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Motorcycle Repair: 185s Honda ATV, gas tank liner, accurate diagnosis
gas tank liner, accurate diagnosis, definately: Hi Brian, The rusty fuel tank must be sealed with a gas tank liner to prevent rust from entering the carburetor. Fine rust particles will pass through fuel filters and collect in the float bowl. This fine powder like sediment obstructs carb jets and passageways....

Motorcycle Repair: 1945 Military Harley, military bikes, foot clutch
military bikes, foot clutch, v twins: Russ, buying one of these will not be like owning a newer bike of any make/model. These are mainly for collecting not riding. -It s value depends on the overall condition and the engine size. Most of the military bikes produced were WLA models....

Motorcycle Repair: 1945 Military Harley, owner states, happy holidays
owner states, happy holidays, restorations: It is going to depend on which model the miltary bike is. Harley had several models they sold as miltary. The price he is asking is pretty much inline though. In a fully restored condition, it could be worth around $19000.00. On the K model, fully restored,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1945 WLA, pb blaster, propane torch
pb blaster, propane torch, acetylene: Hey Hip you didn t say what the removal problem is so I will start from scratch. You have to remove the top center stem nut and the left and right pinch bolts on the top tree/handlebar clamp. If anything is frozen, squirt them with PB Blaster or ZEP-45 or...

Motorcycle Repair: 1947 CHIEF BONNEVILLE FRONT SPRING R&R, eye bolt, spring compressor
eye bolt, spring compressor, small spring: Chris, did you get the spring out? I was going to suggest a small spring compressor like they use on autos. http://www.annco.com/products/pro_4.cfm?sku=tg-01032007 or possibly a pair of these: http://www.drivewerks.com/catalog/shopcart/TOOL/POR_TOOL_CAT170_pg5.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 1954 Harley K Model, old bike, plug wires
old bike, plug wires, pumper: Check your carb and make sure the float is correct. Here is how I usually start these bikes. First set choke. With the ignition off, I kick the bike over about two or three times. Turn the ignition on and kick hard. If it doesnt catch then do the same thing...

Motorcycle Repair: 1958 panhead oil change, 1958 panhead, oil tank
1958 panhead, oil tank, oil change: If you ad oil to the oil tank and start the bike it will probably run the tank over. Since there is no oil in the tank, start the bike for about a minute so the oil can pump back. You are going to lose some oil out the vent, so put a pan under it. Once it...

Motorcycle Repair: 1960 or 1961 Honda 50, mx bikes, compression stroke
mx bikes, compression stroke, honda 50: Aloha, Nancy.... Yes, Honda quit making 2 stroke (2 cycle engines) in 1954! Didn t go back to them until 1973 for the MX bikes and only make some scooters in that type. So, yes, gasoline only, just like your car. Mixing oil in the fuel just fouls the plug...

Motorcycle Repair: 1960>62 ohv c102 honda cub, valve spring retainers, honda ct110
valve spring retainers, honda ct110, land speed record: Bob, congratulations on your record! The C102 is pretty much the same as the C100-105s, but for the electric starter equipment and the different ignition system. I actually have a copy of a 1962 article of some suggestions as how to modify these engines...

Motorcycle Repair: 1960 ducati 98cc, magneto ignition system, coil windings
magneto ignition system, coil windings, magnet field: Nathan... only some motorcycle as old as me could possibly tackle this question! Actually, I believe your bike has a magneto ignition system, consisting of a set of points, condenser, magnetized flywheel, primary coil windings and a secondary coil with plug...

Motorcycle Repair: 1960's Honda C200, bridge rectifier, volt ohm meter
bridge rectifier, volt ohm meter, bill silver: Tom, probably the rectifier is toast, by now. They are battery operated bikes, so have to have a fully charged battery in the system to run. 12v will also pop the lights out, too, generally. Check for any melted wires, corroded wiring connections, bad grounds...

Motorcycle Repair: 1960's Honda, vdc battery, volt battery
vdc battery, volt battery, hi tim: Hi Tim, The 12 VDC battery may have stressed the charging system (generator). The battery should be a 6 VDC. Yuasa model: 6N6-1D Check the charging system output voltage. Check charging coil winding for continutiy and leaks to ground. Here...

Motorcycle Repair: 1962 flh, plug hole, spark plug
plug hole, spark plug, good luck: If it were me and the bike had been sitting for 10 years I would rebuild the motor. You probably have rust rings in the cylinders. A cost for a rebuild in my shop would be around &1800.00 depending on what parts you would need Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: 1964 honda dream, tank badges, honda dream
tank badges, honda dream, color match: Carol, I guess I really need to research the white question, as it has suddenly become a hot topic. You can reach me through my website: www.vintagehonda.com and we can discuss it further. Also think about joining the honda305 group on Yahoo. We ll all have...

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 CB77, cb77, restoration guides
cb77, restoration guides, bill silver: Greg, there aren t a lot of people who I know that are doing engine overhaul, other than Ed Moore in TX. emo@ktc.com is his email address. I was down to visit him, in TX during my mainland trip and we uncrated a motor that was on his TO-DO list for about...

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda 150 Benley Touring, honda benly, ebay sellers
honda benly, ebay sellers, honda 150: Dick, Wow! Sounds like the original battery or an OEM replacement, anyway. I punched in Yuasa 6N12-4N in Google browser and got lots of listings... http://www.batteryweb.com/motorcyclebatt-detail.cfm?Model=6N12-4A&tbl=Motorcycle6Volt for one. Carb...

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda 305 Scrambler, honda 250, valve clearances
honda 250, valve clearances, bill silver: Bob, I have extensive information on your bike, available on CDROM. The main difference between the 250 and the 305 is the pistons/rings, cylinders, cylinder head and carburetors. The mechanical parts are all about the same and the valve clearances are .004...

Motorcycle Repair: I have a 1965 Honda 450 twin..., motorcycle breakers, adjustment screws
motorcycle breakers, adjustment screws, honda 450: Michelle, Ebay has a few listed. I think the number is 33120-283-000, which also fit the last of the CB77 and CL77s using the left-right adjustment function. I have inexpensive bulbs for the CB/CL77s, but they don t have the ear for the adjustment screws....

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda 50 throttle problems, honda 50, air leaks
honda 50, air leaks, valve clearance: Tony, -what to fix depends on the condition overall of the engine. Best bet is to see what the compression is like as it will not run well if it is too low. -If it is over 100 psi you might be able to improve the running by making sure all the usual...

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda 50, honda 50, starter button
honda 50, starter button, older models: Hmmm, it actually has an elec. start? Almost all bikes, except some older models, require a battery to run at all. A battery doesn t mean it has a starter, but if it does your hunt is on. Chase the wires from the starter 2 c where they lead. At some point...

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda 55cc, ebay search, honda cub
ebay search, honda cub, manual clutch: http://100megsfree4.com/honda/h0051/55/trail105.htm Type Honda 55 into the Ebay search engine and you will find quite a lot of items. The bikes were popular in Asia, so you will find some sellers over there. Check www.apexcycle.com for some items, too....

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda C110 runs rich, honda c110, honda 50
honda c110, honda 50, bill silver: Ken, float level should be 17.3mm... check float for pinholes that may cause it to partially sink raising the float level artifically. STD main jet is #82, #35 idle jet. If you are using KEYSTER carb kit parts, I would see if you can find OEM parts instead....

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda CA110, pivot shaft, vent holes
pivot shaft, vent holes, fly wheel: Aloha, Ken... A couple of possibilites on this problem. The gas cap vent holes are blocked and the engine is vapor locking due to fuel flow stoppage. When it quits, shut off the fuel lever and check the float bowl for correct level. If it is dry/low then...

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda CB160 Clutch problem, honda cb160, clutch assemblies
honda cb160, clutch assemblies, metal shavings: Joseph, When these bikes sit for long periods of time, the clutch assemblies tend to fuse together. Disassembly of the clutch plates, sanding the metal plates and inspecting the fiber plates for damage. For best results replace both metal and fiber parts....

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 Honda CB160, honda cb160, digital multimeter
honda cb160, digital multimeter, honda cb: Bernard.... you need to trace the voltage readings along the ignition system path. With meter on the points, they should read close to battery voltage when open and ZERO volts when closed. If that is the case, then the points, which are just a switch in...

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 honda 50, shaft design, honda 50
shaft design, honda 50, vjmc: Tim, that was a common problem... perhaps a weakness in the shaft design and often due to the fact that they have magneto ignitions, which quit making sparks when the points are dirty or worn down. Because you they have a battery, people often thought that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1965 kawasaki j1t, throttle grip, shift pattern
throttle grip, shift pattern, ebay: Ramon, one of my first bikes was a 1967 Kawasaki J1T 85cc (81.5) I don t have it anymore but it was alot of fun. Parts are rare due to it s age and because few of these bikes were imported. There is a throttle grip on eBay right now I believe. The...

Motorcycle Repair: 1966 CL77 scrambler, snap ring pliers, fork seals
snap ring pliers, fork seals, slide hammer: Nate, I will assume that your bike is late enough to have the Type 2 forks on it, based on your reference to the piston part number. Actually, these forks are really easy to change fork seals on, as they are similar to many Honda forks from the later 1960s...

Motorcycle Repair: 1966 Harley Sprint SS, volt battery, h model
volt battery, h model, harley: Harley made two different models for sprint that year. The C sprint and the H sprint. Both were 250cc. On the value the C is following: 3775.00 Excellent 2400.00 Very good 1750.00 Good 975.00 Fair 650.00 Poor On the value of the H model: 3675.00...

Motorcycle Repair: 1966 HD starter/bendix, starter solenoid, clutch gear
starter solenoid, clutch gear, missing teeth: Check your starter drive which is located inside the primary. Its the part that meshes with the gear on the clutch. Remove the derbly cover and with a flashlight you can see it. Try turning the bike over. Is it hitting the clutch gear and the shaft just spinning...

Motorcycle Repair: 1966 Honda 305 shift shaft broken, google search, bike bandit
google search, bike bandit, honda dream: Hi Francisco, I have no experience with the Dreams. I worked with Honda four years and never had the opportunity to service a Dream. You can view the CL77 microfiche on Bike Bandit. www.bikebandit.com There s several decent websites dedicated...

Motorcycle Repair: 1966 Honda dream benly, honda dream, stores ebay
honda dream, stores ebay, vintage honda: Blake, I am more into repair than parts finding, but you can check with these places, they might be able to get you a repair kit at least. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110130413778 http://www.olypen.com/retro/ http://www.olypen.com/retro/PK-259-000.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 1966 Honda Scrambler 305, honda scrambler, cdrom files
honda scrambler, cdrom files, club honda: Will, CL77s were and are still very popular models. A lot of them were severely modified, back in the 1960s and 1970s, thus there has been a big demand for stock parts to restore them back to original shape. Honda quit making parts for them about 10 years...

Motorcycle Repair: 1966 Honda Trail 90, honda trail 90, old bikes
honda trail 90, old bikes, several thousand dollars: Greg, I found this listing/// http://home.pacbell.net/jts99/index.html Contact the www.cjmc.org and see who may be available in the NoCal area. A full restoration, if you could find parts would cost several thousand dollars, which is more than their value...

Motorcycle Repair: 1966 Suzuki, suzuki x6 hustler, 4 ohms
suzuki x6 hustler, 4 ohms, plug caps: Robert, I think you are reading the resistance across the condensers. Isolate them and measure with ohm meter one direction then reverse the leads. The battery in the tester will Charge the condensers in one direction and discharge them in the opposite polarity....

Motorcycle Repair: 1967 CL77305, bronze bushings, swing arms
bronze bushings, swing arms, bill silver: Aloha, Larry... I remember the badge deal, thanks! Honda didn t put bronze bushings in the swing arms, so your may have been aftermarket replacements. There are 4 stepped bushings, called Bushing A P/N 52101-273-000 for the early small brake models....

Motorcycle Repair: 1967 flh, breather tube, flow line
breather tube, flow line, crankcase: The only way you can have that is if the carb is leaking into the heads while the bike is parked. The over flow line on the carb might be plugged. Make sure your carb is not overflowing. Make sure you drain the oil and change the filter or you will wash the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1967 HONDA CT90, honda shop, permanent magnet
honda shop, permanent magnet, plug cap: DO.... First, if the cam timing or the ignition timing was off 180, it wouldn t run. If you timed the cam properly on installation, the chain doesn t usually jump. The tensioner is kind of hydraulic, so unless it is stuck, it is probably okay, although the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1967 honda ct 90 need help, honda ct90 motorcycle, combustion chambers
honda ct90 motorcycle, combustion chambers, motorcycle work: Hi Brian, Q: ...hello there i have a 1967 honda ct90 motorcycle rain fine till i got a broken ring had head professionally rebuilt by machine shop that specializes in motorcycle work resembled bike but know cant get motor to run used to start first...

Motorcycle Repair: 1967 honda ct90, honda ct90 motorcycle, motorcycle work
honda ct90 motorcycle, motorcycle work, compression stroke: Brian... When motors come apart, someone better know how to put them back together again, properly. First, the cam timing must be done correctly. Check the valve clearances (.002 ) COLD on the compression stroke. Then, check the compression.. Should be around...

Motorcycle Repair: 1967 honda305 scrambler, honda cl77 scrambler, orig miles
honda cl77 scrambler, orig miles, rubber gaskets: Hi Baker. Well, as far as the dent in the float, I am not certain that it will or will not affect the function of the system. That will have to be a trial and error situation. On the choke, it has two (2) settings; On (closed) and off (open). on normal...

Motorcycle Repair: 1967 triumph fork seals, fork seals, lousy service
fork seals, lousy service, frame number: Doyle I have made a list of places to start your search. Hopefully, one of these dealers can help you. Let me know if anybody gives lousy service. Be sure to quote your engine and/or frame number when checking for the parts. Sometimes just the year is...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 CL 175, air screws, adjustment screws
air screws, adjustment screws, bill silver: Bill, if you didn t completely clean the carburetors, then the adjustment screws won t do much of anything. Your other concerns should be to check the mechanical spark advancer, behind the points plate. Be sure that it is free to move in both directions....

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 duo-glide, rod seals, push rods
rod seals, push rods, mechanical background: If you have the lifters with the acorn not on top of them, then they are solid lifters, not hydrolic, so once they were removed you need to adjust them. The longest on is the front exhaust, next longest is the rear exhaust, next longest is the front intake...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 Harley Sportster, starter solenoid, starter motor
starter solenoid, starter motor, solenoid: Starting the bike has noting to do with the clutch or being in gear, so lets start with that problem. If the starter motor is turning over, but not engaging then its probably the starter solenoid so I would replace it. Once you get it running and you are...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 HD Electra Glide Electrical Problems, test light, happy holidays
test light, happy holidays, electrical problems: You have a short in the main wiring probably. Start by checking at the ignition switch with a test light. Do yu have power going to the switch? When the key is on, do you have power going away from the switch? If both are no, then you have a short going to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 Honda CL160D, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Larry, I may be able to help you. I ll need your email address as requested and explained in my instructions. I return tech files by email. Standing by... Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline goes bad with time...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 Honda CL77, point gap, electrical problem
point gap, electrical problem, stator: Hi Adam, I may have specs for the points, but not the procedure for timing and point gap adjustment. Try contacting the guys at the following websites: www.hondatrail70.com/ www.hondatrail70.com/miniBikeBoy.htm Respectfully, Mark Shivel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 Honda Model Numbers, ko models, product code numbers
ko models, product code numbers, honda 50: Ken, Your bike is a K1 series machine. The 3XXXXXX series chassis up to CB450-3008956 are K1s, after that they were K2s. K1 engines have 3XXXX numbers, but K2s have 31xxxxx serial numbers. K3s were both CB450-4XXXXXX. Despite rather drastic differences...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 honda cl350 ignition coil, honda cl350, zero volts
honda cl350, zero volts, point gap: Tom, It sounds like you may have grounded the point wire to the right side when you changed the points. It is somewhat of a delicate installation to ensure that the point wire is insulated from the point bracket. If you turn the little flag terminal just a...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 t100c torphy, sprockets, trophy
sprockets, trophy, rear wheel: Bill Now you know the reason why the thing sat for 20 years. The problem is that there is no way of knowing what happened inside to mess things up. I m not so sure about the brake thing. Don t see how that could help, but by putting it in fourth gear...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 CB350 electrical problem, check ebay, starter solenoid
check ebay, starter solenoid, fuse holder: Jim, I am gathering a lot of CB350 info and have a number of files, including shop bulletins and tuneup instructions. I am working on a Restoration Guide, but it is far from complete, at this point. Check ebay for manuals or the publisher.. www.helminc.com...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 cb350, honda cb350, shop manuals
honda cb350, shop manuals, kick starter: Hi Phil, The kick start shaft and linkage behind the engine cases may have come unsecured or broken. You will have to disassemble the kick assy. and investigate. Get the shop manual if you donot already own one. It will pay for itself with the first...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 cl 175 gas tank assembley, power jets, brain cells
power jets, brain cells, plastic tubes: Rob, you are testing my arcane knowledge of these old things, aren t you? : ) Nothing like flexing the brain cells a bit, though! Early style CL175K0 carbs had what were called power jets, that enrichened the mixture at part throttle and high speed....

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 Harley xlch/with magneto/29,000 mi, harley xlch, point gap
harley xlch, point gap, carb adjustments: Back of the mag in toward the motor (ie. turning the mag housing clockwise makes the points open later and retards the spark. Lots of times a mag is blamed for hard starting when there are other problems, like wrong carb adjustments, intake manifold leaks,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969? Honda CL-90, fuel starvation, clutch lever
fuel starvation, clutch lever, air mixture: Michael.... You have to be careful when working with small carb parts about over torquing the jets. In some cases there were different thread pitches used in the 1960s and the threads will not be a perfect match, as you have discovered. You really have...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 Honda CT90, areon, valve clearance
areon, valve clearance, gas tank: Glenn, it sounds to me like it may be low on power. Does it seem to have good compression? You may need to check that fuel is coming from the gas tank to the carb and then clean the carb jets. Also the ignition timing should be checked. The points should...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 honda sl 90, check tires, dratv
check tires, dratv, new spark: Lee, -if you need specific help on a repair problem, you can ask here. I would recommend getting a shop or repair manual as well. http://www.themotorbookstore.com/50ohcsin19.html -You can try places like bikebandit.com for parts or possibly Honda...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 Triumph 500 T100Not..., manitoulin island ontario canada, manitoulin island ontario
manitoulin island ontario canada, manitoulin island ontario, clutch plates: Al Damn, where did all these questions come from? I ve got a bunch of em. I thought I was listed as on vacation while I was running for the United States Senate. Don t believe me? Check out my web site: http://www.senatorjohn.com The problem with...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 Triumph Tiger, triumph tiger, wiring diagrams
triumph tiger, wiring diagrams, problem thanks: Mike Unless someone in the past has gone through a lot of trouble to make some unnecessary alterations, you can pretty much count on your triumph being wired positive ground. However, to be on the safe side, you should consult the wiring diagrams for your...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 yamaha 250 DT1B enduro, yamalube, cycle oil
yamalube, cycle oil, engine speeds: Cathy, -the autolube uses a good quality 2 cycle oil for motorcycles. -Yamaha has there own Yamalube or you can find various other brands for motorcycle use. -It is also good to watch the autolube oil line and see that oil is pumping okay when...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 Z50 flywheel, bill silver, strap wrench
bill silver, strap wrench, tool category: Desi, sounds like you are lacking in the air tool category, but it shouldn t be the limiting factor to solve your problem. A large strap wrench can be helpful to hold the flywheel while you are loosening the center nut. A tool like that can usually be...

