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  1. Recovered SCR950 won’t start

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey there, so someone tried to steal my girl and In the process really messed something up. So if anyone is familiar with newer Yamahas (2017) and might be able to help point me in the right direction for repair I’d really appreciate it. Upon discovery of the bike: 1.) wires cut, could be...
  2. Need help with fairings

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I have a 1995 Yamaha YZF600RG and I cannot find new plastics to save my life, everything is 97-07 does anyone know if they will fit my bike? They look basically the same but slightly different on the mid body though i can't be sure without having them physically
  3. Rattle at 3500 rpm

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey. I have a Yamaha XJ600 2001. Every time at 3500 rpm, if i just accelerate past it, or keep it at 3500, it makes a loud rattling noise. It sounds like a loud keychain rattle. it sounds like its coming from the engine area, so its not the chain or anything in the back but i cant seem to find...
  4. Yamaha Trail Bikes

    Yamaha Trail Bikes

    In 1964 & 1965 Yamaha had two trail bikes styles to choose from. Both were "Trailmasters" and had 80cc rotary valve 2 stroke engines. One model YG1-TK was a center tank style the other MG1-T was a step through frame imitating Honda's famous CT series. Here's my two examples of these trail bikes.
  5. Exhaust backfire while idle/ No power

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey All, I recently bought a 2002 Yamaha 650 vstar custom and it has some issues. When I bought it I did some routine maintenance like replacing the spark plugs that were worn. The one had carbon build up which I contribute to the bike probably running lean. The other had what looked like oil...
  6. 82 Yamaha virago 750 gas leak

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello! I'm rebuilding an 82 Yamaha virago 750, I rebuilt/cleaned the carbs bought a new starter, oil change and clean gas. I got it running! But gas is leaking out of the front carburetor when I turn it off (at the front boot). It doesn't leak when it's running. Any ideas to the cause? Thanks in...
  7. Looking for advice and opinions!

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello everyone!! I am someone that is interested to learn how to ride a motorcycle and is currently looking into the vast marketplace. Thus far I have found a motorcycle that fits my budget. It is a 81 Yamaha MAXIM XJ550 and I was wondering if that is/was a good motorcycle to own? What do you...
  8. Want stock (or quiet) exhaust for 2003 Yamaha vStar 1100

    Wanted to Buy: Motorcycles & Parts
    I got a good deal on a good bike that has Cobra straight pipes ( no baffles?). I need quieter! Y’all want to sell me that stock exhaust buried in your garage? Please?!? PM me here or post...Thanks!!
  9. Stalling - Yamaha YBR 125 - 2016

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi, my motorbike started stalling. It is a Yamaha YBR 125cc model 2016 with 6100miles In a distance of 10km it stalled 6-7 times. On the first 1-1.5km there is no problem but after that it starts stalling. The feeling is like I have a high gear ie 3rd or 4th and low speed. It "kicks" for...
  10. Advice

    Gear 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...
  11. Yamaha VStar 250 and Virago 250 differences??

    New Member Introduction
    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 -
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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!
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...