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  1. 1985 Nighthawk 650 starting troubles

    Motorcycle Repair
    So, I am the proud, frustrated owner of a 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650. Until just last week it was running fine. However, went out to start it last week and it wouldn't start. Wondering what you all might think. The situation: all lights come on with full power and horn works fine. However...
  2. Radian: Have to hold the starter down a long time when engine's cold

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm wondering if this makes any sense to anybody: I have an 89 Radian I bought last summer. Since last fall, when I press the starter, the engine starts firing pretty much instantly, but for the first few/several seconds, it'll stop again if I release the starter. After the first few/several...
  3. Trouble Starting

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 2006 Yamaha XT225 that I got about a month or so ago. I have been riding it frequently until a week ago. The weather got pretty nasty here so I stopped riding and the bike sat about 5-6 days. A nice day then showed up and I tried starting it and it would turn over but not catch...
  4. 82 Honda Nighthawk 650 engine turns but won't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    Last week I bought an '82 Honda Nighthawk 650 from a guy and started it up and it ran fine. I let it sit for one week and this weekend I started it up and rode for a bit. When I stopped it and tried starting it again, the engine would turn over but wouldn't start. I rolled it back to my place...
  5. '81 GS650 Starting Problems...

    Suzuki
    Hi, I'm having some problems with my bike starting. It is almost impossible to start without using some ether, however after it's warm it's much easier to start. Also once it's running it will run all day and run great. I'm at wits end, I've cleaned the carbs checked to be sure it's getting...
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