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Motorcycle Repair: 1984 nighthwak 750s, float bowls, dead battery
float bowls, dead battery, fuel filter: Chad, I hate to state the obvious but you need to figure out if it s, fuel, spark, gas or just a dead battery. Start by charging the battery. Pull the spark plugs, and make sure they have spark. If it has spark and the battery is okay, it s probably fuel....

Motorcycle Repair: 1985 honda, honda shadow vt700, electronic ignition units
honda shadow vt700, electronic ignition units, crank case: Start by pulling the plugs to see if the one on the side that s not running is wet. If it is the problem could be lack of spark. Try swaping the plugs to see if the problem moves to the other side (while rare, it is possible for a new plug to be defective)....

Motorcycle Repair: 1985 honda 110 3 wheeler clutch, honda 110, spanner nut
honda 110, spanner nut, spring pressure: Karen, it s not a real tough job but it will take some special tools. There s spanner socket you ll need to make. There s a cover in the center of the clutch housing that will have to be removed. Under that cover you will find a spanner nut to remove. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1986 Honda Rebel CMX250, honda rebel cmx250, rebel 250
honda rebel cmx250, rebel 250, bill silver: Tim, GOOD first assumption! Honda coils seldom fail and two would not fail together in a million years. The most likely cause would be a failed pulse generator http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cmx250c-rebel-250-1986-us_model7292/partslist/E++09.html a failed...

Motorcycle Repair: 1987 honda magna 700, honda magna, owners group
honda magna, owners group, honda: A wrench, usually, if it is bolted on. Sometimes you just flip as lever under the seat. Or use the ignition key to open a seat lock. It all depends on the bike and if you don t have the owners manual, you can try seeking out an owners group online to see if...

Motorcycle Repair: 1987 yamaha pw 50, yamaha pw 50, 2 stroke motors
yamaha pw 50, 2 stroke motors, partslist: Darrin, I don t know a lot about a PW Yamaha 50, but I do recall that they had an unusual handlebar switch to KILL the engine, I think. For the engine to run, you have to have: Fuel... metered at the right amount at the right time Spark... Strong spark...

Motorcycle Repair: 1988 honda shadow cooling system, honda shadow 1100, overflow tube
honda shadow 1100, overflow tube, radiator fan: Sorry for the delayed response, I ve been out in the yard burying a drain pipe. Tony, it sounds like the pressure cap isn t maintaining the pressure on the system and the coolant is boiling in the engine. When boiling occurs, it rapidly expands and pumps...

Motorcycle Repair: 1988 honda shadow vt6, honda shadow, honda dealer
honda shadow, honda dealer, irreparable damage: I m guessing that you lost the original key or it didn t come with the bike. I do not recommend taking apart motorcycle ignition switches - it is highly unlikely that a locksmith has any experience on them and would more likely do irreparable damage to it....

Motorcycle Repair: 1989 cbr 600, houseofmotorcycles, pan gasket
houseofmotorcycles, pan gasket, honda motorcycle: Dan, you can go to sites like: http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-cbr600f-1989/o/m2036 and look through the illustrations to see what a matching part would look like. Most probably the noise/cause is camchain tensioner guide parts....

Motorcycle Repair: 1990 fzr 1000, alternate power source, v twins
alternate power source, v twins, dirt bikes: The fuel pump is most likely not your problem, the bike sat, flush the fuel tank and fill with fresh fuel...take the carbs off, clean them manually, this means running a very thin wire thru every jet you remove to completely clean the jets inside and to return...

Motorcycle Repair: 1993 Kawasaki Ninja 600 Won't Start, kawasaki ninja 600, starter solenoid
kawasaki ninja 600, starter solenoid, google: When you press the START button you should hear the starter solenoid click. If it doesn t click the problem is probably either the solenoid itself, dirty contacts in the START button or the wiring between them. Information on how to test these parts should...

Motorcycle Repair: 1995 vt1100c honda shadow clutch pushrod oil seal, crank case, honda shadow
crank case, honda shadow, vt1100c: The vast majority of clutch pushrod seals do not require anything more than pulling the seal out and pressing in the new one. BUT... Honda, of all makes, can be wierd, take the 1980 CB650 for example, the countershaft seal requires that you split the cases...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Harley Davidson 883 Hugger, harley davidson 883, reply thanks
harley davidson 883, reply thanks, small drain: There is no really easy way or any quick steps to changing the battery. Its a pain! You dont have anyway to check the oil in the forks, unless you just drain them. There is no dipstick. If you change the oil, you have to have teh front tire off the ground....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Kawasaki Concours, high octane gas, ape cam chain tensioner
high octane gas, ape cam chain tensioner, kawasaki concours: You didn t say why the bike was torn down in the first place, was it a runner before tear-down ? You didn t say whether you checked for spark in those cylinders, but I would say that you have tight valves in those two cylinders and no, or very low, compression...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Honda VFR charging system problem, honda vfr, regulator rectifier
honda vfr, regulator rectifier, rear cowl: Without being able to test the components on your bike I would say a bad ground somewhere causing an undo resistance at ground and this could explain the heat. You said an upgraded rr.... maybe contact that vendor with the heat question ?? Other tah that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 honda shadow vt1100 bucking/stall, honda shadow spirit, mechanix gloves
honda shadow spirit, mechanix gloves, shadow vt1100: It sounds like a jetting issue, With slip-ons you shouldn t have to do any significant jetting...have you pulled the plugs and looked at the color of the burn on them ? If it is dark and sooty then you have a rich condition, if it is very light, almost white...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Ultra, drian, oil drain
drian, oil drain, oil pan: Look under the bike from the right. Close to you, on the oil pan and to the center is the trans drain. Look to the left side of the pan and foward is the oil drain. On the primary, look on the primary cover, close to the rear and you will see the drain Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 honda elite 50 cc, honda elite, elite forum
honda elite, elite forum, air breather: With ref to the starter, sounds like perhaps an interlock is active, perhaps the neutral light switch? The main jet needs clearing for the other problem, it sounds like. It is getting too much air, not enough fuel. Perhaps it has two chokes and one is...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 SV650 electrical problems, key switch, electrical problems
key switch, electrical problems, sv650: Ok I have given this one some thought... and I am unsure how the switch caused the starter to go BUT... I would say the switch shorted internally causing the starter action and then failed completely, causing the deadness you speak of... try a new main key...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 ninja, throttle cables, clymers
throttle cables, clymers, issuse: the opposite of how you took the cables off of the carb. honestly if you are connecting the wrong cable this might be your problem, or just look, and try to figure how it goes in there... you could look at another one of those bikes and this could help, the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Roadking bogs down, simce, senser
simce, senser, vance and hines: It sounds like either your throttle position senser is going bad or the bike needs to be remapped. Since it has done this since you owned it, I would be more inclined to believe that it needs to be remapped. It was probably never done when the pipes were added....

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 honda shadow 750 ace, honda shadow 750, honda shadow 750 ace
honda shadow 750, honda shadow 750 ace, fuse panel: It sounds like you may have blown a fuse or maybe damaged an electrical connector. I would start by testing every fuse with an ohm meter or a fuse tester. Read through the manual and make sure you know where every fuse on the bike is before you start -...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 honda shadow ace 750, honda shadow ace, honda shadow ace 750
honda shadow ace, honda shadow ace 750, motorcycle batteries: The thing that makes no sense is if the charger lights you up then the battery, if good, will too....the charger doesn t have the amperage to turn over the engine but they both supply the voltage to light things up... see where I m going ? Put a volt meter...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Honda Shadow VLX tires, honda shadow vlx, dish soap
honda shadow vlx, dish soap, 2004 honda shadow vlx: To replace the stem it should require the tire bead be broken... this can be done with the wheel on the bike but the stem cannot be removed and replaced from the outside, it needs to be done from inside the rim. You can break the bead and hold the tire to...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Sportster 1200 electrical problems, harley shop, stator
harley shop, stator, sportster 1200: Its either the regulator or the stator. You would have to test the stator to see what the problem is. Charge the battery fully and at the battery see what voltage the bike is making at around 2000 RPM. If its less than 13.5 then you next need to test the stator....

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Yamaha VStar 1100 Classic, spark plug cable, yamaha vstar
spark plug cable, yamaha vstar, rear cylinder: Thanks, Jeff! I m assuming you rejetted the carbs after the baffles were added to the exhaust and not before, is that correct? If so, did you synchronise the carbs afterwards? As for the light yellow and solid blue , I m guessing you re referring to...

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 Harley Nightster, 2007 harley nightster, harley dealer
2007 harley nightster, harley dealer, stock intake: Mike, if the bike did it right in front of the service manager and no action was taken by them, I would immediately take the bike to another Harley dealer. As the bike is an 07 I am assuming there is still some warranty left on it - that means you have the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 nightster starting issues, starter wire, negative cable
starter wire, negative cable, starter relay: If you are running that kind of voltage, it is not your charging system. After checking the cables are you still having the same problem? Also, when it does not start, do you just hear a clicking sound? If you do, check the power at the starter from the starter...

Motorcycle Repair: 2008 kawasaki zx10 ticking, 2008 kawasaki zx10, brand new bike
2008 kawasaki zx10, brand new bike, header pipe: First this bike being new I would take it to the dealer and see if they can help under warranty, other than that maybe insurance can cover the dealers diagnosis.... without looking at it and hearing this noise...??? Check out the options I presented to you.......

Motorcycle Repair: 2008 Yamaha VMax, hex screws, yamaha
hex screws, yamaha: Honestly, I would have to go to a shop and look at one of these to figure this out... you said per the manual..... do you have a service manual ? If not buy one, it will tell you what you need to knoe. If you don t want to pay the dough for the service manual...

Motorcycle Repair: 2009 road glide exhaust upgrades, stock harley, rear cylinder
stock harley, rear cylinder, cylinder deactivation: What I do is connect tot he bike with a computer and change the settings on the ECM without adding anything. Harley can remapp, but they do it a little different. What they do is a download to your ECM. If you want to add a unit the power commander is about...

Motorcycle Repair: 2nd gear slip on 02 yamah R6, yamaha r6, yamah
yamaha r6, yamah, cosmetic damage: From your description... check the chain and sprockets... are they worn, chain loose, sprockets hooked, etc...? There is considerable torque in the lower gears, this is where a jumping feeling will occur, especially with a bike with so much power. If chain...

Motorcycle Repair: 34 mukini carbs, timing parameters, mukini
timing parameters, mukini, mrhonda: Terry, not a good question for MrHonda.... I would check with SUDCO or http://www.viragoownersclub.org/main.htm for their suggestions. Carb jetting depends on many variables, like intake tract length, exhaust tract length and back pressure, plus cam...

Motorcycle Repair: 5-speed in 4-speed frame, clutch basket, speed frame
clutch basket, speed frame, fxs: It will fit the frame, but the inner primary wont line up and the clutch basket wont work either, so you would have to do alot of modification. there are some companies out there that make 5 speed guts for a 4 speed housing, which would be less work Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 600 Katana, bikebandit com, suzuki motorcycle
bikebandit com, suzuki motorcycle, fusible links: Dustin, if you are asking non-Honda questions, give more information like the YEAR of production, please. I arbitrarily used this page... http://www.bikebandit.com/suzuki-motorcycle-gsx600fk1-katana-2001/o/m6166 Lousy illustrations, however.... Basically...

Motorcycle Repair: 69 sporty timing, hot rodder, timing hole
hot rodder, timing hole, timing light: What you want to do is install the plug or hold your finger over the hole. Set up the timing light on the front plug. Start the bike and you are looking for the timing mark, which will be a line. You are timing to 35 degrees advanced Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: 75 Honda Trail 90, honda trail 90, path of least resistance
honda trail 90, path of least resistance, running down the road: Lance, it sounds like you have some high resistance in the ignition system somewhere. Check the mounting of the coil to make sure the frame under where it mounts is clean and has a good clean ground. If that s okay check the other connections back to the...

Motorcycle Repair: 75 xl 175 honda, plug hole, flywheel
plug hole, flywheel, carbs: Steve, for any engine to run it need the three things you mentioned but you have to have them in the correct amount. First, make sure the battery is charged. Check compression..it needs to be at 140 psi or higher. Check the timing to make sure it s firing...

Motorcycle Repair: 78' superglide doesnt start, starter solenoid, clutch gear
starter solenoid, clutch gear, starter button: What you need to do is take a test light and pushing the starter button and see if there is power going to the starter solenoid from the relay. If not, the the relay is bad. If you do then, check to see if power is going to the starter from the relay. If not,...

Motorcycle Repair: 79 CB750K Headgasket replacement, blown head gasket, gasket surfaces
blown head gasket, gasket surfaces, overflow tube: Dave, glad that you got the carb problem fixed up okay. I am not sure to what extent you mean blown head gasket. Inline fours have a tendency to leak oil at the edges of the gaskets, due to the oil pressure coming up through the passages which are sealed...

Motorcycle Repair: 800cc suzuki intruder, clutch master cylinder, suzuki intruder
clutch master cylinder, suzuki intruder, clutch plates: Paul, the little rubber cup you mentioned is quite probably the culprit here. It creates a seal so that the fluid is pressurised when the lever is pulled, allowing the clutch plates to separate. I hate to say it, but I believe you need a clutch master cylinder...

Motorcycle Repair: 81 honda 500cx, blown head gaskets, electrosport
blown head gaskets, electrosport, street model: Mike, blown head gaskets on CX500s are not unheard of, but I would definitely change the thermostat first, then be sure that you bleed all the air out of the system and check the fan for damage. CX500 fans tended to crack at the hub, causing them to wobble...

Motorcycle Repair: Why did the '81 shovelhead ship with offset cylinder timings?, fire ignition, car motors
fire ignition, car motors, v twin: Harley have made pretty much the same setup since they starter making the v-twin. Both cylinder rods run off the same crank pin. Since the flywheels run square to the cylinders, the front piston will always hit TDC before the rear. They also use a duel fire...

Motorcycle Repair: '81 Yamaha XS650 with no spark, key switch, xs650
key switch, xs650, fuses: have you replaced all fuses yet ? if so do continuity checks thru the key switch and rt handlebar switch on the ignition circuits...you will need a wiring diagram,and a manual has this in it.... make sure though... The ignition ignitor unit could have...

Motorcycle Repair: 82 110 atc, overflow tube, fuel leaks
overflow tube, fuel leaks, dirt: Chad, the needle and seat in the carb is not shutting the fuel off so the fuel continues to flow into the bowl and out the overflow tube. It could be leaking because the float is set too high, the needle and seat could be worn out or there could be dirt in...

Motorcycle Repair: '82 V45 Sabre Regulator High Voltage Output, rectifier unit, zener diode
rectifier unit, zener diode, wire connections: Sometimes excessive voltge is caused by resistance between the green wire to the regultor/rectifier unit and the negative terminal of the battery. The regulator can only regulate the voltage between it s + and - terminals. If there is resistance between the...

Motorcycle Repair: 83 Honda Shadow, selector fork, transmission gears
selector fork, transmission gears, honda shadow: When bikes jump out of gear it usually means a worn transmission, although perhaps you are not shifting into the gears fully. Make sure that you shift deliberately and completely when changing gear. If it is always the same gear, it may be a bent selector...

Motorcycle Repair: 83 sportster xls, fuel mixture, air fuel
fuel mixture, air fuel, carburetor: In the top of the carb, towards the back you will see a plug. the screw is located underneith it. What you have to do is drill a small hole in the plug and use a screw and pliers to pull it out. Be careful drilling it. The screw is just under the plug, so...

Motorcycle Repair: 83 xj750 midnight maxim issues, motorcycle mechanic, motorcycle engines
motorcycle mechanic, motorcycle engines, xj750: Elijah, that little cylinder that is clicking is probably the starter relay. It will always click when the start button is pressed, but if the battery is weak it will not have enough power to turn the starter. Which is what I think the problem is in this case...

Motorcycle Repair: 85 fxr electrical, torque starter, battery cables
torque starter, battery cables, police bike: You have a short which is causing the wires to over heat and the clickin you hear is the breaker kicking out and then when it cools, kicks back in. I would check both ends of the positive cables to make sure they are tight and then retry. If it is still doing...

Motorcycle Repair: 85 Honda Goldwing Aspencade air compressor, honda goldwing aspencade, park position
honda goldwing aspencade, park position, joining a group: From what I have been able to figure out, you have to turn the key to the Park position to use the onboard compressor to fill the tires. I found this information at http://www.goldwingfacts.com I highly recommend joining a group like this that specializes...

Motorcycle Repair: '85 honda shadow 500, electrical, header pipes, combustion chamber
header pipes, combustion chamber, sparking plug: when running the bike check the heat of both header pipes... is one cold ? if one of them is cold You might have a bad plug cap, you could have water in the carbs and a fouled plug.... A sparking plug, out in the atmosphere only means that there is some spark....

Motorcycle Repair: 85 Maxim Fast Idle, repair manual, carbs
repair manual, carbs, three minutes: It sounds like your carbs need a tuning and synchronisation. This is a relatively inexpensive procedure or, if you have a service/repair manual and are handy with tools, something you can do yourself. Here s an online article about how to synch carbs, it...

Motorcycle Repair: 85 yamaha maxim 700, clymer manual, vacuum lines
clymer manual, vacuum lines, best bet: Ken, you will probably need more than a diagram to get the bike running properly again. If ether is the only way to get it started when cold you need to clean, tune and synchronise the carbs as well as check/replace all the vacuum lines and intake boots. Your...

Motorcycle Repair: 86 suzuki intruder wont start, suzuki intruder, wire spray
suzuki intruder, wire spray, atmospheric air: Hi, Whenever a bike sits for an extwended period of time, sometimes for only one or two months, the gas in the carb goes stale, the small jets in the carb get clogged and if the bike has an advanced case of this, say if it sits a year, the gas in the carb...

Motorcycle Repair: 883 Sportster Won't Start, turn signals, starter button
turn signals, starter button, test light: you probably have a short int eh electrical system. What you need to do is start by checking with a test light, at the ignition switch to see if when you turn the key on you have power. then follow the power to the fuses and then keep folowing until you find...

Motorcycle Repair: 89 flstc, regulator rectifier, plug wires
regulator rectifier, plug wires, stator: the coil should have 3.2 OHms on the primary side. Should be around 15,000 on the seconday side. Plug wires should be around 10,000 If you change to points, then you need to get a coil made for points. Accel makes a good one Good luck and happy riding ...

Motorcycle Repair: 92 honda cb750, honda cb750, dual shocks
honda cb750, dual shocks, rear shocks: This bike has dual shocks, there is a preload adjuster at the bottom of the shock that will allow for the first 1/4-1/2 of the travel have a higher spring rate, as far as I can remember there is no damping adjustment on these shocks, but some of these models...

Motorcycle Repair: 94 fatboy harley, condencer, firer
condencer, firer, starter button: I assumed you had points since you stated that you had a condenser. Do you have points or electronic ignition? What was your voltage at the battery with the bike running at 2000 RPM? Changing the plugs wires from one plug tot he other does nothing, since you...

Motorcycle Repair: 94 SPORTSTER, rpms, clutch
rpms, clutch, good luck: I cant think of a reason for the new ignition switch causing thing, unless there is a short in the wiring. I would put the old switch back in and see if the bike still does it. If it does, then you know there is a problem other than the switch. If it doesnt,...

