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  1. Advice

    Reviews & Opinions
    Been looking to purchase another motorcycle for the past couple months and I’ve come across a 2006 gsxr-600 with only 10,000 miles on it. The gixxer looks like its never been dropped, stock fairings, aftermarket slip on, and a bunch of cosmetic upgrades. I negotiated with the guy selling the...
  2. Yamaha VStar 250 and Virago 250 differences??

    New Member Introductions
    I'm looking to do an overhaul on my 2017 VStar 250 and I'm finding a lot of after market parts for the Virago 250 but not as many for the VStar 250. The bikes look incredibly similar in regards to their engine size, frame, and other things. I'm curious if the parts for the Virago would be...
  3. Yamaha Star 650 valve adjustment video

    Today we will be doing the inspection and adjustment of the valve lash on a Star 650, also known as a Vstar 650 or Dragstar 650, depending on where you live. This is an important, labor intensive, and often overlooked critical maintenance item that must be performed on any motor with solid...
  4. Are you passionate to wear a t shirt about bike?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Guys, I found some crazy t-shirts that a biker should have. tell me what do you think about this and show what we love most. for more info -
  5. First Timer!

    New Member Introductions
    First time in the forum. Looking to restore and eventually ride an old Yamaha. Can someone tell me what I have here? I've narrowed it down to a 1963/64 trailmaster. Although I haven't found a photo of a trailmaster with a round tail light like this one. The other giveaway is the short red...
  6. 2015 Yamaha R3 Exhaust Oil

    Motorcycle Repair
    About two months ago I bought a 2015 Yamaha R3 as my first bike with 3500 miles. I have since put 700 miles on it and changed the oil and oil filter approx. 400 miles ago. The other day I was riding and a lady pulled out right in front of me and I layed my bike down going about 20-25 mph. I have...
  7. new rider need to know if good bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    hey so i plan on getting a bike to use like a daily comuter in like late spring summer and fall to go back and forth to work and every so often to events in the local area i will be about driving 78 miles a day and i was thinking about get a yammaha v 250 for a good staring bike and daily...
  8. Yamaha YS 125 exhaust?

    New Member Introductions
    So i really want to change my whole exhaust system on my Yamaha YS 125 2017 mod, but i cant seem to find any manufacturers that make exhausts for my bike, so i was wondering if anyone know of something similar that would fit my bike. Thanks in advance!
  9. Hello all 2 wheelers

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I created this account because Im am unable to identify that Motorbike. I know my model is a yamaha XJ 750 from 1984, I have all the papers and im 100% sure. What i cannot find is the front windshield, apparently this model participated in World Cup and won them in 19981. Apparently...
  10. RD125 --barn find.

    For Sale: Motorcycles
    JUST out of the barn last week ! 1975 RD125. NO title. 3600 miles. Rolls & steers, brakes work, clutch works, throttle not stuck. Tires hold air but have dry rot. Missing key,tail light, mirror. Located Iowa,52046. 180-ish miles west of Chicago. 300 miles east of Omaha. 2 miles from...
  11. Need fuse help for an inline fuse between battery and alarm

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hoping this is the right section to post this. Ok important details: My bike is a Brand new Yamaha xenter 125 (2017 edition though the manual online for the 2016 edition is identical to my physical manual) fuses for the bike: main fuse 20a ignition fuse 7.5a signalling 15a headlights 15a backup...
  12. HELP Yamaha 1981 XS850 Restore/Repair

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey yall! I need some help with my restoration project BIKE: 1981 Yamaha XS850 <<<this bike is a Three cylinder(3 carbs for fuel system) with a kick-starter AND electronic Ignition>>> Bought from a friend who neglected it in the last year, i am very familiar with it however because he and i...
  13. Yamaha RX50 1983

    Vintage Forum
    Hello guys, I have a question. I just got a Yamaha RX50 1983, the midnight special. I was checking the engine and in one of the covers of the engine it shows "600 cc" when this model it's supposed to be a 50cc, does anyone knows why is that? I am kind of confused right now since there is no RX...
  14. Cant figure out brake pressure issue

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all I have an XS1100 ive been building and a while back I took of the front wheel to swap the 40 y/o tire and when I threw it back on I suddenly had little to no pressure at the lever even though I changed nothing in the brake line or MC. I rebuilt the MC, replaced the MC with a better brand...
  15. 1967 Yamaha YCS1 180cc Build

    New Member Introductions
    New to this forum but I've been working on my resto for a couple months now and have recently hit a wall. It's a 1967 Yamaha YCS1, last registered in Montana in 1974 according to the stickers on the plate, and probably hasn't ran much since then. A few things I've done so far: New battery...
  16. Strange Start Up behavior Yamaha Vstar 650

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello Everyone. I am a newbie to bikes and not sure what I got myself into. Looking forward to and advice from the Gurus. I have received a 2009 Yamaha Vstar 650 Custom from my Uncle. According to him, the bike was parked in his covered apartment parking lot in Houston for a Year. I towed it...
  17. 81 yamaha maxim xj650

    i have an xj650 that i have done quite a bit of work to that it is not running right. i have rebuild the jets on the carbs, new manifold boots and gaskets, new spark plugs, new air filter, cleaned the gas tank and rebuilt the petcock since it was leaking. now when i go to ride it and take off...
  18. Oil and Gas in Airbox

    Motorcycle Repair
    i have a 81 maxim 650 that i recently redid all the carb jets on. this included the intake boots and gaskets. (i believe it had the originals still they were bad). anyways i replaced the carbs on the bike and it was misfiring. i fixed the issue i believe seemed to me like the needle was sticking...
  19. Restoring Yamaha YDS Catalina

    New Member Introductions
    Hello restoring a mid 60's YDS Yamaha Catalina, looking for wiring diagram to finish out and get riding, any help would be appreciated.
  20. 1980 Yamaha XS1100 won't start/run after sitting for 2 weeks

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys! I got my first bike about a month ago. Ran ok for a few weeks, fell in love with it, went out of town for a couple weeks (battery reserve plugged in) and wouldn't start when I got back. It would crank but it wouldn't hold an idle and eventually wouldn't start. Decided to clean the...