Motorcycle Repair: 1969 z50 carb, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Stefan, I have no resources for the 1969 z50. Start with two turns out and go from there. Make single adjustments at a time and note the effects on performance. Too many changes at once is fruitless. See the tech information files below. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 CT90K2 websites for parts, honda ct90, google searches
honda ct90, google searches, minded enthusiasts: Bruce after 36 years, the supply of parts for your bike is pretty thin. Honda hasn t made any parts for them since the early 1990s, other than generic parts for the engine and gaskets, etc. www.westernhillshonda.com in Ohio is a Honda dealer, that specializes...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 cb350 problems, side valves, cl350
side valves, cl350, cb350: Hi Jeremy. Here s your answers; 1) Yes. replacing the worn component should eliminate the tick. 2) Replace the gasket and use high heat gasket seal as well. Then use a torque wrench to torque down the bolts as per the repair manual. 3) For the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 cb350k2, plug caps, farm auction
plug caps, farm auction, permanent magnet: Frank, these bikes are battery powered, even though they have a permanent magnet charging system to maintain it. Clean the points, gap them at .012-.014 then set them to open at the F and LF marks. Be sure that the condenser leads are clean and tight....

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 ct70, mineral spirits, lapping compound
mineral spirits, lapping compound, bill silver: Put a drop of oil on the valve stems, with everything else clean and dry, then reassemble the valves and springs. Check again. If there is any seepage, then lap them in with fine compound. It isn t clear to me if you have checked them assembled or not. The...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 ct70, valve stem seals, lapping compound
valve stem seals, lapping compound, bill silver: Shirley, it sounds like they are as good as they are gonna get, so put it all back together again. Spring sets are the same for intake and exhaust. Check for the small o-ring/seal ring used as a valve stem seal and replace it. Some early bikes didn t have...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 ct70, ct70, riding habits
ct70, riding habits, air fuel: Hi Shirley, Q: ...Is it possible to tune a bike that you are just riding in the yard? A: Yes. It s possible that the carb is out of adjustment and causing the problem. The carburetor air-fuel mixtures can be corrected to improve performace. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Electra Glide, broken spokes, wheel weights
broken spokes, wheel weights, rim: Riding a bike with broken spokes is dangerous, since more spokes will probably break as you ride. The weights are just wheel weights for balance. If you have rust on the rim then its time to replace it. It will just rust more in time and you dont want to have...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Electraglide repair, volt meter, foot brake
volt meter, foot brake, meter test: For the charging problem. First you need to check the battery and make sure you have a good one. next, start the bike and with a volt meter test at the battery and see what the voltage is. You should be running somewhere around 13.5 volts. If not, test the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 electra glide, brake failure, master cylinder
brake failure, master cylinder, resevoir: Anytime your master cylinder leaks it should be taken care of. If not, you are taking a chance of a brake failure! You never said if is was the front or rear master cylinder, but it shouldnt be over $100.00 You dont need to replace the brake line, unless...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda 175 Idle, air leaks, throttle cable
air leaks, throttle cable, o rings: Michael, -Check the carb throttle slides, make sure they have the cutaway at the back and are not stuck open. Make sure the throttle cable is free and has some slack. -Turn idle screws anti-clockwise to slow down. Check for air leaks around carb flange...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda CB360, rotor stator, current regulator
rotor stator, current regulator, permanent magnet: Walter, either your bike is NOT a CB360, due to the date (made 1974-77) or your bike is a CB350, if it is a 1970 model. Basically they are similar... permanent magnet rotor, stator, rectifier and a small current regulator mounted on the back of the battery...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda CB750, honda sohc, conductor of electricity
honda sohc, conductor of electricity, electrical diagnosis: Hi John, Electrical diagnosis can be frustrating at times. You ll have to perform a few checks and try and isolate, and possibly re-create the conditions that pose the problems, in order to find the source(s) of the problem(s). Get a copy of the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda CL175, honda cl175, point gap
honda cl175, point gap, pin holes: Evan, -is the compression good on both cylinders? -Black plugs usually indicate way too much fuel or plugged air intake. -Have you tried it with the air filters off? -New points won t hurt, make sure the point contacts are polished clean, they may...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda CT-90, honda ct, condensor
honda ct, condensor, holes: Joseph Does the aftermarket coil have a metal bar thru it, with two holes for mounting it? If so no, the wiring is not setup for that coil and if it was worked around (grounding issues) will cause a weaker spark than stock and unreliability in the machine....

Motorcycle Repair: 1970's Honda ct 90 trail bike, copper head gasket, torque chart
copper head gasket, torque chart, honda ct: http://www.dansmc.com/torque_chart.htm I don t recall if they have 6mm or 8mm studs. Use around 5-6 ft lbs for 6mm and 12 ft lbs for 8mm studs/nuts. I can do them by feel, but if you don t have the feeling of tight bolts then use a torque wrench. Use...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda Scrambler, 200cc, honda scrambler, fork seals
honda scrambler, fork seals, triple clamps: Jim, the only 1970 Scramblers around that size were 175s. If your bike is a 1974 CL200, then be sure to state that when ordering parts for your machine. No major tricks or worries for this type of repair. You will need to jack up the bike somewhere under...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda SL 100 - Valve Spring Compressor, valve spring compressor, ebay auctions
valve spring compressor, ebay auctions, point gap: Sam, if you plan to do this on a regular basis, buy one like this: http://www.sportingforless.com/product_info.php?products_id=37 You can use the deep socket technique shown here: http://www.dansmc.com/valve.htm but you will still need a compressor to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda SL 350, diameter drill, vent hole
diameter drill, vent hole, bill silver: Sean, this has been noticed in the past by other owners of Honda twins. There is an odd pressure balance issue going on internally and probably two things can help alleviate it. I understand that you blew air through the petcock passages, but sometimes...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda Trail 90, honda trail 90, stator windings
honda trail 90, stator windings, brake light switch: Frank, start here: http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/WiringDiagrams/MCwiring.php You haven t told me what you have and haven t done, so far. I don t know what you have and haven t thought of.. Parts in the system include the ignition switch, battery, rectifier,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda Trail 90, honda trail 90, motorcycle oil
honda trail 90, motorcycle oil, permanent magnet: Claude, the plastic dipstick on the right hand side engine cover (down by the footpeg) is used to check the oil level. Unscrew it, wipe it off, DIP it in (do not screw it back in!) and check it again. All the oil for the engine and transmission circulates...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda trail bike, vintage japanese motorcycle, worldnet att
vintage japanese motorcycle, worldnet att, emmaus pa: Hi Janet and husband, Review the following tech file for information about replacing a lost key. Usually, the local Honda delaer will have keys for most models, but 1970 is strecthing it. The carburetor and fuel tank will likely need servicing. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 honda ct90 carburrator, honda ct90, clutch adjustment
honda ct90, clutch adjustment, fuel leaks: Fowler, your problem with the kickstarter can be either the kickstarter gears not meshing or the clutch adjustment on the left cover is incorrect. For the clutch adjustment, you loosen the locknut, turn the screw inwards until it gets firm, then back it out...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 honda ct90, full wave bridge rectifier, honda ct90
full wave bridge rectifier, honda ct90, oem honda parts: Ken, Did you install a full wave bridge rectifier from RS on the bike or just a diode? I ll assume a whole unit. The OEM Honda parts may have a certain current limiting factor built in due to the design of selenium parts.. or not. The other part of the rather...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 honda QA 50 No Spark, honda qa 50, honda qa50
honda qa 50, honda qa50, honda flywheel puller: Dave, I think it has a flywheel magneto type ignition under the left engine cover. That means you try a new spark plug, then if there is no spark check the kill button for faults, then move on to the plug cap, but most likely you will have to clean,...

Motorcycle Repair: I have a 1970 Suzuki T250., suzuki t250, singes
suzuki t250, singes, pistons: Larry, Try motocarrera.com . They may have a link to or even the manual itself. I know they can be tough to find. I m assuming it s a twin opposed to the singes of 69 and earlier. Motocarrea deals with older two strokes and resourses for them. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 triumph 650 single carb. help!, fuel evaporation, triumph 650
fuel evaporation, triumph 650, prince of darkness: Hi Q. Fortunately, you have replaced the Lucas (the prince of darkness) electrics. Being as you are in NY, I imagine that the bike spends time in seasonal storage every year. The problem that you likely have is one involving the carb. It is likely...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 triumph 650 tr6r electrical problems, boyer electronic ignition, triumph 650
boyer electronic ignition, triumph 650, sparx: Hi Quy, You re probably more experienced with your Triumph than I, and my family is from the UK. lol Basically, I would start with a altenator output test and compare VOM readings to factory specs. Next, test circuit components and verify they re...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 triumph bonneville T120R, triumph bonneville t120r, 82d airborne division
triumph bonneville t120r, 82d airborne division, rocker boxes: My Friend For quite some time I have been working with the AllExperts site to help you and others with their motorycle questions and problems. Some I have been able to help more than others, but I tried, and took no payment for these services. It has been...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 XLCH Sportster Tranny, clutch assembly, transmission area
clutch assembly, transmission area, drive sprocket: Check to make sure your sprocket is tight to the trans. Aslso check the clutch for slipage. If they check out then remove the trans and take a look at it. You are better off to rebuild it, instead of buy a new one. It would be cheaper. Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Yamaha Enduro 90 (HT1), hex caps, clymer manual
hex caps, clymer manual, piston port: Ryan, There is a drain screw or bolt at the bottom of each fork for draining and you fill with 5W to 30W fork oil (standard motor oil can work but it doesn t have the anti-foaming agent the fork oil has). To fill remove the top hex caps and make sure their...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 CB175 exhaust, honda cb175, cylinder bikes
honda cb175, cylinder bikes, vertical cylinder: Dustin, the exhaust systems are pretty much all interchangeable for all of the vertical cylinder bikes from 1969 onwards. I heard recently from someone who put CB200T mufflers on his CB175 bike, as well. You should be fine in swapping the exhaust to your bike....

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 cb 175 head gasket, valve cover gasket, head gasket
valve cover gasket, head gasket, honda tech: Hi Jens, Unless you can find a service manual for this motorcycle, I recommend having a local Honda tech perform this work for you. My resources don t date back that far. I certainly cannot remember the specs and procedures. Respectfully, Mark Shively...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 ct 90 idle won't hold steady, honda ct90, air screws
honda ct90, air screws, air screw: Mike, you have been busy. Glad to hear that it is coming around for you. Honda specs 20.00mm for the float level. First versions were 21.5mm. I know it seems like a small thing, but can make a difference when you are dealing with such a small carb and air/fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Honda CB250 Euro, cylinder head gasket, honda cb250
cylinder head gasket, honda cb250, vent tube: Dustin, even with low miles, the seals and gaskets are 34 years old and subject to deterioration and failure. These bikes are directly related to the CB350s here in the US. I am not clear about your description of oil coming out of the top of the engine...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Honda CB350 Neutral Switch, 1971 honda cb350, engine case
1971 honda cb350, engine case, strange problem: Andrew, -It sounds like the switch is stuck or the wire is shorted somewhere to ground. -The switch is under the left engine cover, should have a wire on the end of it. You can inspect it or replace it. It screws into the engine case. -The shift...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Honda CB350 Twin, 1971 honda cb350, maximum gap
1971 honda cb350, maximum gap, emery cloth: Schuyler.... Your tail light bulb problem is not related to the coil problem unless you are shorting out the battery with the tail light and the voltage is too low to fire the coils properly. DO find and fix the light problem. HOT wires are not a good thing....

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Honda CL175 K5 keeps fouling plugs, honda cl175, carburetor rebuild kits
honda cl175, carburetor rebuild kits, right cylinder: Home followup.... all carbs have 21.mm float level from that time period. Carbs are stamped CBD, CLS, 306A, 644A, 653A or 306B and all have varying calibrations. Main jets vary from 90, 92 to 98, idle jets are #35 or #38, needle clips are 3rd or 4th and idle...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Honda CL175, valve clearances, bill silver
valve clearances, bill silver, full tank: Dez, be sure that your carbs are getting fuel, that the points are clean and gapped to .012 -.016 and set to open at the F mark. Check for spark on both cylinders. Check valve clearances.. .002 COLD for both intake and exhaust. Try a fresh set of plugs,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Honda cl70-clutch, honda cl70, honda motorcycles
honda cl70, honda motorcycles, manual clutch: Windel, log into the http://www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/ site and select the Honda motorcycles option, then go to the XL70 model, then the right hand crankcase cover. The clutch release parts fit into the clutch cover, but may need to be placed correctly...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Honda SL125 carb, internal combustion engines, honda sl125
internal combustion engines, honda sl125, dental mirror: Hi Andy, Q: ...There are two holes going up inside the carb above the floats . They seem to go to nipples on the left and right side of the carb . These both have a small hole in the bottom side . Should air pass through and what are these called . And...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 harley xlch, harley xlch, j p cycles
harley xlch, j p cycles, manul: Ok, since you know the battery is good, the bike is crancking and the pushrods are set correctly we will go on. Since you got a new tank, did you get it lined? If the tank is bare metal it will rust and you will run into the same problem. Check around at radiator...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda 175 restoration, punch mark, auto parts stores
punch mark, auto parts stores, valve job: Joel, once you fish out the chain put a piece of safety wire or something similar on the ends so you can keep track of it. Get a long thin magnet, like those found in auto parts stores so you can reach down and catch an end of the chain. With the oil drained...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda 175 restoration, pusher plate, stud holes
pusher plate, stud holes, center bolt: Joel, the trick to get those screws loosened, is to use an impact driver tool, the kind you hit with a hammer. You must have one for working on motorcycles. Most m/c shops have them in stock. I always get a longer #3 bit and then use it to smack the screw...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda cb100, restoration tips, motorcycles
restoration tips, motorcycles, honda: Hi James, Not to worry. Oil is susposed to be there. Get a copy of the Service Manual and learn about repairing and maintaining your CB100. Here s a link to the manual: http://www.repairmanual.net/motorcycles/1970/27/3/1139 Here s a link with...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda cb175, honda cb175, mile trip
honda cb175, mile trip, blinkers: Hi Andrew. Every light is on a fused circuit. There should be a circuit for the head/tail light (sometimes one for each), one for the signals and brake light, one for the horn and one for the instruments. Check all of the fuses. It isn t likely, but...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda cb175, honda cb175, piston heads
honda cb175, piston heads, gas plugs: Andrew, I think you put the slides in backwards.... there are left and right sided ones. Cutaways go towards the air filters. Make sure that you cleared the passages in the carb throat. Air bleed passages for idle mix and main jet... if plugged they will cause...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda cl450, regulator problem, condencer
regulator problem, condencer, toosh: well i thing you had a regulator problem.But now you have other conserns:)so if you want to test your ignition coil take a multimeter ,switch to ohms and test the coil.(multimeter lead to primary lead of coil+multimeter lead to primary lead of coil)check if...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda sl125, rotor engine, emery cloth
rotor engine, emery cloth, spark plug wire: Don, I had a SL100 when I was about 14, I know these bikes quite well. -Top left side of your engine is a chrome cover with two screws in it. This is where your contact points are. Likely they are corroded from sitting. They can be cleaned with a little...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda z50ak2 mini trail, engine case, mini trail
engine case, mini trail, index mark: Glen, Check the points to see if the contacts are flat, you can file them a little if need be. Set the points gap at about .014 Align the F mark with the timing index mark at the top of the engine case. The points should just break open when these...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 ironhead sportster, circulation problem, ironhead
circulation problem, ironhead, drain hole: Your piston clearence should be .003-.004, so your ok there. Make sure the oil drain hole in the cylinder is not plugged. You might be over heating the cylinder if you are running to lean. Pull the plugs and if they are really white, then you are running...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Kawasaki f7 won't idle, air screw, vacuum line
air screw, vacuum line, head gasket: Hi Richard. Sometimes the simplest things are the ones that we miss. Happens to everyone, without exception. Did you synchronise the carbs? Have you checked the plugs after running the bike to see if it is running rich, good or lean? Has the bike...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 sl175 Honda, bearing retainer, ring groove
bearing retainer, ring groove, honda model: Charlie.... Clymer books are pretty generic sometimes and not always accurate or specific for your needs, such as this. Go to www.bikebandit.com and search OEM parts, then drill down to Honda, 1971, SL175, then rear wheel. I got it here, but it may be too...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 sporster light motor noise, rotation pin, train noise
rotation pin, train noise, push rods: Jason, a few things can cause valve train noise. -dirty or faulty lifters or lifter block wear(excessive clearance) -push rods rubbing. -the tappets front and back sides have flat areas on them. The tappet anti-rotation pin goes against one of these...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 sportster clutch adjustment, clutch adjustment, clutch lever
clutch adjustment, clutch lever, adjustment screw: Try this. I have seen this happen before where the release arm is not rearward when you try to adjust it. Adjust the cable so it is as short as it goes and screw the adjuster screw outward so it is not touching anything. Now push the cable inward so the release...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Triumph Tiger, triumph tiger, fuel valve
triumph tiger, fuel valve, air filter: Hi Palmer. Start with the possibility that the carb may need a proper cleaning from sitting in storage. That s one thing. You should also look at the state of the air filter. If it is due, or overdue for changing, then that may well be a contributing...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 Yamaha Jt1, piston rod, working memory
piston rod, working memory, oil seal: Hi Daniel, I have no resources for the 1971 JT1. I cannot advise on installation of the rotary disk or other specs. It s too old for me to have a working memory of specs, either. lol I recommend performing a compression and leak-down tests. Keep searching...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971cl 175 voltage regulator, bill silver, oem parts
bill silver, oem parts, charging system: Wow! That is a great find! One CL175 coming up! http://www.bikebandit.com/honda-1971/oem-parts Battery-Rectifier page, item #4. That is all there is on the charging system, basically. If you are putting out 15.3 volts, it is probably just momentarily. Did...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 bmw 75/5 bing carbs, o rings, synchronizing files
o rings, synchronizing files, shively: Hi Steve, The pilot circuits may be obstructed. It runs on choke because the pilot and choke share passageways and the choke compensates by bypassing the obstuction (acts as if it were the pilot circuit). I suggest recleaning the carbs, or at least...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 CB 175 Carb Question, rotor stator, float bowls
rotor stator, float bowls, side slides: Stephen, You really got to establish a baseline before you start doing troubleshooting on the lean condition. 1) Do a compression check on both sides... should be above 150 psi 2) Check valve adjustment (002 COLD at TDC compression stroke), if compression...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 CB350F Master Cylinder, cb350f, bill silver
cb350f, bill silver, master cylinders: Contact me through my website:www.vintagehonda.com and I can email a jpg of Honda s SL110 bulletin that shows a cross-section illustration of the bleed port in question. Bill Silver ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Well, the master cylinders...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 cb175 Twin carb Adjustment, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, twin carbs: Hi Roman, You may have already checked, but how about the idle adjustment? Check synchronization, too. Try similar settings with both screws. Tweak one set of screws a bit at a time until you notice change. Respectfully, Mark Shively Carb...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 cb350 twin, air leaks, bill silver
air leaks, bill silver, honda parts: Butch.... motorcycles are just minature cars... the same rules apply. Bikes with high idle problems, generally stem from worn or sticking spark advancers, located behind the points plate. If the springs are stretched or the cam is gummed up and sticking...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 cl175 exhaust removal and regulator testing, regulator rectifier, penetrating spray
regulator rectifier, penetrating spray, heat shields: Bill, the regulator has 3 wires, green(ground), black(fuse) and yellow, the yellow wire is the field coil control. -some hondas use a pointless regulator that runs things off the ground circuit, it varies the ground resistance to control the stator...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 FLH front forks, 1972 flh, fork oil
1972 flh, fork oil, fork tube: Yes there is a spring under pressure. You will need to get the front wheel off the ground to do the work or the spring pressure will not let you put hte cap back on. remove the cap and at the bottom of the fork on the rearward side you will see a screw. remove...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 fl rear wheel, wheel hub, drum brake
wheel hub, drum brake, brake pad: Those are a real bear to get apart sometimes. What happens is the brake pad wears the drum and causes a lip on the drum. If you look in the center you will see a small square piece sticking out. It will be at the top, close to the brake line. This is the adjuster...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda, honda cb 500, linkage problems
honda cb 500, linkage problems, inner desire: Hi Lindsay. You ve gotten yourself quite a project if you want to go into the tranny on a bike that old. Swapping out to a 700 will end up being both cheaper and easier. You will want the repair manuals for both the 500 and 700 versions. Sometimes they...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda CB 750, honda cb 750, clutch lever
honda cb 750, clutch lever, kickstarter: Hi Kenny. That is a hard to say thing. If the bike is going to be ridden every day, then I would not go that far with it. However, if you are going to ride it once in a while (bike night, shows, weekends, etc.) then go for it. A bike that old, if in...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda CB500-4, honda cb500, fuel residue
honda cb500, fuel residue, classic motorcycle: Hi Claudia. Let me get this right. You are trying to resurrect a CLASSIC motorcycle (which was the same type I had as my second bike, btw) and you are asking me if you are crazy? Well of course you are; then again, so am I. :) But seriously, if you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda CL175 carburation problem, air screw, honda cl175
air screw, honda cl175, screw adjustment: Ron... here are my thoughts... 1. You mixed the carburetor slides up... The cutaway goes to the air filter sides and there are L & R slides. Check them first. 2. Make sure that the float levels are set at 21mm and there are no pinholes in the floats causing...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda CL175 Stuck Throttle, honda cl175, service manuals
honda cl175, service manuals, simple solution: Hi Tony, Visit the following link and check out the service manuals of those cycles listed. They share parts with the CL and will help you diagnose and repair the problem. http://www.honda4fun.com/man_officina/man_officina.html Respectfully, Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda Cl 100- No spark, plug cap, coil wire
plug cap, coil wire, battery voltage: Matt, yes, these bikes need a good battery to get the ignition going. -Check for battery voltage at your coil and also see if the points spark when you open/close them. There should be some power at the points. -points need about .014 gap on...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda cb350four starting, starter clutch, bill silver
starter clutch, bill silver, start button: Bill, inside the cases is a starter clutch and clutch hub, which has rollers and springs that may be the source of the problem. When the springs weaken, the rollers don t stay in contact with the clutch hub, so there is an intermittent contact/release action...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda SL125 Motorsport, honda sl125, needle bearings
honda sl125, needle bearings, kroil: Mike.... you have to remove the camchain from the camshaft sprocket. Two bolts hold it together. Pull the sprocket off the end of the camshaft, then remove the chain from the sprocket. Put a piece of wire around the chain, so you can drop it down the side...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda SL125, plug cap, timing chain
plug cap, timing chain, camshaft: Robert, sometimes reading the spark plug can indicate the problem. Black=rich, whitish=lean, tan=good. You can adjust the carb accordingly. Double check your points, if the camshaft is loose at all, the points can bounce resulting in bad running. Unfortunately...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda XL 350 electronic ignition, honda xl 350, magneto ignition system
honda xl 350, magneto ignition system, condenser system: Ralph, I am not aware of a conversion for your bike. Basically Honda put a magneto ignition system on the machine, but spread the parts around the motor and chassis. Properly maintained and adjusted, it should provide adequate ignition for all but racing applications....