Motorcycle Repair: 94.Yamaha Virago 750, yamaha virago 750, valve seals
yamaha virago 750, valve seals, engine smoke: Sounds like your valves are not seating. Best thing to do is a compression test, also check if the crankcase is building up pressure by feeling the crankcase vent. The compression test should give results around 140-190psi and the readings should be the...

Motorcycle Repair: 98 fatboy carborated and stalling as if out of fuel, petcock, fatboy
petcock, fatboy, good luck: First, remove the hose from the carb and see if you get a as flow through the hose. If you dont get any or not much then you see to remove the petcock and check the screen in it. If you have a vaccumn operated petcock then to check the petcock you would have...

Motorcycle Repair: 98 fatboy stalling, timing light, plug wires
timing light, plug wires, fatboy: First thing I would do is let the bike warm up and go for a short ride so it will quit running. Pull the plugs and see if you are getting any spark. If you are not, then your ignition is probably bad. As to the plugs fouling. You would need to test the coil...

Motorcycle Repair: !998 Road King speratic starting, senser, fuel injection
senser, fuel injection, tantrums: It sounds like when you are trying to start it that the fuel injectors are not opening up enough or the motor temp senser is not working all the time. Your best bet it to get a dianostic run on the bike. If you dont, you will be changing parts until you...

Motorcycle Repair: Adjust clutch on 2007 883 sporster, fifth gear, clutch
fifth gear, clutch, bottoms: Loosen the adjuster onthe cable so you have some slack in it. Open the derby cover on the primary and you will see the adjuster on the clutch. Adjust the bolt in the center of the clutch so it just bottoms out and then back it out about 1/8 of a turn. Now...

Motorcycle Repair: acceleration problem, air fuel mixture, cb650
air fuel mixture, cb650, valve clearance: Sorry for the delayed response, I ve been out in the yard burying a drain pipe. Joe the problem could be too rich or too lean of an air fuel mixture. When it looses power, apply a little choke and seei if it picks up. If it does, it s too lean. THe float...

Motorcycle Repair: Battery Sensor, yamaha maxim, oem resources
yamaha maxim, oem resources, gimmic: try holding the end, where the sensor was, to ground, does the light go out ? Aused bike junkyard is a possibility for one of these.... If the light goes out then grounded then you could just ground it or you could tape that end up and remobe the bulb in...

Motorcycle Repair: Bike has weak spark., honda dirt bikes, honda xr200r
honda dirt bikes, honda xr200r, stator coil: Rob, the low resistance indicates the coils are shorted internally. The insulation on the wires has broken down and the copper wires are touching each other. That type of a failure can happen anytime. It could be age related, vibration temperature or any...

Motorcycle Repair: Brake Light stays on, harley 1340, fxstc
harley 1340, fxstc, problem thanks: Unplug the wires from the rear switch. That way you can tell if its the front or rear thats the problem. If its the front, which it probably is then remove the lever and push the button with a screwdriver. You will probably find that the switch is bad Good...

Motorcycle Repair: Brake lights, running light, test light
running light, test light, harley davidson: Look on the old bulb and you will see the bulb number and that is the one you need. On the testing of the bulb, at the sides of the bulb it is make brass. That brass part is the ground for the bulb. One the bottom of the bulb there should be two pins. One...

Motorcycle Repair: Brakes won't bleed, cb 550, vacuum pump
cb 550, vacuum pump, resivoir: Tyler, it sounds like the bleeder screw is plugged up or the brake lines have swelled up internally and are constricting the flow. You should be able to draw fluid from the reservoir down to the slave cylinder by putting the vacuum line on the bleeder screw....

Motorcycle Repair: Break problems 1983 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD, kawasaki kz550, caliper pistons
kawasaki kz550, caliper pistons, wheel cylinders: I re-read this question and have your answer, you are bleeding down at the caliper and the master cylinder needs bleeding first. Bleed the mc at the banjo bolt till no air bubbles come out then go to the capiper and do the same, this should do it. P...

Motorcycle Repair: bad spark, vt 500, eratic
vt 500, eratic, unit thanks: Richard, there are three parts to the ignition system. The pulse coils, the ignition modules and the coils. The coils have to be well grounded to get them to work. You can check the pulse coils with a VOM. They should have about 3.4 ohms of resistance....

Motorcycle Repair: my bike help me please!!!!, suzuki dirt bike, friends dad
suzuki dirt bike, friends dad, cbx1000: I m not sure about the exact layout, but the kickstart area is in the transmission, and there should be some oil in there. If you crank seals are really bad, then this oil could have contaminated the spark plug, and spark plugs sometimes work when tested...

Motorcycle Repair: bike problem, water in the air, fuel pump
water in the air, fuel pump, air filter: It would really help if you had told me what make and model of bike you have... all I can tell from your post is that it has a fuel pump, which means it has fuel injection. I m guessing you either got water in the air filter/intake system and/or the electrical/ignition...

Motorcycle Repair: bike revs to high in neutral, honda cb 450, throttle grip
honda cb 450, throttle grip, speed adjustment: It is most likely that the idle speed adjustment is out of whack. To adjust it, follow the throttle cable all the way from the throttle grip at the handlebar to where it attaches to the carbs. Take a close look at the linkage it attaches to and you will see...

Motorcycle Repair: bike has been not started in fifthteen years, honda cb 750, brake job
honda cb 750, brake job, bores: Almost certainly a carburettor clean job, chainlube, brake job, possibly stuck valves, try to take the plugs out and put a little diesel fuel down the bores before trying to turn the engine over. If the bike was dry, you may get away with it, but more then...

Motorcycle Repair: boiling batt, stator, pole to pole
stator, pole to pole, acv: When you chaeck pole to pole on the stator you should show some resistance, so your stator is probably bad. 19 volts is still to high and you will have a problem with the battery. You should be getting around 13.5 volts at the battery at around 2000 RPM. There...

Motorcycle Repair: boiling battery, ac volts, charging system
ac volts, charging system, ohm meter: If your charging system is putting out 24 volts at 2000 RPM, then you have a charging system problem. I would start by testing the stator to see what its putting out. You didnt say what year the bike is, but you should be around 60 AC volts at 2000 RPM. Also,...

Motorcycle Repair: brakes, rear brake pads, brake pads
rear brake pads, brake pads, sportster: There are two pins on the caliber, close to the top, which holds the brake pads in. remove the pins and the pads will drop out. Be careful and watch how they drop out. The pads are different, so put the new ones back the same way Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: breather oil, mikuni carb, gear failure
mikuni carb, gear failure, heritage softail: What happened was some oil weeped into the bottom end. When you started the bike the oil in the bottom end cant be pumped back to the tank fast enough, so it goes out the breather. If you filled the oil tank then the oil will come out it as well. Your check...

Motorcycle Repair: CB 125 SE 1972, wire loom, spark generator
wire loom, spark generator, main key: Brenden, the black and white wire to the coils is the power wire into the coils. It should have 6 volts when the ignition key is turned on. The yellow or blue wire going to the points is the ground coil circuit and the plug fires when the points open breaking...

Motorcycle Repair: CB350 Magnetic Drain Plug, metal shavings, bill silver
metal shavings, bill silver, drain plug: Jonathan... Contact this company and see if they will supply a magnet for you or modify yours. Or just drill a hole in the drain plug and epoxy a magnet in place. You could use a flat one, too, just make sure it is secure. http://www.magneticdrainplug.com/index.html...

Motorcycle Repair: CB350 oil and smoke, high crankcase pressure, crank case
high crankcase pressure, crank case, breather tube: Initially I would ask... is the oil level too high ? Crankcase pressure can rise from too high oil level, and it can rise from blow by due to worn rings...Check the oil level. Do a compression check, is it low ? The old Triumphs would do this because they...

Motorcycle Repair: CB400F steering bearings, honda cb400f, torque specs
honda cb400f, torque specs, lock nut: The bearings will tighten up when you tighten up the nut on the top of the stearing stem. You will have to leave them slightly loose and when you tighten up the lock nut, it will reduce some of the clearance. It will take some trial and error to get it right....

Motorcycle Repair: Charging problem, regulator rectifier, digital multimeter
regulator rectifier, digital multimeter, pulse generators: Ok, Jeff, that helped a lot. The fact that the voltage at the battery terminals does not go above 12V narrows the problem down to the regulator/rectifier and alternator. As you already know the location of the reg/rect, and I assume that you have a digital...

Motorcycle Repair: CL250S won't start when foggy, honda cl250s, dense fog
honda cl250s, dense fog, dampness: Tom, that s new one for me. It sounds like a high voltage leak in the coils, coil wires or spark boots. The dampness will create a circuit to ground somewhere. You are looking for a place where rain won t get to but the damp air can. I d start at the coils...

Motorcycle Repair: Clutch cable, clutch cable, pivot arm
clutch cable, pivot arm, sportster: Looking at the arm that it is attached to you will see 3 bolts around it. remove the bolts and the pivot arm will slip out and you can remove the cable, by pivoting the clip in the arm. there is a flat and it will slip out Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: Clutch issues, clutch master cylinder, clutch basket
clutch master cylinder, clutch basket, clutch assembly: First make sure the clutch master cylinder is bled correctly, air in the line will not let the clutch disengage fully.Second,if #1 didn t work, the clutch needs to be disassymbled and the parts inside need to be checked.You need a parts diagram to verify that...

Motorcycle Repair: Clutch Noise, clutch basket, belt pulley
clutch basket, belt pulley, noise question: The whirling could be a be acouple of things. The nut on the clutch basket is loose or the nut on the belt pulley is loose. Either one would cause the noise. In order to check them you would have to pull the primary and inner primary. Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: CX500 won't start, engine cranks, honda cx500
engine cranks, honda cx500, air mixture: Rob, you need to have compression of 140 psi or higher, the right fuel to air mixture, and the ignition timing set correctly. You can quickly see if it has spark by pulling the plugs and lay them on the head as you crank the engine. You should see a crisp...

Motorcycle Repair: caburator spitting, rean, pushrod
rean, pushrod, intake valve: If the bike rean without spitting before the top end job then it is either a leaking intake or exhaust, a intake valve leaking or a exhsust valve leaking. If you have solid pushrods then it could be a pushrod to tight as well. If wont be the electronic ignition....

Motorcycle Repair: cam bolt torque specs, bolt torque specs, oil drain plug
bolt torque specs, oil drain plug, suzuki gs500: Cyl. 1 is the left cyl, sitting on the bike. Torque Settings These settings apply to the GS500 model years 1989 - 1999. It is likely that later model years use the same values in most cases, but it is strongly recommended that this be verified with a...

Motorcycle Repair: carb backfire, plug wires, good luck
plug wires, good luck, soft tail: I would test the coil and plug wires to make sure they are good. One wire or one side of the coil might be weak. Also, I would check the timing. If you are to retarted in the timing, the bike will run hotter and cause the problem you describe Good luck and...

Motorcycle Repair: carb troubleshooting, yamaha grizzly atv, pilot jet
yamaha grizzly atv, pilot jet, orifices: when you cleaned the carb you did not clean the pilot circuit, the choke is acting as the pilot circuit. you need to clean the pilot jet with a fine wire and carb spray, also clean the pilot circuit in the carb body you need to see the carb spray go thru these...

Motorcycle Repair: cb 750 backfires on downshift, lean mixture, cb 750
lean mixture, cb 750, timing advance: Sorry for the delayed response, I ve been out in the yard burying a drain pipe. Richard, they are not related. The backfiring is from a lean mixture on the idle air adjustment. If you turn the screws in a little, it will richen up the mixture. The full...

Motorcycle Repair: chain replacement, honda shadow spirit, countershaft sprocket
honda shadow spirit, countershaft sprocket, chain and sprockets: the masterlink is of the pressed on variety, requiring a chainbreaker or grinder to remove, the sprockets need to be inspected before replacing the chain because if they are worn too, and chances they are then they need replacing with the chain. If you put...

Motorcycle Repair: changing back tire., iron horse, spacers
iron horse, spacers, pulley: You have to jack up the bike so there is no weight on the wheel. remove the axle and jack up the bike and the wheel will drop out. the spacers will drop out to, so make sure you get them back in the same place. Once you can get your hands in there, remov ethe...

Motorcycle Repair: charging problems 81 honda 500d, volt ohm meter, head gaskets
volt ohm meter, head gaskets, yellow wires: Mike, there are three parts that could cause the battery not to charge. You can check the stator with a volt ohm meter. The three yellow wires out of the stator should have equal resistance between them and no continuity to ground. If that checks out, it...

Motorcycle Repair: cl, punch mark, center punch
punch mark, center punch, engine case: Those we pretty decent bikes with no major problems. There are a few recalls on them but you can tell by looking at the engine serial number. There should be a center punch mark on the engine case on or around the serial number. That s how honda indicated...

Motorcycle Repair: cl350 engine case lost part, stud bolts, rubber pieces
stud bolts, rubber pieces, size thread: Sorry for the delayed response, I ve been out in the yard burying a drain pipe. Mark, if it were me, I d go to the hardware store and buy a 8x58 mm bolt or longer and cut the head off and just tap it for the right size thread. As far as getting the rubber...

Motorcycle Repair: cl350 engine parts, stud bolts, rubber pieces
stud bolts, rubber pieces, roller assembly: Honda makes an amazing amout of stuff for these bikes, still...try the dealer. You could use 55x8mm bolts but it would look bad. 20.00 for nos eom studs ?? maybe just do that.... there are a million and 30 of these bikes in every backyard, try getting them...

Motorcycle Repair: clutch lever effort on 1972 sl350, worm screw, clutch lever
worm screw, clutch lever, clutch cable: Kevin, inside the clutch lifter worm screw there should be a 1/4 in. or 6 mm diameter steel ball. It s pretty common for those to be lost when someone replaces a clutch cable. If that ball is not there, it puts the worm screw at the extreme end of the ramp...

Motorcycle Repair: clutch wont fully engage, clutch lever, clutch cable
clutch lever, clutch cable, adjustment screw: Check the adjustment on the clutch. It is not releasing all the way. Loosen the clutch cable so there is slack in it. remov ehte derboy cover and in the center of the clutch you will see the adjustment screw. Loosen it and turn it out a little, now turn it...

Motorcycle Repair: cx500 oilseals, outer rim, gear lever
outer rim, gear lever, crankcase: Iain, I m pretty sure you can still get those from Honda. You can pop those out with a seal puller and the grease up the inside and outside of the new seal and drive it in. Not a big deal but you have to be careful not to peal the rubber off the outer rim...

Motorcycle Repair: DT 175 Yamaha 1979, dt175, petcock
dt175, petcock, good shape: There could be a few possibilities...Put in a new plug, yours could have fouled from the crash. Did the bike fall on the points side ? Could the points be closed beyond specs? They should have a gap of .014-.016 but if they are adjusted you will need to adjust...

Motorcycle Repair: Dyna kickstand, kickstand, dyna
kickstand, dyna, pivot: Remove the bolt at the top of the stand which hold it on. The stand willslide out and remove the spring. Install the new one back in the holder with the spring. You will have to strech the spring to get it in and its tough. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: front drum brakes, emery cloth, drum brakes
emery cloth, drum brakes, cam shaft: Thomas, I could only find illustrations for a 1994-96 model http://www.cmsnl.com/suzuki-ax100-1994-r_model13112/partslist/FIG38.html Take the whole brake panel apart.... clean and lubricate the brake cam shaft and put a drop of grease on the cam flats...

Motorcycle Repair: front drum brakes, drum brakes, new shoes
drum brakes, new shoes, ax100: boyh shoes should vove when the brake cam is actuated, see why the one is not moving, those brakes are very simple, you might need new shoes andd can use the old springs, the shoes go on the opposite of the way the old ones come off... look closely at the...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing, plug gaps, yamaha xs650
plug gaps, yamaha xs650, side pipe: Yes, you could try to static time it and see if that is the issue. I believe your bike has the old style points ignition system, so it is quite possible they need to be gapped and set. I found an online forum for XS650 owners, if you re not a member already...

Motorcycle Repair: Exhaust Leak, honda interceptor, precise answer
honda interceptor, precise answer, exhaust valve: You d get a much more precise answer about repair costs if you asked a bike shop, really. :-) Phone a few in your area and see who has the best price - which may not necessarily mean the best service, though. Ask your friends who they trust to repair their...

Motorcycle Repair: electric, starter solenoid, starter relay
starter solenoid, starter relay, starter button: In order the get a wiring diagram, you would have to get a service manual for your bike. It would have a wiring diagram. The wires are as follows. Looking at the end of the regulator, with the posts facing you, the center one black from the starter button,...

Motorcycle Repair: electric on a honda gl500, honda gl500 silverwing, rectifier unit
honda gl500 silverwing, rectifier unit, regulator rectifier: You should read about 14V across the battery when the engine is running at more than 3000 RPM. It can be a bit lower at idle, but not as low as 7.7V. A few possible causes come to mind: - There are 3 yellow wires that come from the alternator s stator...

Motorcycle Repair: electrical, stator, ac voltage
stator, ac voltage, voltage regulator: What you need to do is test the stator. Charge the battery. unplug the regulator. Do a OHMs test ont he stator plug. If grounded, its bad. Next, start the bike and at the stator pins, check the AC voltage. You should be showing around 60 volts at 2000 RPM....

Motorcycle Repair: electrical issues with a 91 sporty, ac volts, clutch basket
ac volts, clutch basket, electrical issues: First, you need to test the stator, which is what you have. Do a OHMs test from ground to each wire after you unplug the regulator. Then start the bike and at the stator you should have about 60 AC volts at 2000 RPM. If the stator passes, the the regulator...

Motorcycle Repair: Front end wobble, kickstand, potholes
kickstand, potholes, front end wobble: Even though the tire is not that old, it might have a bad spot in it or is worn in a spot. the other problem could be a steering neck bearing problem. Tighten the steering neck bearing a little. Lean the bike over on the kickstand so the front tire is off...

Motorcycle Repair: engine revving too high after carbs cleaned, google search, occurence
google search, occurence, google: David, I had never heard of a 66 Yamaha YR2C until you mentioned it. I did a Google search and came up with a few images, it looks like a neat bike. But it is a 2-stroke and as I have very limited knowledge of this type of motor, I won t be of any help to...

