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Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Honda GL 1500 Motor shuts off while riding, honda gl 1500, vacuum hose
honda gl 1500, vacuum hose, intermittent problems: Hi Jeff, I can understand the shop s reasoning for waiting until the problem prevents the engine from starting. It s difficult to diagnose intermittent problems. I suspect one or more of the following: 1) Pinched fuel hose 2) Weak vacuum hose collapsing...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Honda Magna 750cc, 1996 honda magna, reserve tank
1996 honda magna, reserve tank, gas tank: Hi Scott. Those carbs need to be pulled and properly and completely cleaned. That is the reason that the bike only runs on choke. Also, you need to clean out the fuel pump as well as reseal both the tank and the reserve tank (under the seat). The...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Honda Magna VF750C electrical/lights, 1996 honda magna, regulator rectifier
1996 honda magna, regulator rectifier, honda shop: Hi Jason. Your friend is partly right about the jumpstart thing. If you used a RUNNING vehicle to jumpstart your bike, then yes it could damage some of the electrical components, but not the regulator/rectifier. Remember that the vast majority of shorts...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Honda Shadow 1100 forks, shadow vt1100, motorcycle modifications
shadow vt1100, motorcycle modifications, honda shadow: use pro hondafork and shock 10w-500ml ok ,one bottle per shock if they are low if not 1/2 nottle oer shock .ok i hope this helps i tried to find an exploded view of the shocks but couldnt i know haynes maqnaul makes a manual for this bike with that info.if...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Honda Shadow 1100 Ace, honda shadow 1100, 12vdc source
honda shadow 1100, 12vdc source, point answer: Tim, 1. Disassemble the starter button control housing. Examine the starter button switch. Clean and lube with dielectric grease if necessary. 2. Disconnect the starter motor solenoid of all wires. Apply 12vdc across the primary winding by touching the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Honda Shadow American Classic 1100 misfiring, motorcycle battery, warm seasons
motorcycle battery, warm seasons, honda shadow: Hi Mark, Q: Is this a spark plug problem, a battery problem or both? A: I suspect the battery needs replaced. If you have a VOM, test battery voltage. Sounds as if the battery is defective if not taking a charge. A: Does a motorcycle battery need water?...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Honda Valkyrie, zerk grease fittings, maintenance intervals
zerk grease fittings, maintenance intervals, drive shaft: Hi Bob, The drive shafts require minimal maintenance.Kepp final drive gear oil changed and lube drive shaft Zerk (grease fittings) with regular maintenance intervals. Find shop manuals and see microfiche parts at www.bikebandit.com Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Honda XR80 Carb settings, honda xr80, internal combustion engines
honda xr80, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Bruce, I can send you detailed tech files on carburetor cleaning. Send me your email address as requested. I ll return several files to assist you. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and in...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 harley softail, harley softail, collasped
harley softail, collasped, lifter: Noises are hard for me to diagnois on here, due to the fact I cant hear them. Check your primary chain, check to see if you have a lifter collasped. If these are ok, then youa re going to have to start tearing it down from the top end to locate the noise ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 honda cbr600f3 midrange sputter, 1996 honda cbr600f3, flat tip
1996 honda cbr600f3, flat tip, midrange: the one at the bottom should come out. also iwould chk. thetiming too. and the height of the needle vavles too this could cause midrange sputter. try rhis then contact me again i will do more research on this for you hang in ther we will get you going guarantee...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 honda XR250 valve adjstment, honda service manual, honda xr250
honda service manual, honda xr250, valve clearances: Hi Steve, Do you have email? I can return many images, but not speciffically for the XR. I recommend the purchase of a Service/Repair Manual. Valve Clearances: XR250R 1996 to 2001 according to the Honda Service Manual 0.10 +/- 0.02 mm (0.004...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800, kawasaki vulcan 800, worn piston rings
kawasaki vulcan 800, worn piston rings, plug colors: Hi Phil, Jetting is usually required with about every 1000 feet change in elevation. Visit NGK s website and learn about reading the appearance of spark plugs. www.ngk.com/sparkplug411.asp Click the left menu topics and compare your plugs with images...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 kaw.Vulcan A2, thin rod, special tools
thin rod, special tools, bearings: Hi Michael, Get a copy of the service manual. The manual has illustrated procedures for changing bearings, and much more. It ll be the best $25 spent on your Vulcan. The manual will pay for itself with the first repair you perform. Visit the following...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 kawasaki bayou 400 atv, oil filler cap, kawasaki bayou 400
oil filler cap, kawasaki bayou 400, radiator cap: Hi Vince, Seals, warped head, cracked cylinder, o rings, mechanical seal/waterpump, all come to mind. Try a cylinder leak-down test. This will determine the source of the leak, usually. Pressurize each cylinder, remove oil filler cap and radiator cap...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Nighthawk front brake, fork oil, specialized tools
fork oil, specialized tools, brake fluid: Hi Andy. If it is coming out of the forks, then it is fork oil, not brake fluid. That only means one thing. You need to rebuild the front forks. If you do not have the specialized tools for the job and have never done the job before, then just take...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 RM 125, clutch cable, rm 125
clutch cable, rm 125, unnecessary work: Hi Curt, Mechanically, it could be clutch cable or clucth wear, adjustment, or defect. It could be lack of lubrication, bent shifting forks, worn or defective shift drum or linkage, worn or seized bearings, or more. Split the crankcases if necessary....

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Shadow Headlight Issue, honda shadow ace, bill silver
honda shadow ace, bill silver, turn signals: Russ, these aren t my main bikes of interest, but the later bikes have starter switches that double as headlight switches. Push in and headlight goes out and starter engages. Let the button out and the starter disengages and the headlight is activated. If...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Sporty 883 Starter issue, fuse box, missing teeth
fuse box, missing teeth, starter relay: You need to check to see where the problem is. Since you had no power anywhere check the cables on the battery (both ends). If you still have no power then make sure you have power going to the key switch and away from the key switch. then check to make sure...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Suzuki Bandit 600, suzuki bandit 600, spark plug wires
suzuki bandit 600, spark plug wires, 1996 suzuki bandit 600: To make sure it is the ignition system get yourself a can of Wire Dry from the auto parts store and spray down all the ignition electrical components. Then try again. This will tell you if it is the problem or not. The wire dry is like a silicone that will...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Suzuki Katana 600, suzuki katana 600, internal combustion engines
suzuki katana 600, internal combustion engines, 1996 suzuki katana 600: Hi Rob, Yes, all carburetors must have vacuum from the engine to function. Furthermore, valve clearance and cylinder compression must be within service limits for the carbs to function properly. Even though the carb appear to be clean, I suspect...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 suzuki gsf 600 bandit, suzuki gsf 600, suzuki gsf 600 bandit
suzuki gsf 600, suzuki gsf 600 bandit, carbs: nuy a can of chemyool carb cleaner pour it in the tak let bthe bike run as long as it will drain tank put in new fuel should help 1oo% SHOULD START RUNNING FINE AGAGIN IF YOU NEED ME TO WALK YOU YHROUGH IT LET ME KNOW OK. MIYCH KRUSZYNSK...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 suzuki rf 900 1st gear noise, suzuki rf 900, volunteer basis
suzuki rf 900, volunteer basis, syncronizer: take the bike for a ride ride it slow shifting and then down shifting not over about 2omph if you dont hear any noise when you shift. stop and take off again ride it about 50 mph then when you start downshifting if you hear a noise it could possibly be a...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 suzuki rm 125 problems, suzuki rm 125, exhaust leaks
suzuki rm 125, exhaust leaks, sproket: Although your question isn t very clear I think I can help. For your front sproket leak I m not sure what u mean. R u talking about the gear right off of the motor? If so, oil can t leak from the gear itself, but it can leak from the shaft. Your fuel issue...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Virago 1100, radiator shops, virago 1100
radiator shops, virago 1100, cold weather: No you will have to remove the tank and physically drain and inspect it. If there is rust in the tank or you are leary about it most radiator shops will coat the inside of them. This will keep the rust from getting in your gas. Also make sure to put a fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Virago 1100 ticking, virago 1100, aftermarket pipes
virago 1100, aftermarket pipes, valve clearances: Hi Harvey, Try adjusting valve clearances to quiet the ticking noise. Much cheaper than the pipes. Excessive valve clearances cause tapping/ticking noise. Send me an email address as requested. I ll return valve clearance adjustment information....

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Virago Headlight malfunction, yamaha virago 535, dielectric grease
yamaha virago 535, dielectric grease, regulator rectifier: Hi Charlie, 1. Trace the headlight circuit and inspect all related wiring and connectors for loose fit and corrosion. All metal connectors must be clean and tight. Purchase the Service Manual for wiring diagrams. 2. Disassemble the control assembly that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 VN750 Kawasaki Vulcan, kawasaki vulcan, fuel evaporation
kawasaki vulcan, fuel evaporation, float bowls: Hi Uel, I suspect the fuel has varnished and is causing the float vales to stick open. This would allow fuel to overfill the float bowls and flow to other areas such as the cylinders, crankcase, air filters, etc... I suspect the hose running forward...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 Yamaha royal start shifter problems, bikebandit com, yamaha royal star
bikebandit com, yamaha royal star, bike bandit: Hi David, I suspect a shift shaft spring or linkage may have come off or is not moving properly. The problem may be something other. I would need to inspect the operation of the parts for accurate diagnosis. View the parts at www.yamaha-motor.com...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 yamaha rt180, air fuel mixture, yamaha rt180
air fuel mixture, yamaha rt180, internal combustion: Hi Gary, From the limited description, I cannot diagnose the problem. I can shoot in the dark and guess.... An internal combustion enigine needs a spark at the exact time, proper cylinder compression, and correct air-fuel mixture. Remove or alter any...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 yamaha Virago 1100 camshaft, correct time, cam gear
correct time, cam gear, cam cam: Hmmm, I think u may have the timeing wrong. R u sure u r not backwards when putting it into correct time? If u r correct there then something is definatly wrong...email this question and b as specific as possible as u now have my curiousity stirred. oldunioncustoms@msn.co...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 ZX750F, compression test, falcon
compression test, falcon, good luck: Hi Jayson. It sounds like you have a problem. All four cylinders should have the same compression, or be very close to each other. #1 and #3 are close and likely within specs. Refer to the repair manual for the accurate specs. #2 and #4 are...

Motorcycle Repair: 1996 z 440, gas line antifreeze, float bowls
gas line antifreeze, float bowls, plug caps: Darby, -if you have TSS it will be a little plug under the console where the key is. -It has 3 wires. Try unplugging it or bending the center prong out of the way and plugging it in again. -It connects to the throttle and if the throttle valve...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 CR125 clutch, clutch springs, clutch basket
clutch springs, clutch basket, clutch lever: Chris, the lever behind your ignition cover has to have some free play. I believe you adjust this with the cable adjuster. -The handlebar lever then should have a little free play as well. -Was the clutch push rod okay? If bent that could be a problem....

Motorcycle Repair: My 1997 CR125 wont idle, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, cylinder compression: Hi Kyle, The pilot circuit is obstructed. The carburetor will need more thoroughly cleaned, or re-cleaned due to new contamination. See my files below. See parts microfiche at www.bikebandit.com Respectfully, Mark Shively Carb Cleaning...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Dyna Wide Glide Harley, ohm meter, plug wires
ohm meter, plug wires, spark plugs: Fouling plugs can be caused by either bad carberation or bad ignition. SInce you said it was running fine, I would suspect the ignition system. Do a OHMs test on the coil and the plug wires. If you need to know how to do the test let me know. You will need...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Goldwing 2 problems not related, foot brake, rear wheels
foot brake, rear wheels, digital dash: U have a seal leak in the dash allowing moisture to get in. Find the seal and replace or repair. Brakes r a bitch. Sounds like something is clogging the caliper, remove it and try to clean. Without the bike it s very hard to answer this question. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 gsxr600 emulsion tubes, gsxr600, shively
gsxr600, shively, emulsion: Les, The best advice I can give you is to find a copy of the Service/Repair Manual and learn how to service the carburetors. The manual has procedures, illustrations, and warnings you should know about. It will pay for itself with the first home repair....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Harley Sportster Exhaust System., harley sportster exhaust, crossover pipe
harley sportster exhaust, crossover pipe, twin cams: The purpose of the crossover pipe is to increase horsepower by using the exhaust pulse of each cylinder to help the exhaust flow of the other cylinder. Faster exhaust flow means more horsepower. Problem is lots of people hate the look of the crossover (especially...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 HD Fatboy, battery cables, starter relay
battery cables, starter relay, fatboy: First thing I would check is the battery. Make sure its good and is charged up all the way. If your lights work you still might not have enough cranking amps to turn the motor over. Check the battery cables at both ends. Bad ground will cause your problem....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 HONDA FOREMAN 4X4, honda foreman, blue flame
honda foreman, blue flame, flow lines: sound like you are having stator problems next time it dies out quickly chk the fire at the plug ,if you dont have any pull side of motor cover wher stator is use fine sandpaper and sand flywheel real smotth put it bk on and let me know ok.im here bud ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Honda 600 f3 power problem, fuel delivery system, fuel contamination
fuel delivery system, fuel contamination, contamination problem: Modern sport bikes are really not my forte but based on your brief description, it sounds like you have a fuel contamination problem. If the bike has been sitting for a long time, with old gas in the system, then the whole fuel delivery system needs checking....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Honda cr125r, honda cr125r, steel liner
honda cr125r, steel liner, nessary: James,It sounds like you had a sizure in the engine?? Iwould replace any thing that looks worn? The cylinder if it has a steel liner in it ,it could be rebored up to .080 over if nessary? But only have it bored to the next size that takes up the wear,then...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Honda Magna won't start w/o choke, honda vf750c magna, internal combustion engines
honda vf750c magna, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Nishant, The carburetors are varnished. Review the following tech information for the fix. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By M. Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and in as little as 3-4 weeks. This effect is known as varnishing....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Honda Shadow VLX 600 - no headlights, no crank - new battery, honda shadow vlx 600, fuse box
honda shadow vlx 600, fuse box, starter button: Jennifer, a black/red wire goes from the fuse box up to the starter button switch on the bars, then a blue/white wire goes from there to your dimmer switch or headlight. If all the fuses are good, I suspect the starter button switch or a break in the black/red...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Honda Super Blackbird, dot 4 brake fluid, brake master cylinder
dot 4 brake fluid, brake master cylinder, brake caliper: Hi Joe, Review the tech file below. Try the procedures and see if you get results. The master cylinder rebuild kit may be improperly installed. It s easy for the inexperienced to install the cups backwards. FYI... I return tech files by email. There...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Honda Valkyrie Carb, honda valkyrie, starter clutch
honda valkyrie, starter clutch, clutch gear: Hi Larry, Right. The needle valves not seating properly can cause that much gas to fill the cylinders. Gas is also in the engine oil and maybe in the airbox. Be sure to change the oil and filter and check the airbox/drain. A spec of rust, varnish, or...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 honda cr 125, honda cr 125, honda elsinore
honda cr 125, honda elsinore, fluid mixture: Kevin, the evidence presented indicates that the head gasket probably was blown or head/cylinder interface was not flat enough to hold compression and a gasket failure caused the cooling system to drain down into the crankcase. Piston seizures are due...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Kawasaki KE100, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Joe, Gas left in the carburetors has likely varnished. The entire fuel system will need to be inspected and cleaned. Usually, cleaning the carbs cures the problem. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline goes bad...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Kawasaki Lakota 300, honda v65 magna, kawasaki lakota
honda v65 magna, kawasaki lakota, model bike: Hi Tom. I do not keep specs on any bikes but the ones that I own. Now if you had asked me for the ones on a Honda V65 Magna or a Yamaha XJ900RK, I could have helped you out. In order for me to keep that much info on every bike that is reasonably on the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 kawasaki KLR250 clutch cable installation, kawasaki klr250, clutch lever
kawasaki klr250, clutch lever, clutch cable: Hi Anthony, Sorry for the long delay in responding. My PC has been down for several days. Take a look at the current cable and remember how it is routed. Put maximum slack in the cable via the cable adjusters. Remove the cable from the clutch...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 kawasaki ninja zx7, kawasaki ninja zx7, starter solenoid
kawasaki ninja zx7, starter solenoid, baterry: hi jose, So it sounds like the battery is dying but it is a new battery and it wont start.Sounds like it is time for a new starter.Did your old battery die from you trying to start it and it wouldnt fire , or you walked out of your house and it was...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 magna will not start, honda 750 magna, mark broderick
honda 750 magna, mark broderick, cylinder compression: Hi Mark, I suspect the carburetors need thoroughly cleaned and then synchronized. I recommend checking cylinder compression and valve clearances. Both need to be within service limits for the carbs to function properly. Get a copy of the service manual...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Road King, mount victory, whick
mount victory, whick, hi mike: When you say you dont here the EFI what youa re hearing is the fuel pump pumping up. The EFi doesnt make any noise. I would recheck the connections on the battery as well as check the fuses. If it still doenst work check at the coil. One lead should be hot....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 rigid hardtail / 1974 shovel/97 EVO, cop bike, speedometer cable
cop bike, speedometer cable, fork tubes: Mark, I m a Harley mechanic!! BUT, every Kaw police bike that I worked on in the old days had a lower tree that was like HD in that it unscrews with a nut on TOP. The threaded hole underneath is just for a cable bracket hold down screw. There should be...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 rigid hardtail / 1974 shovel/97 EVO, pulley puller, triple trees
pulley puller, triple trees, shovelhead: To get the triple trees off, remove the top nut and the shaft will slide out of the neck of the frame. On the belt, if youa re talking abouot the belt in the inner primary you have to remove the motor sprocket nut and the clutch hub nut and slide both off...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Sportster Carb, harley sportster 883, economical solution
harley sportster 883, economical solution, phoenix az: CARB IS NO DIFFERENCE THEN THE 49 STATE, IT IS THE CAMS THAT ARE DIFFERENT, YOUR EXHAUST IS KILLING YOU. WHEN YOU WANT YOUR BIKE TO RUN CORRECTLY INSTALL A WHITE BROTHERS E-SERIES 2 INTO 1 EXHAUST SYSTEM, JOHNNY WWW.SOUTHSIDESDYNO.COM PHOENIX AZ. 602-340-126...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 SUZUKI GSXR 600 CARBS, bike cranks, suzuki gsxr 600
bike cranks, suzuki gsxr 600, palm beach florida: paul first things first i can help im at my cylce shop tonigt ok.the part on yur floats take the carbs dowwn look at the floatsput gas in themand look at the ballance of the floatso.anytimr you plug a main jet it will starve for fuel. unplug it screyur outside...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Suzuki 350 DR, suzuki 350 dr, dr chris
suzuki 350 dr, dr chris, fuses: Hi Robert. In a situation like that, there are normally only 2 reasons for the bike to act like that. They are fuses or fuel. Did you check the fuses? When a bike stops running, you should always check the obvious first; battery, fuel, fuses, wiring...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Suzuki Bandit 1200s, electrical diagnosis, suzuki bandit
electrical diagnosis, suzuki bandit, bandit 1200s: Hi Todd, Cannot tell what the problem is from the description given. Need to perform electrical diagnosis. It may be a safety switch; side stand sw., clutch sw., neutral sw., or it may be a loose connection or corrosion. Have to investigate and find the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Suzuki Bandit 600 S not starting, suzuki bandit 600, float bowls
suzuki bandit 600, float bowls, screw driver: Hi Wesley, Your best bet is You ll have to remove the carbs and either clean them, or have them cleaned. Whats happened is the Pilot jets have become clogged or where gas has jelled up causing no fuel to pass through at idle. This is very common in bikes that...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Suzuki Bandit 600 S not starting, suzuki bandit 600, spark plug wire
suzuki bandit 600, spark plug wire, fuel petcock: Wesley, most likely not getting fuel, pull a spark plug wire off, stick a plug in it and see if it has spark. -If so, you will have to add fresh fuel, see if the carbs have fuel getting to them or try draining the carbs and see if fuel comes out....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Suzuki Intruder 800 - battery, suzuki intruder 800, dewey
suzuki intruder 800, dewey, bench: Hi Dewey, It s best to drop it out and bench charge it. Removing the battery is not easy, either. Get a copy of the service manual. It has illustrated procedures and will pay for itself with the first repair you perform. Respectfully, Mark Shivel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Suzuki Intruder 800 Running on back cylinder only, suzuki intruder 800, electrical diagnosis
suzuki intruder 800, electrical diagnosis, charging systems: Hi Toby, Get a copy of the service manual and learn about troubleshooting. Perform electrical diagnosis on the ignition and charging systems. Visit www.electrosport.com and follow their Fault Finding Chart under Support section. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Suzuki Marauder VZ800 Popping Exhaust, suzuki marauder vz800, air fuel mixture
suzuki marauder vz800, air fuel mixture, 1997 suzuki marauder: Mike, When the needle goes up the fuel mix gets richer, needle down makes it leaner. Usually this means lowering the clip so the needle is raised for enrichment. Just look at the needle and visualize if you want richer or leaner and move the shims/clip...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Suzuki Savage Doggin Out, suzuki savage ls650, internal combustion engines
suzuki savage ls650, internal combustion engines, powder substance: Hi Jay, The variables of elevation and temperature are having an effect on your Savage. I return tech files by email. There was no email with your question as requested and explained in my instructions. Reply with an email addy and we ll go from there....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 sportsman 500 4wd ATV, tire pressure, 4wd
tire pressure, 4wd, hubs: rob it could be aq hub or itcould also be incorrect tire pressure . raise the bike rotate your tire back and forth to sse if there is any slack min the hubs.theres yur problem u can also pull each tire off to see if hubs are dstripped out. im...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Yamaha Big Bear 350, combustion chamber, cylinder compression
combustion chamber, cylinder compression, valve clearances: Hi Randall, I suspect the main jet vibrated loose. Check the carburetor and see if the main jet in the bottom of the float bowl. Clean the carb while at it. Read the spark plugs. They can indicate problems with the air-fuel mixtures in the carburetor,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Yamaha Royal Star, royal star tour, yamaha royal star
royal star tour, yamaha royal star, electrical connections: Hi Larry. Most liquid-cooled bikes have a fairly simple proceedure for radiator removal. 1) Drain the coolant into an apropriate container. The drain plug is normally a bolt on the underside of the frame on the low side of the bike. 2) Disconnect...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Yamaha Royal Star shifting problems?, yamaha royal star, clutch applications
yamaha royal star, clutch applications, wet clutch: Hi Gary, The problem is not normal. I haven t heard of any other owners experiencing the same problem. The crunching sound is a major concern. That s sliding metal pressing against rotating metal. Is the oil designed for use with motorcycles? The...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Yamaha Wolverine 350 carburetor issue, air hoses, needle valve
air hoses, needle valve, float valve: Hi Shane, I suspect the carburetor needs more thoroughly cleaned and tuned, respectfully. The pilot circuit seems to be obstructed. Ensure that all fuel and air hoses are properly routed and not pinched. The needle valve (float valve) is not adjustable....

