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Motorcycle Repair: sputtering/backfire at low RPM, slow jet, highway speeds
slow jet, highway speeds, sportster: To adjust the inrichner you will see a small platic ring behind the knob. tighten it a little and that will hold it back. On the sputtering, your slow jet might be slightly plugged with dirt. You need to pull it and check it Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: sputtering shadow, internal combustion engines, powder substance
internal combustion engines, powder substance, crystal powder: Hi Pat, Send me your email address as requested. I return tech files via email. My volunteer time is very limited. See samples below. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By M. Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and in as little as 3-4 weeks....

Motorcycle Repair: sputtering, honda magna, filling station
honda magna, filling station, fuel filter: Hi Larry, Q: ...was riding and then ran out of gas when got to filling station put in new gas and then it started spitting and sputtering cuold barely make it up hill loss of power only 12550 miles could it be fuel filter or carbs messed up? A: Yes,...

Motorcycle Repair: ss shorty E, ultra ground pounder, harley evo
ultra ground pounder, harley evo, harley engine: The hose I was talking about doesnt come out of the carb, but out of the backplate for the air filter which attaches to the carb. Your heads are vented via a rubber flapper inside the rocker box covers. They might be bad and letting oil come through. Also...

Motorcycle Repair: ss super e shorty running real rich, air fuel mixture, drag pipes
air fuel mixture, drag pipes, intermediate jet: There is no appropiate size. Its what works with your setup. If you are running rich then go to a smaller intermediate jet and then test ride. Anytime you change jets reset the air/fuel mixture screw. On the test ride dont go over 3000 RPM. If the bike spits...

Motorcycle Repair: stage 1 kit for sportster, screaming eagle pipes, dyna jet
screaming eagle pipes, dyna jet, juice it up: Here is what i recommend for 1200 sportsters. First change the air filter to a high flow air filter. Makes the bike breath better. Change the exhaust to a better flowing system. You can get the harley system, but Cycle Shack pipes work just a well and...

Motorcycle Repair: stage 1 vs. race tuner, rinehart true duals, stage1
rinehart true duals, stage1, remapping: Any way you go its going to cost you money. What you need to do is look down the road. If you are planning on doing anymore changes go with the race tuner. I would personnaly do the stage1. It lets the bike breath better. The more air you move the more horsepower....

Motorcycle Repair: stage 2 kit, stage 2, stage 1
stage 2, stage 1, rpm: Since you already have a stage 1 kit and are planning on installing a state 2 kit you will only get a increase of around 5% from one to the other. In the range that you will probably be riding (2500-3000 RPM) you are not going to see much of a difference....

Motorcycle Repair: stall engin !!, kawasaki 750, hot day
kawasaki 750, hot day, hot days: Hi Jeff, Q: ...what cause is that, when hot day my 86 kawasaki 750 vulcan run sluggist and engin stall (stop)... A: There are many variables that causes engines to run sluggish on hot days. With the limited information provided, this about the best...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling, honda nighthawk, water in the fuel
honda nighthawk, water in the fuel, fuel valve: Hi Dave. This sounds a lot like a problem that I had with my V65. It had me stumped for the better part of a week. Start by checking the float bowls for contaminant particles that will clog the fuel ports, then check the entire fuel system including...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling, yamaha roadstar, insidious problem
yamaha roadstar, insidious problem, safety switch: Hi Mark. You, my friend, have fallen victim to the most insidious problem to plague motorcycles since the safetycrats forced installation of sidestand cutoff switches on bikes. A bad sidestand safety switch or a bad clutch switch. Most likely it i the...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling when fuel valve on On position, suzuki savage, resever
suzuki savage, resever, full tank: Moe.... are we talking about a bike with a full tank of fuel? Prime or Reserve drains the last bit of fuel, while the ON position quits when there is about 1/2 to 1 gallon left.. see your owner s manual. If this is happening with a full tank, then you have...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling honda saber, honda saber, slow traffic
honda saber, slow traffic, shively: Hi Kal, Can you provide any details on history of repairs and maintenance? When was last tune-up? Was the Sabre stored for any periods of time? Have you tried adjusting engine idle? Any gasoline stabilizers used? Include any other details that...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling honda saber, honda saber, slow traffic
honda saber, slow traffic, bad water: Hi Kal. when it dies, is it when you try to accellerate from a stop or does it just die? That is an important detail. If it dies when trying to go, then start with the carb synch. It will not be the only cause, but it could be one of them. If it just...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling at midrange RPM's, yamaha r6, k n air filter
yamaha r6, k n air filter, air leaks: Leo, sounds to me you are starving for fuel on the top end. check for air leaks around the intake area. make sure airbox is on tight. was the rejet done after the pipe install and did it run right then ? When it cuts out, is it a slow or abrupt cut and does...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling at midrange RPM's, yamaha r6, mapping system
yamaha r6, mapping system, shively: Hi Leo, Sounds as if the ignition mapping system needs upgraded to match other hi-po parts. Also, when describing performance problems, give throttle opening positions instead of RPM. i.e. 1/4 throttle to 3/4 throttle the engine boggs, etc... RPM...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling problem, yamaha fj, clutch lever
yamaha fj, clutch lever, clutch plates: Hi Robert, Sounds just like a faulty sidestand switch, Had the same thing happen to a friend just yesterday....Anyway, I know it can be frustrating but it can only be a few different things. A. Sidestand switch B. Clutch saftey switch (located ON the...

Motorcycle Repair: stalling, kawasaki zx6, seasonal storage
kawasaki zx6, seasonal storage, out of the blue: Hi Rick. Has anyone tampered with the idle speed? What other symptoms is it exhibiting? Exactly how is it dieing out? Is it idling down or just stopping out of the blue? When was the last tune-up done? Is it due or overdue? Does the...

Motorcycle Repair: stalls, kawasaki eliminator 900, 1985 kawasaki eliminator
kawasaki eliminator 900, 1985 kawasaki eliminator, question pool: Hi Steve, I found your question in the AllExperts Question Pool. I suspect the petcock has varnished and/or is otherwise defective. Removal and inspection will reveal the problem. I return tech information files by email. If interested, reply...

Motorcycle Repair: star classic, valve clearances, valve clearance
valve clearances, valve clearance, air leak: Hi Franco, It is normal for engines to make clicking or tapping sounds. This happens when valve clearances become excessive. For engines with hydraulic valve adjusters, check the oil lever or change the oil. Other engines require periodic valve clearance...

Motorcycle Repair: Will not start, starter motor problems, worst case scenario
starter motor problems, worst case scenario, yamaha 920 virago: Hi Kirt. Check the starter motor and wiring for the starter motor. The Virago has always been plagued with starter motor problems since day one. pull the starter motor and clean the contact points in it. that should fix the problem. Worst case scenario,...

Motorcycle Repair: no start, line description, passageways
line description, passageways, spark plug: Thanks, Randy Check air intake for restrictions. Try a one second spray of starting fluid. Repeat if necessary. Keep spark plug clean. Starting attempts may wet foul the plug. If the fuel is old or the engine was not started for two weeks or more,...

Motorcycle Repair: will not start, starter solenoid, 1982 honda v45
starter solenoid, 1982 honda v45, fusible link: Hi Chad. That part next to the battery, which clicks, is the starter solenoid. If you arc across it s leads with a screwdriver (with insulated handle) it should turn the starter. It sounds as if the starter solenoid is bad, so just replace it. As...

Motorcycle Repair: will not start, gas plugs, cbr600f3
gas plugs, cbr600f3, troubleshooting procedures: Hi Brian, I suspect a loose electrical connector or defective ECM (CDI). I recommend that you get a copy of the service manual and follow the troubleshooting procedures. There s too much text for me to type to explain the various procedures. I don t...

Motorcycle Repair: no start, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, motor brushes: Hi Sam, The clicking indicates one or more of the following: 1) Weak battery 2) Defective battery 3) Loose battery cables 4) Worn starter motor brushes The battery will need to be in good condition and fully charged. Fuel left in the system may...

Motorcycle Repair: no start, polaris sportsman, starter motor
polaris sportsman, starter motor, shively: Hi Len, I cannot accurately diagnose the problems from the information provided. I would need to be present and perform a few checks. I suspect the pull-start is not engaging the starter and turning the crankshaft. Pull the side cover and inspect the...

Motorcycle Repair: no start, starter solenoid, starter button
starter solenoid, starter button, hppy: You have breakers, no fuses. Take a test light and see if you hve power going to the starter buttom. Push the starter button and see if you hve power going to the relay and then see if you have power going to the starter solenoid. Good luck and hppy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: will not start, compression gauge, pinky finger
compression gauge, pinky finger, dirt bikes: Sultan, -if you have no compression, then it is most likely engine problems. Remove the spark plug, hold your thumb over the hole and kick the starter, it should blow your finger off the hole. or better yet, borrow or buy a compression gauge to test...

Motorcycle Repair: No start, honda nx250, neutral switches
honda nx250, neutral switches, fuel tank cap: Alexander, how old is your battery? Failing batteries often will take a surface charge which makes them look like 12v batteries, but they don t have a lot of actual current available to run starter motors and other electrical items. In general, motorcycle...

Motorcycle Repair: no start, honda vtx 1800, turning the key
honda vtx 1800, turning the key, shively: Hi Ron, I don t know of any fuel pump problems as in recalls or warranty fixes on that model. Did you hear the pump click when turning the key before the problem started, but now you don t? You may have a defective pump or a problem with the electric...

Motorcycle Repair: no start, delicate electronics, zx6r
delicate electronics, zx6r, shively: Hi Keith, With your limited experience I recommend the purchase of the Service Manual for your motorcycle. This is the best way for you to learn about troubleshooting and diagnosing this problem. You ll also learn about important warnings to prevent...

Motorcycle Repair: no start, proper synchronization, conections
proper synchronization, conections, repair manual: Hi Budd. Did you clean the carbs? Perhaps they need cleaning or are in need of a static synchronization to get it started, after which time, you will need to do a proper synchronization. How about compression? Have you checked that against the specs...

Motorcycle Repair: will not start, suzuki gs, detail check
suzuki gs, detail check, thegsresources: Hi Eric, Describe the sounds; ...a little weird dosen t help diagnose location or possible problems. It s general at best. What do you mean by ...will not catch? Please describe exactly what happens in detail. Check out this great Suzuki GS website:...

Motorcycle Repair: Will not start, honda cx 500, float bowls
honda cx 500, float bowls, excessive stress: Hi Brian, The electrical needs a battery to be fully charged and in good condition or the engine may not perfrom properly as described. If left unrepaired, a defective battery may cause excessive stress on the charging sytem. As a result, other parts...

Motorcycle Repair: will not start, harley sportster, sportster hugger
harley sportster, sportster hugger, jeanene: If you have a test light you can check the coil to see if its hot or not. using the test light, and with the ignition on, one side of the coil should be hot. if its not then you have a short in the ignition system. If it is then you probably have a ignition...

Motorcycle Repair: no start, fuel air mixture, electrical diagnosis
fuel air mixture, electrical diagnosis, compression check: Hi Quan, The battery may be defective or undercharged, even if like new. Other parts of the starting system may be defective or worn and causing the non-starting problem. Avoid jump starting a MC from a car or truck. Although voltage is the same, a car...

Motorcycle Repair: start up, kawasaki ninja, electrical diagnosis
kawasaki ninja, electrical diagnosis, kawasaki dealer: Hi Trisha, Quick Test: Try installing another battery to quickly test integrity of the electrical system. Borrow your friend s MC battery for the test. : ) It won t harm anything. Long Test: Check battery voltage with a multimeter (VOM). Check...

Motorcycle Repair: no start/ backfire, suzuki katana 600, 2001 suzuki katana 600
suzuki katana 600, 2001 suzuki katana 600, new spark: Hi If it runs ok off and on I would suspect the ignition not the carbs. Sometimes the starter can draw too much current away from the ignition system. Try a charger/boost and see if that helps. Make sure the throttle springs are closing the throttle ...

Motorcycle Repair: can i start with a broken choke cable, throttle cables, electric starter
throttle cables, electric starter, common tools: Hi Drew. Do you have easy access to the carb s throttle and choke mechanisms? If not, then there isn t anything that you can do about it, but choke cables and throttle cables are very easy to replace. You could even do it yourself as long as you have...

Motorcycle Repair: how to start engine, wire colors, troubleshooting guides
wire colors, troubleshooting guides, wiring diagrams: damian, i did some research for u the best place to get the info u need is called moped riders association they have wiring diagrams and troubleshooting guides to help you.i hope this helps u it is a good sight i studied it pretty good good info u dont...

Motorcycle Repair: no start back fire, powder substance, crystal powder
powder substance, crystal powder, bikebandit com: Hi Del, Maybe the carburetors need more thoroughly cleaned and/or maybe internal parts replaced. Maybe the fuel tank, hoses, fuel pump, etc.. has rusted and the fine rust particles are contaminating the carbs. Maybe the spark plugs may have become...

Motorcycle Repair: How to start a flooded bike, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, float bowls: Hi Monty, You re right, gas left in the float bowls has varnished (gummed) and is obstructing jets and passageways. Needle (float) valve are also gummed and causing float to stick open. Gas usually over-fills float bowls and flows out vents, overflow tubes,...

Motorcycle Repair: no start no run, hyosung 125, combustion chamber
hyosung 125, combustion chamber, kasea: Hi Nathan, There may be no spark under compression. Need to see a healthy blue arc when testing the plug. If you have an arc, check for loose of corroded electrical connectors. If no spark, CDI/ECM problem likely. I have no resources for this brand...

Motorcycle Repair: No start/Suzuki, suzuki dr400, suzuki manual
suzuki dr400, suzuki manual, apparent problems: Funny, last December I was riding my Honda up in Waimea and came across a Suzuki DR400 rider on the side of the road with the same problem! We stripped off the bodywork, using my toolkit tools, checked all the wiring connectors to the CDI, kill switch, ignition...

Motorcycle Repair: after start spark above front cylinder, dick rogers, blue spark
dick rogers, blue spark, shively: Hi Dick, I suspect a current leak on the ignition coil secondary lead. To verify, run a screwdriver s shaft along the lead and watch for the arc as the shaft passes over the lead. Also try spraying a fine mist of water along the lead and watch for...

Motorcycle Repair: No start when warm, starts when cools down, motor brushes, carbon powder
motor brushes, carbon powder, starter motor: Hi Pat, Inspect and measure the length the starter motor brushes for wear. Inspect the motor for excessive build-up of carbon powder. Replace brushes if worn beyond service limits. Clean starter motor accordingly. Otherwise, I recommend having a...

Motorcycle Repair: No start, suzuki gsx 250, intents and purposes
suzuki gsx 250, intents and purposes, motorcycle engines: Hi Jason. The only important difference between car engines and motorcycle engines, for all intents and purposes, is that one is used in a car and one is used in a motorcycle. All mechanical principles apply the same to both. Have you cleaned out the...

Motorcycle Repair: getting it started, honda cbr600f4, storage period
honda cbr600f4, storage period, winter storage: Hi Mark. Did you leave fuel in the system over the winter storage period? If you did, then you probably have gummed up carbs. This would prevent fuel from getting into the engine correctly, if at all and would definitely cause starting as well as running...

Motorcycle Repair: starter, 1200d, great shape
1200d, great shape, starter motor: Hi George. This does sound like the starter motor contacts need cleaning. Pull the starter motor and clean the brushes and contacts. I l bet money that there are a few blackened spots that are not getting good current. Start there and see what you...

Motorcycle Repair: starter, yamaha virago 750, electrical diagnosis
yamaha virago 750, electrical diagnosis, motorcycle repair: Hi Jacob, If the clicking noise is very loud, it s likely the infamous Virago starter motor problem. If so, the starter motor needs the shim kit installed. Otherwise, the source of the clicking nosie is the starter motor solenoid. This clicking indicates...

Motorcycle Repair: starter, starter clutch, email addy
starter clutch, email addy, clutch: Hi James, The starter clutch must be replaced if defective. I have illustrated tech information on this topic, but I cannot get it to you without your email address. AllExpert s server will not display images. I cannot paste filea here for that reason....

Motorcycle Repair: starter, extension spring, starter motor
extension spring, starter motor, gos: Hi Dave. Sometimes the starter motor will stick , meaning the acuator shaft will not extend and engage the gear for the engine. When this happens, it normally means that the starter motor needs to either be repaired or replaced. You need your repair...

Motorcycle Repair: starter, softail custom, 28 years
softail custom, 28 years, bolts: You first have to disconnect the batter. Remove the oil in the primary. remove the cover and then remove the jackshaft. Next remove the two bolts from the starter and the wire going to the starter and it should slide out. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: starter, 1982 honda goldwing, goldwing 1100
1982 honda goldwing, goldwing 1100, starter clutch: Kody, -some of the parts will fit like the starter brushes and starter clutch rollers. I don t think the whole starter is compatible. Some other odds and ends will fit, some gaskets maybe timing belts etc. You might be able to repair the 82 starter...

Motorcycle Repair: starter brushes, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Heather, I can help you, though I return tech files to you via email. There was no email addy with your question as requested. Emailing makes it possible for me volunteer my time. See sample files below. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas...

Motorcycle Repair: starter button, contatcs, bikebandit com
contatcs, bikebandit com, starter button: Hi Stacey, Unfasten the right hand control and look at the parts. Look for a small tang/pin/dowel on the lower part. This tang/pin/dowel fits into the hole on the handlebars. Check the starter button electrical contacts for corrosion and other reasons...

Motorcycle Repair: starter clutch outer assembly, starter clutch, virago 535
starter clutch, virago 535, rotor assembly: Hi Bill, Q: ...the starter clutch outer assembly looked to be cracked in half. 1)would this cause the starter to just spin? A: Yes Q: 2)If so, how do I remove the rotor assembly and then the starter clutch assembly? A: I recommend taht...

Motorcycle Repair: starter dragging, cats tail, battery connections
cats tail, battery connections, starter relay: First thing you need to check is the battery. have it tested to make sure its good. Next, check the battery connections, both ends, to make sure they are tight and not coroded. Check the breakers to make sure they are good. replace the starter relay. If the...

Motorcycle Repair: starter gear drive, little spring, conected
little spring, conected, wishbone: Your problem is the starter gear. It is designed only to turn one way. It should lock the other way. To remove it you have to remove the clutchs, clutch hub, as well as the motor sprocket and chain. Remove the screw at the top of the starter gear, located...

Motorcycle Repair: starter getting hot &smoking 750 honda shadow, spark plug wire, 750 honda
spark plug wire, 750 honda, bench test: Hi Bruce. First, let s address the starter problem. When any component, like that, draws excessive amps, that means that there is a short somewhere in it or the wiring to it. Chase down the wiring, both visually and with a multimeter, for one...

Motorcycle Repair: starter or internal, starter clutch, clutch assembly
starter clutch, clutch assembly, honda 650: Bill, go to http://www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/ site and sign up, log in and select HONDA CB650 then primary shaft option to view the parts involved. Sounds like the starter motor is okay. The problem apparently is the starter clutch assembly, buried...

Motorcycle Repair: starter jack shaft binding, through bolt, professional mechanic
through bolt, professional mechanic, jackshaft: The only things that can cause binding with your jackshaft is the race that the jackshaft slides in or the inner primary hole that the jackshaft slides in is not square with the starter. Even though, when you do it manually, it seems to slide if can still...

Motorcycle Repair: starter motor clutch, kawasaki voyager, weekend mechanic
kawasaki voyager, weekend mechanic, starter motor: Hi Joe, Depending upon your level of knowledge, your ability to comprehend what you read, and available tools, you may be able to remove the engine and split the cases at home. I have confidence in you. You are one very few persons who actually read...

