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  1. Xt600 Startproblems. VERY gratefull for any/all suggestions

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello! I wish my first post here would be about something fun and exciting but no.. Its about my beloved xt600e -90 that is a somewhat of a bitch right now. It all started when the ground cable from the battery came partly undone and the bike, (obviously) wouldt start. But before i noticed...
  2. Tricky Issues, experts needed

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello! :grin: I've got this '96 Bandit 600, andI've got some problems. The issue in itself is that when I idle it, it won't really run without stalling. So I turn up the idle screw under the carbs, which results in the bike idling at 3,5k rpm when riding (so when I pull the clutch it goes up to...
  3. Rear Break Rattle help

    Motorcycle Repair
    So i have a 2014 YZF Yamaha R6 and its pretty banged up now, need to give it a birthday but before i do this there is a small part missing that fell out of my rear breaks. This is causing the breaks to not be locked completely to the frame so when i go over bumps its loose and rattles. 1, this...
  4. Suzuki Marauder VZ800 Surge, Pop, Backfire, and Die.

    Motorcycle Repair
    Greetings all, THE BIKE: So, I have a beautiful blue Suzuki Marauder VZ800. 2001. About 268k miles. It has Vance and Hines debaffled exhaust with proper jetting as well, done by the previous owners mechanic. The pipes are wrapped and the bike does still have the PAIR valve still on (this may...
  5. Charging problems! (Virago XV535)

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    1987 Yamaha virago 535. It would slowly drain the battery when running, and never charge more than 12,6V at high rpm's. 1: Measured the stator AC output with engine running, outputs gave 30V, 30V and 2,5V at 2000rpm. --> replaced the stator. Note: also bought a new regulator...
  6. Strange issue with 1973 Suzuki TS185

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, It's been quite some time since I have visited this forum, been out of high school since 2012 and work is my life now. It sucks having to grow up! Anyways I have had a 1973 Suzuki TS185 dual sport/enduro bike for quite some time and it use to run good back in about 2009 when I...
  7. 1993 Kawasaki ZX7 Starting Problems

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently got The bike stated, the guy who sold it to me had it sitting for well over a year after he wrecked on another bike. When i got it, it would turn over and while it was hard to turn on, with a good mix of choke and throttle it would fire up, and would stay on for as long you kept it...
  8. 01 Ninja 250 fuel problems

    Motorcycle Repair
    Bought a Ninja 250 about 2 months ago and have been working on it since day one, previous owner had it sitting for over a year and thus i incurred all the problems that kinda built up (im a masochist i swear). The problem this week is with the fuel reaching wherever it needs to be after leaving...
  9. Suzuki GZ250 Won't start.

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys, New here, thanks for having me. I recently bought a suzuki GZ250 (2005) from a guy who owns a riding school. A few scratches here and there but I tested it twice and it ran fine both times. Let it sit in my garage for a couple days, wouldn't start last night. Sounded like it was...
  10. 1977/78 GS400X new to me and needing a few parts

    First Bike / New Rider
    i bought this nike about 6 months ago and i it needs a new clutch, springs and all, and i cant seem to find what im looking for. the only thing that does seem to come up is the clutch cable and clutch parts but i cant seem to find anything. im also looking for a wiring manual and a rear tail...
  11. Rattling tappets? Noob needs help! :p

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi, I have a cbf125 2009 9k miles, it has always ran sweet as a nut besides the sart up. Ever since I bought it, it never run for over 1 minute after its started it would just loose revs and then eventually die. But once its hot it would never die and ran fine. So after searching for a few...
  12. Suzuki TS125 Idling Issue

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently bought a TS125 as my first bike to learn on and learn how to maintain. When I got it, it would run fine and idle fine, but yesterday it started idling wierd. It will start fine, but it idles super low, like maybe 700 rpm, and sounds like it is going to die. It wont die if it sits...
  13. Unsolved issue with my motorcycle

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi guys, So I have a 2004 Kawasaki Ninja 250. I bought it from some guy who basically had the bike sitting for several years. After a little fixing up the bike was running well. Until I went for a ride and it kept dying every time I was at a stop light. Basically "starving for gas" was how my...
  14. Suzuki DR125 won't start unless I jump up and down on seat...

    Motorcycle Repair
    And then when it fires, it runs rough, then when I try to give any gas, it dies instantly. I removed carb, cleaned, adjusted float and set everything back to factory settings. Put together and it did the same thing. Jump up and down on seat while trying to start, and it starts. Then dies giving...
  15. warm up problems

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a cold blooded 2002 Honda CB 250 Nighthawk. It will start every time with the choke on. I usually turn the choke off after 3 minutes and let it idle for another 7 minutes. It will do fine one flat roads, I can stop and go fine. When I stop on a hill though the revs will slow down and...
  16. Katana doesn't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all, I've been trying to start my GS550 EM Katana, although there seems to be a problem somewhere near the place where you can adjust the crankshaft. Each time I try to start the engine, I hear the starter going, but it doesn't start the engine. At that point a loud ticking noise occurs at...
  17. Weekend Project: Changing Piston Rings

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys. I recently bought a second hand possibly lemon 1989 Honda dream c100. I bought it out of necessity: I needed a ride to my new job, and I only had 3-400 bucks to spend on wheels. Got it for approximately $383 in local currency. Looking at how quickly it eats gas and engine oil, along...
  18. LED Flasher Relays / Resistors

    Motorcycle Repair
    So I recently put LED turn signals on my 82 gs450. Now I have multiple problems that I didnt anticipate before putting them on.. Dumb me. So first off all lights go on with either direction and I know this can be solved with a diode kit although I have no idea what wires I connect it to. My...
  19. Bike Revs Without Throttle Application

    Suzuki
    So I don't know what the problem is with my bike. The carbs have been cleaned and so I don't think that should be the problem. When I turn on my bike and just sit on it, no throttle application, no changing in choke, nothing. The bike revs it self pretty high. Not to redline but it gets up...
  20. Throttle control problem and oil question for 1981 GL500

    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...
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