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  1. Suzuki SV650. Can’t figure out what’s wrong!!!

    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...
  2. 1980 Honda CB125s

    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...
  3. Fuses Blow Wires Burn

    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...
  4. 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.
  5. Vstar 650 Quick Carb Clean / Repair

    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...
  6. 1975 honda XL250 electrical problem

    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...
  7. Bike turns off mid ride and won't turn on

    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...
  8. 1979 Suzuki GS750 ignition and crankshaft damage. Advice?

    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...
  9. NEED HELP! What is this filter thing? and where do these hoses go?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello everyone! This is my first post! I'm brand new the forum and brand new to riding! I absolutely love it, but I am having a little issue and I was wondering if someone could help me out. I have a 2013 I noticed a hole and a crack in this little filter thingy down by my shifter and i want to...
  10. Rebuilding a bike that I have no information on

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys, I hope y'all are doing well. Below I have some pictures of a bike I wish to rebuild, but I'm not exactly sure how I should go about doing it. Can anyone give me some tips and/or a part list that it needs? Thanks in advanced! imgur.c om/a/boHQE
  11. instruments dont work

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello guys, hope I can find some help here... My 2003 Bandit 600cc got immersed in water in a flood here in Austin a year ago. I got it back running but my instruments wont work - speedometer/tachometer and digital panel. I saw an used one for sale but my fear is that the problem might not be...
  12. Jacking a bike to service the front stem

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi, I am thinking to service my front stem of the bike and to do this one would need to jack the bike so that the front wheel will not touch the ground. I was going to use a rear pit stand for stability and use a jack to lift the front end from under the engine (using a piece of wood between...
  13. Yamaha dragstar 125 Issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys! So I've bought a Yamaha drag star 125 (my first bike!) about a month ago, and have recently have started to get issues with it. And as I don't trust myself yet to do any diagnostics myself I want to get your opinions! So the issues are: When I start the bike in neutral and switch to...
  14. Only 1 cilinder working

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi there fellas, I bought a Yamaha Virago 250 not too long ago. (20.000km, year 2005) I went for a little trip and after 150km the motor started to produce a very very high sound. I pulled over and waited till the sound died. Thereafter I could not start the motor again. The engine made a...
  15. Headlight stopped working

    Motorcycle Repair
    1989 Yamaha Virago XV750 My buddy was wiring on an aftermarket headlight bar, and the wire touched the body and now the headlights and spedometer lights are not working The fuse didn't blow There is no headlight relay Yes, the bulb is fine Half of the fuse ploe (or whatever you call where it...
  16. turn signals

    Motorcycle Repair
    My honda rebel is having problems with the left turn signals, my right one works fine but when i turn my left one on the front blinker just stays lit and the back one doesnt do anything. Is their a simple fix to my problem.
  17. 1971 suzuki not catching gears, please help

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1971 suzuki 90 enduro that seems to not be catching gears. I was riding down the road when it slowed down to a stop. When i crank it up(which it does easily) and try to go into first or any other gear it doesnt move but it also doesn't stall out when i release the clutch. I can hear the...
  18. Motorcycle starter problem

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys! I have a Sherco HRD 125cc (probably no one ever heard of this) I bought it few years back and it had a Skyteam 125cc engine in it and the original engine came with the bike in box basically since the owner lowered the cylinder to get some more power i guess. The owner said that the...
  19. Working on cars vs working on motorcycles

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    How come when something needs fixing on your bike, working on it is fun, But when something needs to be fixed on your car, it just sucks?
  20. Multimeters

    Tool Talk
    New to the motorcycle repair world, I had to pick up my first multimeter. With so many options online I had no idea what to get. Usually when it comes to buying tools I like to spend the extra cash and get something that I know is a great product. But I know I dont need an extravagant multimeter...