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  1. Suzuki TS185 Gear shifting problem

    Motorcycle Repair
    I've got a 1971 Suzuki TS185 I bought from a scrapyard a few years back. It took me a while but I've finally got it up and running. The major issue is that it desn't seem to be shifting up. With the clutch engaged, I press down on the gear shift and it clicks once. Then, I pull up on the gear...
  2. 750 Nighthawk First Gear Problem

    New Member Introductions
    I'm new to forums and new to motorcycles. I just bought a 1993 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, and after a bit of riding I'm noticing it won't shift to first gear unless I'm going 15 mph or slower. Is this normal? Any suggestions for a fix?
  3. Help a clueless writer out.

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi everyone. I have several questions (I've put them in bold). I'm not a motorcycle rider. My only experience has been as a passenger. Nevertheless, I had the brilliant idea to write a scene in the current novel I'm working on where the protagonist must try to drive a motorcycle, never having...
  4. Split transmission shifting

    Honda
    Hi guys! I just bought my first motorcycle in the State (I'm originally from France). I've ridden my entire life, mostly dirt bike (raced for 4 years), sportbikes, and supermoto. I just purchased a 1983 CB1000 Custom (that i'm converting into a bobber) and cannot find any info online on how...
  5. When to shift (1984 Yamaha XV1000)

    First Bike / New Rider
    Howdy, My first road bike & I'm having a blast. My last dirt bike was 30 years ago when I was a kid...actually it was a road bike I rode around on when we were up camping...it was blue & a 100, that's about all I know. Anyway, I don't have the users manual for this bike & I'm wondering when to...
  6. so new that I'm not sure of what noises are normal

    First Bike / New Rider
    I just bought a 96 magna 750 that, from the outside, looks really really clean. I'm pretty much self taught on how to ride. Bought the bike, had the guy drive it 20 minutes to my house, and the next day, got on and went through trial and error. The worst that I had was stalling out because...
  7. Shifting Gears

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, I was wondering about down shifting. Upshifting seems fine for me. But when i read about down shifting it sounds too complicated. Lets say im going 80 km/h and a red light comes up can i just stop the bike fully, then shift down or do I have to shift down while stoping.
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