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  1. Motorcycle Stalls When Releasing Clutch

    Motorcycle Repair
    Bike: 2001 Kawasaki Ninja 500R My clutch started slipping a month back, I took apart the clutch and put it back together after replacing the gasket and checking the plates. After putting the clutch plates back in (in the same order), and adding a new clutch cable, the motorcycle will not get in...
  2. 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...
  3. XJ750 Stalls and won't start when hot

    Motorcycle Repair
    ..frustrated.. I removed and cleaned the carbs. Removed all jets, carb cleaner, blah blah. Found idle enrichment passages plugged and some varnish on the main jet screens. Got the idle passages clean enough to pass carb cleaner spray, but not completely clear. Liquid checked float levels and...
  4. 2001 GS500 Stall issue

    After riding the bike for roughly 30-40 min on the highway, I got off the exit and stopped at a few stoplights. After the 3rd stoplight, I accelerated to roughly 50/60 mph. Once I hit 50/60, my bike started lose RPM and then they'd pick up again. Then after a few seconds it would do it again...
  5. Clutch Problems/lurching

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all, My name is Rob and I own a 1978 Honda CM185T. A few days ago my bike would not shift out of fourth gear. I took off the side cover and found the clutch discs stuck together. With a gentle wiggle they came free. I disassembled the pack and cleaned everything. Prior to reassembling I...
  6. warm up problems

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a cold blooded 2002 Honda CB 250 Nighthawk. It will start every time with the choke on. I usually turn the choke off after 3 minutes and let it idle for another 7 minutes. It will do fine one flat roads, I can stop and go fine. When I stop on a hill though the revs will slow down and...
  7. Engine randomly stalls when clutch is pulled, then won't start.

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1981 Kawasaki KZ550. This recently started happening: I will be riding, then pull the clutch in to shift gears, and as soon as I pull the clutch in the engine stalls. This has happened every day that I have ridden it recently. So, when pulling over and trying to start the bike again, it...
  8. 78 gs75. Stalling/starting issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently cleaned and resealed my carbs. The rebuild kit didn't come with the main jet o rings, so I picked some up at a hardware store. I'm assuming they are for plumbing. I also replaced the stock air filters with the pod style ones, and thus upped the main jet size as well. Now my bike runs...
  9. 1973 Honda Elsinore problem need help!

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    So i have a 1973 Honda elsinore the model number is MT125. It has been sitting for around 8 or 10 years and i just recently tore apart the carb so it will actually start which is a big deal for this bike. To the point though, when it starts we have the fuel shut off and it will only run 1000 to...