Motorcycle Repair: starter problem, starter solenoid, dead insects
starter solenoid, dead insects, battery cables: Hi Alan, Check for loose battery cables (all ends). Check battery voltage and specific gravity. a weak or defective battery may cause these symptoms. Check starter button switch contacts for corrosion, burned or pitted surfaces, or other non-conductors...

Motorcycle Repair: starter problem, clutch gear, shovel head
clutch gear, shovel head, battery cables: If the the jackshaft is ingaging with the clutch gear, but not turning anything then you might have a starter that has gone south. Check your battery to make sure you have a good one. Also check the breaker. Your battery cables cound be droping voltage if...

Motorcycle Repair: starter problem, starter clutch, carbon brushes
starter clutch, carbon brushes, starter problem: Hi Tony, I would need to perform a few checks to determine the exact cause. The starter motor needs to be disassembled and the carbon brushes inspected. Clean any carb powder build up. Check resistance between comutator segments. Visit this website and...

Motorcycle Repair: starter problems, raptor atv, starter problems
raptor atv, starter problems, rhinos: IS the battery is in good condition and completely charged? The reason I ask is if you have a bad or low battery sometimes you will just hear the starter with no engage. If the battery is up to par and you still hear it spinning you will need to get the starter...

Motorcycle Repair: starter problems with v-star 1100, starter problems, starter button
starter problems, starter button, motor starter: Get the manual and follow the direction in the starter section. You ll need to dissemble the start and verify what is hanging up or damaged so you can determined to repair it yourself or get a replacement. You will no doubt need the manual again some day......

Motorcycle Repair: starter reduction gear?, starter clutch, crank case
starter clutch, crank case, kick starter: I would say u have a bad starter, but that is solely based on your description. If u could b more clear I may b able 2 help. All starter functions should b accessible through the crank case and side cover, there is no need for total disassembly. As 4 the...

Motorcycle Repair: starter relay etc. etc., jumper cables, volt ohm meter
jumper cables, volt ohm meter, starter relay: Hi Jeremy, 1) Why won t the bike manually start when pushed and the clutch popped in 1st gear. A: Could be a variety of reasons: Carburetors could be varnished, plugs could be fouled, engine may be too cold natured to start, other problems... ...

Motorcycle Repair: starter relay or ?, air fuel mixture, starter solenoid
air fuel mixture, starter solenoid, tap tap: Hi Kevin, The clicking sounds you described indicate a weak or defective battery. There s not enough electrical current available for the starter motor to rotate and overcome cylinder compression. You mentioned the battery is fine. Did someone preform...

Motorcycle Repair: starter removal, bullitin boards, starter removal
bullitin boards, starter removal, starter problems: Hi Ron, I am not up on Goldwings much although I used to have an 81 GL1100. It had starter problems too but I cant remember if I fixed it or not. I honestly dont know but there are Goldwing Bullitin boards on the net I used to visit them myself, try posting...

Motorcycle Repair: starter removel, clutch basket, starter button
clutch basket, starter button, jackshaft: Disconnect the battery. The starter is bolted to the back of the inner primary, so remove the bolts and the wires to the starter. Remove the primary cover, clutch basket, motor sprocket and chain. Then remove the jackshaft. Once that is all done the starter...

Motorcycle Repair: starter replacement on 1982 honda goldwing, phillips head screws, needle nose pliers
phillips head screws, needle nose pliers, starter removal: Hi Johnny, Review the following information file. If you need additional assistance, advise. Respectfully, Mark Shively GL1100 Starter Removal By Bill Adams on December 22, 1997 Starter removal is actually quite easy. Begin by removing...

Motorcycle Repair: starter replacement 2002 Fatboy, torque starter, starter problems
torque starter, starter problems, big bore kit: You never said what kind of compression you have with the big bore kit. Higher the compression, harder it is for the motor to turn over. Your problem might be that the ignition is advanced to far which will cause the same problem. If the ignition is ok then...

Motorcycle Repair: starter replacement, bill silver, gl1200
bill silver, gl1200, starter motor: Gary, I wouldn t go in w/o a manual for guidance. I have no direct knowledge of the difficulties for replacement of the starter motor... http://www.goldwingfacts.com/used1200.htm sort of mentions that they are known to have issues, but doesn t say how...

Motorcycle Repair: starter solenoid, starter solenoid, yamaha xv750
starter solenoid, yamaha xv750, question change: hello, and thanks for choosing me to answer your question. change out the starter solenoid.go to the solenoid take a screwdiver touch both big screw together, the bike should start. if it doesn t you need to change out the solenoid and possibly the starter...

Motorcycle Repair: starter solenoid 1979 FXWG, starter solenoid, starter shaft
starter solenoid, starter shaft, starter switch: The shaft itself might be bad. You need to pull it and inspect it. Its probably not the solenoid, since it always goes out all the way because it nothing but a big magnet. Also, if your timing is advance to far that will caure the banging Happy Menorial weekend...

Motorcycle Repair: starter/solenoid ?, starter solenoid, starter relay
starter solenoid, starter relay, solenoid: On the kicker cover, you will have to remove it and reinstall it. Leave the kicker arm on the shaft when you remove it. When installing push the kicker all the way down to the bottom and then slide the cover on. As to the starter. First, make sure you have...

Motorcycle Repair: starter/starting, mount victory ohio, starter solenoid
mount victory ohio, starter solenoid, harley dealership: I am located in Mount Victory, Ohio. On your starter problem, it could be a bad ground, bad starter relay, bad starter, bad starter solenoid, or the bike is not charging at enough rate. If you want you can give me a call at 937-354-3992 or cell at 740-360-9903...

Motorcycle Repair: starter systems, starter solenoid, starter systems
starter solenoid, starter systems, starter button: unfortuneately, youre goiong to need a battery to run your system unless you push start the bike everywhere you go with a small sized 12vdc battery. About the only thing I have found to lighten up the look and feel of the bike is eliminate the controlls...

Motorcycle Repair: starter Tech, starter solenoid, gear sticks
starter solenoid, gear sticks, torqe: Since you have a stroker it takes alot to get it turning. One thing you can do is take a screw driver and jump between the two large posts on the starter solenoid. If the bike turns over fast then you have a problem with either the wiring, a component or ground....

Motorcycle Repair: starter, motorcycle tech, motorcycle usa
motorcycle tech, motorcycle usa, www motorcycle: Hi Daniel, The part number variations mean differences between the starter motors. For example, the difference may be internal gear reduction, physical design, or location of field terminal. I recommend staying with the same P/N. Try posting the same...

Motorcycle Repair: Not starting, internal combustion engines, gasoline additives
internal combustion engines, gasoline additives, vacuum leaks: Hi Jim, The gas in the float bowl has varnished (gummed) and is obstructing jets and passageways. The carburetor will need removed, partially disassembled, and thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance. Gasoline additives will not remove the obstruction....

Motorcycle Repair: starting, merry christmas and happy new year, starter solenoid
merry christmas and happy new year, starter solenoid, yamaha v star: Hi Dennis. The issue is not with the starter motor. It is with either the starter solenoid or, more likely, the start switch. Make sure that the start button isn t stuck or that the internal contacts in the switch are not shorting. There could also...

Motorcycle Repair: starting, yamaha seca 400, starter systems
yamaha seca 400, starter systems, starter button: Brian, -The starter systems vary a bit between different years and models of all bikes. -On your bike I believe the starter works on a grounding method to engage the solenoid. -You are correct in your assessment of the wires for the most part....

Motorcycle Repair: starting my 1983 Honda Magna, 1983 honda magna, pop sound
1983 honda magna, pop sound, clutch: Have u tried to start it in this manner with the kick stand up or down? If both then I m gonna have to say that there s some kinda neutral safty switch and it has gone bad. I m sorry I can t b of more help but without the bike present this is very difficult...

Motorcycle Repair: starting a 1999 honda shadow vlx, honda shadow vlx 600, blown fuses
honda shadow vlx 600, blown fuses, starter solenoid: Hi Cory. If the bike will not turn over at all, then you need to check the connections to the starter solenoid and starter motor. Make sure that you are getting power to that system. Also check all of your fuses and fuse connections. If you have a...

Motorcycle Repair: starting, drain coolant, coolant levels
drain coolant, coolant levels, head gaskets: Gary, watch your coolant levels. IF it smells like antifreeze and you get white smoke from the exhaust, then the head gasket(s) are seeping antifreeze into the motor. You might see signs of it on the spark plugs. With a pushrod motor design, changing head...

Motorcycle Repair: starting after 3-4 years, honda sabre, brake calipers
honda sabre, brake calipers, tank repair: Hi Kendrick, Check fuel tanks for evidence of rust and varnished fuel. If necessary, rplace tanks or repair with Red-Kote tank sealant. I don t use or recommend Kreem tank repair products. Parts about $50. Labor about $100 is farmed out to a shop. Remove,...

Motorcycle Repair: Not starting, yamaha virago xv750, bill silver
yamaha virago xv750, bill silver, fuel tank: Andy, you can t let bikes sit for 2 years with old gas in the carbs and fuel tank. The gas congeals inside the carbs and plugs up the passages. You can attempt to use some Yamaha carb cleaner product drizzled down inside the bowls, but it is likely that you...

Motorcycle Repair: starting, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Shawn, Review the Owner s Manual for recommended starting technique. Find owner s manuals at www.buykawasaki.com or via your local Kaw dealership. Get a copy of the Service Manual. The manual has illustrated procedures and specifications for repairing...

Motorcycle Repair: not starting, honda magna v65, silicon rectifier
honda magna v65, silicon rectifier, old screwdriver: I found this bit of info on a website: http://www.geocities.com/v4power1/solenoid.html You really need to troubleshoot from the starter motor back through the system. Put a jumper cable on the starter motor terminal or at the other end where the cable...

Motorcycle Repair: starting, xrm honda, honda model
xrm honda, honda model, weather conditions: Hi Bert I would be able to answer your question, but I need details. How do you define slow starting ? Describe the sympoms for me as well as the weather conditions and storage conditions that you have the bike in when the problem first began as well...

Motorcycle Repair: starting, spark plug cable, spark plugs
spark plug cable, spark plugs, spark plug: To try out the cylinders, just remove the spark plugs and let the bike sit for a while. the gas will dry out. You need to check to see if you are getting any spark while you are at it. remove a plug and put it in the spark plug cable. Lay the plug against...

Motorcycle Repair: not starting, honda vtx, jumper cables
honda vtx, jumper cables, starter solenoid: Rick, the arcing could have damaged the CDI control module somehow. Pull a spark plug and lay it on the head with the plug wire attached and check for spark. If not, then the ignition system has a malfunction. I would double check all the fuses and be sure...

Motorcycle Repair: starting, honda cb 175, internal combustion engines
honda cb 175, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Ryan, I would include a complete service (tune-up) which includes valve clearance inspection and ignition timing/breaker points inspection. Adjust or replace parts accoringly. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline...

Motorcycle Repair: starting my 95 gsxr 1100, engine cranks, gsxr 1100
engine cranks, gsxr 1100, ran one: Sean, take the plugs back out and leave them out overnight. make sure the plugs are dry and put them back in. im assuming that the plugs you took out were fouled ? and new plugs in a flooded (fouled) engine has a hard time to start. also might want to try...

Motorcycle Repair: starting bike, starter button, solenoid
starter button, solenoid, battery power: Randy, normally the solenoid wires go to a small relay box under the seat and from there to the other circuits including the starter button. You would have to spend alot of time with a shop manual or circuit diagram to rewire this. If it starts by connecting...

Motorcycle Repair: starting bike, solenoid, handlebars
solenoid, handlebars, tail light: Randy, -does your button have two wires? -Hook one wire to the r/w on the solenoid and try hooking the other button wire directly to the main fuse from the battery (positive) -When you push the button it should have power from the fuse to the button...

Motorcycle Repair: starting bike, wire hook, solenoid
wire hook, solenoid, new button: Randy, -When you click the button to the solenoid on there should be power on both of the big posts or terminals on the solenoid. One of these posts goes to the battery and the other goes to the starter. -If you have power going to the starter it...

Motorcycle Repair: starting up a bike that has been sitting, honda cb750, harleys
honda cb750, harleys, carbs: I usually only answer questions on Harleys, but I think I can help you. First, make sure you replace the gas. If you get it started, then let it warm up and replace the fluids. With a bike sitting that long, you might have trouble getting it started. the...

Motorcycle Repair: starting the bike, honda 750 shadow, internal combustion engines
honda 750 shadow, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Pat, The carbs have varnished and causing the sputtering and backfiring. Clean the jets and passageways. The needle valves (float valves) may need replaced, if anything. Brake fluid gels and crystalizes, too. The brake calipers may need cleaned and...

Motorcycle Repair: starting cold weather, 2004 honda xr650l, gasoline additives
2004 honda xr650l, gasoline additives, cold weather: Hi Cindy, I need more intel to offer assistance. Be very thorough and descibe what you re experiencing. The more you provide, the better my diagnosis. Examples: When was last tune-up? Was the MC stored or not started for two or more weeks? Any aftermarket...

Motorcycle Repair: starting the engine, vacuum hose, unleaded gas
vacuum hose, unleaded gas, proper performance: Hi JN Beirut, From the description given, I suspect the carburetors will need removed, disassembled, and thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance. Symptoms also indicate a pinched or obstructed fuel or vacuum hose. I recommend having a local...

Motorcycle Repair: starting fault, starter clutch, motor brushes
starter clutch, motor brushes, vacuum hose: Hi Jeremy, The usual cause of this problem are: Loose battery cable. Weak or defective battery. Worn starter motor brushes. Here s additional possible causes: Respectfully, Mark Shively Engine Doesn t Start, Starting Difficulty ...

Motorcycle Repair: starting fluid, falcon, good luck
falcon, good luck: Hi Nic. Starting fluid is nothing more than ether. It will not harm the bike, but if that is the only way to get the motor started, then there are other issues that need attention before you try to sell the moped. Fixing them will also improve the rsale...

Motorcycle Repair: starting my gsxr, suzuki gsxr 600, 2002 suzuki gsxr 600
suzuki gsxr 600, 2002 suzuki gsxr 600, motorcycle usa: Hi Brian, Sorry to hear about the Gixxer problem. Unfortuanately, you ll have to contact a Suzuki dealer reference the trouble code. I do not have access to that intel. You may find a website dedicated to GSX-R s on line or a tech forum such as www.motorcycle-usa.com...

Motorcycle Repair: starting the harley..., 12 volt battery, harley davidson sportster
12 volt battery, harley davidson sportster, starter solenoid: First, check your battery cables at both ends. A weak ground will cause your problem. If they are ok, Then i would pull the starter. Check the brushes in it as well as the armature. The armature can be tested. It might be weak and need rebuild or replaced....

Motorcycle Repair: starting/ ignition problem, tripped circuit breaker, bandit 600n
tripped circuit breaker, bandit 600n, suzuki bandit: Hi Ashley, You ll have to look more closely for a tripped circuit breaker or burned fusable link (fuse). There s a chance that the TCI/CDI, or other delicate electronics is damaged by the reversed polarity. Begin by tracing main power circuit, and...

Motorcycle Repair: starting issues, honda nighthawk, vacuum hose
honda nighthawk, vacuum hose, petcock: Michael, -sounds like it may be flooded, was the choke on? -You may have to dry the spark plugs and check for spark. Be careful in case gas shoots out of an open spark plug hole. -if it has spark, try some dry or new spark plugs. When starting...

Motorcycle Repair: starting my motorbike, yamaha tdm 850, water intrusion
yamaha tdm 850, water intrusion, headlamp bulb: Hi Denis. An electrical fault can, but will not always, cause backfiring. Whether it does or not will depend on what circuit the fault is in. If it is in the main wiring or in the ignition system, you could get backfiring. If the timing is off, you could...

Motorcycle Repair: starting motorcycle, electrical circuitry, fuel tanks
electrical circuitry, fuel tanks, 12v battery: I would go ahead and drain the fluids and replace them. Run the bike for about 100 miles and change it again. Yes the carb should squirt gas down the throat. Your pumper might be turned off. Sounds like you have done everything else you need to do Good...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, starter solenoid, clutch assembly
starter solenoid, clutch assembly, starter switch: Hi Morgan. You had the starter tested, but was it disassembled and the contacts cleaned? Testing the starter directly from a battery will turn all but the dirtiest motors. Clean contacts are critical when the starter is in operational use. When...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, cold start, kawi
cold start, kawi, carbs: If you can push start the bike then it really sounds like you are not getting enough fuel for a cold start situation, adjust the airflow down on your carbs for a slight fix, to fix it for good you will want to replace the main jet in the carbs for the next...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, shovel head, real nightmare
shovel head, real nightmare, kickstarter: Ok, well there are several things you can do to make sure its going to start. First, make sure the timing is right on or maybe a little retarted. Next, make sure the points are set right on and you have a good condenser. Since you said is doesnt spit and sputter...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, starter solenoid, starter relay
starter solenoid, starter relay, pulling out my hair: Sounds like you dont have any power to the starting system. First, make sure you have a good ground at both the battery and the grounding point. Next, with a test light check the post at the starter to make sure it is hot. If that is ok, then check the wire...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, pc shareware, shively
pc shareware, shively, unzip program: Robert, Try downloading a unzip program from one of the following sites: www.pkware.com www.pc-shareware.com/unzipwiz.htm Or type keyword unzip in the address bar and press enter. Select one of the resulting websites. Respectfully, Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, yamaha xs400, starter clutch
yamaha xs400, starter clutch, mechanic friend: Hi Janice, Remove the spark plugs and inspect them for evidence of fouling. The plugs should be dry and have light shades of tan. If the plugs are white, that s okay. Clean or replace them if they appear black and sooty or any color and wet. Review the...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, minuites, back fire
minuites, back fire, gsxr 750: Hi Mike. It sounds like you are suffering from varnish in the carbs. Start by pulling the carbs and giving them a proper and thorough cleaning. After that, do a full tune-up on the bike and you should have the problem licked. Let me know what you...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, yahama, coils
yahama, coils, seca: Hi Gene. If you are talking about the XJ900RK, then I just happen to have the factory repair manual from the one that I used to own. So lets sort through the problem. You said that you changed all the ignition stuff, then I presume that you have...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, starter solenoid, spyke starter
starter solenoid, spyke starter, roller rockers: Lets start by adjusting the valves. Start with the front exhaust. Tunr the motor until the pushrod is in the upward position (opening the valve). Now tighten the pushrod three or four turns and let the bike sit for about 15 minutes. Check the pushrod. If its...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem rvf 400, honda rvf 400, electronic ignition system
honda rvf 400, electronic ignition system, bikebandit com: Hi Mike, Love that MC! I suspect the electronic ignition system is failing. Tests would determine which component is faulty. May be an intermitent problem. Pick up a shop manual and follow troubleshooting procedures. Look for manuals and michrofiche...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, shut-off problem, yamaha virago, electrical coil
yamaha virago, electrical coil, solenoid: Hi david Not a very safe way but quick and east-jump the solenoid to see if the starter turn over.if it does....solenoid is bad.Or we can go the technical route and do a ohm test and see if the solenoing have juice on the starter side when the button...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problem, honda vfr 400, immersion thermometer
honda vfr 400, immersion thermometer, battery hydrometer: Hi Dan, Check the starter solenoid and starter motor. It s difficult to diagnose such problems without being present and performing electrical tests. Review the following information. Respectfully, Mark Shively Hard Starting This is designed...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems with '02 Road King, oil temp guage, thunder header
oil temp guage, thunder header, mike hope: Your oil is fine, its your battery that is causing the problem. You need to get a battery tender which will keep the battery charged and it will make the battery last longer. Its hard on a battery to sit and not be fully charged. The other problem is the hard...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems, honda shadow vt700, spark plug wires
honda shadow vt700, spark plug wires, starter fluid: Mike, I would get some compressed air blown in around the handlebar switches (KILL SWITCH) and any other vulnerable electical connections first. After that, I would pull the spark plug wires and check down inside for trapped moisture that is causing arcing...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems, yamaha vstar 1100 classic, carburetor jets
yamaha vstar 1100 classic, carburetor jets, fuel hoses: Hi Tony, If the MC was stored or the engine not started for a period, the fuel likely has varnished. When this happens, carburetor jets and fuel passageways become obstructed. This may prevent the engine from starting and/or running properly. If...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems, yamaha venture royale, internal combustion engines
yamaha venture royale, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Chas, I suspect the carburetors may be varnished. If so, a thorough cleaning should restore proper 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...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems, check oil level, honda hawk
check oil level, honda hawk, check battery: Hi Al, It s hard to diagnose the problem without being there. Removing the spark plugs and inspect their appearance. Clean or replace the plugs, and adjust the gaps accordingly. Learn about reading plugs at NGK s website: www.ngk.com/sparkplug411.asp...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems?, xj600s, hi chris
xj600s, hi chris, fuses: Hi Andy. The fact that you left it outside all winter did it absolutely no good. Start by thoroughly cleaning the carbs and doing a static synch on them. Make sure they are all pulling together. A static synch requires serious attention to detail...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems, bike cranks, regulator rectifier
bike cranks, regulator rectifier, partial seizure: Joe, -check the voltage on the battery terminals with the bike running about 3000 rpm or higher. It should be putting out around 14 volts. -If charging looks okay, I would get your battery load tested or replace it. -If the charging voltage is...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems on cb650, motorcycle salvage yard, stator coil
motorcycle salvage yard, stator coil, starter selenoid: Hi Robert. Before you replace the solenoid, you should replace the fuse. See if that fixes the solenoid problem. If not, then replace the solenoid. As far as using used parts, that should do well enough as long as the parts are in good condition. ...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, cylinder compression: Hi Drew, The throttle slide in its condition as described will have an effect on starting and idling. Get the engine running, and then adjust the engine idle by the screw and lock-nut at the throttle cable end. If the MC was stored awhile, consider cleaning...