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 Yamaha WR250 dirt bike, piston rod, reed valves
piston rod, reed valves, combustion chamber: Lisa, Barring any damage that may have been done while refitting the cylinder back on the studs and over the piston just two things come to mind. Make sure there is NO coolant or liquid fuel caught in the combustion chamber. If there is and the piston...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997 ZX6R Electrical from battery replacement, commando style, fuse box
commando style, fuse box, brainbox: Hi Tiffan. You may need to take it in anyway. The getting a meter idea, however I will suggest. They aren t that expensive and you will find it useful for other electrical problems as well. However, I seriously doubt that a meter will be much help...

Motorcycle Repair: 1997gsxr 600 carb problems, gsxr 600, needle holes
gsxr 600, needle holes, needle jet: Hi Les, The dyno results are accurate. Though I disagree with replacing the throttle bodies. I think you re referring to the needle jet. This part wears oblong from front to rear, causing excessive fuel consumption (rich mix). This part is not pressed...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 1100 ace shadow, rear brake caliper, wheel bearings
rear brake caliper, wheel bearings, drive gears: Hi Norm, I agree with you that something is not right. I would need to inspect the motorcycle to diagnose the problem. Do you feel any vibrations or anything unusual while riding? Did the shop techs remove the wheels and inspect the bearings? Final...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 1340 fuel inj, scanalyzer, fuel inj
scanalyzer, fuel inj, arlen ness: You really need to hook the bike up to a scanalyzer(the H-D factory tool) to adjust the tps. Or you can just keep moving it by hand. The problem is that it is so incredibly sensitive that visually you can t mark it. I really don t know of any other way....

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 CBR1000F, instrument clusters, wheel rim
instrument clusters, wheel rim, honda model: Hi Missionary, I had a bad accident on my bike and the front end got badly damaged - forks, wheel rim, fairing, oil cooler, instrument panel/cluster. Answer: Ouch! Can I use the front end of another Honda model to rebuild? Answer: Yes Is it...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Ducati Monster - Breaking Down, ducati monster, vacuum hose
ducati monster, vacuum hose, powder substance: Hi Edward, The problem may be a pinched fuel or vacuum hose, or a weak/collapsed vacuum hose. The problem may be varnished fuel/carburetors. It may be an electrical problem: loose connector or defective conductor. I cannot help you other than this...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Evo Upgrade, zero compression, question concerns
zero compression, question concerns, horse power: first the heads have got to be removed to change the valves. that could be around 500+ and installing new pistons and cylinders to go from 88 inch to 95 inch will be another 500+ so there is your 1000+ it will only make about 10 horse power more then the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 FLHR-I Road King, air fuel mixture, dual fire
air fuel mixture, dual fire, fire ignition: Being stock your ignition is duel fire. On the upgrade the answer is yes and no. You can ad moduals to your current ignition which will give you a choice to change the settings. the problem is without anyway to check the air/fuel mixture you are trying different...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 FLSTF Front Turn Signal Wiring, bike wire, brown wires
bike wire, brown wires, bike mike: I am not sure if that will work or not. I know that is you are not drawing enough currect the turn signal modual will not make the signals flash. If you had them all attached and a bulb burned out they will not flash due to the currect drop. When guys change...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Honda CR 125, honda cr 125, air fuel mixture
honda cr 125, air fuel mixture, excessive fuel: Hi Conley, From the information provided and without being present to invetigate, I suspect the the following: Exhaust pipe needs decarbonized. Carburetor may need cleaned and/or tuned to fix the following: There may be a overly rich air-fuel mixture...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Honda Recon 250 ATV - Clutch Slipping, clutch friction, clutch shoes
clutch friction, clutch shoes, honda recon 250: Hi Kevin, Other than a clutch adjustment, I cannot think of anything else that would cause the problem that you haven t already checked. If the Recon s load limits were exceeded while riding uphill, that may explain why there s no defective parts and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Honda Shadow ACE bogging under a load, honda shadow ace, honda shadow ace 750
honda shadow ace, honda shadow ace 750, plug caps: Robert, Try usual tune up stuff first, plugs, air filter, fuel filter. If it was running okay up until now I would not change any jets. -the trick is to figure out if it is the fuel or ignition causing the problem. -Sometimes the spark plug color...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Honda, ace tourer, american ace
ace tourer, american ace, honda shadow: Hi Jim. Here s what you ve got; A bike that is 6 years old, but, if I am understanding you correctly, has been sitting for the past 2 and did less than 1000 miles the previous 4 years. That is 243.75 miles a year or just a hair over 4 1/2 miles a week (avg)....

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 hardtail custom, harley service, stock harley
harley service, stock harley, efi motor: You can probably run the additional wires you need without rewiring the whole bike. You can get a general idea on the wiring from a harley service manual. the problem is if the bike was custom wired the wire color might not be the same as stock harley. You...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 heritage softail, air fuel ratio, heritage softail
air fuel ratio, heritage softail, modual: Yes Get rid of the junk exhaust system. Install a 28 low jet and have a air/bleed jet installed. All new s&s carbs now come with a adjustable air bleed jet. main jet should be 66 to 68. Then take off the pump and adjust the air/fuel ratio screw and then bring...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Kawasaki ZX-9R, kawasaki zx, shively
kawasaki zx, shively, zx 9r: Hi Kelly, Different part numbers and designs. You ll have to do some fabrication welding to make the parts work. Not an easy task. Compare the parts by microfiche at these websites: www.buykawasaki.com www.bikebandit.com Respectfully, Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 kawasaki kx 125 bottom end, kawasaki kx 125, shift forks
kawasaki kx 125, shift forks, lots of trouble: Hi Joey, Follow the Service Manual procedures. There s not much that I can do for you here. Assemble the shift forks and transmission in neutral upon reassembly. There s no marks. If you continue to have problems, consider having a pro tech check...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 ninja 250 engine swap, ninja 250, 250ex
ninja 250, 250ex, search asp: Hi Jason, I doubt that the 500 s engine will drop in. Maybe with a bit of fabrication. Visit the following websites and inquire within. http://forums.ninja250.org/ http://ninja250.kingston.net/board/ http://www.kawiforums.com/forum/search.asp?mode=DoIt...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Shadow Spirit 1100 jetting and valve adjustment, fuel mileage, rear cylinder
fuel mileage, rear cylinder, shadow spirit: Hi Eddie, In my experience, jet kits get the air-fuel mixtures in the ballpark. Additional tuning is usually needed to correct air-fuel mixtures. I ve had one MC that additional tuning wasn t necessary after installing a jet kit. Richening the mix...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Sportster 1200 Custom, gasket leaks, exhaust gasket
gasket leaks, exhaust gasket, power torque: I m sure you know by now that you didn t need a top end job with only 21K miles. The carbon, glazing, and scuffing is normal wear. You could put it back together without doing anything and be fine. But a decarbonizing, valve job, and a set of rings wouldn...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Sportster 1200 no spark is reaching plugs, sportster 1200, question thanks
sportster 1200, question thanks, turnes: If your battery is dying really fast, you might have a bad battery. Need to have it tested. If the battery is good then you might have a short int he wiring and draining the battery. Your not going to be able to test the pickup, it takes a special harness...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Sportster, harley davidson 883 sportster, harley davidson 883
harley davidson 883 sportster, harley davidson 883, k n air filter: You either have a short or a ignition that is going bad. When trying to start the bike and it doesnt start pull a spark plug and test to see if you are getting a spark by holding it to the head and cranking the motor. Just to see safe, I would test the coil...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, intruder 1500, valve seals
intruder 1500, valve seals, vacuum line: Allen, I believe only DYNA could test those ignition units. I don t have any information on what the voltage should be at the coils but I imagine close to 12 volts would be necessary. The problem is the unit needs to supply and switch the power to...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Suzuki Intruder Backfire/Spit/Sputter, rich fuel mixture, vance and hines pipes
rich fuel mixture, vance and hines pipes, suzuki intruder: Michael, check the compression first just to make sure both cylinders are even. Sounds like an air leak on the intake or a plugged main jet in carb. Is it running on both cylinders? Check the plugs to see if they are white (lean) or black (rich) fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Suzuki Intruder LC 1500, suzuki intruder, intruder lc
suzuki intruder, intruder lc, degree day: Hi Wayne, Remove the spark plugs and describe their appearance to me. Remember which cylinder each plug is removed from. Visit the following website and compare your plugs to the images under Plug Problems menu on left. www.ngk.com/sparkplug411.asp...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Suzuki Marauder Fork Seals, 1998 suzuki marauder, fork seals
1998 suzuki marauder, fork seals, fork tubes: Rob, fork seals fail at various times, they seem prone to leaking, sometimes due to dust and dirt getting into the seal. -The cost to replace varies with the shop. Could be a couple of hundred and up depending on how long it takes. -Check around the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 suzuki intruder 1400cc, internal combustion engines, suzuki intruder
internal combustion engines, suzuki intruder, float bowls: Hi Brad, I would need to perform a few checks to accurately diagnose the problem. Possible causes: 1) Fuel left in the carbs during storage has varnished and is obstructing jets and fuel passageways. 2) Rust from fuel tank accumulated in float...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 triumph Trident 900, gasoline additives, triumph trident
gasoline additives, triumph trident, pet cock: Hi Rick, The description tells alot about what happened. I need to know what the engine is doing. You can help me by describing what throttle opening positions the problem occurs. Describe the appearance of the spark plugs. Were there any recent repairs...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 ULTRA (PERFORMANCE), street bikes, speed tranny
street bikes, speed tranny, five speed: The 96 S&S is a pretty fast motor right out of the box. You should be pulling around 100 horses. the problem you are having is that you have a very heavy bike you are trying to move, so you are not going to get the takeoff like a shot you are looking for,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 XLH Sportster, xlh sportster, clutch cable
xlh sportster, clutch cable, locknut: Follow the cable from the brake lever and you will se a rubber boot. Slide it out of the way and you will see the adjuster. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjuster until you have about 1/8 inch play in the brake lever. Tighten the locknut and slide the boot...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 XR200R will not start, mud puddle, xr200r
mud puddle, xr200r, milky color: Hi Michael, Water can compromise the electrical system by entering a multi-connector and shorting a circuit. I like to use dielectric grease on all connectors to prevent this. It may be several day before water evaporates from a connector. You may or may...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 XR70R, honda model, dept id
honda model, dept id, overhead valves: Hi Jamie, I think you re referring to part #3 from the image in this link: http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/oem_schematic_view.asp?schem_dept_id=179739§ion_dept_id=1§ion_dept_name=OEM+%28Stock+Parts%29&dept_type_id=2&model_dept_year=1998&model_dept_mfr=Honda&model_dept_id=179192&model_dept_name=XR70R...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Yamaha 660 Grizzly, yamaha 660, fan motor
yamaha 660, fan motor, cooling fan: Hi Randall. It sounds like your thermosensor is shot. Replace it. The thermosensor is that thing that is hard-wired to the radiator, usually on the back lower left side of the radiator. It isn t hard to replace; just disconnect the wires, unscrew the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Yamaha PW80 Broken Rings, bikebandit com, bike bandit
bikebandit com, bike bandit, piston rod: Hi Mark, Q: ...What caused the rings to break? A: I suspect the worn parts caused the burr and/or caused a ring to snag the burr and break. Q: ...Does the engine case have to be completely split apart to remove the piston rod from the crankshaft?If...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 Yamaha Royal Star, yamaha royal star, shively
yamaha royal star, shively, overflow: Hi Nick, From the limited amout of iformation given, sounds as if the petcock is varnished or defective. If the MC was stored awhile with gasoline left in system, I suspect it s possibly varnished (gummed). If not, I suspect some form of defect. A few...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 yamaha banshee, vacuum hose, powder substance
vacuum hose, powder substance, crystal powder: Hi Brian, The problem may be one or more of the following: varnished (obstructed) carburetor jets and passageways, weak/collapsed/pinched fuel or vacuum hose, defective carburetor, improperly adjusted float height/fuel service level, low cylinder compression,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 yz 250 not revving out, mike ford, mid power
mike ford, mid power, circuit pipe: Mike, Without going any further, I would try lowering the main. But also - is it a bog or a hesitation/starvation? If it s the latter, you may be too lean. Try this before changing the main. Put a new plug in it, start it and ride 1st gear to mid...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998 zx9 cuts off, vacuum hoses, vintage honda
vacuum hoses, vintage honda, alcohol fuels: Daniel, Not a vintage Honda question, is it? Really not my brand, but can give generalities, plus a link to get you headed towards those who love these bikes.http://www.kgrant.co.uk/nav.htm The black gaskets are probably being affected by today s new alcohol...

Motorcycle Repair: 1998Yamaha Warrior, troubleshooting procedures, electrical problem
troubleshooting procedures, electrical problem, loose connection: Hi Don, You asked... Q: ...It well not start when the engine is hot,it still has spark and cranks over.I check the wiring while the engine is running for a loose connection.What should I check next? A: It could be a fuel system venting problem,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 1200 sportser, tank valve, petcock
tank valve, petcock, shut off valve: If you are trying to get fuel to flow without the bike running you are not going to, unless you hook a vaccumn pump up to the vaccumn valve on the petcock. It will only let fuel flow when the bike is either cranking or running. If its not flowing when the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 883XLC, jumper wire, speedo needle
jumper wire, speedo needle, dash lights: Almost sounds like you have bad ignition switch and its shorting out. I would start by taking a jumper wire fromt he battery and bypass the ignition switch and see how the bike runs. If it runs ok then you have a bad switch. If it doesnt then you probably...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Drive Belt, spocket, softail standard
spocket, softail standard, good luck: You need a adjuster for the belt. What the adjuster does is put 10 lbs of pressure on the belt from the bottom. It should have 3/8 in flex at 10 lbs of pressure. If not then adjust the belt from the adjusters on the swinging arm. Measure the length of each...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 dyna wide glide, pease, dyna
pease, dyna, good luck: The only way to tell what the problem is, is to take it into a shop that has a way to do a diagnosic. On here i have no way of knowing what the problem is. If it were my bike I would have it done, just for pease of mind. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 EVO rattle, stethascope, luck mike
stethascope, luck mike, rocker arms: Generally, a knock that goes away as the RPMs increases and then comes back when the bike idles is a rod. I would start by removing the primary cover and make sure you dont have a motor sprocket nut loose or a trans pully loose. Then go to the top end and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 FLSTC Low Beam / Driving Lights, low beam, test light
low beam, test light, high beam: First, with a test light, check at the switch to see if you have power and also power going away from the switch. Then check at the light bulb. If you have power at the switch and no power at the bulb then the problem is in the handlebars Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 FLSTF Speedometer, flstf, speedometer
flstf, speedometer, speedo: Remove the cable from the speedo and jack the bike up. Rotate the front wheel. The cable should turn. If not then either the cable is broken or the drive unit is bad. If its the drive unit you will have to remove the front wheel and replace it. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 FXD Dyna Superglide speedometer, fxd dyna, speedo needle
fxd dyna, speedo needle, voltage fluctuation: If you are getting 18 volts that is to much. The stator should be only putting out around 13.5 to 14 volts. Before changing the speedo I would check the voltage regulator and stator. That might be where your problem lies. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 FXDL starter problems, starter shaft, clutch assembly
starter shaft, clutch assembly, starter problems: Sounds like the starter needs rebuilt or replaced. It could be either the clutch, the starter shaft or the idle gera that is bad. What you have to do is pull the Drive housing assenble off so you can inspect the gears and clutch assembly for damage. Happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 fatboy, charging battery, voltage test
charging battery, voltage test, stator: You have a stator not an alternator. First you need to make sure its the stator that is bad and not the regulator. Do a OHMs test on the stator and then a AC voltage test. If the stator passes then the regulator is bad. In order to change it you have to remove...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 GSXR 600 oil pan repair, oil pan repair, thread inserts
oil pan repair, thread inserts, thread repair: Hi Jason, Chances are good that the threads can be restored or replaced with stronger, steel thread inserts. Send me an email address as requested. I ll return a couple of tech files on thread repair and links to products available for such repairs....