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Honda, xrsonly, xl 250
xrsonly, xl 250, powroll: Bud, I have no idea if other pistons will fit. You have to consider the wrist pin size, deck height, combustion chamber crown, etc and compare them directly. http://www.xlintperformance.com/performanceparts.htm www.xrsonly.com may be able to assist....

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 honda 750 chopper, honda 750 chopper, starter solenoid
honda 750 chopper, starter solenoid, headlight circuit: Hi Greg. The main fuse is normally located under the seat on the battery side, generally near the starter solenoid. It could also be directly under the seat with the other fuses in the main fusebox. The location tends to sometimes vary from model to model....

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 qa50, google search, honda qa50
google search, honda qa50, craigslist org: Casey... hard to find parts for these little playtoys now, after 25 years. Plus they came in all kinds of colors, so body work is a challenge, too. I did a GOOGLE search on HONDA QA50 PARTS FOR SALE and came up with: http://www.re-mx.com/qa50/qa50_parts.php...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 sportster transmission, shift fork, bearings
shift fork, bearings, good luck: What youa re going to have to do is remove the trans and do an inspection on the shifter forks and bearings. You dont have to split the cases to do this. The trans comes out the left side of the bike. It is behind the clutchs. Good luck and happy riding ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 sporty frame, strut mounts, mount brackets
strut mounts, mount brackets, mounting brackets: 72 and earlier frame is different from 73 and later. But both use the same rear engine mount. Front engine mount holes in the frames are very slightly different so you might be able to make it work depending on which front motor mount brackets you use....

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Triumph Electrical, fuse panel, triumph tiger
fuse panel, triumph tiger, negative terminals: Justin, Mild sparking is normal until tight contact is made at the terminals. If you are still at odds, trace the positive terminal, it should go to the stator AND the fuse panel. The Negative should either lead to a grounding terminal on the frame and/or...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 triumph, 82d airborne division, jap bikes
82d airborne division, jap bikes, son justin: My Friend For quite some time I have been working with the AllExperts site to help you and others with their motorycle questions and problems. Some I have been able to help more than others, but I tried, and took no payment for these services. It has been...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 Yamaha AT1 throttle/carb question, cause havoc, tiny particles
cause havoc, tiny particles, carburator: Lee, The slide may be stuck open, you should be able to feel it by the loose action of the throttle. Sounds like you may have to do a breakdown of the carburator and make the crucial adjustments and clean it correctly. If you are comfortable in making...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 350 four, internal combustion engines, powder substance
internal combustion engines, powder substance, crystal powder: Hi Russell, I suspect the carburetors need more thoroughly cleaned, respectfully. I return technical information by email. There was no email with your question as requested in my instructions. For your convenience, I ve pasted some info below to assit...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 CB350, plug caps, repair knowledge
plug caps, repair knowledge, motorcycle repair: Joel, I doubt it would be worth having a shop rebuild it, even if you could find someone willing. Look online for a service manual, that s the best place to start and will save you alot of grief if something gets assembled wrong. You won t be able...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 CB350, engine flywheel, inch gap
engine flywheel, inch gap, slow jet: Randy, it may be plugged carb jets and would require taking the various jets out and cleaning them. There are also passageways in the carb body itself that can plug up. A good soak in some carb cleaner is helpful there. Here is a good link to a carb...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 cb 350 four backfires, cb 350 four, throttle gas
cb 350 four, throttle gas, timing light: Chuck, -you have to check the condition of the contact points. They need to be shiny clean and smooth. -Separately set each set of points on the highest part of the cam that opens them, you have to turn the engine to do this. They should be set to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 cb 350, tooth comb, loose connections
tooth comb, loose connections, fuel flow: Hi Brad. You may have a couple of minor problems that, alone are no biggie, but together are a real pain. 1) Go through the electrical system with a fine tooth comb. You are looking for any shorts, arcing spots, breaks or ground outs in the wiring...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 engine losses power, wiring harnesses, cb500
wiring harnesses, cb500, line oil: Mlle, first thing is to pin down the problem. i have my doubt its ignition. Dont cut anything !!! there isnt anything needed to be cut to take it out. lets pin the problem first. need to get the bike to shut down and carry an extra spark plug with you, even...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 GT550Indy Suzuki, fuel delivery system, ball point pen
fuel delivery system, ball point pen, petcock: David, You may want to consult the manual for that year. I haven t worked on that model but it sounds like there is a vaccuum sys. incorperated into the fuel delivery system. I m sure that the spring is coupled with a ball forming a one way valve but...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda 175 plug fouling, alfa spider, advancer
alfa spider, advancer, italian car: Ben, just think of it as a couple of OHC single cylinder engines ganged together.... they are REALLY pretty easy to work on.... FIRST... clean the points, adjust the gap to .0012-014 , then move the point plate around until the points open when the F mark...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda 350, cam lobes, compression stroke
cam lobes, compression stroke, honda 350: Chris, the 350s are just the flip side of the 305s, with all the timing stuff opposite. You should set it up with the left cylinder up at the LT mark and the camshaft sprocket flat mark section parallel with the cylinder head surface (horizontal). What you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda CB500/4 Stalling.., 1973 honda cb500, fuel starvation
1973 honda cb500, fuel starvation, petcock: Greg, sounds like fuel starvation. If you park the bike on the side stand, any water, gunk stuff can settle to one side of the tank. That happens to be the side where the petcock is, so you may have plugged up the petcock screen. It is inside the fuel tank,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda CB750 kick start, 1973 honda cb750, last resort
1973 honda cb750, last resort, clutch: Hi, that doesn t sound good. Have you found the cause for the engine seizure? It may have done other damage. To check out the kickstart etc, you have to open the cover over it and remove the clutch assy. to see what is binding. The engine may need to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda cb350 won't fire, 1973 honda cb350, lint free cloth
1973 honda cb350, lint free cloth, maximum gap: Brandon, you can check the voltage to the points by blocking them open with a little piece of paper. If you have close to battery voltage at the point wires, then you probably just have a case of corroded points. Use a fine grade of emery cloth or small smooth...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda cb500 carbs, 1973 honda cb500, vacuum hoses
1973 honda cb500, vacuum hoses, vacuum lines: Hi John, The two vacuum hoses between the carburetors are not vacuum lines, rather atmospheric vents fopr the float bowls. Leave these hoses open and unconnected. The fuel hoses connect to the petcock. I ll send you tech files and links. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda cb500 firing problems, 1973 honda cb500, cylinder compression
1973 honda cb500, cylinder compression, plug cap: Hi Roland, Q: One of my four pipes doesn t get hot and thus not firing. I have changed the spark plugs without success. Any suugestions? A: Remove the spark plugs and ground them against the engine. Turn the ignition on and press the starter button....

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda QA50, bikebandit com, screw plug
bikebandit com, screw plug, honda motorcycle: Ron, no spark generally means that the points are dirty and/or have closed up. Timing and point gap are completely inter-related. Clean the point faces, so they are nice and shiny with no grit in between, then set them so that they just open when the F mark...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda XL 250, honda xl 250, alternator windings
honda xl 250, alternator windings, honda 4 stroke: Dave, these bikes have a spread out magneto ignition system. You need to find the white or black (maybe black/white) wire from the alternator windings and trace it up to where it connects with the condenser and points in a Black/White connector. The...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda XL350E dirt bike, point gap, abrasive particles
point gap, abrasive particles, metal flutes: Lon, it sounds like a bike that hasn t had a lot of loving care does it? XL350s have a spread out magneto system, so you do have to get the point cover off the cylinder head and clean the points, check the spark advancer to be sure it isn t frozen and hope...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda, combustion chambers, rubber hoses
combustion chambers, rubber hoses, thin gauge: Chris, If you are getting a good strong blue spark at the plug you may be dealing w/ a fuel delivery problem. The carbs. on that model may be vaccum assist meaning the engine must be running to help draw fuel at a regulated rate down to the carbs. Of...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 honda cb 350-carbs, honda cb 350, poor vacuum
honda cb 350, poor vacuum, exhaust gaskets: Boyd, Also, check out these websites: http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/interactiveMC.html http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/wiring.html http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/Rtiming.html if it needs the choke to run then it is either a lack of fuel or too much air leaking...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 honda cb350G disc brake, wiringdiagrams, indicator panel
wiringdiagrams, indicator panel, old clothes: Laurel, as long as the mastercylinder is working, the easiest way to get the piston/pad out is to use the hydraulic pressure of the master cylinder to pump it out of the caliper. Being that you have disconnected it, you may have lost that option, as these...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 honda cl125 not gettin any spark, shively, multimeter
shively, multimeter, hondas: Hi Matt, Yes, I have a few specs for vintage Hondas that may help you and your father. I return tech information files by email. There was no email address with your question as requested and explained in my instructions. Respectfully, Mark Shivel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 honda xl 250, honda xl 250, honda xl250
honda xl 250, honda xl250, sediment bowl: Jon, go here for details.. http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-xl250-motosport-250-k0-us_model837/partslist/ or specifically http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-xl250-motosport-250-k0-us_model837/partslist/F++07.html Petcock has a 4 hole gasket that allows fuel to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 sportster, metal shavings, crank case
metal shavings, crank case, oil tank: Mike, all you can do is clean out all the broken pieces and inspect your covers and bushings for damage. Drain all the oil and flush out the oil tank, blow out the oil lines with compressed air and clean out/replace the oil filter. The pump will need...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Yamaha RD350 fuel problem, weisco pistons, stock pistons
weisco pistons, stock pistons, haynes manual: Brad, First off, be sure you are getting a strong blue spark upon kick over on both plugs. If that s a go, give the air box a spritz of starting fluid/ether and try again. If you get ignition you are dealing with a carb problem. This could be many things...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 yamaha dt 125, yamaha dt 125, falcon
yamaha dt 125, falcon, good luck: Hi Brent. It sounds a lot like you have a small compression loss or a problem with the ignition circuit. It isn t enough to prevent the bike from firing, but it is just enough to prevent it from starting normally. To be sure, you need to check compression...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 1000 sportster with a low rider front end, dual tanks, change gears
dual tanks, change gears, rear fender: I think the first part of your question is you want to know how to raise the bike up. First, check the rear shock length. To raise the rear you can add longer shocks. To raise the front end you would either lose the rake or add longer forks. As to the shifter,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 750 cb honda, cb honda, impact hammer
cb honda, impact hammer, senarios: Duane, If it ia a top to bottom split you need to remove the bolts from the underside w/ an impact hammer, there should be 10 or so. Then carefully pry them apart making sure not to damage the mating flanges. You l then need to clean the surfaces before...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 big twin blowing oilout of chain oiler hose, chain oiler, screw cap
chain oiler, screw cap, lapping compound: Your chain oiler is controlled by the screw that enters on an angle on the face of your oil pump. Turning it clockwise cuts down the oil feed to the chain. If you are talking about your breather hose blowing oil after the bike has been sitting, that s from...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 CB 750, electrical faults, internal shorts
electrical faults, internal shorts, cb 750: Hi George. There are two probable causes here. One, which is least likely, is valve/ignition timing and the other would be intermittent electrical faults (1 or more) in the ignition system. To fix or check these problems you will need the repair manual...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 CB350F, dowel pins, component alignment
dowel pins, component alignment, correct alignment: Padriac, anything is possible. Leave the alternator cover off and turn the motor over with the kickstarter or the electric starter (ignition KILL switch to OFF) or with a wrench on the rotor bolt. There is an oil galley plug below the crankshaft that may pop...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 CB360... one cyl sour, safety caps, point gap
safety caps, point gap, loud report: Hi Scott. The problem does not seem to be the coils. It could be a short in the ignition system or varnish in the carbs. seafoam is not (contrary to advertising) a repair for 10 years of varnish build-up. It, like many other fuel system treatments,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 CB450 Fuel Lines, honda cb450, vacuum hose
honda cb450, vacuum hose, bill silver: Chris, you have to go to a m/c shop and see if they have some 5 or 5.5mm fuel line, which is what Honda used originally. A lot of dealerships don t seem to carry it, however, but it is available in bulk from Honda. 5mm is about .200 so you would have to use...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 CL200, sheet metal screw, bill silver
sheet metal screw, bill silver, jet engines: If you didn t remove the 6x20mm screw deep down in the center, then it really won t come off. You can see some images at partsfish site: http://www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/v2/displayfiche.asp Register and check the CB200T photos, under right crankcase...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 cb450 ignition coils, honda 450, cb450
honda 450, cb450, black bottom: Any 12 volt motorcycle coil with about 4-5 ohms resistance between the blue (contact points)wire and the black wire should work okay. The blue wire should go to the negative post on the new set, black to the positive side of the new coil. The yellow wire...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 cl 360 clutch pack, clutch pack, friction plates
clutch pack, friction plates, clutch lever: Hi, Back off the clutch cable adjusters on the handlebars and any other adjusters you can see. Then see if it still slips. Sometimes it is a bit tricky to get the clutch assembled right. I would examine all the steel and friction plates for wear, as...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 cl360 blinker, left turn signal, wire selection
left turn signal, wire selection, city sticker: Lewis.... the turn signal circuit is fairly simple but needs attention to the correct bulbs, clean bulb contacts in the base and a very good clean ground to complete the circuit. Basics... BATTERY... IGN SWITCH..ON power goes to the FLASHER UNIT (silver...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 dt 250 yamaha enduro, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi John, Either the engine idle speed adjuster needs adjusted or the carburetor (and entire fuel system) needs more thoroughly cleaned. If the fuel has varnished, the entire fuel system must be inspected and cleaned if necessary or the contaminated fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 HANDA OIL AMOUNT, handa, dipstick
handa, dipstick, warmup: Dave, I could not find the answer to this, even in some very old service manuals from a dealer. But - that won t stop us, hopefully you haven t drained the oil yet, one easy method i ve used in the past is to stand the bike up straight, cut a strip of...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda 125 Starting problem, honda 125, butterfly valve
honda 125, butterfly valve, powder substance: Hi Mathew, If the choke is a pluger type, it should be opened for starting. If it is a butterfly valve type, it should be closed for starting. I suspect the carburetor may need tuned or more thoroughly cleaned. Review the tech files below for more details...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda 175 XL, fly wheel, xl
fly wheel, xl, gap: Kyle, You have big fish to fry. You first off not knowing if the bike ran. Are what could possable be wrong with it.But timing you have to take the fly wheel side cover off and then look for timing marks.. Adjusting the valves is a easy process. It would...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda 175cc Enduro, speed pop, kickstarter
speed pop, kickstarter, motor oil: Dan, You can try this: Remove the plug and drip in some motor oil. Wheel the bike up an incline steep enough to get a little bit of speed. Ride the bike down hill, coasting of course with shifter in second gear and the clutch disengauged (lever in)....