Motorcycle Repair: starting probs, amp fuse, starter solenoid
amp fuse, starter solenoid, cylinoid: http://www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/login.asp This shows exploded views of the parts for your bike. Sign up, log in and choose your model/year, etc. The power flow is: NEG- BATTERY-POSITIVE term-Solenoid-Starter motor. To activate the starter, you...

Motorcycle Repair: starting a Yamaha 360, mc repair, troubleshooting chart
mc repair, troubleshooting chart, test meters: Hi Nancy, I can send you electrical testing information files that will assist you. From the description given, I cannot determine what or how the tests were conducted. Also, differences between test meters used will cause reading variations from those...

Motorcycle Repair: starting my yamaha xs 850, yamaha xs 850, internal combustion engines
yamaha xs 850, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Kevin, I suspect the carbs need more thoroughly cleaned, and/or the petcock needs disassembled and thoroughly cleaned or replaced. I respond to questions by returning repair info files via email. There was no email address as requested with your question....

Motorcycle Repair: starting, yamaha maxim, dodge dealership
yamaha maxim, dodge dealership, mortorcycle: Hi Aaron, The carbs have varnished and will need cleaned. Sounds easy, but it requires thorough care and some time. You probably can do this yourself at home with a few inexpensive supplies and some basic tools. Carburetor cleaning around Dayton, Ohio...

Motorcycle Repair: startor relay, yamaha maxim, motorcycle shop
yamaha maxim, motorcycle shop, starter button: I am guessing you mean the relay solenoid, if so.. Universal starter relays usually have three connections to make. One large post goes to battery positive, the other larger post goes to the starter. The small connection goes to starter button or button...

Motorcycle Repair: starts but won't run, fuel tank repair, fuel system components
fuel tank repair, fuel system components, kreem tank liner: Hi Taylor, I suggest that you return the Ninja to the shop and complain about the work not being done properly or incompletely. I suspect the carburetors needs synchronized and/or more thoroughly cleaned. If rust from the tank or varnish deposits...

Motorcycle Repair: startup, vacuum line, intake leak
vacuum line, intake leak, compression check: Don t know for sure, but you may have an intake leak on the front that s sucking air or a vacuum line leak under the tank. When the bike is running spray a fine mist of water around the front intake and see if the rpm changes. Or you may have a bad or sticky...

Motorcycle Repair: startup of ATVs that haven't beeb run in two years, internal combustion engines, kawasaki atvs
internal combustion engines, kawasaki atvs, vacuum leaks: Hi Steve, They ATV s may start and run without performing any work, but that s rare. Review the tech below for details on cleaning the carburetors. Visit The ATV Frontier. This is a great ATV resource. www.atvfrontier.com Respectfully, Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: startup problems, startup problems, dry rot
startup problems, dry rot, maintainence: Hi Anthony. The bike sat for a year, so here s what you have; The bike sat and all the fuel that was left in it has turned to varnish. Drain and reseal the tank (this will seal out further contamination), clean out the carbs again and check the entire...

Motorcycle Repair: startup, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, spray cleaners: Hi Anthony, Things to do: Clean or replace spark plugs. Clean and synchronize carburetors. Respectfully, Mark Shively Carb Cleaning 101 By M. Shively The elements of internal combustion engines are: correct fuel/air ratio, spark...

Motorcycle Repair: stater, starter problem, hotmail
starter problem, hotmail, proper performance: Hi Jeff, The starter problem is common with Virago s and there s a fix. The carburetors will need to be removed and thoroughly cleaned to remove varnishing and to restore proper performance. I ll need your email address to return repair files. Hotmail...

Motorcycle Repair: static timing, stator coil, timing specs
stator coil, timing specs, honda dealership: Hi Ron. Whether the bike has a stator coil or a magneto has no bearing on how hard the bike starts. As far as the timing specs, you should go to a Honda dealership, a good parts accessories shop, or online to get a manual. The best online sites for...

Motorcycle Repair: stator, stator rotor, stators
stator rotor, stators, happy new year: The stator should not touch the magnets, so you might have a loose magnet. The stators are not rebuildable, just replaceable. If you want to upgrade you will have to change the stator, rotor with the magnets and the regulator. You can buy them as a kit for...

Motorcycle Repair: Is my stator bad?, yamaha venture royale, stator coils
yamaha venture royale, stator coils, wire pairs: First of all no 12 volt battery is truly a 12 volt battery, each cell should produce 2.4 volts... meaning a normal 6 cell 12 volt battery should read with a full charge at 14.4 volts. Now, as far as your charging system... it should be able to compensate for...

Motorcycle Repair: Maybe my stator? Maybe my battery? Weird....., weird question, stator
weird question, stator, volt meter: First, have the battery tested to make sure its good. If its good then unplug the regulator from the stator and do a OHMs test on the stator pins. Do each pin to ground. Should be no OHMs. Start the bike and at the stator pins you should get around 60 AC (not...

Motorcycle Repair: stator and exhaust on 92 vulcan750, kawasaki vulcan 750, exhaust gaskets
kawasaki vulcan 750, exhaust gaskets, foot pegs: Hi Gabriel, I certainly wouldn t let the shop make any further repairs. They are not very thorough, to say the least. The engine must be removed from the frame because the left frame down-tube prohibits access to lower altenator case cover screws and...

Motorcycle Repair: stator harness, plug hole, stator
plug hole, stator, taking a chance: I an not sure if that will work. If it lets loose you might have the same problem. Here is a solution that I hae done for the same problme. Go to the outside of the case where the plug goes through. Drill a hole through the case to the plug hole and tap it....

Motorcycle Repair: stator kx125 1995, fly wheel, line troubleshooting
fly wheel, line troubleshooting, stators: Hi Jim, The part may be defective new from the factory. You might try returning it, but they may charge a fee or there may be a electrical parts return policy. Without seeing the part, I suspect the red and white wires are the output wires. Visit...

Motorcycle Repair: stator plug, stator, hi mike
stator, hi mike, charging system: First, I am not sure where youa re going to get the new plugs. I dont know anyone that sells them. The other problem is in order to install a new plug on the stator your are still going to hvae to remove the stator to get to the wires. So, if it were me, I...

Motorcycle Repair: stator repair, honda cbr 954, stator winding
honda cbr 954, stator winding, 2003 honda cbr 954: Your sending your complaint to the wrong place. I have no control over allexperts.com. I only vollenter to answer questions for them. There are some other experts than might be able to help you, but they are probably on vacation. When this happens they are...

Motorcycle Repair: stator&rotor, stator rotor, rotor bike
stator rotor, rotor bike, xv1000: Hi Ed. The stator is easily accessed, but you need to drain the oil first. before you do that, have you made sure that the problem is the stator and not a bad battery? If you are not sure how to tell, then put the bike up on the centerstand and start...

Motorcycle Repair: stator, free troubleshooting, bill silver
free troubleshooting, bill silver, troubleshooting chart: Roger check the rotor COLD and then HOT! This whole series of rotors are suspect, especially when you have replaced everything else! Very common problem with all the DOHC models (and the SOHC 650 Fours built during that time with the same brush type alternator)....

Motorcycle Repair: steed 400 honda, air filter oil, accelleration
air filter oil, accelleration, gas filter: Hi Reynaldo. Are the connections from the carbs to the air filter box all airtight? Are the connections from the carbs to the manifolds all airtight. How about the connections from the manifolds to the head? Are there cracks in the manifolds? if any...

Motorcycle Repair: steed 400 honda, air filter oil, speed issues
air filter oil, speed issues, long periods: Hi Reynaldo. You need to NOT run the bike without an air filter as it will ruin the engine. You also need to tell me more about the problem. Is the bike running rich, fouling plugs, etc.? How is it running in general other than the speed issues?...

Motorcycle Repair: steering, triple trees, slow speeds
triple trees, slow speeds, happy holidays: Your probably talking about the fork swing. With the bike sitting on a stand, so the front wheel is off the ground, You should be able to turn the handlebars all the way to the left and let go. The front tire should swing back, past center and thn go back...

Motorcycle Repair: steering alignment, goldwing interstate, precision measuring tools
goldwing interstate, precision measuring tools, steering alignment: Hi Denny, Have you checked the forks for striaghtness? I suspect the forks are bent slightly. I would remove the forks and check them. They may be tweaked back into shape. The triple clamp or steering stem and clamps may be tweaked a bit. Checking...

Motorcycle Repair: steering colum bearing replacement, tapered roller bearings, motorcycle shop
tapered roller bearings, motorcycle shop, self repair: The bearings in a harley are timkin tapered roller bearings with races. The front end has to be removed and the races pulled out and replaced. Then the bearings are installed. the problem is I dont know what kind of bearings you have. You might not have...

Motorcycle Repair: steering problem, wheel hub, correct measurement
wheel hub, correct measurement, numbness in the arm: Hi again, Le. When you say that it is not smooth, do you mean smooth as in engine smooth or do you mean a shake or shimmy in the handling? If it is engine smoothness, then it could be any number of things; I would have to know what type of engine...

Motorcycle Repair: steering, wheel alingment, roadking
wheel alingment, roadking, bearings: there are several things that can cause your problem. First check the rear wheel alingment. After that check the steering head bearings. They might be lose or one might be going out. And last, your tire might be wore where it will pull you to one side. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: sticking brakes, caliper pistons, shively
caliper pistons, shively, brake fluid: Hi Alan, Were calipers and pistons thoroughly cleaned? It s not uncommon to have to scrape the gummed or crystalized brake fluid from the seal s groove surfaces. Also, dress piston surfaces to remove imperfections and debris. I ll send tech files...

Motorcycle Repair: sticking front brakes, caliper pistons, project bike
caliper pistons, project bike, xj650: Hi Joshua, I suspect brake fluid has gelled around the caliper seals. This is the usual cause for sticking caliper pistons. If so, the caliper will need cleaned and seals replaced (in most cases). I sent tech info files to your email addy. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: sticking valve, honda z50, residual contamination
honda z50, residual contamination, bill silver: Gary, kind of hard to pinpoint this w/o being there to look and feel the parts together. You could have a burr in the valve guide from taking the old valves out. Often, when the valves and keepers have been working together for a long time, the keepers raise...

Motorcycle Repair: sticky clutch handle, marvel mystery oil, honda shadow
marvel mystery oil, honda shadow, return spring: Hi Brian. Are you certain that it isn t the cable return spring? Make sure of that. As far as lube for the cable, I recommend either the Duralube lubricant or Marvel Mystery oil. The Marvel will also eat away at any rust as well as lubing the cable....

Motorcycle Repair: still carbs and maybe throttles, intermediate jet, herschman
intermediate jet, herschman, petcock: Sounds like you have two problems. On the bike shutting down i would check the petcock to make sure it is supplying enough fuel. It might be plugged and is robbing the bike of fuel. On the jetting, if you have the intermediate jet set, and are setting the...

Motorcycle Repair: still wont start, ohm range, compression gauge
ohm range, compression gauge, stock honda: Gary, you are getting to be a real expert at top end jobs on these things! Must be frustrating and I ll throw in my 2 cents worth here and hopefully you can solve the problem. First, I am not sure what year your bike is, whether it has points or CDI ignition....

Motorcycle Repair: back to stock jets?, fuel mileage, stock specs
fuel mileage, stock specs, marginal effects: Hi Bill, Changes to the exhaust and intake requires jetting changes to correct air-fuel mixtures. In most cases, slip-ons have marginal effects on exhaust gas flow, though still usually require some tuning. Only testing and tuning will determine...

Motorcycle Repair: stock muffler repacement, stock muffler, straight pipe
stock muffler, straight pipe, shively: Hi Jeff, I have a 1992 yamaha big bear 350 4x4 converted to a 2 wheel drive. I would like to take the stock muffler off and run a straight pipe out the back end and up for submarine purposes. Q: Can I do this? A: Yes Q: Is it legal? A: Is legal...

Motorcycle Repair: over stock front tubes, plastic pipes, stock front
plastic pipes, stock front, fork oil: Unscrew the top end of the fork and looking inside, you will see the spring. The spacer goes on top of the spring. You dont need any special tools to compress the spring. Just muscle. Put in the fork oil,and pushing down on the cap thread it on. You might...

Motorcycle Repair: stolen keys, suzuki gsx600f, meta system
suzuki gsx600f, meta system, time phil: Hi Phil. Ignition switch removal is time consuming, but simple. You will need to remove any components that are in the way of the underside of the upper portion of the triple-tree assembly. Usually, once access is clear, it is only a matter of disconnecting...

Motorcycle Repair: stops running, honda cb360t, right cylinder
honda cb360t, right cylinder, condensors: Hi Philip. Are the points due for routine change-out? If so, then that could be the problem or, at least, part of it. There could also be a problem with the coils. If they are the original coils, then one or both could be beginning to fail. Check...

Motorcycle Repair: straight pipes the problem?, air fuel ratio, fuel air mixture
air fuel ratio, fuel air mixture, dynojet power commander: Hi Tom. You will never get the bike to run correctly with stright pipes and the harley down load chip will NOT help. You need a good new exhaust system. A white Brothers E-Series 2 into 1 exhaust system is the best on the market. Then a Dynojet power Commander...

Motorcycle Repair: straight pipes with thomder monster baffleas in header pipe, thunder monster baffles, straight pipes
thunder monster baffles, straight pipes, drag pipes: You can replace the mufflers with straight pipes. With straight or drag pipes you will loose some low end and mid range performance. Straight pipes are made for high RPMs. You will also lean the bike out so you would have to rejett. Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: strange sound, honda cbr 600, clutch springs
honda cbr 600, clutch springs, clutch lever: Hi John. This sounds a lot like one of those things that is unique to the bike. it sounds as if it is a part that is loose til the engine heats up and the parts expand. It could be nothing or it could be something. If the bike has always done this,...

Motorcycle Repair: strange starter, goldwing 1100, booster cables
goldwing 1100, booster cables, starter wire: sound like bad armature in starter , take some booster cables hook up to an auto then take the hot on yur end with the switch on the bike on connect the hot directly to the starter wire on the starter then ground the the ground connection to the frame if bike...

Motorcycle Repair: strange starting problem, starter relay, starter system
starter relay, starter system, probaby: If you touch the brake and the starter ingages then you have a wire from the brake system shorting to the starter system. You are going to have to start tracing wires to find the problem. I would probaby say its in a plug in. Elimate wires by unpluging them...

Motorcycle Repair: street legal., honda ct90, bill silver
honda ct90, bill silver, ebay: Nick, check Ebay auctions or the WEB for universal turn signal kits. You will have to use a 6v flasher and bulbs, of course. Be sure that your battery is REALLY GOOD, otherwise, the charging system won t be able to keep up with the load. Later CT90s were...

Motorcycle Repair: How to stretch a spring assembly?, worse case scenario, anchor pins
worse case scenario, anchor pins, honda nighthawk: Ron, they are a bear to install w/o a brake spring tool. What is used is an automotive tool with a long curved shaft and a hollowed out tip that goes over the tip of the anchor pin. The tool is inserted into the spring loop, the tip of the tool is located...

Motorcycle Repair: stripped oil pan threads, time serts, honda rancher
time serts, honda rancher, oil plug: Hi Joe, That s seven questions if I counted accurately. You re getting your moneys worth. lol My advice is for you to have a local machince shop repair (restore) the damaged threads. It will cost you less overall. If you have to ask those questions,...

Motorcycle Repair: two stroke single Yamaha RXS 100, yamaha rxs 100, stroke oil
yamaha rxs 100, stroke oil, oil pumps: Conor, Sounds like you may have missed a critical step in cleaning and adjusting the carburator. More importantly than this though, you must PRIME the oil lines from the oil tank to the pump AND from the pump to the carburator. Oil pumps of this type...

Motorcycle Repair: two stroke valves, suzuki pe 175, cause havoc
suzuki pe 175, cause havoc, combustion chamber: Jeff, The most common way your engine can ingest a fair amount of liquid gas into the combustion chamber would be due to an overfilled carburator. It is possible the carb has a film of varnish over all it s interior parts. If the varnish sticks the needle...

Motorcycle Repair: stuck at 6000 RPM sometimes when hot, online spell checker, kawasaki kz 750
online spell checker, kawasaki kz 750, air leaks: Bill, you are getting me out of my Honda comfort zone again! : ) Either your carb overhauls are very consistent with some small mistakes or something else is happening! For the most part, the main things that cause high idle revs are air leaks, low fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: stuck choke, suzuki gz marauder 125, suzuki gz marauder
suzuki gz marauder 125, suzuki gz marauder, bike bandit: Hi Ross, Try lubricating the choke cable. Cable oilers are available from a variety of motorcycle retailers. Check for proper cable routing. If the cable is routed improperly, twisted, or bends sharply, it may be hard to pull. Some cables have a Teflon...

Motorcycle Repair: stuck engines, salvage yard, salvage
salvage yard, salvage, rust: Anytime you have an engine that old and seized you really need to tear it apart and rebuild it. Not only is there rust in the cylinders but also the bearing are probably rusted and will give you trouble in the long run. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: stuck shifter, yamaha 250, michael hull
yamaha 250, michael hull, splines: Michael, At this point I would just check three things before resorting to splitting the case. 1) the shifter is slipping slightly on it s shaft due to worn splines. 2) you are very low or drained of gear box oil. or 3) you have a dragging clutch and...

Motorcycle Repair: study, american motorcycle institute, motorcycle roadracing
american motorcycle institute, motorcycle roadracing, motorcycle dealership: Hi Stergioylas, Maintain a high GPA and build your resume. I would recomend a motorcycle tech school such as the American Motorcycle Institute to complement your engineering discipline. AMI would get you familar with motorcycles at the tech level. Trust...

Motorcycle Repair: stumped, spark plug wire, timing suggestions
spark plug wire, timing suggestions, stock carb: It sounds like you are right on the points. Did you check your lifters and adjust them? If they are to tight its very hard to get a shovel started or it wont start. Also, remove the plugs and attach a plug to the spark plug wire. Have somebody turn the bike...