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 GSXR, gsxr 600, bench test
gsxr 600, bench test, wiring diagrams: Hi Scott. The problem is clearly in the ignition system. You will need the repair manual to find this problem as the repair manual has the wiring diagrams for the entire bike. Start by looking for anywhere that the wires could be arcing against the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 GW SE running lights, replacement bulbs, foot level
replacement bulbs, foot level, bikebandit com: Hi Robert, If I recall, with the lower front center cowl removed, you can reach under the side cowl and remove the entire light assembly by removing the two springs that hold the light in place. The light will have several inches of wire slack. Once...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 HONDA VFR800FI LOWERING, honda vfr800fi, triple clamps
honda vfr800fi, triple clamps, suspension geometry: Stephen, contact Works Performance or Progressive Suspension to see if they have a softer spring or a slightly shorter one or have them build you a custom shock ($$$). The problem with lowering the bike is that the suspension geometry will be affected. You...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Honda 250 Rebel electrical problems., honda 250 rebel, honda rebel
honda 250 rebel, honda rebel, loose power: Get the battery checked out or try a known good battery. Check the voltage while running, it should be between 13v and 14v. If the brake lights seem to improve the situation, I would suspect you need to start checking ground connections as it is probably...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Honda 250 Rebel electrical problems., honda 250 rebel, honda rebel
honda 250 rebel, honda rebel, dry battery: Hi Nate, The answer to both questions is yes. Also, jump starting your motorcycle with a larger vehicle battery can damage the MC s electrics, especially if the larger vehicle s engine is running. Get a new battery and have it properly serviced prior...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Honda 400ex Carb, honda 400ex, altitude difference
honda 400ex, altitude difference, shively: Hi Travis, Altitude affects air-fuel mixtures in the carburetor. Simple tuning can correct the problem. I return tech information files by email. There was no email address with your question as requested and explained in my instructions. Reply with...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Honda goldwing SE, honda goldwing, vacuum problem
honda goldwing, vacuum problem, honda model: Hi Don, I suspect the carburetor mid-range is excessively rich. If your GL was stored or not used often, it may be related to varnished fuel obstructing mid-range circuits, vacuum problem, or other air-fuel passageway obstructions. I ll send a few...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Honda Shadow Ace Deluxe, honda shadow ace, rube goldberg
honda shadow ace, rube goldberg, check ebay: Hi Diane, Check Bike Bandit for a OEM part price: www.bikebandit.com When their website open, click OEM Parts and then select the year, make, and model from the drop-down menus that appear. When the parts microfiche opens, navigate the menus until...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Honda XR100 won't start, honda xr100, bike bandit
honda xr100, bike bandit, powder substance: Hi Mark, May you and your family enjoy a Happy Easter. I suspect fuel left in the carburetor has varnished. If so, the carb and fuel system will need thoroughly cleaned to restore proper operation. Check for an arc at the spark plug with plug removed...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Honda XR70, cam chain, valve timing
cam chain, valve timing, flywheel: While you have the head off, rotate the flywheel until the piston is at or close to TDC, the mark should be at 12:00 on the flywheel, unless it s an aftermarket flywheel or has been shaved, in that case you can try and eyeball TDC by the position of the piston...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Hrley Davidson FLSTF Startup Problem, hrley davidson, evo motor
hrley davidson, evo motor, startup problem: Your problem is not unusual for your bike. When the motor is cold it runs rough because it need more fuel. You can start the bike and run it with the choke on for a few minutes, but since your bike has a EVO motor its a good idea the start it and let it warm...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 hd flhtcui, air fuel ratio, mixture problems
air fuel ratio, mixture problems, shop mechanic: HI CHRIS. The ONLY way to properly tune a fuel injected bike is to use a power commander 3r from dynojet. and have the bike custom maped with a dynojet 250 load controller dyno that use s a air/fuel ratio monitor. there is no other product on the market...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 honda 200r trail bike, fuel air mixture, stroke fuel
fuel air mixture, stroke fuel, model bikes: Greg, if you have spark, unless it is erratic due to a malfunctioning CDI box or pulser coil, you probably are looking in the wrong place. Late model bikes with CDI ignitions make a very fast rising, high voltage spark that doesn t look like the old days when...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 jr50 suzuki kids dirt bike, brownish gray color, cylinder compression
brownish gray color, cylinder compression, jr50: Hi Matt, Is the air filter clean and in good condition? Has the exhaust been decarbonized lately? What is cylinder compression? Hold off on buying a new carburetor. Find the defective part, if any, before replacing parts. I ll send tech files...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Kawasaki EX250 F13 Ninja, kawasaki ex250, clutch adjustment
kawasaki ex250, clutch adjustment, starter button: Hi Jonathan. You could have a problem with the clutch adjustment rather than the clutch itself. Also you should check the sidestand cutoff switch as well as the connections for the ignition system. Start with those and let me know what you find. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Kawasaki EX250 F13 Ninja, kawasaki ex250, clutch lever
kawasaki ex250, clutch lever, clutch plates: Hi Jonathan, Remove the spark plugs and inspect them. Clean the wet gas from them (if any) and re-install them. Try starting again. Reference starting in first gear with clutch lever in; That happened because clutch plates have not separated as engine...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Kawasaki ninja ex250, kawasaki ninja, powder substance
kawasaki ninja, powder substance, crystal powder: Hi Joe, You re on the right path. Review the tech files below for assistance. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and in as little as 3-4 weeks. This effect is known as varnishing. Jets and passageways...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 kawasaki volcan 800vn, kawasaki dealer, shively
kawasaki dealer, shively, volcan: Hi Rick, Check for air intakle restricitions and check spark plugs for wet fouling. Remove plugs, inspect, and keep the clean and dry even if they are brand new. Starting may wet foul plugs at any age. Was this MC stored for any period of time? Describe...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 kx 250, nuetral, shively
nuetral, shively, slippage: Hi Kevin, I m sending some clutch information files to your email addy. I suspect the clutch is worn and/or cable is out of adjustment. Check your email, review the files, and try making adjustmens. Email me as needed for assistance. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Road King, tire pressure gauge, air shocks
tire pressure gauge, air shocks, pressure gage: You probably blew the seals out of the shocks. There is a special pump that you have to use to put the air in the shocks. You also, cant check them with a air pressure gage. the special pump has a gage on it for checking them Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 road king twin cam, engine vibration, market thanks
engine vibration, market thanks, twin cam: Before you change that make sure that is the problem. Check your play in the fork triple tree. You might have a bad bearing. Also, check your tires. run your hand around the front tire looking for bumps and waves in the tire. Look for exceissive wear in the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Softtail Classic Carb, harley softtail, rubber diaphragm
harley softtail, rubber diaphragm, diaphram: Tell him to remove the carb and take the top cover off and check the diaphram. Sometimes that rubber gets pinched when putting the cover on or it doesnt get seated properly. If this doenst solve the problem let me know Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Suzuki DR 350 will not crank, suzuki dr 350, internal combustion engines
suzuki dr 350, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks: Hi Jason, Gasoline in the float bowl has varnished and is obstructing carburetor jets and passageways. The battery is deceased, and oil/filter should be changed to restore her to running again. The carb will need to be removed, partially disassembled,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Suzuki gsxr750, air fuel mixture, radiator cap
air fuel mixture, radiator cap, head gasket: Hi, it sounds pretty hot, does coolant come out the overflow? The radiator cap is a good place to start. Check the plug color on those hot cylinders, they should be light brown but not white color, which is too hot or lean air/fuel mixture. You could...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 sportster front brake pads, brake caliper, brake bleeder
brake caliper, brake bleeder, brake pads: LOOSEN UP BRAKE BLEEDER SCREW AND PUSH CALIPER UP AGAINST THE ROTOR WITH YOUR HANDS TO PUSH THE BRAKE PISTON IN AND TO LOOSEN UP THE PADS. RETIGHTEN BLEED SCREW. NOW REMOVE CALIPER FROM LOWER SLIDER AND OLD BRAKE PADS. AND REMOVE M/C COVER AND LOOSEN UP BLEES...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 sportster, fuel line, fuel flow
fuel line, fuel flow, high gear: First, check to see if you hae a good spark by removing the plug and holding it to the head and cranking it over. If not then check at the battery to make sure you have a good battery. If you have a good spark then remove the fuel line from the carb and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 suzuki katana, vacuum pressure, fueltank
vacuum pressure, fueltank, drain tube: Philip, It sounds like the vortex cap does not have a vent to keep vacuum/pressure from building up. This is not good as you have found out and may even be a fire danger. Install a gas tank breather, which lets air in and out, http://www.thinkauto.com/onewayvalves.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 suzuki maruder 800, carburetor problems, suzuki maruder
carburetor problems, suzuki maruder, troubleshooting procedures: Hi Jay, Q: ...Most of the time when i try to start my bike it acts like the battery is nearly dead. i can waight a few min. and it will crank. also my front cylinder fouels the plug often.the bike has 9,000 miles on it. what could the problem be? ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 tl1000r transmission, oil drain plug, drum check
oil drain plug, drum check, william don: William, as far as I can tell from an online microfiche parts order service, all the oil is circulated throughout the engine. Only Harleys and Brit bikes have separate oil for the transmissions..... You fill it all at once. To keep you out of further difficulties,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 ULTRA CLASSIC TAPPING NOISE, pushrods, lifters
pushrods, lifters, jims: Your tapping sound is coming from the lifters. It is caused by the valve lash in the pushrods. It doesnt hurt anything and most EVOs do it. The only thing you can do to stop it is install some lifters like Jims which are quiter Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Vulcan Nomad noise, check engine oil, mechanical seal
check engine oil, mechanical seal, gunk: Hi Don, I suspect the engine s water pump shaft, water pump sprocket, and/or mechanical seal are defective. I would need to view the parts to accurately diagnose the actual cause and to determine which parts are defective. Check engine oil for evidence...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 xr100 wont start, pet cock, honda xr100
pet cock, honda xr100, dry rot: Hi Brandon. Any bike that has been sitting for more than a few weeks and was not properly set up for storage will have a lot of problems that must be corrected before you try to start it up. 1) Any fuel that was in the bike has turned to varnish. Replace...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 xr70 dirt bike, dirt bike, compression ring
dirt bike, compression ring, xr70: Hi Mark, Buy the service manual. It has all the information necessary to complete the task. Does the crankshaft rotate? Does the cylinder have compression? Is the cylinder getting spark and fuel? Are the rings installed with the printed sides up,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Yamaha Wolverine, jumper wire, emergency brake
jumper wire, emergency brake, engine rev: Hi Harry, Here are a couple of common fixes for that complaint: Ground out the Reverse Switch. Run a jumper wire from the wire that comes out the back side of the switch to the Negative terminal. The reverse switch corrodes inside and sometimes can activate...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 Yamaha yzf R1, hi tommy, tach
hi tommy, tach, falcon: Hi Tommy. This sounds like a small short in the wiring or possibly somewhere that the tach is grounding out. Since the tach on that bike is electrical and not mechanical, these kinds of problems occur sometimes. It is nothing major, but if it bother...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 YZ400F, head gaskets, corner speed
head gaskets, corner speed, performance option: Hello Chad U have to look into the local shop s where do you live. Best cost vs performance u can get is port and polish. Bringing compression up is not always the best thing you can do to these bikes. Boring it out may look cheap now but not after all...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 YZF 600-R6 Yamaha, oil pressure gauge, yzf 600 r6
oil pressure gauge, yzf 600 r6, test plug: Andy, -is it just your oil level light that is on? -Probably the oil level switch just got sticky from being dry. Not much you can do other than pulling it out or waiting to see if it loosens up on it s own. -There is an oil pressure plug on the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 YZF 600R Yamaha, shift linkage, broken spring
shift linkage, broken spring, transmission area: Andy, -i suspect a problem with the shift shaft or spring, possibly the shift stopper/spring. -Make sure your shift linkage looks okay, not bent or too much slack. -The shifter assy is under a cover on the left side above the front sprocket. -If there...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 zx-6r Ninja, ryan cameron, zx 6r
ryan cameron, zx 6r, degree weather: Hi Ryan, I cannot diagnose sounds via the internet. It s too difficult to describe and interpret sounds with text. I recommend having a local tech listen to the sound. They may not even charge you to listen and give quick opinion. After a tech listens,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1999 zx9r- carbs, valve seals, 1999 zx9r
valve seals, 1999 zx9r, float valve: Hi Gregg. It sounds like either the floats are bad (least likely) or the float valve seals are bad (most likely). If you can get the factory repair manual, then do so. It will definitely help you in this and every case. The Clymer manuals are also...

Motorcycle Repair: 1st to 2nd gear grinding in 97 vulcan classic, drum groove, clutch system
drum groove, clutch system, output shaft: Hi David, Unfortunately, I would need to hear the sounds and feel the transmission working to give accurate diagnosis of the problem. The clutch system may need serviced or bled, or there may be other worn parts causing the problem. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 1st gear slipping?, yamaha xs650, wet clutch
yamaha xs650, wet clutch, clutch cable: Steve, dad of Nick, The first thing I would reccomend is to make sure the gearbox is filled to the correct level w/ the proper oil (typically straight 30 wieght). This is a wet clutch and requires the proper amount of oil to operate correctly. Also...

Motorcycle Repair: 1st gear?, gsx r 600, measuremants
gsx r 600, measuremants, bikebandit com: Hi Danny, You ll need to tear down, inspect, and measure parts for wear. Some parts may display obvious wear, damages, or defects. Otherwise, make necessary measuremants and replace parts accordingly. See microfiche parts at www.bikebandit.com find...

Motorcycle Repair: 2 of 4 cylinders not running, honda cb750k, maintenance challenges
honda cb750k, maintenance challenges, cb750c: Hi Chris, Are the ignitors leaking? They are prone to getting hot and melting the material on the undersides. When this happens, they soon stop working. Is the battery in good condition and fully charged? Check output voltage from the alternator....

Motorcycle Repair: 2 cylinders not firing, fuel air mixture, compression gauge
fuel air mixture, compression gauge, yamaha 850: Hi Don, Get the service manual. Follow the troubleshooting procedures in the manual. Review the following tech files below. Respectfully, Mark Shively The &!@^%*#! Thing Won t Start Oh boy is this irritating... It s definitely frustrating...

Motorcycle Repair: 2 questions, friction discs, clutch lever
friction discs, clutch lever, cb 550: Audie, with that mileage, I imagine the clutch needs replacing. Just make sure the clutch lever is not tight, give the cable some slack, If it has a locknut and screw on the case, turn it in until it touches and back out 1/4 turn and tighten the nut....

Motorcycle Repair: 2 Stroke loosing power (Yamaha TZR50), 2 stroke engines, yamaha tzr50
2 stroke engines, yamaha tzr50, local bike shop: Hi Gary. This sounds like the bike is flooding out due to excess fuel. Get the repair manual. It will have all of the adjustment specs on it. If you cannot find one at the local bike shop, then go to www.repairmanuals.com and order one there. Pull...

Motorcycle Repair: A 2-stroke 100cc bike vs. 4-stroke 125cc bike for use on road only., stroke cycle engines, stroke bike
stroke cycle engines, stroke bike, fewer moving parts: Hi Ian, I prefer two-stroke cycle engines to four stroke cycle engines. I like the power band of the two-strokes. At your body weight, you ll have to test ride both MC s and decide which provides the best performance. I think both require equal maintenance...

Motorcycle Repair: 2 stroke 1971 90cc suzuki, overflow tube, cause havoc
overflow tube, cause havoc, combustion chamber: Brandon, Sounds like all 3 symptoms are related to one problem, flooding. You most probably have an overfilling float bowl. This will cause liquid fuel to enter the combustion chamber and foul the plug, require alot of air to counteract the amount of...

Motorcycle Repair: 2-stroke premix shelf life, stroke oil, quart bottle
stroke oil, quart bottle, old case: Hi Steve. Even sealed, moisture can find it s way into oil. If it was 1 or 2 years old, I wouldn t worry about it, but it s 14 years old. Get rid of it and use new. If that doesn t fix it up, then get back to me with all of the symptoms and we can take...

Motorcycle Repair: 2 stroke radiator, head gasket leak, losing coolant
head gasket leak, losing coolant, overflow tube: Hi JR. Hard to say without actually seeing the coolant. If it looks brownish in color coming out of the overflow, then you may want to drain the oil and see what it looks like. If there is oil in the coolant and/or coolant in the oil, then you could have...

Motorcycle Repair: 2 stroke sat around, stroke cycle engines, cagiva planet 125
stroke cycle engines, cagiva planet 125, cycle oil: Hi Dominic, Gasoline doesn t store well and often changes to a gel like substance in the carburetors with time. This is known as varnishing. It requires a thorough carb cleaning. With tweo-stroke cycle engines using a pre-mix fuel/gas recipe, the varnishing...

Motorcycle Repair: 2 stroke scooter, gilera scooter, hi john
gilera scooter, hi john, shively: Hi John, It sounds as if the carb is varnished. May be excessively rich after mid-range causing the loss of power. All could be related to the varnishing. Send me your email as requested and I will return carb cleaning, tuning, and other information...

Motorcycle Repair: 2-stroke shelf life, piston cylinder, stroke oil
piston cylinder, stroke oil, oil recipe: Hi Steve, Not sure about the stability of the aged oil recipe. Compare the cost of replacing the piston, cylinder, and crankshaft vs. cost of new oil. Open this webpage: www.yft.org/tex_vfr/tech/oil.htm scroll to the bottom of the page and click...

Motorcycle Repair: 2 stroke wont fire, sediment bowl, vent tube
sediment bowl, vent tube, vent hose: Hi Jimmy, A couple of things to do or check: Inspect air filter, clean or replace as necessary. Consider de-carbonizing the exhaust pipe. Inspect fuel petcock sediment bowl for contaminants. Inspect fuel tank vent hose and cap vent tube. Check fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 200 mm wide tire kit for 91 FLST, bikers choice, swing arm
bikers choice, swing arm, fender: There are alot of kits out there to do this and I havent used them all, so it would be hard to comment on which one is the best. I have, however, used the ones from Bikers Choice and I do like it. Pretty easy to install. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 200 s three wheeler, honda atv, honda 200
honda atv, honda 200, air gap: Ronnie, check the resistance of the spark plug cap and always test spark with a fresh plug. CDI sparks are on the thin, wispy side, so you need a fresh plug to verify spark. If the spark is indeed erratic, check your pulse generator for a small air gap, usually...

Motorcycle Repair: IT 200 yamaha starting problems, air compression, new spark
air compression, new spark, carburator: Hi Eben. An engine needs 3 things to run; Mixture (fuel/air), compression and spark. Make sure that you are getting fuel and compression. Check your valve settings as well. The engine is missing one or more of the required firing components, so...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 650 v star, book specs, bikebandit com
book specs, bikebandit com, dept id: James, this is a wild guess, but did you check the carb heater? It helps cold starts. It is a little screw in device with a wire on it. Check for power and check it for continuity with a multimeter. It could be a choke air jet passage plugged badly but...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 BMW R1200C Battery and overheating, bmw r1200c, bmw shop
bmw r1200c, bmw shop, trickle charger: Hi Michael, The best advice I can offer is to purchase the service manual & parts microfiche and do the work at home. Batteries are expensive, especially Yuasa brand. Decka brand is by Yuasa and are quality. Exide is another decent brand. I would remove...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 BUELL M2 CYCLONE, buell m2 cyclone, oil tank
buell m2 cyclone, oil tank, filler plug: If your oil tank is over-filled that will happen. How does it get over-filled? By checking or changing the oil cold or having a leaky oil pump check valve (ball). Always run the bike for 3 or 4 minutes before checking or changing the oil. This gets all...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 buell cyclone m2, cyclone m2, stator
cyclone m2, stator, meter test: Your charging system if not working. You need to test the stator. Do you have a OHM meter and a AC volt meter? If you do, then you can do the test. Unplug the regulator from the stator and test at the plug of the stator for grounding. Test each prong. Now,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 buell M2 cyclone, buell m2 cyclone, aircleaner
buell m2 cyclone, aircleaner, starter button: First, unless you or the previous owner changed the timing it will be ok. It cant change on its own. I would start by removing the carb and having it checked. It might be plugged with dirt or varnish from sitting. If this doesnt solve the problem let me know....