Motorcycle Repair: exaust, stock pipes, couple holes
stock pipes, couple holes, drilling holes: Your best bet is to buy new mufflers. Drilling holes will give you a littel more noise, but it changes the back pressure on the motor and drilling has no control of that Also, if you change the exhaust, you will probably have to rejett the carb as you will...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda ct90, piston, seizures
Motorcycle Repair: 1970 Honda ct90, piston, seizures, clutch side

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 XL350, carby, float bowl
Motorcycle Repair: 1976 XL350, carby, float bowl, sray

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda 750FOUR Super Sport, oil tanks, dry sump
Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda 750FOUR Super Sport, oil tanks, dry sump, honda

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 yamaha xs850 wiring harness, paint scheme, brake pads
Motorcycle Repair: 1980 yamaha xs850 wiring harness, paint scheme, brake pads, different color

Motorcycle Repair: 1982 Yamaha Virago 750 battery drain, amp meter, ampmeter
Motorcycle Repair: 1982 Yamaha Virago 750 battery drain, amp meter, ampmeter, hook up

Motorcycle Repair: 1983 Honda CM450E surges first few spring rides, speedo cable, happend
Motorcycle Repair: 1983 Honda CM450E surges first few spring rides, speedo cable, happend

Motorcycle Repair: 1983 honda shadow vt750, secondary tank, bottom tank
Motorcycle Repair: 1983 honda shadow vt750, secondary tank, bottom tank, chunck

Motorcycle Repair: 1987 honda magna 700, allen wrench, rear seat
Motorcycle Repair: 1987 honda magna 700, allen wrench, rear seat, tool box

Motorcycle Repair: 1993 Kawasaki Ninja 600 Won't Start, tho
Motorcycle Repair: 1993 Kawasaki Ninja 600 Won't Start, tho

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 honda shadow vt1100 bucking/stall, rectifier
Motorcycle Repair: 1998 honda shadow vt1100 bucking/stall, rectifier

Motorcycle Repair: '82 V45 Sabre Regulator High Voltage Output, old bikes, sense wire
Motorcycle Repair: '82 V45 Sabre Regulator High Voltage Output, old bikes, sense wire, harness connector

Motorcycle Repair: '85 honda shadow 500, electrical, pipes, boxes
Motorcycle Repair: '85 honda shadow 500, electrical, pipes, boxes

Motorcycle Repair: 85 yamaha maxim 700, wire harness, maxim
Motorcycle Repair: 85 yamaha maxim 700, wire harness, maxim

Motorcycle Repair: 94.Yamaha Virago 750, spark plugs, air cleaner
Motorcycle Repair: 94.Yamaha Virago 750, spark plugs, air cleaner, carbs

Motorcycle Repair: Brakes won't bleed, shadow, bleeder valve
Motorcycle Repair: Brakes won't bleed, shadow, bleeder valve, master cylinder

Motorcycle Repair: cam bolt torque specs, ym, jp
Motorcycle Repair: cam bolt torque specs, ym, jp, br

Motorcycle Repair: cb 750 backfires on downshift
Motorcycle Repair: cb 750 backfires on downshift

Motorcycle Repair: cl350 engine case lost part, cb350, little devils
Motorcycle Repair: cl350 engine case lost part, cb350, little devils, little water

Motorcycle Repair: Honda 1981 CM400 Front Brakes, honda cruisers, cm400
Motorcycle Repair: Honda 1981 CM400 Front Brakes, honda cruisers, cm400, caliper

Motorcycle Repair: Honda C90 kickstart, friction modifiers, car oils
Motorcycle Repair: Honda C90 kickstart, friction modifiers, car oils, clutch plates

Motorcycle Repair: RE: Revving, dual carbs, yammaha
Motorcycle Repair: RE: Revving, dual carbs, yammaha

Motorcycle Repair: Yamaha Maxim 550 firing problem, bike check, wiring diagrams
Motorcycle Repair: Yamaha Maxim 550 firing problem, bike check, wiring diagrams, start button

Motorcycle Repair: fluids, oil tank, sportster
oil tank, sportster, quarts: Type of fluids is going to be a personnel preference. If you ask a hundred people what fluid to use, you will probably get a humdred answers. In the trans you can use sporttrans oil from harley. It works quit well. As to the oil, you can use either harley...

Motorcycle Repair: fork oil, yamaha Vstar, yamaha vstar 650, couple pints
yamaha vstar 650, couple pints, yamaha dealership: Fork oul has an additive that eliminates frothing, frothing is oil that once agitated gets full of air bubbles, the air bubbles in the oil will cause the damper assy. orifices in the forks to not work, there will be little or no damping. Use fork oil...

Motorcycle Repair: fuel leak, overflow problems, float bowls
overflow problems, float bowls, petcock: Sounds like the floats are not shutting the fuel off. Either that or the overflow posts inside the float bowls are pitted through. Either way they have to be cleaned again. Sometimes giving them a tap with an object will stop the leak, but this is not normally...

Motorcycle Repair: fuse box location, fuse box, suzuki dealer
fuse box, suzuki dealer, suzuki gs: No. Most bikes locate the fuseboxes behind the sidecovers or in the area under the seat, so if you don t find it there you should consider buying and owners manual and/or a service manual for your bike. In the mean time, you should try phoning your local Suzuki...

Motorcycle Repair: gear ratio, rear pulley, gear ratio
rear pulley, gear ratio, torque: You can can add either a tooth to to the pulley on the trans or go smaller on the rear pulley, which would give you want you need. Changing them to much and you would have to change the belt as well. Eiher pulley is going to be over 100.00 plus the cost of...

Motorcycle Repair: gearshift, gear shift linkage, clutch friction
gear shift linkage, clutch friction, honda vt750c: Theres no adjustment other than the indexing of the gear shift linkage on the shifter shaft. You can check the indexing by the small punch mark on the shifter shaft and the smaller shifter lever on the shaft. Make sure those two punch marks are lined up....

Motorcycle Repair: generator on 71 sporty, volt generator, nuts and bolts
volt generator, nuts and bolts, 2 nuts: The two wire colors on the generator should be red and gray, so somebody has changed the wires. Look a the top close to the posts on the generator and by each post there should be a letter. One is a A for armature and the other is F for field. If you look...

Motorcycle Repair: gsxr, caliper pistons, 2008 gsxr 600
caliper pistons, 2008 gsxr 600, car vacuum: it should not happen, maybe the pads were installed wrong ?? is there an extra antivibration plate/washer behind the pads or ?? I have seen brakes lock like that but the hydraulic action pushes the pads out and then they automatically recede as the hydr. pressure...

Motorcycle Repair: Harley intake seal leak, stock cv carb, vance and hines pipes
stock cv carb, vance and hines pipes, intake leak: the best way to see if you have intake leak is to spray a little carb cleaner around the intake. If you have a leak the RPMs will go up. Your spitting problem could be from timing is off, a burned valve from running it low on oil and it over heating, a exhaut...

Motorcycle Repair: Harley shovelhead Head Torgue, harley shovelhead, head bolts
harley shovelhead, head bolts, shovel head: Orgionally the shovel head bolts were not torqued. Just tighten them down really tight. When you get the bike running and get it to operating temp. Shut the bike off and retighten the head bolts as well as the bolts for the cylinders Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: Head Gasket, blown head gasket, head gasket leak
blown head gasket, head gasket leak, black oil: what you need to do is clean it off and then let the bike idle so you can find the problem. If you have a blown head gasket you can usually run your hand around the head and feel it or hear is. It is probably a rocker box gasket Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: High Idle on start up, honda cb 550, throttle cables
honda cb 550, throttle cables, throttle plate: Yuri, it could be the cable is hung up on something or the cable is rusted inside. You should be able to tell if it s the throttle cables by how freely the carbs open and close with the throttles. If you hear the throttle plate click close when you flip...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda 1968 CL125A Muffler, exhaust ports, bill silver
exhaust ports, bill silver, partslist: Teresa, if you are going to keep it fairly original, you will have to go with the correct parts. There are no other parts that interchange with this model. Exhaust ports are probably smaller than the ones on a CL160-175, so the headers won t fit. Bore spacing...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda 1980 CM 400 Rmps, air fuel mixture, stock muffler
air fuel mixture, stock muffler, needle valves: Dan, it sounds like the engine is running lean. With a 2/1 pipe it s probably less restriction than the stock muffler so you will need to richen up the air fuel mixture a little. You can do this in a couple of ways. If it a mid range only problem, you can...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda 1981 CM400 Front Brakes, ring groove, putty knife
ring groove, putty knife, cm400: Nope, I m guessing there s varnish in the caliper o-ring groove preventing the piston from returning. You have to take the caliper apart and scrape the varnish from under the o-ring. I use a bent nail that I flatten the end on to act like a tiny putty knife...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda 650/750, honda 650, honda motors
honda 650, honda motors, honda: The only way to tell is to pgysically compare the parts. Honda is well known for making very small but difficult changes to parts even for the same models when the year changed. You can also check the part numbers, since if Honda used the same part, it will...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda ATC 185s Wont Start, honda atc, engine noise
honda atc, engine noise, honda: Ken, pull the plug and see if it s wet or black. It could be a fouled plug. If it s fouled, the carb may need to be cleaned and adjusted. If the engine is getting too much fuel it will run good until it starts to warm up and then it will die. It won t...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda C90 kickstart, honda c90, starter shaft
honda c90, starter shaft, kick starter: Glenn, there s a ratchet mechanism on the kick starter shaft that as you push the lever down, it causes the ratchet paw to slide down the shaft into a corresponding gear that spins the clutch drum. It s not uncommon for those spring to wear out or break that...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda cb125J, chain sprockets, octane fuel
chain sprockets, octane fuel, old bikes: Wietse, Hondas run okay on 87 octane fuel in the US, although I tend to use higher grades just to be on the safe side. If there is no signs of overheating or knocking/pinging in the engine under load, then lower grades of fuels are fine. Unleaded is okay,...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda Ft500 1982 to much air flow, air fuel mixture, stock setup
air fuel mixture, stock setup, improving performance: The bike as standard had the correct air/fuel mixture. It sounds like you need to celan some more of the components to get the performance back to stock, before trying to make modifications to fix a problem that should not be there. Once you have the bike...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda Shadow 1986 vt700, honda shadow 1986, honda shadow vt700
honda shadow 1986, honda shadow vt700, rear cylinder: When was the carb work done ? Why was it done ? Done by a shop ? Have you returned to them with this issue ? Did this bike sit for a long time ? Has the gas been replaced in the tank or is it old ? Does the bike have an aftermarket pipe or is it stock ? Sounds...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda Shadow Sabre Acceleration Problems, honda shadow sabre, stock air filter
honda shadow sabre, stock air filter, acceleration problems: The answer to your problem is a full systemflush of the gas tank, a complete tear down of the carbs, all of the jets need to be cleaned by hand, carb cleaning liquids and sprays will not clean the pilot, idle, circuit jets, These need to be removed and you...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda tranny Problem, honda vf750c, v45 magna
honda vf750c, v45 magna, honda magna: Wow! You are an expert at Magna Transmissions now! Well, almost! Correct gear shifting is a matter of good shift forks with minimum side play in the gear slot ring, an undamaged shift drum and gears that will engage with their next door neighbor cleanly and...

Motorcycle Repair: headlight issues, tx500, electrical question
tx500, electrical question, loose wire: Doesn t make sense, but then it is a Yamaha... Anyway, I would chase why the light is not coming on on click one. Could be a fuse or a loose connection... Two clicks I think is the parking position; can you remove the key? If not then look for the reason...

Motorcycle Repair: honda CB450 k1 no power, honda cb450, cam shaft
honda cb450, cam shaft, lock nuts: Daniel, that was the second bike I ever owned and the first real super bike in my opinion. I m afraid that a mechanic has to know a little about those engines to get them tuned right. Once you know what it needs to be right, they are pretty easy to tune up....

Motorcycle Repair: honda cb400F, honda cb400f, adjustment screws
honda cb400f, adjustment screws, carbtune: Jef, those carbs are a bit sensitive to over tightening of the adjusters. If it were me, I d start over and loosening up the adjusters so all of the adjusters showed equal number of threads above the nut. Make sure you have a fan blowing on the engine to...

Motorcycle Repair: honda vigor 650, honda vigor 650, oil leaks
honda vigor 650, oil leaks, sump design: Andy, I had to Google what a Vigor 650 was... we never got that model here in Canada, but I would agree with your suspicion that the oil has disappeared into other parts of the frame. There should be a drain plug at or near the bottom of the motor, even if...

Motorcycle Repair: honda vtc 500 shadow, inline fuse, fuse box
inline fuse, fuse box, oil light: Andrew, there s a lot of problems to sort out here. With regards to the oil light, have you checked the oil level? If there is sufficient oil but the light stays on, do NOT ride the bike until it is fixed - the light is a warning that the motor has lost oil...

Motorcycle Repair: hondy 3 wheeler, 3 wheeler, lock nut
3 wheeler, lock nut, hondy: Karen, it sounds like the clutch needs to be adjusted or rebuild. To adjust the clutch, you have to loosen up the lock nut, back the screw out until you feel a slight resistance, and then turn it in 1/2 turn and tighten up the lock nut. If this doesn t correct...

Motorcycle Repair: Idle Adjustment on 82 Virago, carborators, diameter wire
carborators, diameter wire, good starting point: Sorry to get back to you so late... You say you have a parts bike, do you have the stock carbs, air filter and exhaust ? I would like to see you get as close to stock as possible. Also what are your compression ratings ? are they in spec ? Sounds like...

Motorcycle Repair: Ignition troubles 1980 CB750F, air fuel mixture, few more seasons
air fuel mixture, few more seasons, cb750f: Drew, your problem is in the choke system. For some reason, it s not enriching the air fuel mixture when the engine is cold. The engine needs a richer mixture when cold to start and once it s starts to warm up it needs less fuel. It s possible the choke...

Motorcycle Repair: idle cable on '88 Harley lowrider, throttle cable, twist grip
throttle cable, twist grip, locknut: Close tot he throttle is the cable adjuster. Loosen the locknut and turn the cable so it shorter. Do this to both cables, if you have two. Remove the cover on the air filter, the air filter and the back plate. On the carb you will see the cables. Remov ethe...

Motorcycle Repair: installing a aftermarket bolt on exhaust, fuel injection system, cbr954rr
fuel injection system, cbr954rr, bike dealers: Any time you make a radical change to the intake or exhaust system you need to make a corresponding change to the fuel injection system to compensate. If a performance gain is what you re after, you should also replace the air filter with a high flow design...

Motorcycle Repair: Kawasaki Ninja receiver-oil bottle issue, crankcase pressure, perspiration problem
crankcase pressure, perspiration problem, kawasaki ninja: what you are looking for is excessive crankcase pressure. This is most commonly caused by too much oil or crankcase vents that are closed off or clogged, I am not sure what type of venting that crank uses, other than the airbox. Also too much piston ring blowby,...

Motorcycle Repair: kick start, intermediate jet, plug wires
intermediate jet, plug wires, kick start: By your plugs you are running a little rich or your coil is weak. I would first test the coil and plug wires to make sure they are good. If they are then go one jet smaller on the intermediate jet and try that. Since you say that your plugs are wet, then you...

Motorcycle Repair: kickstarter, shaft gears, xr500
shaft gears, xr500, gears: Bryan, you are probably looking having to take the engine apart and split the cases. There is a gear that rides on a spiral grooved shaft that cams the gear into one of the main shaft gears when you move the lever. The teeth on the gear may be worn or some...

Motorcycle Repair: kx65 wont start, kawasaki motorcycle, spray cans
kawasaki motorcycle, spray cans, computer dust: Heather, I guess this is one way to get indoctrinated into the world of wrenching on motorcycles, isn t it? Without knowing the history of the bike, it is hard to say if the engine is damaged (forgot to add oil to the gasoline?) or the problem is more of...

Motorcycle Repair: Lost compression, intents and purposes, timing chains
intents and purposes, timing chains, educated guess: From what you are telling me there should be no issue with this bike with regard to compression. These bikes are bulletproof and fairly seldom do the top ends wear out unless they are totally beat. It could need a valve adjustment and the presence of a slightly...

Motorcycle Repair: Low compression in single cylinder, honda v65 magna, rear cylinder head
honda v65 magna, rear cylinder head, blown head gasket: It sounds like the previous owner marked the location of a head gasket leak and then didn t do anything about it. I am not sure what the rubbery substance is, unless someone tried in vain to repair the leak by inserting some silicone sealant into the gap....

Motorcycle Repair: Lubrication on CX500 C, moly grease, grease nipple
moly grease, grease nipple, temperature grease: Information on lubricating your motorcycle should be in your shop manual. If you don t have a shop manual you should get one - your bike is an antique and you will have a hard time finding a shop that will work on it. The sad fact is that a lot of the mechanics...

Motorcycle Repair: lighting problem, lighting issue, lighting problem
lighting issue, lighting problem, turn signals: Since the TSSM was unplugged then you have a short in the wiring. What you need to do is start tracing. I would unplug all the componants from the lighting system, like the rear brake switch and front switch, and see if it blows. what you will have to do is...

Motorcycle Repair: In-line fuel diaphragm, haynes shop, honda cb
haynes shop, honda cb, float valves: Hi Steve, You have two problems. The vacuum actuator is not functioning properly, and also your carburetters are not closing the fuel supply off. So the floats are stuck or the float valves are dried out. The vacuum actuator is not too bad to work on,...

Motorcycle Repair: looking for specs., wheels steel, shock front
wheels steel, shock front, telescopic forks: these kinds of specs ? YAMAHA MX 100 RATING **** PURPOSE: Racing PRICE N/A DISPLACEMENT: 97cc ENGINE TYPE: Two-stroke single LUBRICATION: Autolube and pre-mix IGNITION: Magneto TRANSMISSION: 5-speed, left side shift CLAIMED HORSEPOWER: N/A...

Motorcycle Repair: loseing power, kawasaki zx10r, fuel filter
kawasaki zx10r, fuel filter, bike shop: If a bike shop has checked it out and can t find the problem, it is highly unlikely that I can. But I appreciate your confidence in me. :-) The only thing I can think of is to check the air filters and intake system. It is possible that the air filters...

Motorcycle Repair: losing coolant, blown head gasket, losing coolant
blown head gasket, losing coolant, coolant systems: Wade, I imagine that that little overflow tube is connected to the coolant pump to release pressure when the pump seal fails. Most coolant systems require a thermostat to regulate the coolant flow through the engine. When you take it out, coolant flows too...

Motorcycle Repair: mileage, fluid changes, preventive maintance
fluid changes, preventive maintance, mileage: That is going to depend on how you take care of the bike. I have seen harleys last 80,000 miles without problems. You need to keep up with your fluid changes and any preventive maintance and it will last you a long time Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: misfire, lean condition, 5th gear
lean condition, 5th gear, tappets: The situation here is that, yes, it runs and idles, BUT...the fact that due to gas sitting in the carb bowl, and its connection to the atmosphere through the bowls atmospheric vent the gas has gone stale and started the process of clogging the jets. Whilst...

Motorcycle Repair: motor repair, honda 750 magna, rough estimate
honda 750 magna, rough estimate, spark plug: It is worth establishing what the reason for the dead cylinder is. If there is no compression; sometimes it is just a stuck valve (cheapest) but sometimes it is a broken rod/hole in piston/ (expensive) Does it have compression? Then it may just be a spark...

Motorcycle Repair: need help: A rough re-jetting summary, vintage honda, pilot jet
vintage honda, pilot jet, cb750: I really don t know enough about CB750 carbs to give you a good answer, but I know some people who do: Mike Nixon is a well known Honda restorer and customizer. He also sells books about how to get the most out of your vintage Honda. www.motorcycleproject.com/...

Motorcycle Repair: Odometer not working, speedo IS working, yamaha maxim, trip odometer
yamaha maxim, trip odometer, reserve tank: I believe those had the tripmeter knob that pulled-out and pushed back in, to allow you to reset the tripmeter. See if it is stuck in the out or in position. If thisseems fine then... This might not explain the tripmeter not working, though, that probably...

Motorcycle Repair: Oil Leak 1974 Ironhead xlch, breather tube, ironhead
breather tube, ironhead, oil leak: The front one with the cross is the fill point and the other is the plug to remove to adjust the clutch. You can remove them and on the back of each is a pince washer. replace it and tighten them down tightly and you should be good Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: Only one cylinder firing, valve adjustment, pushrod
valve adjustment, pushrod, locknut: To check the valve adjustment, rotate the motor so the valve is fully closed or the lifter is all the way down. Next, loosen the adjuster nut and tighten the pushrod so that it just turns in your fingers and tighten the locknut and its set. Do this for each...