Motorcycle Repair: sub frame honda Goldwing GL11000 1983, wingthings texas, honda goldwing
wingthings texas, honda goldwing, clutch installation: Hi Bobby, Here s a list of GL resources that I use. Keep an eye on eBay for the part. Respectfully, Mark Shively GL Tech Resources http://bbs.gwrra.org/scripts/board/discus.pl?pg=topics www.electricalconnection.com/index2.htm www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Plateau/2800/gl1000.html...

Motorcycle Repair: sudden oil and smoke, valve seals, 1982 aspencade
valve seals, 1982 aspencade, piston ring: Hi. Your problem could be any of those things. To find out which one, you will need to do a couple of things; 1) Compression test. Find out if one of the cylinders is losing compression. That could indicate either a valve out of adjustment or a ring...

Motorcycle Repair: sunken gas tank, yamaha v star 650, vent tube
yamaha v star 650, vent tube, vacuum lines: Bill, you definitely have some serious vacuum there. Tanks often have a vent tube somewhere,it should connect to your emissions canister. I would suspect something has plugged it up. As you drive and the gas goes down, the tank needs to get air in to...

Motorcycle Repair: super b carb on 81 harley, pumper, electronic ignition
pumper, electronic ignition, spark plugs: The one big difference between and superB and a superE carb is the super E has a pumper so when you turn on the gas it gives the motor a shot of fuel. The super G is to big for your bike. Your carb might not be your problem. Do you have electronic ignition?...

Motorcycle Repair: superhawk clutch noise, honda superhawk, clutch lever
honda superhawk, clutch lever, clutch assembly: Hi Wes, Q: ...I just bought a 98 honda superhawk. there is a knocking sound in the lower end that quits when I pull in the clutch lever, what is the cause of this and should i fix it? A: I suspect a problem with the clutch assembly. An exact cause...

Motorcycle Repair: Is this a supid question?, honda supersport, vacuum tubes
honda supersport, vacuum tubes, inlet ports: Hi Ernest. DON T DO THAT. It won t help you. It sounds as if you have some bad o-rings on the carbs. Get new ones and replace them if you see fuel residue leaking past them. You really need to find the money to get the manual. It will have info...

Motorcycle Repair: surge tank removal, kawasaki vulcan 750, 1995 kawasaki vulcan 750
kawasaki vulcan 750, 1995 kawasaki vulcan 750, surge tank: Brett, slip the spring bands off the surge tank ducts and remove the mounting bolts below. Pull the tank to the rear to make better access to the carbs. You will have to remove the throttle cables etc as well, to remove the carbs. Follow-up: a few...

Motorcycle Repair: Front suspension Honda CBR900RRT 1996, honda fireblade, brake calipers
honda fireblade, brake calipers, fork oil: Steve, You could try different weight fork oils to tune front end, though the type used should be ok. I m curious if there s a problem with assembly. See microfiche parts views at www.bikebandit.com You can lower the frame on the forks a bit. You...

Motorcycle Repair: susuki Workshop manual, suzuki bikes, british bikes
suzuki bikes, british bikes, head gasket: Hi Jim, Visit these resources for more about maintaining and repairing your Suzuki: www.thegsresources.com/q_a/gs_qa_engine.htm www.suzuki-bikes.com www.bikebandit.com (parts microfiche) I don t have a (free) Service Manual resource for the...

Motorcycle Repair: suziki gsl450 1985, radiator cap, suzki
radiator cap, suzki, e mail: o.k eddie from my research it seems to be some type of hose from the radiatorthats meest at a bypass connmection which is the tee.check to see if the tee is bad also chk. radiator cap ,when they get bad they have a tendency to overflow through the bypass tee....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki 1200 bandit, suzuki 1200 bandit, cold temp
suzuki 1200 bandit, cold temp, air oil: I usually only answer questions on Harleys, but I might be able to help. When the temp is as low as you said, it takes quit a while for a bike to warm up. Sounds like it wasnt warm enough and that would cause the problem you were having. Try going for a lot...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki 125, suzuki 125 intruder, v twin
suzuki 125 intruder, v twin, plunger: Hi Ken, I suspect the carburetors are varnishing causing the running problem and/or the plugs are being carbon fouled during the starting process. I would have to inspect the choke and carbs to verify the choke is the problem. I would say yes, the spring...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki 2000 marauder 800 wiring diagram, ohm resistors, suzuki 2000
ohm resistors, suzuki 2000, fourth idea: Mac, a few things might work, one is to wire some 50-100 ohm resistors into each light. Second thing is get a electronic flasher from autozone or here: http://www.superbrightleds.com/flashers.htm (first one) Third thing is a variable rate flasher and...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki 400 quadrunner, suzuki 400, starter relay
suzuki 400, starter relay, engine control module: Hi Murray, I suspect the jump-start attempt may have damaged the engine control module (CDI) and/or other electronics. Verify defective parts by testing them with known good parts, if possible. Otherwise, call the truck. Check out: www.atvfrontier.com...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki 500 starting, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, wheel drive atv: Hi Robert, Thge carburetor will need thoroughly and professionally cleaned to restore proper 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...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki 800 valve adjustment, intruder 800, suzuki 800
intruder 800, suzuki 800, valve clearances: Hi Wes, Loose valve clearances make noise. Tight or zero valve clearances can result with engine damages. Excessive clearance doesn t cause unusual wear. Either way, performance is affected. I recommend the service manual to help you with the procedure....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki 90cc, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, carburater: Hi Tony, The carburetor will need thoroughly cleaned to restore proper 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 and...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki ATV timing, suzuki atv, air breather
suzuki atv, air breather, blow back: Hi Brent, If valve timing is off, carburetor regursion (coughing) through the carb may occur. You ll need the Service Manual to get specific timing intel. Visit this website for additional assistance: www.atvfrontier.com Respectfully, Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki a100 running problems, reed valves, cause havoc
reed valves, cause havoc, tiny particles: Darren, This could be many things. First check that you are getting sufficient compression, at least 50-60 psi. If your compression is ok you may need to go back and check the settings on your carburator. Here are some basics guidlines on setting up...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki atv, shively, information files
shively, information files, addy: Hi Jamie, What is your email address? I return tech information files by email. There was no eamil addy with your question as requested and explained in my instructions. Do you have the repair manual for your ATV? If so, which brand? Why was the engine...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki bandit 1200 transmission, engine oil viscosity, suzuki bandit 1200
engine oil viscosity, suzuki bandit 1200, worn clutch: Hi Frank, Suzuki GSX-R, Katana, Bandit, and RF series share same engines. There s a common problem with oil lubrictaion system and clutch. This may or may not be related to your frined s MC problem. Learn more about the common clutch problem here: ...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki bandit 1200s, suzuki bandit, suzuki tech
suzuki bandit, suzuki tech, hotmail: Hi Doyle, Check the engie oil volume (level). I suspect the cranckcase may have gasoline mixed with the oil as a result of varnished carburetors. Avoid cranking the engine longer than about 15 seconds at a time to prevent the starter motor from overheating....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki bandit 600 dead, suzuki bandit 600, thanx mark
suzuki bandit 600, thanx mark, eamil address: Hi Jim, Check for rodnet chewing damge to wiring. I suspect the little boogers knawled thru wires. Otherwise, look for a loose or disconnected electrical connector. Check the airbox for nesting materials, too. They love to make the airbox their condo....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki bandit 600 valve adjustment, suzuki bandit 600, cam lobes
suzuki bandit 600, cam lobes, shaft position: Hi Dave, Sorry for the delay in replying. I ve worked alot of overtime this week. Follow the manual and try not to read too much into the text. I agree, some manuals lack intel. The following is for the 1200 Bandit. I don t have the 600 s info on...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki bandit 600S R plate, suzuki bandit 600s, dampner
suzuki bandit 600s, dampner, questons: Hi Steve, The Bandit is air/oil cooled. The engine is cooled primarily by forced convection. An oil cooler is added and does a wonderful job of removing heat from engine oil. Clumping into gear is common with many models and brands. A common cause is...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki carburetor, suzuki katana 750, 2000 suzuki katana 750
suzuki katana 750, 2000 suzuki katana 750, cycel: Hi Andrew. What exactly was wrong with the original carb? You just didn t like the hose from the carb? If the bike ran fine before, then the problem was that you tried to fix what wasn t broke (if I read your question right). Every year, manufacturers...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki dr 600 timing problems, suzuki dr 600, compression stroke
suzuki dr 600, compression stroke, exhaust stroke: Hi Wayne, I suspect camshaft timing was set with the piston on TDC of the exhaust stroke instead of the compression stroke. Determine the piston is on TDC on the compression stroke and recheck the the timing. Let me know what you find. Keep in mind...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki dr650 starter noise, suzuki dr650, grating noise
suzuki dr650, grating noise, neil england: Hi Neil, Visit this link, or www.bikebandit.com to view microfiche parts on line. http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/oem_schematic_view.asp?schem_dept_id=710051§ion_dept_id=1§ion_dept_name=OEM+%28Stock+Parts%29&dept_type_id=2&model_dept_year=1992&model_dept_mfr=Suzuki&model_dept_id=703257&model_dept_name=DR650SN...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki electrical problem, suzuki gs500e, faulty component
suzuki gs500e, faulty component, time drain: Hi Heather. Well you did a few major things wrong and here s your chance to learn from them, allbeit the hard way. 1) You let it stay outside over the winter. Next time, find a shed, porch, barn or anything to give some protection to the bike from...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki FR600R carb problem, factory settings, shively
factory settings, shively, carbs: Hi Larry, Send me a email address as requested. I ll return carburetor tuning, cleaning, and synchronizing information files. The carbs will need cleaned again. Review the info in the files before beginning work. Follow the info carefully. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki GN250 92, suzuki gn250, internal combustion engines
suzuki gn250, internal combustion engines, vacuum leak: Hi Paul, A vacuum leak or intake air leak would cause problems, including the symptoms you ve described. Visit www.bikebandit.com to view parts microfiche and compare parts prices. Once the site opens, click OEM Parts and then select the year, make,...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gearing, suzuki gs 500, rear sprocket
suzuki gs 500, rear sprocket, time chris: Hi Wes. Putting a slightly smaller rear sprocket on the back will not hurt things. As a matter of fact, in the 60 s and 70 s, the Harley guys would keep 2 sets of sprockets around. One smaller, for more power while riding around town, and another slightly...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gn 250, suzuki gn 250, regulator rectifier
suzuki gn 250, regulator rectifier, suzuki 250: I don t have a lot of specifics on a Suzuki 250, but it sounds like your charging system is not functioning. If the bike has a CDI ignition, it will always start because the ignition is self powered, but if the lights and electric stater are not working, you...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gn125, motad exhaust, c spanner
motad exhaust, c spanner, gn 125: Jason, the only thing I found on the web was that someone had put a MOTAD exhaust on his bike. See comments below. //////////////////////////// Bike: Suzuki GN125 Name: Richard Year Of Bike: 1994 Miles: 7-14000miles Rating: 8 Mods Motad Exhaust ...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gn250 wont run in gear, suzuki gn250, nuetral
suzuki gn250, nuetral, hi chris: Hi Chris. There could be an issue with one or more of three things. 1) Neutral switch is bad. 2) Clutch cutoff switch is bad. 3) Sidestand cutoff switch is bad. Any of these switches, when failing or failed, will cause the bike to shut off when...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gs 500 brake master cylinder, suzuki gs 500, brake master cylinder
suzuki gs 500, brake master cylinder, salvage yard: Hi Wes. What you may want to do, is just take it to a salvage yard and match it up. Many bikes use a lot of the same parts since each manufacturer get their component parts (like brakes, electronics, etc) for suppliers that make them for all of the manufacturers....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gs 550l starting problem, suzuki gs550l, suzuki gs 550l
suzuki gs550l, suzuki gs 550l, internal combustion engines: Hi Jonathon, The symptoms described indicate the pilot circuits within the carburetors are obstructed. The choke shares passageways with the pilot circuit. When the pilot jet or passageways becomes obstructed, the choke circuit compensates and acts as the...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gs650 gl, suzuki gs650, fuel system components
suzuki gs650, fuel system components, powder substance: Hi Corey, I suspect the carburetors are the source of the problem. Review the tech files below and compare your carb cleaning to the intel in the file. Inspect the fuel tank for evidence of rust and varnished fuel. All fuel system components must be...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gsf400k bandit 1989, horse dung, ebay co uk
horse dung, ebay co uk, mark leon: Leon, Check on-line for the service manual for the Bandit. Look here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=10534&item=7904301310&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW Otherwise, I don t have the specifications. Respectfully, Mark Shivel...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gsx-r 1100l, gixer, dyna 2000
gixer, dyna 2000, suzuki gsx r: simon go to all carbs look for the 2 acting up ,look for the tube jus hanging on the carbs blow in it while bike is running if bike idles up pass awire through that tube to ger air flow. i have a bike in my shop now had same problem simple . ...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gsxr 600 98, suzuki gsxr 600, oil starvation
suzuki gsxr 600, oil starvation, starvation problem: Hi Chris, That engine should be replaced and returned to Suzuki R&D for analysis. Due to the age of the Gixxer, and likely out of warranty, I doubt that will happen for you. It could be a defective sensor or other engine electronic component giving...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gsxr shock, suzuki gsxr 600, motorcycle usa
suzuki gsxr 600, motorcycle usa, www motorcycle: Hi Jason, Many GSX-R parts are interchangable. I don t know if that specific application applies or not. I haven t taken the measurements or made the comparison before. Try posting the question ofn several message boards dedicated to motorcycling or...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gsxr600 carb problems, suzuki gsxr600, mark thanks
suzuki gsxr600, mark thanks, shively: Les, The task of replacing emulsion tubs is easy. You should get the shop manual for illustrated how-to information. The manual will pay for itself with the first repair. It will free me up to answer more questions. : ) Service Manuals: www.bikebandit.com...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki gsxr600 carbs, suzuki gsxr600, mechanics
suzuki gsxr600, mechanics, suzuki: Hi Jason, The carbs are different. Could not learn their bore sizes by checking my resources. I haven t done this specific swap before, so I m not sure if they will fit the manifolds, or how much fabrication or other parts from the 98 would be necessary....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki intruder 800 cc 1992, suzuki intruder 800, suzuki intruder 800 cc
suzuki intruder 800, suzuki intruder 800 cc, wont kick: Brian, I suspect the fuel in the carburetors has varnished. If so, the carbs will need thoroughly cleaned to restroe proper performance. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By M. Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and in as little as 3-4...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki intruder complete eletcric failure, suzuki intruder, fuse box
suzuki intruder, fuse box, vs800: Hi Rob. Check the battery cable. On the intruder, the battery cable is routed near the swingarm and rear tire. I had a 700 Intruder and the tire wore the cable clean through. Fortunately, a Learjet battery cable could be made to fit. Also check...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki intruder, suzuki intruder, starter clutch
suzuki intruder, starter clutch, vacuum line: Hi Carlos, Check fuel level. Check the fuel petcock. Check fuel pump operation. Get a copy of the service manual and follow the troubleshooting procedures. I ve listed a few tech files below for your assistance. Always list your email address...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki katana 600, suzuki katana 600, throttle body
suzuki katana 600, throttle body, repair manual: Hi Fred. Have you checked to make sure that the choke itself (in the carbs) is moving? If it s loose, then the cable will move, but the choke itself will not. Also, 4000rpm is a bit of a high idle for any bike. It should be idling around 1500 or less....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki katana gsx-f750, gsx f 750, suzuki katana
gsx f 750, suzuki katana, starter button: Hi Leanne. This is sounding a lot like an electrical problem. Start with the contacts in the ignition switch, starter button and starter motor. Make sure that they are good and clean. They can be cleaned by lightly sanding them with 1000grit sandpaper...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki katana idle and driveability, suzuki katana 600, float bowls
suzuki katana 600, float bowls, k n air filter: Hi Jim, I suspect the carburetors need more thoroughly cleaned and /or internal carb parts may need replaced to restore proper performance. The engine runs as if the enrichment circuit (choke) fuel pick-up tube is obstructed. The irratic idle may...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki katana sprocket question, suzuki katana, sprokets
suzuki katana, sprokets, denniskirk: U can reduce RPM s by installing a smaller sproket on the rear. Smaller meaning less teeth. Usually Dennis Kirk @ www.denniskirk.com will have a good selection of different sprokets 2 fill your needs. Your question 2 yourself should b this: Do I...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki katana sprocket, suzuki katana, sprokets
suzuki katana, sprokets, rear sprocket: If u go 3 teeth u will definatly notice less accel. I would suggest looking on www.denniskirk.com to see what sprokets r available and in what ratios. U can change the rear only, but 3 teeth will b a large decrease in accel. Is the current sprocket OEM?...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki LT127, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, suzuki lt125: Hi Jim, See microfiche parts and repair manuals at: www.bikebandit.com I really need to see what you have going on to help. For me, it s as if working blind. I welcome images if you can send them. Try adjusting the engine idle screw to get engine...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki lt80 won't start, suzuki lt80, bikebandit com
suzuki lt80, bikebandit com, starter solenoid: http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/suzuki-atv-lt80k3-2003/o/m6410 I didn t see a listing for 2004... If the battery is fully charged and passes a load test, check the power in and out of the solenoid on both primary and secondary connections. If...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki marauder 800cc, suzuki marauder vz800, vacuum hoses
suzuki marauder vz800, vacuum hoses, float bowls: Hi Joe, Good description of symptoms and problem. I ll need more intel for diagnosis. Are there any aftermarket parts on this MC? Describe the repair and maintenance history. Have the carbs ever been cleaned due to fuel varnishing after periods storage?...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki motor info, suzuki dealer, suzuki motor
suzuki dealer, suzuki motor, engine numbers: A suzuki dealer should be able to match the wiring harness number to their microfiche catalogs. They may be too busy to take the time. Show the dealer your engine. They should be able to tell exactly what it is in a second. Once you know the year and...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki rear brake pedal, suzuki bandit 600, bolt assembly
suzuki bandit 600, bolt assembly, nut and bolt: Hi Scott. The rear footpegs on bikes are usually held on with a nut and bolt assembly that requires a wrench on both the nut and bolt. It should turn with a bit of effort, but if it is rusted a bit, then perhaps a bit of break-free or other rust...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki rf carburetors problems, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, suzuki rf: Hi Taymer, As explained in my instructions, your email address is required. I return tech information files via email. Respectfully, Mark Shively (sample tech file) Carb Cleaning 101 By M. Shively The elements of internal combustion...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki rf600r engine replacement, suzuki rf600r, suzuki bikes
suzuki rf600r, suzuki bikes, bandit 600: Hi Michael, I believe the engine cases are same between RF, GSX-F, and GSX-R s. Should be a drop in swap. It should be known that I haven t performed this specific task. I would appreciate hearing how the swap turned out. Try verifying by posting same...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki rg 125, suzuki rg 125, ysr frame
suzuki rg 125, ysr frame, yamaha banshee: Hi David, You re lucky to own and ride the RG s. That s not easily done here in the USA. I ve never performed this engine swap, though I suspect it will work with a bit of fabrication. I ve installed a TZ250 L model engine into a YSR50 frame!!! Yup....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki rm80, rm 80, shively
rm 80, shively, line resource: Hi Cynthia, You ll have to get a copy of the service manual for this information or try finding another on-line resource. I don t have the service manual for this model. I couldn t locate the specs in my resources. Respectfully, Mark Shivel...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki savage 650, suzuki savage 650, vent tubes
suzuki savage 650, vent tubes, defective valve: Hi Paul, From your description, I suspect fuel is flowing out of the carburetor s atmospheric vent tubes. This happens when the float valve (needle valves) are sticking. Possible causes are: gas varnisihing, spec of rust between the valve and valve seat,...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki savge ls650, check engine oil, suzuki savage
check engine oil, suzuki savage, vent system: Hi Dustin, The description was minimal, but here s the common causes: Check engine oil level. Check oil for odor of gasoline. If overfilled, oil can be forced up through the crankcase vent system, to the air box. This is caused by combustion blow-by...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki TS 125 oil, stroke dirt bikes, suzuki ts 125
stroke dirt bikes, suzuki ts 125, air fuel ratio: Hi Craig, I could not locate exact specs for the TS125. The general premix ratio is 32:1 0r 4 ounces of oil to 1 gallon of fuel. You can tune the carburetor from there. Use any 10W40 oil in the gear box. Respectfully, Mark Shively Fuel and...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki tempter 650, suzuki tempter, google
suzuki tempter, google, manual reference: Hi Dave, You ll have to purchase a copy of the service manual. Find manuals online by Google searching: Suzuki Tempter repair manual. Reference making a cable... it s possible, but cheaper and more reliable to buy a replacement. Respectfully, ...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki ts 125 erz trial bike, suzuki ts 125, internal combustion engines
suzuki ts 125, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Ian, I suspect the fuel in the carburetor float bowl has varnished and is obstructing jets and passageways. This is very common with MC s that have been stored or not started for a while. See the following information... Respectfully, Mark Shively...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki ts 50 er 1982, suzuki ts 50, mandp
suzuki ts 50, mandp, uk www: With you now... I m pretty sure there are 2 restricions in the exhausts: 1 at the front, and 1 in the back. The front I think you can probaly knock/drill it out, but at the back you will probaly need a new back box. A company in the UK www.mandp.com sell...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki volusia wont start, ape hangers, clutch lever
ape hangers, clutch lever, suzuki volusia: Dan, -the power for starting comes from the fuse box possibly from a relay and goes through your kill switch to the starter button. (o/b o/w wires) -It then travels on to the starter relay or solenoid.(y/g wire) The solenoid then has to ground through...

