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Hi, Orry you can download everything you need from here 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't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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1992 kawasaki... | 1,303 views | 1 helpful votes


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Drain any old gas out of the tank and carburetor then clean the carburetor and try again. Could just be dirty fuel.

Suzuki... | 91 views | 0 helpful votes


It's a bad seal of the head gasket. You need a new head gasket and to scrape every particle of debris from the cylinder head and cylinder surfaces that mate with the head gasket. Use the factory specified gasket sealing compound and do a clean job - no blobs or pools of the stuff. The head gasket should lay flat on the surface of the top of the cylinder, and you have to make this surface free of grit, leftover sealant and any other foreign matter before you put the head in place and torque it down. Start with the head bolts just finger tight and then go by the manufacturer's specs for the pattern and amount of torque to be applied. Usually it is recommended that you get to the specified torque amount in stages, going around several times and repeating the torque pattern until you get that maximum rated amount. This will prevent the seal from shifting or warping and should make the gasket seal perfectly. This is the old school method of doing this job. and I have never seen this fail to produce good results. Take your time, be clean, and you will have the results you want.

KTM Motorcycles | 92 views | 0 helpful votes


check the bulb for a burnt filament

Buell... | 124 views | 0 helpful votes


Hi, Kenneth the ignition circuit cut-off system comprising of the side stand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch has the following functions:
a. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the side stand is up, but the clutch lever is not pulled.
b. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the clutch lever is pulled, but the side stand is still down.
c. It cuts the running engine when the transmission is in gear and the side stand is moved down.
Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following tests.
With the engine turned off:
1. Move the side stand down.
2. Make sure that the engine stop switch is set to "RUN"
3. Turn the key to "ON".
4. Shift the transmission into the neutral position.
5. Push the start switch if the engine does not start the neutral switch may be faulty.
With the engine still running:
6. Move the side stand up.
7. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
8. Shift the transmission into gear.
9. Move the side stand down if the engine does not stall you may have a faulty side stand switch.
After the engine has stalled:
10. Move the side stand up.
11. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
12. Push the start switch if the engine does not start you may have a faulty clutch switch.
This check is most reliable if performed with a warmed-up engine.
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1987 Honda VT... | 71 views | 0 helpful votes


Hi, Angie, it should be noted that the reasons your check engine light or CEL stays on constantly or flashes and your bike will or will not start and may turnover or not, these conditions will vary from bike to bike depending on the year, make, and model and you should always refer to your owners/service manual for proper diagnostic procedures. It should also be noted that any type of prior work done to the bike or an abnormal event occurrence IE: adding accessories, electrical curiosity or adventures, laying the bike down or crashes, rainstorms or bike washings just before CEL light issues started can be significant hints or aids into tracking down the gremlin, also for 2003 and older models carry the appropriate jumper wire to access fault codes and reduce the risk of being stranded or towed also keep in mind that your CEL comes to life if anything, and I do mean anything isn't 100% with the ECM like parameter spikes. This means that you could be staring at a major repair, or your speedometer sensor is contaminated and needs to be cleaned.
And the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery check the 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, you should have 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 batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
2. Faulty charging system.
3. Faulty system sensor some models have up to 40 sensors
4. Faulty safety switches: run/off, ignition, clutch lever, neutral, side stand, tip over, fuel, and or their connections.
5. The engine got wet where it didn't like to get wet.
6. Faulty ignition circuit spark plugs, coils, cables etc.
7. Broken wire or worn insulation exposing wire to a ground situation especially inside wire harness at tight bends around fairing brackets, under dash panels, under fuel tanks over cylinder heads etc. Many harnesses are open on the ends that will allow water to enter and accumulate at v-bends.
Dielectric grease and contact cleaner are your best friends for wire/cable/harness connectors, look for corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets. Run speedometer diagnostics and check for generated fault codes.
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Hi, G.W. the answer to this question is way above my pay grade for this situation, I would call or visit my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry.
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2003 Yamaha YZ... | 368 views | 1 helpful votes


This is going to come down to your ignition coil/CDL box, ststor, or perhaps you'll be lucky enough that it's only a spark plug wire and you might as well replace the spark plug too since it's so cheap.

Start by doing diagnostic testing and troubleshooting your ignition system, the coil/cdi box for power on both sides(in and out), then the stator if nescessary, but your best tool is a free service manual. Just google "your bike" followed by "service manual pdf" and download a free copy of the factory service manual. I do this for all of the motorized equipment I acquire whether for work or play- you've got to have a manual to know what is what and where it is when it needs to be addressed. You'll get it, have a great day!

Honda... | 52 views | 0 helpful votes


Turn the engine off, dismount, rock it forwards and back whilst trying to move the gear shift.

Yamaha... | 53 views | 0 helpful votes


IT DOES NOT MATTER AT ALL THAT BOOK OF LIES, WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT THEy SELL IN YOUR LOCAL MARKET. and condition. seems you can not google blue book. or better go to cycletrader.com and look there even in your state, or town. there are glut of these bikes now. most are hanger queens with tank for of nasty rotten fuel.
did you look there first, if parked long time.
#1 reason for buyer to come ,look and walk, this.

Motorcycles | 51 views | 0 helpful votes


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't find the best tool you ever bought for your Husqvarna, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2015 Husqvarna... | 387 views | 1 helpful votes


Check all ground system connections, clean battery terminals and tighten. Check wire terminal connections where any plugs together for looseness or corrosion or partially broken or loose ground.
These problems are time consuming to locate, but once found are simple to fix.

Motorcycles | 49 views | 1 helpful votes


I suspect the mechanical contacts for the current regulator have fused together. Disconnect battery and remove regulator. Remove regulator cover and check to make sure the contacts are free by gently prying them apart with a small screwdriver. Clean contacts with fine emery cloth and reassemble. https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/ariel/4-stroke/cateory/category/739-charging-system

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Hi, Gary for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Honda CBR 600 F... | 55 views | 0 helpful votes


When you hit the starter, do the instrument lights dim, does the solenoid chatter, or does nothing happen? Check that your leads are fitting well to the posts and well tightened. Also check the earth cable. Often when changing batteries, the cable gets pulled and loosens on the frame.

Motorcycles | 582 views | 1 helpful votes

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