Motorcycle Repair: oil leaking from exhaust of cylinder head where the header conects, oil pressure gauge, piston area
oil pressure gauge, piston area, pant leg: It could be either the seal ont he back of the inner primary to the trans shaft or the main seal on the trans. The only way to be sure is to remove the inner primary and check. You can run it with the leak. It wont hurt anything, except your pride. There is...

Motorcycle Repair: PROBLEMS SHIFTING, yamaha 750, gearbox
yamaha 750, gearbox, gears: this year and model, all of the xs750s, had gearbox issues, 2nd, 3rd gear dogs would wear and disengage and worse, break. This is the issue.... these bikes were made from 77-79. The issue was resolved with the xs850. open the gearbox up and see what is broken...

Motorcycle Repair: petcock valve, braided fuel line, sportster 1200
braided fuel line, sportster 1200, mesh screening: First thing you need to do is check to make sure the vaccumn line if hooked to the percock as well as the other end of it and its a good connection. Without the vaccumn the petcock wont open, even though you have it turned on. If you have a kink in the fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: powder coat, rocker boxes, all chrome
rocker boxes, all chrome, powder coat: You can powder coat anything metal. The only difference is if you are doing a exhaust system, you hae to use high temp powder. Just make sure the parts are really clean. If you are planning on doing the motor you would have to take it apart. Good luck and...

Motorcycle Repair: primary chain case leak, hd sportster, chain case oil
hd sportster, chain case oil, drain plug: Its not serious, unless you let the trans and clutch go dry from the leak. Its not real common, but it doesn happen. I am not going to be able to tell you how much it will cost to fix. Labor prices are different all over the country as well as shop to shop,...

Motorcycle Repair: primary cover removal, sportster, bottoms
sportster, bottoms, bolts: Remove the derby cover on the back of the primary cover. Behind it you will find a spring and nut. Both slide off. Remove the nut behind that. You have to turn the screw inside it to get it out. remov ethe bolts fromt he primary cover and pull if off, after...

Motorcycle Repair: Two questions, fuel mix and rev at low idle, 1980 honda cb750c, compression spring
1980 honda cb750c, compression spring, fuel mix: No you do not need to put lead additive into it, but it can help against knocking. I would check the air diaphragm, it is on the side of the carburettor and it perforates easily. Replace that and your engine will return to idle much faster. Hope this...

Motorcycle Repair: RE: Revving, bike shop, synch
bike shop, synch, carbs: Stuart, you didn t tell me what make, model and year of bike you have, so it s going to be very hard for me to help. But I ll put on my Amazing Kreskin hat and take a shot in the dark, anyway... If your bike has CV carbs on it the high idle is caused by...

Motorcycle Repair: Rear Brakes, rear brakes, forward controls
rear brakes, forward controls, pressure switch: The pressure switch would not make the brakes not pump up. It sounds like you still have air in the lines. Keep pumping. The hole in the master cylinder is really small and it takes quit a while to get all the air out. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: Rear tire, harley davidson fat boy, axle nut
harley davidson fat boy, axle nut, rear tire: Remember, no question is a stupid question. Its all a learning process. First, what you need to do is jack up the bike so there is no pressure on the rear tire. Nest, remove the exhaust, if it is in the way. mark the axle, where the adjuster is, so you can...

Motorcycle Repair: Rear tire for Suzuki Savage Motorcycle, air escapes, tubeless tires
air escapes, tubeless tires, ls650: Running tubeless tires on a rim designed for tubed tires is generally not a good idea, even if you still use a tube. The inside of a tubeless tire can chafe against the inner tube, wearing it away until the air escapes and it goes flat. Having said that, though,...

Motorcycle Repair: Repair of timing hole, timing hole, remanufactured engine
timing hole, remanufactured engine, plastic insert: That is the first time I have ever heard of this happening. Heres what you do. Find a dealer who sell parts from V-Twin manufacturing or you can look at their web site and find the closest dealer. Order part number 7500-2. It is a over size plug with tap...

Motorcycle Repair: RPM'S, honda magna, drain pipe
honda magna, drain pipe, delayed response: Sorry for the delayed response, I ve been out in the yard burying a drain pipe. I d set the idle around 1000 rpm or what sounds good to you. I like a low idle speed myself so I set may bikes to just less that 1000 rpm but that s me. Regards Ric...

Motorcycle Repair: Running on one cylinder and blowing fuses, honda cb450, right cylinder
honda cb450, right cylinder, plug fire: Josh, I m guessing you are looking at fouled spark plug. Try lifting the plug cap off about 1/4 inch and make the spark jump a larger gap. If that makes the plug fire it s a fouled plug. It could also be a carb that running too rich and the cylinder will...

Motorcycle Repair: mike its mike, yamaha fzr 600, 1996 yamaha fzr 600
yamaha fzr 600, 1996 yamaha fzr 600, high octane: Mike, I was only kidding about the beer. Kudos to you for going AA, it takes a lot to make a lifestyle change - I wish you all the best. As for the bike, yes, I think it s time to take it to a shop. You can try the one that sold it to you, as they do have...

Motorcycle Repair: rocker box covers, rocker boxes, rocker arms
rocker boxes, rocker arms, pushrods: In order to remove the rocker boxes you have to remove the heads so you can get them off. You would have to remove the pushrods to get the heads off and to get the rocker boxes chromed you would have to remove the rocker arms. Just mark them so they go back...

Motorcycle Repair: rocker boxes, rocker boxes, rocker arms
rocker boxes, rocker arms, push rods: Yes the heads are under the rocker boxes. You donet have to remove the rocker arms from the lower rocker box or when you remove the pushrods. The pushrods are different lengths, so mark them when you take them out. No, the timing does not change. What torques...

Motorcycle Repair: runs rough, sensers, exceleration
sensers, exceleration, warm weather: It sounds like one of your sensers is getting ready to fail or you have a blocked fuel injector. The problem is you need to get a dianostic run on the bike in order to determine what the problem is or you would be changing sensers until you find the one which...

Motorcycle Repair: S&S carb set up, champion spark plugs, champion plugs
champion spark plugs, champion plugs, header pipes: Your sooty plugs can be caused by two different problems. First, is you coil or plug wires are weak. What you need to do is a OHMs test on them. If they pass then I would check the jetting ont he carb. To jet the carb properly you can go to S&S web site. Go...

Motorcycle Repair: Slip-ons for a 2009 Heritage Softail Classic, harley sound, air intake system
harley sound, air intake system, rinehart slip ons: Either exhaust is really good. He should put on what he likes. He might want to listen to other peoples bikes and see if he can find a sound he likes. You dont have to change the air intake, but I would recommend it. It will help the bike breath better. ...

Motorcycle Repair: No Spark, honda c100, plug caps
honda c100, plug caps, moist climate: Coil is the same as the CT90... http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkwZct90Q20coilQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZR40QQ_mdoZ Ask them for an ohms check before you buy, though. That really should be the problem for you. The coils come with a condenser attached, so hopefully...

Motorcycle Repair: Speedometer cable attach, speedometer cable, interference fit
speedometer cable, interference fit, heritage softail: Use some pliers and the cable will screw out of the drive unit. you dont really need to take it out of the drive unit though. the drive unit is held in by the axle. Once you pull the axle out and lift the bike or slide the wheel out the drive unit will come...

Motorcycle Repair: Sportster runs bad after warmed up., sportster 1200, fuel cap
sportster 1200, fuel cap, vent: Ok, then take the bike for a ride and when it stops, look downt he throat of the carb and twist the throttle, are you getting a shot of fuel? If you arent, then run the bike without the fuel cap. Does it shut off? if it does, then the vent in the cap is plugged....

Motorcycle Repair: Sportster not shifting, shift lever, linkage
shift lever, linkage, intervals: Your going to have to remove the primary cover and do an inspection on the trans. You may have to remove the trans to inspect it as well. At this point it could be several things. A broken shifter spring, bent shifter dog, or a bad shifter cam. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: STARTING YOUR MOTORCYCLE PROPERLY....., kawasaki kz 650, hard time
kawasaki kz 650, hard time, motorcycle: Full choke, no throttle hit the starter, the enrichenment circuit(choke) should take over and it should start at a slightly high idle....now, if it has a pipe, intake isn t stock, etc... then there could be issues with the pilot circuit being overly lean,...

Motorcycle Repair: Static Cam Chain Adjustment, honda cb750c, cam chains
honda cb750c, cam chains, cam chain: There s not really any way to look at the chain and tell if it s okay or not. Sometimes if it s real bad you can lift the link off the center of the sprocket. If you can feel or see and significant motion in the chain as you lift it off the sprocket, there...

Motorcycle Repair: Stator plug, harley davidson motorcycle, bikebandit com
harley davidson motorcycle, bikebandit com, what is a stator: Gordon, I went here: http://www.bikebandit.com/harley-davidson-motorcycle-fxstb-2000/o/m1512 but I don t know which part of the alphabet pertains to your particular bike, so I just chose one for reference. Check the alternator/regulator illustration....

Motorcycle Repair: Stripped oil drain plug, suzuki gsxr 750, oil drain plug
suzuki gsxr 750, oil drain plug, 2000 suzuki gsxr 750: Adam, I ve heard of these rubber drain plugs but have never used them myself. I think they make a very good temporary repair, but I would not keep it as a permanent fix if I were you. Most auto parts stores carry oversize drain plug kits; they include a...

Motorcycle Repair: Stuck Throttle, sportster, air cleaner
sportster, air cleaner, cables: First you need to determine if its the carb or the cables. Go to the adjusters on the cables, close to the throttle handle, and loosen them so the cable is shorter. Remove the air cleaner and backplate so you can see the carb and remove the cables from the...

Motorcycle Repair: Suzuki m109r idle problem, clutch lever, cb radio
clutch lever, cb radio, stock equipment: I will be honest, I have not experienced working on one of these and my advise would be to buy the factory service manual, I know its 120000,000 dollars but it will give an accurate view of the system that is your fuel/intake system and pay for itself compared...

Motorcycle Repair: Getting seat off, google search, owners clubs
google search, owners clubs, turning the key: Check under the rear of the seat near the back. There might be two small bolts that secure the seat to the fender that will need to be removed before the seat will come off. You can also look for a small lock that your ignition key fits into; this could be...

Motorcycle Repair: selenoid, screw driver, electrical switch
screw driver, electrical switch, hot wire: A solenoid is just an electrical switch. It has 12V on one of the large terminals at all times. When you press the start button, you should get 12V on the small trigger wire, which actuates the solenoid and then you should have 12V on both large terminals;...

Motorcycle Repair: shifting, clutch adjustment, suzuki intruder
clutch adjustment, suzuki intruder, pushrod: if there is the correct amount of oul in it then look at your clutch adjustment...could the clutch pushrod be too tightly adjusted ? Does it seem to go at all ? Too much oil can also saturate the plates and cause some serious slippage of the clutch but what...

Motorcycle Repair: shovelhead hard to start cold, cold question, dyna ignition
cold question, dyna ignition, hard as hell: Couple ot things. If you have solid pushrods, make sure they are not to tight. Check your timing, to far advanced and its hard to start. Try priming kicks for about 3-4 times, then turn ont he ignition and see if that doesnt work better Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: shovelhead tap, hydrolic, topend
hydrolic, topend, exhaust valve: If you ahve to much tapping one of the hydrolic units might not be pumping all the way. I would go ahead and readjust the pushrods and see if that helps. If not, then you might have to replace the unit. I have seen them bad right out of the box Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: sidecar, sidecar outfit, folk wisdom
sidecar outfit, folk wisdom, 3 legs: The short answer is: Yes. I m living proof that sidecar outfits are viable winter transportation. I live about 1.5 hours northeast of Toronto and drive my outfit to work every day from October to April, no matter what the weather. An old piece of folk wisdom...

Motorcycle Repair: sometimes bike will not start when warm, starter solenoid, battery cables
starter solenoid, battery cables, starter button: Start by checking your battery cables. Make sure they are good, not worn and have a good ground. Next, test the stator. Since you say you have 13 volts at the battery, that is a little low. After that take the bike for a ride and get it good a warm. Once...

Motorcycle Repair: I stalled my bike and now nothing works, inline fuse, digital multimeter
inline fuse, digital multimeter, battery cables: BriAnne, a sudden and total loss of electrical power can be caused by a few things, but it s unlikely that stalling it on a hill is one of them. That s probably just a coincidence or the bike stalled because of the power loss. Check the battery cables to make...

Motorcycle Repair: starter relay, yamaha v star 650, yamaha v star
yamaha v star 650, yamaha v star, starter relay: If a relay clicks, that means it is working. If a solenoid clicks, that means it is not working properly. The starter relay is usually located under the seat in the area of the battery and is usually shaped like a small black square. The solenoid is an integral...

Motorcycle Repair: starter switch, starter switch, electrical diagram
starter switch, electrical diagram, button works: Without a proper electrical diagram of your bike in front of me, it is impossible to help you on this one. However, I did a search online and found one that I will refer to and hope it is accurate: http://www.sohc4.net/index.php?title=CB500#Wiring_Diagrams...

Motorcycle Repair: starter won't disengage, honda dream, starter button
honda dream, starter button, handle bars: Ben, the starter works by grounding the yellow and red wire in the right hand switch. The button could be grounding in the switch or it could have a cut in the wire where it exits the handle bars. You will need to check the wire carefully to find where it...

Motorcycle Repair: stator kit, zip ties, stator
zip ties, stator, fxs: I am not sure why it came with zip ties. They are not used inside the primary, unless you have a newer stator which has a longer wire going to the regulator. If you do then its to attach the wires to the regulator so they are not hanging Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: stator rotor gap susuki madura, stator rotor, suzuki madura
stator rotor, suzuki madura, pete turner: Ben, you wouldn t happen to be Pete Turner s son, would you? Sorry, but I have never worked on a Suzuki Madura and have absolutely no idea what the gap spec would be. My knowledge is limited to general info about most bikes and intimate details only on...

Motorcycle Repair: stuck in neutral, phillips screw driver, foot shift
phillips screw driver, foot shift, riding my bike: Matt, it could be in the shifter ratchet mechanism behind the clutch. Once you get the right cover off, you can see how it works and why it s not rotating the shifter drum. You can use a phillips screw driver to rotate the shifter drum manually to see if...

Motorcycle Repair: Trans and rear hub interchange on vt500, rear hub, bill silver
rear hub, bill silver, v twin: Joe, I haven t heard of anyone attempting this swap before, but the parts are indeed quite similar, based on the same motor series. You might want to do a little more research by going to the www.cmsnl.com site and comparing the part numbers between the two...

Motorcycle Repair: Triumph carb, triumph t100, pilot jet
triumph t100, pilot jet, jet pilot: Triumph Part T100SS 1961-65, T100/R/C 1966, T100S/C 1967 Number Size mm Main Jet Pilot Jet Slide No. Needle Pos. Needle Jet 376/16 1 190 25 3.5 3 106 That bike had a 1 , 25.4mm bore and the stock jetting is listed above. The carbs were Amal Monobloc....

Motorcycle Repair: tail light & license plate light inoperative, honda shadow vt1100, using a voltmeter
honda shadow vt1100, using a voltmeter, turn signals: Check the fuses. It is common for Hondas to have the brake light, horn & turn signals on one fuse and the running lights ( low filament of front turn signals), instrument lights and tail light on a different fuse so if the gauges & front running lights...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle on 1994zx6, throttle assembly, jats
throttle assembly, jats, zx6: This is possibly cable routing... it is possibly that the carbs need cleaning...is the idle set high because it doesn t want to idle cleanly, this I suspect. Do a complete carb cleaning and do it right, remove all jats run a small wire thru all orifices, clean...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle side grip replacement, suzuki boulevard c50t, stock grips
suzuki boulevard c50t, stock grips, side grip: What do you mean by cut a little piece off of the cable housing ? If you did that to the cable s housing itself then go buy a new cable before proceeding. Can you pull the throttle open, at the carb, and if so this will get you the necessary extra cable to...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle sticks, shadow 750, light oil
shadow 750, light oil, throttle cable: Rich, this sounds like a sticking throttle cable. It can be caused by a couple of problems. The most common problem is cable routing. You need to have the cable routed correctly so there are no tight bends in the cable that increases the resistance in side...

Motorcycle Repair: triple tree and bar alignment, triple trees, mechanical knowledge
triple trees, mechanical knowledge, burleigh bars: The forks align the top triple trees with the bottom. If your bars are not straight, then its either the forks a tweeked a little and not straight or the bars are bent a little. You can check the forks with a long straight edge. laying it by the rear tire...

Motorcycle Repair: Ultra Classic, classic cruise, cruise control
classic cruise, cruise control, test light: If the light doesnt come on and it doestn work then you have a short. What you are going to have to do is get a test light and follow the power from the fuse to the switch and then to the cruise control. SInce the light does not come on, then the break is...

Motorcycle Repair: unsiezing motorcycle, loose control, 5th gear
loose control, 5th gear, couple days: Jeremy, if I had it in my shop I d take the plugs out and put some oil in the cylinders and let it sit over night or a couple days to let the oil soak down into the rings. Leave the plugs out. Next I d put it up in 5th gear and I d start rocking the bike...

Motorcycle Repair: Cannot upshift while riding..., honda shadow, upshift
honda shadow, upshift, gear shift: Caurlos, trouble shifting can come from a dragging clutch, a gear shifter out of adjustment, or linkage that needs lubrication. I d suggest starting with the simple things first. Lube the linkage, check the linkage to maks sure the lever is clocked on the...

Motorcycle Repair: Votage gauge on my '89 Dresser, voltage gauge, singals
voltage gauge, singals, wire connections: Check the voltage at the battery and see if it jumps around from there. Then you can compare the voltage from the battery to the gage on the bike. Your wire connections on the gage might be loose. If that is not the problem check the wires for a short and...

Motorcycle Repair: vt700 no cooling fan, volt ohm meter, temperature gauge
volt ohm meter, temperature gauge, cooling fan: Lorin, if you connect the two wires going to the temperature sensor on the radiator, the fan should turn on. If you drop the sensor in a pan of boiling water and check continuity through the switch with a volt ohm meter, the switch should close when it gets...

Motorcycle Repair: Weak Spark, yamaha xv750, spark plug wire
yamaha xv750, spark plug wire, stellar reputation: Chances are if your mechanic is a competent one then his diagnosis should be spot on. Coils have been known to decay over years of use and not provide enough voltage for a strong spark, eventually just quitting altogether. Other components on older bikes...

Motorcycle Repair: Yamaha Maxim 550 firing problem, starter button, key switch
starter button, key switch, turn signal: yours is another one that seems to have gotten a bit away from stock, you know fiddled with a bunch... you might need to take the bike in to a shop, you will pay for this because an issue like yours could take some time to resolve. If I were to look at the...

Motorcycle Repair: yamaha pw 50, yamaha pw 50, exhaust gasket
yamaha pw 50, exhaust gasket, clerance: 21136-001 GASKET,EXST PIPE (UNRESTRICTED) order the above part....the ex. gasket you have is the restricted one, hence the small hole. the rule of thumb for the piston to wall clearance is .001 per inch of bore. When you take the cylinder to be bored tell...

Motorcycle Repair: z50j, coils, condenser
coils, condenser, magneto: most likely the coil is not the issue. check the points gap- needs to be .016 check the wiring from the points thru the switch to the coils, etc... verify it... replace the points and condenser... be basic in your troubleshooting. chances are there is...

