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  1. Help w/possible electrical short after highway adventure... New Rider!

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey - so disclaimer: I am new, and know very little about bikes.. I would love to learn and appreciate any help. I apologize ahead of time if I ask stupid questions! Was riding my new-to-me bike on the highway (97 Suzuki Savage 650), and heard a rattling sound from behind me. I pulled off ASAP...
  2. '81 Yamaha XS1100 burning oil

    First Bike / New Rider
    I bought a 1981 yamaha XS1100 this past spring. Has 23,000 miles on it. In the last few years it has done a lot of sitting. It drove home the day I bought it. I immediately replaced the air filter, oil filter, gear and engine oil. After putting a few hundred miles on it some problems have...
  3. CL360 smokes a lil. Need help. Thanks

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello, I have a 74 CL360 with 7,968 miles that smokes just some times, any ways iv done a compression test. One was 150 and the other was 155, Thats better than i expected, or am i wrong? Changed the oil twice in the 5,000 mile iv put on it. The oil level drops slowly, but i have no...
  4. CB400T Engine problems, help please!

    This is my first thread on the forum and I'm hoping for some advice. I recently was given a '78 CB400T II that is in need of some TLC. I had a Honda Ascot VT500 which was an awesome little bike, and sold it, and have been regretting the decision ever since. I'd love to get on this 400 and be...
  5. Ground wire heating up and melting.

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello, I have a 1990 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6. Towards the end of last year someone attempted to steal it and broke my ignition. I ordered a new ignition off ebay and installed it but when I connected the battery (the would be thieves had disconnected it) a wire up near the ignition coils that is...