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 fatboy carb. other than..., oil filters, fatboy
oil filters, fatboy, sae: There are lots of aftermarket oil filters that work as well as a harley and cost less. Check at some non dealer shops. As tot he oil, as long as the oil has the lable SAE and is 20-50 they all meet the same standards, so you can use other other oil. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 HD 883 Sportster rear Brake pad replacement, xlh sportster, bob jack
xlh sportster, bob jack, pad replacement: Jack up the bike and remove the axle. Slide the caliber out and with a pry bar, open the pads gently so you have space between them. remove the pins that hold the pads and install the new ones. Put eh caliber back in as well as the axle. Pump the brake pedel...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 HD Sportster, hd sportster, dyna jet
hd sportster, dyna jet, jet kit: First, pull the plugs and check them. They might be foulded. Sounds like the carb wasnt jetted right. Here is a fix you can do yourself. You need a Dyna-jet kit. It has great instructions and you can install yourself. Should take about 2 hours or less. It...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Heritage springer, heritage springer, fuel gauge
heritage springer, fuel gauge, dealer ship: You have a short in the electrical system and the only thing that can be done is trace it out. SInce it affects the headlight and gages, it will be in the lighting system. Look for a pinched wire. The spinning starter sound like the solenoid is not engaging...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 HONDA XR100R, honda xr100r, honda 4 stroke
honda xr100r, honda 4 stroke, stroke bike: Scott... no mysteries here. Bike engines are just little car engines, same principles apply. Put the motor on TDC (T mark on the flywheel) and check the clearances. If the valves are tight, then it is probably on OVERLAP rather than COMPRESSION stroke, so...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Honda ACE vt750cd Shadow won't start, honda ace, trickle charger
honda ace, trickle charger, electrical problem: Hi Mark, I agree, there s an electrical problem of poor conduction. I also suspect the fuel system will need flushed and carburetors thoroughly cleaned to remove varnished fuel. I ll send tech files and more to your email addy. Respectfully, ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Honda Aero 1100cc, honda aero 1100, stator coil
honda aero 1100, stator coil, regulator rectifier: Hi Scott. The problem you are describing sounds a lot like a charging issue, not a battery or starter/starter solenoid issue. Check your charging system for shorts and then start the bike and check to see what the battery is charging at. It should be...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Honda Magna VF750 won't start, honda magna, starter solenoid
honda magna, starter solenoid, honda shop: Hi Al, Check battery condition and charge. Check overal voltage with a multimeter (VOM). Check individual battery cell specific gravity with a Hydrometer designed for use with motorcycles. Charge or replace battery accordingly. The battery must be in good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Honda Rebel CMX250, vent tubes, honda rebel
vent tubes, honda rebel, honda model: Hi Brian, Check the carburetor atmospheric vents and vent tubes for obstructions. Visit the following site, look at part numers 29 & 30. These tubes should be clear. http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/oem_schematic_view.asp?schem_dept_id=380422§ion_dept_id=1§ion_dept_name=OEM+%28Stock+Parts%29&dept_type_id=2&model_dept_year=2000&model_dept_mfr=Honda&model_dept_id=375216&model_dept_name=CMX250C...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Honda Xr100r, clymer repair manual, water vapors
clymer repair manual, water vapors, houseofmotorcycles: Richard, If the bike has been sitting for a couple of weeks with old gas in the carb, the idle jet is probably plugged up, which makes them hard to start and then they won t idle at all. WHITE smoke is basically water vapors trying to evaporate from the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 honda 929 fix up, 2003 honda 954, motorcycle usa
2003 honda 954, motorcycle usa, www motorcycle: Hi Eddie, The mods you seek may or may not require fabrication. I haven t performed this modification. However, you can make almost any changes if you can have the skills and resources. Try posting your question on the Message Boards at www.motorcycle-usa.com...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 honda shadow sluggish, honda shadow ace, honda shadow ace 750
honda shadow ace, honda shadow ace 750, carburetor jets: Hi Kevin, Q: ...What would cause this hesitation with the throttle. A: Possiblities include: Old/stale fuel, varnished carburetor jets/padssageways, contaminated fuel (rust, etc...), carb synchronization out of service limits, air/fuel screw out of...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 honda xr100r, honda xr100r, punch mark
honda xr100r, punch mark, piston rings: Rick, did you time the camshaft correctly? I think there is a punch mark on the sprocket that goes at 12 o clock position when the piston is at the TDC (T mark on flywheel). It HAS to be in that position or you will bend a valve. From what you said before,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 honda xr100r, sprocket teeth, tension bolt
sprocket teeth, tension bolt, cam lobes: Rick, sounds like someone forgot to ever tension the camchain and it finally jumped off (or the lock bolt was left loose). You may want to look at the crankshaft sprocket, to determine if there is excessive wear or damage there, too. Be sure that you have...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Kawasaki KX80 will not go into neutral, kawasaki kx80, clutch
kawasaki kx80, clutch, gap: Before I can answer this, i ll need to know: 1) Does the clutch operate correctly otherwise? As in shifting, riding, engaging/disengaging? 2) Did the bike ever easily go into neutral? 3) Are you sure you re just not finding it very difficult to find...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Kawasaki ZX-9R, air fuel mixture, kawasaki zx
air fuel mixture, kawasaki zx, m4 exhaust: Hi Lloyd, I recommend the service manual for suspension adjustment procedure and general carburetor tuning. I suspect the carbs may need tuned a bit to correct off idle stumble. Read the spark plugs to know what is happening with the air-fuel mixture....

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Kawasaki ZX6, kawasaki zx6, clutch lever
kawasaki zx6, clutch lever, clutch cable: Hi Mick, I suspect the side stand switch or clutch switch are causing the problem. The service manual describes how to check these parts and gives specific info. Check both switches with multimeter set to 1k ohms. Zero the meter before performing any...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Kawasaki zx6r Ninja, kawasaki zx6r ninja, 2000 kawasaki zx6r
kawasaki zx6r ninja, 2000 kawasaki zx6r, carb settings: Hi Jeffrey, You ll need a service manual to assist you with servicing your ZX6R. I can send you my tech information files including service manual links if you send me your email address as requested and expalined in my instructions. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 kawasaki KE100 carborator problem?, kawasaki ke100, internal combustion engines
kawasaki ke100, internal combustion engines, question pool: Hi Mark, I found your question at the bottom of AllExperts Question Pool. Disregard my reply if you ve resolved the carburetor problem. The usual cause for the problem is varnished gasoline. Gas gels and obstructs minute fuel and air passageways....

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Low Rider, compression test, low rider
compression test, low rider, bearings: Thats really hard to say. I have a friend who has ridden his bike over 80,000 miles without a problem. Only has done regulator maintance. Taken care of they will last along time. The problem is, like any other motor, they have bearings and bearings fail with...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Ninja ZX9R won't start, ninja zx9r, clock oil
ninja zx9r, clock oil, electrical juice: Hi Tyrone. The first thing that you did wrong was to leave the bike unattended while it was running. Besides being illegal in most states, you don t know if someone could have come along and sabotaged it. Check your plug wires. Are they still firmly...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 pw 80 wont run with the choke off, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Mike, I suspect the carburetor will need more thoroughly cleaned and adjusted. Every pinhole and passageway in the carb has an important function. All must be clear and free of obstructions or you ll experience problems such as described. The air-fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 RM 80 water in crankcase, crankcase oil, bike bandit
crankcase oil, bike bandit, visible cracks: Hi Steven, I suspect the water impeller (pump) seal is defective. Respectfully, Mark Shively See part number 20 at Bike Bandit s microfiche link: http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/oem_schematic_view~schem_dept_id~990992~section_dept_id~1~section_dept_name~OEM+%28Stock%29+Parts~dept_type_id~2~model_dept_year~2000~model_dept_mfr~Suzuki~model_dept_id~987879~model_dept_name~RM80Y.asp...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000, Susuki DRZ400, Enduro, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, jet needle: Hi Dale, I suspect the jet needle may be the wrong part or adjusted improperly. (There may some form of intake air restriction, too.) Delaers seem to blow customers off easily. One of the reasons I do this volunteer service with AllExperts. Try lowering...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Suzuki Marauder 800 cc, suzuki marauder 800, small engine mechanic
suzuki marauder 800, small engine mechanic, mechanic friend: Trevor, so is it your wife that lost power on the highway as you mentioned or your bike? ;) I imagine it is the bike. -It sounds like it may have some kind of engine problem, possibly a burnt or broken piston. Maybe a broken valve or cam chain assy...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Suzuki Marauder--gas line, internal combustion engines, 2000 suzuki marauder
internal combustion engines, 2000 suzuki marauder, vacuum leaks: Hi Megan, The carburetors will likely need cleaned. Varnishing is the term used when gasoline in float bowls changes chemically to a gel like solid. Severe stages of varnishing results with the crystalization of this gel substance. At this stage, carbs...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Suzuki VL 1500 Clutch Problem, engine oil viscosity, suzuki vl 1500
engine oil viscosity, suzuki vl 1500, worn clutch: Hi Pete, The clutch definitely needs attention. I suspect either a worn clutch or the oil has contaminated fiber plates. Amsoil is very good oil. I use it and recommend it to all my Mobil 1 pals. lol... Be sure you use oil designed for use with a wet...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 sportster 1200C speedometer, harley dealership, harley dealer
harley dealership, harley dealer, speedometer: Heres the best advise I can give you. Take a ride to the harley dealership. They have a tool that can do a diagnostic on the speedo and tell you what is wrong. It might not be the sending unit, so if you replace it you might be waisting your money. Once you...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 sportster clutch, clutch adjustment, clutch lever
clutch adjustment, clutch lever, clutch cable: I think your problem lies in the clutch cam assembly, but I do have a few other ideas. It is the part inside the primary cover that rotates when you pull the clutch. Thy this. Reajust the clutch. When you shorten the clutch cable all the way, loosen the clutch...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 suzuki bandit 1200, suzuki bandit 1200, 2000 suzuki bandit 1200
suzuki bandit 1200, 2000 suzuki bandit 1200, vent tube: Hi Jason, When the MC went down, gasoline may have entered the crankcase. First thing to check is oil level. Gas in oil can thin the oil and make the oil level too high. If in doubt, just change oil and filter. Combustion blow-by gasses positively pressurize...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 suzuki intruder 1400 clutch replacement, clutch replacement, suzuki intruder
clutch replacement, suzuki intruder, intruder 1400: Hi Rick, There s a vice-grip type universal clutch basket holder tool available. Have you seen this? or Put the trainy in 2nd gear. Use air impact to remove nut. Send me your email as requested. I ll return some clutch info files. Respectfully,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 suzuki katana, info ie, starter relay
info ie, starter relay, charging system: Hi Fred,If the plugs are dark I would replace them with new ones.Before installing them make sure they have a strong spark to them.If the bike fires up my next step would be to check the charging system,then take it on a 10-20km ride to get a better visual...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 TT 600, triumph thunderbird sport, adjustment screws
triumph thunderbird sport, adjustment screws, tt 600: Rick You know, it s funny, but I can t find my owners manual for my 99 Triumph Thunderbird Sport. If I could I would be able to answer your question with a little better certainty. But a general rule of thumb is that around 3/4 inch play is about right...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 V star elec problems, fuse blocks, battery cables
fuse blocks, battery cables, poor connections: Phillip, It sounds like it is charging excessively. Should have about 13.5 volts at the battery when revved up a bit. Check for loose or corroded battery cables or ground wires. Check large connectors for loose wires or bad connectors. The battery is...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 warrior 350, warrior 350, fuel mix
warrior 350, fuel mix, rev limiter: Kyle, -have you checked the reverse limiter on the left case, it needs to be clean. -Also the parking brake may have a limiter function as well to tell the bike it is parked. Check that out. -If the system thinks the bike is parked or in reverse...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Yamaha Beartracker, cylinder compression, compression test
cylinder compression, compression test, shively: Hi Darrell, Perform a cylinder compression test and reply with the test reading. Add a tablespoon of oil to the cylinder before the test. This compensates for the lack of sealing of a cool engine. For our convenience, remember to include your email...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Yamaha Beartracker, steve lutz, electrical diagnosis
steve lutz, electrical diagnosis, random wire: Hi Steve, I suspect a loose electrical connector, poor/corroded connection, chaffed wire, or other conductivity problem. You ll have to trace circuits until you find the problem. I d have to do the same. Use a 12 volt test light and trace voltage....

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Yamaha PW50 engine cutting out, intake manifold, low speed
intake manifold, low speed, spacer: Hi Erik. Start by returning the bike to factory standard. Then check the intake manifold and see if it is tight to the carb as well as to the head. Also make sure that the manifold is free of cracks. What you may have is a problem running the bike...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Yamaha R6, yamaha dealer, motor generator
yamaha dealer, motor generator, electrical problem: Hi Chris, The problem may simply be a loose electrical connection. It may be mor ecomplex, too. This kind of electrical problem needs to be inspected by a tech. It s too difficult to try and walk you through the diagnosis process. Consider getting a...

Motorcycle Repair: I have a 2000 Yamaha TTR90..., yamaha ttr90, regulator rectifier
yamaha ttr90, regulator rectifier, electrical plugs: Hi Bob, Q: There are 2 electrical plugs on the carburator (what do they do)? A: One is a heater the other may be a sensor. My microfiche shows only one component on the carburetor. Q: There is a black box under the seat, what is it? A: This is the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Yamaha YZF 600R, yamaha yzf 600r, high wind
yamaha yzf 600r, high wind, exhaust manifold: Hi Dewakar. I have never heard of such a switch. If one exists, then it should be mentioned in the repair manual. As far as why it won t start, there could be a number of reasons. The bike sat for over a month, so the fuel in the system may have...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 Yz 250, mx bike, exhaust valve
mx bike, exhaust valve, shively: Hi Ryan, I recommend the purchase of the service manual for your MC. The manual contains all the necessary intel to maintain and repair your MC. The hose is a exhaust valve vent. Some blow-by gasses will exit this hose. No worry. Respectfully, Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 yamaha big bear 400, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, cylinder compression: Hi James, From the description given, I suspect gasoline in the float bowl has varnished (gummed) and is obstructing pilot circuits within the carburetor. This is common with engines that are non-started or vehicles stored for 2-3 weeks or more. If so,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 yamaha r1, jumper cables, battery cables
jumper cables, battery cables, yamaha r1: Hi James, Sorry for the delay in replying to your question. I ve been busy working OT lately. I suspect the battery cables are loose. The symptoms are indicative of such. The jumper cables may make the battery lead connections fit tightly again to start...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 yfm350xm warrior, piston rings, motorcycle shop
piston rings, motorcycle shop, cylinder compression: Hi Edgar, Some problems can be very simple in nature, though very difficult to diagnose. Having a variety of opinions can be helpful. I ll try and help you diagnose the problem(s). Here s a few questions to get us started: What is cylinder compression...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000 zx6 kawasaski ninja valve adjustment, kawasaki ninja zx6, valve adjustment
kawasaki ninja zx6, valve adjustment, best bet: hi ray, all you need is the proper specs, a set of feeler guages, and a new top end gasket (around $20) Best bet is to pick up a service manual. If the engine runs fine, AND it doesnt make any odd engine noises, i would leave it alone untill it does, chances...

Motorcycle Repair: 2000yamaha wr250r carb, air fuel mixture, correct heat
air fuel mixture, correct heat, riding habits: Hi Kevin, By the description given, some carburetor tuning and/or a thorough carb cleaning may be necessary. Depending on the rider s riding habits, lugging the engine may be preventing the spark plug from self-cleaning and causing plug to load up. Correct...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001, bigbore kit, mud guard
bigbore kit, mud guard, circuit breakers: I would start by checking the battery terminals at both ends. Makse sure you have a good ground. I would also have the battery tested to make sure its good, even though its new. If the battery checks out then start at the battery and follow the power to the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 660 raptor.clutch repair, clutch repair, clutch cable
clutch repair, clutch cable, clutch lever: Hi Adam, I suspect one or more of the following: Clutch improperly installed. Clutch cable linkage improperly installed. Clutch cable needs adjusted. It s difficult to diagnose the problem without seeing the parts. You can view parts microfiche...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 CR 125R, original chain, sprokets
original chain, sprokets, exhaust valve: correct me if i am wrong,isnt the choke and the idle work off from the same circuit in those models.what i mean is i think that you turn the choke lever on the carb to raise or lower the idle.I am 90 percent sure,if i am right the carb is still dirty and needs...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 flstci, full tank, back fire
full tank, back fire, backplate: If it is still running bad at a half a tank you need to get a dianostic run on the bike to see what the problem is. Youc an adjust he idle yourself. remove the air cleaner cover and air filter. On the backplate to the right you will see a screw. Let the bike...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 flstf diag. light, turn signal switch, left turn signal
turn signal switch, left turn signal, key light: Check the bulbs first. If that is not the problem then check to see if you have power going to the turn signal switch. If not then you will have to trace it back to the sourse. Check with harley and see if they can make you a new key Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 H-D Fatboy, larry z, key light
larry z, key light, fatboy: You have a short somewhere in the system which is keeping somthing running in the fuel system. Its hard on here to tell you what it is. I would suggest you take it in to a shop and have it looked at, before somthing gets damaged. Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Harley Roadking 1450...., harley roadking, drain plug
harley roadking, drain plug, oil pan: Look under the bike at the oil pan. You will see a plug on the front left. That is the drain plug for the oil. remove it and drain. Remove the filter and install a new one. Make sure you put some oil on the gasket of the filter so you dont pinch it. Refill...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Honda 929. rear wheel bearings, rear wheel bearings, 2001 honda 929
rear wheel bearings, 2001 honda 929, calabration: Hi Troy, Q: ...this appears to be relatively easy to replace the bearing. what should i be careful of when replacing the bearings in the rear wheel. is there any special calabration(s) that need to be considered? ... A: There s no special calibration....

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Honda Rebel is missing during idle and when running at any speed, internal combustion engines, honda rebel
internal combustion engines, honda rebel, cylinder compression: Hi Malena, Check cylinder compression to determine the condition of the engine. Perform a leak-down test if necessary. Check and clean the spark plugs. If the Rebel was stored or non-started in awhile, consider cleaning the carburetor. See the tech files...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100, honda shadow sabre, hydraulic lifter
honda shadow sabre, hydraulic lifter, tick: How do you warm the engine up if it doesnt start cold?Or what you meant to say is that it is hard to start when cold!The valves cn be a problem especially putting 11000 on them and never checking them.I suggest taking the bike to a dealer or a qualified tech...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Honda Valkyrie Interstate, honda valkyrie interstate, ebay
honda valkyrie interstate, ebay, wdvw: Hi James, I performed an internet search using key words Valkyrie Lift Adaptor and recieved the following links. There were several links. Respectfully, Mark Shively http://www.cycledepot.net/STORE/blowouts/Bikers%20Choice/bikerschoiceadapterplates.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Hugger Sportster 883 Transmission, whick, sprocket
whick, sprocket, 50th birthday: First, check the sprocket coming off the trans to make sure it is not loose. If it is tight then the only thing you can do is pull the trans and inspect it for a problem. you might have a bent shifter fork whick will cause this problem. Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 harley lowrider oil change, oil drain plug, oil pan
oil drain plug, oil pan, lowrider: Look under the bike. You will see the oil pan with two plugs. the one in the front is the oil. The other one is the trans. Not much to it. Start the bike and let it warm ip. Drain the oil. Replace the filter and fill with oil. Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 honda rebel, honda rebel, basic tools
honda rebel, basic tools, special tools: You are probably on the right track. Neutral switch is under left rear engine cover, little plastic thing with brass center. Should be a wire hooked to it, they used to be green/red color, not sure if they have changed the color lately. Should not be...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Kaw Vulcan 1500 FI, motorcycle usa, www motorcycle
motorcycle usa, www motorcycle, vroc: Hi Dick, The tensioner is automatic, but could become defective. I would need to hear the sounds to accurately diagnose source. It could be detonation. Try asking at www.vroc.com and www.motorcycle-usa.com/forum and see if other Vulcan owners have experienced...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Kawasaki Ninja EX250U, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, kawasaki ninja: Hi Sparo, Fuel left in the carburetors has varnished and is causing the problem. The carburetors will need to be thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance. Review the tech file below to learn more. Respectfully, Mark Shively Carb...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 KEF 300 Lakota sport 2x4, metal fragments, kef 300
metal fragments, kef 300, cylinder compression: Hi Ron, Check cylinder compression and perform a leak-down if necessary. Check oil and inspect closely for evidence of excessive metal fragments. Otherwise, perform a tear down to inspect and measure parts. Visit www.atvfrontier.com and chat with...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Night train, few more miles, night train
few more miles, night train, wiggle: You have a short somewhere and until its found you are going to have the same problem. As to where it is is hard to say, but it sounds like its in the ignition system. I would have the dealer keep the bike and god for a long ride until they find it. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Ninja, horn button, shively
horn button, shively, fuse: Hi Josh, The horn circuit is protected by the Main Fuse. You ll have to trace the horn circuit and find the source of the problem. I suspect the horn button contacts may be corroded. Trace voltage through the circuit. Where it ends is the problem. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 pw50, main bearings, pw50
main bearings, pw50, psi: Patrick, Sounds like it could be a bad rod? or rod bearing?.You should have checked the up and down of rod?? while you had the top end off?? Now you will have to take it apart again and find out? If it has some up and down?, you will have to split cases and...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Road King, harley davidson bike, dyno tuning
harley davidson bike, dyno tuning, 5th gear: you need to have a POWER COMMANDER USB installed and then dyno tuned by a certified dyno tuning expert. this is the ONLY correct way to tune a fuel injected motor. it lets you set the fuel to the air ratio at every engine rpm and at every throttle position....