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki vz800 clutch, suzuki vz800, clutch basket
suzuki vz800, clutch basket, cluth: Hi Linny, There s a torque spec for just about every fastener. You ll have to see the service manual for exact torque value of the clutch basket bolts. Usually, they are between 5-10 lbs., but most techs just tighten them snug (need a tool to remove)....

Motorcycle Repair: suzuki, suzuki vz800 marauder, starter motor
suzuki vz800 marauder, starter motor, solenoid: Hi Bobby. There is the possibility that the contacts in the starter motor could be dirty in spots and need cleaning. That can be done with a bit of thousand grit sandcloth and some contact cleaner. Also check the connections for the starter motor circuit....

Motorcycle Repair: I swamped my Honda, float bowl, gas tank
float bowl, gas tank, throttle cable: Dan, sounds like water in the carb, did you drain the float bowl a couple of times? Could be a water plugged main jet/tube Is the air filter dry? Spark plug and cap dry? Is the throttle cable okay? Let it warm up good and maybe it will clear up or...

Motorcycle Repair: swingarm adjustments and fork oil leaks, loose bolt, oil leaks
loose bolt, oil leaks, fork seal: If you saw a small amount it probably is nont gone, but since you have a leak it is time to change the seals. The oil in the forks goes through small holes in the forks to help dampen the ride, but there is not really any damage. To replace the seals can...

Motorcycle Repair: swingarm bolt kawasaki kfx 400, kawasaki kfx 400, kawasaki kfx400
kawasaki kfx 400, kawasaki kfx400, fourwheeler: Hi Jack, Drive the axle through with a rod of softer material such as brass or aluminum. Once the axle is removed, check for defects via V-block and dial indicator (or simply replace it). View parts microfiche here: www.bikebandit.com www.buykawasaki.com...

Motorcycle Repair: My swingarm is crooked?, swing arm, bolt
swing arm, bolt, shocks: I think I would pull the swingarm and do an inspection on it. I have never seen a axle on a swingarm bend, but its not impossible. The shock on the bad bold side might be damaged too, so I think I would replace them while you hae it apart. Good luck and...

Motorcycle Repair: swingarm removal, rear pulley, swing arm
rear pulley, swing arm, fxr: Its not that tough of a job if you can folow directions and have tools to work with. I would recommend you get a service manual to do the work, as there are quit a few steps in removing it. In it it will give you the torques and steps for removal. the only...

Motorcycle Repair: swopping throttle ,brake n clutch l-r,r-l, south paw, production bikes
south paw, production bikes, answerable question: Hi Tony, You can reverse the throttle with aftermarket parts If you can find them. The switches would be pointing towards the front, levers towards the rear and upside down if reversed. I don t know of any production south-paw controls. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: How to sync carbs and misfire in motion, suzuki dealer, octane booster
suzuki dealer, octane booster, jet kit: Hi Randy, Great description. That s a treat for a tech. Thanks! I ll try and send carburetor cleaning, tuning, and synchronizing files to your Juno email account. Some email hosts cannot handle my files do to their size. We ll get them to you one way...

Motorcycle Repair: synchronizing my sportster, sportster 883, gears
sportster 883, gears: Not sure what you mean by synchronize the gears. When pulling out the trans out of the primary it is a complete unit. If you have the shifter forks installed in the gears and installed in the shifter plate, the there is nothing to synchronize. They will be...

Motorcycle Repair: synthetic oil, honda gold wing, added oil
honda gold wing, added oil, synthetic oil: i would only go with regular oil unless you know for sure it has been using synthetic oil you stand a chance of harming it more,also if the oil ran too low it would more than likely be knocking not ticking i am a religus believer in catsrol 20/50 i dont care...

Motorcycle Repair: system charging problem, fuse box, affected systems
fuse box, affected systems, charging system: Hi Ken. This is the part where you are going to both kick yourself and prepare to scream in frustration. First of all, the problem is not in your charging system. The problem is in one or more of the wires directly under your seat. More than half...

Motorcycle Repair: T-140DS speedo cable, speedometer drive, speedometer cable
speedometer drive, speedometer cable, speedo cable: No problems here, before you start take careful note of exactly how the cable works it s way through the frame/front forks. Then undo at both ends, it doesn t matter which end you attach first, but it s easier if you get the new cable back in place through...

Motorcycle Repair: A T V Starter system, kawasaki bayou 300, solenoid starter
kawasaki bayou 300, solenoid starter, wiring circuits: Don, electric start ATVs, motorcycles, cars, trucks and everything else operate on the same principle... BATTERY+.... SOLENOID..... STARTER....GROUND. The solenoid has two large internal contacts that connect the battery and the starter motor together....

Motorcycle Repair: T140 e timing, haynes manual, ferocious beast
haynes manual, ferocious beast, noise emissions: I would leave the valve timing alone and set as standard, using the markers as on the valve pinions. As you know the inlet cam is a ferocious beast being up to full Thruxton profile, it s copy of the BSA Spitfire profile actually, but we don t let the...

Motorcycle Repair: TACH HOOK UP, tach adapter, fxdwg
tach adapter, fxdwg, test light: the coil has two sides, one is the hot side which is always hot when the ignition is turned on and the other side is from the ignition which is like a on off switch. Your tac should count the number of pulses from the coil. You tac wire should go to the pulse...

Motorcycle Repair: TAIL LIGHT/BLINKERS, banditalley, basic electricity
banditalley, basic electricity, motorcycle usa: Hi Jon, It can be done if you re savy with basic electricity. I don t have the instructions on hand. Try posting or researching your question on the following websites: http://p095.ezboard.com/bsv650ownersboard www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/index.html...

Motorcycle Repair: TAIL LIGHT, kawasaki zx, electrical diagnosis
kawasaki zx, electrical diagnosis, semi conductor: Hi Jonathon, I suspect one of the following: A defective ignition switch or a defective circuit board component (semi-conductor) in the control module. I recommend that you have a local Kaw shop perform electrical diagnosis for you. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: Tach problem, yamaha yzf600, gas tank
yamaha yzf600, gas tank, tachometer: Hi Chris, I suspect water shorting is the cause of the problem. If so, the moisture should evaporate in time. Consider applying dielectric grease to electrical connectors. Doing this helps prevent water shorting and corrosion. If the problem persists,...

Motorcycle Repair: Tach stopped working, honda cb400t, problem thanks
honda cb400t, problem thanks, gass: Hi Jim. If you never did anything to the cable, then the only thing that it could be is either the cable decided to break or something else in the tach system broke. I would imagine that it was just coincidence. Hey....sometimes it happens. Good luck....

Motorcycle Repair: Tach, ohmeter, meter needle
ohmeter, meter needle, ohm meter: Your tach receives its pulses from the coil. So first thing to check is to make sure you have a good connection at the coil. Then check at the tach for a good connection. Use the OHM meter to make sure there is no break in the wire. If all this tests out fine...

Motorcycle Repair: Tachometer gear removal, kawasaki ltd, easi
kawasaki ltd, easi, asy: Hi Wayne. You may need to get a nut-splitter to get the nut off, then replace it. If it is a bolt or screw, then you may have to drill it and use an easi-out to get it out. Worst case, you may have to drill it out and retap it. Once that is done, the...

Motorcycle Repair: Tachometer and rear cylinder don't work, honda shadow 750, service maintenance repair
honda shadow 750, service maintenance repair, 1983 honda shadow 750: Hi Jim, I suspect the tachometer cable is the cause of the problem. It could be broken, rusted or corroded, loose at either end, or some other problem with-in the tachometer. The cylinder problem could also be a variety of things. It s not getting...

Motorcycle Repair: Tachometer, crane hi, evolution engine
crane hi, evolution engine, engine fires: timing a harley has always been a real bear. The timing mark is very had to see. I use a computer in my shop to do my timing, but it would be expensive for you. On thing you can do is clean the mark and paint a little floresent paint on it. That helps somewhat....

Motorcycle Repair: Tail Light, honda ct110, head lamps
honda ct110, head lamps, yellow wires: Hi Sean, I suspect the Brown and Green/Yellow wires are the only wires you have connected. If all three wires are connected properly, ispect the circuit for defects, damaged or loose connections, etc... To make the light work as a brake and tail light,...

Motorcycle Repair: Tail light, test light, tail light
test light, tail light, voltmeter: The brake light and the tail light work independly from each other. So what that means is the brake light can work, but not the tail light. The tail light receives its power from the key lights breaker. You should have a good ground since the brake light works....

Motorcycle Repair: Tail lights wont work, move mouse pointer, honda cb 650
move mouse pointer, honda cb 650, free bulbs: Hi Creighton, Do you have access to a 12 volt tester and a VOM (multimeter)? You ll need to check continuity of the bulb s filament and trace voltage through the tailight circuit. For more information of these procedures visit the following website:...

Motorcycle Repair: Taillight wont light up, but brakes do, 1985 honda nighthawk, honda nighthawk 450
1985 honda nighthawk, honda nighthawk 450, key switch: I usually only answer questions on Harleys, but I might be able to help. What you need to do is trace the wire back,with a test light, from the key switch. Make sure you have power going to the lights section of the switch. Then follow the wire back. It probaby...

Motorcycle Repair: Taking the carbs off a Yamaha XS850 G, yamaha xs850, clutch cable
yamaha xs850, clutch cable, throttle cable: Jeff, Pods sound good after doing this job a few times. Remove Tank and loosen the carb clamps to the air case and carbs..Loosen the breather hose at the air case..Then remove the 4 bolts that hold the case to the bike behind your side covers (Note the ground...

Motorcycle Repair: Taking out of Storage (no prep), honda vf750, v45 magna
honda vf750, v45 magna, proper shape: You might have me confused with another person about the carb cleaner. The only way to properly clean a carb is to take it apart. Your carb leak is from the float sticking. Dont worry about the move. There is no problem with that. When you take a bike out...

Motorcycle Repair: Tank removal-1982 Goldwing With Air pump, tank removal, happy thanksgiving
tank removal, happy thanksgiving, resource websites: Hi Hugh, Sorry for the late reply. I work 3p-11p. I believe the shelter or faux tank is removable by the side interior knobs. Good GL resource websites: www.randakks.com http://wings.astcomm.net/electrical.html Happy Thanksgiving! ...

Motorcycle Repair: Tapping valve?, valve clearances, bikebandit com
valve clearances, bikebandit com, gs series: Hi Fred, I suspect the tapping is from excessive valve clearances. Excessive clearances make noise; tight or zero valve clearances causes engine damage. Though not desirable, the tapping or ticking is not harmful. It should not be ignored either....

Motorcycle Repair: TB 400 honda Forks, tb 400, tb400
tb 400, tb400, bill silver: Jan, you gotta be specific about the origin of the fork assemblies. No such thing as a TB400.... There were CB400F models made in 1975-77. 160-165cc dry fork and 145-150cc on a refill There were CB400T models made from 1978-83. 140cc for all models except...

Motorcycle Repair: TC88 BIG BORE, screaming eagle harley, dyna jet
screaming eagle harley, dyna jet, header pipes: YES THE BIG BORE KIT WILL WORK. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PERFORMANCE STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THE SCREAMING EAGLE HARLEY CRAP. THE S.E. MUFFELERS ARE A TOTAL WAST OF GOOD MONEY. PUT A WHITE BROTHERES E-SERIES 2 INTO 1 EXHAUST SYSTEM AND FEEL YOUR BIKE COME ALIVE....

Motorcycle Repair: TC88 FXDWG Wont Run, bank angle, screaming eagle
bank angle, screaming eagle, position sensor: First thing you want to do is check to see if your getting spark. Remove the plugs and holding a plug to the head turn the bike over. Do this with each plug.If not then check to make sure you have power going to the coil and that the plug wires are good. If...

Motorcycle Repair: i have a Tecumseh 10 hp Engines and it won't start, bike expert, british motorcycle
bike expert, british motorcycle, hp engines: Roy I m not much help on this one. The Tecumseh engine is used for lawn mowers, go-karts and mini-bikes, etc. I am a British Bike expert. It certainly isn t a British motorcycle. Sinch the thing has been sitting for years there must be a reason. What...

Motorcycle Repair: Temperature gauge, honda cbr600, temperature gauge
honda cbr600, temperature gauge, slow speeds: Hi Andy. The answer is simple. You have a short in the wiring to that guage. Get out the repair manual and trace down the wire, both visually and with a multimeter. You will find the wire shorted out or arcing against another wire or ground. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: Testing Continuity, stator assembly, testing continuity
stator assembly, testing continuity, yellow wires: Hi Ron, Check continuity by isolating the parts being checked. If these three wires have been soldered, de-solder them and then test. Otherwise, disconnect the multiconnector and test bewteen any two yellow leads, and any lead and ground. Should have...

Motorcycle Repair: Testing a coil, spark plug wires, dual fire
spark plug wires, dual fire, fire ignition: You can test the coil, but I dont think that is the problem. Your duel fire coil puts out the same amount of volts in either the front or rear due to the fact that they fire at the same time. Check the posts where the spark plug wires go and see if they are...

Motorcycle Repair: Tether Cord Installation, 4 stroke engines, yamaha rx1
4 stroke engines, yamaha rx1, rubber button: Hi Jarod, Connect the tether kill switch to the ignition on/off switch wiring, or to the ignition coil primary winding wiring. Visit the website below for installation exaples: www.bluetraxx.com/killswitch_install_new.htm www.mpsracing.com/Instructions/MPS/Tether_Kill_Switch.pdf...

Motorcycle Repair: NO THROTLE RESPONSE, shifting gears, minimum compression
shifting gears, minimum compression, full throtle: Terry, I would pull the carb off and clean the main jet, should be a #65, and set the float level to 7mm. Look for water and debris in the bowl, needle valve and through the petcock. The whole fuel system has to be CLEAN. This particular model has a limited...

Motorcycle Repair: THROTTLE BOGG, air fuel mixture, yamaha raptor 660
air fuel mixture, yamaha raptor 660, personal rule: Hi Mike, Very good narrative description, thanks. The carburetors will need thoroughly cleaned and then tuned to correct the air-fuel mixtures (jetting). If you flushed the cooling system, did you use a purging tool to purge air from the cooling system?...

Motorcycle Repair: Thank You!, engine improvements, stock points
engine improvements, stock points, flh: Thanks. Its always nice to hear from a rider. On your bike, i have stroked many shovels and bored them out to really get a good increase in performance. I also add a S&S carb. As to cost, its hard for me to say what you would pay, since prices are different...

Motorcycle Repair: Think I fixed problem, ultra groundpounder, intermediate jet
ultra groundpounder, intermediate jet, fuel line: Glad you fixed the problem. By changing the air filter you shouldnt have to rejet, but ride the bike for about 50 miles. Pull one plug and check the color. If it is very white then you are running to lean and need to go bigger on the intermediate jet. good...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle Cable, heritage springer, throttle sleeve
heritage springer, throttle sleeve, side cable: You are correct. The idle cable is what stops the throttle sleeve upon its return to the idle position. Just don t back off so hard on the grip. Also, make sure you didn t drop out the throttle adjuster shoe inside the bottom half of the switch housing...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle Cable, yamaha maxim, throttle cable
yamaha maxim, throttle cable, correct advice: Hi Al. The best advice on this that I can give you is to refer to the repair manual. When the throttle cable is connected it should be pulling the throttle open. If it s not, it s either connected wrong, which is very difficult to do, or the throttle...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle Cables, honda nighthawk 750, 1982 honda nighthawk
honda nighthawk 750, 1982 honda nighthawk, 1982 honda nighthawk 750: Rick, there is a fairly strong return spring in between the middle two carbs. Disconnect the cables and check the bellcrank where they connect to see if it is still functioning as it should. You said you had the carbs out for some reason... what was it and...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle Cables, throttle cables, honda model
throttle cables, honda model, dept id: Hi John, The best advice I can offer is to get a copy of the Service Manual. The manual has illustrated procedures for this and other maintenance and repairs. ...I can t fit my hand where the cable meets the throttle. Remove cables from the carburetors...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle cable adjust HD FLSTHC '08, throttle cables, adjustment positions
throttle cables, adjustment positions, throttle grip: Loosen the cables again. Check at the other end of them to make sure the cable housing is on the slots of the throttle body all the way. Now adjust the idle cable so there is a slight amount of slack in it then adjust the throttle cable. You should have a...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle cable replacement, cable replacement, throttle cable
cable replacement, throttle cable, locknut: The housing where the cable are going in has to be removed. It has two screws in it. Under it you wilol see the cables attached to the grip. Remove the one you want to replace. The cable are pressed in the housing, so you have to pry it out. When installing...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle cable replacement, bike bandit, kx 85
bike bandit, kx 85, bikebandit com: Hi George, The cup rests there. Try adjusting excess throttle cable slack at both ends of the cable. See microfiche parts here: www.buykawasaki.com or www.bikebandit.com Once Kawasaki s site opens, click green text Vehicle Information from...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle cable, throttle grip, itsself
throttle grip, itsself, gromet: your part number should be 56376-02. To install you first need to look and see how the cable is routed so you can copy where is going. Look at the cables and you will see adjusters close to the throttle grip. Loosen them or turn them inward so you have slack...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle free play, honda vt600, throttle cables
honda vt600, throttle cables, carburetor body: Throttle cables have adjustments at the throttle housing and at the carburetor body. Loosen the locknut on the cable adjuster, set cable tension and tighten cable adjuster locknut. Some models may have a cable adjustment in the middle of the cable. Bill...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle friction screw, dual cables, knowing what type
dual cables, knowing what type, throttle cable: Hi Don. Without knowing what type of mounting assembly or setup that you have, I cannot answer your question. There are quite a few years/makes/models that have dual cables for the throttle, so just saying that you have a dual throttle cable is like saying...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle and idle, throttle return spring, honda nighthawk
throttle return spring, honda nighthawk, throttle cables: Hi Jeff, Q: ... How could the bike idle at 5000 rpms when the throttle plates are closed all the way?? A: Synchroniztaion out of adjustment or intake air leak. Q: ... One important note is that when installing the rubber T-connection I had...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle Response, suzuki gsx750f, vacuum hoses
suzuki gsx750f, vacuum hoses, battery cables: Colton, -you are partly right in a way, the tank does have a vent, but it is to let pressure out and air in. It is on the left when sitting on the bike under the tank somewhere. Make sure it is not plugged. -Make sure battery cables are clean and...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle response on 2004 Harley 883 xl, air fuel mixture, harley 883
air fuel mixture, harley 883, bobby wood: A bobby Wood 340 cfm air filter kit, and a Dynojet thunderslide kit, and a 45 low jet, air fuel mixture screw turned out 3 full turns and NGK DPR7ES spark plugs gaped at .040 and torques to 18 ft lbs, then Dynoed tuned on a 250 load controller dyno. Johnn...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle, honda cm250, throttle cables
honda cm250, throttle cables, custom cables: Hi Josiah, I m sure the CM looks cool with the bars re-positioned. I suspect the throttle cables are too long now and may also be binding. Try routing the cables in a different way to take some of the slack out. Consider finding shorter cables or a different...

