs so I took my carbs off of my VT500FT Ascot and cleaned them. I expected this to make the bike run better. The bike runs fine at idle but when I accelerate it seems like all the power slowly goes away the higher the...
  6. Suzuki Intruder VS1400 any advice please??!!

    Cruiser Forum
    Hello guys and gals. Newbie to this, but thought I'd see if anybody has any advice. I have a 99 Intruder, only 17K miles. Used fairly regularly (once or twice a week) but seldom goes very far. Had some issues when I bought it, as it had been sitting unused for a while. Custom geezer I got it...
  7. ignition/electrical issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1980 Honda hawk. It has been running great, but recently has lost all power. I recharged and replaced the battery, but still get nothing (no lights, horn, panel) when I turn switch to run or power. I took a volt tester, and found power up to the electric start, coming from the battery...