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda 360CB, bill silver, body surface
bill silver, body surface, carburetor: Bill, the float level setting is 18.5mm. Setting the float requires that the measurement be made from the bottom of the float to the carb body surface, about in the middle from the front to back. Raise the float to where the little adjustment tang just...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda CB 360, honda cb360, emery cloth
honda cb360, emery cloth, honda cb 360: David, bikes follow the same laws as cars, just the parts are more compactly close together and the design of the systems is a little different. They need the same thing as cars: Air, fuel (metered), compression, spark (at the right time)and correct valve...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda CB (or CL?) 360, honda cb, ds7
honda cb, ds7, kickstarter: I have a weird feeling that the engine is stuck or seized by your description. Can you turn the engine at all? Is the electric starter still working? The bike needs a fair amount of battery power for ignition. If you pull the cover off the left front side...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda CB350 FOUR, float bowls, toilet tank
float bowls, toilet tank, combustion chamber: Marc, Those tubes are called overflow tubes and they are there to dirert the excess amount of fuel away from the carburators and to the ground when the float bowls are filled past there correct level. It s only there as a safety measure so that if for some...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda CB450 some problems, honda cb450, oil level
honda cb450, oil level, disk brake pads: Sounds like your plugs are getting oil fouled. What is most likely happening is that u r getting engine oil blow-by . Your oil level should only fill up half of the viewig glass. In other words try draining bout a half quart out of the bike. Have u changed...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda CL200, robby robby, valve stem seals
robby robby, valve stem seals, ebay seller: Robby, this bike and the CB200T were short run machines and had different wrist pin sizes than the earlier CB175s, as well as a host of other small but important changes that make them somewhat unique. Check with www.westernhillshonda.com www.cmsnl.com...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda CL200 gear shift shaft, gear shift, shaft
gear shift, shaft, good luck: Well, without looking at the bike myself this question is somewhat hard to answer. I don t think it will be hard to do and the only thing u should keep in mind is the exact order in which u take it apart. Let me know and good luck! www.myspace.com/fullpower0...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda CL200, chris answer, repair knowledge
chris answer, repair knowledge, right cylinder: Chris, 2-strokes of the 60 s and 70 s not Harleys, it s in my bio. Sounds like you need to clean and adjust your carbs. Here are some basic procedures to follow I ve given others on this matter: Disassemble, clean all jets and orifaces with solvent...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 harley sportster xl iron head, harley sportster, crank case
harley sportster, crank case, case side: you must be talking about the vent on the cam cover. Over time they will leak somewhat. What is happening is you have some oil driping past the oil pump when the bike isnt running. When you start it the oil cant be pumped out fast enough and it gets vented...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 honda 550 four manual, honda 550 four, honda 350
honda 550 four, honda 350, cb750 parts: Hi Bob, I recommend www.repairmanual.com for manuals. If Repair Manuals don t have it, try these links: CB350F / CB400F / CB500 / CB550 Shop Manuals in English http://www.honda4fun.com/man_officina/man_officina.html CB350F / CB400F / CB500...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 honda CB750 float setting, hairline crack, overflow tube
hairline crack, overflow tube, level gauge: Eric, the setting is 26.0mm it is easier to set the level with a float gauge that can measure both sides of the float at the same time, but a metric scale and good eye will suffice. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-CB750-CB350-CB360-CT70-CARB-FLOAT-LEVEL-GAUGE_W0QQitemZ280094891594...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 honda cb200t trying to..., regulator rectifier, working overtime
regulator rectifier, working overtime, tight connections: Hi Chuck, Sorry for the delay. I m busy working overtime. The MC has a regulator & rectifier. Look behind side covers. Perform an output test to determine condition of charging system. Check reg/rec for proper operation. Check electrical connectors...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 honda xl250, honda xl250, rectifier diodes
honda xl250, rectifier diodes, volt range: Dave, I ll need to have the wiring diagram again. The loose wire should be tight. It sounds as if you ve found the problem or part of the problem. I ll look at the diagram and together, we can sort out what you have. Me email addy will change to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 honda xl350, crankshaft rotation, compression stroke
crankshaft rotation, compression stroke, bill silver: Jeff, either the camchain is worn out or you aren t getting the adjustment done correctly. Do the camchain tensioner when the piston is at TDC, compression stroke... valves will be closed. Try watching the valve train after you adjust the tensioner, but...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Mini enduro specs, timing specs, repair manuals
timing specs, repair manuals, repair manual: Hi Stephen. As you are probably aware, every bike out there has different specs for almost everything in the engine. The specs that you are looking for will be found in the repair manual. I do not keep a library of repair manuals to refer to for specs...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Shovelhead, cid engine, big bore kit
cid engine, big bore kit, fxe: You can get 10:1 pistons for your 74 from Tedds V-Twin. The most you are goign to be able to bore it is .060 over. You are not going to really gain much by doing that. I would suggest getting a better carb, like an S&S, and changing the cam for more performance...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Sportster starter probem, starter shaft, clutch gear
starter shaft, clutch gear, jackshaft: If you are trying this with the primary cover off it will not work, because the end of the jackshaft has to go in the bearing to stay straight. I would check the starter to make sure the shaft is straight. Check the starter and gear without the jackshaft...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Suzuki T500 two stroke, bill silver, pushrod
bill silver, pushrod, gt500: Patrice, check in with the VJMC site www.vjmc.org for possible leads in SoCal repair specialists. Not my regular brand, so am a bit out of the loop on your machine. Found these websites of interest: http://gt500.org.uk/ http://www.ozebook.com/compendium/t500index.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Suzuki TM400 flooding, internal combustion engines, suzuki tm400
internal combustion engines, suzuki tm400, powder substance: Hi William, I suspect the needle valves and/or the fuel petcock are varnished and needs serviced and/or replaced. Review the tech files below for details. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 sportster transmission shifting problem, moving down the road, side shift
moving down the road, side shift, roll pin: Hi Scott, This is whats called 3rd gear centering, and i appologize, but this is something that a H-D tech should really dig into. What happens is the shifting forks become mis-alighned Making in difficult to get back to those gears. What I might try...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 sportster, wheel bearings, breather tube
wheel bearings, breather tube, isues: After sitting that long you get some weeping of oil into the bottom end through the oil pump. When you start the bike the oil pump cant pump it out fast enough so it comes out the breather tube. I doenst hurt anything, just makes a mess. Sitting for that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 xl350 [single], ebc brakes, aftermarket cam
ebc brakes, aftermarket cam, stock springs: David, Contact EBC Brakes company and inquire if they can cross reference brakes for you. I don t have the service manual for that vehicle or valve specs you need. Try an on-line search for websites dedicated to XL s. Also, ask your local Honda dealer...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Yamaha Dt250 Horn not working, pink wire, rubber grommet
pink wire, rubber grommet, 6v battery: Matt, if the horn has power going to it usually on the brown wire, try grounding the pink wire to see if it works. You can remove it and try it on a 6V battery to see if it works. Could be the horn button or bad wire or the horn itself which is common....

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Yamaha Dt250 Tailpipe, warp engine, messy job
warp engine, messy job, carbon buildup: Matt, the silencer on these bikes is usually full of some fiberglass material and it fills up with oil so bad that the best way to insure they are clean is to get a welder to cut open the back side, dig out the fibreglass and wash out all the old...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 yamaha DT100, yamaha dt100, point gap
yamaha dt100, point gap, float bowl: Ian, -the point gap adjusts your ignition timing. -There should be timing marks on the flywheel and the engine case. The points should just break open when these marks align. -You can use a timing light once you have it running. -The engine is likely...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 yamaha dt100, yamaha dt100, screw out
yamaha dt100, screw out, adjustment screw: The bigger adjustment screw with the spring is your Idle adjustment, the smaller one with no spring is your air flow mixture screw, having the baffle out is not a bad thing unless you have kept everything else bone stock. If you have a clogged jet you will...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 yamaha dt100, yamaha dt100, fibreglass insulation
yamaha dt100, fibreglass insulation, welding torch: Ian, -the backside of the pipe has to be cut open with a gas type welder or hacksaw. All the old oily packing and carbon removed or burned out with a welding torch. -There are exhaust repair sites on the internet that have new packing for sale...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 yamaha dt100, yamaha dt100, clutch gear
yamaha dt100, clutch gear, bikebandit com: Ian, -inside the case on the end of your kickstart shaft there is a gear and a spring that holds on to the gear. -When you use your kickstart lever this spring causes the gear to turn outward on a spiral or screw spline and the gear engages the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 yamaha dt100, yamaha dt100, yamaha dt 100
yamaha dt100, yamaha dt 100, air bubbles: Ian, the injector pump is in the right side cover. It needs an oil line from the tank and then it has a small line that goes to the engine or carb to inject the oil. If all the parts are there, you can turn the little white plastic wheel under the cover...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 yamaha dt100, injector oil, question pool
injector oil, question pool, oil hose: Ian, I saw your question in the question pool and answered it. The oil line you mentioned goes down and connects to the pump. Make sure it is not plugged or dirty before you connect it to the pump. The injection line is a small white or yellow line...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 yamaha dt100, yamaha dt100, clutch cable
yamaha dt100, clutch cable, air screw: Ian, -is the air filter clean? Maybe when you tightened it the engine has trouble getting enough air. -make sure your new clutch cable has some slack or free play at the lever otherwise your clutch could be slipping. -the bigger screw on your carb...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 CB125S, cam lobes, cam bearings
cam lobes, cam bearings, compression stroke: Ed, Does it have compression? Are valves adjusted? Clearance is only .002 , (SET COLD on compression stroke) but critical for operation. Should have over 150 psi in the cylinder. Is the carb cleaned out, float level set, idle jet open, air passages okay,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 CB500T, starter solenoid, starter clutch
starter solenoid, starter clutch, plug cap: Hi Nick, There s several things to check; ignition system parts, wiring defects, loose or corroded connections, etc.. Review the files I sent to your email. Electric starter: Probalbly the battery not fully charged or defective cell. Could also be...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 CB500T, spark plug wires, spark plug wire
spark plug wires, spark plug wire, kick starts: Hi Nick. As far as the starter, since you have a kicker on the bike, it s not a major concern. However, you do have a problem in the ignition system. Get the repair manual out and follow the instructions for bench testing the coils. Then check the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 CB750 Honda, correct shade, ngk plugs
correct shade, ngk plugs, cam chain: Hi Jeremy. What condition are the manifolds in? Are they tight to the head as well as to the carbs and not cracked? How about the connections to the airbox from each carb? Are they all tight as well? Is the carb synchro due? How about the valve gap...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 cb 200 carb problem, needle nose pliers, overflow tube
needle nose pliers, overflow tube, slow drip: Peter, carburetors that have fuel coming from the overflow tube on the bottom of the float bowl are generally having worn float valve needles/seats or some debris has gotten trapped in the sealing area. Turn off the tap, drain the carb bowl at the drain screw...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 cb 550 four, honda cb 550, cb 550 four
honda cb 550, cb 550 four, honda cb 550 four: Hi Phillip, Without being present to inspect the MC, it can be difficult to accurately diagnose the problem. Possible causes that I suspect are: Ignition system problem Weak or defective battery Carburetor needle valve(s) not sealing Worn, fouled,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 cb125 Honda Electrical, fuse box, cb125
fuse box, cb125, fusible link: Hi James. Glad I could point you in a helpful direction. I have always found that if I point a person in a direction they take far more with them, when they find the problem, than if I just hand them the total solution. Basically, I would rather teach...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 ct90, engine case, ccw
engine case, ccw: Jeff, -the points are set at about .014 but also important is that they just break open when your F mark on the flywheel aligns with the mark on the engine case. -This is when you turn the flywheel in the running direction of the engine (ccw)...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 FLH oil line routing, oil pressure switch, chain oiler
oil pressure switch, chain oiler, oil lines: Sorry to say, but I have no way to send pics to you. I donthave a acanner and I cant send pic from all experts. Your oil pressure switch goes in the hole right above the oil pump in the case. Its going to be tough to tell you how to route the oil lines on...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 gl1000 clutch, emery cloth, clutch plate
emery cloth, clutch plate, plate sequence: Ian, I don t know just how blue the are, but if they are still flat, I would sand them with some emery cloth to get a fresh surface. FYI/// http://www.classicwingclub.org/technicaltips.htm#CLUTCH%20CHATTER: CLUTCH CHATTER:* Another oldy, affecting...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Hnda 360T Starter Problem, honda 360t, starter clutch
honda 360t, starter clutch, partsfish: Ralph, log into http://www.powersportspro.com/Partsfish/Login.asp Select HONDA, then CB360T, then the GENERATOR section. There is a starter clutch on the back side of the rotor, which has three springs/rollers/caps that probably need replacing. You MUST...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda 360T Broken cam chain guide, tension bolt, starter clutch
tension bolt, starter clutch, lockbolt: http://www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/login.asp Sign up and go to add vehicle, then HONDA, then CB360T You will see that the tensioner and slipper blades are just dropped into the tensioner holder and a recess in the front of the crankcase. Just pull...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda 360T Ignition points arcing, honda 360t, point gap
honda 360t, point gap, issue one: Hi Ralph. When you say they are arcing, how do you mean? There should be a small repeating arc between the contacts as each point opens and closes. Did you set the gap the same for both sides as per the repair manual? If not, then that could be the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda 550 F Super Sport, honda 550, helminc
honda 550, helminc, bill silver: Tom, the pistons could have a good coat of varnish on them, as well as the cylinder walls. Depends on how and where it has been stored and if it was turned over every so often. I am surprised that it isn t seized from sitting. I would do everything possible...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB125S Electrical Problem, honda cb125s, ac volts
honda cb125s, ac volts, ebay: Doug, you have to start with a healthy fully-charged battery reading around 6.75v. The charging system is basically a maintenance system. With the always on headlights, everything has to be in top shape as far as components, battery and wiring. I have...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB200 Electrical system, honda cb200, brake light switch
honda cb200, brake light switch, jumper cable: Harry, the charging system doesn t really even out until the engine is running around 3,000 rpm. With the headlight always on the deficit adds up in a hurry. If you are not seeing any increase in voltage output above 3k, then probably the rectifier has failed...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB200T - specs and dying out once warmed up, mixture adjustments, pet cock
mixture adjustments, pet cock, air mixture: Josh, What I didn t see here was a reference to setting the ignition timing and checking the mechanical spark advancer for proper function. I will hope that the engine dying off was due to fuel flow stoppage and not piston seizure from incorrect timing....

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB360T Carburetor Help, 1975 honda cb360t, ebay
1975 honda cb360t, ebay, cb360: Hi Katie, I recommend buying the Repair Manual for the CB360. The manual will give illustrated intel on reassembling the carbs. It s too difficult to expalin the procedure. Manuals can be purchased as low as $10 on Ebay and will pay for itself with the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB400F doesn't accelerate well, honda cb400f, cb350f
honda cb400f, cb350f, honda model: Hi Howard. The CB350 was a very good little bike, but was never a speed demon or a fast accellerator. So you re stuck on that one. As far as the leaks, you are on the right track. Some rtv blue is what is needed. Whenever you replace gaskets like...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB400F, engine fires, sport motorcycle
engine fires, sport motorcycle, petcock: Chris, have you checked to see if it has spark to the spark plugs? I would check that the points are clean, and gapped around .014 If the spark looks okay, you probably have carbs that are gummed up from sitting so long. The jets get plugged and will...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB500t Fouled Plugs, honda cb500t, valve seals
honda cb500t, valve seals, fuel mixture: Ray, have you checked the ignition advance unit? If the timing is late the fuel may not have enough time to burn fully, hence the dry fouling. is it dry carbon fouling or wet oily fouling? If it s dry, it is the fuel mixture, or plugged exhaust system....

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB750 headlight - turn signals, battery situation, auto parts stores
battery situation, auto parts stores, signal units: Chris, most 1975 US models have automatic ON headlights, so yours must have been changed or is a 1974 or something.... or maybe you are not in the US! Anyway, sounds like your battery is low and/or the charging system is not keeping it fully charged. Check...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda cb750 electric start problem, honda cb750, battery cables
honda cb750, battery cables, starter wire: Will, -a quick check to eliminate the starter motor is to hook a good battery straight onto the starter itself. If it turns the engine well the starters okay. If not, then you have your culprit. -Double check your battery cables and connections. -Try...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda cb750 restoration, honda cb750f, honda cb750
honda cb750f, honda cb750, hydraulic brake system: Shawn, other than keeping clean oil in it, adjusting the valves and camchain and timing adustment/carb synch, there isn t a lot else to do for the motor. Often, they start to smoke on long downgrades or after a few moments of idling due to bad valve stem seals....

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda GL1000 / starter switch, motorcycle salvage yard, honda gl1000
motorcycle salvage yard, honda gl1000, starter switch: Hi Mark. Well, there are a couple of things you could do. If you can t order the replacement parts through a dealership or shop, then check for a motorcycle salvage yard. They are guaranteed to have at least one or two old Wings around. You should find...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda = Is there a way to get rid of the coils?, honda ignition coils, sherry sherry
honda ignition coils, sherry sherry, motorcycle info: Sherry,,,,,,,, let s get some terminology straight.... Coils are to supply voltage to the spark plugs... you can t have a running engine without them. You didn t tell me what model bike you have (Honda made about over 30 different models in 1975), but you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda XR75 2nd gear and up shifting, clutch adjustment, clutch plates
clutch adjustment, clutch plates, adjustment screw: You need to disassemble and inspect the clutch.. are you saying its where it was prior to disassembly? didn t it work prior to disassembly? It sounds like a deeper problem to me unless the clutch plates are shot. Inspect plates, replace if necessary - this...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 h.d.sportster 883 oil coming out oil cap, crank case breather, sporster 883
crank case breather, sporster 883, sportster 883: You have a 1000cc bike not a 883 if the year is 1975. If you give me the serial number I can check it to make sure. Your bike breaths through two different places, one is the cam cover. There should be a metal tube coming out the bottom front of the cam cover....

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 honda 360T Ignition points arcing, honda 360t, side muffler
honda 360t, side muffler, new spark: Hi Ralph, I don t remember which points work which cylinder. Here s a few links that may help you: www.netbikes.com.au/home-vjmw.html www.honda4fun.com/man_officina/man_officina.html http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/DataTable.html Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 honda cb125, honda cb125, worse case scenario
honda cb125, worse case scenario, spark plug wire: Adam... If the plug wire can be cut back a little you can screw the plug cap back on the end. IF it is too short, then replace the whole coil assy, as the wire is molded onto the coil. Should be plenty in junk yards or on Ebay. They are the same for all 100-125s...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 honda cb200T, gas leaks, magic eraser
gas leaks, magic eraser, gas valve: Richard, you shouldn t have any gas leaks, likely the carbs are clogged up with dried up gas varnish. The throttle problem is likely the slides in the carbs stuck from corrosion. The gas valve is usually down for on and up for reserve It is possible...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 honda xl250, honda xl250, volt area
honda xl250, volt area, regulator rectifier: Hi Dave. That resistor is not in the circuit for the headlight, so I don t see it being the cause of the problem. There has to be some kind of voltage regulator between the power and the rest of the electrical system. You should doublecheck what your...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 hondacb200t, honda motorcycles, triple clamps
honda motorcycles, triple clamps, rebel front: Jeff, The CB and CL200T motorcycles were only sold for a couple of years and many of the parts are completely unique to this series. Even stock parts are rare and expensive. The engines were somewhat related to the previous CB/CL/SL175 machines, but you would...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 ironhead, model designation, paint code
model designation, paint code, paint color: First two are model designation, next 5 are the production run number and last two are the year. There are no numbers for the paint code, month, day, etc. Those were labels stuck to the underside of the tank and fenders when new. Check with your dealer....