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Shadow Ace, fuel air mixture, fuel mixture
fuel air mixture, fuel mixture, shadow ace: Trent, when you change the exhaust system it changes the fuel/air mixture your bike requires. By removing the baffles you will be leaning out the fuel mixture which can result in a lack of power, possible backfiring and overheating. These conditions need...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Shadow VLX electrical, full time job, trickle charger
full time job, trickle charger, evidence technician: Hi Luke, Please excuse my late reply. I ve been busy with a criminal trial every morning and afternoon this week, followed by full-time job as a Deputy Sheriff/Evidence Technician (hours of 1500-2330 hrs). Reference the MC problem(s)... Check battery...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Sportster custom, open throttle, fuses
open throttle, fuses, atleast: you cant rule out the carb if youre only getting gas at open throttle what about low throttle how much have you ran it in the two weeks? bad gas? couldve had old gas,.etc does it crank over good? have you checked voes if you have one ..circiut breakers...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Suzuki Intruder 1400- Starting Problem, starter solenoid problems, solenoid design
starter solenoid problems, solenoid design, suzuki intruder: Hi Mike, I suspect a loose battery cable may be the source of the problems. A loose battery cable may cause the engine to stall and prevent the battery from recharging. Check all cable ends for clean, tightly fastened connections. I ve pasted...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Suzuki Marauder, float bowls, electric ignition
float bowls, electric ignition, hi bob: Hi Bob, The symptoms described is common with varnishing of the carbs. Gasoline in the float bowls gums or gels (varnishes) with time and obstructs carb passageways and jets. A good indication of this is the engine starts and idles with choke, but stalls...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 seat on 1993 evo, mounting brackets, best bet
mounting brackets, best bet, fatboy: I have never tried this. I know there are differences in the frames and how the seat is mounted. I guess your best bet would be to see how the seat fits on your bike and then located the mounting brackets on the seat and see what needs to be done. Sorry...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 super glide charging sys, dc volts, zip ties
dc volts, zip ties, test light: You can do that, the only thing you need to worry about is the connection corroding later on and then the battery not charging. The best way is to install the new wire. It will take a little longer, but you will have a better connection Happy new year Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 super glide charging sys, test light, definetly
test light, definetly, stator: Vic, just check the voltage on the battery posts with the bike revved up a bit. Should be around 14 volts. If not, unplug the wires from the stator on the engine, check for 60 volts AC between any of the 3 similar colored wires coming from the stator....

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 suzuki gsxr 600 ,ticking noise, suzuki gsxr 600, 2001 suzuki gsxr 600
suzuki gsxr 600, 2001 suzuki gsxr 600, valve clearances: Hi Randy, The sounds you hear are normal and are caused by valve clearances becoming a bit looser. Ticking valves make noise, but don t cause damage (within specs) or impede performance. Tight valves are the opposite. Follow the maintenance schedule...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Ultra Glide, headlight assembly, handle bars
headlight assembly, handle bars, clamps: To get to the handlebar clamps you have to remove the Headlight assembly and fairing. Its a pretty big job and if you are planning on doing it yourself I would suggest getting a service manual so you know how to take it apart and get it back together Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 vt750cd stator cover, hex bolt, crank shaft
hex bolt, crank shaft, honda shadow: Hey Crash. I don t know if it is there, but here is a website that might help if you do not have the repair manual with the proper info in it. http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/welcome.htm Take a look there and see what you can find out. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 XR100R, ersco, time sert
ersco, time sert, types of thread: Hi Rich, The cylinder head should be removed for thread repair. There are several types of thread repair products available. Heli-Coil and Time-Sert two very popular brands. Both are relatively easy to use with minimal cost. Both products require tools...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Yahama YZ426F, powder substance, crystal powder
powder substance, crystal powder, cylinder compression: Hi Gordon, I suspect the carburetor s needle valve (float valve) is worn or varnished and causing the float bowl to overfill. This may cause excessively rich air-fuel mitures and foul the spark plug. Always check cylinder compression as the first test...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Yamaha Banshee timing, exaust pipe, down stroke
exaust pipe, down stroke, cylinder compression: Hi Rodney, Q: ...a 2001 banshee thats firing left side on the down stroke. checked all electricles, all new.exaust pipe full of gas. A: Can you provide any other details? Knowing a little history about the ATV is helpful. The more you can tell me,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Yamaha Raptor 660R, clutch lever, raptor owners
clutch lever, raptor owners, rev limiter: Hi Matt, The problem seems to be air-fuel related, but it also appears to be ignition related. I cannot accurately diagnose the problem without being present and performing a few tests. Try the forums at www.atvfrontier.com You may find other Raptor...

Motorcycle Repair: Have 2001 Yamaha TTR225N - will not start, loose connections, shively
loose connections, shively, oem parts: Hi Jerry, Check the fuses & relays, check for loose connections (especially battery), if the MC was stored- disassemble and thoroughly clean the carburetor. Without knowing the history on the MC and problem, I would recommend having a tech look into...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 Yamaha V-Star 1100 motorcycle, ac volts, regulator rectifier
ac volts, regulator rectifier, yamaha v star 1100: Bubba, Check battery, if it s okay and charged up, -Set multimeter on AC volts. In the stator connector check the voltage between any two of the three white wires with the engine running fast. You should have approx 60-70 AC volts. -If your output...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 yamaha r6, fuel pump, r6
fuel pump, r6, prob: barry go to the overflow lines on the carbs ,blow in them , if the fell clogged then pass a small wire rthrough them this should help out wiht the miss also add some fuel injectir cleaner to the tank run it around for a few hours i guarantee u will notice...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001 yamaha raptor 660, yamaha raptor 660, 2001 yamaha raptor 660
yamaha raptor 660, 2001 yamaha raptor 660, drain tubes: Hi Bear Wheeler, Check the air cleaner for fuel/oil contamination. Drain airbox drain tubes of fuel/oil. See if that improves performance. Remove the spark plug(s) and inspect. Clean plugs and reinstall. Check these and we ll resume from here. It would...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001Cbrf4i, chain tensioners, clutch cable
chain tensioners, clutch cable, cbr 600f4i: Hi Tim, I found this info on cam chain tensioners and the CBR6000: www.cbrlist.com/cbr_faq.html#_Toc517123077 I agree with the modifications. Should fix the problem. Mark Shively 6.2 Cam Chain Tensioner (CCT) From: EhmJay ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2001kawasaki 220 bayou, cylinder head gasket, air fuel mixture
cylinder head gasket, air fuel mixture, poor conductivity: Hi Ron, An engine needs three elements to start and run: 1) Cylinder compression 2) Correct air-fuel mixture 3) Spark at exact time The problem could be a loose electrical connector, loose battery terminal, water shorting, other poor conductivity...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 883, brake light switch, bleeding brakes
brake light switch, bleeding brakes, clutch cable: On the oil. The trans and clutch use the same oil. Its called sportstrans oil. As to the brake light, you probably have a weak brake light switch and it needs to be replaced. It is run by the pressure from the brake fluid and is probably not moving as low...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Deuce Final drive adjustment, softail deuce, axle nut
softail deuce, axle nut, pulley: First, jack up the bike so the rear wheel is still just touching the ground. Now remove the axle nut and slide the axle out. You might have to remove the exhaust to get the axle out depending on what system you have. Now, push the tire foward and remove the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Dyna Glide slip on mufflers, muffler clamps, hd shop
muffler clamps, hd shop, head pipes: Sorry, but I dot have any instructions. There should have been some in the box with the mufflers. There ahould be an attachment point on the mufflers or they will get loose. Check with the shop you bought from for some directions. Sounds like you are missing...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Dyna Wide Glide Charging problem, stator, voltage regulator
stator, voltage regulator, dyna: You should not get any OHMs from stator to ground, but you should get OHMs from pin to pin.Since you replaced the regulator and battery, the only other thing it could be is the stator, unless you have a broken wire from the regulator to the battery Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Dyna Wide Glide starting, trouble shooting guide, battery check
trouble shooting guide, battery check, dead battery: FIrst thing you need to do is check to see if the bike is charging. Get the bike started and at the battery check the voltage. You should be getting around 13.5 volts at 2000 RPM. If not then either your stator or regulator is bad. You can test the stator...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 dyna wide glide ignition coil, plug wires, dyna
plug wires, dyna, buddies: There is no test you can do on your coil due to the type of plug. The only thing you can do is replace it with a kown good one. If you have a weak spark you would be fouling plugs. If you are then I would check the plug wires to see if they are bad. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Fatboy, turn signals, flash unit
turn signals, flash unit, odometer: Well the speedo and the odometer are all part of the same thing, and the most likely thing is you have a break in the speedo drive, can you detach it from the rear of the pod, and extract it for a closer inspection? The turn signals not turning off is more...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Fatboy headlight conversion kit installation, nacelle headlight, kc international
nacelle headlight, kc international, conversion kit: I have installed several, but the problem is many manufactures install different. Without seeing what you have its hard to tell you how to install it. I would suggest you contact the place you bought it from and see if they hae some directions for you Sorry...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 FLHRCI, crossover pipe, big bore kit
crossover pipe, big bore kit, true duals: There are several companies out there that make true duels. All true duels are is there is no crossover pipe. With the duels you get a better exhaust flow, so the answer your question, no it doesn not hurt performance. the only thing that will hurt performance...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 FLHRSEI muffler switch out, air fuel ratio, dynojet power commander
air fuel ratio, dynojet power commander, power commander 3 usb: WhatYou need to get the bike to run right is a Dynojet Power Commander 3 usb. the Harley race tuner kit will just not do it. And is a wast of good money. If it were me I would install a set Of White brothers E-Series 2 into 1 exhaust system and this will...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 FLHTC, side switch, switch assembly
side switch, switch assembly, cruise control: To remove the ignition switch knob turn the switch knob to Access. There is a button under the switch knob on the left side. Depress the button with a small screwdriver and while pushing the key down, turn the knob 60 degrees counter clock wise. Then just...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 FLSTCI Fuel pump won't run., bike cranks, turn signals
bike cranks, turn signals, fuel pump: The fuel pump will pump up until it gets to pressure and then shut off. It should maintain a pressure, so it will cut in and out. I am not sure why the turn signals are flashing when you turn the key on. Are you getting spark at the plugs when you turn the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 FLSTSI rear cylinder fouling plug, valve seals, heritage springer
valve seals, heritage springer, rear cylinder: The reason I said to remapp was that the rear cylinder is running to rich. If its not the coil or the plug wires then I would have a dianostic run and have the rear cylinder remapped if it passes the dianostic. I would still do the compression test as well...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 fatboy, oil tank, jackshaft
oil tank, jackshaft, fatboy: Disconnect the battery. Your going to have to remove the primary cover and disconnect the jackshaft. The pipes will have to come off. Then you can unbolt the starter. On some bikes the oil tank has to be removed, due to the fact that there is not enough room...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 fatboy, broken bolt, soleniod
broken bolt, soleniod, jackshaft: First thing I would check is the jackshaft to make sure you dont have a broken bolt. While the primary cover is off, bump the starter and see if it slides in and out. If it doenst work then your going to hae to pull the starter out and do some tests on it....

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Harley Fatboy Electrical problem, harley fatboy, there some sort
harley fatboy, there some sort, oil light: First, check the battery to make sure you have a good charge. Next, check the fuses to make sure none have burned out. If both are ok then your going to have to do some tracing with a test light from the battery to the switch and then outward to find the problem....

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Harley Sportster Speedometer, harley sportster, speedo sensor
harley sportster, speedo sensor, speedometer: There are several tests that can be performed by a dealer. The problem with you doing it you dont have the equipment. I dont think what you did was wrong. Yes you should have disconnected the battery, but not doing that shouldnt have hurt anything. When the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 HONDA MAGNA 750, honda magna 750, check ebay
honda magna 750, check ebay, bike bandit: Hi Ted, The push rod is not sprung on the other side and is susposed to come out. I doubt that you lost any parts. Try adjusting the clutch and clutch cable. Visit: www.bikebandit.com to view parts microfiche. Get a copy of the service manual....

Motorcycle Repair: I HAVE A 2002 HONDA XR100...., honda xr100, cam chain
honda xr100, cam chain, falcon: Hi Dean. Which chain? The cam chain or the drive chain? The two are not related to each other or to spark. Give me some details as to what happened and what you did to assess it and then we can work on what needs to be done to fix it. FALCO...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda Rancher Starting Problem...., honda rancher atv, electrical diagnosis
honda rancher atv, electrical diagnosis, starter clutch: Hi Greg, Review the tech information below. Perform electrical diagnosis to find the source of the problem. Respectfully, Mark Shively Engine Doesn t Start, Starting Difficulty Starter motor not rotating: Starter lockout or neutral switch...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda Shadow ACE grinds then dies, honda shadow ace, dirty garage
honda shadow ace, dirty garage, starter motor: because you were able to get it started and running for a brief period after sitting so long, the only thing I can think of that would be causing this problem would be that the starter motor is damaged not engaging or disengaging all the way. try push starting...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda Shadow Sabre, honda shadow sabre, 2002 honda shadow sabre
honda shadow sabre, 2002 honda shadow sabre, coolant level: Hi Chuck. What you have could be a heat related short in the wiring for the thermosensor or indicator light. This could also be related to coolant level or a possibly faulty thermostat or water pump. Check those and see what happens. Good luck. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 running rough, honda shadow spirit, honda shadow spirit 750
honda shadow spirit, honda shadow spirit 750, 2002 honda shadow spirit: Hi Chris, I suspect an electrical problem, though I cannot be more specific without performing electrical diagnosis. If you have the service/repair manual, perform an output check of the altenator, check individual components of the charging system,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda Shadow Sprit 1100 Clutch noise, castrol motor oil, honda shop
castrol motor oil, honda shop, motorcycle oil: Jerry, you can check the http://www.thesabregroup.com/ site for some tips about your bike. If Honda recommends 10-40, then that may have some bearing on the noise factor you are experiencing. You could fully warm the bike up to see if the noise goes away once...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda Shadow start problems, tune ups, honda shadow
tune ups, honda shadow, powder substance: Hi Karen, Was Sta-Bil added to gasoline at the beginning of storage? Was label instructions followed carefully? Adding too much gas additive may harm carb parts. Too little is not effective. Have you removed the spark plugs and examined them? They may...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda Shadow starting problems, stator coil, honda shadow
stator coil, honda shadow, fuel treatment: Hi Karen. First of all, a tune-up cannot hurt. Is it due for a tune-up? That could be an issue as well. Is the bike not turning over or is it not firing up? If it is not turning over, then the problem is electrical. Doing anything with the fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda Spirit VT1100C..., air fuel mixture, vacuum leaks
air fuel mixture, vacuum leaks, vacuum leak: Hi Ken, Happy Holidays! I suspect a vacuum hose is defective. The problem may be varnished carburetor or other problem as well. Review the attached file. Respectfully, Mark Shively Vacuum Leak Testing An engine needs the elements to...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Honda XR70r Dirt Bike, honda xr70r, shift linkage
honda xr70r, shift linkage, vista express: Hi Rodney, The shift linkage may have separated or other wise become defective. You ll have to inspect the linkage for problems. Get a copy of the service manual for more specific details. Visit www.bikebandit.com to view parts microfiche. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 honda crf450, 2002 honda crf450, clutch plate
2002 honda crf450, clutch plate, clutch basket: Tough for me to tell you exactly what this is, it could be intake, topend, bottomend, so many things. Did this start all of a sudden? Was there a crash? The only thing you can do is start with the easiest first. Can you locate where the sound is coming...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 honda crf50 not starting, oil mixture, gas tank
oil mixture, gas tank, 10 mins: hello cheryle, some things are almost to good to be true the perfect bike kool. first check to see if its getting fire ,is the gas and oil mixture correct, check choke switch, chk gas tank on and off line,sounds very minor. if yoy have any more problems...

Motorcycle Repair: I have a 2002 honda elite..., honda elite, honda motorcycles
honda elite, honda motorcycles, speedo cable: Rich, I would ask the Honda dealer to contact the regional service rep for possible assistance(warranty), otherwise, have them check the cable to see if it isn t seated or is loose at the front wheel connection. If the cable is good, then the speedometer is...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 honda shadow spirit vt750 dc carb, honda shadow spirit, honda shadow spirit 750
honda shadow spirit, honda shadow spirit 750, 2002 honda shadow spirit: Hi Bill, Jet kits get the air-fuel mixtures close. Carburetor tuning is part science, part skill, and part luck. The best advice I can give you is to follow Vance & Hines instructions carefully. I find that additional tuning is sometimes required to correct...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 honda vtx 1800 will shift but wont move, honda vtx 1800, castrol gtx
honda vtx 1800, castrol gtx, clutch plates: Hi Rick. Your first instinct is correct; Rebuild the clutch. Those black flakes are bits of the clutchplates, so the clutchplates are, in fact, fried. Chances are that the previous owner either dogged the clutch a lot or didn t know how to work a clutch...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Kawasaki Nina 250R, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Dennis, I suspect fuel left in the carburetors has varnished. The battery may need charged or replaced. Review the tech files below for more details. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline goes bad with time and...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Kawasaki Ninja 500r, kawasaki ninja 500r, internal combustion engines
kawasaki ninja 500r, internal combustion engines, octane ratings: Hi Sanj, I recommend using regular unleaded fuel. The difference between 92 and 87 octane ratings will not make a difference in the combustion process. It s a long explanation. Unless you re using race fuel from a sealed container, use regular unleaded....

