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  1. New and really need someone's advice

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    Hey everyone, I currently have a Lexmoto hawk 125 (2018) I have had a few problems with it. It cut out on me when I was riding and now won't start. I have replace the battery and still nothing. Making like a noise like it is trying to start. My video won't upload. But any help would be...
  2. 1982 Suzuki GS1100EZ Starter Spins But Does Not Engage

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    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...
  3. motorcycle won't start

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    Hi, I just got my motorcycle (2004 Honda Nighthawk with 6k miles) like two weeks ago (used) and now it won't start. I'm a new rider and I don't really know anything about fixing one. I recorded the sound it makes under the seat when I try to start it with the clutch pulled in, but I guess I'm...
  4. 1981 Honda XL185s NOT STARTING!

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    I have a 1981 honda xl185s. I recently bought it and it is my first motorcycle. When I bought it, it wasn't running. After cleaning the carb and putting new gas in it fired right up. It was starting first kick every time for about a month. The other day, I took it out for a couple 5-10 mile...
  5. 1978 Honda CX500 running rough

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    I just bought my first bike, a 1978 Honda CX500, that had been sitting in a garage for about 6 months. It is running rough, meaning that after I start riding, it will die when I come to a stop or pull in the clutch and let of the throttle. It won't start for a few minutes after it dies and the...
  6. 76 Honda GL1000 won't start

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    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...
  7. I'm at a complete loss. Honda CB400TII

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    Hello everyone, I've posted a lot of threads while I've been working on this bike being my first bike owned/worked on and I need your help hopefully only once more. So my bike was running pretty much fine except for I installed something in the clutch wrong so it wasn't disengaging causing it to...
  8. tapped bottom of ignition saw sparks now no juice :(

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    I've recently aquired a downed 1990 Zx600d and am in the process of converting it to a streetfighter/naked style bike. When taking off the front fairing bracket I accidently tapped the bottom of my ignition where the wires meet and saw sparks. Since then I haven't been able to get any electrical...
  9. Bike won't run without choke!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi guys, Picked up a 125 yesterday, rode it around for the afternoon, everything seemed fine. Didn't even have to start it with the choke at all, for the couple of times I stopped it (never left it for more than 30 mins, but it's been cold here in England!). This morning I come to go to work...
  10. 1991 Honda Nighthawk CB250 suddenly won't start...help!

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    I have a really n00b but important/urgent question...for some reason, even though the bike started fine last night when I got it home, it wouldn't start tonight. Turned over, seemed like it was "trying" to start, then eventually it stopped turning over and further attempts to press the engine...
  11. '74 Honda XL250 electrical issues

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    Hey all, the cap for my run switch is gone. It has the contacts necessary to make the bike run, and I can't find a GOOD replacement for it. I tried picking up the entire right hand switch assembly at a junkyard, but the wiring is all different, and the run switch cap on the "new" assembly broke...
  12. 1983 Suzuki GS550L won't start

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    The bike had work done on it to start up and ride. we were riding it for about 2 weeks and we killed the battery trying to start it when it was slightly cold. Now it won't start at all after we charged the battery. is it possible that we had a bad batch of gas or there is an electrical short...
  13. 96 bandit wont start at all.

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    hello, im new to the forum, but looking forward to posting here. i just had the opportunity to buy a 96 suzuki bandit (600) for 600 bucks. the guy who had it replaced the headlight, and after that, the bike wouldnt start. it won't click or anything when the button is pushed. the lights...
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