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Norton with electric ignition, boyer ignition, fuse holder
boyer ignition, fuse holder, poor earth: Hi Baker, I found the following tech information at this website: www.britcycle.com/Manuals/BoyerTroubleShooting.htm Respectfully, Mark Shively Ernie Bransden, the owner and brains behind Boyer ignitions, offers the following suggestions to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Suzuki T500 Carb/perfomnce prob., suzuki t500, jet sizes
suzuki t500, jet sizes, jet size: Paul, I am not a Suzuki expert, but if you didn t put carburetors that were calibrated for that engine, you will have to find the correct settings to make it work. Assuming that it hasn t seized from being too lean at full throttle, you will have to experiment...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 shovalhead oil pump, spring roller, oil tank
spring roller, oil tank, hydrolic: Did you know if you had oil pressure before you took it apart? Your knocking could be several things. Broken valve spring, roller gone bad that rides the cam, bent rod, hydrolic lifter gone bad to name a few. Put the oil pump back together and install. Check...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 shovel dying, rear fender, rear harness
rear fender, rear harness, headlight harness: Justin it sounds like you have a chafed hot wire somewhere in your lighting system. When you turn your lights on they are sucking so much juice that you re losing power to your ignition or getting a weak spark. It could be just that your battery is low....

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 shovelhead adjusting screw, clutch adjustment, proper distance
clutch adjustment, proper distance, shovelhead: Hi Nicky, Have you checked your spring protrusion(tension) to much tension on the plates will create to much pressure for that release bearing. Also make sure your clutch adjustment is correct and the release arm is the proper distance from the trans tower...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 shovelhead engine, stock cases, sprocket
stock cases, sprocket, straight edge: On the first question. You can go with a 5 stroke and with stock cylinders you can only go .090 over. You can get bigger cylinders however, but you will have to bore the cases. The cylinders would be 3 5/8 bore. S&S makes a great kit to change over your bike...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 sporty sputters, sportster chopper, straight pipes
sportster chopper, straight pipes, petcock: I would first start by making sure you have a good gas flow to the carb from the tank. Your petcock might be plugged up. If that is ok, then I would replace the points and condencer. I agree with the mech that you should go with a electrinic ignition. No more...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 XLCH 1000, maintenance care, sourse
maintenance care, sourse, places resources: First, you have a old S&S carb with no pumper. If it were me I would replace it with a super E. You can go to the S&S web site and you will find tech sheets on the carb and how to set them. Your best sourse for info is the service manual. You should be able...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Yamaha DT 400, yamaha dt 400, yamaha dt400
yamaha dt 400, yamaha dt400, gmail: Not a lot of internet help on Yamamamas... http://www.bikebandit.com/parts/Yamaha/DT400B/1975 Illustrations show a CDI magneto ignition system, which is self-powered. Ignition switches and KILL switches actually put a ground on the ignition system to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Yamaha DT400B. Runs rough!, motorcycle repair shop, cairns australia
motorcycle repair shop, cairns australia, oil injection: Mark, -have you checked the plug color after a run? Is it black? Is the air filter oily or fairly clean? -Inability to rev out could be a plugged exhaust system, you can compensate a bit with a smaller main jet in the carb. -You don t want to lean...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975cb250k5 camchain tensioner, original chain, cam chain
original chain, cam chain, cb250: Hi Chris. If these are the original chain and tensioners, and even if they are not, then they may need to be replaced. Remember that this is a 29 year old bike and no part lasts forever. Chains do stretch. If they didn t, you wouldn t need an adjustable...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975rd350, expansion chambers, k n filters
expansion chambers, k n filters, rd350: Ken, May try to richen the mixture by setting the e-clip one notch down. If you still have trouble you may need to purchase an aftermarket replacement needle and jet from Dynojet. Contact them or the company that made the pipes and tell them your application...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 CB554, coefficent of friction, honda rotors
coefficent of friction, honda rotors, brake lathes: Pete, nice to hear from an original owner of a 30 year old Honda classic. Honda s OEM pads are pretty durable and last for 10-20k miles, depending on how you ride and what kind of care it has had. So, first question is are these still the original pads?...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 CB750 Exhaust, screw extractors, rear muffler
screw extractors, rear muffler, spiral type: Grant, Note: (I have had better luck with the tapered square screw extractors than with the spiral type) if you remove the header clamp bolts/nuts and the bottom rear muffler bolts, you should be able to lift the pipes off the bike. Often, the screws...

Motorcycle Repair: my 1976 cb550, 1976 honda cb550, bench test
1976 honda cb550, bench test, firing on all cylinders: Hi Jason. Start by checking the ignition circuit wiring. You could have a short there. You could also have a bad coil. Do a bench test of the offending coil as well as a running test of the coil as per the proceedures and specs in the repair...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 FLH stalling problem, unpredictable occurrence, gas tanks
unpredictable occurrence, gas tanks, gas filters: First, the next time it happens pull a spark plug and see if your getting a spark. If not then you are either having a coil problem or ignition problem. If you are then check your fuel flow. Your float might be sticking. Also check your fuel line. It might...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 gold wing, wingthings texas, clutch installation
wingthings texas, clutch installation, timing belts: Hi John, Trace and test the neutral light circuit for voltage and continutiy. It may be a good idea to replace the timing belts, especially if you do not know the history of maintenance for this GL. Respectfully, Mark Shively Here s a few...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Harley FLH - Rear Brake Repair, harley flh, piston assembly
harley flh, piston assembly, emery cloth: If the piston is frozen I use an aair compresser to blow it out. Sometimes you have to some vice grips to twist it so it will come out. Once you get it out clean it good as well as the cylinder it goes on. Use some fine emery cloth. If should slide in and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Harley Sportster 1000 Front exhaust pipe turning colors, exhaust pipes, lean condition
exhaust pipes, lean condition, thin wall: Most pipes turn a little blue from the heat. If the pipes you got at thin wall they will turn blue faster. Most pipes have covers for this very reason. One thing that will cause them to turn blue fast is a lean condition. Lean means more heat. Go for a ride...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda 750A, honda 750a, fuse holders
honda 750a, fuse holders, spare fuse: David, -see if the fuse has cooled down with your recent repairs, if not I would try moving the wires or looking for a replacement. -You can buy a separate blade type fuse holder and wire that in for a better connection. The old fuse holders are...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda CB 200 T Carb Adjustments, honda cb 200, carb adjustments
honda cb 200, carb adjustments, fuel adjustment: Ok, the air/fuel mix screw should first b screwed all the way in. Then turn it out 1.5 turns. That is your basic adjustment. However, u will not get it adjusted with your exhaust like that. U r gonna have 2 jet it now to even come close. That was the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda CB 750: stored for 25+years., honda cb 750, chain and sprockets
honda cb 750, chain and sprockets, leak air: Hi Joe. It looks like the needle valve is rusted in place. Get a new one. Soak them in brake cleaner, not acetone, btw. You will also need to do the following (if you have not already done so); 1) Replace the fuel line. 2) Reseal the fuel tank....

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda CB200T Clutch Cable Replacing, clutch lever, cable adjusters
clutch lever, cable adjusters, clutch cable: Kermit, look at this illustration http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/parts/Honda/CB200T/1975/2325723 You need to slacken the cable adjusters on both ends... handlebar and right side crankcase cover. Remove the chrome cover from the right side cover...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda CB200T-no spark problem, switch wiring, wire harness
switch wiring, wire harness, ebay: Tony, -a black 12v power wire goes from the ignition switch to the handlebar run/stop switch. -From there a black/white wire goes down to the coils providing 12volts to the coils positive side. -Make sure that the power is getting to the coils....

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda CB360T Woes, caliper piston, honda cb360t
caliper piston, honda cb360t, hydraulic hoses: Hi Garrett. When you cleaned out and rebuilt the caliper, did you make sure that all possible solid debris was cleaned out of the caliper ports to make sure that nothing was clogging them up on the backflow. The only reasons that I can come up with...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda CB750, 1976 honda cb750, stator coil
1976 honda cb750, stator coil, carbuerators: Hi Joe. It looks like you either have a short in the charging system wiring, or the stator coil is failing, or both. Check the wiring with a multimeter, not just visually, as most shorts are not visible. If you find no shorts, then replae the stator...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda CB750F - Chain / Length question, 1976 honda cb750f, drive sprockets
1976 honda cb750f, drive sprockets, mail order: Hi Paul, It s not wise to add links to a chain. One master link is bad enough. You may be able to adjust chain adjusters to accomodate a bit of distance, but I suspect you ll need the proper length chain. Verify the front and rear drive sprockets...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda Goldwing, honda goldwing, luber
honda goldwing, luber, milwaukee wi: Hi Dave. Have you been maintaining the bike in accordance with the maintainence schedule in the owners manual or repair manual? If not, then get it taken care of. Deiseling is common amongst engines that are in need of a tune up. More so if the valves...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Honda, honda cb 500, jumper cables
honda cb 500, jumper cables, starter clutch: Matt, the clicking noise could be due to lack of battery voltage to the starter. These bikes are battery operated, just like a car. You have to have a fully charged battery in the bike in order to have the electric starter functioning and to have decent...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 honda, fuel air mixture, combustion chamber
fuel air mixture, combustion chamber, compression stroke: Bud, This is most likely pre-ignition. Many things can cause this from an overly lean fuel mixture, an overly advanced ignition, worn plug/incorrect gap, high deposits of carbon in the combustion chamber and ports or the ports were altered the wrong way....

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 keihin carb, metal tabs, initial adjustment
metal tabs, initial adjustment, bottom edge: Chris the float should be about level when you hold the carb upside down. The factory measurment is 9/16 to 5/8 from the bowl to the bottom edge of the float (which is on top when you have the carb upside down). Then hold the carb right side up and make...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 keihin carb, harleytechtalk, sportster
harleytechtalk, sportster, comcast: Hi Chris, You ll need to reply with your email address to get my carb tech files. Here s a few H-D tech resources: http://www.jpcycles.com/groups.aspx?LID=529D1931-290A-45A4-A551-A515DBE13ECB&DID=8C7DF48C-AAE1-4E72-8F54-28FA9F8FB854 www.harley-performance.com/harley-tech-tips.html...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Sportster charging sys., 12 volt generator, volt meter
12 volt generator, volt meter, generator light: Since you know the generator is good, hook a volt meter to the battery and see if your getting a charge. If not then check your wiring. If it is good then your regulator is probably bad. There is no test for the regulator. It by a process of elemination....

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Suzuki GT380 A, resistance ratings, cause havoc
resistance ratings, cause havoc, carb settings: Ken, You are looking at an ignition failure on that cylinder due to point condition, adjustment of points, gap of points, point condenser or coil (a total ignition failure or drasticly misset timing). Of course your plug could be to blame, make sure it...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 shavelhead pully removal, impact wrench, clutch
impact wrench, clutch, good luck: You must be talking about the primary pully and the clutch to remove the inner primary. You will need an impact wrench to remove the motor sprocket nut. Its 1 1/2 nut. To remove the clutch you will hav eot remove the nuts from the adjuster. Behind it you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 shovelhead, harley davidson shovelhead, steady speed
harley davidson shovelhead, steady speed, harley davidson: I would go ahead and do the tuneup and check the primary chain to see if its to loose. Check the clutch to make sure its not to tight. As to the rear chain. If youa re having a problem like you described then its time to replace it. I would suggest also to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Yamaha electrical problem, dual overhead cam, switch wiring
dual overhead cam, switch wiring, overhead cam: Hi Eric. First thing, DOHC stands for Dual OverHead Cam. Much better than SOHC (Single OverHead Cam). The fact that the main fuse is blowing when you turn power on, indicates that there is a short in the main wiring harness. If you are not capable...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 Yamaha XS650 misfiring, spark plug wire, electrical conductors
spark plug wire, electrical conductors, leak down test: Hi Germaine, Always start with a cylinder compression test. Follow with a leak-down test if necessary. Check the faulty cylinder s ignition electrical conductors and connectors. The spark plug of the faulty cylinder may have an arc with the plug removed...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 650 special yamaha, mid winter, ugly head
mid winter, ugly head, batt: Hi Joey. The 650 Special is just that; Special. It has a long and notorious history of electrically related issues. I have only ever met ONE person who didn t have any real issues with the bike, but so many others have had real issues withit. Start...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 cb550f, hairline cracks, clutch lever
hairline cracks, clutch lever, honda motorcycle: In case you need some illustrations... go here http://www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/login.asp Sign up, log in and select HONDA motorcycle, then your CB550F. The most common problem like this is that the base of the ignition switch has come loose....

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 FLH charging system, ac volts, electronic regulator
ac volts, electronic regulator, batery: Fist, do a OHMs test on the stator. Test at both prongs ont he statror and then to ground. Start the bike and at the stator you whould get about 60 AC volts at 2000 RPM. This is AC volts, not DC. If the stator passes the above tests then the regulator is bad....

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Goldwing gl1000, fuel hoses, back fire
fuel hoses, back fire, duffin: Hi Eric, The fuel system will need inspected and thoroughly cleaned to remove contamination. This includes fuel hoses, tank & petcock, filter, and fuel pump. The carburetors will need thoroughly cleaned to remove varnihing (gummed gasoline deposits)....

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 gl 1000 carbs., advice points, lean condition
advice points, lean condition, time untill: Hi Brent, I think the pilot circuitws remains partially obstructed. I would need to investgate them to know for sure. I also suspect synchronization is not set correctly. I return tech files by email. There was no email address with your question as...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Harley-Davidson Sportster Engine/Transmission Swap, harley davidson sportster, evo motor
harley davidson sportster, evo motor, rear fender: I think you are going to run into problem trying to put a EVO motor in a Shovel frame. The motor mounts are going to be different and you would have to do alot of fabrication to make it work. Also, the 77 clutches will not work. I can rebuild your motor and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Honda CB550, check ebay, honda fours
check ebay, honda fours, letter designation: Craig, motorcycles are just little compact cars. All the same principle apply. There was a Honda bulletin about bikes that came out of the crate with sticking valves and the suggestion was that you remove the exhaust pipe (if it is an exhaust valve) and spray...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Honda CB750 will not start,, 1977 honda cb750, starter solenoid
1977 honda cb750, starter solenoid, starter button: Hi Rudy. If the starter motor is not turning at all, then start with the fuses. Check them for connection and function. Does the motor turn with the kickstarter? If not then your Engine may be the problem. Then check the starter circuit wires for...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Honda GL 1000, honda gl 1000, ventilation problems
honda gl 1000, ventilation problems, alignment marks: John, unless you have an electronic ignition conversion on the bike, I would definitely start with the ignition system. The points need to be cleaned and adjusted properly for accurate ignition timing, plus the mechanical spark advancer should be checked for...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Honda Gold Wing wiring, honda gold wing, return spring
honda gold wing, return spring, kick starter: Hi Rob, What color are the three wires? Are they separate or come together in one half of a electrical connector? Can you trace the wires to anyplace other than the battery? The kick starter should be checked by a local tech. I suspect the return spring...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Honda MR175, maximum gap, ac volts
maximum gap, ac volts, dc volts: John, the ignition points control the spark timing to the coil and spark plug. Assuming you are using a fresh spark plug for testing and it is grounded against the head/engine, then I suspect that the ignition points are dirty/corroded and/or are not set to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Honda XL350, personal knowledge base, antique bikes
personal knowledge base, antique bikes, clutch side: Hi Harry. To be honest, that one is a bit out of my personal knowledge base, but it sounds as if you are doing this without a repair manual. You should be able to order the factory manual (the one I most highly recommend) through any Honda motorcycle...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 honda 550 4, change engine oil, honda 550
change engine oil, honda 550, point gap: Johnny, You wrote: I got the bike started,but the engine hits 1000 degrees... Mark: I m not sure what you mean by this. Is it running hot? You wrote: ...and when i try to put her into gear she cuts out immediatelly-.i ve heard that i might have...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 honda 550 4, honda 550, cb series
honda 550, cb series, stop screw: Hi Jonny. After you cleaned the carbs, and got the bike started, did you synchronize the carbs? 1) Are the spark plugs firing in the correct order? You could have a couple of them wired to the wrong coils. That would cause the spark plugs to fire...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 honda 750 CB FourK, honda 750 cb, honda motorcycles
honda 750 cb, honda motorcycles, head bolt: Glenn, oil pan or oil plug? Both are on the bottom of the engine. Drain plug should be a 17mm head bolt. Pan is fastened onto the bottom of the engine cases with a series of small 6mm bolts. Go to: http://www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/login.asp register...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 honda 750k, classic honda, bill silver
classic honda, bill silver, advancer: Darren.... start by reading the below sites: http://www.motorcycleproject.com/motorcycle/text/sohcign.html http://sohc4.us/node/37 I have to read between the lines here.... one owner, replaced carbs with (?) hopefully another set of 77-78 carbs. 34k...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 honda z50, honda z50, friction discs
honda z50, friction discs, broken shaft: Andrew, these bikes didn t have batteries, what happens when you kickstart? Does it slip? -If it is just slipping it means the clutch needs adjusting or new friction discs. -If the kickstart is not doing anything at all it likely has a broken shaft...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Ironhead sportster, harley service, answer points
harley service, answer points, pinion gear: First, you have to install the cams back. There are marks on the cams and they have to lign up with each other as well as the pinion gear. You can see a pic of this in the harley service manual. Install the points plate and set the points on the lobe. Adjust...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Kawaski KZ650 carb problem??, menu topic, cylinder compression
menu topic, cylinder compression, valve clearances: Hi Pam, The problems may be the result of worn or defective ignition parts, varnished fuel, or other carburetor related issues. There s not enough data in the narrative description for me to accurately diagnose the problem(s). I need to see the condition...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 kz650 b-2 camchain tenshioner, camshaft sprockets, kz650
camshaft sprockets, kz650, cam chain: Lonnie, what housing did you take off, the cam chain tensioner or cam cover? Was the cam chain loose or off the sprockets? If the chain was loose and the camshafts turned, your valve timing will be off and needs to be aligned. If the valve timing...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Suzuki GS 750 -- won't start, suzuki gs 750, clutch side
suzuki gs 750, clutch side, defective wiring: Hi Arnie, Ignition coils rarely fail. I ve seen four defective coils over the past twenty five years. Both coils were found defective in only one of those occasions. I suspect a problem with one or more of the following: Defective charging system/battery...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 sportster, clutch cable, amf
clutch cable, amf, clutch: No problem. First remove the cable from the clutch handle. Drain the oil from the primary. Remove the primary cover. Inside the primary cover you will see where the cable attaches. Take the adjuster( on the outside of the cover) and screw it in all the way....

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 xl125 timing, honda xl125, bill silver
honda xl125, bill silver, line resources: Hi Craig, I don t have the service manual for the 77 XL125. I looked through my on-line resources with negative results. Try asking Bill Silver when he becomes available. Also, get a copy of the service manual. The manual has illustrated repair...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Yamaha XT500 Carb & Battery, spark plug fouling, yamaha xt500
spark plug fouling, yamaha xt500, overflow tube: Hi Shawn. The battery may or may not be needed. It depends completely on how the electrical system on that bike is set up, but my guess is that it does require the battery as part of both the charging system as well as the rest of the electrical system....

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Yamaha, worst case scenario, handyman work
worst case scenario, handyman work, marvel mystery oil: Hi Hans. Well, it sounds like the previous owner knew how to store the bike properly. To say that you got a great deal would likely be an understatement. 1) You will definitely need a new battery. 2) You may or may not need to clean the carbs....

