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  1. Hi from South Korea

    New Member Introductions
    Hi there, I'm a fairly new female rider (1yr) on Jeju Island in South Korea. Last bike was a 2016 Ninja 300 but currently riding a now-disabled 2003 Hyosung Mirage. Would like to if anyone has advice or knowledge on why my bike won't start. Changed the battery a week ago but now it just won't...
  2. Xt600 Startproblems. VERY gratefull for any/all suggestions

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello! I wish my first post here would be about something fun and exciting but no.. Its about my beloved xt600e -90 that is a somewhat of a bitch right now. It all started when the ground cable from the battery came partly undone and the bike, (obviously) wouldt start. But before i noticed...
  3. Helicopter noise during start from pistons of 1984 BMW R65

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just got the bike a few days ago and already it won't start. It makes a terrible clicking sound whenever I press the start button. See video that contains the sound here: <a href="https://youtu.be/EfN7Tb8UsCI">Video</a> A few days ago I had trouble starting it, but it was the starter...
  4. 1982 Suzuki GS1100EZ Starter Spins But Does Not Engage

    Motorcycle Repair
    Exactly as tittle says 1982 Suzuki GS1100EZ Starter Spins but does not engage History: This is on of my dad's first bikes. 1982 Suzuki GS1100EZ It has been dumped once or twice hard. Has been professionally rebuilt twice but still vibrates enough that occasionally bolts will come loose. The...
  5. Wiring an advancer to an ignition coil

    Motorcycle Repair
    This is on a 1974 Honda 125XL Ignition Coil Leftmost (1 pin) Advancer second from left (1 pin) Gearbox second from right (4 pin) Battery Rightmost (4 pin, Positive, negative and a loopback) I have just confirmed that the ignition coil works, Now I am trying to figure out if the advancer...
  6. Hard shift, won't turn over.

    Motorcycle Repair
    After fixing my '82 Yamaha Maxim, I proceeded to attempt to ride it. I'll be honest, I'm very new and awful at shifting, so PLEASE don't give me crud. I managed to shift into first after a few failed attempts, which usually entailed me having no clue on how to use the clutch, and having a...
  7. Motorcycle starter problem

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys! I have a Sherco HRD 125cc (probably no one ever heard of this) I bought it few years back and it had a Skyteam 125cc engine in it and the original engine came with the bike in box basically since the owner lowered the cylinder to get some more power i guess. The owner said that the...
  8. 1983 honda vt750c starting issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    So i just got this bike. 1983 honda vt750c. Changed out old oil and filter. Rebuilt starter with a brand new starter rebuild kit and bought a brand new battery. The engine turns by spinning the rear tire and if you take out at least 2 of the plugs the starter will turn engine. The second you...
  9. 76 Honda GL1000 won't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    So I got this bike a couple weeks ago, had been sitting for at least 3 years, unknown how long exactly. It was running well prior to that. Was not left with gas in the tank, was left with oil and brake fluid in it. Came with spare engine and many spare parts. I replaced the ignition cylinder...
  10. HONDA FT500 Starter Gears

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just got my 82 Honda FT500 Running after sitting for 7 months, I rode her 4 days and tried to start her today after already riding for a bit. The starter would make sound as she was trying but no noise from the motor. I opened the starter pinion cover to reveal that the teeth on the drive gear...
  11. Honda Cb900c won't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    Just bought my first motorcycle from a guy that seemed to have given me a really awesome deal. Its a customized 1981, looks gorgeous and the guy included a bunch of extras in the sale. He told me that he always kept the battery on a trickle charger because sometimes the bike had trouble...
  12. Looking for first bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    Looking for a sport bike. No preference just something good to learn on. Looking to spend $1000 give or take. Any suggestions or offers? Thanks
  13. Not to be a dead horse.. but..

    First Bike / New Rider
    So I realize that this question has pretty much been beaten to death but I haven't really found advice for my situation.. :confused: Everything I've read has told me to get a 500 ninja as a newb rider (which I am) but I don't want a sport bike.. I get that a Kawasaki Ninja is great for a...
  14. 1981 Suzuki gs 550 t electrical

    Vintage Forum
    Im overhauling the engine and stripping the frame to restore but and im labeling everything staying very organized but when i got down to electrical there is a white box beside and connected to my stater relay that i dont know what is it has a positive wire running out that connects to the relay...
  15. Few questions from novice

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello everyone. I am going to buy a bike in DEC. I will live in Indiana. Probably it is not a very good season to start with motorcycle, but still... I am completely against cars. Is Yamaha Virago 250 used a good starter bike? What gear will you suggest to buy to get good protection from...
  16. New to forum need help!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi this is Derek. I ride an 86 Nighthawk 700s. My first motorcycle, problem is it wont start. I can push start it (my muscles are getting big by doing this.) I tried putting a friends battery in it also jump starting with a car (i hope that is a good idea.) I push the start button and i get a...
  17. Sometimes it starts..sometimes it doesn't..not the battery or starter!

    Motorcycle Repair
    So i have an 86 suzuki intruder vs700. When i hit the starter button, most of the time, nothing happens. it's worse when the bike is cold. if i get off the bike after it's been running, shut it down, and hit it, starts right back up. if the bike has been sitting for a couple hours, i only...
  18. Electric Starter

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 2007 Lifan LF200GY-2 which is a chinese bike. Kick starter works great but the electric started started to go slowly untill it just stopped working altogether. So now when i try to use it all that happens is the nuetral light dims a little. I talked to two mechanics who both said to...
  19. Starter spins but doesn't turn the engine.

    Motorcycle Repair
    2003 Suzuki GZ250 Under 400 original miles OK folks, in my previous thread I mentioned the bike not starting when warm. I'm keeping it open for solutions on that problem, but here's another one. I read several articles on a dirty starter as a potential solution, so I pulled the starter...
  20. Starter Issues...Any ideas??

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm having a problem with my starter on my 1980 Honda cb900c. My engine will turn over a couple times, then it seems the starter lets go and just spins out, then comes to a halt while grabbing a few teeth. so, I have pulled the starter, put power to it, seems to spin no prob, lots of power. I...
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