I have read on your post and you are welcome to post this question, although i am no english major.. I will start with, i have a 2001 dyna wide glide (FXDWG). it wouldnt run at idle. I cleaned the carb, when i did, i thought that i opened the pilot jet, and by opened,… Continue reading 2001 Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG won’t Idle
I recently bought a 2003 Honda Shadow VLX 600 for my wife as her first bike. It was a real find . . only 500 original miles on it and it looks like it just came out of the showroom. The problem is, as it’s been sitting unused for years, it was pretty messed up:… Continue reading Carb Cleaning for Honda Shadow VLX 600
I read your article about cleaning carbs with lemon juice. Do you drop all four carbs in there with the rubber o rings and all rubber parts or do these need to be removed. I have a 1986 yamaha yx600 radian and gas started coming out of the carburetor. When boiling carbs it is safe… Continue reading Dunk Carbs in Lemon Juice with Rubbers?
I bought a ’82 nighthawk about a month ago only 2000 miles, clean I was loving it. Till about a week ago when it left me stranded on the side of the road without warning. I was crusing at 70 when the bike just lost power, the bike didn’t actually die till I came to… Continue reading 1982 Nighthawk 450 trouble
Gents here is my crisis. My 76 Honda CB750A has some gremlins in the wiring. Specifically regarding the tail light /turn signals. I hit the signal and the tail light flashes and the signal barely has a glimmer to it. I’ve checked a number of leads but with no luck. Takers on this? The old… Continue reading Wiring Problems on a 76 Honda CB750A
Hey Evan awesome blog n sites. Question: I have a 1977 Kz650B bought “right”, $250, turning into cafe’. Tore into rebuild and found wire harness to be pretty much a mess. Bike ran okay, (as much as I could in the snow) but when I tore into the bike I ran into bunches of splices… Continue reading Kawasaki KZ650 Rewire question
I have a 1986 Yamaha Virago 1100. It sat for awhile not sure how long though and it didn’t seem to have the power it was suppose to so I changed the plugs and oil and it ran great for a day and half then started acting up and backfiring then lost the power again. … Continue reading 1986 Yamaha Virago 1100 Down on Power?
Hey Evan- I recently found myself in possession of a pretty low mileage 2006 Suzuki Boulevard s50. I am excited about finally getting my hands on a motorcycle, but unfortunately this bike has been sitting dormant in a garage for over a year, and more unfortunately, I have no idea where to start with getting… Continue reading Spiffing up a 2006 Suzuki Boulevard s50
Hello, I have a 1982 450 nighthawk that i have owned for 2 years but it has always missfired around 5000 rpm.I have fitted new jets and needles,plugs,coils etc. Also had the generator rewound and pulse tested and still have the same problems. any ideas.? It sounds immediately to me like a stator or coil… Continue reading 1982 Nighthawk 450 is miss-firing at high RPM
I have an Suzuki RG125 1993 fully rebuilt and a great runner. BUT it will not start when cold without a hand over the airbox intake to ”choke the engine” then she fires perfectly and runs ok , choke on etc… I have stripped and cleaned the carb loads of times, this tends to fix… Continue reading 1993 Suzuki GR125 Won’t Start