Motorcycles - Answered Questions & Fixed Issues


Hi, Dale I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH---WHINE
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICK
5. Clutches---CHATTER---GRIND
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fenders---SCRAPE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Gears---WHINE
12. Head Gasket---HISS
13. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
15. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Pistons---SLAP
17. Power Valves---CLINK---RATTLE
18. Radiators---GURGLE
19. Rear Chains---RATTLE
20. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Relays---CLICK---BUZZ
22. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
23. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
24. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
25. Solid Lifters---TICK
26. Speedometers---bzzz
27. Starters---CLICK
28. Starter Clutch---GRIND---WHIRR
29. Warning Lights---BEEP
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?topic=37769.15
https://www.mybikeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4318
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ekm1dodyyin/08_Yamaha_Raider_SVC_Manual.pdf/file
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-yamaha
https://usermanual.wiki/Yamaha/2011RaiderSOwnersManual.1156735012/help

Yamaha... | Answered 16 hours ago | 16 views


Hi, Kenneth, I would really love to help you with your bike question but due to the magnitude of yesterday's solar flare the batteries in my crystal ball are dead and my mental telepathy headset circuitry was melted. I need the year, make, and model of your motorcycle please click on " Ask For More Information" directly below and provide this information in the box that will open and then click on the green "SEND" box in the bottom right-hand corner after it posts I will receive an "ALERT" icon that will allow me to respond to your information. Good luck and have a wonderful day.

Motorcycles | Answered 16 hours ago | 21 views


Hi, Brian you need to repost your question under the Dachshund category, not Motorcycles. Thanks, Gregg

Motorcycles | Answered 16 hours ago | 15 views


Hi, Johnny you need to repost your question under the ATV category, not Motorcycles. Thanks, Gregg

Motorcycles | Answered 16 hours ago | 18 views


Hi, Steve you need to repost your question under the ATV category, not Motorcycles. Thanks, Gregg

Honda... | Answered 16 hours ago | 17 views


Hi, Corey and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the choke.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Compression below 75 PSI.
15. A stuck-bent-burnt valve.
16. Improper valve clearance (too tight)
17. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
18. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
19. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
20. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections are loose or connected to the wrong cylinders.
21. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
22. Faulty neutral, clutch, kickstand safety switch.
23. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
24. Faulty or corroded run/stop switch.
25. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
26. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
27. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
http://www.scooterfocus.com/scooter_troubleshooting.html
https://www.killermotorsports.com/scooter-power-no-start/
https://www.scribd.com/doc/26110815/TGB-Service-Manual-101S-BH1-303R-50-BR1-Delivery-50-BK1
https://www.scooterdynasty.com/tgbpierspeed.aspx
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/884426/Tgb-Bh1-50-C-C.html

TGB Motorcycles | Answered 16 hours ago | 15 views


Hi, John you need to repost your question under the Iveco or Truck category, not Motorcycles. Thanks, Gregg

Power... | Answered Yesterday | 13 views


Hi, Raymond you need to repost your question under the ATV category, not Motorcycles. Thanks, Gregg

Kymco... | Answered Yesterday | 15 views


Hi, Ronald could you take a close up picture of the carburetor including the puddle and email to me at xlch@mail.com also I need to know what model Harley you have. Thanks, Gregg

Motorcycles | Answered Yesterday | 13 views


Hi, Keith for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.ebay.com/b/Motorcycle-Carburettors-Parts-for-1999-Honda-XR250R/177773/bn_94079159
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL1Tdfy3m_8
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1053611/Honda-Xr250r.html
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/631763/Honda-Xr250r.html

Honda... | Answered Yesterday | 13 views


Hi, Erik You would definitely need to re-jet the 34's for optimum gas mileage, parts swapping is common with most motorcycles when it comes to interchangeable or compatible parts from one model with another "EXCEPT" for the CDI's they are year-make-model "SPECIFIC" the best thing to do is call your local Dealership Parts Department or a reputable independent shop. If your location is not near a shop then go online and find a parts catalogue or "FICHE" and match part numbers depending on your criteria.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.zl-oa.com/community/threads/carb-swap-mod.9656/
https://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/threads/having-fuel-problems-with-a-zl-900-eliminator-help.106302/
https://www.scribd.com/document/7129959/ZL900-1000-Service-Manual-Suppliment
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-kawasaki
http://mybikemanuals.com/kawasaki/