Motorcycle Repair: Thumper electrical problems, suzuki dr 600, high tension wire
suzuki dr 600, high tension wire, continuity test: Hi Jake, Sorry to hear that your MC is not working properly. I ll try and help. I recommend the service manual. It will pay for itself with the first service. The manual has all the specifications needed to conduct tests. Check pick-up coils for ignition...

Motorcycle Repair: Thundercat "bogs" at lowish rpm, micron exhaust, yzf600r
micron exhaust, yzf600r, shively: Hi Martin, Changes to the air intake, carburetors, engine, and exhaust requires correcting the air-fuel mixtures. Providing the carbs are clean and clear of varnished fuel, adding a bit of choke improves engine performance indicates the A/F mix needs...

Motorcycle Repair: TIMING, yamaha grizzly 600, punch mark
yamaha grizzly 600, punch mark, downward position: Tony, is it the valve timing you are looking for? If so align the I mark on your rotor with the mark on the crankcase to get your piston at TDC Slip the cam in with the lobes approx downward position. Loosely install the sprocket and chain. ...

Motorcycle Repair: TIRES, long steel tire irons, extra long steel tire irons
long steel tire irons, extra long steel tire irons, road safety issues: Hi Ron, You can change and balance tire easily at home. It s safe when done properly. Follow the information below and check out the following link: www.xs11.com/faq/tirefaq.shtml I prefer to use Motion Pro Extra Long Steel Tire Irons. I use 2 or 3 irons...

Motorcycle Repair: Tick on 2001 1100 shadow spirit, screw driver, shadow spirit
screw driver, shadow spirit, rocker arms: Hi Dave, I don t know of any specific problems with the primary gear on the Shadow Spirt. The source of the noise may be from the rocker arms or other parts. I would need to listen and investigate to give an accurate opinion. Respectfully, Mark Shivel...

Motorcycle Repair: Ticking sound coming from my bike, honda transalp, rear sprockets
honda transalp, rear sprockets, low gears: Hi Paul, Check valve clearances, too. Excessive clearance causes tapping sounds. Maybe the chain needs lubed. Chains cause a variety of sounds. Crankshaft or connecting rod caps make very loud, distinctive knocking sounds. You ll know if you hear...

Motorcycle Repair: Ticking starting to accure, exhust, conects
exhust, conects, pushrods: You might try changing to a synthic motor oil and that might help. If the ticking is the lifters you should be fine to go on your ride. If you had a bad lifter it would stop pumping up and you would get a loud rattle. It would not pump more at idle than...

Motorcycle Repair: Ticking, stock pipes, yamaha virago
stock pipes, yamaha virago, valve clearances: Hi Will, The ticking is probably from excessive valve clearance on one or more valves. Check and adjust the valve clearances. Better loose than tight; loose valves (excessive clearance) makes the ticking sounds and is harmless, while tight valves (less...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing, harley sportster, cam gears
harley sportster, cam gears, position thanks: Hi Joe. There should be T and F marks for each piston. They will be at different points on the timing plate. Each piston should be at TDC when you do the valve gap. When the timing plate is alligned to each mark, then each piston will be in the...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing a 1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim, yamaha 650 maxim, yamaha maxim 650
yamaha 650 maxim, yamaha maxim 650, plug caps: Hi Dwight. Backfiring will often occur due to one or more of the following factors; 1) Valve timing and gap. 2) Bad fuel. 3) Carbs being out of synch. This will also cause other proformance issues as well. 4) Cylinders not firing, causing heat...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing, static timing, pushrod
static timing, pushrod, timing light: Open the front exhaust pushrod so you can see it move. rotate the motor until the front pushrod is starting to close. remove the timing plug so you can see the flywheels. Keep rotating the motor slowly until you see the timing mark. No, go to the points and...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing, suzuki dr, valve clearance
suzuki dr, valve clearance, fuel system: Josh, I don t have a manual on that bike, but it sounds more like low compression or tight valve clearance. It could be a bent valve as I have seen that. You could check the fuel system, clean the carb, air filter etc, make sure it s getting fuel. I...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing adjustment for '82 Kawa KZ750N Spectre, fuel mixture, adjustment screw
fuel mixture, adjustment screw, chilton manual: Hi John, Go to this site and look at part number #16014. This is the air-fuel screw. It may be covered by a tamper plug. Remove the plug to adjust mixture. Finish by checking carburetor synchronization. http://buykawasaki.com/Default.asp?strContentURL=Site/Home/HomeSplash.asp?...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing Chain Master Link, endless chains, timing chains
endless chains, timing chains, sorry mike: Tony, Timing chains are endless chains. You won t find a master link designed for a timing chain. Nobody wants the liability. Separating the cases shouldn t harm the lower end. In fact, new gaskets would do the engine some good. It is a bit of work,...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing chain replacement on a xr75, honda xr75, timing chain replacement
honda xr75, timing chain replacement, sprocket: Hi Kelly, Q: ...is there a way to replace the timing chain without splitting the engine and pulling the crank? A: Negative Q: ...also is the crank sprocket replaceable or do you have to change the crank? A: The crank must be replaced....

Motorcycle Repair: Timing gears on 2001 Sportster, harley sportster, timing gears
harley sportster, timing gears, pinion gear: I do not have the option to send pics on here. When you install the gear to the pinion gear it will lign up my the marks on the pinion gear and cam gear. Lign the marks on each gear with the mark on the one beside it. Your best bet is to get a service manual...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing problem, exhaust pipes, tail pipes
exhaust pipes, tail pipes, lock nuts: Hi Don. This sounds like you have either a short in the wiring to the ignition system, your coil for #1 and #3 has failed or there is a fuel supply issue to the carbs in question. This is not a timing issue. The fact that the exhaust pipes at those...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing and setting valves, honda cbr600, head gasket
honda cbr600, head gasket, volunteer time: Hi Dennis, Get the Service Manual. Find manuals and see michrofiche parts views at www.bikebandit.com My volunteer time is limited. I don t have time to type the extensive procedures found in the manuals, nor can I remember every procedure for...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing, internal combustion engines, suzuki 750
internal combustion engines, suzuki 750, powder substance: Hi Kevin, I suspect fuel left in the carburetors has varnished. If so, the carbs will need thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance. I return tech files by email. There was no email address with your question as requested. I ve pasted a couple...

Motorcycle Repair: Timming Chain adjustment, honda cb750k, 10mm nuts
honda cb750k, 10mm nuts, acorn nuts: Hi Jim, Ok at this point let me advise you on the prudent thing to do. The adjuster in the front works in conjuction with those acorn nuts in the rear of the block. The entire procedure is very tricky and if not done EXACTLY right could lead to engine disaster....

Motorcycle Repair: Tire Pulling, honda vt500, wheel bearings
honda vt500, wheel bearings, wheel alignment: Hi Michael, Worn tires and worn or loose bearings may cause the symptoms you ve described. Quick and simple inspection will reveal the cause. Best to have a local tech check this problem. He ll need to check steering stem bearings, wheel bearings,...

Motorcycle Repair: Tire removal, spoked rims, honda v30
spoked rims, honda v30, bicycle tire: Hi Rick. A warped rotor has nothing to do with the tire at all. It is the disc that the brakes apply pressure to in order to slow and stop your bike. If a warped rotor is the problem, then replace it. Now if you mean that the rim is warped, then...

Motorcycle Repair: Tire replacement on a 1986 Hoda Z50R, split rims, bill silver
split rims, bill silver, tire replacement: George.... Go to http://www.powersportspro.com/Partsfish/Login.asp and signup for a free look at the microfiche for your model You ll see that there is just a tire and tube. The leftover part was just the bead of the tire. It has to be removed so you...

Motorcycle Repair: Tire replacement, honda shadow 600cc, dangerous problem
honda shadow 600cc, dangerous problem, tire replacement: Hi Marshall. There is a reason that you need to take the bike to a shop to change the tire. Motorcycles, like any other wheeled vehicle, need the tires and wheels balanced when the tire is changed. An unbalanced wheel can become a serious and...

Motorcycle Repair: Tires, wheel bearings, green horn
wheel bearings, green horn, brake pads: First you need a way to jack up the bike. Once you have the bike just touching the floor, remove the front axle and jack up the bike higher to get the tire out. On the rear, remove the chain and axle. Jack the bike up higher to get the tire out. Dont worry...

Motorcycle Repair: TK carb id, internal combustion engines, carb id
internal combustion engines, carb id, question pool: Hi Stuart, I stumbled across your question in AllExperts Question Pool. I think that I can help you with the carburetors. I return tech information files by email. If interested, reply with your email address and I ll return tech files and related...

Motorcycle Repair: TL1000S Electrical(?) Problems, 1997 suzuki tl1000s, k n air filter
1997 suzuki tl1000s, k n air filter, exhaust pipes: Hi Sol, The TL1000 is an awesome MC. Love that thang! From the description given, I suspect the fuel in the carburetors have varnished during storage. This is very common, probably number one complaint with service departments every spring. Sta-Bil...

Motorcycle Repair: Top-End how to '83 kawasaki 750, borders bookstore, kawasaki 750
borders bookstore, kawasaki 750, motorcycle repair: Hi Bill. There is a number of publications that you can get. Look in the local Borders bookstore for books on motorcycle repair. They will be very general, but you should order the repair manual for your bike. That will have all of the info that you...

Motorcycle Repair: Top End Rebuild, suzuki rm 100, repair manual
suzuki rm 100, repair manual, gap: HI Perry. The top end may or may not need to be rebuilt. It may be a matter of doing a valve gap and timing on the bike, but instructions to do that and any other repairs will be in the repair manual. Just remember K.I.S.S. and check the easy to fix...

Motorcycle Repair: Top end noise, drag pipes, dyna 2000
drag pipes, dyna 2000, broken spring: The pinging you are refering to, might be either spark plug knock or the valve lash in the pushrods. Start by retarding the timing a little. This will help with spark plug knock. If its the pushrods he dealer might not have adjusted them right. Adjust them...

Motorcycle Repair: Top-end problem with 82 Honda 750f?, low gears, intake leak
low gears, intake leak, gas mileage: Hi Chad, Maybe old gas? Intake leak? Gummed up air filter? improperly sync d carbs? Just a few things to look at... Actually what i just came across oday was a guy had a fuel filter which came too close to the engine, and melted part way closed, His bike...

Motorcycle Repair: Top end problem - S&S carb, vance and hines pipes, harley service
vance and hines pipes, harley service, gas milage: I think I would start by check the jetting in the carb. If youa re getting hesitation when you crack the throttle then the pumper is not open far enough. As to the top end, you might be hitting the rev limiter on the ignition Good luck and happy riding ...

Motorcycle Repair: Top end rebuild on 2005 kx250, wankel rotary engine, silicon carbide
wankel rotary engine, silicon carbide, ball hone: Hi Joe, Sorry for the delay. I ve tried replying several times over the past two days. AllExpert s servers must have be down. My experience with Nikasil coatings is to simply deglaze the cylinders. Review the following intel. I ll send the complete article...

Motorcycle Repair: Top end on an ultra, apear, compression test
apear, compression test, excellent condition: I am asked this question alot. When the top end needs done is determined by how the bike was maintained and how hard the bike was ridden. I have seen 80,000 miles on bikes with no motor wirk done. You can have a shop check it out for you, by doing a compression...

Motorcycle Repair: Torque setting for exhaust, air fuel mixture, propipe
air fuel mixture, propipe, dyna jet: There is no torque setting for the bolts you are talking about. Tighten them up snuggly. As to the carb. I would install a Dyna-jet kit if you change the pipes. This will rejet your bike and give you more throttle responce. You would also be changing the...

Motorcycle Repair: Torque values and thread sealant, hex head bolts, torque values
hex head bolts, torque values, engine torque: USE RED LOCTITE ON ALL BOLTS BIGGER THEN 1/4-20 THE TORQUE IS 27 FT LBS ON THE ENGINE CASE BOLTS AND THERE IS NO TORQUE SPEC S ON EXHAUST PIPE TO HEAD NUTS, AND FOOT PEG BRACKET TO CASE IS 15 FT LBS. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY WWW.SOUTHSIDESDYNO.COM 602-340-1266...

Motorcycle Repair: Torque, kawasaki zephyr 550, torque specs
kawasaki zephyr 550, torque specs, hotmail: Hi Roy, Q: ...I have replaced the gearbox on my Kawasaki Zephyr 550, Cranking gearbox casing, want setting for the bolts that do up to the crank, can you help? A: I m confused. Do you want torque specs for the engine cases (gear box casing)? or the...

Motorcycle Repair: Touching base, 82d airborne division, good luck with everything
82d airborne division, good luck with everything, 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: TRANSMISSION SLOP, slop, gears
slop, gears, good luck: You never said what model or year bike you have, but in general, yes you should be able to move the bike back and forth. There is some play in the chain as well as in the trans. If the trans was to tight it would bind or at worse burn the gears up. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: TRIUMP BONAVILLE, bonaville, battery cables
bonaville, battery cables, supply tank: Tony, -you will have to do some checking to see if it is a fuel problem or ignition related. -Get a new spark plug and check for spark. -If it is okay, check your fuel supply, tank vent fuel filter. If you can, try some carb cleaner or such in...

Motorcycle Repair: TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE GEAR BOX, drive sprocket, triumph bonneville
drive sprocket, triumph bonneville, highway speed: You can make the later 5 speeder fit with a little jiggery-pokery but the final drive ratio would remain the same, all that would achieve is a closer mid gear ratio, as standard though, top gear should be good for 112 mph so I m surprised that you find it...

Motorcycle Repair: TRX500FA transmition, 2 quarts, horrible noise
2 quarts, horrible noise, honda dealer: Being 2.2 quarts down is enough to cause trouble if you rode the machine long enough. I would take it back to them and ask them to find out what is wrong. Are they aware that the level was down so much? Had you experienced any trouble like this with it before?...

Motorcycle Repair: Tranny Fluid Blow out, vent hose, slide kit
vent hose, slide kit, sportsters: I thought I had answered theis question, but maybe I didn t. There can be only two ways this can happen. One is the vent is to low and coming out that way. The other is filling the trans to full. When you changed the oil how much fluid did you put in? Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: Tranny leaking 1340 evo, vent hose, hypoid gear
vent hose, hypoid gear, gear oil: He can use an 80/90 or 80/140 hypoid gear oil. But he should drain it completely and then refill it with only 20 ounces. Make sure it s a leak and not just coming down the back of the inner primary from the vent hose. With the tranny dipstick out, blow...

Motorcycle Repair: Tranny mainshaft fluid leak, fluid leak, happy thanksgiving
fluid leak, happy thanksgiving, trans fluid: There are two seals where you are talking about. One is the main seal and the other is the seal behind the race. Since you have it apart I would replace both and then check for leaks. Also, on the trans there is some play in the gears. Happy Thanksgiving...

Motorcycle Repair: Tranny Noise, friction zone, hd shop
friction zone, hd shop, clutch cable: First I would check the motor sprocket nut and the rear belt pully nut to make sure they are tight. If these are ok, then I would go ahead and pull the trans and see if you have a bearing going out or if somthing is loose inside. Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: Tranny seal, chain sprocket, clutch assembly
chain sprocket, clutch assembly, hard job: In order the replace the main seal on the tranny the following has to be removed. outer primary clutch assembly motor sprocket inner primary starter rear chain sprocket The seal is located behind the rear chain sprocket Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: Trans removal for shifter pawl problem?, harley shop, speed shifter
harley shop, speed shifter, arm assembly: No you dont need to remove the trans. You will have to remove the top cover as well as the inner primary so you can get to the shifter rod. I have ne way of telling you how much it will cost at a harley shop. All over the country they have different shop...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission, transmission gear, bikebandit com
transmission gear, bikebandit com, shively: Hi David, Good diagnosis approach. I know more experienced persons who would not have even thought of rotating the wheel through gears. Yes, a transmission gear or gears may worn or defective. You should have a local tech inspect the problem for you....

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission, yz 85, shively
yz 85, shively, 2003 yz: Hi Todd, Q: ...The engine runs great and I have first and second gear but a huge problem getting from second into the other three gears. It is almost impossible to get from second to third and from third to second. What did I do wrong? Both gear clusters...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission for 2003 GSX600RK3, 2003 suzuki gsxr, mechanical abilities
2003 suzuki gsxr, mechanical abilities, bikebandit com: Hi Everett, The transmission will need work. I don t know your mechanical abilities or level of knowledge, but this is major work. Complete engine disassembly. Second gear and it s mating gears will need replaced. Shifting forks and gaskets should bve...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission, clutch hydraulics, hydraulic clutch
clutch hydraulics, hydraulic clutch, shift linkage: Manny, If it goes in and out of 1st to neutral and nothing on the upshifts, first check the shift linkage carefully. If the bike has crashed or tipped over, the shift lever or linkage can get bent out of adjustment and sometimes will hit a footpeg bracket...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission clunk when changing gears, honda vt1100, shifting gears
honda vt1100, shifting gears, gn4: Hi Al. This is very normal for most bikes. If you read the really old issues of Road Rider magazine or Rider magazine, you will notice that, when they talk about reviewing the bikes that they test ride, they will often make mention of the bike making a...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission or clutch friction plates, honda scrambler, clutch friction
honda scrambler, clutch friction, shifting a motorcycle: Hi Eric, Gear Shifting Faulty: Doesn t go into gear; shift pedal doesn t return: Clutch not disengaging Shift fork bent or seized Gear stuck on the shaft Gear position lever binding Shift return spring weak or broken Shift return spring...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission Problem?, car parts stores, metal chips
car parts stores, metal chips, compression testers: Hi Rob, I love two-strokes. I once owned a KH400, I cannot remember which year. It came out with the H1 & H2 s or abouts, only it was a twin cylinder. A couple of things come to mind with your problem: Either the chain started to come off the sprocket,...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission problems on Harley motorcycle, mount victory ohio, harley motorcycle
mount victory ohio, harley motorcycle, brand new harley: I have seen this problem before. Installing the plug to tight causes the threads to strip out. I usually remove the pan when repairing it and instead of putting in a heli-coil I bore it out and install a steel insert. Then the problem will never happen again...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission removal, honda 500, trany
honda 500, trany, engine swap: Steve, am not thoroughly sure about the details of your question, but the transmission is connected to the clutch on the front, so if you are actually changing the whole transmission and not the rear cover, that must be released. The rear cover needs the...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission seal leak, vent hose, gene gene
vent hose, gene gene, gear oil: Gene before you do anything drain the tranny and fill it with 80/90 gear oil, only 22oz. Clean off the BACK of the inner primary with brakekleen and wash everything off good. Then run it and check for leaks. What happens with an overfilled tranny is the...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission, e mail address, float bowls
e mail address, float bowls, suzuki 650: Hi Tom, The fuel left in the float bowls has likely varnished. If so, the carburetors will need partially disassembled and thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance. I ll send tech information files to your email. Respectfully, Mark Shivel...

