How do you stop brakes from squealing
Hi. I have a new Suzuki S40. Once I got to 300 miles, my front brakes started squealing real bad when I applied them. I lived with it & just took it in for my 500 mile tune up. I told them about it. They said nothing was wrong with them. They just drove it around the block. When I first start riding it they're fine, but after awhile they start making noise. At the bike shop they said to wash the pads. I also read to spray them with compressed air. In the same artical they say not to. The brakes are working ok but does anyone know what I can do to keep them from squealing?
Is there any possibility that while riding above 39 miles an hour that a 250cc honda rebel can be lifted off the ground by the wind? I know this sounds stupid but it feels like that might happen while I am riding. I also understand that this is most likely my own fears, but wanted to know if it is possible. The wind pushes me around alot right now as it is windy. Any ideas that could help put my fears to rest would be great.
need help !
my 94 zx-11 ninja ran out of gas going down the highway (driver error) switched to reserve , barely made it into a gas station a mile down the road. filled up and now its not running right. seems like it wants to "drown" when i open up the throttle. i changed the filters and put new ngk plugs in it. need some help here. leave a comment if you want or call or text me at 618-657-7096. thanks
what else can i do to be flat footed on my motorcycle after ive lowered it and had my seat modified?
Please help! This is my second motorcycle as my first was just a starter. I'm only 5' and have tried almost everything to be flat footed on my gxsr 600. I've had it lowered front and back and just had my seat modify, taking out some cushion. I'm still not flat footed. Please give me some other recommendations.
am i to small?
im thinking of getting a motorbike, iv always been quite interested but i have one problem... im tiny! im only 17 and quite short and slim so im worried that maybe im just to small to ride any kind of bike... any suggestions?
New rider/scared parents
I have a question. Our daughter recently bought a Yamaha 500cc Ninja. Our problem is she has never been a driver, and the bike seems to be too much for her. She took a safety course (and passed...but on a smaller bike). We have had her in a parking lot a couple times. The 1st time the bike went over on her. She is very nervous and seems scared of the bike, but is adamant it is the bike for her. She is an adult, and can do as she pleases..but any suggestions of how to either convince her to start off smaller, or how we deal with the situation are appreciated. btw..a little history. She is an only child, mom is an ER nurse and has seen the worst of the worse and therefore does not like bikes. Dad has had a drunk driver run him off road while on a bike and will not ride again.
buying a used motorcycle!!!
I just looked at 1985 Honda Nighthawk 450cc. It has about 35,000 miles on it and the owner had recently taken it to a shop and gotten work done. How much is this bike worth???
A beginners wind story!
As we went out for a Sunday ride we really did not pay attention that it was very windy, we was just very excited to be able to ride! I think the high was 60 for the day. I was slowing for a curve in the road and was hit by a gust of wind which moved me a bit but controlled it, then whammo an even bigger gust hit me and headed me in the other lane, the front end started shaking so bad i couldnt get it back under control, wond up ditching it, did a header or facer maybe I should say on the other side of rode. Do not understand why it shook like that. Someone told me when the wind hit me my windshield acted like a flag, If it hadnt did the shaking thing i think i could of handled it, I am sure my inexperince has some to do with it but the wind gusts are the main culprit here, anyway i guess i would like to know if this has happened to anyone else? And i am happy to say that i didnt get any broken bones (very lucky) lots of swelling and bruising but healing nicely, But i will invest in full face helmet now!!! I did have on my half helmet.
So I'm anew bee, I've always loved motorcycles but have never had the opportunity to get into them. I'm nineteen and in college, and kinda off on my own. I'd love to learn how to ride and purchase a bike but I'm a little hesitant and don't know where to start. I've never ridden a bike before, and I don't even know where to start. I'm 5 6 about 140 pounds. I enjoy going fast, but I want a bike that will give me a decent amount of speed but will have good gas mileage, and will adjust to the different environments that Utah offeres, from canyons to around town to major high ways.
Hi, I just started riding about a month ago. Took the safety course and got my license before taking to the road. My bike is a 2009 Honda 750 Shadow. My husband rides a Harley.
Today we rode to the next town and stopped for a bit. My husband left his new jacket and helmet on top of his bike. I carried mine. It got heavy after a while.
My question is where do you store your gear when you arrive at your destination? My saddle bags are not big enough and they do not lock. What do others do in this situation?
Any tips or advise is greatly appreciated!
Help with design project.
by Courtney O.
I'm doing research to possibly create a line of riding clothing / accessories for women (school project but could turn into more). So I'm just gathering some information to help me with the process.
If anyone is interested in helping me out and answering some survey questions for me I'd really really appreciate it. The questions revolve around your riding, what you wear and what you think about riding. Nothing very personal or intimate.
I'll start with one here so that you can get an idea of what I'll be asking but if you're interested in helping me out please email me at email@example.com
Is it an involved decision to decide to ride? (Does it take more effort than just jumping on the bike and going, is there more thought involved.)
-What aspects go into that decision, what factors do you think of?
So I signed up for a two day course having never been on a bike before and I have a question....
Day one I goosed the throttle a little bit to much the first time we were riding from point A to B and dropped the bike on the right side (I was barely moving).. This being the case I was learning where the friction zone was and other then being embarassed I was ready to hop right back on and try again....
However the instructor came over and reamed me, hoped on the bike and said the gear shift was not going into neutral... (Can that happen from a light drop????)
So I had to sit out and missed the basics of friction zone and first breaking experiance... Before he carted the bike away I put my face over it and watched him switch from neutral to first gear.. He caught my eye and new I saw that the bike was in neutral.... Hey he says.. must be your lucky day...
So suffice to say I eneded up leaving because I did not feel comfortable in the enviorment which made me real uncomfortable on the bike...
So I am stuck trying to figure out if I had been able to participate and not have been taken off the course or treated better If I would have been ok or if he was trying to boot me because I don't belong on a bike...
No idea what to do... Any advice????