Motorcycle Repair: zx750, wheel locks, lil bro
wheel locks, lil bro, reputable shop: Paul, it sounds like there is more to the story than the bike sitting for 5 months and being knocked over. If the starter will not turn over the engine and the rear wheel locks up when you let the clutch out on a push-start attempt, it is because the motor...

Motorcycle Repair: my 07 ultra miss's at certian rpm, sensers, position sensor
sensers, position sensor, crank: It sounds like one of your sensers is cutting out. The Problem is going to be which one. There are two ways to go here. You can have a dianostic run on the bike and that would tell you which one, or you could start changing sensers until you hit the right...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 CB350K, honda cm200, kawasaki kz1000
honda cm200, kawasaki kz1000, honda cb350: Mike, the three little springs in the starter clutch have collapsed and the rollers are no longer able to stay in contact with the starter clutch hub when the starter motor spins it over. http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cb350-super-sport-350-k2-general-export_model16560/partslist/E11.html...

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 CT90 oil type, motorcycle oil, ct90
motorcycle oil, ct90, bill silver: Jacob, ND oils are getting kind of scarce now. With next to no miles on it, I would use a good quality 10-30 wt regular motorcycle oil for the next 500 miles. Go through it and adjust valves, set timing, clean carb, etc... You can use a thicker fork...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 honda cl100 scrambler, honda cl100, cam bearings
honda cl100, cam bearings, point gap: Jon, when these bikes sit for years, often the air inside the cylinder condenses moisture that collects on top of the piston and rusts the rings in the piston grooves and into the cylinder walls. Sometimes they will break free with some penetrating oils and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 Honda CL350- stud bolt broken off, 1973 honda cl350, stud bolt
1973 honda cl350, stud bolt, propane torch: Joe, is this an exhaust stud? Couple of ideas for you... With small propane torch. (no carbs or gas in the vincinity!) you can heat up the end of the bolt, then put some candle wax into the threaded area. The wax will wick into the threads and often...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Honda CB550-4 Electrical, honda cb550, fuse block
honda cb550, fuse block, bill silver: Phil, the ignition switch bases on these bikes tend to work loose and the retainer tabs break off. Turn the handlebars from side to side a few times and see if things try to come back to life again. That is the most probable cause.... Otherwise,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 Harley Davidson super glide, harley service, line switches
harley service, line switches, dot 5: I dont have any diagrams to send. You can get one in the harley service manual. In order to replace it you remove the 4 screws on the front, where the switches are. Remove the brake line from the master cylinder. It will come off now. You will have to remove...

Motorcycle Repair: 1979 honda cm400, honda cm400t, clutch lever
honda cm400t, clutch lever, clutch adjustment: Kevin, The clutch system starts with the lever and goes all the way down to the right side case. http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cm400t-79-us_model1049/partslist/ shows a lot of the parts involved. Changing the oil shouldn t make your clutch suddenly fail,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1982 gl 1100 cuts out when warm, honda motorcycle, bill silver
honda motorcycle, bill silver, secondary coil: Dan, the main component that would kill the spark to all cylinders is the electronic ignition module. There could be issues with the pulse coil generator, as well. Of course a misbehaving KILL switch might be adding to the concerns, but that is rare. http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-gl1100-gold-wing-1982/o/m2330...

Motorcycle Repair: 1982 honda xl100s dirtbike, spark plug gap, rotor stator
spark plug gap, rotor stator, compression stroke: Alex, the spark plug gap is about .026 which is about what they are out of the box when new. Valve clearances are .002 on both intake and exhaust valves. Set them COLD and on the T mark alignment of the rotor/stator on COMPRESSION STROKE. If the valves...

Motorcycle Repair: 1983 Hondamatic cm450a carb leaking, honda motorcycle, bill silver
honda motorcycle, bill silver, float valve: Aaron, the carburetors need to be cleaned thoroughly, as the 10 year old gasoline deposits have caused the float valve to stay partially open. http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-cm450a-1983/o/m2132 for illustrations. You...

Motorcycle Repair: 1983 honda shadow 750, honda shadow 750, 1983 honda shadow 750
honda shadow 750, 1983 honda shadow 750, float valves: Didn t I answer this on JustAnswer? I did... Answer is the same.... Did you remove the float valves and seats? There are o-rings around the float valve seats that could be damaged or split. Did you put new carb gasket/o-ring kits in the carbs? ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1983 V45 magna, vf750c magna, houseofmotorcycles
vf750c magna, houseofmotorcycles, honda motorcycle: Kent... illustrations on the web at: http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-vf750c-magna-1983/o/m11968 Basically, you have to loosen the axle nut and any pinch bolts, then slide the axle out. Make note of the spacers for each side...

Motorcycle Repair: 1985 FXRS, starter solenoid, fxrs
starter solenoid, fxrs, starter relay: Disconnect the cable from the starter and connect the wires to the solenoid. Only one wire, the one comming from the battery should be hot. If both are hot, then the cables are connected backwards. Once you have them connected correctly, press the starter...

Motorcycle Repair: 1985 Honda Magna Clutch issue, clutch slave cylinder, honda magna v45
clutch slave cylinder, honda magna v45, clutch pack: David, I looked at the illustrations here: http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-vf700c-magna-1985/o/m2752 Look over the left side cover illustrations as well as those for the clutch and see if there appears to be anything missing...

Motorcycle Repair: 1986 harley electrs glide, oil tank, harley
oil tank, harley, good luck: Your problem is the bottom end is full of oil and when you try to start it, the oil going in and the oil that is there cant be pumped back fast enough, so it goes out the breather. Put a pan under the bike and start it. It should clear itself. You can also...

Motorcycle Repair: 1987 honda shadow vt 700, screw extractor, screw head
screw extractor, screw head, honda shadow: Here is a diagram of the battery and the hardware and case that it all mounts into... http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-vt700c-shadow-1987-us_model7658/partslist/F++18.html If you can drill a small hole into the screw head, you can try a screw extractor tool...

Motorcycle Repair: 1988 HARLEY TRANS NOISE, clutch lever, noise question
clutch lever, noise question, shovelhead: That sounds like your problem to me. The bearing is on the back side of the inner primary where your mainshaft passes through. It has a seal in front of it so maybe the guy didn t see the bearing. But to change this seal and bearing set you have to pull the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1994 Fatboy Carb Issue from 2 year storage, squits, diaphram
squits, diaphram, fuel flow: Those diaphram are a pain to get in. Over time they get streached and it seems you have to much. If you cant get it back in you will need to replace it. When you said you cleaned the jets, you probably didnt soak it over night in a carb soak tank, which it...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Harley Road King, harley road king, allen screw
harley road king, allen screw, drain plug: Look under the primary at the back and you will see the drain plug. It should be a allen screw. Drain the fluid and put the drain plug back in. Remove the center cover and with the bike sitting upright fill the primary to about the bottom of the lip of the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 883, hydraulic lifters, rocker boxes
hydraulic lifters, rocker boxes, push rods: The 2000 883 model has hydraulic lifters with no adjustment necessary. If you hear a ticking noise from the right side lower end especially after your motor has warmed up you have a lifter that is bleeding down while in use. This lifter must be hunted down...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Honda 750 ACE, honda 750 ace, silicone grease
honda 750 ace, silicone grease, coolant leak: John, have a look at this page: http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-vt750dc-shadow-spirit-2001/o/m2901 WATER PIPE illustrations. The water pipes are bolted onto the engine, so once the bolt is removed, the water pipes can be...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 wide glide charging system, stator tester, harley manual
stator tester, harley manual, amp meter: The easiest way to test a stator is with a stator tester but I m betting that you don t have one as there quite expensive and usually only shops have them but the harley manual for your bike has a section in it that tells you how to test you stator using an...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Sportster XL1200C Carb-Jetting, intermediate jet, santee exhaust
intermediate jet, santee exhaust, keihn: Your stock jets should be a 45 and a 150. What you need to do to jet your carb is go for a ride and not go over 3000 RPM. Ride for about 5 miles. Check your plug color. If they are white, the go bigger on the intermediate jet, if black go smaller. Then go...

Motorcycle Repair: 65 Honda Dream Restoration, whitewall tires, tank badges
whitewall tires, tank badges, dust and rust: Jim, well that looks like a great candidate for restoration. Must have low miles on it, as the original whitewall tires are still on it and the plastic tank badges are still in place. A restoration can run anywhere from about $1500 to $5000 depending...

Motorcycle Repair: 81 honda cb750 hoses, honda cb750, carbs
honda cb750, carbs, bikes: Not sure which hoses you are referring to? If you re new to bikes, get a digital camera and take a whole bunch of pictures of whatever you are going to work on so you have a record... Do you have a service manual? I d get one of those first. Good luck,...

Motorcycle Repair: 83 shovel, header bolts, exhaust ports
header bolts, exhaust ports, shovel: There is not much you can do about the leaks, unless you add thicker gaskets. the problem is the exhaut is held in with one bolt. As to the torque, snug the up. Dont try to tight to tight since the heads are aluminum and you dont want to strip them Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: 86 rebel 450, front brake caliper, bikebandit com
front brake caliper, bikebandit com, silicone grease: Brian... http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-cmx450c-rebel-1986/o/m2155 FRONT BRAKE CALIPER.... Pretty much like you said.... you have to ease the pistons out evenly so start pumping the master cylinder, watch the pistons,...

Motorcycle Repair: 86 Sportster idle issues, rubber gasket, gas plugs
rubber gasket, gas plugs, vacuum line: It sounds like you have a carb problem. With a bike sitting that long vent and vaccumn holes in the carb get plugged and are a real bear to unplug and something cant be unplugged because they are so small. I would install a new carb, like a S&S and it will...

Motorcycle Repair: 93 1200c Sportster, keihen, spring tuneup
keihen, spring tuneup, air passages: Sounds like you have got some material stuck in between the needle and seat in your carb that it probably what is causing the carb overflow. Your bike came stock with a keihen CV carb. You won t need a carb kit to fix this problem just remove the carb and...

Motorcycle Repair: 95 sportster, clutch basket, noise sound
clutch basket, noise sound, noticable: The only thing on the left side of the bike that can make a noise would be either your primary chain, your clutch basket or you motor sprocket. The Primary chain might be to loose, the nut for the clutch basket might be loose or the motor sprocket nut might...

Motorcycle Repair: base cylinder leak, clutch side, rear cylinder
clutch side, rear cylinder, seepage: Over time it is only going to be worse. So you need to repair it. If it were me, I would have both done at the same time. That way, down the road, if the other one starts leaking you dont have to do the same work again. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: battery replacement, 883 sportster, tight fit
883 sportster, tight fit, battery replacement: There is not trick, they are just a tight fit and a real pain. Remove the top cover and front cover. Now you have to remove the positive wire. You can then slide the battery out a little and get the negitive wire off. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: bent pushrods, adjustable rods, compression check
adjustable rods, compression check, fair trader: When you adjust hydrolic pushrod and you have some play in it, it takes a couple of minutes for it to pump up. The noise you heard was probably the pushrod rattling. Once you have then adjusted and run the bike they willb e slightly tight. Not finder loose...

Motorcycle Repair: brake light problem, 100th anniversary, sportster
100th anniversary, sportster, tail light: Check both switches to see if you have power to them. There should be two wires to each. one hot and the other going to the light. If you have power then press one at a time and check the other wire. that is the power going to the light. If you have power...

Motorcycle Repair: Carb Adjustment (1963 Honda Benly CA95, 150cc), honda benly, screw out
honda benly, screw out, adjustment screw: Jeramy, High idle conditions can come from over-advanced ignition timing, incorrect ignition timing, sticking spark advancer, air leaks at the intake manifold insulator, carb slide in backwards, throttle cable incorrectly routed or has slipped out of the the...

Motorcycle Repair: CB 125 s 197??, weird bikes, metal swing
weird bikes, metal swing, bill silver: Brenden, you got me stumped here. I have never seen a CB125 that had a pressed steel swing arm in the back. Only the SS125 is similar in that regard. Sure someone didn t do some parts swapping? Not a CG125 is it? I went here: http://www.cmsnl.com/search.php?s_name=cb125...

Motorcycle Repair: CB 900 fuel leak, cb 900, fuel leak
cb 900, fuel leak, air cleaner: You need to clean the fuel tap and vacuum shut off. These things are put in place to stop engine damage due to fuel filling cylinders etc. and subsequently bending conrods because of hydraulic locking. So make sure the fuel tap works properly. If it does...

Motorcycle Repair: CB1100 having a hard time starting, valve clearances, rattling sound
valve clearances, rattling sound, head cylinder: It better be 1 and 4, otherwise someone has done something really strange with your crank! Both cylinders fire at the same time, one is a wasted spark the other one is on compression and powers. I would check the valve clearances, since they will tap loudly...

Motorcycle Repair: Changing the levers on a 2000 1200c sportster, clutch side, levers
clutch side, levers, backside: Both levers have a pin going through them, with a clip on the backside of the pin. Remove the clip. On the brake side pull the pin and replace the lever, the pin and the clip. On the clutch side, you will have to loosen the cable adjuster so the cable is shorter,...

Motorcycle Repair: CT90 doesnt' kick over, automatic clutch, clutch assembly
automatic clutch, clutch assembly, compression stroke: John, start by removing the valve cover cap and the spark plug. Kick it over and watch the valve open/close and listen to the piston going up and down. If that isn t happening, then it may be that the automatic clutch is out of adjustment. Loosen the locknut...

Motorcycle Repair: cam to crank timing, fly wheel, tdc mark
fly wheel, tdc mark, knotch: Hi Tim, I do not know much about the FZR250 motor I m sorry. I do know that the TDC mark is easily found by looking at #1 piston and making sure it is at the top of it s travel. Then the cams on that cylinder should be in the center, as it will be on compression...

Motorcycle Repair: carb problem, mikuni carb, dirt bike
mikuni carb, dirt bike, open throttle: Hi Jeff, Sounds like your carb slide is hung up on something, and the cable may be snagged. Make sure when you look into the back of the carb the slide is all the way down, and resting on the idle control screw. The idle screw should be all the way out,...

Motorcycle Repair: cb 900 custom, honda cb900 custom, chevron techron
honda cb900 custom, chevron techron, alternator brushes: No, not when you use full choke. These bikes were built to EPA and DOT specifications so have lean idle and transition calibrations for the carburetors... and that was when they were new! They should start up with full choke which also has a fast idle function....

Motorcycle Repair: Dead start, lake elsinore ca, degree weather
lake elsinore ca, degree weather, papa roach: You have a short in the main wiring. Possibly in the key switch. About the only thing you can do is try to make it do it agiain so you can see if you have power at the ignition switch. You can also check the wires at the switch to make sure they are tight....

Motorcycle Repair: Deceleration popping, head pipes, torca clamps
head pipes, torca clamps, straight pipes: Your problem is the exhaust is loading up durning decell causing the popping, which is caused by the design of the mufflers. About the only suggestion I have would be to install torque cones in the exhaust and see if that doesnt solve the problem. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: Draining gas tank, gas tank, fuel line
gas tank, fuel line, good luck: Your fuel is pretty old so I would dump it. Since you never said if its carberated or not, if carberated just disconnect the fuel line from the carb and drain into a gas can. If its fuel injected, use a hose and siphon it out Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: my dad let it sit, harley davidson xlh, ready answer
harley davidson xlh, ready answer, harley davidson: I would drain the gas and put fresh in. Cherge the battery and see if the bike will start. If it wont, the carb will probably be dirty, so it would need to be taken off and cleaned out. Once you have it running, let it warm up and then shut if off and change...

Motorcycle Repair: Fuel cut off relay, honda vt750c, wiring connections
honda vt750c, wiring connections, kill switch: The fuel system and ignition systems are pretty much independent of each other, other than the fuel relay turns on with the ignition switch in the ON position. No spark is a separate issue. There is a sidestand switch that needs to be checked. If the sidestand...

Motorcycle Repair: Fuel Line for 94 Katana 600, katana 600, fuel line
katana 600, fuel line, clymer: And not many bikes to compare to, the Katana s have now allmost all been used for racing. Anyway, I am totally unfamiliar with the bike but there must be a club you can join. There will be some technical experts that can help you. Next time take lots of...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda CL350 piston rings...Help Please.., bottom groove, expansion ring
Motorcycle Repair: Honda CL350 piston rings...Help Please.., bottom groove, expansion ring, thick rings

Motorcycle Repair: tail light, foot lever, honda
Motorcycle Repair: tail light, foot lever, honda

Motorcycle Repair: Won't start, clutch lever, safty
Motorcycle Repair: Won't start, clutch lever, safty, clutch

Motorcycle Repair: Gas in oil of CB900 Custom, rich fuel mixture, piston rings
rich fuel mixture, piston rings, vacuum hose: Fuel can get into the crankcase in a few ways... Carburetor float valves failing to seal, allowing the carburetors to overflow into an open cylinder s intake valve. That can rarely happen if the bike is left parked on the side stand. The automatic petcock...

Motorcycle Repair: General electrical testing question..losing charging, motorcycle mechanic, electrical testing
motorcycle mechanic, electrical testing, battery charge: I would use a regular voltmeter and check the voltage when the bike is running. At rest, the battery should have around 12.6V If the bike is running, the voltage should increase to around 14V. if not, check your fuses, connections, alternator, and regulator....

Motorcycle Repair: Honda CL350 piston rings...Help Please.., honda cl350, piston rings
honda cl350, piston rings, thin rings: Since your bike is a twin, there is no way you can get an uneven number of rings for this bike. Go back to where you bought them, and ask to speak to a manager or supervisor. The person you spoke to, is obviously not interested in helping you. Good luck,...

Motorcycle Repair: Hydraulic brakes, hydraulic brakes, master cylinder
hydraulic brakes, master cylinder, venturi: The system needs to be free of clogs, powder, etc. and ensure that all of the air bleed venturi s are clear, especially in the master cylinder. Sometimes you have to clean the whole system and leave it to sit overnight with fluid in it. Hope this helps,...

Motorcycle Repair: honda 1982 blinker not working, 1982 honda sabre, loose connection
1982 honda sabre, loose connection, blinkers: First thing to try is to check the bulbs. Then check if you are getting a good ground connection (usually green wire) and lastly check if you are getting a positive connection (Orange or Blue wire) when you activate the switch. Once you find out which side...

Motorcycle Repair: honda cb125 electrical problem, honda cb125, adjustment screw
honda cb125, adjustment screw, air ways: The idle circuit is the most important and difficult part of the car to get right. Ensure all of the small air ways are clean, and check the idle air adjustment screw. Normally it s about 1-1/2 turn out from closed, but the starting value is in the manual....

Motorcycle Repair: honda ct90 clutch, honda ct90, serial number ranges
honda ct90, serial number ranges, clutch assembly: Bob, Your serial number is important so we can address your auto clutch question. Although the clutch has a lot of parts, they are not that difficult to overhaul with a few replacement items, rather than replace the whole unit. It is important to know...

Motorcycle Repair: honda recon, vacuum tubes, vacuum lines
vacuum tubes, vacuum lines, motorcycling: You broke the first rule of motorcycling, if it ain t broke, don t fix it. Tell your friend to keep his mits off your bike. I would go back to your brother in law and ask him to help you out (again)... You can get information on the vacuum lines from the...

Motorcycle Repair: honda recon, honda recon, honda atvs
honda recon, honda atvs, carburetor body: Honda ATVs are not one of my main interests, but they still have the same parts and pieces as other models, other than a lot of safety items and accessories. First, check the valve adjustment, so you know that you have compression in the cylinder. Did...