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 KX 125 problem with starting, worn piston rings, compression gauge
worn piston rings, compression gauge, head gasket: Dustin, The oil ratio sound close. 2-strokes are not clean running engines so don t be alarmed by some oil residue and a dark combustion chamber. It is typical for a 2-S to have a fair amount of carbon build up after some use. To test compression...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 kx 125 jetting, air screw, pilot jet
air screw, pilot jet, clip position: Hi Bill, Based upon a temperature of about 68 degrees F, and about 3,500 above SL, my calculations indicate working with the air-fuel screw and the following jet sizes: #255 main jet #42.5 or #45 pilot jet I could be more specific if I knew...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 magna oil leak ?, valve cover gasket, bolt torque
valve cover gasket, bolt torque, drain bolt: Ron, you are looking at the difference between treating a head cold and heart surgery. If you are asking me this question in this way, you probably are not equipped or experienced to do a head gasket job on a V45 Honda. Sorry, but that is way too complex to...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 R6 electrical problems, yamaha r6, gauge cluster
yamaha r6, gauge cluster, tech message board: Hi Luke, I think the shock from the fall may have damaged a circuit board or semi-conductor. Your problem seems to be common with R6 falls. Maybe another R6 owner can offer more intel. Try this R6 tech message board for answers to the instrument problem:...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Raptor 660, clutch adjustment, clutch springs
clutch adjustment, clutch springs, clutch lever: Hi Mike, It s possible, though I doubt there s a problem with the clutch. Check clutch adjustment. I suspect a lack of suspension ride sag may contribute to the sounds you hear. Wait until the front end is assembled and test ride the ATV. If the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Softail Duece ignition, fuse switch, starter problems
fuse switch, starter problems, starter button: Do a couple of things for me. (1) when you hit the starter does the bike turn over? (2) if it does, remove a spark plug. leave it on the sparkplug wire and holding it against the head turn the motor over. Are you getting a spark? (3) using a test light and...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Suzuki Bandit 600, suzuki bandit 600, compression piston
suzuki bandit 600, compression piston, 2002 suzuki bandit 600: Geoff, a turbo takes forged piston to run safley, without youll melt them down. Also the compression ratio will need to be dropped with any serious boost levels. Im also not postive and i have asked the turbo guy i know who makes them if the crank will hold....

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 sportster heads/cams, head gasket, big bore kit
head gasket, big bore kit, 883 sportster: The N4 cams would be a great choice for you bike. I would go ahead and cut the heads. If you leave them stock you will be running to much compression for gas right out of the pump. You will get spark knock, which is bad. Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 suzuki vz800, thermostat temperature, fan radiator
thermostat temperature, fan radiator, radiator cap: Hi Steven, White smoke indicates one or more of the following: 1) Defective cylinder head or cylinder base gasket 2) Cracked cylinder or head surface. Visit this link and read some of the topics. http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/Overheating_FAQ.htm ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 twin cam - 5 speed tranny shift problem, clutch cable, fxdwg
clutch cable, fxdwg, twin cam: I m at a loss to point to something definite. Is your clutch and clutch cable correctly adjusted with the right amount of freeplay? Check the shifter pawl centering and adjust it with the centering screw in the top left side of the tranny case so that the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Vulcan 750 Battery Problem?, kawasaki vulcan 750, e mail address
kawasaki vulcan 750, e mail address, 5k miles: Hi Al, You ve performed an output test of the charging system. The charging system seems to be operating okay. The voltage values are normal, though I would like to see the voltage climb to about 14 to 14.5 VDC above 3.5k rpm. Now perform a battery...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 xr100 gear shifter oil leak, talke, oil leak
talke, oil leak, shaft: it should replace from outside talke off old seal heat up the shaft real slow straighten out ,then when it cools out a new seal you will be fine. it would take 3-4 hours to replace sahft, if you need more info im here ok. mitch kruszynsk...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 xr80r idle problem, fuel lines, fuel system
fuel lines, fuel system, varnish: Hi Chris. Pull and clean the carb and fuel lines. Pull and reseal the tank. The fact that the bike sat for so long means that any and all fuel in it became what we call varnish . It gums up all of the fuel system. If you do not take the correct measures,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 YAMAHA RAPTOR, yamaha raptor, air impact
yamaha raptor, air impact, warpage: There are so many things wrong with this message on so many levels. First turn off your caps when you type your message - it s annoying. Second, step away from the air impact - you have no business using an air tool to put a nut back on a crankshaft. Didn...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Yamaha V-Star 650 fuel overflow, bikebandit com, yamaha v star 650
bikebandit com, yamaha v star 650, yamaha v star: Hi Phillip, Thank-you for your service to our great country. Many americans take our freedom for granted. Yes, you re on the right track. Fuel left in the carburetors has varnished. The carbs will need thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance....

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Yamaha V-star 1100, amp fuse, yamaha v star
amp fuse, yamaha v star, battery cables: Bill, -yes there is a starter relay, is the battery good? -Make sure the battery cables are tight, clean etc. -The relay is under the seat with a 30 amp fuse on it and you can check both sides for battery voltage when the starter button is pushed. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Yamaha v star 650, yamaha v star 650, yamaha v star
yamaha v star 650, yamaha v star, 2 quarts: Kenneth, -It s 3 us quarts with filter change. I suggest adding 2 quarts and then run the engine briefly to fill the oil filter and then top it up as necessary after it sits for a minute. -Check the oil level with the bike level. -Use 10w30 or 20W40...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 Yamaha YZ125, 2002 yz 125, engine configuration
2002 yz 125, engine configuration, transmission oil: Hi Justin. I would imagine that the transmission oil, unless they have radically changed the engine configuration, is the same as the engine oil. Just change it as recommended and you should have no problem. If you are concerned about the level, then...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 YZF 600R Won't Idle, fuel hoses, substance changes
fuel hoses, substance changes, gas additive: Hi Gavin, As the local shop recommended, the carburetors will need thoroughly cleaned to restore proper performance. Gasoline goes stale (kind of like pop goes flat) with time and regardless of the mileage. This effect is known as varnishing. When...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 yamaha R6, clutch lever, yamaha r6
clutch lever, yamaha r6, wont move: Robert, -Is the shift lever working okay, not bent? Are you sure it is shifting into gear? -If it goes into gear and doesn t move it generally means a clutch problem. Does it make any noises when you pull or release the clutch lever? Are the chain...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 yamaha vstar 1100, starter solenoid, model bikes
starter solenoid, model bikes, jumper cable: Josh, this WAY far away from being a vintage Honda question, isn t it? I have no way of knowing what other components are in the wiring harness of a late model Yamaha. There are generally safety switches in the circuits for sidestand and clutch lever, but...

Motorcycle Repair: 2002 yamaha vstar classic 650, 2 different things, seasonal storage
2 different things, seasonal storage, blue smoke: Hi Mark. That white/blue smoke is oil being burned off. You may want to start by checking the following: 1) Compression and valve gap/timing. Are they all within specs as per the repair manual? 2) Does the bike sit for seasonal storage? The carbs...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 100th anniversary edition 883 Hugger, dyno jet kit, k n air filter
dyno jet kit, k n air filter, 100th anniversary: You can change your rake very easily. the make 3 degree neck cups. SO all you have to do is replace the neck cups. Once you have that done you need to take a measurement so you know how long of forks you need. On changing the exhaust and air filter that is...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Big Bear, vacuum leak, intake tube
vacuum leak, intake tube, gas tank: Hi Ivan, Can you tell me if this ATV was stored or not started for several days or weeks? Will the engine start and run, or run better with the choke applied? Describe the appearance of the spark plug. Any additional history of repairs or other details...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Dyna Wide Glide Charging, ac volts, couple buddies
ac volts, couple buddies, meter check: First thing you need to do is make sure you are not charging. Start the bike and at the battery with a volt meter you should get around 13.5 volts at 2000RPM. If not then you need to test the stator. Unplug the regulator from teh stator. With a OHM meter...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Electra Glide Classic, head gasket leak, intake leak
head gasket leak, intake leak, leak down test: To check for a intake use a little carb cleaner and spray around the intake while the bike is running. If the RPMs go up you have a leak. Spraying around the dead does not tell you. If you have a head gasket leak you should be able to either hear it or you...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 electra glide forks service, fork oil, handeling
fork oil, handeling, viscosity: Over time the fork oil starts to break down and looses is viscosity. It aslo get dirty. When this happens the front end starts to get spongy. Its not critical, like somthing will break, but after time the handeling will be affected. Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 FLHT Standard with electrical problem, battery cables, electrical problem
battery cables, electrical problem, resons: I would start by hooking a volt meter to the battery and go for a ride and keep an eye on the meter. So if the battery is always charging. The only resons the battery would go dead is the system is not charging or you have a short. If you had a short, however...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 fatboy EFI, fuel management unit, white brother
fuel management unit, white brother, air filtration: Hi Dino. Forget about the DFO/TFI..... It is not worth $0.01 Cent. The powercommander USB is the only way to tune the bike correctly. You will have to have a custom map made. You are losing Horse power and torque with the Hypercharger air cleaner set up....

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 flht oil leak at trans. shifter shaft, flht, oil leak
flht, oil leak, shaft: there is a seal for the shaft that comes through the trans lid. You will have the pull the inner primary to get to the shifter. Also you will have to remove the top of the trans to get the shaft out to install the seal Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 fltci, screaming eagle pipes, screaming eagle exhaust
screaming eagle pipes, screaming eagle exhaust, intake leaks: I would change the exhaust system to a exhaust system that works. Install White Brothers E-Series 2 into 1 exhaust system and the mis-fire will be gone after you retune it on your 250 dyno. Exhaust are very critical componint in tuning A bike correctly. Johnn...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Harley Dyna starter problem, harley dyna, appretiated
harley dyna, appretiated, starter button: Remove the primary clutch inspection cover. Looking above the clutch you will see the jackshaft. When you hit the starter button the jackshast will slide out and engage the clutch hub. Watch the jackshaft and have somebody hot the starter button. If it doenst...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Harley Softail 1450 EFI, harley softail standard, beach bike week
harley softail standard, beach bike week, myrtle beach bike week: About the only thing you can do to be sure is to take it in and have a dianostic run on it. There are so many things on a fuel injected bike that it could be that you would be waisting your money on parts that dont need to be changed Good luck and happy riding...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda 1300s vtx.. back firing, camshaft lobes, cam lobes
camshaft lobes, cam lobes, fuel mixture: David, when the camshaft lobes are facing down, the mark on the cam gear should point up. This is with the FT timing mark aligned. Also the rear cylinder mark on cam gear pointing up with the RT mark aligned. Make sure the cam lobes are down....

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda 1300s vtx.. back firing, intertia, timing advance
intertia, timing advance, 1300s: sounds to me like if you ve got the bike to idle, but looses power, you may have the timing 1 tooth advanced and it looses compression. Your bike should have a timing advance unit thats controlled by intertia either off the crank or cam. if theres a chance...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda CBR 600RR, honda cbr 600rr, 2003 honda cbr 600rr
honda cbr 600rr, 2003 honda cbr 600rr, price catalogs: Hi Matt, I don t have parts price catalogs, but guessing I d say between $1,500 and $2,000 or more to replace all the ABS bodywork. Fiberglass replacements may be less expensive. Visit www.bikebandit.com to check prices. Respectfully, Mark Shivel...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda CBR f4i, starter clutch, honda tech
starter clutch, honda tech, 2003 honda cbr: Hi Seth, I need to inspect the CBR and perform a few tests to accurately diagnose the problem(s). I suspect a problem with the starter clutch assy. I recommend having a local Honda tech inspect the problem for you. Ask for an estimate of repairs....

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda Goldwing headlight trouble, 1800 goldwing, honda goldwing
1800 goldwing, honda goldwing, blown fuse: Hi Maynard. Glad to know that it was only that. It seemed a bit odd that such a bike as a GL would have a problem at such a young age. Sometimes a little bit of dirt can stick things and it wasn t something that had even occured to me. Thanks for letting...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda Recon 250, honda recon 250, 2003 honda recon
honda recon 250, 2003 honda recon, compression stroke: Kyle, If the bike was parked for a year, I would suspect the fuel system. Have you checked if fuel is getting to the carb okay? The compression sounds a bit low, put the engine on compression stroke and see if the valves have some clearance, they...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda Shadow 1100, front brake caliper, wheel spacers
front brake caliper, wheel spacers, bike bandit: Hi Jake, I recommend that you get a copy of the service manual. It will pay for itself with the first use. Visit Bike Bandit s website to view microfiche parts. www.bikebandit.com To remove the front wheel: 1) Remove front brake caliper. Hang caliper...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda Shadow Spirit Replacing Battery, honda shadow spirit, 2003 honda shadow spirit
honda shadow spirit, 2003 honda shadow spirit, batery: Hi Charlie, The clicking sounds are exactly what you thought; the battery needs chraged (or replaced). Warning: Do not use a car to jump-start your MC. Ampres are much higher for cars/trucks. Instead, test battery and if good, try charging the batery...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda Shadow vlx, starter clutch, motorcycle batteries
starter clutch, motorcycle batteries, honda shadow: Andrew... First find out if your battery is any good. Motorcycle batteries only last about 2 years in general service. Have the battery fully charged, then load tested. When it acts up, you can try to jump start the starter motor directly to see if that...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Honda XR 70, honda xr 70, petcock
honda xr 70, petcock, carby: Sounds like carb main jet. It only takes a litte sediment in the gas tank to clog the main jet for a moment. Also deteriorating fuel line or clogged fuel filter or petcock. If it s not that then it might be an ignition problem. Drop the carb bowl first...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 honda cbr f4i, honda cbr f4i, 2003 honda cbr f4i
honda cbr f4i, 2003 honda cbr f4i, honda dealership: Hi Ian. First off; DON T PANIC!!!!!!!! (said in large, friendly letters) The easiest thing for you to do to get the answer to your questions is to tell you to get the repair manual for the bike. Which I am telling you to do. Get the repair...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 hstc, valve motor, crankcase
valve motor, crankcase, check valve: It s common for oil to get by the check valve when a bike is sitting for the winter but it shouldn t happen during the season. You should always get the motor warm before changing the oil so any oil that has leaked into the crankcase will get pumped back...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 indian scout, 1400 miles, indian scout, lean condition
indian scout, lean condition, small stuff: Mike what usually happens is you get a little crud in the carburetor bowl and because the idle jet is so small, stuff gets caught in it and causes a hesitation or spit back through the air filter from the lean condition. You need to drop the carb bowl, clean...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 indian scout deluxe, clutch assembly, clutch plates
clutch assembly, clutch plates, indian scout: Remove the primary cover and jack the rear up on the bike so the tire is off the ground. Remove the spark plugs and put the bike in 5th gear. Rotate the rear tire and see if the clutch rotates. If it doesnt then you are going to have to remove the trans and...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 intruder 1400, intruder 1400, rear cylinder
intruder 1400, rear cylinder, left hand side: Hi Phillip, It is possible the plugs have wet fouled. Remove them and inspect them. The rear cylinder s plug is on the left hand side of the cylinder head. The front cylinder s plug is on the right side of the cylinder head. Respectfully, Mark Shively...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Katana 600, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, bike bandit: Hi Brenda, The carburetors are likely varnished and in need of a thorough cleaning. See the file that follows. Visit www.bikebandit.com and click on OEM Parts select your motorcycle from the menus that follow to view microfiche parts on line. Bike...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 KX 125, shively
shively: Hi Ron, Q: ...I ride my bike about 45 min. turn it off and wont start till I put in a new plug , can you help me? A: I cannot help you with the information you ve provided. If you want my assistance, go back to the area where you typed your question,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 kx 125, stator coils, gas additives
stator coils, gas additives, techs questions: Ron, I m sitting at a desk with tech references and resources. I have to try and diagnose your motorcycle s problems without being there to inspect it. It s helpful to know things such as... Did problem happen suddenly or come on gradually? Did...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 kx 125, kx 125, seasonal storage
kx 125, seasonal storage, airtight seal: Hi Randy. The richness of the mixture has little to do with the plug and, almost always, much to do with the carb. The mixture is clearly wrong. Here are a few things to check; Has the bike spent any time in seasonal storage? The carb may need cleaning....

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 LS Savage 650, savage 650, panka
savage 650, panka, harley davidson: Hi Sue, It sounds to me like you may have something stuck in your pilot jets. I do say this fairly often in my responses, but many of the symptoms are the same. choke on = runs good, idles good choke off, give it gas = dies, choke on, rev it up, runs good...Sound...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 R6 rough idle, pressure sensor, shively
pressure sensor, shively, fuel injector: Hi Josh, The problem may be stale fuel, injector restriction, injector pressure, sensor, ignition mapping, or other. I recommed that you have a local Yam dealer inspect your R6. They have the equipment to quickly and accurately diagnose the problem....

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Road King, harley road king, fork oil
harley road king, fork oil, mechanical ability: First jack the bike up. You wil see a drain plug on the forks. remove it and drain the fork oil. remove the top cap off the forks and after it drains put the drain plugs back. Pour the fork oil in the top of each fork and install the fork cap and your good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 raptor 660 camshaft, loose bolt, k n air filter
loose bolt, k n air filter, stock compression: U lost me when u said decompression cams on the camchain sprocket . In your motor u have cams, camchain, and gears attached to the ends of the cams. What happended? If it was a cam gear then I would say your cam was bad, or it had a loose bolt holding...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Suzuki Intruder 1400, intruder 1400, suzuki intruder
intruder 1400, suzuki intruder, hotmail: Hi Lance, I suspect water shorting caused the original non-starting problem. I suspect the spark plugs may have wet fouled during starting attempts. Remove the plugs and inspect them. Clean or replace them and try starting again. I ll send a...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 suzuki intruder 800 rear suspension, suzuki intruder 800, 2003 suzuki intruder 800
suzuki intruder 800, 2003 suzuki intruder 800, factory tool kit: Hi Joe. With every bike, in the factory tool kit, there is a tool for adjusting the rear supension. Without that tool, you cannot adjust the suspension. If you do not have it, then go order it. All it does is turn the adjusting ring to the correct setting....

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Vespa ET2 50cc 2 cycle engine, vespa et2 50cc, shively
vespa et2 50cc, shively, fuel filter: Hi Terry, Can you tell any history of the Vespa? Was it stored awhile and just getting it running again? anything? When sluggish as described, it s excessively rich. Check the air filter. Clean or replace it as necessary. Try this website for basic...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Vulcan 500, motorcycle batteries, detials
motorcycle batteries, detials, battery cell: Hi Karen, Test the battery voltage with a multimeter. Check individual battery cell electrolyte with a hydrometer designed for motorcycle batteries. Charge or replace the battery accordingly. If battery tests good, remove the spark plugs and inspect...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 vulcan 800A9 cam chain, diesel mechanic, harley dealer
diesel mechanic, harley dealer, cam chain: Hi Steve, Some cam chain and tensioner noise is considered normal. It may increase in frequency and volume with wear or mileage. Your Vulcan s cam chain tensioners are self-adjusting. Only replace them should they become defective. How do I know if...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Yamaha Roadstar drive train issues, vance and hines longshots, oil leaks
vance and hines longshots, oil leaks, vance and hines: Hi Gary. I couldn t even begin to guess at what this problem is. It seems to me that you have substandard mechanics working on the bike. It ran fine before you took it in, as per the factory recall, and now it is worse than it has ever been. Seems...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Yamaha V-Star tail light repair / maintenence, yamaha v star, panka
yamaha v star, panka, v star 1100: Hi Ryan, If the brakelight still works, then just replace the bulb, one of the filiments went bad. If nothing works, then i would suggest looking up inside the fender for a worn wire from the tire rubbling on it, then so on... Hope this helps!! ~Mark...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 Yamaha V-Star won't start!, yamaha v star, loose wire
yamaha v star, loose wire, kickstand: Lee, -did you check for fuel in the carbs? -It could be a fuse on the fuel pump circuit or loose wire or connector. -If it backfires it must have spark, -Check the connector to the ignition module, could be a loose wire. -It may have ran out of fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 yamaha 125cc dirt bike, dirt bike, apears
dirt bike, apears, plug hole: Terry, -the valves are usually timed with the piston at top dead center or TDC -You can check the piston position through the spark plug hole and turn the engine until the piston is at the top of the cylinder. -On the rotor there should be a...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 yamaha big bear 400 4x4, bikebandit com, vent hoses
bikebandit com, vent hoses, breather vent: Hi Tom, The hoses are breather vent hoses. Check fluid levels of front and rear differential hubs. Ensure water in not mixed with oil and oils are at proper levels. The hose should not be leaking onto the manifold. Check hose integrity and replace if...