Motorcycle Repair: 1977gl 1000 carb cleaning, intermediate jet, rubber plug
intermediate jet, rubber plug, throttle cable: Sorry I didnt get back to you sooner. For some reason all experts was having trouble with their web site. First remove the carb and the throttle cable. There are 4 screws holding the bowl on. Pull the bowl off. Insite you will see the main jet. Remove it...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Bonneville brake repair, brake calipers, dry surfaces
brake calipers, dry surfaces, air bubbles: Hi Mark, it s not really a big problem, it s just that the fluid channel seal can sometimes get damaged when they are split making fluid tightness difficult, if it looks fine then thoroughly clean, completely dry surfaces and reassemble tightening the bridge...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 CB550 K carburetor problem, air fuel mixture, maximum gap
air fuel mixture, maximum gap, slow jet: Joel, 1978 CB550K specs for carbs are: Float level 12.5mm Main jet #90 Slow jet #42 Idle mixture 1.5 turns out Idle speed 1000 rpm, plus/minus 100 Either you created an air leak, by not getting the carbs all the way into the intake manifolds or perhaps...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 CB550K, valve stem seals, valve stems
valve stem seals, valve stems, air leaks: Matt, you didn t mention the mileage on the bike and overall condition of the engine. A compression check is always a good idea to help me understand the condition of things inside. Bear in mind that at any mileage, the valve stems are 24 years old and a source...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 cb750 kz (dohc), battery tank, bench test
battery tank, bench test, tank fuel: Hi Colin. Have you tried replacing the coil with a known good one? Have you done a bench test on the offending coil as per the repair manual s proceedures? It sounds like that is the problem here. Everything else seems to be just fine. Let...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 goldwing honda 1000 cycle, valve stem seals, jets air
valve stem seals, jets air, air leaks: Dave, obviously it isn t nothing or we wouldn t be having this discussion. Backfires come from: leaking intake or exhaust valves blocked idle jets air leaks at the manifold bad spark plug or plug cap Ignition timing inaccurate Arcing spark plug wires...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda 750K, clutch systems, clutch springs
clutch systems, clutch springs, clutch plates: Hi Brandon, Get a copy of the repair manual (service manual) and learn about inspecting and measuring clutch plates and springs. Generally, if metal plates have a blued or discolored appearance they are warped and must be replaced. Fiber plates are...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda 750K, 1978 honda 750, lighting power
1978 honda 750, lighting power, bill silver: Brandon.... Just what was it doing? Was the engine turning over and not starting or was it not turning over? Start with the basics... Compression test.. all four around 160 psi... fully charged battery... Fuel system clean from gas cap to float bowls. Check...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda CB 750F, honda cb 750f, carb synchronizer
honda cb 750f, carb synchronizer, routine maintainence: Hi Michael. Are the points due for replacement and/or are they gapped right as well? How about the carbs? Are they due or overdue for synchronization? You need a carb synchronizer to do it right if it hasn t been done. Are the valves due for...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda GL1000 electronic problem, honda gl1000, light fuse
honda gl1000, light fuse, clutch cable: Hi Arne, I would return the GL to the shop and have them trace the short. It is possible that the technician moved a multi-connector or wire that was corroded or otherwise defective and brought a new problem to light from an existing problem. Otherwise,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda Goldwing, thermostat switch, eric gorr
thermostat switch, eric gorr, steve crowley: Hi Steve, Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. I ve been trying to reply since you posted, but AllExperts server must ve been down. Read the spark plugs to determine what is going on with the combustion process. Compare plug appearance...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda Hawk stalling out on me., honda hawk, rubber diaphragm
honda hawk, rubber diaphragm, sleeve filter: Jonathan, buying a 30 year old bike is a bit of a challenge for a first machine. http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/parts/Honda/CB400TI/1978/2330625 Looking at this illustration, you can see a sideways cover and rubber diaphragm assy. The diaphram...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda twin star., ebay auctions, honda shop
ebay auctions, honda shop, check classifieds: Ryan, you can t get new Honda parts for cheap so I would suggest you look at EBAY auctions or place a wanted ad with the www.vjmc.org or check classifieds at www.motorcycleshopper.com I know the machine and there isn t a lot to them, but you do need...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda XL250S, local bike shop, fork seals
local bike shop, fork seals, fork oil: Hi Don. Go to the local bike shop and ask for fork oil. It is specially designed oil just for use in the forks. Almost every bike out there uses the same oil for the forks. One bottle should be more than enough. As far as the quantity, refer to your...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 honda cb550 k carb setup, bikebandit com, honda cb550
bikebandit com, honda cb550, bikebandits: Joel, the illustration on bikebandits is a little vague http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/Honda-Motorcycle-CB550K-1978/o/m9449 One line, that you can see more towards the inlet part of the body should be the fuel line from the petcock. All the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 honda hawkomatic 400, pilot jet, slow jet
pilot jet, slow jet, fuel mixture: Paul, Primary jet is #72 and Secondary (main jet) is #105. Yes there should be a rubber plug over the slow jet or you may not get the proper fuel mixture. Bike may be hard to start or run poorly at low speeds. The plugs should be available from Honda...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 honnda CB550, free troubleshooting, honnda
free troubleshooting, honnda, bill silver: Mike, I experienced this unfortunate problem in the middle of an endurace race on my CB400F, which uses a similar charging system. The problem was that the voltage regulator was not controlling the output and when the voltage in the system went too high, it...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Kawasaki, spark issues, piston rings, plug cap
piston rings, plug cap, blue spark: Adam, when the engine dies, is there no spark? -Double check your points are clean and the gap has not closed up. -It could be a coil failing when hot if the spark is poor when warmed up. -The best thing to do is figure out if it is the spark...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 KZ 1000 Carb adjustments, air fuel mixture, internal combustion engines
air fuel mixture, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Gary, I ll need an email addy to return carburetor tuning, cleaning, and synchronizing files. A sample file is below. Start air-fuel screws at 2 turns out (T.O.) as a base setting. The bogging problem indicates a rich air-fuel mixture. Tune that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 KZ1000 Front Fork Repair, hex bolts, oil seals
hex bolts, oil seals, 1978 kz1000: Hi William, I recommend the service/repair manual for best results. Mistakes can be quite expensive. The manual will pay for itself with the first repair you perform. First, remove the seal retainers and drain fork oil. I use a air butterfly tool...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 KZ650 carb., internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, vent tubes: Hi Brian, Those hoses are float bowl atmospheric vent tubes. Connect one end to the carburetors. The other end is not connected. See microfiche parts views at www.bikebandit.com and www.buykawasaki.com Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 kawasaki, open pipes, clip position
open pipes, clip position, jet sizes: Hi Rob, I can do the math and calculate corrected jetting if you provide the following data: Current jet sizes, air-fuel screw # of turns out, needle clip position Elevation Average air temperature The calculations will vary a bit due to variations...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 kz 1000, piston crowns, gasket surfaces
piston crowns, gasket surfaces, gasket kit: Hi Ray, Q: I don t want to scrap it cause the chance I might scuff the surface and prevent the new gasket from sealing. Any ideas? A: I use angle air tool with 3-M pads to remove gasket remnants from gasket surfaces. Q: Is it ok to get a little...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Superglide backfire and puttering, air fuel mixture, intermediate jet
air fuel mixture, intermediate jet, air fuel mixture screw: first, reset your air/fuel mixture screw that your friend messed with. Start the bike and let it warm up. Now slowly turn the screw inward just until the bike starts to stumble and then outward 1/4 turn. Now its set. Take the bike for a ride. If you are still...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Suzuki GS400X, vacuum petcock, vacuum hoses
vacuum petcock, vacuum hoses, vacuum ports: Kyle, -hoses near the top right of carbs are vacuum ports to open the gas tank petcock or for using carb sync gauges. -bottom carb hoses are drain or carb bowl vents, they just hang down. -bigger hose between the carbs is the fuel line. -the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Suzuki GS750 stored for 19 years, suzuki service manual, fuel pumps
suzuki service manual, fuel pumps, petcock: Hi Doug, Thanks for the compliments. Questions: 1 - I presume the petcock is OK as gas freely runs out of the carbs when the engine is running? A: Gasoline may varnish in carbs, hoses, petcocks, fuel pumps, etc... The petcock may be fine, though...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 sportster, crank case vent, oil pressure switch
crank case vent, oil pressure switch, vent line: Since you have a custom tank you would have to look inside to see where the tubes go. Generally, the lowest is the feed. The next two shuld be about the same heigth. the upper one is the vent and the the next highest would be the vent. Happy new year Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 supersport 750, honda supersport, supersport 750
honda supersport, supersport 750, header pipes: Hi Damon. I don t see anything really awful wrong with this bike, based on what you ve told me. It probably just needs the carbs synchronized, timing and valves checked/adjusted, possible idlespeed adjustment and MAYBE the manifolds replaced. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 suzuki jr 50, set screws, hi mike
set screws, hi mike, air fuel: Hi Mike, Air-fuel screw: Start with 1.5 turns out from lightly seated. Idle screw: Notice when idle screw starts to raise throttle slide. From this position, give about 1 turn in to start. Fine tune both screws once engine starts. Respectfuly,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 XLH shovelhead sportster, pushrod, push rods
pushrod, push rods, 1000cc: If that is where your oil is coming from its a easy fix. remove the clip, slide the cover up and remove the pushrod by adjusting it smaller. Remove the pushrod and cover. Replace the gaskets in the cover. There is one in the middle, one at the top and one...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 xr75 carb rebuild tips, xr75 parts, keyster
xr75 parts, keyster, carbs: Bill, I would recommend one of the rebuild kits available. You can get one here: http://www.re-mx.com/xr75/xr75_parts.php It s the complete keyster carb rebuild If you are not familiar with carbs you can look here, I recommend purchasing a service...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 YAMAHA DT400, yamaha dt400, head bolts
yamaha dt400, head bolts, ft lb: Chad, Shouldn t worry too much about those sealing washers, just be sure the head was torqued on to the right ft. lb. reading and in the right order. After a 1/2 hr. of operation, retorque the head bolts. This step is overlooked by many. I can t say much...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Yamaha XS 400, yamaha xs 400, knowledgable friend
yamaha xs 400, knowledgable friend, kickstarter: Hi Jeremy. The perfect source for you, if you have even a small amount of mechanical skill, is two books. One is the repair manual for the bike, the other is the Yamaha common service manual for that model. It covers all years for that model. What...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Yamaha XS400, rear wheel bearings, chain and sprockets
rear wheel bearings, chain and sprockets, novice rider: Hi Mark. Considering that the balancing act of doing a pin turn is tricky, the first thing is to determine if it s nervous twitching in your muscles (as you make micro-adjustments to your steering and throttle) or if it is elsewhere. To find out if it...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Yamaha XS650 Electrical Problems, yamaha xs 650, yamaha xs650
yamaha xs 650, yamaha xs650, yamaha 650: Eli... Tough questions for MRHonda! No power means a blown fuse, open circuit or shorted out battery, perhaps.. A bad ground can cause similar symptoms. Start with a known fully charged battery and work down the line with volt meter or a 12v test light....

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Yamaha XS750 Compression Pressure, eamil address, compression pressure
eamil address, compression pressure, diaphrams: Hi Dan, I return tech files by email. There was no eamil address with your question as requested and explained in my instructions. Include your email addy with your reply. We ll go from there. The tech files will help you troubleshoot and repair the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 yahama xs 1100e, bikebandit com, vent hoses
bikebandit com, vent hoses, vacuum hoses: Hi Andy, If I recall, there are two atmospheric vent hoses for the float bolws located on t-fittings between carbs 2&3 and 3&4. There should be a vacuum hose from the the rear of carb 2, which connects with the fuel petcock. A fuel supply hose should...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 yamaha 1100, light flicker, yamaha 1100
light flicker, yamaha 1100, electronic ignitions: Hi Dave. If I recall correctly, the 78 was either the first or second year with an electronic ignition. Those are fairly bulletproof. There are a few possibilities. One or more could be occuring; 1) What may be happening is the carbs may be out...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 yamaha 400 2 stroke, cause havoc, yamaha 400
cause havoc, yamaha 400, tiny particles: Brandon, Be sure the choke is closed after the initial start up. If it still dies you may have to clean and adjust your carburator/s. here s some basic info I ve given others on the subject; Disassemble, clean all jets and orifaces with solvent and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 yamaha special 400, yamaha 400, fuel atomization
yamaha 400, fuel atomization, electrical resistance: Hi Steve, Q: ...what would cause my 1978 yamaha 400 to quit running and wouldn t restart until it cooled off? A: Excessive heat may cause.... Fuel vapor ventilation problem Excessive electrical resistance Poor fuel atomization/combustion and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 IT 400 yamaha, electrical failure, cruzin
electrical failure, cruzin, 5th gear: hi pete i would need to perform diagnosis to learn the source of the problem,i suspect a temporary fuel obstruction or electrical failure,describe the appearance of the spark plugs to me,maybe theres evidence of other problems. respectfully mark shively...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 750f super sport, motorcycle salvage yards, vacuum leaks
motorcycle salvage yards, vacuum leaks, vacuum leak: Hi Luke. As far as a replacement tank, there are few options with a bike that old. 1) Have the old tank repaired and repainted. 2) Check for motorcycle salvage yards locally as well as online. You may still have to have it repainted, at the least,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 CB650 carb issues, wisconsin weather, narrative description
wisconsin weather, narrative description, carb settings: Hi Calvin, lol... You re funny, Sir. Very good narrative description, thanks. I m confident that you re doing a good job of cleaning the carbs, however, I suspect they need to be more thoroughly cleaned. Carbs in such condition should be soaked is...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 CB650 Electrical Question, 1979 honda cb650, regulator rectifier
1979 honda cb650, regulator rectifier, honda sohc: Hi Andy, Visit the following websites for more assistance: www.bikebandit.com (to view microfiche parts) www.electrosport.com (fault finding chart & elec parts) www.salocal.com/sohc/tech/tech.htm www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/dgreen/cb750.html www.honda-sohc.co.uk/...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 CB750K Issues., 1979 honda cb750k, charging system
1979 honda cb750k, charging system, highway speeds: Hi Andrew, At this point I ve replaced the stator but even at 2500 RPM I m sitting just below 13.5 V. This alone tells me there is NO issue. Believe it or not, no matter what you replace, the system may not charge any more than that. From my experience,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 CX 500 custom, bill silver, float valve
bill silver, float valve, cx 500: Gary, see if you can get that right side to respond the same as the left side carb. Also, don t give it any throttle when you are starting it. Just full choke (be sure that they are going fully closed and then crank it. If that doesn t work, try twisting...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 CX500 setting the air/fuel screws, cx500 custom, fuel mixture
cx500 custom, fuel mixture, valve clearances: Lex, too much fuel or too little air in the idle circuits. 15.5mm float level is critical to correct idle and fuel mixture circuits. #45 idle jets are standard #78 primary and #112 secondary main jets are specified. I have seen examples where people...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 cx 500 water pump leak, weep hole, hi tim
weep hole, hi tim, cx 500: Hi Tim. Being as Iam not very familiar with the details of the CX500, I couldn t tell you for certain. However, you will need to access the water pump in order to replace it. refer to your repair manual for the step-by-step instructions for water pump...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 DT175 YAMAHA, spark plug wire, dt175
spark plug wire, dt175, orange wire: Hi Mike. As long as you have power from the CDI box to the coil, then the problem is between the input side of the coil and the spark plug. The ignition coil could not have tested good if no spark is getting from the input to the spark plug, unless the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Dyna Clutch Adjustment, clutch adjustment, locknut
clutch adjustment, locknut, dyna: Remove the cover for the clutch ont he primary. Locate the sdjuster for the cable and loosen so you have slack inthe cable. In the center of the clutch you will see the adjuster with a locknut. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjuster out. Now turn it inward,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 gs 550 carb settings, stock air filter, jet needles
stock air filter, jet needles, k n air filters: Hi Jeremiah, The K&N air filters are less restrictive than the stock air filter. Should try and keep the stock filter unless you have a header. You can use the K&N s, but as you suspect the carburetors will need tuning to correct the air-fuel mixtures....

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Harley FX Superglide front brakes., bike brakes, master cylinder
bike brakes, master cylinder, caliper: When brakes are spongy then you still have air in the system. Bleed them again and then let them sit over night. Your air might work its way to the master cylinder. Bleeding bike brakes takes along time when there is no fluid in the lines. You are wirking...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Honda 1100 dead cylinders?, honda 1100, plug caps
honda 1100, plug caps, exhaust pipes: Here s a link to the 1975-79 GL1000s.... http://www.classicwingclub.org/ GL1100s didn t start until 1980, so I am a little confused. The ignitions are similar, however, in case the problem is that. Without knowing the mileage and repair history it is...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Honda CB650, powder substance, crystal powder
powder substance, crystal powder, oil light: Hi Chris, I need your email address as requetsed. I return tech files by email. I ll return CB650 tech links, test and repair files, and more. Standing by... Respectfully, Mark Shively sample tech files Bad Gas By Mark Shively ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Honda CB750K, 1979 honda cb750k, combustion chambers
1979 honda cb750k, combustion chambers, cylinder side: Hi Joe, It could be normal engine wear causing the noises. For example, worn parts have excessive clearances when cold. Thermal expansion causes clearances to tighten up a bit. If it were more serious, the problem would be present all the time. The...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Honda CX500 Custom ignition switch or ?, honda cx500 custom, 1979 honda cx500
honda cx500 custom, 1979 honda cx500, honda motorcycles: Bob, from your description, I think that the ignition switch base is coming apart from the switch assy. This is not uncommon because of the location of the switch, which is always being tugged on by the wiring harness connection. Honda used to offer repair...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Honda CX500 Custom, honda cx500 custom, 1979 honda cx500
honda cx500 custom, 1979 honda cx500, jet needle: Hi Tom, The ignition seems to work properly at other throttle positions. I doubt there s a problem with the ignition. Compression is very good. I suspect the carburetors need tuned to correct the flat spot. The engine needs more air or fuel when...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Honda CX500 small problems, 1979 honda cx500, research octane number
1979 honda cx500, research octane number, side blinkers: Ryan, the left signal light is not flashing due to low battery, wrong bulbs or possibly corroded bulb sockets preventing a good connection to ground. The flasher may be ok if it flashes the right side blinkers. Try switching the bulbs from right to left...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Honda cb 750f, honda cb, electrical problem
honda cb, electrical problem, shively: Hi Jose, There s no question here. I suspect a carburetion problem. Check the troubleshooting section of the service manual and follow testing procedures. I would need to know more about the work performed and other details to offer a diagnosis....

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Honda cx500 low speed miss, 1979 honda cx500, plug caps
1979 honda cx500, plug caps, speed needle: Jerry, it is possible to mix up the jets unless you were very careful. Some aftermarket kits are not great. Have you replaced the spark plugs? -Also the carb slides are known to be sticky and even the needle in the slide can bind. -The bigger jets...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 honda 750 sport, stator coil, regulator rectifier
stator coil, regulator rectifier, regulator tests: Hi Daryl. As far as cost, only your parts supplier knows for sure. Sorry, but that s not my department. However, the location of the stator is normally on the low side of the engine. There is a way to test it and here it is; 1) Test battery...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 honda CX 500, honda cx 500, starter solenoid
honda cx 500, starter solenoid, 1979 honda cx 500: Nick, CX500s are known for failing stator assemblies, which mount at the rear of the engine and are quite expensive. The motor must be pulled out to replace the stator assy. If you wind up in there, check the camchain and tensioners, too. There were some upgrades...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 honda twinstar (185), auto parts store, simple tests
auto parts store, simple tests, gages: Hi Herb. Well there are a couple of simple tests to see if the problem is spark or fuel. If the carbs have been completely and properly cleaned (i.e. disassembled, cleaned, reassembled), then the problem is like not fuel. Either way, get some automotive...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 honda twinstar, turn signal switch, brake light switch
turn signal switch, brake light switch, ground paths: Darrell, Start with a fully charged battery.... should be about 7.2v fully charged with no load. If your battery is low, the charging system will not charge the battery AND run the lights, etc, unless you are driving at 65mph for about 10 hours straight....