Motorcycle Repair: Tree headlights, fuse box, test light
fuse box, test light, fuel tank: Get a test light and start at the switch. Check to see if you have power coming in to the switch and going out. Follow the wires to the lights checking at each junction. If you dont have power coming into the switch then trace back to the power source. There...

Motorcycle Repair: Triumph 600, head bolts, head gasket
head bolts, head gasket, exhaust pipes: Brandon, no, you don t have to remove the valves. You should be able to remove the head after removing exhaust pipes, carbs or fuel injection, cam cover, cam chain tensioner and cam gears, oil lines and head bolts. There may be other things to remove,...

Motorcycle Repair: Triumph 750 brake assembly, haynes manual, rear brakes
haynes manual, rear brakes, information john: Derek A Haynes manual may have a little more information. My book shows the front master cylinder in exploded fashion, but the book is so old (printed in 73) that there weren t any hydraulic rear brakes mentioned. Naturally, I don t have a lot of experience...

Motorcycle Repair: Triumph Cub, search window, restorers
search window, restorers, google: Tom Yes, parts are available, but you are about to embark on an adventure involving suspense, expense, and frustration. There are numerous suppliers out there, ready and willing to take your money and send you the parts your heart desires. The main problem...

Motorcycle Repair: Triumph Mechanics, 82d airborne division, expertise thanks
82d airborne division, expertise thanks, northwest corner: 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: Triumph Speed twin 1966, speed twin, british bike
speed twin, british bike, white smoke: Hi James. You could be running slightly rich, but most likely, that is because of the need for new rings. White smoke is usually an indication that the engine is burning off some oil. I am not certain if that particular bike should be burning off...

Motorcycle Repair: Triumph T100R - 1969 US Model, 82d airborne division, engine numbers
82d airborne division, engine numbers, kalamunda: 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: Triumph T21 - electrical problem, zener diode, little devil
zener diode, little devil, electrical problem: Jim 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 I think you...

Motorcycle Repair: Trouble shooting, suzuki katana 750, rev limiter
suzuki katana 750, rev limiter, shively: Hi Will, Thanks for waiting. I ve been working some OT lately. I cannot diagnose the problem with the information provided. I would need to know more details and perform several checks to accurately diagnose the problem. I will send some tech files...

Motorcycle Repair: Troubleshoot 1971 Honda SL125 problem, honda sl125, plug caps
honda sl125, plug caps, question air: Hi Susan, When using starting fulid, leave throttle closed. Spray one second bursts into the carburetor opening while engine rotates. Cylinder vacuum will draw starting fluid into engine. Usually, one or two sprays is enough to start the engine. If more...

Motorcycle Repair: Tryign to start a 2004 gs500f, 2004 suzuki gs500f, trickle charger
2004 suzuki gs500f, trickle charger, dead battery: Never jump a battery with a car battery. To many amps and you are taking a chance of blowing up the bike battery. Remove it and put it on a trickle charger. The charger should be 2 amps. Check the water in it to make sure its full. After you have it charged...

Motorcycle Repair: TS185J crankcase oil., crankcase oil, motorcycle oil
crankcase oil, motorcycle oil, 10w40: John, these bikes had a short reach spark plug and then later models had a longer plug thread. I believe an NGK B7HS was standard with an optional B8HS. The B7HS is a hotter plug so if you ride hard you might want to start with a B8HS plug to prevent...

Motorcycle Repair: TT500, centrella, flat slide
centrella, flat slide, allexperts: Hi Justin, Check to make sure the accelerator pump is feeding enough gas to the engine. Also try adjusting the mixture screw to lean it out a bit(clockwise turn to lean, counter-clockwise to richen). This is not my field, though try asking Anthony Centrella...

Motorcycle Repair: TTR90 excelleration, needle jet, factory stock
needle jet, factory stock, kill switch: Assuming your carb is clean, Sounds like you re rich on your needle jet. Raise the clip (to lower (lean) the needle), try this one position and ride, then again if it doesn t do it. If you can not get it adjusted - run the bike at full throttle then kill...

Motorcycle Repair: TURN SIGNAL NO BLINKING VIRAGO XV750, virago xv750, rubber grommets
virago xv750, rubber grommets, yamaha xv750: one should be grounded to frame ,the other two are hot 1 is for running light the other is for blinkers then yur ground shoulgd go to the frame all bikes are different, if you need more help let me know ok.p.s please leave feedback for me,you can also nominate...

Motorcycle Repair: Tuff to no start Maxim, liquid droplets, bass ackwards
liquid droplets, bass ackwards, cold engine: Hi Chris, The problem is associated with aging and worn parts and how cold engine surfaces causes air-fuel vapor to reform into liquid droplets. This is a result of cold natured engines and hard starting problems. I m referring you to the below listed...

Motorcycle Repair: Tune up, honda 250, tank valve
honda 250, tank valve, float bowl: Bernard, -have you tried a new spark plug and/or checked that it has spark? Make sure you have the run/kill switch in the run position. Have the bike in neutral or side stand up and clutch pulled in. -check that the engine has compression, around...

Motorcycle Repair: Tune-up specs, suzuki dr350, valve clearance
suzuki dr350, valve clearance, shively: Hi Brad, My resources indicate the following specifications: 1990 DR350 valve clearance cold is: 0.08mm/0.20mm Intake/Out 1991 DR350 valve clearance cold is: in/out: 0.05-0.10mm/0.08-0.13mm Visit www.thumpertalk.com for more tech assistance....

Motorcycle Repair: Tune up and valves, haynes manuals, better business bureau
haynes manuals, better business bureau, motorcycle service: Hi John, Flat rates for motorcycle service in my area is about $50 per hour. A tune up may cost about $250. Independants are some of the finest techs. Independants may be over-qualified for a dealer (earn more on their own), under-qualified (lack...

Motorcycle Repair: Tuning a FLTCHUI, air fuel ratio, dynojet power commander
air fuel ratio, dynojet power commander, load controller: 1st Get rid of the Samsons and get a exhaust system that works. Nothing Samson makes works good!!. then have a Dynojet power commander installed and then tuned on a load controller dyno with a air/fuel ratio monitor. This it the only way to correctly tune...

Motorcycle Repair: Tuning the Mikuni 42 carb, air leaks, drag pipes
air leaks, drag pipes, durn: First your VOS switch should be plugged in at the brass vacuum port. The VOS is what makes the bike advance durning acceleration. The VOS switch is located just under the tank. It is round and has a wire going to is and a small vacuumn hose attached to it....

Motorcycle Repair: Tuning a super e Shorty carb, air fuel mixture, intermediate jet
air fuel mixture, intermediate jet, air fuel mixture screw: Start by locating the three screws on the top of the carb. the one on the left is the idle, center (large one) air/fuel mixture screw, and the one on the right is the pumper. Start the bike with fresh spark plugs and let it warm up. Turn the pumper screw inward...

Motorcycle Repair: Tuning, harley flt, stock cam
harley flt, stock cam, best bet: There is really nothing cheap when it comes to performance. Performance is based on the size of your wallet! You best bet is to go with a different cam. Since you are riding mostly 2 up I would go with a Andrews EV13 cam Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: Turbo my z1000?, z1000, 23 years
z1000, 23 years, kawasaki: hello stuart, on the turbo part, i have been working on bikes for over 23 years , and still untill this date i have never had confidence in trying to modify a turbo on an engine it can be done, but can also be a headache and prove to be very costly when...

Motorcycle Repair: Turbo?, gsx 250, combustion area
gsx 250, combustion area, there is no replacement for displacement: Hi Andrew, I am afraid that your engine size may be a bit too small to benifit from a turbo charger. Turbo chargers are intended to significantly increase air/fuel flow into the combustion chamber, driven by the engines exhaust pressure. This assumes the engine/vehicle...

Motorcycle Repair: Turbocharger or Supercharger Available, harley engines, supercharge kits
harley engines, supercharge kits, horse power: there is a kit from Arrowcharger. But turbos and superchargers are very expensive, a Axtell 88 inch kit is as good as any turbo and is half the price. I do not know of any supercharge kits. I have done turbos and superchargers and found the turbo to work...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn Signal Honda CL125S, left turn signal, connector wires
left turn signal, connector wires, bill silver: Larry, if the right side works fine and the left side is intermittent there are just a few possibilities.... Turn signal switch contacts are dirty inside.. kind of rare, but possible. One of the bulbs is loose or has poor contact at the base. One...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn Signals Honda CL125S, volt bulb, ground paths
volt bulb, ground paths, auto parts stores: Larry... do you mean neither side or neither of the front/rear on one side? If there are variances between sides, then the handlebar switch contacts are probably dirty. Remove the switch screws, split the two halves and spray some contact cleaner inside, while...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn Signals, turn signal switch, signal relay
turn signal switch, signal relay, circuit components: Hi Joe, I recommend getting a copy of the service manual. Review the procedures for testing suspect circuits and circuit components. I suspect a loose connection or corroded switch contacts. Trace voltage through the circuit, check electrical connectors,...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn signal blinks slow, left turn signal, fxrs sp
left turn signal, fxrs sp, jumper wire: Make sure you have a good ground for the turn signal. Run a jumper wire from the battery to the post on the switch and see if it blinks faster. If it does then you probably have a power problem or a bad switch. On the fuel gage, make sure you have a good...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn signal fuse blowing out, suzuki katana 600, amp fuse
suzuki katana 600, amp fuse, 2001 suzuki katana 600: Hi Steve. Putting a higher amp fuse in only delays the fuse blowing out. You have a short in the circuit somewhere between the fuse and one or more of the components. My guess, since it happens when the engine is hot, the short is in the wiring near...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn signal indicator, brake warning light, dual filament
brake warning light, dual filament, model bikes: Matt, http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/WiringDiagrams/CB650SC.jpg This may or may not be your specific model, as there were some OHC 650SCs as well as the later DOHC versions, like yours. However, Honda wiring is pretty much the same, especially in areas like...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn signal repair, bikebandit com, yamaha 750
bikebandit com, yamaha 750, signal repair: Hi Peter, You need to buy the service manual. It contains all the info you ll need for this repair, and more. It wil pay for itself with the first repair. Remove the lens by removing the fasteners in the lens. Remove the blinker stay by removing the...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn signals not blinking, suzuki dr 125, side blinkers
suzuki dr 125, side blinkers, shively: Hi Craig, I suggest contacting the manufacturer of the new turn signals for troubleshooting the problem. They may have a website or a call number with tech support. I suspect you re right about having front and rear use new style before circuits will...

Motorcycle Repair: Turn signals, defective components, ground connections
defective components, ground connections, voltage test: Hi Jeff, Perform an output test on the charging system to determine if the system is supplying adequate current and voltage. Test charging system components separately. Replace any defective components and perform output test again. Parts may be hard...

Motorcycle Repair: TW 200, yamaha tw 200, valve clearances
yamaha tw 200, valve clearances, valve adjustment: Hi Bill. Some engines use shims while some use threaded adjustments. I am not sure which one the engine in question uses, so I am just covering all the bases and getting you prepared for the potential for headaches so that you wouldn t get too many suprises....

Motorcycle Repair: TWEEKING EXHAUST, yamaha royal star, drag pipes
yamaha royal star, drag pipes, straight pipes: One thing you need to remember, the more open your exhaust the leaner the bike will run, so you will have to rejet the carb. I only work on harleys, but like I tell all the harley riders, straight pipes sounds loud, but they take away from the midrange power....

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam 2004 Dyna Wide Glide, air fuel ratio, load controller
air fuel ratio, load controller, harley davidson: The Harley Davidson up load did nothing but richen up your fuel curve across the entire rpm range. That is NOT the way to tune a EFI, Raising compression and changing you motor size you will have to have the bike tuned correctly. There is only one true way...

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam 88 Engine Dress Up Kits?, air fuel ratio, twin cam 88
air fuel ratio, twin cam 88, load controller: GET RID OF THE JUNK SAMPSON SLIP ON MUFFLERS AND INTALL WHITE BROTHERS E-SERIES 2 INTO 1 EXHAUST SYSTEM, THEN ADD A POWER COMMANDER 3R AND HAVE IT DYNOED TUNED ON A LOAD CONTROLLER DYNO WITH A AIR/FUEL RATIO MODUAL. ALL OTHER EXHAUST WILL ONLY KILL YOUR HORSE...

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam Cams 4 degree advance, screamin eagle cams, performance changes
screamin eagle cams, performance changes, sorry john: Sorry John I don t have any first-hand info. Gear drive cams of course will have gear whine as opposed to stock chain noise. But Harley offers a number of different Screamin Eagle cams for different results like low, mid, or high end performance changes....

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam Cooling: Fan or Oil Cooler?, engine oil cooler, southside johnny
engine oil cooler, southside johnny, 99a: Hi Stephan. we use them both here in phoenix where it does not drop below 80 degrees at nite and as hi as 114 in the day. I would start off with the oil cooler first and if the bike still runs hot then install the fan. Also Stay away from full synth oils....

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam EFI Performance, efi performance, dynojet power commander
efi performance, dynojet power commander, gas mileage: the bike is running to lean. The ONLY WAT TO CORRECTLY TUNE THE BIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a Dynojet power commander USB installed and then have it tuned with them making you a custom map. You will never get the bike tuned correctly any other...

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam oiling issues, oil pumps, softail standard
oil pumps, softail standard, oil tank: Your tank sits higher than the oil pump, so some oil leaked past the check valve into the bottom end. When you changed the oil, you ended up overfilling it, due to the fact you didnt get all the oil out. When you change your oil always warm the bike up so...

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam popping/stalling, mixture problem, vance and hines
mixture problem, vance and hines, horse power: the carb is too lean. also you willl NEVER get the bike to run right or jetted correctly with the exhaust system you haved installed. Get rid of the shortshots before you make the motor blow up. Install a set of white brothers E-Series 2 into 1 exhaust system...

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam Rocker Box Swap, mechanical skills, happy new year
mechanical skills, happy new year, twin cam: You should be able to do the work without any problem. Just remove the top cover and the lower cover. You will have to take the components out of the lower cover and reinstall them. Make sure you use new gaskets and you will do fine. Happy new year Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam Softail, whick, oil drain
whick, oil drain, twin cam: Plug for the primary is located under the primary at the back. Drain and fill to the bottom of the cover over the clutch. the oil drain is a hose under the bike whick will have a plug in it. remove the plug and drain. Fill to the marki on the dipstick. trans...

Motorcycle Repair: Twin Cam, vance and hines pipes, twin cam 88
vance and hines pipes, twin cam 88, stroker kit: FIRST START BY SHOOTING THE GUY WHO TOLD YOU TO PUT THE JUNK PARTS THAT YOU PUT ON YOUR BIKE. THOSE PARTS JUST DONT WORK WORTH A SHIT. JUNK THE 203 CAMS AND THE VANCE AND HINES CRAP.AND CALL ME AND I TELL YOU THE CORRECT PARTS TO USE TO MAKE YOUE 88 INCH...

Motorcycle Repair: TX650 -No power, battery terminals, hygrometer
battery terminals, hygrometer, electrical power: Hi Mark. As old as the bike is, it could be a lot of different things. 1) Start with the battery. Check it with a meter and a hygrometer. If the hygrometer shows one or more bad cells, then replace it. 2) Check the wiring for shorts, grounds,...

Motorcycle Repair: Can't open goldwing trunk, wingthings texas, fire axe
wingthings texas, fire axe, bikebandit com: Hi John, Sorry, but I have no experience with this problem. I would have to try various things, including lock pick rakes, in attemt to disassemble the lock/latch assy. I have had cable and lever problems that were easily fixed, but not a lock assy....

Motorcycle Repair: Can't open trunk, needle nose pliers, fire axe
needle nose pliers, fire axe, open trunk: John, I suspect the lock linkage has come unattached. Use a pair of long tip needle nose pliers or suitable tool. Reach tips up and behind middle truck lock latch and get hold of metal lock linkage. Push linkage upwards to release lock. Once trunk...

Motorcycle Repair: can`t shift to netural when stopped, clutch basket, clutch plates
clutch basket, clutch plates, 1970 flh: Finding netural in Harleys seems to be a inherent problem. On the shifter drum there is just a small space for netural and its tough to find. Since you changed trans it shouldnt be that hard.Try running a different synthetic oil in the trans and see if that...

Motorcycle Repair: t100c exhaust system 1970 triumph, 82d airborne division, exhaust pipes
82d airborne division, exhaust pipes, soilders: Bill 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 FUN...

Motorcycle Repair: t120r triumph engine, spade lugs, wire alternator
spade lugs, wire alternator, alternator output: Difficult to say Ken, they could be the 2 wires which come from the ignition pickup, but a T120R would as you say have a 2 wire alternator. red wire: positive coil black wire: negative coil yellow/white: coil black/white: to pickup black/yellow: to picki...

Motorcycle Repair: tach instal, sportster, speedometer
sportster, speedometer, good luck: since you are installing a aftermarket tach and you are not sure on the #3 hole I am going to refer you to the manufacture. I dont want to tell you wrong and have the tach burn up. Check on the net for the company that made the tach and they should have a...

Motorcycle Repair: tach wiring, sportster custom, harley dealership
sportster custom, harley dealership, duetch: hate to do this, but I am going to refer you to your harley dealership. Give them a call for advise. My book says that the signal wire should be pink. I dont want to tell you somthing wrong and you short out things. Soory I couldnt be more help Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: tachometer gear removal, quality fasteners, kawasaki ltd
quality fasteners, kawasaki ltd, screw head: Hi Wayne, I need to see the condition of the fastener to comment on removal. In the meantime, review the following information and see if you can apply any of the techniques. If you send me an image, I may be able to give an opinion. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: tachometer problem, strange happend, long periods
strange happend, long periods, tachs: Hi Steve. Actually, this is a common problem with the electronic tachs on every make that has them. It means that a small amount of water has gotten into either the guage or the pickup. It should correct itself. You may also notice this problem if you...

Motorcycle Repair: tachometer, 1981 honda cx500, gas tank
1981 honda cx500, gas tank, thin metal: Hi Steve. On that one, I am not certain. It sounds as if the book you have is the OWNER s manual, which is almost useless for repair work. You need to get the REPAIR manual. It will tell you for certain as well as show you how to access it correctly....

Motorcycle Repair: tail light for Honda nighthawk, conductor wire, light switches
conductor wire, light switches, light bulbs: Hi Richard, A fuse may be the source of the problem, though I suspect a loose, corroded, or other conductor wire problem. Maybe even a poor ground connection. Inspect the tail/stop light socket for evidence of corrosion. Clean the socket contacts as...

Motorcycle Repair: tail lights, harley davidson road king, silver bullets
harley davidson road king, silver bullets, nice mc: Hi Pete, You have a nice MC! Check the left bulb for blown stop/turn element. Check continuity through bulb s electrical contacts on bottom, and side of base. Otherwise, check circuit grounds for tight, clean connections. Respectfully, Mark Shively...

Motorcycle Repair: taillight, honda nighthawk 650, 1985 honda nighthawk 650
honda nighthawk 650, 1985 honda nighthawk 650, 1985 honda nighthawk: Hi Brian. Here s what to do for this; 1) Smack your forehead with the heal of your hand and loudly say DOH!! (That part is optional), then pull the taillight bulb and look at it. You will find (99.99999% probability) that the taillight has burned...

