honda rebel 250 when i turn the key on nothing will come on
Was riding my honda rebel around the block. Stopped to talk to someone went to start my motorcycle and nothing will come on. No lights, no horn, and the electric start will n
wiring for 1994 883 Harley
by Rhonda Fleming
(Salinas, Ca USA)
My bike has a loose wire somewhere to the battery, it won't start. My ex-husband wired in a lead to connect our electric vests and I'm pretty sure this is where the problem is. Can anyone give me some ideas what to do to try and fix this myself?
Missing that occurs on and off
I have a 1982 Suzuki GS1100G. The problem I am having is that the engine seems to miss on one or two cylinders at different times. This doesn't happen all the time, or at any certain RPM. Sometimes at idle it is clearly missing, while at other times while maintaining a steady throttle position, the engine will bog down and surge back and forth. The bike has a Dyna S ignition, so there are no points. Could the problem be in one or both of the coils? A local bike shop tested them and said they read correctly on an ohm meter.
primary fluid getting into the motor oil
by kenneth childress
(Seneca SC 29678)
I have a 1997 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail Classic with a S&S 110 factory motor and some how the primary fluid is getting into the motor oil.what could be the problem ?
Is it usually hard to start a yamaha v star 250 after it has been sitting for a few months?
I am a beginner and bought a 250 last year after dumping my husbands 750, thanks for everyones words of encouragement after I confessed that on this site. I probably put about 500 miles on last year mainly trying to get over my terror. I really want to ride my bike to work and attempted it several times last year but in order to do this I must conquer riding through the mouth of a canyon where the wind is horrific especially in the morning hours. I lean into the wind as I was told and it pushes me through 2 lanes of traffic. The last straw was when I really thought me and the bike were going to end up in the very deep gravel pit off the side of the freeway. The speed through that area is 55 and I just go full throttle trying to get through it as fast as possible. Someone had told me to lean the bike and keep my body upright and that would help but I can't seem to get the courage to risk it again. This stretch is approximately 1 mile long and the wind comes from one side of you not gusting but constant. Any technique or advice?
Going from HD 883 to Heritage
I traded my Sportster 883 6 wks ago for a Heritage Softail. I am still getting use to this heavier bike. I went for my first group ride approx 200 miles last week. The group went on busy 2 lane highway the majority of the time with speeds averaging 65-75 mph. I was not comfortable at this speed, especially on long sweeping left turns. If I reduced speed to 55-60 I felt much more in control. It is really weird that the left turns are more nerve wracking than right. I think I need to practice counter steering b/c upon exiting the highway I probably did several things wrong, a) went in too hot b) not looking all the way into turn c) trying to steer instead of countersteer . I came way too close to losing it and did everything to recover ( guardian angel working here). Well needless to say I was overly cautious the rest of the trip.
Has anyone else experienced this problem with left or right turns being worse than other at higher speeds? Slower turns and lower speed are no problem. This is really bothering me and I plan on going out and practicing getting more miles under my bike to regain my confidence.
Any advice would be glady received. And when going through long sweeping turns where are you looking?