Motorcycle Forum banner

start trouble

  1. Starting Problem 81 suzuki

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently started to restore an '81 Suzuki gs750L. It was given to me with the floatbowls gone off the carb and the fuel tank full of rust. It's obviously been down on both sides and the tail light has been completely ripped off. I was told that it was running 2 months before I picked it up but...
  2. Gummed up fuel system, '74 Honda XL250

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just picked up a '74 Honda XL250, and it had been sitting for about 8 years. As the story always goes, (I know the person that I bought it from, and they've no reason to bullcrap about it) it was running when it was parked. The only reason she stopped riding it, is the clutch cable snapped...
  3. '81 Honda Twinstar issue

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, but this is my first bike.... I have a 1981 Honda Twinstar (CM200T). It's small, but until recently has been a sweet ride. I've had it about a year. It used to start up and run like a charm on the first kick. (electric start was disabled...
  4. Battery Problem?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all. I seem to be having a bit of a problem with my battery (I think). I just bought my bike ( a 2005 GS500f) in April. Shortly after, I had both carbs rebuilt, new spark plugs, tank flush and oil flush/change done due to intermittent power problems. A few weeks after that, I had my battery...
  5. Electrical problem most likely...what should I do?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I own a 1998 Kawasaki Ninja 500EX. About 3 weeks ago I replaced a spark plug and changed the oil. Everything ran great up until this week. I had trouble starting my motorcycle (I forgot to turn up the choke...my own fault). So I thought the problem lied with the battery. I took the battery...
  6. GSF400 Bandit Electrical Start Issue

    Suzuki
    92' Suzuki Bandit GSF400 - electric start will not produce spark, won't start. -I can bump start it 100% of the time pretty easily (catch it in gear) -Bike runs great after that -Have service manual, did most ignition tests (all relays, switchs, coils, check grouds, spark plugs, ohm out to...
  7. 82 suzuki only starts if primer is left on for an hour

    Motorcycle Repair
    I own an 82 suzuki gs 650gl. I currently am having 2 issues with the bike i'm not sure if they could be related or not. The first issue is that the bike will only start if it has sat on prime for at least an hour. This sucks because I only get one or 2 shots to start the bike and then i have...
  8. '87 Honda VT250 won't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1987 Honda VT250 grey import that won't start unless I have it hooked up, with jumper leads, to the car. It runs fine once I get it started and when I stop it there is still battery but it will not start. When I try to start it in neutral the lights dim but that's it. When I try to...
Top