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  1. Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1978 Yamaha XS750. Since it is nice out I have decided to take it for a ride. It reminded me of the issue I was having. The starter motor, when I press the start button, doesn't quite crank it fast enough to start when it is cold. I end up having to use the start to prime it then kick...
  2. General Motorcycle Discussion
    This morning I started my bike in the coldest weather since I've had her--about 3C (37F). It took three or four 5-second attempts before I got ignition. On the 2nd to last attempt I had a backfire. I'm wondering if this means that the engine needs an overhaul. It seems to be burning oil. Even...
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