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 honda XL75, valve stem seals, bikebandit com
valve stem seals, bikebandit com, honda motorcycle: Angel, if the engine is throwing up blue smoke all the time, the piston and rings are probably worn out or it has been seized before, causing grooves in the cylinder walls, so the rings can t control the oil anymore. Blue smoke is burning oil, black smoke...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 honda xr185, blown head gasket, cam lobes
blown head gasket, cam lobes, honda oem: John, your observations are correct and it is sad that people don t have the wisdom not to do this kind of attempted repair. I suspect that the cam lobes and rocker arms are damaged for sure, but look carefully at the cam bearings in the cylinder head....

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Kaw 100cc 2 stroke, air gap, model bike
air gap, model bike, vaccume: J, If this has a rotary valve intake system? It Could be crank seales leaking?? You will have to take it to a place where they can pull a vaccume on the engine.That will tell you if you have bad seals or a leak in system. But remember,you are not working with...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Kawasaki KDX400, slide type, dirt bike
slide type, dirt bike, 10w40: Hi Seth, Try researching the following links. Contact these companies and inquire where to find the kits you seek. http://www.motorcyclecarbs.com/mikuni/VMsingle.htm http://www.mikuni.com/fs-carburetor.html I think Kaw used 32:1 premix ratio,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Kawasaki KE250 will not say running, kawasaki ke, air screws
kawasaki ke, air screws, manual haynes: Pat, This could be any host of things however I have the strong suspision you are starving for fuel due to internal carburator blockage. I know you cleaned the tank and carb. however it only takes one small peice of debris to make it s way down to the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Kawazaki KZ400(B2)-Electrical, fuse blows, happy hunting
fuse blows, happy hunting, magnetic switch: You have a positive to ground issue somewhere in your primary ignition. Without seeing the bike I can t really help, and I apologize 4 that. I can however wish u a happy hunting trip as u need to chase out your entire pri-ig wiring harness to make sure a...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Suzuki GS550 accel problem, suzuki gs550, fuel delivery systems
suzuki gs550, fuel delivery systems, vacuum problem: Hi Ed, Q: ...Essentially I get 1 MPH for each 100 RPM (i.e. @ 6000 RPM bike is going 60 MPH- normal?)... A: Not normal Q: ...I have checked compression (120-125) all cylinders, timing, advance timing, and I sychronized carbs (set to -20- on...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Suzuki GS550E Carbs, suzuki gs550e, internal combustion engines
suzuki gs550e, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Patsy, I return numerous tech information files via email. There was no email address with question as requested. See the information files below. I ve pasted two files for your convenience. Visit www.thegsresources.com a website dedicated to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Suzuki GS550L, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, gas leaks: Hi John, The gas overflow tubes leak because: the needle valves inner spring are sticking (varnished), rust or other particles are caught between the needle valve a valve seat, and/or float levels imporperly adjusted. The usual cause is from gas left...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 sportster, gas oil, hasnt
gas oil, hasnt, excellent condition: Alot depends on what you are going to pay for it and how much of the work you are planning on doing yourself. Sitting for 8 years in not good on the motor and bearings, so it would probably need rebuilt. The 79 is a unique bike. Its the only year that that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 TWINSTAR 185CC, regulator rectifier, volt battery
regulator rectifier, volt battery, bill silver: I checked the online microfiche for this model and there are no fusible links listed or illustrated, just a fuse back at the battery area. If you left the battery sitting for 2 years, it probably needs to be replaced by now. If the bike has been running...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 XR 80 No spark, xr 80, spark plug
xr 80, spark plug, fuse: Hi Pierre. Well, the ignition coil is always a possibility when you are talking about a bike as old as yours, but there are other things as well; 1) Short in ignition circuit. 2) Blown/bad ignition fuse. 3) Loose ignition fuse connections. 4)...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 Yamaha 650, meg ohms, ohm resistance
meg ohms, ohm resistance, yamaha dealership: Hi Jan. I have always followed what the factory manual says, but if you are in doubt, then go to a Yamaha dealership with your manual and the readings that you got and ask the factory mechanic. He/she should know for sure. I seriously doubt that there...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 1000g?, fuel level sensor, combustion chambers
fuel level sensor, combustion chambers, somerset pa: Hi Andy, The first thing to do is check cylinder compression. Follow with a leak down test if necessary. These tests will determine the sealing properties of the combustion chambers (condition of the engine). If cylinder compression readings are within...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 4 speed trans leak, chain sprocket, vent hole
chain sprocket, vent hole, two trains: SInce you have the trans out and with the age of the trans, its probably time to go through it and make sure everything is ok inside. Also its time to install all new seals and gaskets. That would be the best way to solve your leaking problem. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 650 special 2, mr honda, electric starter
mr honda, electric starter, surface charge: Mr Honda recommends http://beaver.vinu.edu/650.htm http://www.650central.com/ and similar links.... Check your battery for being fully charged and able to pass a load test at the dealership. It may be taking a surface charge, which is sufficent when...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 650xs yamaha running on 1 cyclinder, dual fire, air cleaner
dual fire, air cleaner, vicky: first thanks for usind All experts to answer yor question. you mentioned you changed or swapped all these parts ,first check for fire to that paricular cylinder if you have fire and compression ,then all u need is fuel for combustion to happen in the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 750 varago, left hand side, giveing
left hand side, giveing, ckt: Hi Jon, I suspect the enrichment circuits (choke plungers) are not working properly. Also, the carbs may need synchronized, tuned, or more thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance. Describe the appearance of the spark plugs. Describe the condition...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 750f carberators, vacuum gages, float valves
vacuum gages, float valves, falcon: Hi Ken. Idle speed should not be as high as you have indicated, either. The average idle speed is anywhere from 1100 rpm to 1500 rpm. Is fuel getting to all of the carbs? Are the float valves sticking closed on the affected carbs? Try to drain the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 CB125, powder coater, dirty point
powder coater, dirty point, plug cap: Joshua, -the power to your ignition goes from the battery through the fuse and on to the ignition switch. From there it goes to a junction and on to the kill switch. The kill switch has a black/white wire that runs the power to the coil positive. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 CB750k electrical, surface charge, headlight switch
surface charge, headlight switch, dual function: Stu... WHEW! Okay, let s see what we can do about this. First... CHARGE THE BATTERY FULLY! Check the battery afterwards to see that it is holding a full charge and not a surface charge. Most m/c shops have a load tester to do this check. Once the battery...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 CM400T no spark, accurate readings, meter readings
accurate readings, meter readings, shively: Hi Lindy, You ll need to compare your meter readings with service manual specs. I don t the service manual for this model. A better meter will yield more accurate readings. I can send you tech files that may assist you. I return tech information...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 cb 650, support images, gas tank
support images, gas tank, shively: Hi Robert, I would be happy to send you a diagram of the hoses if I had a diagram and your email address. AllExperts servers does not support images and they do not share your email addy with me as explained in my instructions. You may find the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 cb650 problem, honda cb 650, syncronized
honda cb 650, syncronized, spark plugs: Travis, is the idle speed set high enough? Have you tried replacing the spark plugs with some (my preference) NGK brand plugs? Could be some old gas or water in the gas. Could be partially plugged carb jets, they are small and need thorough cleaning...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 cbk 750 honda, piston rings, compression check
piston rings, compression check, problem changes: Jonathan, it depends if the fouling is dry or wet, dry fouling is black, fluffy looking, caused by too much fuel or not enough air to that cylinder. Could be a choke, air filter or carb problem. Possibly an ignition miss. -Wet oily fouling could...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 ct110 idles fine boggs when giving gas, air fuel mixture, gasket kit
air fuel mixture, gasket kit, air screw: Hi Doug, I suspect the bogging is from an air restriction (rich air-fuel mixture) from the mid to WFO throttle opening positions (needle jet/jet needle and main jet). Inspect the spark plug. Learn to read the appearance of the plug. Clean or replace...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 cx500 honda, guage wire, cx500 honda
guage wire, cx500 honda, firing order: Hi Lew. In order to check any of the electrical system, a schematic is almost a requirement. For that, you need the repair manual. Get one immediately; either through the dealership or online. As far as the firing issue. It sounds like you are not...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 exciter 250, suspect one, shift lever
suspect one, shift lever, clutch: LeRoy, -first make sure the shift lever is not hitting on anything on the outside of the case. -does it shift if you rock the bike and pull up on the lever? Sometimes movement can help. -the shift shaft goes through the engine to the right side. There...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 flt valve adjustment, stiff wire, valve adjustment
stiff wire, valve adjustment, locknut: The best way to collapse them it to first remove the hydrolic unit from the lifter. You will see a spring at the top of it. Turn the unit over and you will see a small hole in the bottom. Take a piece of stiff wire and push it into the hole. There is a ball...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 GL1100 Valve Adjustment, compression stroke, peep hole
compression stroke, peep hole, valve adjustment: Hi Ernie, I ve done that task many times, but I cannot recall which sets of valves can be checked/adjusted while set on T1 at TDC of a paticular cylinder. Set desired cylinder on TDC (Top Dead Center) of the compression stroke. The T1 mark will indicate...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Goldwing 1100 Interstate, cylinder head bolts, goldwing 1100
cylinder head bolts, goldwing 1100, moly grease: Rob, yes, the long bolts go in the top outside holes on the head. The six 10mm bolts are torqued 38-40 ft-lbs The smaller 6 mm bolt at 8 ft-lbs. Use some moly grease on the threads and bolt head. -Start tightening in the center bottom and go across...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 GS750 with a dead cylinder, head gasket problem, puff of smoke
head gasket problem, puff of smoke, fuel mixture: Brad, -it is possible the head gasket blew, depends where the smoke came from exactly. If it came from the exhaust header it could be a piston, valve etc. If it came directly out the side of the engine it probably was the gasket. -compression or...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 gs550 clutch frozen, suzuki gs550l, gs550
suzuki gs550l, gs550, clutch: Pete, you may have to disassemble the clutch and check the plates for rust or warping. Sometimes they will break free while under load if they are just stuck. Have you tried riding it like this? Maybe if warmed up and under some load, it might break...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Harley Sporster XLH, harley sporster, bike mike
harley sporster, bike mike, xlh: Its either a bad pickup senser or modual. The pickup senser is the one under the plate. You are not going to be able to test either one for it takes a special harness. I would suggest you install a new ignition, like a Dyno ignition and you can get ride of...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda 400T, mason jar, water in the fuel
mason jar, water in the fuel, fuel drain: Hi Jim. You could have water in the fuel, dirty carbs that need a proper and complete cleaning, or a short in the ignition system either in the wiring or a bad connection. If the bike spends time in seasonal storage with fuel in the system, then the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda C70 deluxe, solenoid starter, starter solenoid
solenoid starter, starter solenoid, electric starters: Jim, I have Restoration Guide files available on CDROM for your Dream, when you are ready. I would gather all the parts you need now, though! The Passport had rather puny electric starters, especially when the battery isn t fully charged. However, you haven...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB 650 3rd cylinder won't run, honda cb 650, fuel cylinder
honda cb 650, fuel cylinder, cylinder compression: Hi Jake, Yup, fuel in carburetors has likey varnished. Jets and passageways may be obstructed preventing that cylinder from getting fuel. Cylinder compression alone will generate enough heat to make parts and exhaust feel luke warm. Check your email...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB 750 Power, honda cb 750, stator coil
honda cb 750, stator coil, dieing: Hi John. It does sound as if the stator coil is bad. Test it by starting the bike and seeing what the battery is charging at. It should be charging at about 14+ VDC. If it is less, then the stator coil is bad. As far as the bike dieing when power...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB 900 custom dies while running, honda cb 900, honda cb 900 custom
honda cb 900, honda cb 900 custom, transistor ignition: Aaron, this bike was derived from the street and sports versions, so I make an exception! : ) Well, there are couple of possibilities: Charging system failure, causing voltage to drop low enough to have the transistor ignition quit. Usual causes for this...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB400, panka, gas tank
panka, gas tank, kick starter: Hi Joe, You mentioned The bike tries to turn over but wont, This sounds to me like a bad starter, but then again, you also mentioned it has good compression, this tells me you must have a kick starter? In any event, try the starter 1stm maybe by putting...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB650, regulator rectifier, yellow wires
regulator rectifier, yellow wires, bill silver: Joe, did you get the new reg/rectifier from Honda or was it an aftermarket unit? Or was it a used part? Go here to see the wiring diagram for your bike: http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/WiringDiagrams/MCwiring.php#class If your new part blows fuses, either there...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB650 Custom smokes from one cylinder, honda cb650 custom, 1980 honda cb650
honda cb650 custom, 1980 honda cb650, valve stem seals: Peter, a 27 year old bike with only 13k miles has been sitting for long periods of time, you would think. Anyway, take a look at that #1 spark plug to see if it is oiling up or not. If the rings were damaged or stuck from sitting for years, there will be oil...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB650 Custom Carburetor question, honda cb650 custom, 1980 honda cb650
honda cb650 custom, 1980 honda cb650, gasket sheet: Hi Josh. Since the leak is coming from the drain, then the bowl seals are not the problem. However, if any of the seals are bad, then replacing them all would best serve you since it would save you time and effort when other seals go bad in the carbs....

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB650 help, fuel mixture, gray smoke
fuel mixture, gray smoke, white smoke: Joe, white smoke is usually caused by condensation burning out of the pipes or in the case of a liquid cooled bike, antifreeze leaking into the engine through a gasket or cracked cylinder head. -The only things I can suggest in your case is make...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB650 Rotor Removal, 1980 honda cb650, flange bolt
1980 honda cb650, flange bolt, dowel pin: Tony, you really have to do this with air tools. The rotor bolts are often set with locktite or just get rusted in place. Once you get the bolt out, you MUST use the correct rotor removal tool to thread into the hole. Again, you may have to use air tools to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB650, 1980 honda cb650, mechanical knowledge
1980 honda cb650, mechanical knowledge, motorcycle parts: Hi David, Q: ...Is there anything special about removing the carburetors from this bike? A: Not that I can think of. Q: ...I contacted a place to rebuild the carburetor for between $60 and $120. Could that be the price for all four, or just...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB650C, crankshaft bearings, internal combustion engines
crankshaft bearings, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Tim, First, get a shop manual. Find them online at www.bikebandit.com, at Ebay, and most local libraries. The manual will pay for itself with the first repair. You ll need the test procedures and specs in the manual Second, you must have a fully...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB750C, 1980 honda cb750c, step by step directions
1980 honda cb750c, step by step directions, valve adjustment: Hi Bob. The manual may have been written in such a way as to be misleading. There should be 2 adjusters total. One in front and one in rear. Cam chain adjustment is supposed to be made at the same time as the valve adjustment with the engine at room...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda CB750K, honda cb750k, fuel guage
honda cb750k, fuel guage, honda dealership: Hi Stu. I have a couple of answers for you. For the fuel tank, all you need do is to reseal the tank. It is a kit that you should be able to get at any decent bike shop. For the light on the instruments, there is supposed to be a bulb in each of...

Motorcycle Repair: about 1980 Honda CM400E, honda cm400e, needel
honda cm400e, needel, old bike: Hi Brant. Well, you have a good bike to learn on. It doesn t sound as if you did anything really wrong, but it is a 26 year old bike and there are not a lot of parts available for them anymore. It sounds more like you have a couple of issues here that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda GL500 Silverwing, electrical problem, honda gl500, inline fuse
honda gl500, inline fuse, bike check: Hi Mike. To start with, you will need the repair manual. It has all of the wiring diagrams and other specs that you will need for the bike. Check all of the connections, fuses and fuse connections from the battery to fusebox. Make sure that they...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda Goldwing Carburetor Trouble, honda goldwing, allexpert
honda goldwing, allexpert, carb rebuild kits: Hi Seth, I think you should rebuild the carbs you have. The fuel in those carbs probably has varnished. The needle often stick and cause the hydro-flood you described. I have links to aftermarket carb rebuild kits. They are affordable and decent quality...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda Goldwing only firing only firing on one set of cylinders, internal combustion engines, powder substance
internal combustion engines, powder substance, crystal powder: Hi Lonnie, I suspect the carburetors will need thoroughly cleaned to restore performance. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and in as little as 3-4 weeks. This effect is known as varnishing. Jets...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Honda XL250S Rocker arms, screw the screw, honda xl250s
screw the screw, honda xl250s, cotter pin: Hi Josh. If you have a cotter pin or other type of pin-lock going through a screw that you want to remove, then pull the pin and, barring a badly rusted screw, the screw will come out. Unfortunately, I do not have disassembly/reassembly proceedures or...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 harley shovelhead, harley shovelhead, altenator
harley shovelhead, altenator, main switch: It cant be the battery, if the battery was low the bike wouldnt start. I would start by making sure you have a good gas flow to the carb. If you do then check all the wires int he ignition system to make sure you dont have a short. After that, the only other...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda 750 custom, honda 750 custom, power fuse
honda 750 custom, power fuse, power drain: Hi Mike. If you have the repair manual, you should not need to pull the harness apart to fix this problem. It will have the wiring diagram for you to chase it down easily enough. If you want it bypassed better till you get the manual, then run your power...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda 900 C, bikebandit com, intake leaks
bikebandit com, intake leaks, honda 900: Bob/// Check this site for parts illustrations: http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/honda-motorcycle-cb900c-1980/o/m2011 Go to carburetor components, look at item #11 and the diaphragm assy shown there. That is an anti-backfire valve and the diaphragms...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda cb 750, honda cb 750, bill silver
honda cb 750, bill silver, vapor lock: Jeremy, if the bike has been sitting for a long time, the main jets could be restricted with old gasoline deposits. Fast idle and poor performance issues can be traced to: Intake manifold leaks Air cut valves diaphragms having holes in them (mount on...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda cb650 problem, 1980 honda cb650, valve stem seals
1980 honda cb650, valve stem seals, combustion chambers: Ian, the problems could stem from a number of sources.... Carburetors... if the bike has been sitting for a long time, the carb jets and passages could be clogged from old fuel deposits. Also the fuel cap should be checked for blocked vent holes, causing...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda cb900c, regulator rectifier, throttle cables
regulator rectifier, throttle cables, mity vac: Dan, the vacuum fuel valve is often a problem for these bikes. Check to see if the diaphragm for the fuel valve isn t failing/leaking internally. IF you can hold vacuum on the line with a Mity-Vac or similar, then you can rule that item out. Otherwise, you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda cb900c, slide check, family memeber
slide check, family memeber, vacuum pump: Dan, -check for a sticky carb slide. -check if all the pipes are warming up. -check the fuel petcock valve diaphragm for holes. -check for spark and if okay, spray wd40 in the carb mouth to see if it fires. If it does then you know you have a lack...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda cb900f rear brake frozen, honda cb900f, caliper piston
honda cb900f, caliper piston, piston seals: Hi Andre, The brake fluid in the rear caliper may have gummed around the caliper piston seals and causing the caliper to stick and drag the rotor. This can wear caliper, brake pads, and rotor. Tap the caliper moderately with a rubber mallet or similar....