Motorcycle Repair: hydraulic or solids, hydraulic lifters, oil light
hydraulic lifters, oil light, push rod: If you have solid lifters they do not bleed. they are made solid. Always adjust cold, never hot. It is the same with hydraulics, always cold. What you get out of solids is the fact that at high RPMs they will not float like hydraulics. Over time though, solids...

Motorcycle Repair: Ignitionkey, Shadow 750 ACE 1999-2001, shadow 750, digit code
shadow 750, digit code, locksmith: If the bike is original, then the codes on all of the barrels will be the same. So if you get the three digit code from any of the locks, you can get a key made on-line http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/keys.html and get it sent to you overnight if needed....

Motorcycle Repair: KX 125, mixture ratio, air screw
mixture ratio, air screw, stroke oils: Josh, you have a myriad of issues with jetting 2 strokes.... Too much oil can foul plugs, but also can lean out the mixture as it thickens up the fuel mix in the jets, which slows down delivery. Less oil means less lubrication, although most synthetic...

Motorcycle Repair: karata belt drive, starter solenoid, return spring
starter solenoid, return spring, good connections: Couple of things to check. Make sure you have good connections on the battery, both positive and negitive. Check the battery and make sure its good. A weak battery will cause your problem. Also, make sure the cable are good. On your primary, according to...

Motorcycle Repair: lighting problem, lighting issue, lighting problem
lighting issue, lighting problem, turn signals: Since the TSSM was unplugged then you have a short in the wiring. What you need to do is start tracing. I would unplug all the componants from the lighting system, like the rear brake switch and front switch, and see if it blows. what you will have to do is...

Motorcycle Repair: mixture screw/jetting., pressure gage, screaming eagle
pressure gage, screaming eagle, spark plugs: When turning the mixture screw inward leans the carb and outward richens the carb. One thing to remember, this only applies when the bike is at idle. Above idle the jets take over. 90 or above is good as long as there is not more than 10% difference in pressure...

Motorcycle Repair: motorcycle, bill silver, grade oil
bill silver, grade oil, oil dipstick: Looks like about 3.7 quarts of motorcycle grade oil after an oil and filter change. You always check the oil with the bike on the centerstand, so it is standing straight up and then just dipping the stick into the filler hole, NOT screwed into the hole....

Motorcycle Repair: New Honda Rebel Possibly Running Rich, honda rebel, cold mornings
honda rebel, cold mornings, spark plug: Hi Steve, The bike is less than a year old and should still be under warranty. Let the dealer take a look at it for you, this is not something that should be left for you to sort out. I d have a look at the spark plug and then decide if the mixture is off....

Motorcycle Repair: oil leaking through the air filter, carburater, rubber valves
carburater, rubber valves, breather tube: What is happening is, since the bike has been sitting, is oil weeped into the bottom end. The oil pump has a check valve that is suppose to stop weeping. Over time oil has gone passed it. If you start the bike and let it run for a while it should stop. the...

Motorcycle Repair: no oil to top end, sportster 883, oil drip
sportster 883, oil drip, head bolts: It takes quit a while to get alot of oil to the top end and you might not be giving it enough time. If you were not getting any oil in the top end you would be getting alot of rattling. Since you didnt make any changes to the top end, except for gaskets, you...

Motorcycle Repair: what oil weight on my S&S motor, weight oil, quarts
weight oil, quarts, harley: I am going a assunm you are talking about the primary. You can use any oil that is made for the primary of a harley. It is either semi-synethic or full synethic. You put it in from the center cover and you add about 1.5 quarts Good luck and happy riding ...

Motorcycle Repair: points setting, harley owner, harley shop
harley owner, harley shop, heritage softail: Just set the points on the small lobe, dont worry about setting it on the wide lobe. They should be set at .018. Since your plugs are fouling then you have a spark problem. I would replace the condenser. If they are still fouling then you need to do a OHMs...

Motorcycle Repair: poping out deceleration, thunder monster baffles, big city thunder monster baffles
thunder monster baffles, big city thunder monster baffles, best bet: With the setup you have, you are probably sucking air through the exhaust, which will cause the popping. You dont have enough back pressure. Your best bet is to call dyno jet and explain your problem and they might have a map you can download or can write...

Motorcycle Repair: primary drive chain replacment, clutch basket, harley fat boy
clutch basket, harley fat boy, compression tool: At 25,000 miles you should be fine. they should last 80,000 to 100,000 miles, no problem. If you want to change it however, you need to remove the primary cover, the clutch basket and the primary nut. You will need a impact wrench to get the nut off and a...

Motorcycle Repair: rear shocks, air shocks, cb 900
air shocks, cb 900, rear shocks: Charles, after 28 years, I think that they are dying a slow death. You can try airing up the system, spraying some soapy water around the various joints where the O-rings and seals are, in hopes that the leak is external somewhere. Otherwise, you can measure...

Motorcycle Repair: Shutting down around 50mph, speedometer needle, petcock
speedometer needle, petcock, loose connection: Since your bike has a choke, then its carberated. Since you are loosing power, like the key was shut off, then you have a short. you would need to follow the wiring from the battery to the ignition switch to the ignition. You probably have a loose connection....

Motorcycle Repair: Smoke Problem, compression tester, plug hole
compression tester, plug hole, masood: You will need to borrow or buy a compression tester, which plugs into the spark plug hole. Spin the engine on the starter with the throttle wide open, to get a reading. All readings on cylinders should be within 10% of each other. Good luck, Ja...

Motorcycle Repair: Speedometer acting strange., sppedo, speedometer
sppedo, speedometer, certain age: Sppedo s and tacho s of a certain age can get slow to respond. The fluid in the coupling gets old and causes the damping to increase. Short of finding a replacement speedometer I don t think you ll be able to fix this, unless you send it out for reapir to...

Motorcycle Repair: Sportster, pushrod, pushrods
pushrod, pushrods, tappets: Put the lifter at the bottom of its travel for the pushrod that you selected to adjust first then adjust the pushrod out until the pushrod is long enough to just fill the area up, no up and down movement but you should be able to turn it by hand. this would...

Motorcycle Repair: Sportster Starter problem, clutch basket, clutch plates
clutch basket, clutch plates, starter problem: Check the starter gear to make sure its contacting the gear on the clutch basket. Also, check the starter gear to make sure it only turn in one direction. If it spins on the shaft in both directions then it needs replace Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: SS125A & CL125A production numbers, honda products, ahmc
honda products, ahmc, bill silver: Dan, about 10 years ago I had a contact within AHMC who was able to access sales figures for some of the 1960s bikes for me, but I never asked about the 125As and he has since left the company. I have never owned either version of the 125A series bikes,...

Motorcycle Repair: No Start, starter solenoid, foot pegs
starter solenoid, foot pegs, starter switch: Your clicking is the starter relay. There are two things that can be wrong. One is the relay itself, not sending juice to the starter solenoid. the other is the solenoid itself. What you need to do is test the relay. You would have to get the bike so it doesnt...

Motorcycle Repair: Starter winding out not engaging, clutch basket, jackshaft
clutch basket, jackshaft, fxd: Check the teeth on the gear of the jackshaft and the teeth on the clutch basket to make sure they are not damaged. Check the coupler behind the jackshsft to make sure its not stripped. If it is all good then install the starter and the jackshaft and bump the...

Motorcycle Repair: Starting, rm 250, dirt bike
rm 250, dirt bike, plug hole: I would put some diesel into the spark plug hole, and just ease on the kick starter; or if you want to be really careful, take the head off and check the bore. If you try and turn it over, and there is significant corrosion in there, you could cause big damage......

Motorcycle Repair: Starting a bike, rigth side, battery life
rigth side, battery life, clutch: Well I hope you are on the rigth side of this reply... I would imagine that the starting in gear will cause more drain on the battery because of increased drag when the starter is activated. However cycling a battery is not a bad thing, as long as it is...

Motorcycle Repair: seat pan, honda cb900 custom, honda cb1100f
honda cb900 custom, honda cb1100f, 1982 honda cb900: Hi Amy, You can try Ebay... see this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-CB1100F-CB900F-ORIGINAL-SEAT---ONLY-500-MILES!_W0QQitemZ130315095868QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090626?IMSfp=TL0906261810001r35397 Or you can try the swapmeets for items like...

Motorcycle Repair: sputtering and backfiring thru intake, intake leak, sensers
intake leak, sensers, stock bike: There are a couple of things that can cause the above problem. Coil is bad, plug wires are bad, and intake leak. You can do a OHMs test on the coil and plug wires and check the intake leak by starting the bike and spraying a little carb cleaner around the...

Motorcycle Repair: steering, torque specs, triple trees
torque specs, triple trees, sportster: In order the remove the steering lock the whole front end has to come off. It cant be removed unless the triple trees are removed. I would suggest getting a service manual if you are going to do this yourself. You will find pics and how to remove everything...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle Cable Adjustment, honda xr80r, throttle cables
honda xr80r, throttle cables, proper tension: Most throttle cables have an adjuster on them. You would have to follow the cable and locate the adjuster. It would be a turning point ont he cable. If you dont have one then you would have to look on the carb and see if there is an adjuster on it. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: Can't find neutral., clutch lever, netural
clutch lever, netural, thanks alot: Alot of harleys, even with aftermarket trans, have trouble finding netural. Ont he shifter cam there is a very small space for netural and at times its hard to hit when the bike is running, but pops right in when not running. In order to check the shifter...

Motorcycle Repair: tail light, 1980 honda cm400, cbx
1980 honda cm400, cbx, tail light: I am assuming your normal tail light is NOT working otherwise your question makes no sense. Anyway, since the brak light works, the ground should be OK so look for a broken or disconnected cable which is supposed to have 12V on it when the rear light is supposed...

Motorcycle Repair: timing?, sportster 1200, clutch fluid
sportster 1200, clutch fluid, gasket: Are you talking about he whole cam cover? If you are then you need to remove it if you slide it out. There is a gasket behind it and it will probably leak. You also could have loosened the timing plate behind the timing pickup. It sites in a groove and will...

Motorcycle Repair: tipped over vento motorcycle, vento motorcycle, spark plug
vento motorcycle, spark plug, senor: That should not have tripped anything. For the bike to start you need fuel, compression and spark. You can check for spark, and if you have spark and the engine sounds normal when trying to start, remove a spark plug and see if it is getting fuel. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: top end noise bad rattle, clack clack, click clack
clack clack, click clack, needle bearings: the more loose the pushrods are, in solids, the more they rattle. You are going to get some lifter noise, just because you have to have vlave lash for the solids. When setting them make sure you do it cold and once you have them set, the pushrod should just...

Motorcycle Repair: transmission leak, shaft seal, transmission leak
shaft seal, transmission leak, shovelhead: There is a seal betweent he mainshaft and 4th gear you probably need to replace. Its inside 4th gear at the end. When you pull it apart and if you see that the main seal is still leaking then you need to replace the spacer that the seal ride on. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: vibration, wt oil, metzler tires
wt oil, metzler tires, fork legs: First thing you need to do is check your tires. Since that back one is bad, go ahead and replace it. Check the front for wear. run your hand over it, it should feel smooth. If not then its worn too and needs replaced. See if that doenst solve your problem...

Motorcycle Repair: voltage regulator, harley fatboy, ac volts
harley fatboy, ac volts, stator: There is no test for the voltage regulator. What you need to do is test the stator. If the stator passes then the regulator is bad. To test the stator, unplug the regulator, and test from one pin of the stator to ground for OHMs. Do this at the other pin....

Motorcycle Repair: Won't start, starter button, new spark
starter button, new spark, spark plugs: Is there a current draw when you press the starter button? Does the headlight dim a little? if not suspect the starter button itself. if there is an audible click coming from under the seat, then suspect the solenoid or the starter itself. Good luck,...

Motorcycle Repair: yamaha yzf r6 cooling, coolant level, honda bikes
coolant level, honda bikes, radiator cap: No you do not have to take out the thermostat, the coolant will be able to flow through it. It clearly states in my profile that I ONLY work with aircooled Honda bikes. Your manual should give you the information you need. However look at the engine and...

Motorcycle Repair: 01 flhri electrical, gauge works, fuel gauge
gauge works, fuel gauge, dash switch: On your bike, you dont hae relays, you have fuses. You have a short in the lighting system. What you need to do is when its off, strat tracing the wires from the ignition switch to the lights. Make sure you check all the connections to make sure they are tight....

Motorcycle Repair: '04 Ultra Classic Voltage Regulator, ac volts, volt ohm meter
ac volts, volt ohm meter, diagnostic light: Any time you have a regulator problem you should test the stator. It might have caused the problem. To test it, go to the wires coming out of the stator. Do a OHMs test on wire to wire and then each wire to ground. You should get OHMs from wire to wire and...

Motorcycle Repair: 06 harley ultra classic fork slider removal, allen screw, brake calibers
allen screw, brake calibers, fork oil: Start by draining the fork oil. Remove the front wheel, fender and brake calibers. Inside the under side of the fork is a allen screw. Remove it. Take the lower and slide it downward and it will come off. Install in reverse. You will have to have a vaccumn...

Motorcycle Repair: 1964 Honda Dream headlight, ebay sellers, replaceable bulbs
ebay sellers, replaceable bulbs, beam units: Rich, the Dixie International warehouses in Ohio had reproductions made under the Superior brand, back in the 1960s and sometimes you will find those sealed beam units for sale on Ebay and elsewhere. They don t say STANLEY on the glass which is a big clue....

Motorcycle Repair: 1970 sl175 Honda, can of worms, couple days
can of worms, couple days, travis: Travis, Im sorry to say that I think you have the proverbial can of worms . What I would do if I were in your shoes is to purchase a manual from the dealer that contained a good wiring diagram and rewire the bike completely, making darn sure that you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1972 450 scrambler, plate adjustments, carb settings
plate adjustments, carb settings, throttle arm: Randy... there are several calibrations for the carburetors, so look for a series number stamped on the body. I assume that you synchronized the throttle arm cables carefully after you cleaned the carb sets. Before fiddling with the carb settings, you must...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda CB500T, bill silver, performance problems
bill silver, performance problems, coils: Kenn, it isn t all that critical, but the tune-up book from Honda shows 90 degrees on the 2cyl scale. What is REALLY important is that the points are never both closed at the same time. If you close the points down too much, they will both be closed momentarily...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 sportster starting problem, air fuel mixture, air fuel mixture screw
air fuel mixture, air fuel mixture screw, timming: you should set the air/fuel mixture screw at about 1 1/2 turns. I idle screw can be set until the bike is running. Make sure your pushrods are not to tight or you will have trouble starting it. When trying to start the bike, put your hand over the carb and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 honda xr80, cr series, plug caps
cr series, plug caps, honda dealers: Cory, the spark plug is a NGK C-7HS(A) which may be superseded by a CR-7HS or you can use a ND U22FS http://www.scooterdomain.com/SPARK_PLUG_BOX_OF_10_C7HS_p/n-1-c7hns-box.htm Not sure why local Honda dealers or M/C parts houses wouldn t carry one of...

Motorcycle Repair: 1982 honda cm250, honda cm250, crankshaft seal
honda cm250, crankshaft seal, cmsnl: Erik, the tool is about 10-15 bucks.... the cost of the rotor is about 150 bucks.... What do you want to gamble on? Unless you make some other changes to the bike, a 30mm carb might make a little difference, but you will have to fiddle with it to get it...

Motorcycle Repair: 1982 honda v45 magna, honda v45 magna, 1982 honda v45 magna
honda v45 magna, 1982 honda v45 magna, honda magna: Sounds like the battery came with a breather tube cover that was not removed. On the side of the battery will be a little tube, normally has a red or pinkish rubber cover over it when new. Remove this cover (carefully, may be pressure behind it) and connect...

Motorcycle Repair: 1982 honda v45 sabre wiring, honda v45 sabre, starter solenoid
honda v45 sabre, starter solenoid, starter clutch: Gilbert... here is a link to a wiring diagram: http://www.denbrook.com/Motorcycles/Schematics/82_V45_Sabre.pdf As you can see, there is a lot going on with these bikes and the wiring systems. Take one system at a time, though. A 12v test light and/or...

Motorcycle Repair: 1984 500 shadow, pin holes, rubber pieces
pin holes, rubber pieces, honda shadow: Kevin, Remove your carbs and clean them thoroughly, Make sure that all of the rubber pieces are intact(diaphragms, intake manifolds etc.) IF your bike has air cutoff valves on the sides of the carbs, (im not sure on this) then make sure that they arent...

Motorcycle Repair: 1984 Goldwing, metal shavings, goldwing 1200
metal shavings, goldwing 1200, drive shaft: Fred, based on your brief description and the history of the bike as a trike, I would take a look at the drive shaft universal joint, unless the sound is further back. Sometimes sounds from the final drive can be amplified or transferred along the swing arm....

Motorcycle Repair: 1984 Honda Shadow Starting Problems, rubber diaphragm, nylon screen
rubber diaphragm, nylon screen, honda motorcycle: Doug, it is a good idea to have the valves adjusted first, and have the compression readings verified. That way you know that you have a sound engine to continue to troubleshoot. The carburetors have enricheners that open ports that add air and extra fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1985 Honda VT700 lowering seat height, honda vt700, upholstery shop
honda vt700, upholstery shop, platform boots: PLATFORM BOOTS??? COOL... but not enough, huh? : ) Just a joke there... There are several options: http://www.scootworks.com/shop.cgi/page=partshonlower.htm/SID=PUT_SID_HERE http://progressivesuspension.com/prodSearchResults.aspx?yearID=1983&makeID=40&modelID=747...

Motorcycle Repair: 1986 Suzuki intruder 700, suzuki intruder, clutch slave
suzuki intruder, clutch slave, clutch: Jason, If your clutch is cable operated, adjust the cable and clutch . If you are hydraulically operated(which I think they are). You will need to bleed the clutch slave and see if that helps, the worst thing is that you will have to replace the clutch...

Motorcycle Repair: 1989 Goldwing GL 1500, goldwing trike, spark plug wires
goldwing trike, spark plug wires, compression test: Kirk, First thing is a compression test on the bad side...Next thing is to pull the timing belt cover( I assume that the 6 cyl cams are driven by a belt, I know that the 4 s are) and check to make sure that you havent jumped time . This will cause lousy...

Motorcycle Repair: 1989 Goldwing gl1500, honda tech, cam timing
honda tech, cam timing, honda dealer: KIrk, Do a leak down test on your problem side . This should reveal any bent valves...but the compression test should also reveal some discrepancies. Here is an idea from way out in left field that I would check on...I dont know how the cam gear is affixed...