Motorcycle Repair: 2003 yamaha rapor, secondary windings, ac volts
secondary windings, ac volts, coil resistance: Mike, -If you have spark, it s likely the ignition is working or at least it s trying. Coils secondary resistance is usually 12000 ohms. -Have you checked for compression and tried spraying something like carb cleaner or wd40 into the intake and...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 1200 sportster modifications, slow jet, dyna jet
slow jet, dyna jet, jet kit: My best suggestion, since you have made the above changes, is to install a Dyna-jet kit. If will solve the problem you are having and give you more throttle responce. You should be able to install it yourself if you follow the directions they give you. Should...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 1200R baffles, drag pipes, piece of advice
drag pipes, piece of advice, free flow: They are spot welded sometimes or it is just stuck from carbon. Just a piece of advice, removing the baffles will cause you to lose power in midrange. You are creating to much free flow in the exhaust. You would be better off to purchace more freeflowing...

Motorcycle Repair: my 2004 1200r, head ake, best of both worlds
head ake, best of both worlds, drag bike: Its tough to have the best of both worlds. If youa re looking for a drag bike then you are going to loose some reliability. High RPMs wear parts faster. Not sure how far you want to go with the motor. Are you looking to rebuild it and stroke it? Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 BMC NOTORIOUS 918 Charging issue!, regulator rectifier, lucas electrics
regulator rectifier, lucas electrics, ac volts: Hi Randy. Unless the bike is using the infamous Lucas electrics, then the regulator/rectifier is not likely to be the problem. They do not, often, go bad. It will, most likely, be the stator. You will find that a rebuilt stator is as good, and cheaper,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Dyna tach, tach light, metal pins
tach light, metal pins, e bay: John this is a tough one because you can t pinpoint the problem with a meter when the light IS working. I would just check the bulb, the bulb socket, all ground connections and then look at all the plastic plug connectors. Pull them apart and make sure all...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 FLHRCI Belt drive, correct tools, flhrci
correct tools, flhrci, proper tools: First off what caused the groove?? and correct that first. Second, you have to remove the outer and inner primary to remove the belt. You will need the proper tools and a service manual. It would not be a good idea with out experence to do this job by yourself....

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 flhtcui ignition switch, flhtcui, screwdriver
flhtcui, screwdriver, spacer: On the switch knob there is a button under it. To remove it first turn the ignition switch key to UNLOCK and then turn the knob to ACCESS. Depress the button with a smal screwdriver and while pushing the key down turn it 60 degrees counterclockwise. Lift it...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 gsxr 600 engine stutter then stall, suzuki gsxr 600, 2004 gsxr 600
suzuki gsxr 600, 2004 gsxr 600, auto parts store: Hi John. I have never heard of ANY engine type that functions like that as a normal operation. Is the choke on that bike manual or automatic? If you have an automatic choke, then that is likely the problem. If the choke is manual, then it could be a...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Harley Fatboy, harley fatboy, harley riders
harley fatboy, harley riders, two different ways: Your have the same problem that has plauged harley riders for years. Your crankcase vents to your carb, with it goes a small amount of oil. Over time, unless you clean it out, it builds up and drips. There are two different ways to fix the problem. First,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Harley Sportster 1200c, 2004 harley sportster, trans fluid
2004 harley sportster, trans fluid, oil filter: First thing you need to do is remove the carb, take it apart and clean it. Its probably varished up. Drain the fuel out of the tank and put in fresh. Start the bike and let it run until its good and warm. Shut the bike off and change the oil, filter and...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 HD Sportster Custom, hd sportster, sportster custom
hd sportster, sportster custom, drag bars: The bike holds aprox 3.5 quarts. you need to fill it to the mark on the dipstick with the bike standing up straight. The drain is located under the oil tank. There is a hose coming out of the tank below the rear of the motor. You can install any bars you...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Heritage Classic, clawson michigan, harley dealer
clawson michigan, harley dealer, american chopper: Blowing black smoke is either an ignition problem or a motor problem. Since he replaced most of the ignition parts and didnt help, then I would lean towards a motor problem. First, have him do a compression test and a bleed down test and let me know the results...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Honda CRF250X (CA) carburetor, honda crf250x, air fuel mixture
honda crf250x, air fuel mixture, screw out: Hi Tom, The Gestapos won t take us alive. : ) You re on the right track. Read the colors of the spark plugs and keep dialing the carb in until you get the right air-fuel mixture that produces power. Make one tuning change at a time to know what effect...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Honda Rebel, internal combustion engine, fuel tank cap
internal combustion engine, fuel tank cap, radiator shops: Hi Sara, I suspect the fuel tank ventilation system is not working. When pressure builds, fuel flow stops. The fuel system must be vented for fuel to flow. The carburetor float bowls are vented, too. Inspect the fuel tank cap vents for obstructions or...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Honda VLX 600, honda vlx 600, stator coil
honda vlx 600, stator coil, auto parts store: Hi Jim. How old is the battery and what is the condition of the fluid in it? If that is the original battery, then it needs to be replaced. The battery will normally only last about 2 years, even when ridden every day like my bike is. It is quite likely...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 honda 400ex (atv), 2004 honda 400ex, oil tank
2004 honda 400ex, oil tank, metal noise: you most definitely should have been sprayed by oil, figure this... oil has to travel down the head into all the spots requiring lube... you were on the right track and did exactly what I would have. Your oil pump is bad, replace this part and I believe you...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 honda crf100f, honda crf100f, houseofmotorcycles
honda crf100f, houseofmotorcycles, air leaks: http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/honda-motorcycle-crf100f-2004/o/m2251 for references to parts locations and descriptions. Cleaned the carb ... to what extent? Total disassembly, blow out all orifices and jets? You can t let these bikes sit for...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 KX 125, air fuel mixture, crisp throttle response
air fuel mixture, crisp throttle response, plug colors: Hi Josh, The problem lies within tuning the air-fuel mixture to obtain the optimum mix. You re on the right track. Install the parts you desire and start tuning the carb one change at a time until you get crisp throttle response and the engine makes power...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Polaris Sportsman 700, polaris sportsman 700, 2004 polaris sportsman
polaris sportsman 700, 2004 polaris sportsman, excessive vibration: If everything looks straight (rims, driveshafts, etc) and you know you did not hit anything with the machine you may have a defaulty tire with seperated belts in it. Try installing the front tires on the rear and the rears on the front (providing they are...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 PW80, new spark, petcock
new spark, petcock, fuel lines: Take out the plug and pour a little gas directly in the cylinder - try kicking it over - if it starts, then you will need to trace all fuel lines, including your gas petcock on the tank, through the carb, disassemble and clean carb, etc.. blow all lines clean,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Rebel not Starting., honday, starter button
honday, starter button, check battery: John, See if you have 12volts going to the starter when you push the starter button. If so, then your starter is not turning. If not then check fuses and tighten battery connections. If still no power to starter, check starter relay, should have 12volts...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Road King Custom Carburator, stock system, exhaust system
stock system, exhaust system, baffles: the mufflers you bought and removed the baffles from are total JUNK, Rejetting wont help at all. you will just make the bike run worst. buy a white brothers E-Series 2 into 1 exhaust system and make the bike run great. If you have a proublem simply remove...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Sportster 1200, stale gas, diameter wire
stale gas, diameter wire, speed jet: Alvin, even though you may have spark you should always start with a new set of plugs. Then you should drop the carburetor bowl, empty and clean it, make sure the low speed jet is clear (with a piece of small diameter wire)and fill the bowl with FRESH gas...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Sportster 1200R, evolution engine, don hi
evolution engine, don hi, necessary thanks: Hi Don. A axtell 88 inch kit with a set of cycle shack 2 stepped duels and Red shift 645 cams with some head work by Dan baisley and a Mikuni HRS45mm card will put u in the high 90 s. Also change the gear ratio by chaning to a chain drive. Johnny 602-705-747...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Sportster Lower Fork Bracket Replacement, fork tubes, triple trees
fork tubes, triple trees, happy holidays: First, you will need a way to hold the bike upright while you remove the front end. remove the following: Wheel, fender, fork tubes, headlight assembly, handlebars, risers, and anything else attached to the triple trees and forks. remove the top nut to the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 Sportster will not start, new years day, spark tester
new years day, spark tester, gas tank: Sometimes, sitting for a long time the carb dries out and so does the cylinders. remove the air box, so you can put your hand over the carb. Now put your hand over the carb and turn the bike over. It should suck your hand and some gas will be pulled into...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 sportster 1200, bad tire, dyna jet
bad tire, dyna jet, sportster 1200: Your cut out can be cured by installing a Dyna-Jet kit. You can install this at the same time you do your pipes, due to the fact that if you instll pipes you will have to rejet anyway. Cycle Shak makes great pipes for your bike and will not break you. Your...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 sportster engine light, scanalyzer, harley dealer
scanalyzer, harley dealer, bike sounds: If your engine light comes on after starting and stays on only for 8 seconds you have a troubleshooting code in the history but no present problem. You have to put the bike on a scanalyzer and get the codes checked and cleared. The dealer shouldn t charge...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 sportster performance enhancements, sportster custom 1200, sportster performance
sportster custom 1200, sportster performance, harley shop: your dealer SUCKS. install a set of white Brothers E-Series 2 into 1 exhaust system and a Bobby Wood hi flow are filter kit, if you want performance stay the hell out of the Harley shop and Screaming beagles so called performance parts. and now have lots...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 suzuki eiger, suzuki eiger, slow trickle
suzuki eiger, slow trickle, trickle charge: hhy dave, with the battery in you are getting more voltage cause the battery has some juice thats a false reading when the battery is out you should get at least 12.5 volt to keep battery charged o.k. evidently the cahrging system is bad . let me know o.k...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004/ suzuki/ GS500F, fuel storage tanks, sudden jerk
fuel storage tanks, sudden jerk, contaminated fuel: Hi Edwin, You may have some contaminated fuel. Avoid refueling when a gas tanker is filling storage tanks. If the MC was stored awhile, the pilot circuits may have a bit of varnishing (gummed fuel) obstructing fuel flow. The only difference you ll...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 vtx 1300s, fuse panel, electrical problem
fuse panel, electrical problem, vtx 1300s: Mike, The 22 pin connector goes to your ICM or ignition control module, no wonder it stalled out. Good work! -sounds like the vtx bad ground gremlins may be at work, check these pages: http://www.rattlebars.com/vtx/vtxground.html http://www.texasxriders.com/ground/ground_fix_vtx.htm...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 XL1200C pipes, dyna jet, best bet
dyna jet, best bet, jet kit: Your best bet is the slipons. They are already tuned. If you punch holes in the baffles you will not get it perfect. Any way you go you need to rejet. Install a Dyna-jet kit and that is tune it. It will give you better throttle responce also. Good luck...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 XLC 1200 SPORSTER, screamin eagle pipes, air fuel mixture
screamin eagle pipes, air fuel mixture, stock pipes: Your hickup can be caused from several things. One is a leaking intake valve two is a lean condition. you never said you had the bike rejetted after making the changes. Your bike came from the factory a little lean to pass the EPA. Adding the stage one and...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 xl883, triple trees, happy thanksgiving
triple trees, happy thanksgiving, size tire: You really didnt say what fork or tire you want to install, so heres a general answer. The size of the forks depend on the size of the triple trees. If you have 38mm trees then you have to use 38mm forks. You can purchace complete fork sets, which includes...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 yamaha raptor 660r, raptor 660r, tight connection
raptor 660r, tight connection, electrical connector: Hi Chris, I suspect the reverse switch s electrical connector is loose. Check the wire and connection at the switch for a clean, tight connection. Repair accordingly. Should have an electrical connector with brown wire and a yellow wire. If necessary,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004 yamaha, yamaha vstar 1100 custom, fuel pump relay
yamaha vstar 1100 custom, fuel pump relay, maxair: Hmmm, u r absolutly sure this is a carbed bike? If so, then i must ask, How did u jet the carbs, and y does it have a ECU? New jets, or did u drill the old jets? DO NOT use your starter 2 power the bike anymore as this will burn it up very fast. It sounds...

Motorcycle Repair: 2004pw 80, granite counter tops, head gasket
granite counter tops, head gasket, shaft drive: IS THE HEAD GASKET LEAKING AT ALL?PLACE THE HEAD...IDEALLY ON A MACHINED SURFACE...DO YOU HAVE MARBLE OR GRANITE COUNTER TOPS...DONT DO IT YOU WIFE WILL KILL YOU.PLACE IT ON THE FLATTEST SURFACE POSSIBLE THAT YOU HAVE, GRAB A SET OF FEELER GAUGES AND CHECK...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 / 1200 custom - clutch problem, clutch adjustment, clutch lever
clutch adjustment, clutch lever, clutch basket: I would remove the derby cover and pull the clutch and see if you can hear the noise with the bike not running first. Also, check the primary chain to make sure its adjusted correctly. If you dont hear it, then you will have to pull the primary cover and do...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 1200 sporster custom, drain location, oil tank
drain location, oil tank, oil drain: Heres a easy way to locate it. Look under the bike at the oil tank. You will two hoses located at the bottom. One goes to the oil pump the other is the drain and will have a plug in it or it is plugged to the frame. It should be located directly under th oil...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005/1200C front fork upper stem bolt, chrome cap, bolt
chrome cap, bolt, screws: Yes, remove the old bolt and install the new one. Tighten just until it is snug. If you tighten it to tight the forks wont turn back and forth. Look at he upper tree for a pinch bolt around the bolt you have to remove. You will have to loosen it to remove...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 big twin clutch, clutch adjustment, clutch lever
clutch adjustment, clutch lever, locknut: Follow the cable until you find the adjuster. It will be located under a rubber cover. Loosen the locknut. Now turn the cable to either lengthen or shorten. what you are looking for is about 1/8 inch freeplay in the clutch lever. Tighten the locknut and put...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 CBR600 IDLE, cbr 600rr, vacuum leaks
cbr 600rr, vacuum leaks, rmp: Hi Hoa, Engine idle is higher when engine is cold and the choke is used. Try adjusting engine speed down to proper RPM when engine is at operating termperatures. If problem persists, inspect vacuum leaks, throttle body synchronization, and other causes....

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Dyna Glide, battery box, dyna
battery box, dyna, bolts: Remove the seat. On the battery box you will ahve tow bolts on the side. Loosen them. Looking at the top of the battery, behind it, you will see a bolt. Loosen it and the battery box will drop down. Remov ethe top cover and the side cover and the bolts for...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Fat Boy- Primary Chain Noise when hot, good luck, tension
good luck, tension: On the primary you will see an inspection cover in the middle. Stand the bike up straight and remove the cover. You will see the chain. It should have about a 1/2 inch flex cold. To adjust it there is a nut in the center where the pad is. Loosen it and the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 flstn softail deluxe, k n air filter, pipes
k n air filter, pipes, good luck: Changing the air filter and exhaust will increase you HP, but not by alot. You may see 1-5 horses. If you do this, however, you will need to rejett or you will run to lean. To see what pipes you want, listen to other bikes until you find the sound you are...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 fxsti, oil drain plug, oil tank
oil drain plug, oil tank, change oil: Under the right hand side at the rear of the transmission is a frame crossmember. Countersunk into it is the drainplug. It is a 5/8 hex plug with a 1/4 allen hole in the center. Always run the motor for 3 or 4 minutes before draining it, to get all crankcase...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Honda CRF70 clicking noise, honda crf70, bikebandit com
honda crf70, bikebandit com, cam chain: Hi Douglas, I can t accurately diagnose what the problem is without inspecting the engine. I recommend that you get a copy of the service manual and perform a tear-down inspection. That s the only way to know what needs repaired or replaced. View...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 harley 103 starters, torque starter, plug holes
torque starter, plug holes, spark plug: Your trying to turn over alot of motor with a stock starter. You can go two different routes. Install a high torque starter or add compression releases. Spyke makes compression releases that can be installed in the spark plug holes so you dont have to drill....

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 heritage softail (carb tuning), air fuel mixture, poor gas mileage
air fuel mixture, poor gas mileage, k n air filter: Start by starting the bike and letting it warm up. After the bike warms up slowly turnt he air/fuel misture screw inward just untilt he bike start the stumble. Now turn it outward, counting the number of turns until it start to stumble. Go back 1/2 the number...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Kaw.VulcanClassic1500 repair, kaw, lawnmower
kaw, lawnmower, vulcan: Hi Ellen, I m sorry to hear that your Vulcan suffered damages. That s never a pleasant feeling. The bolts should be extractable, though it may be an expensive repair. I need to view the damages to provide the best opinion. I would not recommend following...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Kawasaki Concours, tick tick tick, 2005 kawasaki concours
tick tick tick, 2005 kawasaki concours, tick sound: Hi Alan, Q: A tick,tick,tick, sound when started in the morning or after the engine has gotten cold, this seems to improve as the bike warms-up but never fully goes away. A: This is common and ok. The ticking sound is the rocker arm pads contacting...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 kawasaki mule 3010 rev limiter or governor, kawasaki mule, atvfrontier
kawasaki mule, atvfrontier, rev limiter: Hi Greg, Q: ...mike,you seem very sharp on bikes and atv/s please tell me how to adjust the rev limiter so it will run a little faster than 25 mph.i know there has to be a way to make some adjustment on this mule 3010.please advise as soon as possible;thanks...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Sportster "coughing" problem, stock pipes, lean condition
stock pipes, lean condition, filter kit: Hi Steve I would go to anothe dealer also. First the cough is caused by a lean condition. Not enought fuel. Idle jet shoud be a #45 it comes with a #40. I would NEVER drill out a jet. This will just confuse the next tech who would work on it. You do need new...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Sportster, okinawa japan, warm climate
okinawa japan, warm climate, dyna jet: The problem is your bike came from the factory lean to pass EPA standards. So when you start it it takes some time to warm up and get running right. You can install a Dyna-jet kit which will richen it up to where it should be and make starting easier Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Suz Burg 650 CVT won't shift up, motorcycle usa, www motorcycle
motorcycle usa, www motorcycle, gear selection: Hi Robert, I don t have any experience with the scooter. None has come through my shop to date. I suspect an electrical problem, but cannot say for certain without investigating. Try the Message Boards at: www.motorcycle-usa.com Maybe someone there...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Suzuki Boulivard, suzuki c50, noisy engine
suzuki c50, noisy engine, exhaust pipes: Al, -Many of the newer V engines seem to be noisy. It might just be the design of the valve train or it may need valve lash adjustment. If it were mine I would pull one of the little inspection covers off the top of the engine and see if plenty of...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 softail deluxe engine tapping noise, harley dealer, valve adjustment
harley dealer, valve adjustment, transmission oil: I can t tell by listening to it from here, but your bike should never need any valve adjustment, they re hydraulic. Your Harley dealer should have explained all that to you. Just change your primary and motor oil and filter every 2500 miles and your transmission...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 sportster, panka, air cleaner
panka, air cleaner, carbs: Sounds to me like possibly the carbs are set to rich for the bike, on the other hand, its very possible the air cleaner is clogged not allowing enough air into the system causeing a rich condition...Definately replace the plugs before diagnosing further though.....