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda cm400t carb, 1980 honda cm400t, necessary specs
1980 honda cm400t, necessary specs, side compression: Hi James. I gave you the likely possibilities. You need to check each one out and determine what the real issue is. To check if you have spark, remove the offending plug, reinstall it on the coil (just as if it were in the motor to run) and lay it against...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda gl1100, honda gl, starter solenoid
honda gl, starter solenoid, motor brushes: Hi Charles, The common causes for this problem is one or more of the following: (not in any paticular order) 1) Loose battery connection 2) Weak or defective battery 3) Worn starter motor brushes 4) Starter motor clutch worn or defective 5) Worn...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 honda goldwing, valve stem seals, goldwing 1100
valve stem seals, goldwing 1100, honda goldwing: Jack, Gold Wings are not my forte, but you have already mentioned a concern about the low compression in that cylinder. You really need to have some troubleshoot that issue, doing a leakdown test, if possible. If you have ring sealing issues, all the carb...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 IT175, crankcase oil, crank case
crankcase oil, crank case, it175: Hi Adam. The head being too tight shouldn t have that effect. There is a leak somewhere that is allowing engine oil into the system. How about the valve seals? What condition are they in? If they are leaking, then engine oil could be intruding from...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Kaw 100 2 stroke, internal combustion engines, engine seals
internal combustion engines, engine seals, set screw: Hi Al. Perhaps I am just a bit jaded by mechanics who just want you to bring in your bike so that they can do nothing and charge you for it, but it sounds like this guy knows almost nothing about actual mechanical theory as it applies to internal combustion...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Kaw. Z1 classic fuel inj., fuel injection system, kawasaki z1
fuel injection system, kawasaki z1, plug holes: Hi Chris, I d enjoy seeing images of your Z1-R. I have a near mint hi-po 1979 model in my shop now. I can appreciate the DIY approach as many shops implement the 10 year rule nowadays. The fuel injection system will deliver appropriate amout of fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD, kawasaki 440 ltd, thoughs
kawasaki 440 ltd, thoughs, spark plugs: Hi Jon. Has the overflow issue been resolved? If it hasn t, that could be part of the problem. You could have a problem with the ignition coils, carb needle jets or the floats. Start with those and se what you find. Good luck and ride safe. FALCO...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD Fast Idle, kawasaki 440 ltd, fuel selector switch
kawasaki 440 ltd, fuel selector switch, fuel leaks: Not my brand, but I know a bit about them. The petcock was designed so that the fuel DIDN T drain out when the ON was selected. PRIME is for when it runs out of gas or you have the carbs apart, etc. There is a diaphragm in most of those petcocks that often...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Carburetor problems, kawasaki kz750, carburetor problems
kawasaki kz750, carburetor problems, throttle arm: Hi Jim. It sounds like something either in the cable or the carbs is sticking open. When you cleaned the carbs, did you disassemble them or clean the parts you could see. Sometimes that is enough, but for a bike that has been sitting for a long time,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 KZ750 Starting Problem., starter clutch, kz750
starter clutch, kz750, spark plugs: Hi Alan, Does the engine rotate with the starter and the engine just won t start, or is the starter just spinning? If starter spins, need to check starter clutch and starter for wear, etc. If engine is tuning with starter, need to read spark plugs....

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 kawasaki kz 440 ltd, kawasaki kz 440, kawasaki kz 440 ltd
kawasaki kz 440, kawasaki kz 440 ltd, stator coil: Hi Stan. A bike will run on a bad battery as long as the stator coil is producing proper levels of power, but doing that also puts excess load on the stator coil, thus shortening it s life. While it is possible to push start the bike with a bad battery,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 kawasaki kz440, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Robert, The carburetors may need more thoroughly cleaned, needle valves replaced, and/or the fuel service levels adjusted (float heights). A rusty fuel tank will immediately re-contaminate clean carbs. Minute rust particles pass through fuel filters...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 kawasaki ltd, kawasaki models, kawasaki ltd
kawasaki models, kawasaki ltd, displacement engine: Hi Carl, The transmission will not shift through the gears without the engine running/transmission rotating. That s normal. You may get it to shift by rotating the rear wheel slowly by hand as you shift. You have a 1980 Kawasaki LTD, but the displacement...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 rotary top transmission, happy holidays, speed transmission
happy holidays, speed transmission, leaks: Yes, I rebuild trans. The cost would be in labor $250.00 Plus parts. It would be hard to tell you what parts you would need until I get it apart, but since you not having trouble with it, except for the leaks, you are not going to need much. You can contact...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Shovelhead, shovelhead motor, best bet
shovelhead motor, best bet, volt meter: Your best bet is to get a service manual for your motor and it will give you all the info you are looking for. It sounds like your battery is not charging. Hook a volt meter to the battery and start the bike. At 2000RPM you should be getting around 13.5 volts...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Sportster Clutch, clutch lever, clutch release
clutch lever, clutch release, center screw: Jack, IF everything is back together correctly, you just haven t adjusted the clutch release properly. Loosen the cable adjuster locknut (on the front of the primary cover) and screw the adjuster into the primary cover until your clutch lever flops completely...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Sportster Clutch, shift rod, freeplay
shift rod, freeplay, differnt: Jack, it is a little weird if you ve never done it. First, thread the cable adjuster in so you have as much free-play as possible in the cable itself, then turn the adjusting screw in the center of the clutch until it is completely loose and not putting any...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Suzuki 550E, accurate diagnosis, shively
accurate diagnosis, shively, electronic ignition: Hi Tyler, I would need to inspect the MC to offer an accurate diagnosis. It may be defective electronic ignition or fuel restriction problem, Dunno. Visit www.thegsresources.com and investigate some of the information there. Respectfully, Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Suzuki GS550ET Low Compression, indoor storage, leak down test
indoor storage, leak down test, electrical problem: Hi Biz, Q: i just recently fixed the electrical problem, replaced the starter, and rebuilt the carbs. I have good spark and have taken the carbs apart again to double check them. A: Visit: www.thegsresources.com and www.electrexusa.com for more details...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Suzuki gs550e Carb, suzuki gs550e, carbs
suzuki gs550e, carbs, suzuki: Daniel, I would recommend getting a shop manual from repairmanuals.com or such. You can remove the float bowls on the bike, but it is almost harder than taking off the carbs sometimes. Check here for carb cleaning info: http://www.thegsresources.com/gs_carbrebuild.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Suzuki gs550e, rubber diaphragm, vent line
rubber diaphragm, vent line, wd 40: Dan, is the carb slide free and the rubber diaphragm good? Have you tried spraying wd40 or such into the carb intake, see if it fires on it. Check for collapsing gas line or carb vent line plugged. Check for intake rubber air leak, again use your carb...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 shovelhead backfire, ohm meter, shovelhead
ohm meter, shovelhead, plug wires: Your problem can be coming from several areas. One is the carb. If the bike has been doing this ever since he has had it then the jets might be to large for the motor and cause the fouling. Two is the ignition. When you changed the points did you also change...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 suzuki ts100, exciter coil, wire colors
exciter coil, wire colors, accurate test: Scott, I can t tell you where all the wires go if you are planning to fix them, you would need a shop manual with wiring diagrams. I believe you may have CDI ignition. The CDI control module or unit handles all your ignition signals. The exciter coil...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 wide glide front wheel spacers, wheel spacers, rotor
wheel spacers, rotor, spacer: What you need to do first is take the wheel off the bike, with the axle installed and the speedo drive unit installed and do some measuring for the axle spacers. This is the only sure way to do it. Then you will know the correct spacers. Remember you will...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 xl125 smokin like a train, leakdown test, leak down test
leakdown test, leak down test, valve guides: Josh, -were the rings done recently and do you know if the cylinder was worn badly or properly honed or bored out? -The valve guides could leak a bit of oil but the best way to check for leaking rings is a leak down test or at least a compression...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 xr80 timing and head bolt torque specs, bolt torque specs, head bolt torque specs
bolt torque specs, head bolt torque specs, crank case: Hi Brandon, Before you proceed, get a copy of the service manual. The service manual has information you need to know to complete the repairs properly. Mistakes are very expensive to correct. Visit www.bikebandit.com to view parts microfiche and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 xr80, point ignition, xr80
point ignition, xr80, contact breaker: Hi Jack, I m reading that everything is checking okay. Can you provide any history of this problem or other problems? Any periods of non-use or storage? Describe the appearance of the spark plug. It helps to know how you determined things are okay so...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 xt500 g yamaha main ignition switch, drag specialities, factory manuals
drag specialities, factory manuals, clymers: Hi Mark. Without a schematic of your bike and the schematic of the switch I cannot tellyou which wires will go where. I do not keep schematics for everything out there. However, I can tell you this; the schematics in the Clymers are as good as the factory...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 xt500g yamaha cdi box, wire colors, electrex
wire colors, electrex, performance ignition: Mark, Hyperpak manufactures performance/race ignition control modules. I haven t used their products, though they are popular. I cannot advise which years or models electrics will work for your MC. Let me know what you find. Respectfully, Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 xt500g yamaha electrical problem, voltage readings, switch battery
voltage readings, switch battery, troubleshooting chart: Hi Mark, It s tough to diagnose electrical problems without being present and performing tests. Visit the foillowing website and use their Troubleshooting Chart: www.electrexusa.com or have your tech do this. I recommend their electrical components...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Yamaha 1100 XS Special, internal combustion engines, yamaha 1100
internal combustion engines, yamaha 1100, pilot jet: Hi Dennis, The BALL (93501-08001-00) and SPRING (583-14589-00-00) need to be present. Main jets have washers, Pilot jets thread directly into the carburetors and may have a rubber plug or screw over them depending on carb design. Check needle valves...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Yamaha IT 125G won't run, internal combustion engines, overflow tube
internal combustion engines, overflow tube, powder substance: Hi Dana, I suspect the fuel left in the carburetor has varnished. If so, the carburetor will need thoroughly cleaned. Some internal parts may need replaced, though it s not always necessary. I return tech information files by email. There was no email...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Yamaha 650 Fuel, poor mechanical condition, reserve tank
poor mechanical condition, reserve tank, excessive fuel: Hi Mike, I m not sure how many kilometers your motorcycle should get per tank. I do know that there are many variables that affects overall KPL. Worn needle jets causes excessive fuel consumption. So does engine in poor mechanical condition or not tuned....

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Yamaha 650 Special Problems, carbeurators, shift mechanism
carbeurators, shift mechanism, yamaha 650: Hi Lyell. You have a number of issues going on here. Get the repair manual in order to get specs and test proceedures. 1) There is a clear issue with the carbs and fuel system. Bad seals and/or floats. 2) Clutch and shift mechanism issues that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Yamaha 650 special 2, yamaha 650, bill silver
yamaha 650, bill silver, turn signals: Marc, your additional lights may have overstressed the charging system and damaged something..... Being that I am not a YAMAHA expert, I will give you these links, found on Google.. http://www.650central.com/tech/tips.htm http://www.mikesxs.net/mikesxs-electrical.php?category_id=2.3...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Yamaha XJ650 No Spark on Cyl. 1 & 2, yamaha xj650, plug caps
yamaha xj650, plug caps, firing order: Larry, Try swapping coils and see if the problem migrates to the other cylinders. I suspect the secondary leads or plug caps are defective on the non-firing cylinders. Cylinders 1-4 & 2-3 fire together. Firing order is 1-2-4-3. Why don t you include...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 Yamaha XS850, clutch disks, yamaha motorcycle
clutch disks, yamaha motorcycle, motorcycle dealership: Hi Jeff. The tool that you need can be ordered through any Yamaha motorcycle dealership, as can any of the specialised tools for the bike. Many of the specialty tools that you need are also used on other bikes for the same type of work. Good luck....

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 yamaha 400 special, yamaha 400, particals
yamaha 400, particals, carburators: Jason, Sounds like your carburators need to be adjusted properly. Be very sure you did not damage the jets by clearing them w/ wire or a pick. They should ONLY be cleaned with solvents and compressed air. If your jets are undamaged you may be suffering...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 yamaha 850 xs, yamaha 850 xs, regulator rectifier
yamaha 850 xs, regulator rectifier, yamaha xs 850: Hi Chad, I don t know of any specific fixes for this problem, but you can help by inserting dielectric grease into the Reg/Rec s multi-connector. This will cut down on resistance, corrosion, and prevent water shorting. Investigate these links: http://members.tripod.com/dave_jack/id49_m.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 yamaha rd400, yamaha rd400, friction plates
yamaha rd400, friction plates, metal plates: Ryan, sounds like the clutch is slipping, check the adjustment, give the cable some slack. It might need new friction plates at the least. The metal plates can sometimes be cleaned up if not warped badly. http://lawrenceotoole.com/r5/labels/Downloads.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 yamaha xs400, carbs, diode
carbs, diode, gasket: Hi Jerry. It is possible that you may have the wrong carbs in there. Possibly from an XS650 (due to the modifications). I don t know. It is also remotely possible that the carb mixtures were adjusted by a shop and they put new mixture screw caps in....

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 yamaha xs850sg, fuel residue, xs850
fuel residue, xs850, fuel line: Hi Brad. The bike has been sitting through the winter and that can only mean one thing......Varnish. The tank needs to be drained and resealed (or cleaned, which is harder to do right), the carbs need to be cleaned and the fuel line will need replacement....

Motorcycle Repair: 1980Kawasaki kz750h elect, primary resistance, kill switch
primary resistance, kill switch, coils: Tom, Kawasaki had a tester called the Electrotester but I don t think it would be easy to find. -The ic igniter or ignition box may not be the first thing to check. -I would start with a good battery and then check for 12 volts on the red coil...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980s Honda XR100R, dirt bike, hot wire
dirt bike, hot wire, shively: Hi Nick, Do you have a copy of the service manual? I have a difficult time diagnosising such problems in this media because I cannot see the parts you are working with and the work that has been done. I cannot tell if the correct wire is used for...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 1340 shovlehead oil out the blow by tube., crank case breather, oil tank
crank case breather, oil tank, yopu: IT JUST OIL SUMPED. THE OIL WENT PAST THE OIL PUMP CHECK BALL AND FILLED UP THE CRANKCASE. WHEN YOU STARTED THE BIKE IT PUMPED OUT THE OIL OUT OF THE BOTTOM END OF THE MOTOR THROUGHT THE CRANK CASE BREATHER. JUST RUN BIKE UNTILL IT STOPS SPITTING OIL AND REFILL...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 250 SUZUKI CARB, float bowl, bikebandit com
float bowl, bikebandit com, ring seal: HI BILL, REPLACE THE FLOAT BOWL DRAIN SCREW S O RING SEAL, AND/OR REPLACE THE SCREW AND REPAIR THE THREADS IF NECESSARY. SEE MICROFICHE PARTS AND ORDER SERVICE MANUALS AT WWW.BIKEBANDIT.COM THE SERVICE MANUAL HAS THE WIRING DIAGRAM. I DOUBT YOU...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 750 seca yamaha, vehicle search, warning light
vehicle search, warning light, seca: Hi William, Your Seca may not require the battery sensor. Yuasa markets a battery with and without the sensor for the Seca. The sensor is disabled depending upon which battery is selected. Visit this link and learn more about the battery: http://www.yuasabatteries.com/vehicle_search.asp...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 CB 750 Fork Seals Replace, fork seals, fork legs
fork seals, fork legs, cb 750: Hi John, Buy or borrow the Service (Repair) Manual. Find manauls at wwwbikebandit.com and at Ebay for about $25. It will pay for itself with the first repair. I don t have exact specs or procedures for your MC. If you send me an email address, I...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 CB750C Clutch Adjustment, clutch adjustment, clutch cable
clutch adjustment, clutch cable, aluminum cap: Steve, the noise is likely in the transmission or some bearing near the clutch possibly. If the noise keeps getting louder you may have to check it out. First give your clutch cable some slack, then loosen the locknut and tighten the screw until you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 CB750C primary shaft, gearing ratios, clutch basket
gearing ratios, clutch basket, noise reference: Hi Cliff, Do you have the factory service manual? If not, I recommend the manual for such repairs. Follow the manual s procedures for inspecting and measurings service limits on bearings and transmission parts. Helical cut gears make a specific sound....

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 CB900C hesitates when hot, honda cb900c, freeway ride
honda cb900c, freeway ride, winter thaw: Hi Stephen. You lucky bastard. I lived up there for a while and you have some of the nicest riding roads. Anyway; Since I know the area and the weather, I ll bet that you had the bike in storage over the winter. There are certain things that need to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 CT70 Carb, jet spring, ct70
jet spring, ct70, bill silver: Don, inside the carb body is a little locating peg that matches the slot in the side of the throttle slide. You got it out of position and it is wide open at this moment. Unscrew the top, check for any damage to the slide, look into the top of the carb, check...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 cx 500 c motor seized, bill silver, levle
bill silver, levle, stators: Mike, sorry about the blank reply before... something odd happened with the browser or their site. Early CX500s were plagued with issues of bad camchain tensioners, bad stators and even being assembled with the wrong bearing sizes. Water pump seals need...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 FXWG Shovelhead, chain oiler, chain slings
chain oiler, chain slings, quality chain: The rear chain oiler runs off the oil pump, not the inner primary. If it were me I would not hook it up. It is suppose to drip motor oil on the chain and all it does is drip the oil and then the chain slings it. Clean your chain and use a good quality chain...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 Gold Wing, honda gold wing, gold wing club
honda gold wing, gold wing club, wheel bearings: Larry, if you can t do this yourself, plan on spending upwards of $1500+ to get it all right again. If it was stored with old gas in the tank and carbs, then the whole fuel system will have to be disassembled, cleaned and overhauled as necessary. The brakes...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 GS550L, suzuki gs550l, electrical conductors
suzuki gs550l, electrical conductors, shively: Hi Brian, If all electrical conductors are in good condition and connectors clean and tightly fastened, I suspect the CDI/TCI (electronic ignition) is likely defective. Test it with a known good unit. (Easier said than done unless you work at a dealer.)...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 HONDA CX500C WON'T START, honda cx500c, red kote
honda cx500c, red kote, tank liner: Hi Rick, Right. The tanks will need to be repaired and lined. I recommend and use a product named Red-Kote for repairing tanks. This product is superior to Kreem tank liner. The carbs will need to be thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance....

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 Honda CB650 Custom - Handlebars, honda cb650 custom, 1981 honda cb650
honda cb650 custom, 1981 honda cb650, custom handlebars: Steve, it is hard to evaluate the cost of repairs of your bike w/o a lot of details. When any motorcycle sits unused for 9 years, a lot of deterioration can occur. The fuel system is often the most difficult and expensive part to repair/refurbish. Old gas...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 Honda CB650 - power issue, 1981 honda cb650, fuel air mixture
1981 honda cb650, fuel air mixture, electrical diagnosis: Hi Tonya, I recommend getting a copy of the Service Manual. The manual has illustrated procedures for troubleshootin, maintaining, and making all repairs on the CB650. The manual may cost about $25 and will pay for itself with the first use. Otherwise,...