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  1. General Motorcycle Discussion
    I have a 2004 kx250f.I've only had it 2 years. I've tried to change the brake pads on the rear but I cannot get the caliper bolt off. I've tried to with brake fluid in it and with most of it drained. I've pushed the pads apart to reset the piston. But I can't get the screw for the bolt to turn...
  2. Parts Needed
    Hello! What chain would you recommend for stock 14/42 sprockets? I understand the chain size is 520-106 links but there are so many different kinds out there I'm lost... Kawasaki threads from 6 years ago had people recommending the D.I.D. 520VX2 X-Ring Gold Chain, but from the time of their...
  3. Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hello! My new bike is a mess and I'm hoping to clean her up with your wise advice, going to have to resell thanks to California's new Corona lockdown; I'm broke. This is a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS SE. Bike has been dropped by previous owner on a track at least twice. Fairings have been...
  4. Motorcycle Repair
    This is the second time this has happened. I took the bike in last season to a Honda repair shop and they assessed and got me a new stator and battery. I made sure the terminals were connected securely and rode this season but it happened again. Before the battery got to the state of the...
  5. How To
    Hey, ya'll - I'm looking to repair a few rips in an older nylon cover I got it from my bike's previous owner. One rip is about seven inches long, clean tear. The others are only a few inches. Right now they are tied shut from within with rubber bands. Any insights into a better repair? PS I...
  6. Motorcycle Repair
    Hey MF, So I'm gonna give as much info to help you help me and really appreciate any advice/suggestions. So I got the bike for cheap (non-runner but suspected dead battery) last year, I knew I wasnt gonna get round to fixing it for a while so flushed all oil, petrol and coolant. Got round to...
  7. Honda
    Hey there fellow riders, I currently am having a problem with a fuse that keeps blowing out. First off the fuse "usually" blows out when I use the turn signal and hit the foot brake at the same time but as far as I've noticed not when I use them separately and sometimes not, I can't say for...
  8. Motorcycle Repair
    I have pulsar 150 2013 model bike, whenever I tried to accelerate the bike it stopped. It happens 3-4 times in a day, Ii have also showed it to mechanic, he checked the tank, checked the carburetter, but nothing resolved..
  9. Motorcycle Repair
    Hey there, so someone tried to steal my girl and In the process really messed something up. So if anyone is familiar with newer Yamahas (2017) and might be able to help point me in the right direction for repair I’d really appreciate it. Upon discovery of the bike: 1.) wires cut, could be...
  10. Motorcycle Repair
    Hello, I'm new to this forum and too motorcycles I'm a young guy and my Dad has 2 CM400E's, one is a 1981 and the other is a 1980. With this quarantine stuff I have found time to fix one of em, since they are both broken but in tact I am hoping to get at least one working bike out of the two...
  11. General Motorcycle Discussion
    i have a 1999 Gsxr SRAD 750. i used 10w 40 oil,replaced the clutch cable and plates and the bike wont move. i got the bike about a month ago, and it rode perfectly one time. the next time i hopped on her( about 3 hours after she was riding fine) she would barely move. I noticed the clutch was...
  12. General Motorcycle Discussion
    I just bought a 2001 Honda CBR 929RR. When I went to look at it I knew from the listing that it needed a new stator but he told me he had a new battery so it should start. He then explained when I got there that it wouldn't start but he could hook the new battery up and show me it at least...
  13. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all. First time posting and I’m hoping someone, anyone, has had the same problem I’m having or have some idea about what’s going on I bought a 2000 sv 650 as a daily rider. Nothing fancy, just something to get around that has a little zip. Bike rode great for a few months but then started...
  14. Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, My father and I recently purchased a 1980 Honda CB125s. We have been working on it, and we are having trouble with the carburetor. When we got the bike, there was a MIkuni VM22 26mm carburetor on it. We took it off, cleaned it, and got the bike running. But we think the float in the...
  15. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all! I have a Jonway Laguna 250cc ( very basic and a rip off of a Harley cruiser) I was given this bike from a dear friend for free all that had to be done is some body work and wiring issue. I've taken it in to the recommended repair guys they sorted the problem for the time. Its been over...
  16. Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all. Would anyone happen to have a digital copy of a shop manual for a Honda XL 125 from 1974. Thanks.
  17. Yamaha
    In this video I identify the issue with the Vstar, or Star 650 cruiser and the known issue with ethanol that causes the engine to stutter and die directly off idle. Even if the Mikuni carbs are perfectly clean, it doesn't cause much sitting to produce this problem. We evaluate, and then...
  18. Motorcycle Repair
    I just got my first motorcycle recently, a vintage honda XL250, seemingly in great shape. The first thing I did was replace the battery because it was old and only $20 to replace, but it's been having very strange electrical problems ever since. With the new battery in it, everything will work...
  19. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi, I'm a new motorcycle rider. Two days ago I purchased a used 2005 Suzuki Boulevard S40 with only 8,700 miles on it. While riding it today I hit a bump, I kept on going until a traffic light and hit the clutch to cruise to a halt. As soon as I hit the clutch the engine stopped. I tried...
  20. Motorcycle Repair
    I recently bought a '79 Suzuki GS750 as my first bike of my own, I've been riding off and on for the past two years. So in was right after all the snow melted, lots of gravel on the ground didn't see a patch on a turn, laid it out a block from my house. To the best of my knowledge, I sheered and...
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