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 sportster 883L, synthetic engine oil, contraversy
synthetic engine oil, contraversy, greatest thing since sliced bread: That has been a ongoing contraversy. For years harley said synthetic was the worst thing to use, but then they came out with their own and now its the greatest thing since sliced bread! In my opinion it make the trans shift smoother and make sell noise. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 sportster, wheel bearings, sealed bearings
wheel bearings, sealed bearings, harley dealer: You can borrow a free bearing pulling tool from Auto Zone but you will have to protect your hub. Just take the wheel to a Harley Dealer and pay them to pull the bearings. You need the tool to install the new bearings anyway. You can buy the sealed bearings...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 ttr90, e mail address, pilot jet
e mail address, pilot jet, powder substance: Hi Tim, Right, the electrical is likely not the problem as far as a defective ignition. However, there may a loose or disconnected electrical connector causing the no spark symptom. I suspect the performance problem is related to the fuel system needing...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 ultra classic, bank angle, angle sensor
bank angle, angle sensor, oil pressure: Hi, TC88 s get very little oil pressure when they are running correct. But HD is ok with it to date. I wouldnt worry too much about it being damaged from the lay down.. Also, if the bike ran for 10 minutes on its side, he needs to take it back to the dealer...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 V-star carburetor "popping", hardchrome pipes, cold air
hardchrome pipes, cold air, yamaha: The reason why it is popping is because of those pipes. The cold air is entering the hot exhaust. You can burn a valve and do engine damage if you are driving the bike in colder weather. Has the bike been jetted for the pipes??? You may want to check/try this...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 V twin VENTO (250cc), engine case, v twin
engine case, v twin, process of elimination: Hi Charles, Sorry, I have no experience with this brand. The website would not open beyond the home page with intro display. I cannot explain the over-revving without investigating the problem. It may be a variety of causes. Each needs to checked...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 XL1200C Exhaust, loud bikes, drag pipes
loud bikes, drag pipes, air boxes: There are many exhaust mufflers out there as well as air boxes the are alot less then the harley brand and work just as well. I would start by checking out the mufflers out on other bikes and see which ones you like the sound of. Ask the rider what he has...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 Yamaha VStar 1100 Spark plu thread damaged, worse case scenario, thread chaser
worse case scenario, thread chaser, axle grease: Ernesto, you might want to try to find a thread chaser and see if you can clean up the threads, if they are just a little cross-threaded. If you can get a correct sized tap in the hole, pack the threads with axle grease, which will capture most of any shavings...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 yamaha 650 vstar classic carbs, fuel stabilizers, emery paper
fuel stabilizers, emery paper, vent tube: Bill, fuel can varnish quickly sitting in a carb, but usually takes awhile to make things stick like you described. My suggestions are: -check the o-rings on the float needle seats, they have a small o-ring which may have shrunk or been damaged. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2005 yamaha yfz450, thermo sensor, engine coolant
thermo sensor, engine coolant, coolant temperature: Hi Matt, I suspect the choke (starter plunger) is applied too long during starting or is not completely off and is remaining open. When the air-fuel mixtures are excessively rich by the choke system and left on too long, the pipe will glow as described....

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 500 Kawasaki Ninja, thread repair kits, kawasaki ninja
thread repair kits, kawasaki ninja, copper ring: Hi Chris, The best advice that I can offer is for you to obtain a copy of the service manual. The service manual has illustrated procedures for all maintenance and repairs, with the exception of certain machining work. The service manual will pay...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 500 Kawasaki Ninja, banjo fittings, honda product
banjo fittings, honda product, 2006 kawasaki ninja: Chris, my first question is why you need to know/do this? Removed accidently? Trying to measure oil pressure? If there is a problem, I suggest returning it to the dealer, as it is still under warranty. Not my brand and certainly not a vintage bike question,...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Dyna sputter and surging, dyna low rider, electronic diagnostics
dyna low rider, electronic diagnostics, pump fuel: Go to the web site www.technoresearch.com. When you get that up click vehicle electronic diagnostics. when that comes up click the same thing, but under products. Look on the right under tuning centers and click your area and it will give you a list of the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 electraglide, baffles, mufflers
baffles, mufflers, emc: Any time you either drill or pull the baffles you are opening up the exhaust which will make the bike run a little leaner. Adding mufflers will do the same thing. What you need to do is get some different mufflers that you like and then you will have to have...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 FXDI, hub motor, forward controls
hub motor, forward controls, sprocket: It should take you about 2.5 hours to do the job. you have to remove the outer primary, clutch hub, motor sprocket, inner primary, starter and starter drive to do the work. It would be best if you got a service manual and it will tell you how to do the job....

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 GSX-R750 low rpm "shutter", suzuki gsx r750, 2006 suzuki gsx r750
suzuki gsx r750, 2006 suzuki gsx r750, 2006 gsx r750: John, probably a great question for the GSXR newsgroup, but not here for MrHonda, the vintage expert. I suggest that you search for 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750 Stutter like I did and go to sites like: http://www.gixxer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80 If the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 GSXR600 won't start, 2006 gsxr600, motorcycle insurance
2006 gsxr600, motorcycle insurance, insurance purposes: hi theresa, I know what happened and i think that it should be taken back to the person that installed the alarm.Sometimes when the alarms are installed depending on the alarm there has to be a point where you tap into the wire harness.Good alarms...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 gsx-r 600, gsx r 600, 2006 gsx r600
gsx r 600, 2006 gsx r600, haynes manual: Not being a smartass here, but u put it on the exact opposite of how u took it off. Ok, without the bike and u present that s very hard to explain. I hate doing this, but I would suggest a Haynes manual for your bike. Good luck and let me know if I can...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Harley HeritageSoftail FLST, how to change engine oil, oil tank
how to change engine oil, oil tank, drain hose: Start the bike and let it warm up. Looking under the bike you will see a drain hose coming off the oil tank. It will have a plug in it. remove the plug and drain the oil. You only have one drain plug. replace the plug, replace the filter and fill with oil...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Harley Ultra intermittent starting, clutch cable, exaust system
clutch cable, exaust system, starter button: Hi Dave, When this happens, grab ahlod of the clutch cable AFTER youve tried a few times..Is it HOT? I know this sounds like a strage question, however it is VERY common for dealerships to overlook one particular ground wire that isnt very easy to get...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 HD Dyna change over to Frw Controls, shift linkage, chrome cap
shift linkage, chrome cap, forward control: Wrong. You do not have to remove the midmount shift lever shaft. It remains in place and a chrome cap goes over the outside end. The inside end is held stationary by a tab that goes onto the rear crankcase stud. The new lever goes from the tranny to the...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Honda CR125 stalled and won't start again, dirt bike, proper position
dirt bike, proper position, cold start: Hi Gina, Sorry to hear about the problems your son experienced on his birthday of all days. Check the fuel tank petcock position. Check that the valve is in the proper position for fuel to flow. It happens. It s possible that the spark plug is fouled....

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Honda Rebel CMX250C Speedometer issues, honda rebel, speed reader
honda rebel, speed reader, local shop: Hey Dave, I dont really see how this would change the miles it read s. But has tire size every been changed? and also .8 of mile how many turn s did you make a bike is always going to count more or less miles then a car..nature of law...But yea a dealer...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Honda Sabre VT1100C2, 2006 honda sabre, motorcycle jacks
2006 honda sabre, motorcycle jacks, honda: hi john, sorry it has taken me awhile to answer your follow up.If you want to do the whole bike there are lifts availiable from k&l.They can be purshaced from your local dealer or if you want to go internet try www.klsupply.com.glad i could help...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 harley dyna super glide slip on mufflers, harley dyna, stock pipes
harley dyna, stock pipes, race application: First thing I would do is go to another dealer! They should be able to get your bike running correctly before changing anything. As to the changes. Changing the mufflers and air intake is somthing you can do yourself. Not really that tough. The only problem...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 honda crf70, honda crf70, bike cranks
honda crf70, bike cranks, needle jet: Although I don t have much to go on, but in general - if it s a hesitation or misfire in the 1/4 to 3/4 throttle range, you are too lean on your needle jet. Raise the needle jet (lower the clip) one position and retry. If you are unfamiliar with jetting...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Kawasaki Meanstreak, kawasaki mean streak, brand new bike
kawasaki mean streak, brand new bike, head bolt: Hi Garry, That s a awesome motorcycle. Sorry to hear about the problem. That fix is covered by warranty. Get in touch with the service manager of your service department. To view parts microfiche visit www.buykawasaki.com Click Owner Information...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 Road King Tail Light, brake switch, tail light
brake switch, tail light, good luck: Check your front brake switch. On the controls you will notice its two piece. they need to be slid tight together. If not the button will not be pressed and the light will stay on. If it still stays on then the switch might be sticking Good luck and happy...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 TTR90 will not run unless choke is on, internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks
internal combustion engines, vacuum leaks, powder substance: Hi Dennis, The pilot and choke circuits need more thoroughly cleaned. I suspect you re missing a minute opening or passageway. Review the follow tech files for more details. Respectfully, Mark Shively Bad Gas By Mark Shively Gasoline goes...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 vstar 1100 brake light, yamaha v star 1100, brown wires
yamaha v star 1100, brown wires, yamaha v star: Josh, have you checked the brake light switches? They usually have yellow and brown wires on them. The rear switch is near the rear brake pedal and has a little spring on it. Hold it and turn the nut anticlockwise until the brake light goes out. Make...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 XL1200C, loose nuts, head bolts
loose nuts, head bolts, charging system: All bolts are checked, except for head bolts. All cables are checked for adjustment. Belt and primary chain are adjusted. Battery and charging system are checked. Brakes and tires are checked. Fluids are checked. Oil, filter, and primary are chenged Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2006 ZX10R transmission, metal flake, metal particles
metal flake, metal particles, gear lever: Hi Phil, That must be a bad feeling, but rest assured that the transmission is very durable. Inspect the oil on next oil/filter change. Look for excessive or large metal particles. Some particles are normal. The oil may appear fine metal flake- normal....

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 Deuce trans and clutch, brank, trans fluid
brank, trans fluid, clunk: I have not had the oppertunity to ride one of the 07 yet so it would be hard for me to comment ont he trans. I know in the previous bike changing the trans fluid to a brank like Belray will make it shift smoother. Your clutch should have about 1/8 inch play...

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 Honda SportTrack 400 quad broken clutch, sporttrack, stipulation
sporttrack, stipulation, clutch: Yes this sounds absolutely ridiculous. There is no manufacturer that will build a machine that has to be beat on in automatic. The reason for an automatic quad like this is for beginners for someone that needs a more hands free setup (hunters, yard work,etc)....

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 harley 883 low, harley 883, hypercharger
harley 883, hypercharger, power commander: The Hypercharger is going to act as a hi-flow so there is a pretty good chance without adding a power commander or a D.F.O. your bike will run lean causing your pipes to blue, possibly crack, and eventually doing damage to your valves...Unless you plane to...

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 Street Bob, forward controls, sprocket
forward controls, sprocket, clutch: To remove the inner primary you have to unbolt the starter, jackshaft, clutch and motor sprocket with chain. Get a service manual and it has diagrams and instructions for you to follow. Allexpert does not give me anyway on here to send pics or diagrams. ...

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 street bob headlamp fuse, light fuse, lighting system
light fuse, lighting system, head lamp: I would start by drying it out very well and install a new fuse. If it still blows then you have a short in the lighting system. If you have a short, then you are going to have to start traching out the wires. Look for a broken, crushed or chaffed wire. Good...

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 VStar 650 Classic charging problem, low beams, vstar 650
low beams, vstar 650, cold weather: The charging systems OEM output should be ample for just about anything you attach to it so Id rule that out unless your voltage regulator is bad. What I would check out is to make sure you have the battery the bike calls for rather than just one that fits...

Motorcycle Repair: 2007 XL1200L won't start or turn over, starter solenoid, bike sound
starter solenoid, bike sound, laydown: Kerry, Is your battery charged up and cables tight? check for power to the starter solenoid. Does the bike sound like it s trying to turn over? Could be oil or fuel in the cylinders after a laydown. Was there other damage done? I need more info about...

Motorcycle Repair: 1200 conversion, hatch pattern, cross hatch
hatch pattern, cross hatch, pushrods: The lifters are holding the rocker up. Tighten the 4 large bolts down, a little at a time, in a cross hatch pattern and it will go down. Once you have to rockers tightened down, make sure you bleed the lifters or on start up you might hit a piston with a valve....

Motorcycle Repair: 1967 honda ct90, honda ct90, point gap
honda ct90, point gap, model bike: Brian, You didn t say if it was ignition or camshaft timing you needed so here are both: Camshaft timing: -There is an O mark on the cam gear in the cylinder head. -It must be facing towards the mark near the top of the cylinder head when the...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 cb350four, oversized pistons, piston head
oversized pistons, piston head, combustion chamber: Matthew, Honda only supplies cylinder assemblies in STD bores for either model. After that you can bore them out .25, .50, .75 and 1.00 oversize. This goes for either the 350 size or the 400 size cylinder blocks/pistons. If you don t have a set of matched...

Motorcycle Repair: 1973 honda cb350g carbs, vent holes, carburetor issues
vent holes, carburetor issues, air vent: Nathan, -some of these carbs have small o-rings around the float valve seat, have you checked to make sure the valve seat is not leaking where it goes into the carb body? -some carb kits are not great, original parts are better. Make sure your ...

Motorcycle Repair: 1974 Triumph T140, triumph t140, british bikes
triumph t140, british bikes, air leaks: Kenny, -does it run okay with a new plug? possibly it has been misfiring for awhile. Are you sure it is oil or could it be a flooding carb? (Amals?) -Valve guides and rings should have been checked on the rebuild if it had one. -I think it might...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 FXE, mustang seats, oem controls
mustang seats, oem controls, fxe: I thought you wanted to move them even farther foward, like foward contrals. You can use the FL controls and that will push them foward a little, but with your heigth, I think you are still going to be cramped. If it were me I would look into foward contrals...

Motorcycle Repair: 1976 honda cb360t, honda cb360t, hair drier
honda cb360t, hair drier, rubber mounts: Dustin, -if you have the clamps loose, it is probably just the rubber being stiff and dry that holds the carbs on. -They come off together I believe, try warming them with a hair drier or work something slippery into the rubber. Armour-All is...

Motorcycle Repair: 1978 sportster mod, gasket kit, oil tank
gasket kit, oil tank, sportster: You will have to shop around for a oil tank that is smaller and will fit your bike. If you go with a smaller battery, make sure it has about hte same cranking amps as the stock one, so the motor will turn over. Check V-Twin Manufacturing catalog online and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 CB750F supersport, honda cb750f, plug caps
honda cb750f, plug caps, air leaks: Blaine. see below for illustrations of the parts on your bike. http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cb750f-750-super-sport-80-us_model7241/partslist/ Go to the basics, first.... Do all cylinders have good compression? Do all cylinders have clean carbs/jets and...

Motorcycle Repair: 1980 FLT, bob tank, model bike
bob tank, model bike, good luck: The newer tanks will not fit your bike, unless you do some changes to the frame. If you look in the V-twin maufacturing catalog online you can find a fatbob tank that will fit your model bike, however. The dash and headlight fitting will depend on the tank...

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 FLT wheel bearings and bearing races and spacers, wheel bearings, cast wheels
wheel bearings, cast wheels, end play: You install the races on both sides of the wheel, then the spacers and then the bearings. The taper of the bearing goes towards the center. You have to put the axle in and tighten it, with some kind of spacer, so you can get the end play required on the bearing....

Motorcycle Repair: 1981 shovel head w/electric start, shovel head, shovelhead
shovel head, shovelhead, kick start: I would start by removing the primary and inspecting the starter gear on the clutch and the strater drive gear. If they are ok, then remove the starter and inspect the gear on it and well as the bearings in the starter Good luck and happy riding Mik...

Motorcycle Repair: 1982 yz250, air fuel mixture, crankshaft seal
air fuel mixture, crankshaft seal, two stroke engines: Jimmy, -have you checked that the throttle cable is not sticking and see that the carb slide is moving up and down okay? -Check for air leaks around the carb manifold. -use a good quality gas/oil mix. -use a new gasket on the cylinder base. -On...

Motorcycle Repair: 1983 GL650 HONDA CAM CHAIN TENSIONER, coolant lines, flywheel puller tool
coolant lines, flywheel puller tool, bill silver: Aaron, go to either bikebandits.com or cmsnl.com to access online microfiche illustrations. There are several CX-GL500-650 websites who have valuable information on these engines. The 650 does have an automatic camchain tensioner, but they can break, according...

Motorcycle Repair: 1983 Honda CX 650 Custom Stator replacement, honda cx 650, burn mark
honda cx 650, burn mark, stator: Bryan, this is a tough call because likely the burn mark is the result of a poor connection in the connector. The stator may have damaged the regulator or vice versa. I would be most concerned about the connection being solid between the two. If...

Motorcycle Repair: 1983 Honda CX 650 Custom that is hard to start, honda cx 650, valve clearance
honda cx 650, valve clearance, side exhaust: Bryan, -check the compression and see if both cylinders are near the same PSI. If not, check the valve clearance. -use some new or good spark plugs. -try some carb cleaner or wd40 in the carb intake and see if the cylinder fires. -if it fires, you...

Motorcycle Repair: 1985 zx600, clutch basket, clutch plates
clutch basket, clutch plates, transmission shaft: Steve, You will have to remove the engine and the clutch and shifter parts etc to split the bottom part of the crankcase. -You should be able to leave the top end alone for now. As you disassemble the engine look for wear on the parts you remove....

Motorcycle Repair: 1986 carburetor starting problem, harley sportster, intermediate jet
harley sportster, intermediate jet, pilot jet: What the pumper does is give the bike a shot of gas when you turn the throttle. the gas comes out a tube which is located in the throat of the carb. You should see a spray when you twist the throttle. I am not sure what carb you are talking about, if its...

Motorcycle Repair: 1986 fxrt w/fairing and saddlebags, fxrt, lowering kit
fxrt, lowering kit, saddle bags: For the forks you would have to change the fork caps to non air type. to lower them you have to get a lowering kit which will have shorter springs and spacers. If you lower the rear, the only thing you need to worry about is the rear tire hitting the fender...

Motorcycle Repair: 1986 Honda 350 TRX, fuse holder, volt system
fuse holder, volt system, honda 350: Glenn, -if you are not sure if the pump or the relay is faulty, try bypassing the relay by running the battery power to the fuel pump directly. There should be a 12 volt wire coming to the relay from the fuse box that you can hook up to. -The fuel...

Motorcycle Repair: 1988 Yamaha Warrior 350 Carberator, yamaha warrior 350, carberator
yamaha warrior 350, carberator, racing quad: Hi Brian, this is an indication that the float needle is sticking or the rubber that was meant to stop the flow of fuel when the float bowl is full, has become hard and cant stop the fuel flow. Ask your local dealer for a float needle, this should cure what...

Motorcycle Repair: 1989 Suziki Katana, k n air filters, brian caldwell
k n air filters, brian caldwell, fuel mixture: Brian, the main jets sound a bit small unless you live in a high altitude. Does the dealer have experience using this setup with success? -The standard main jets for 89 models are #137.5 for cylinders 1&4 and #135 for cylinders 2&3. Have the carbs...

Motorcycle Repair: 1990 FLTUC, cv carb, stock harley
cv carb, stock harley, going in the right direction: You going in the right direction. A couple of things I would do, however since the motor has never been worked on. With 80,000 miles I would replace the cam bearing as well as the bearings on the lifters. If any of these bearings go out the rollers go into...

Motorcycle Repair: 1990 ZX-7 Kawasaki, metal shavings, cam chains
metal shavings, cam chains, clutch basket: Daniel, get a mechanic stethoscope or a long screwdriver, put in on your ear and listen at various locations on the engine. See if you can pinpoint the area the sound comes from or is the loudest. Some bikes have oil pump chains and balancer chains...

Motorcycle Repair: 1991 883 clutch cable, sporster 883, clutch cable
sporster 883, clutch cable, acrew: In order to remove the primary cover you first have to loosen the chain adjuster so there is slack in the chain. It is located under the primary about the center of it. You next have to remove the rear clutch cover on the primary cover and remove the clutch...

Motorcycle Repair: 1992 yamaha turbo seca, oil leaks, exhaust side
oil leaks, exhaust side, oil return: Mark, Did you mean 1982? -Failure of the oil return line check valve causes this and can be fixed by removing the line and cleaning under the ball-check valves. -there is also a check-valve in the oil line that feeds the turbo, it is low on...

Motorcycle Repair: 1993 yamaha frz 600, clutch plates, couple reasons
clutch plates, couple reasons, clutch: Streetrat, -there may be a couple reasons for this. -Is the side stand up? There is a switch on the side stand that kills the engine if you put it in gear with the stand down. -The switch could be faulty. You can try to either jumper it or disconnect...