Motorcycle Repair: taking bike out of storage, fxrs, right direction
fxrs, right direction, good luck: Your going the right direction. One thing you might have to do is remove the carb and clean it. Usually the carb gets plugged up from sitting with gas in it. When you change the fluids, make sure you warm the bike up so you drain all the junk out that settled....

Motorcycle Repair: taking bike out of storage, kawasaki 250, new spark
kawasaki 250, new spark, shively: Hi Dylan, I would check the spark plug s condition first. I would check the carburetor for gas gumming or varnishing next. This is very common. Usually requires cleaning the carb and plug. Call your local dealer for the correct spark plug. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: taking motor out of 1985 goldwing, clutch slave cylinder, trolley jack
clutch slave cylinder, trolley jack, vicegrips: http://www.txwingz.com/images/removal.doc http://www.goldwingfacts.com/GoldwingTips.htm GL1200, 1100 & 1000 Engine Removal Tips. One shortcut I use is to unbolt the carb manifolds from the heads and just leave the carbs & air filter housing in place...

Motorcycle Repair: tank liner removal, gas tank liner, nuts and bolts
gas tank liner, nuts and bolts, indian scout: Hey Rob, Try using acetone or muriatic acid diluted with water.Carefull not to spill on painted area for it will damage surface.KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON IT.You may also have to place some nuts and bolts inside of tank to swish around to help agitate the liner...

Motorcycle Repair: tank rust, yamaha r6, rust
yamaha r6, rust, falcon: Hi Eddie. There s not much you can do to stop rust, but you can stave it off. Just pull the tank and reseal it. The kit is about 20 or 30 dollars, is quite simple to do and it will take the bike out of service for about 24 hours, but it will stop the...

Motorcycle Repair: tanks, fatbob tanks, sportsters
fatbob tanks, sportsters, xlh: Your going to have to do some modification to the frame to make them work. There are no tabs for the tanks you want to fit. What you will have to do is hole the tanks to the frame and see what tabs you need to make as well as where to place them. They do make...

Motorcycle Repair: From 'tapered' to 'splined', bikers choice, whem
bikers choice, whem, harley: They started using them around 1991. There are kits out there to change them over to splined. Check with Bikers choice. You can find them on the web. Part number is 41-1442 You would have to remove the trans to do the work. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: techometer problem, strange happend, semi conductor
strange happend, semi conductor, shively: Hi Steve, This is the first I ve heard of this. It could be a damaged circuit board or semi-conductor, etc. Or water could be shorting a component. I suggest searching for websites dedicated to YZF6R s. Some have message boards for posting things...

Motorcycle Repair: How to tell if a bike is a California Model, suzuki katana 600, 1993 suzuki katana 600
suzuki katana 600, 1993 suzuki katana 600, reed valves: Hi John, Visit www.bikebandit.com and view their Suzuki microfiche. Compare the parts with those on the microfiche Cali model. The clean air system can be modified though it s a Federal violation. Mums the word from me. Check online forums such as...

Motorcycle Repair: temp gauge, honda cbr 600, motorcycle usa
honda cbr 600, motorcycle usa, shively: Hi Paul, That problem may be a defective guage, problem with the wiring or sensors, or other. Try asking the same question on websites such as: http://forum.motorcycle-usa.com/?f=18 http://speedzilla.zeroforum.com/zeromain http://www.sportbikez.net/phorum/list.php?f=13...

Motorcycle Repair: temperature gauge readout, coolant level, temperature gauge
coolant level, temperature gauge, proper assessment: Hi Chris. Since you didn t tell me anything about the bike beyond the overheating, I have to give you the info on both air/oil-cooled bikes and liquid-cooled bikes. Sitting at idle, the bike has no air flowing over it, so the heat does not shed as easily....

Motorcycle Repair: temperature gauge, honda cbr600, coolant pump
honda cbr600, coolant pump, air pockets: Pretty new stuff for me, even though it is 14 years old. Could be bad gauge , bad wiring to the gauge, bad temp sender, bad temp sender wiring, possible overvoltage in the circuit, either charging or regulating issues. I don t have any wiring diagrams...

Motorcycle Repair: How to test electrical components, fuel air mixture, honda z50
fuel air mixture, honda z50, compression gauge: The &!@^%*#! Thing Won t Start Oh boy is this irritating... It s definitely frustrating when you can t get your MC started. The first thing to do is a process of elimination: In order for an engine to start and run, it needs 3 things: 1. Spark at the...

Motorcycle Repair: how to test an ignition coil, heritage springer, spark plug wire
heritage springer, spark plug wire, battery tender: What you need to do is remove the spark plugs and attach the wires to the plug wire and hold the plug to the head and then turn it over so see if you have a good spark. If you are getting spark then check to see if you are getting fuel to the motor. Remove...

Motorcycle Repair: How to test magneto output, yamaha dt250, volt system
yamaha dt250, volt system, rmp: Matt, usually the larger coil is for lighting and charging, they can output between 15 and 30 volts AC on a six volt system. The other coil will have a lower resistance reading and can output up to a hundred volts to charge the ignition coil. The readings...

Motorcycle Repair: How to test a stator, style engine, stator
style engine, stator, voltage regulator: Since you have changed the voltage regulator and the the battery is good and the wiring fine then it has to be the stator. I have seen stators test ok and then remove them to find that they are bad. Insulation off the wire and when the bike is running it is...

Motorcycle Repair: testing a coil, spark plug wires, ohm meter
spark plug wires, ohm meter, honda dealer: You test the coil with an OHM meter. There is a primary side, (where the wires attach) and a secondary side (where the spark plug wires go). You would have to check with a Honda dealer to see how to do the test, since I only work on Harleys. Good luck and...

Motorcycle Repair: testing engine fan, motor windings, bikebandit com
motor windings, bikebandit com, switch fan: Mick, Check continuity (and Ohm resistance) of the fan motor windings. You can check the conductors and connectors, thermo-switch (fan sw), temperature sensor, and thermostat. You ll have to have the Service/Repair Manual to learn the test values and...

Motorcycle Repair: thanks for your help. now another question, octane booster, advance mechanism
octane booster, advance mechanism, bill silver: Nick, I am glad you tracked down the problem. As far as fuel goes, they will run fine on Premimum Fuel w/o octane booster or lead additives. You may or may not feel a difference with the octane booster, but if the bike is tuned to OEM specs and the intake...

Motorcycle Repair: how to do every thing to hondas, salvage yards, bill silver
salvage yards, bill silver, shop manuals: Jonathan, sorry I can t hold your hand through an entire restoration/repair project. There are lots of shop manuals and books about restoration of motorcycles, depending on what kind of Honda you choose that can take you through the process, for the most part....

Motorcycle Repair: one last thing, air filter system, rubber diaphragms
air filter system, rubber diaphragms, spark advance: Jesse, they will run that hard IF the compression is even and around 175 psi, the valves are set correctly, the camchain is tensioned properly, the timing and spark advance are correct, the mufflers are original, the air filter system is original and clean,...

Motorcycle Repair: I think my 1977 Yamaha Enduro DT100 is dead, worst case scenario, crystal powder
worst case scenario, crystal powder, dt100: Hi Lynne, Simple fix; When gasoline goes bad with age, it gels and eventually hardens into a crystal powder. The carburetor needs removed and thoroughly cleaned to remove the varnished fuel. Worst case scenario, the carb may need replaced. I need your...

Motorcycle Repair: I think my 1977 Yamaha Enduro DT100 is dead, piston rings, dt100
piston rings, dt100, minimum specs: Hi Lynne. Did you clean the carb out? I mean a proper, disassembly cleaning. This becomes a common problem with bikes that have spent too long in storage without being properly set up for it. What happens is that the fuel that is left in the system...

Motorcycle Repair: I think my 85 honda has a stuck thermostat, radiator fluid, radiator cap
radiator fluid, radiator cap, reserve tank: Dustin, it isn t worth trying to fix a thermostat, they don t cost that much. Same with the rad cap. Some places used to test rad caps but probably don t bother much anymore. Better just to replace them if your temperature is not reading correctly....

Motorcycle Repair: what do you think, motorcycle mechanic, local bike shop
motorcycle mechanic, local bike shop, jet skis: I think its a rewarding career. I do enjoy working on Harleys. You sound like you are really interested. That is a plus for you. At the bikes get more tech you will have ot keep up. I read all the time when the shop is closed to keep current. It will be a...

Motorcycle Repair: thinking of buying an early..., honda cb450, ebay auctions
honda cb450, ebay auctions, cb honda: You really can t just browse through suppliers for these kinds of parts anymore. Mufflers are quite rare, even fork boots. My regular suggestions include: www.westernhillshonda.com www.cmsnl.com www.davidsilverspares.com www.ohiocycle.com www.olypen.com/retro...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle, carburater, throttle cable
carburater, throttle cable, shively: Hi Brant, I would need to see the parts to offer you some ideas of how you may make repairs. Can you send images? If so, my email address is: mshively1@woh.rr.com What year, make, model, (and engine brand) is this hot rod? Respectfully, Mark Shively...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle, throttle cables, brass cylinder
throttle cables, brass cylinder, throttle cable: Locate the adjusters for the throttle cable and idle cable. Loosen the lock nut and turn the adjuster inward to shorted the cable. Remove the two screws that holds the cover for the throttle cable. Under it you will see the cables going into the grip. The...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle adjustment, pivit point, throttle cables
pivit point, throttle cables, throttle cable: There is no adjustment to make the throttle cable pull farther. All you can do is take the slack out of the cable. If there is to much slack then you can adjust it. Look on the cable and you will see the adjuster. You might be opening the carb all the way...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle cable, ds80, throttle cable
ds80, throttle cable, allexpert: Hi Zac, Images are not possible on AllExpert s servers. I recommend that you get a copy of the repair manual. It has illustrated procedures for this and other repairs. Please follow my intructions and AllExpert s instructions for asking future questions....

Motorcycle Repair: throttle cable, throttle cable, happy medium
throttle cable, happy medium, dirtbike: Hi Terry. When this happpens, it is almost always because the cable is routed wrong. Many folks just don t realise that the cable routing is as critical as having the right cable. Try rerouting the cable differently and see what happens. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle cable on 70 mini trail 50, little butterfly, honda shop
little butterfly, honda shop, release the spring: http://www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/login.asp sign up, log in, choose HONDA, then Z50A and 1976 will do. Go to the HANDLEBAR TOP BRIDGE CABLE selection and there you are. Maybe you are fighting the set screw at the bottom of the throttle drum...?...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle cable adjust - EVO FXSTC, cable holder, fxstc
cable holder, fxstc, throttle cable: Idle cable should be adjusted first. Take up all the slack until the cable housing just seats against the spring in the cable holder on the side of the carb. Then take up the slack on the throttle cable until there is just a little play left. If the throttle...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle cable adjustment, locknut, rubber boot
locknut, rubber boot, throttle cable: Follow the cable from the handle and you will find the adjuster. It should be covered by a rubber boot. Slide the boot out of the way and you will see a locknut. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjuster to make the cable longer to take the slack out. Re-tighten...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle cable on handle bars, throttle cables, handle bars
throttle cables, handle bars, gas tank: Hi Don, I find it easiest to remove cables at the throttle end. Nothing will spring out. Remember how it comes apart. Have confidence and just get into it. Work slowly and examine things as they are as you work. Gas tank should come off for best access,...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle cable, 47cc pocket bike, venturi effect
47cc pocket bike, venturi effect, butterfly valve: Hi Brant. I couldn t tell you what is wrong with it until I know what the specifics of the carb are. Is it a butterfly valve on the carb or is it a needle valve type? The needle valve uses a vacuum to actuate a piston with a needle valve to open the...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle cables and clutch cable and brake line, ape hangers, throttle cables
ape hangers, throttle cables, clutch cable: the way to determine what length cables you need is to first mount the risers and handle bars. Now hold up the old cables to the location where they go and measure what more you need to add. Dont forget, you will also have to lengthen the wires going to the...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle and carb.???, cm400t honda, throttle return spring
cm400t honda, throttle return spring, throttle cables: Hi Tom, The narrative description is a little confusing. Usually, when the throttle return spring fails to close the throttle, the cables are improperly routed. Other causes include: twisted, pinched, bound, wrong cables, and rusted or non-lubricated...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle/carburetor, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Don, Yes. Fuel left in the carburetors has likely varnished. See the information below to learn more about cleaning carbs. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By M. Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and in as little as 3-4 weeks. This...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle chop method, chop, combustion
chop, combustion, clutch: Hi, plugs will tell you alot about the way an engine is running. The throttle chop means to kill the engine quickly after a hard run. The plugs will remember that last 30 seconds or so of combustion. Just run at the speed you want to check plug condition...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle linkage / throttle cables 1989 ZX-7R, throttle cables, throttle linkage
throttle cables, throttle linkage, zx 7r: Hi Jeff. On a push-pull cable setup, when the throttle is all the way foreward (idle), the carbs should all be pulling together. What they are pulling is only important to performance. They should not change their comparative pressures because the throttle...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle problem 04 Ninja 500, airbox, shively
airbox, shively, ductwork: Hi Kyle, Please follow my instructions for posting a question. Can you provide any history of repairs, storage, modifications, crashes, or other information about this MC? Include your email address with question so I may return repair information files....

Motorcycle Repair: throttle pump, good luck
good luck: What the pump does is give the motor a shot of fuel when you get on the throttle, like when you pass. It should be closed as far as possible so that you dont waste fuel, but it doesnt bog the bike when getting on the throttle Good luck and happy riding ...

Motorcycle Repair: no throttle response, cylinder head gasket, fuel air mixture
cylinder head gasket, fuel air mixture, piston ring: Hi Colin, Review the following troubleshooting topics. I think investigating these topics will locate the source of the problem. I ll send a few tech files to your email addy, too. Respectfully, Mark Shively Fuel/air mixture incorrect: ...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle response, throttle position sensor, yz250f
throttle position sensor, yz250f, throttle response: Has is always done this? Assuming pipe and all is stock here are some things that come to mind. Is gas good quality and fresh? Clean air filter, check plug, check carb float height, check jetting according to manual (you may need an adjustment for your location...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle response, honda shadow ace, honda shadow ace 750
honda shadow ace, honda shadow ace 750, throttle cables: Karin, The cable s length may not fit properly, or may not be routed properly, or may be binding. It may be a combination of these or other. When the handlebars are turned lock to lock, the cables are being pulled. Engine rpm may increase if the engine...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle trouble, gastank, quarter turn
gastank, quarter turn, gas tank: Hi Rick. What s the condition of the spark plug? Is the electrode covered in fuel or blackened? If it is, the bike is running rich. Lean the mixture a quarter turn at a time (in) and ride the bike, then inspect the spark plug. Clean and replace...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle won't respond when hot, harley dealer, 883 sportster
harley dealer, 883 sportster, customer service number: That is somthing that a dealer will not help you with your bike under warrenty! I think I would go to another shop and complain to harley main office. You can get their customer service number off the web. there are several things that can cause this problem....

Motorcycle Repair: throttle won't reverse itself, gas leaks, honda cbr
gas leaks, honda cbr, tank vents: Don, -check the throttle spring, but most likely it is the throttle tube or grip sticking. Sometimes the end of the grip will rub on the handlebar. Just loosen and clean or lube it with something thin.(armor-all) Possibly a sticky cable also. -check...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle, design specs, handlebar
design specs, handlebar, range of motion: Hi Paul. The problem with rerouting cables is that they, oftentimes, do not work correctly after being routed differently from their design specs. I would test them out before making any routing changes permanent. Make sure that they work correctly...

Motorcycle Repair: throwout bearing, shovel, clutch
shovel, clutch, rollers: If you have to keep adjusting the clutch inside the primary then the throwout bearing is probably bad. When it goes out the clutch rod end burns and gets shorter, so the clutch doesnt work. You can also remove it and check it. If its bad its either burned...

Motorcycle Repair: throwout bearing, rear exhaust, fxb
rear exhaust, fxb, kick starter: The throwout bearing is located under the cover on the end of the trans on the right side of the bike. Remove the rear exhaust if it is in the way. Drain the trans. remove the cover. Under it you will see a rod with the throw out bearing on the end of it....

Motorcycle Repair: ticking 1200 evolution, sportster custom, hydraulic lifters
sportster custom, hydraulic lifters, engine temp: Your dealer is right, its the hydraulic units that are ticking. Putting in the jet kit wont help or the finned valve covers. The only thing you can do is change the units to stop the ticking. Try complaning to harley itself, not he dealer and you might get...

Motorcycle Repair: tightening spokes, honda crf 250x, wheel bearings
honda crf 250x, wheel bearings, dull thud: Brian, You are correct there is a pattern to it, and once done - all you need to do after that is check before each ride or two, i ll get to that... Here is how you should tighten your spokes. Start at a point that s easy to remember, like next to the...

Motorcycle Repair: time problem, ninja 600, compression check
ninja 600, compression check, time problem: Hi Joe, I recommend that you get a copy of the Service Manual. The information is extensive and I don t have time to text it out for you, respectfully. If you re performing such tests and making repairs, you ll need the information in the manual. The...

Motorcycle Repair: timing, punch marks, mid nineties
punch marks, mid nineties, honda st1100: Hi Dave, Sorry for the long delay in responding. My PC has been down for several days. I cannot remember the procedure for timing belts on the ST s. I haven t done one since mid nineties. I ve checked on line with negative results, and will continue...

Motorcycle Repair: timing, bill silver, camshaft
bill silver, camshaft, honda xl185s: So, did you understand the answer to your question? When you ask a question, please be specific. I do this for free and it takes me more time to try to figure out what you are asking, than it does when a specific, detailed question is asked. I hope you understand...

Motorcycle Repair: timing, local public library, valve clearances
local public library, valve clearances, easter holiday: Hi Melissa, The procedure for checking and adjusting valve clearances are easy, but too much for me to text. Get a copy of the service manual (repair manual) and learn about the procedure. The service manual has illustrated procedures and important warning...

Motorcycle Repair: timing, cigarette paper, compression stroke
cigarette paper, compression stroke, magnetos: George, -Triumph magnetos are usually set fully advanced or the advance cable or weights moved into the full advance position. -If this is your first time setting this up I suggest doing it more simply by turning the engine until the intake valve...

Motorcycle Repair: timing 1979 shovelhead, timing light, test light
timing light, test light, shovelhead: To set the points, find the high spot on the lobe and set the points at .018 To set the timing. rotate the motor to TDC. Using a test light at the points, rotate the timing plate just until the light goes on. Start the bike and using a timing light, locate...

Motorcycle Repair: timing for 1982 honda xl185s, head cavity, punch mark
head cavity, punch mark, bikebandit com: James...... Ignition timing???? Cam timing??? Gotta be more specific in your questions. Flywheel markings have T (top dead center) and F (firing mark). For cam timing set crankshaft position to T mark on flywheel. Rotate camshaft in head so the...

Motorcycle Repair: timing for 1988 suzuki DR200J, tdc mark, cam lobes
tdc mark, cam lobes, time bike: Thomas, I am unsure of what gears you mean exactly, Is the engine apart and you need to time the camshaft gear? If this is so, you can set the piston at TDC and cam lobes down, the mark on the cam gear should be up and the TDC mark on the magneto should...

Motorcycle Repair: timing, honda cb360, point gap
honda cb360, point gap, osciliscope: Hi Bill, You re on the right path. I suspect ignition timing and point gaps need finely tuned. An osciliscope is dandy in the garage. : ) Set point gap and then set timing. The exact procedure and specs are in the service manual. Sorry, I don t have...

Motorcycle Repair: timing, timing hole, fxe
timing hole, fxe, shine the light: You are going to need a timing light and a clear timing plug. Remove the timing plug from the left side of the motor. It is at the top of the case in the center. Install the clear timing plug. Start the bike and let it warm up. You will need to run the bike...