Motorcycle Repair: 1993 FLHR completely dies for 15 seconds, flhr, wiring connections
flhr, wiring connections, instrument panel: Since your lights and everything are going off then you are losing power. I would start by checking the cables on the battery, at both ends. If that is not the problem then check your wiring connections from the battery to the ignition switch. Good luck and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1995 Honda shadow ace vt 1100c2, honda shadow ace, safety switch
honda shadow ace, safety switch, day water: Brian, Sounds to me like you got water in your safety switch or switches. You should have a switch on your sidestand, that is most likely the culprit.... Here is what I would try...leave your bike out in the sun and let it dry for half a day( water...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Roadking fuel Injected 50k phaseII racing cam Straight pipes with Power cones, hd shop, straight pipes
hd shop, straight pipes, intake leak: First, you need to fix the intake leak in order to get the bike running right. Since the plugs are black, you are running rich. The two problem of that could be either the coil is bad or the download is incorrect. I would start by doing a OHMs test ont he...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 DYNA LOWRIDER, intake leak, rpms
intake leak, rpms, whole time: It sounds like you have a intake leak and once the motor warms up the leak seals from the expanding of the engine. Check it with some carb cleaner. Spray a little around the intake with the motor running. If the RPMs go up, then you have a leak Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Harley 1200 Sportster rocker box gasket, sportster 1200, head bolts
sportster 1200, head bolts, pushrods: Remove the tank and remove the 4 allen head bolts holding the top cover on. Remove it and the center ring. Remove the 3 7/16 bolts and the two allen head bolts on the left side. Then remove the four 1/2 inch bolts. You will have to remove the two pushrods...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Harley Davidson Wide Glide, battery engine, sensers
battery engine, sensers, harley davidson: You are charging fine. Since your check engine light is coming on what you will need to do is hae a dianostic run on the bike to see what the problem is. One of the sensers might be going bad, but without the dianostic you will not know Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 sportster clutch cable replacement, clutch cable, clutch lever
clutch cable, clutch lever, cable replacement: If you are removeing the cable then you have to remove the primary cover. To remove it you need to remove the back cover on the primary cover. Behind it there is a spring, a locking nut and then the adjuster nut. remove the adjuster nut by turning the adjuster...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Harley Dyna Super Glide charging problem, harley dyna, ac volts
harley dyna, ac volts, stator: for the OHMs use the lowest setting. Yes, they have to show no OHMs. If they do then it means it grounded and bad. On the AC volts it needs to be around 60 volts. If not, then its bad There is no test for the regulator. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Low Rider Oil Pan, replacement warrant, frame tubes
replacement warrant, frame tubes, screw out: You dont need to jack up the motor, unless you want to. If you look at the top of the engine you can only raise it about 1/2 inch of you remove the motor mount bolts and top mounts. I have taken the pan out without doing this Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Road King Classic (FLHRCI) Clutch Adjustment, clutch adjustment, clutch lever
clutch adjustment, clutch lever, flhrci: Check your clutch lever, you should have about 1/8 inch play in it. If you need to adjust it follow the cable to the rubber boot. Slide the boot out of the way, loosen the lucknut and adjust the cable and retighten the locknut Good luck and happy riding ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 twincam A from a dyna lowrider fits what other frames?, dyna lowrider, softails
dyna lowrider, softails, softtail frame: Hate to say this, but I messed up! The engine and trans you have will fit any FX type frame. You can still use the trans, but you would have to change the case. the difference in the engine is the engine in the softtail has a counter balancer in it and yours...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 yamaha Roadstar, starter button, wire connections
starter button, wire connections, battery voltage: Maria, Run your bike until you feel it is at a temp that will make it act up. Test through the solenoid circuit to make sure it is functional...battery voltage 12-14 volts on the supply side of the solenoid...battery voltage on the activation wire when...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Harley Davidson touring bike., wheel alignment, porta power
wheel alignment, porta power, harley davidson: In the old days, Harley used to put the measurements in their service manuals, but they dont do it any more. You would either have to check with a frame shop who specialize in straighting frames or check with harley itself to get that info. Good luck and...

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 Nightster Engine Knock/Cutout, senser, engine knock
senser, engine knock, cold start: Your knocking is probably from a lifter bleeding down. It should hold pressure, but sometimes they bleed. It won hurt anything, just a bother. If your bike is still under warrenty, I would have the dealership change it out. I would have the dealership run...

Motorcycle Repair: 250cc ideas, motorcycle safety course, honda rebel 250
motorcycle safety course, honda rebel 250, weekend pleasure: Andres, The Honda Rebel 250 and 450 make good beginner bikes. They are both very dependable. If you are intending to use the bike for city commuting or weekend pleasure then a 250 is a great choice...they do not do well on the highway...they are a bit...

Motorcycle Repair: 49 Panhead Kick Starting Issues, mount victory ohio, panhead chopper
mount victory ohio, panhead chopper: try starting it by, with the ignition off, twist the throttle a couple of times and kick it over. Then turn the choke on and the ignition. Kick it and see if it starts. If it doenst, do the same as above. Also, pull your plugs and let me know what color they...

Motorcycle Repair: RE: 50cc scooter won't turn over???, continuity test, new scooter
continuity test, new scooter, magneto: Gary, Not necessarily, there is specified ratings for the ohm readings for each wire. If you can obtain the specs from a dealer , then you can properly test to see if your mag is working. If you can give me the make and model again , I will be happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 68 xlh sportster, xlh sportster, clutch basket
xlh sportster, clutch basket, clutch cable: Check yoru chain adjustment on the primary. If its to loose it will make a noise. If that doesnt solve the problem I would check the motor sprocket nut and the clutch basket nut for tightness. On the primary, there is a bolt towards the bottom of the case...

Motorcycle Repair: 69 FLH Clutch plate dimentions, clutch plate, clutch plates
clutch plate, clutch plates, factory specs: There really is no tolerence. Harley never gave one in the service manal. It was left up to the dealer. What you need to do is an inspection on the clutch plates. If they are close to being worn to the metal plate, then they need replaced. If they are glazed...

Motorcycle Repair: 73 shovelhead, cylender, oil line
cylender, oil line, white smoke: To check the oiler disconnect the oil line going to the primary from the oil pump and run the bike and see if oil is being pumped. If you are blowing some white smoke, the you are burning some oil. the oil is probably getting passed the pinston rings or the...

Motorcycle Repair: 73 sportster xlch, jb weld, helicoil
jb weld, helicoil, drain hole: JB weld isnt going to work and a self tapping plug will probably strip out in time since the case is thin. About the only repair that is going to be permanent is first,remove the helicoil. If you have enough metal to work with, you can drill it out and install...

Motorcycle Repair: 79 sportster, clutch, screw
clutch, screw, good luck: Looking at the bottom of the primary, close to the center, you will see a small screw. Remove it and fill the primary until the oil runs out thatscrew hole with the bike sitting upright. Put the screw back in and your good to go Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: '84 softail starter, clutch basket, gear teeth
clutch basket, gear teeth, broken teeth: You have to pull the starter and behind the starter you will find a cover for the gear. It will have 2 bolts in it, holding it to the inner primary cover. remove the bolts and the cover will come out. You will also have to remove the primary cover, clutch...

Motorcycle Repair: 88 honda vtr 250 interceptor, honda vtr 250, honda interceptor
honda vtr 250, honda interceptor, honda motorcycle: Dewayne... The pulse generators (http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-vtr250-interceptor-1988/o/m2922) start the ignition process, by generating reference signals to the ignition control module. The module (REAR FENDER illustration)...

Motorcycle Repair: 883 Iron handlebar alignment, correct position, handlebars
correct position, handlebars, bolts: If it were me I would take it back to the dealer and have them do it, but if you want to do it yourself then you have to loosen the fork bolts and then twist the handlebars back to the correct position and then tightne the fork bolts Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: '94 Ultra Classic Tour Glide, air breather, garage floor
air breather, garage floor, gasket: get under the bike and look straight up where the oil is dripping and look to see where its coming from. If there is a hose right above the oil then its the breather which wont hurt anything. If its a gasket, then it will have to be changed out or it will...

Motorcycle Repair: bad Coils or faulty electronic ignition?, drag pipes, racehorse
drag pipes, racehorse, electronic ignition: the ignition might not be orgional, since you can put rivits back in after removing them. Since your plugs are good, then it probably not a ignition problem, but a carb problem. I would recheck the carb for dirt as well as the petcock filter. If the coil was...

Motorcycle Repair: Transmission, blown head gasket, clutch adjustment
blown head gasket, clutch adjustment, temp gauge: First, you need to determine if its the clutch or trans. Jack the bike up and remove the spark plugs and see if you can turn the wheel. If you can, then its probably not the transmission. If you cant, then your transmission is locked up. Probably in-between...

Motorcycle Repair: is my bike worth fixing- 2003 vt 750 shadow spirit, air chambers, vt 750 shadow
air chambers, vt 750 shadow, shadow spirit: I am afraid that we have reached a point that makes it difficult for me to speculate...my advise would be to take it to a repair shop and let them fix it. It sounds as if you still have a fuel related issue, but without being able to see the bike or put my...

Motorcycle Repair: brake light, rear caliper, light bracket
rear caliper, light bracket, ohm meter: Martin, Sounds to me like you have a faulty brake lite switch...it should be a two post switch located on or near your rear master cylinder(switch number one)... Trace your hydraulic brake line from the rear caliper up to the rear master and you should...

Motorcycle Repair: Cam chain tensioner 76 CB750A, honda cb750a, crankshaft rotation
honda cb750a, crankshaft rotation, nut and bolt: It is better to do the camchain tensioner adjustment with the motor off. It is too easy to tighten down the bolt when the plunger is on the outbound motion, instead of the inbound direction. If you put a wrench on the end of the crankshaft, you can turn...

Motorcycle Repair: Carb, low rider, harley
low rider, harley, good luck: You should be able to rebuild the carb, but if you cant, the first part number you gave me is the harley part number for the carb. Harley probably donest have that carb anymore, so if you need a new one just order the keihin carb for 76-89. the second number...

Motorcycle Repair: Carb Jetting, straight pipes, jet sizes
straight pipes, jet sizes, airbox: I m running 75 and 110 in my racing CBX. You have to check low rpm performance, to establish the low running mixture, so run at low revs for a while, cut the engine and check the plugs. Repeat for mains. I would vote for leaving it stock, but that means...

Motorcycle Repair: Carb problems, stock air filter, air fuel mixture
stock air filter, air fuel mixture, drag pipes: Since you said your biek is stock and probably have a stock carb, you dont have a idle jet. the air/fuel misture screw is for idle. Once just off idle the intermediate jet takes over. Since the plugs are not fouled the jets are not to big. Fouling would cause...

Motorcycle Repair: Carbs, old harleys, honda vt600c
old harleys, honda vt600c, cmsnl: Lisa, I would start out by draining the fuel tank, removing the petcock so you can inspect the filter screen inside, the replace the fuel filter to ensure that no more contamination is coming into the fuel system. http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-vt600c-shadow-vlx-1993-us_model7646/partslist/F++13.html...

Motorcycle Repair: Carburetor, address phone number, dirt bike
address phone number, dirt bike, question thanks: Bennett, You box it and ship it to Johnson Motors, 378 US Highway 11, Marathon, NY 13803. Include your name, address, phone number. I will clean it for you for 20 bucks and the cost of the return postage(it will take me a half hour to 45 minutes) I...

Motorcycle Repair: CB900 C 1982, honda cb900 custom, 1982 honda cb900
honda cb900 custom, 1982 honda cb900, regulator rectifier: http://www.electrosport.com/technical-resources/library/diagnosis/fault-finding-guide.php http://www.electrosport.com/technical-resources/library/known-issues/street_45500.php Replace the rotor and all should be well, if the other components haven t...

Motorcycle Repair: Charging System, yamaha virago, regulator rectifier
yamaha virago, regulator rectifier, battery cables: Scott, You have good battery voltage as a starting point... I do not have the specs for the stator output...if the dealer will not give them to you , you may be forced to purchase a service manual for specs and test procedure.. I have not seen...

Motorcycle Repair: Clutch on 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650, honda nighthawk 650, 1985 honda nighthawk 650
honda nighthawk 650, 1985 honda nighthawk 650, 1985 honda nighthawk: Thomas, If it is a cable operated clutch, check to make sure that the cable has not come unhooked at the clutch end....if everything is connected properly and you feel resistance at the hand lever, adjust the lever so that there is 1/8 of an inch between...

Motorcycle Repair: Clutch basket repari, clutch basket, compression tool
clutch basket, compression tool, sprocket: You are going to need a clutch compression tool to remove the clutch basket. You would have to remove the primary cover, motor sprocket, chain adjuster and then the clutch spring with the tool, Then remove the clutch basket nut and it will slide off. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: Clutch not engaging, 1981 honda cm400, flat open space
1981 honda cm400, flat open space, clutch springs: Clutches seize on when not used. You should be able to free it, get the bike started in gear on a flat open space like a shopping mall car park, and pull the clutch in while blipping the throttle and hitting the brakes. It should free pretty quickly... ...

Motorcycle Repair: CM450E Honda running light/left turn bulb, left turn signal, filament bulb
left turn signal, filament bulb, dual filament: Kirk, the front running lights have a dual filament bulb... usually a common 1157 bulb available at auto parts stores and elsewhere. The running lights stay on all the time, unless the high beams are selected. The separate turn signal filament flashes when...

Motorcycle Repair: carb problem, suzuki gs 650, air intakes
suzuki gs 650, air intakes, full throttle: This could be carbs, but could also be bad air intakes, false air (perished carb inlet mounting rubber) or indeed even a blocked exhaust (less likely but possible if there is corrosion inside) Have the carbs been messed with, has somebody changed the jets?...

Motorcycle Repair: carb problems, harley engine, indian scout
harley engine, indian scout, rear cylinder: Your plugs are fouling so it can be a couple of things. I would doa OHMs test on the coil and plug wires to make sure they are good and within limits. If they are not then replace them as a weak coil or plug wires will cause fouling. Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: changing starter, harley sportster, clutch cable
harley sportster, clutch cable, gear shift: the gear shift will slide off if you have the bolt out. Its just tight. You may have to pry it off. To get the primary cover off you have to remove the derby cover at the back of the primary. Remove the spring behind that, the nut and then loosen the adjuster...

Motorcycle Repair: cl77 Honda battery elininator, honda chopper, honda design
honda chopper, honda design, battery eliminator: All the battery eliminators are electrically just a big condenser that stores voltage for use in the system. This isn t an item for vintage Hondas, as the charging system is both - NEG ground and the Honda design uses the battery as both storage and voltage...

Motorcycle Repair: Electrical/Idling problem, ok coral, voltage test
ok coral, voltage test, pouring rain: It sounds like the lighting is robbing the ignition of voltage causing the bike to stall. I would do a voltage test on the stator and see what its putting out. You can test it by using a ac volt meter at the stator wires. let me know what it is at idle and...

Motorcycle Repair: Electrical issues with lights constantly on, filament bulbs, dual filament
filament bulbs, dual filament, filament bulb: Tony, there is somewhat of a wiring diagram online at: http://www.kzrider.com/archive/images/public/img-1126756980.jpg Front turn signals generally are dual filament, as they serve as running lights when the bike is running and the headlights are on LOW...

Motorcycle Repair: electrical, honda magna 750, electronic ignition control
honda magna 750, electronic ignition control, electronic control module: Jay, not getting any spark at either coil set is somewhat rare and might indicate a problem with the KILL switch on the right handlebar, ignition switch or the Electronic Ignition control module. Is the battery fully charged? These ignitions are transistorized,...

Motorcycle Repair: electrical problems, suzuki gs450, jap bikes
suzuki gs450, jap bikes, salvage yard: Bryan, I am not an expert on the older Jap bikes. The last one of these I had in the shop was running on just one cylinder( like yours) and the dealer told me that the only way to trouble shoot was to substitute known good parts for the suspect parts....

Motorcycle Repair: Front end for a 2007 Sportster, sportsters, v twin
sportsters, v twin, front ends: About the biggest tire you will fit is a 130/90-19 Companies do make 41 MM front ends for sportsters, which is bigger than a wide glide. If you look at tedds v-twin manufacturing catalog online you can see the 41 MM front ends Good luck and happy riding ...

Motorcycle Repair: excessive oil, clutch adjustment, clutch basket
clutch adjustment, clutch basket, excessive oil: If you have oil in the primary, other than primary oil, then its coming through the main seal behind the motor sprocket. Another thing is can be is in the late 80 s harley had a problem with the cases leaking through and around the steel insert where the bearing...

Motorcycle Repair: Fuel controller needed?, fatbob, power commander
fatbob, power commander, spark plugs: About he only way for you to tell, unless you run the bike on a dyno, is to pull the spark plugs and check them. If they are white, then you are running lean. Lean means hotter and runs with less horses. Also, if you run to lean, you can burn a valve. If they...

Motorcycle Repair: Charging System, starter button, alternator
Motorcycle Repair: Charging System, starter button, alternator, triple crown

Motorcycle Repair: Clutch not engaging
Motorcycle Repair: Clutch not engaging

Motorcycle Repair: PAGSTA MINI, air leak, intake manifold
Motorcycle Repair: PAGSTA MINI, air leak, intake manifold, bolts

Motorcycle Repair: can not find fuel filter, honda vt750, dirty fuel
honda vt750, dirty fuel, gas tank: The original fuel filter hon Honda s is inside of the gas tank, usually part of the fuel tep. Check the flow coming out of the gas tank to see if your fuel supply is OK. If not then change the filter or clean the filter; also check the inside of the gas...

Motorcycle Repair: fork cups, triple trees, two pieces
triple trees, two pieces, caliber: First you have to jack the bike up and remove the front wheel, fender, brake caliber, forks and triple trees. To get the old cups out, they are usually tight, you will have to use a long punch to drive them out. Once they are out install the new ones by pressing...

Motorcycle Repair: General question, kawasaki kz550, regulator rectifier
kawasaki kz550, regulator rectifier, bill silver: Hi, well it is a general question.... First of all... the fully charged battery may only be holding a surface charge. It must be checked under load, usually with a battery tester, to ensure that all the cells are good and it is ready for service. Second,...

Motorcycle Repair: Gl500, honda gl500, gas tank
honda gl500, gas tank, fuel flow: Sounds like you had some old contamination in the gas tank, and it may have clogged the filter or is in the carbs. If you have a filter, change it. Check the fuel flow out of the tap, if that is OK then you will need to clean the carbs... Good luck, ...

Motorcycle Repair: gas leaking from carb air vent tube, honda cb750, vent tube
honda cb750, vent tube, air vent: You are right ...you have one or more needles that are not sealing to the seat and allowing excess fuel in to the carbs and out the overflow into the vent....reclean the carbs and pay special attention to the needles and seats...also make sure your floats...

Motorcycle Repair: gearbox problem, yamaha yz 250, shift fork
yamaha yz 250, shift fork, gearbox: Simon, First thing to check for is a bent shift shaft. If it is strait,then you are going to have to start digging deeper...it could be a bad shift quadrant or a bent shift fork...you may end up pulling the motor down and going through the trans...no easy...

Motorcycle Repair: gt750 oil from exaust, running on only 2 cyl/w spark, water buffalo, exaust
water buffalo, exaust, plug hole: Hi Shawn, First thing I need to know is .....Have you done a compression test with a gauge and what numbers have you gotten? Afew things you can try (if you havent allready)switch plugs from a good cylinder to the bad one and see what happens...does...

Motorcycle Repair: H-D 95 Sportster Starter Motor, aaron miller, starter motor
aaron miller, starter motor, motorworks: Michael, I have a suggestion for you, but keep in mind, that I am in Upstate NY , so most of my connections are up here..lol. I would try Aaron Miller at Millers Motorworks ...He is not a HD dealer, but probably one of the most knowledgeable people I...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda CB450, bill silver, motorera
bill silver, motorera, drum brake: http://www.motorera.com/honda/h0450/sport/sport.htm Could be that there are different color schemes in other markets. The serial numbers indicate K2, but colors seem to be K3 style. Illustrations and parts lists on www.cmsnl.com site: Bill Silver...

