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  1. Rough/Slow Starting: HELP

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, I've recently been working on my 1982 Honda CB650SC (Nighthawk) with intentions to sell it. All seems to be fine except its getting much harder to kick over and start than it used to be. I've been messing around with the carbs, fuel/air mixtures, and plugs, yet none has seemed to...
  2. Suzuki GZ250 Won't start.

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys, New here, thanks for having me. I recently bought a suzuki GZ250 (2005) from a guy who owns a riding school. A few scratches here and there but I tested it twice and it ran fine both times. Let it sit in my garage for a couple days, wouldn't start last night. Sounded like it was...
  3. Suzuki DR125 won't start unless I jump up and down on seat...

    Motorcycle Repair
    And then when it fires, it runs rough, then when I try to give any gas, it dies instantly. I removed carb, cleaned, adjusted float and set everything back to factory settings. Put together and it did the same thing. Jump up and down on seat while trying to start, and it starts. Then dies giving...
  4. Nighthawk Starting Problems

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi Amigos, I have a 1992 Honda Nighthawk 750 I bought used a few months ago. This afternoon when I got ready to ride home, I did everything (lifted kickstand, turned on fuel, turned key in ignition, put bike into neutral and clicked engine switch to "run") then hit the starter button. There...
  5. Honda Starting issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    1985 Nighthawk 450CC. Battery replaced last October... iffy. Got one "at cost" from a friend who put it in, but the bike ran all winter. Wouldn't start in June. Had to connect my 2V charger. Started, ran fine. Then, the end of July, I drove it 7 miles. Stopped for gas. Wouldn't start. Got it...
  6. Dropped bike, won't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all. I have an '86 450. Yesterday, I dropped my bike at a very slow speed... I was just pulling out of a parking space and flubbed a turn. Stupid, really. I wasn't even on the road yet. In any case, I must have knocked something loose... because about three blocks away, the bike started...
  7. 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...
  8. Yamaha almost starts (video)

    Motorcycle Repair
    1982 yamaha vision 550. Was working when I got it and I took a look inside the carbs for fun and now it wont work. The strange thing is that I have cleaned the carbs 4-5 times now and right after I put everything back on it start up fine and run, than as soon as I kill the engine it wont start...
  9. 94 Katana Won't Start

    Suzuki
    I have searched many forums but still haven't found the answer. I seem to have an intermittent problem that causes my 94 Katana 600 to not start. Here is the story: At the beginning of the season I couldn't get my bike to start. It would turn over and occasionally backfire, but not start...
  10. starter help needed

    Suzuki
    Guys, I am not good with wires. I am having a problem with my GS 850 G. It's electric start only as you know, and with a freshly charged batt. I get a click and nothing else. I've pulled out the starter, and jumped it, it turns freely. I've jumped the solenoid, nothing. Everything seems to be...
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