Took off the oil pan and pump from my ’83 CB550SC. This is what I saw in one of the parts (it’s not the strainer, it’s not the pump itself, it’s not oil tube, I think you’ll recognize the part). It was almost totally gunked up with some rust-colored goo. No idea what it was.… Continue reading What is this gunk!? 1983 Honda CB550sc
In the photo.. Where do tubes ‘A’ and ‘B’ go, and how can I clean them out.. I can not pass cleaner or air through them. The bike had sat for 8 or more years due to me having a stroke. Now time to get back to riding…If I can get her running again. I… Continue reading Hitachi Carb
1955 2 stroke. Fresh fuel. New plugs. Carb and air filter cleaned. Points, condenser, and coils are very old but have no miles. Timing checked (no spark advance on this bike). Spark seems very good. In neutral bike starts and revs good. When I try to accelerate in gear, bike lurches terribly. Any advice on… Continue reading Old 2-Stroke Bike runs poorly
my xr650 2000 stalls out if i rev it from idle 2or3 times had new needle and seat put in that stopped petrol pissing out the overflow but hasnt stopped the stalling could it be the jets Sounds like a flooding issue to me. What is your float height set at?
Hello Evan, I was recently replacing the top bolt on the front fork of my 1975 Honda CB550K. The old one was pretty rusty, and I was replacing it with a new one. I ordered the part offwww.shspowersports.com and it is the correct OEM part. Problem is that the one I took off is threaded… Continue reading 1975 CB550K Question
Hey. I’m new here, and would love anyones input on my issues. I bought an 81 XS400 Special off of craigslist a few weeks ago and been having a ball with it so far. Unfortunatly I’m rather short (5’3) and cannot flatfoot the bike. I wanted to know if anyone could give me ideas for… Continue reading 1981 Yamaha XS400 Special Problems
I have a Honda CB650C, about 30,000 miles it just started burning oil when hot, I have had for 3 years and put on about 7000 miles, oil changed about every 1500 miles, any sugestions Hey Cliff – Burning oil is a very typical symptom of any motor with some miles on it. In general… Continue reading Honda CB650C Burning Oil
Good day sir, just a general motrocycle question for you. I have a 74 Jawa 350 that has never been driven, and just assembled a few years ago. It was running fine till I was stupid and mixed the 30:1 two stroke in the tank.. Now this is the only year that has the oil… Continue reading Brand new 1974 Jawa 350
Hi evan, So I believe im having some problems with my carbs. When I accelerate a little harder the bike seems to gargle, then pick up. Would this be a mixture problem? or possibly the floats being all wacky? haha im not too sure. I just looked at all the plugs and cylinders 1 and… Continue reading Yamaha XJ550 Acceleration Problem, Carbs?
Anyone run into this or had to replace the fork “spindle” ? Hey ballardmike – You’re talking about the clamps at the bottom of the fork leg? I’ve never seen a flat spot there, but I suppose it’s possible, but seems so unlikely on such a ‘new’ model bike. Have any photos? Where exactly has… Continue reading 1995 Honda CB1000 – flat spot in collarf