Motorcycle Repair: Honda CBR 600 F 1994, cbr 600 f 1994, honda cbr 600
cbr 600 f 1994, honda cbr 600, small drain: John, Cant say that I know a lot about the CBR s , other than they are fast..lol. See if the carbs have small drain screws on the sides or bottoms of the float bowls, if they do, drain them...put some dry gas in the tank, but be sure not to overdo ...

Motorcycle Repair: harley master cylider, softail standard, brake fluid
softail standard, brake fluid, handle bar: Pumping it before putting brake fluid in didnt hurt anything. The hole in the master cylinder, where the fluid goes in, is very small and takes along time to pump up. When pumping, do it slowly and keep bleeding, it will take a while. It works best if you...

Motorcycle Repair: harley repair, clutch cable, sportster
clutch cable, sportster, gasket: First you need to drain the primary oil. Next, adjust clutch cable so there is some slack in it. Remove the bolts holding the cover on and remove the cover. Once the cover is back on, adjust the clutch cable and add your primary oil Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: honda frame paint color, honda atc, lacquer paint
honda atc, lacquer paint, honda atc250r: Adrian.... Scarlet Red it is.... Classic red color used on bikes all the way back to the 1960s. http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-atc250r-86-us_model7190/partslist/COLOR.html If left out in the sun too much the original lacquer paint tended to go ORANGE fairly...

Motorcycle Repair: Idling, voes, xlh
voes, xlh, misfit: Your bike Never had a VOES. Harley didnt start using them until 84. Once you start the bike, you still hve to leave the choke out a little for the motor to keep running. Once it warms up you can shut it off. If you shut it off to soon, the motor wont idle,...

Motorcycle Repair: Kick Starter on Honda CT 90, screw slot, clutch adjustment
screw slot, clutch adjustment, honda ct: Hi, Linda... The usual cause for that feeling that the engine has lost compression is due to the automatic clutch being out of adjustment or something is worn internally. The clutch adjuster is on the outside of the left case, with a lock nut and adjustment...

Motorcycle Repair: low beam blowing fuse, low beam, high beam
low beam, high beam, fuse: When you blow a fuse, like you have, you have a grounded wire somewhere. What you are going to have to do is trace the wires from the ignition to the fuse to the low beam to locate it. the switch could be bad so I would test it as well Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: low idle on fuel injected bike, fluid leaks, senser
fluid leaks, senser, throttle position: there are several things that can cause your problem. Throttle position senser is going bad, temp senser going bad ect. I would suggest that you take it in and have a dianostic run on the bike so you know what the problem is. That way youa re not changing...

Motorcycle Repair: morelli fuel injection, delphi system, harley dealer
delphi system, harley dealer, leatherland: I use a different approach to remapping the ECM. You should be able to remapp your bike. If you go the technoresearch web site you can locate a shop close to you which should be able to remapp your bike without problem. It will cost you alot less than changing...

Motorcycle Repair: motorcycle, honda cb1, naked bikes
honda cb1, naked bikes, chrome nickel: Andres, I always advise new riders to get some dirt or track experience first. It may sound backwards, but the road is not the place to get experience. Once you can ride the motorcycle without having to think about the motorcycle controls or operation,...

Motorcycle Repair: muffler question, honda xl, xl100
honda xl, xl100, bill silver: That might be a tough one now... search for any of the following numbers MUFFLER COMP. 18310-364-791 (18310-382-677) original number. also 18310-382-671 Note: this part is superseded by 18310-364-797. Fits both XL100 and XL125 http://www.musket.co.nz/mlbpdfsnew/MUSKET%202007%20CATALOGUE%2017.pdf...

Motorcycle Repair: Only one cylinder firing on idle, screw caps, suzuki intruder
screw caps, suzuki intruder, caps plugs: Paul... what does checked the carbs mean in terms of removal and cleaning? Most likely the idle jet is plugged up on the front cylinder. If you do take the carbs off, remove the idle mixture screw caps/plugs, so you can make some fine adjustments to the...

Motorcycle Repair: Open belt drive, harleys, bourget
harleys, bourget, good luck: Putting a open drive belt on is cosmetic. Some riders liek the looks of them. They dont really give you more power. Its one of those things yuo either like or dont like. the only thing I suggest is to get one with a guard. you dont want to get a pants leg...

Motorcycle Repair: oil, crankcase breather, haritage
crankcase breather, haritage, breather filter: What had happened is over time oil from the oil tank has weeped into the bottom end. When you start the bike the oil pump cant pump the oil back fast enough, so it comes out the breather. What you need to do is start the bike and let it run for a few minutes...

Motorcycle Repair: oil blowing past air cleaner, dyna low rider, filter area
dyna low rider, filter area, oil mist: Your heads are vented by the two bolts going into the heads close to the carb. At times a small mist of oil goes with the air and gets into the filter area. There are kits that you can get to vent the heads to the bottom end stoping hte problem Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: oil out of carb, filter area, air fliter
filter area, air fliter, question thanks: On each side of the carb, in the head, there are two bolts. They are hollow and they vent the pressure on the top end. It goes into the air cleaner as air. At times, because there is oil in the top end, a small mist of oil goes with it. There are two ways...

Motorcycle Repair: oil loss on 90 fxr, oil pumps, oil loss
oil pumps, oil loss, oil tank: assuming that you did put oil back in the oil tank next try taking the large plug out from the top of your oil pumps check valve and removing the spring and with a pencil magnet remove the check ball, oil should start coming out of this port after a few seconds...

Motorcycle Repair: overheated, cracked front disc, brake lever, stator
brake lever, stator, brake pads: There is no adjustment to the brake. You have a disk brake and the only thing that needs done is bleed the brake if you get air in the brake line. So I am not sure what they adjusted. If your brake locked up then the puck in the brake caliber locked up and...

Motorcycle Repair: PAGSTA MINI, marine mechanic, mini chopper
marine mechanic, mini chopper, new spark: Scott, From what you have described , I believe that your jetting is off on the carb...sounds like your main jet is a little fat...try the next size smaller and see if that helps. I honestly have no idea where to get parts...all I could recommend...

Motorcycle Repair: Primary chain, synthetic oil, electra
synthetic oil, electra, harley: You should check your primary chain about every 3000 miles. the chain is located inside the primary. There is an inspection plate in the center of the primary cover. With the bike sitting upright, remove the cover. You should have about 1/2 inch play in the...

Motorcycle Repair: Primary Gasket, 883 sportster, harley davidson
883 sportster, harley davidson, ozs: Time should take you about 45 minutes. First, drain the fluid. Loosen the adjuster on the cable so the cable is shorter. Now remove the rear derby cover on the primary cover. There will be a spring behind it and a well nut. remove them. Turn the adjuster...

Motorcycle Repair: pipe noise, cracked pipes, baffles
cracked pipes, baffles, chirp: Ken, First thing I would do , is switch the baffles from one pipe to the other and see if the chirp stays with the pipe or follows the baffle...If the noise stays with the pipe, I would check all of the points that it contacts the bike and make sure they...

Motorcycle Repair: pipes, stock pipes, biek
stock pipes, biek, good luck: your biek came from the factory a little lean. Chenging the pipes with free flowing pipes, which will make the sound you want, will lean it some more. After changing hte pipes you need to check how lean the bike is running and will probably have to remapp...

Motorcycle Repair: Rear Tailights/Not Flashing, filament bulbs, gray rectangle
filament bulbs, gray rectangle, rear fender: Since your filament bulbs work then your wiring is ok. The only things it can be is (1), load equalizer is not working, (2), wiring is not correct, (3) the LED bulbs are not pulling enough juice to make the equalizer to flash. Since the emergency flashers...

Motorcycle Repair: Running light problem, honda dealer, loose connection
honda dealer, loose connection, bike rides: Kirk G Take a test lite and see if you are getting power to the light, I suspect that you are not. It sounds to me like you have a bad power feed wire to that light. We can assume that your ground wire is fine, because your turn signal is working. Trace...

Motorcycle Repair: replacing clutch hub, replacing clutch, clutch lever
replacing clutch, clutch lever, clutch assembly: Drain the primary fluid and remove the primary cover. Behind it you will see the clutch. Loosen the cable for the clutch so it is shorter. Remove the 6 bolts holding the pressure plate on and you will see the clutches behind the pressure plate. Put it back...

Motorcycle Repair: road king handlebars, frip, mechanical work
frip, mechanical work, handlebars: Its pretty cut and dry. remove the controls. If the left frip is to tight or glued on you will have to cut it off and install some new grips on the new handlebars. remove the top cover over the handlebars and remove the bolts holding the bars on. Loosen the...

Motorcycle Repair: Shift Lever weld failure!, uphill slope, shift lever
uphill slope, shift lever, temporary solution: You need to check if there are any splines left on the selector shaft. If so you may be able to just buy the replacement shifter. If not, then the repair could be much more expensive if it is to be done properly, as you will need to replace the selector...

Motorcycle Repair: Sportster Running HOT, oil pressure gauge, intake leaks
oil pressure gauge, intake leaks, timing curve: Your plugs sound fine. If your bike was running lean it would run hotter, but is doesnt sound lean. Your oil pressure is fine as well. Your bike is designed to run from 200-240 degrees so its a little over. If you use synthetic oil it will run cooler. Also,...

Motorcycle Repair: STUCK EXHAUST VALVE, clearence, exhaust valve
clearence, exhaust valve, lifters: If your valves stick, then they are to tight in the valve guides. There is a clearence that needs to be between the valve and the guide. Having the proper clearence is the only way to keep a valve from sticking. As to the adjusting of the valves, are you...

Motorcycle Repair: Super E Carb adjustments, layman terms, carb adjustments
layman terms, carb adjustments, plug wires: First thing you need to determine is if its the carb or somthing else. Since your plugs are fouled it could be either the coil and plug wires or the carb itself. You can do a OHMs test on the coil and plug wires to make sure they are good. If they are ok,...

Motorcycle Repair: sporster spedo fuse, blown fuse, speedo
blown fuse, speedo, fuses: The fuses are located under the right cover or under the seat. There is no special fuse for the speedo. Check all the fuses for a blown fuse. If that is not the problem check the wiring connection to make sure it tight Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: sportster, intake leak, speed jet
intake leak, speed jet, info thanks: When you rebuilt the carb did you remove the low speed jet and insure it is not plugged, did you notice the size, if it is stock I m guessing that it is a size 42. It will run better with a 45. Also you could have a intake leak either where the intake mounts...

Motorcycle Repair: starter, yamaha 1100 vstar, starter solenoid wiring
yamaha 1100 vstar, starter solenoid wiring, wiring circuits: Janie... How old is the battery in your bike? If over a couple of years old, the plates may be damaged and the long ride may have vibrated the cells apart, causing a short in some cells and lowered the available voltage to the starter motor. If you turn...

Motorcycle Repair: starter trouble, interstate batteries, bolts
interstate batteries, bolts, starters: In order to remove the starter, you have to remove the primary cover to get to the starter bolts. You would have to disconnect the battery and the wire to the starter. Volt tech and All balls make good starters. i use interstate batteries. I would suggest...

Motorcycle Repair: starting problems, ct honda, valve clearances
ct honda, valve clearances, bill silver: Hi, got gas in the tank? Petcock ON or RESERVE? Choke on? Ever checked the valve clearances? .002 but they do need to have that much to run. Fouled spark plug? Always start with a fresh one, if you can. Make sure that it has a decent battery installed....

Motorcycle Repair: stuck throttle, honda twinstar, check ebay
honda twinstar, check ebay, honda cm200t: Sasha, I think that a new throttle cable and some carburetor cleaning is in store for this little bike. There may be some old gasoline varnish deposits on the slide that is causing it to stick, too. Proper cable routing is necessary, so it doesn t try to...

Motorcycle Repair: Throttle cables, stock cv carb, stock cables
stock cv carb, stock cables, ape hangers: S&S cam out with housing for the cables which will work with the stock cables, so you didnt have to change cables. Are you sure your putting the right cable in the right place on the carb? Did you loosen the cable adusters all the way before trying to install?...

Motorcycle Repair: Timing chain repalcement, bikebandit com, crankshaft rotation
bikebandit com, crankshaft rotation, houseofmotorcycles: Brian, it could well be the timing chain, but there is an adjustment on the tensioner, located on the back of the cylinders. It is a 10 minute job, at the most. Remove the dyno cover on the right side and find a good sized wrench/socket so you can turn...

Motorcycle Repair: throttle/idle cable adjustment, stock bars, throttle grip
stock bars, throttle grip, locknut: Go to the adjusters on the cables. They are close to the throttle. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjuster so there is slack int he cable. Start the bike and at the carb set the idle where you want it. The screw is located above where the cable goes in the...

Motorcycle Repair: top end job, valve job, question thanks
valve job, question thanks, service thanks: When the heads are removed the base gasket has to be replaced or it will leak, but like I stated before, a top end job consists of either replacing the pistons or re-ringing them. If neither was done, then you didnt get a complete top end job Good luck and...

Motorcycle Repair: torque specs, bolt torque, torque specs
bolt torque, torque specs, head bolt: To torque the heads you start with the front one on the left side if the bike and at the front bolt.Torque that bolt to 7ft/lbs. Go to the next one in a counter clock wise pattern and do the same for all bolts. Next go to 12-14 ft/lbs. Then mark each head...

Motorcycle Repair: transmission, splines, shaft
splines, shaft, clamps: Normally the gear selector is clamped on to the selector shaft using a pinch bolt, and there are splines on the shaft. Check the splines on the shaft and in the gear selector lever. If the splines are OK, check the thread in the gear selector lever, and...

Motorcycle Repair: twinstar, bill silver, test bill
bill silver, test bill, test light: Allan, generally when bulbs are good and fuses are good and battery is good and things aren t working, then the ground end of the circuits are disconnected. Use a good 12v test light to check circuits with, grounding the clip end and then testing for battery...

Motorcycle Repair: twinstar, troubleshooting diagrams, safe bet
troubleshooting diagrams, safe bet, bill silver: Allan, you weren t very descriptive in saying what kind of problems you are having with the lights. The lights depend in a fully charged battery, so if you have a weak/dying battery, the whole charging and lighting system is going to be in an unbalanced...

Motorcycle Repair: Valkyrie Carbs, speed jets, reputable repair shop
speed jets, reputable repair shop, f6c: Doug, You are going to have to remove the carbs, disassemble them one at a time and thoroughly clean them with carb cleaner and compressed air,removing each jet, cleaning it ,and the corresponding passage way...Your local honda dealer should have an exploded...

Motorcycle Repair: Valve noise, hydraulic lifters, wind noise
hydraulic lifters, wind noise, synthetic oil: As long as you change your oil when you are suppose to the oil is not breaking down. With heat the oil gets thin and you might get some lifter noise or the ticking you hear. It doenst hurt anything, just anoying. You can switch oils and that might help the...

Motorcycle Repair: voltage regulator prblem? or what else?, voltage gauge, radio cuts
voltage gauge, radio cuts, voltage test: What you need to do is unplug the regulator. Now you have two wires from the stator. Go from one wire with the OMH meter to ground. Should be no OHMs. now do the same thing with the other wire. When you do the AC volt test, use the wires coming from the stator...

Motorcycle Repair: Won't Idle, honda 750, keihin carbs
honda 750, keihin carbs, throtle: Hi, The Keihin carbs you have are renowned for troublesome idle circuits if the bike is stored. This will not likely clear up, as the passages are very small and the jets are tough to get to. But it can be done, however the cabs will have to come off again....

Motorcycle Repair: Yamaha 95 Roadstar will not start, volt meter, roadstar
volt meter, roadstar, rpms: Maria, Here is a couple things for you to try. With the bike running, and using a volt meter, check the voltage to the battery, it should read 12.5 to 13.5 volts....next, is to rev your bike to 3000 rpms and check your meter again....voltage should be...

Motorcycle Repair: 07 ultra random misfire, power comander, best bet
power comander, best bet, fuel pressure: Right now it could be about anything, but I would say its a intermitment short. Your best bet is to get a dianostic run on the bike. Even though you are showing no codes the dianostic is more complete and it will probably show up there Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 111 s&s noises, american iron horse, sowing machine
american iron horse, sowing machine, pushrods: Your ticking is from the hydrolic lifters. There are a couple of things to try to stop it. Once is change to synethic oil which might quiet them. the other thing is adjust the pushrods about 1/2 turn shorter. If both these fail, and it still bothers you, then...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 500 Triumph Motorcycle, chevy points, ebay
chevy points, ebay, triumph motorcycle: Bud, Gap for the plugs is 020 to 025 carb is a 926 . 170 main if single carb...140 mains if twin carbs. check ebay for a good used one...if you strike out then contact me . I should have a few used ones in stock 54419827 is the part number for...

Motorcycle Repair: 1968 Honda CT90, flywheel alignment, vital fuel
flywheel alignment, vital fuel, float bowl: Howard, the idle jet plugged up from sitting with old fuel in the float bowl. Next time, either drain the float bowl, the fuel tank and/or add stabilizer to the fuel when it is going to be parked for awhile. Remember that it is a battery-operated ignition...

Motorcycle Repair: 1971 honda cl 100, honda cl100, clutch disks
honda cl100, clutch disks, clutch pack: Bob, I was going to say that I think that #5 didn t get indexed on #2 here: http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cl100-scrambler-100-k1-us_model530/partslist/E++08.html If the pressure plate doesn t engage with the splines on the clutch, center, then the springs...

Motorcycle Repair: 1975 Honda 369t, compression stroke, head bolts
compression stroke, head bolts, honda shop: Mike-- It would be best to call your local Honda shop for the torque specs. They should be able to tell you right away. Sorry, i didn t have a better answer for you. Hope you find what you are looking for. For the timing, get the piston top dead center...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 CB750K runs erratic, honda cb750k, keihin carbs
honda cb750k, keihin carbs, timing light: Sounds like the idle circuit on #3 is still clogged. Did you take out the plug of #3 and have a look? This will tell you if it is lean or rich. My bet will be that it is lean compared to the others. Since both 2 and 3 fire off the same ignition circuit,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1977 xs750 triple, regulator rectifier, negative cable
regulator rectifier, negative cable, bill silver: Joseph, few things will kill a battery overnight. Unless you left the key ON in PARK position.. if it has one, then assuming no other aftermarket accessories are tied into the wiring, then the regulator/rectifier diodes have failed and the power drained out...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda CB550 Four Turn signals not working, turn signal flasher, lithium grease
turn signal flasher, lithium grease, wire colors: Mark , Make sure that you have power into the t/s switch and power back out...trace your power wire back down the harness to the signal..I dont know what the wire colors are , but you should be able to determine that from looking at the t/s wires...You...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Honda cb125, honda cb125, chain slides
honda cb125, chain slides, inch bolt: Doug-- I am not greatly sure with that certain bike. I don t want to mislead you. It may be best to get a manual for the bike. They are typically pretty reasonable. I m sorry i couldn t be anymore help. Hope all goes well for you. Let me know what you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 honda gold wing, honda gold wing, model questions
honda gold wing, model questions, directy: You re running out of fuel. Check that the gas cap vent is working. Take the fuel line off at the carb, switch the fuel on and watch the flow; it should be plenty and constant. If it stops after a while, then the vent is blocked. Good luck, Ja...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 Shovelhead, shovelhead, front end wobble
shovelhead, front end wobble, bearings: When you replaced the bearing did the you replace the race as well? If not then you will get a wobble. I would check the steering neck bearing. You can check it by holding the bike over on the stand so the front wheel is off the ground or put it on a stand....