Motorcycles | Answered Yesterday | 13 views


Hi, Glen for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your PGO, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQOI62-2WYixP3UTxe6oJe5hl108A:1579974240778&q=Wiring+diagram+2000+PGO+Comet+50&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlwoDbpp_nAhUxqlkKHTdjD0sQsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1440&bih=757
https://www.motorcycle-manual.com/pgo/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1015346/Pgo-T-Rex-50.html
https://www.racingplanetusa.com/pgo-c-3126-1.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/839498/Pgo-Pgo.html

Comet... | Answered Yesterday | 13 views


Hi, Austin before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries. The following is a list of usual suspects that will cause your bike not to turn over.
1. Ignition Switch is in the "OFF" position.
2. Ignition Switch is faulty.
3. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
4. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
5. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
6. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
7. FOB battery low or dead.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
9. Faulty starter button.
10. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
11. Security alarm needs a reset.
12. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
13. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
14. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
15. Faulty ignition relay.
16. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
17. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum/technical-forum/electrical-electronics/4240-electrical-problems-bike-won%E2%80%99t-start
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIKyM2PAwSw
http://www.werder.ee/Manual/XV1600.pdf
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-yamaha
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/660125/Yamaha-Road-Star-Xv16a.html

Yamaha... | Answered Yesterday | 19 views


Hi, Allan before testing any electrical component in the Charging System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
2. To check the regulator unplug it from the stator. Take a test light and clip it to the negative terminal of the battery and then touch first one pin and then the other on the plug that goes to the regulator. If you get even the slightest amount of light from the test light the regulator is toast.
To do this with a meter: black lead to battery ground, red lead to each pin on the plug, start with the voltage scale higher than 12vdc and move voltage scale down in steps for each pin. Any voltage is a bad regulator.
3. On the other part of the disconnected regulator plug. Set the multimeter for Ohms x1 scale and measure for resistance across the pins of the stator. You should read something around 0.1 to 0.2 ohms for a 32 amp system.
4. Then check for continuity between each pin on the plug and frame/engine ground. The meter needle should not move (infinite resistance)(digitals will show infinite resistance) if the meter needle does move (indicating continuity)(digitals will show some resistance), recheck very carefully. If the meter still shows continuity to ground the stator is shorted (bad).
5. Set the meter to read A/C volts higher than 30 volts (the scale setting for voltage should always be higher than the highest voltage you expect or you may fry the meter). Start the bike, and measure from one pin to the other on the plug (DO NOT cross the multimeter probes! - touch them to each other). You should read roughly 16-20 vac per 1,000 rpm.
6. If the battery was good under load test, if the stator is NOT shorted to ground, and the stator is putting out A/C voltage, then the regulator is bad (most likely even if passed step 2)
For more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.gixxer.com/threads/battery-not-charging.552449/#post-7752073
https://www.gsxr.com/threads/gsxr-charging-system-101.225306/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PevgFfi_oaY
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1212456/Suzuki-Gsr750.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/813897/Suzuki-Gsx-R750.html
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
http://mybikemanuals.com/suzuki/

Suzuki... | Answered Yesterday | 21 views


You need our Harley Expert Gregg Mahin

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Super... | Answered Yesterday | 20 views


Just a guess. The door latch is known to go bad on the DW's. Easy enough to test and change. (If the latch malfunctions, the machine thinks the door is open and all power is killed).

Heres a link on how to change (once you pop the latch out, you can test).

https://youtu.be/5Y7cE_qTNxI

Power... | Answered Yesterday | 24 views


Hi, Dave you need to repost your question under the Snowmobile category, not Motorcycles. Thanks, Gregg

Yamaha... | Answered Yesterday | 26 views


Hi, Steven you need to repost your question under the Honda ATV category, not Motorcycles. Thanks, Gregg

Honda... | Answered Yesterday | 14 views


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.quora.com/What-type-of-an-Engine-is-used-in-Hero-Honda-CD100-deluxe-model-2001
https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/t/engine-oil-for-honda-cd-100/179690
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d5O5k41mMBkz1sUFYMQ9t0o-HqTz-G6gkjEtxZ5Y-eg/edit
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
https://www.slideshare.net/iyyam_vj/hero-hondadoc

Honda... | Answered 2 days ago | 15 views

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