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  1. 81 yamaha maxim xj650

    i have an xj650 that i have done quite a bit of work to that it is not running right. i have rebuild the jets on the carbs, new manifold boots and gaskets, new spark plugs, new air filter, cleaned the gas tank and rebuilt the petcock since it was leaking. now when i go to ride it and take off...
  2. New Member - Idle Speed?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey, everyone. I am fairly new to biking and unfortunately do not know a lot about motorcycles. I own a 1981 GS1000GL. My uncle took it for a spin and said, "it idles high." It idles around 2000 rpm's. I have never noticed or thought this was normal for a bike. Does anyone know if that is too...
  3. Hey all! I make bike videos

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I am a new member to this forum. I am on my second season of riding with my 2006 Yamaha R6. I am also into film-making, therefore just the other week I constructed this short video of my bike. Let me know what you all think. Due to being a new member it won't let me link the...
  4. After reving high and turning off my motorcycle makes a really loud pop

    This probably isn't Suzuki specific, but I have a 1981 Suzuki GS550T and when it has been revving really high (it's been going for a long time and warmed up or I pumped up the rpms), then I turn it off, it pops with easily as much noise as firing a 22. It sounds like it's coming from the...
  5. Sport Bike shaking at 80 mph?

    Sportsbike Forum
    So I was riding on I-94 a couple days ago and traffic was running a little fast between 75-80 mph. So I was cruising along at about 78 when I came up to a semi. I personally don't like semis when I'm on the bike because of the limited visibility and 16 tires ready to blow. But anyways, as I'm...
  6. Next time you ride wear a snorkel!!!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody, I am some what new to the forum. This is great!! As a young blond girl everyone takes a double when they see me drive by on my motorcycle. You can imagine what they would do see me wear flippers water wings and inner tube goggles and a snorkel! Or how about standing on the back...
  7. Can't go faster than 60!

    First Bike / New Rider
    I've got a 1978 Honda CM 185 T that doesn't go any faster than 60 mph. I want to be able to use the freeway without slowing everyone down, is there something I can do? Maybe better pipes or something? Or is it just time for a new bike? Thanks for any help, guys.