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  1. (I need help) 1975 Kawasaki H2 750CC Mach IV

    Motorcycle Repair
    Right so im making this forum cause this is the first motorcycle ive ever even touched and i got it in pieces and trying to put it together. So for my first problem is im putting the handle bars and front end together but in the handle bars is a piece i cant seem to figure out what goes there it...
  2. The AMF HD FXS Lowrider Rebuild Project Video Series

    Vintage Forum
    Due to issues I was having sucking oil into a valve guide into my rear cylinder I will need to disassembly the top end of my motor. I've decided to document this work as I do with my Yamahas'. Furthermore, I have a tick in the front from an unknown clearance issue that I have the opportunity to...
  3. Star 650 Carb Remove, Clean, Rebuild, Reinstall, ReSync Series

    In a previous video I'd discussed the possibility of cleaning the jets on this bike without removing the carb in certain conditions where they get plugged due to ethanol. In most cases there are issues where the carbs must be removed for a complete break-down and rebuild. This video begins with...
  4. how to remove cylinder jug bolts on a 1985 Honda Nighthawk 700s

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello, Im trying to change the rings and top end gaskets of my 1985 Honda Nighthawk 700, and Ive successfully removed the cylinder head, carbs, pipes ect but I cant, for the life of me, seem to remove the cylinder jug portion. I know there are four bolts/nuts connecting it to the crank case...
  5. Looking for a 1974 Honda XL125 Shop Manual

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all. Would anyone happen to have a digital copy of a shop manual for a Honda XL 125 from 1974. Thanks.
  6. Honda VT1100 General Maintenance and Repair Video Series

    Stopped by my neighbor Jason to remove the Gas tank and carb from this 2002 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1100 so that both the tank and carb could be serviced. Honda is not my forte, but I've worked on a few so I should be ok. Naturally we drain the tank, and its easy to tell that there is gas rot in...
  7. Cant figure out brake pressure issue

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all I have an XS1100 ive been building and a while back I took of the front wheel to swap the 40 y/o tire and when I threw it back on I suddenly had little to no pressure at the lever even though I changed nothing in the brake line or MC. I rebuilt the MC, replaced the MC with a better brand...
  8. Honda Sl125 will not start after rebuild

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello Moto Forum, I bought a 1971 sl125 with a seized engine to learn about engines and servicing them. I have previously worked on go karts and lawn mowers for fun so I'm not to familiar with the OHC setup and far from an experienced engine builder. I soaked the piston for a week but it...
  9. Hello from Chicago!

    New Member Introductions
    I'm rebuilding a '67 Yamaha YCS1, storing/working on it in the basement of a record store for the winter. Right now I'm in the process of taking it apart and assessing whether or not the parts are usable. This is my first bike and I know little to nothing about motorcycles (which is why I joined...
  10. Bike restoration: Is it worth it?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello everyone, I am new to this website and am trying to become new to motorcycling. I went to look at a 1983 Honda shadow and am not sure whether I have found a good deal or not. It isn't currently running as the battery is dead but will start with some gas down the spark plug and a jump from...
  11. Leaky gasket, throttle problems, smoke

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    I have a 1978 Honda CB400TII that inadvertently turned into a project bike. After a month if getting the engine apart and back together I finally started it and 3 things happened: 1: Oil started leaking from the gasket around the bottom of the cylinders. And not just a little. It was enough for...
  12. Leaky gasket, throttle problems, smoke

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1978 Honda CB400TII that inadvertently turned into a project bike. After a month if getting the engine apart and back together I finally started it and 3 things happened: 1: Oil started leaking from the gasket around the bottom of the cylinders. And not just a little. It was enough for...
  13. Twin engine stored 20 years without cover on intake?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Is there any caution or maintanece that should be done on a twin engine that has been garaged for 20 years without a carb attached or cover around the intake manifolds? The bike is a 1974 honda cb360 with about 4200miles (not a typo). I am fearing the worse and trying to get it running again...
  14. Rebuilding

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm a new rider, I received a "free" motorcycle that has been sitting for about 10-15 years. It's a 1982 (I believe) Honda Hawk. I'm pretty much rebuilding it from the ground up, and I'm not totally sure where to begin. I started sanding and priming all the metal because I didnt want the rust...
  15. in at the deep end with a decrepid radian!!

    New Member Introductions
    hi people im a 27 year old from plymouth, england and have been fortunate as, thanks to helping her clear out her garage as she was selling her house, have got my ever increasingly greasy paws on her 1986 (i think) yamaha radian!! only problem is it hasnt been ran since 2001, but luckily was...
  16. 1971 CB350k3 Engine Rebuild

    I wasn't sure where to put this. I'm not doing a full restore, at least I'm not plannign on it :biggrin:, and I'm not specifically asking for help, though I bet I will at more than one point :biggrin:. This is more a documentation and motivation to get the job done.:thumbsup: I'll take photos...
  17. My cm400 build/rebuild

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    o here is my 81 CM400 Custom build/rebuild. I bought this bike a couple years back from an old manager of mine for $200 with new tires and bat. in it. I rode it as my first bike never really took good care of it cuz it frankly sucked! to my knowledge anyway. the last few months I have been more...
  18. Need help finding carburetor for Suzuki VS Intruder!

    Hi, So I'm new at this website, and I joined because my dad really needs some help finding a carburetor for his Suzuki VS Intruder (1990). Of course my dad being the technology hanicap I'm doing all the legwork. :) As far as I can gather, the carburetor is somehow faulty, and it's using up the...
  19. Rebuild of Yamaha VX 1000

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hi there I am a yr 11 Student who is restoring and rebuilding a Yamaha VX 1000 for my senior school major works assesments. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice they could give me about restoring a bike of similar comparison. would love to get any advice on resorting and recommendations...