Bike handles loose
Hi all, I am a new rider and have a Sportser 03, 883. She was recently in the shop because she was stalling and popping and needed to be checked out completely. Now that she runs better and does not stall anymore, I have a new issue. It feels, to me, when I speed up or turn, that the bike is almost sliding underneath me and might just slide to either side and go down. The same feeling as your car hydroplaning or hitting a patch of black ice. Is this normal after tightening shocks for a stiffer ride or just me?? all comments welcome
wont start or fire at plugs ,no spark
bike let me down on motorway ,filled up with fuel at garage ans smelt sulpher like ,thought it was from garage ,10 mins later bike went dead in fast lane ,got it to the lay by6 ,bike was totally dead apart from the lights , had a problem before a month earlyer ,it was the cdi unit ,it got fryed i think judging by the smnell coming off it ,not sure if the rectfirer is over charging causing it to blow when on the motorway as around town etc its perfectly fine,just on the motorway at high speeds ,checked battery at home ,it was dead ,replaced with new 1 ,still bike dead mundone spark leads off coil ,turned over ,nothing at all ,no spark! replaced cdi unit with 2 others off ebay still no luck .. either they both dead or theres another problem ,any help please ,thanks ....the bike is a 93 kaw zzr600....
oil level changing
by barbara padgett
(ball ground ga)
when i changed my oil the level was full when i drained it maybe a half of qt came out and now i put the required about in in the morning it will be on level i ride to work and get thaere its overfull what happen to the oil and now that it seems to be back is it my pump
Rash/chafing in horrible places!
I live in California, central California to be exact. It is hot as heck here and of course we went riding on a hot hot day. Well besides the fun we had I ended up with the rash from hell in the crook of my leg. You know the place, your bikini line. Help!?!?!
"hi my harley just stopped starting its been working fine and we just got back from a 600 mile trip everything else is working but there is no power getting to the starter"
Make shift GPS
(Saint John,New Brunswick,Canada)
I have looked up the cost of a Gps made for Motorcycles and from what I have looked at so far they are very expensive like beteen 3 and 5 hundred dollars . I am wondering ,if I can take my gps out of my car (it just plugs into the lighter socket) and use it on my motorcycle. Has anyone out there ever done this before ?? and if so how was it done??
I'm working on a harley fxr and it is dragging hard when cranking. I've replaced the starter, battery, solnoid, battery cables, ignition switch. Check all connections and grounds. Check all the ohms readings and still having problems. any help????
Motorcycle weight for Ladies
I have a Regal Raptor 350cc Cruiser. I really enjoy the bike alot but I am considering to buy a Honda Shadow 750 or 1100 for more power and want it to be me lifetime bike.
My concern is the weight of the bike, if it maybe would be too heavy for me to ride and control? The Regal Raptor is a very light bike.
Kindly give me your comments and advise.
Motorcycle Fashion and Safety
I'm researching to write an article on how women riders deal with wearing protective gear when they're on their way to work and then look professional when they arrive.
I'm retired from the college environment and I used to work with a lady who would wear a dress under her leather chaps. She'd just bunch it up as best she could and then take the chaps off at work. Her dresses needed very little ironing, of course. She never looked messy--not even her hair. Now I'm reading on your site about helmet hair and such.
I'm not a rider, but I am an EMT and am willing to offer help to anyone who has questions about trauma or such topics. I'm NOT a doctor, so no advice. Am just willing to explain what can happen to the body when injuries occur.
changing to larger bike!
(beaver dam wi)
Heya there ! I love to ride and have road with my parents since i was 6 but just only got my own bike 3 or so years ago after taking the riders class on a honda rebel, going from that to a 883 fuel injected iron was frustrating at times but I did learn how to handle the bike and now i am very comfortable with the size and feel almost one with it during my rides, i am pushing 40 and only 5 5 and around 130 bls, not very strong, it took me a while to learn how to pick up the bike but i eventually did being the stubborn gal i am i refused to go with some thing smaller even though most of the men in my family were pushing me to do so.
I started to look for a soft tail that i could afford with my bike up as a trade and found the ride i absolutely loved, a 1994 Harley davidson bad boy springer , I did take her for a short test ride but I had extreme difficulty pulling the clutch lever so i stayed in the parking lot! I have never road a bike that had such a difficult clutch to pull back! I asked the dealer about it and they said the best thing would to be installing a hydraulic clutch so i decided to go along with them on this, the previous owner decided to install ape hangers on this bike also and they are tilted forward, I am positive i will change the angle on the bars for sure but i am worried about the difference in handling, this bike is larger and since i havent actually had it out and around town yet i am worried about what differences i will have to deal with , I did read that the bad boy's were meant to have tight handling more so than the other soft tail models but that was with the stock bars. this bike is set up very low and the forward controls mostly fit my size except i will have to modify one of the pedals, no problem since i am a welder lol, any tips you have? thanks so much!!
1999 HARLEY HERITAGE SOFTAIL
by DENNIS TILLER
I HAVE A 1999 HARLEY HEERITAGE SOFTAIL AND THE SPEED-OMETER STOPS WORKING AT 35 MPH.IF I USE SIGNSLD THE ODOMETER WILL FLASH.IF RUNNING ABOVE 45 AND I MASH CLUTCH THE SPEED-OMETER WILL WORK.NEED HELP
Should saddlebags be included in the price of a used motorcycle?
by Sarah R
I'm a new rider. I got my license from a 2-day course (which I signed up for after gaining courage from this site!) a little over a year ago. I didn't have the funds to purchase a motorcycle last year, but I've been saving up and doing research on the kind I want to buy - used, of course! But, in the midst of researching, I found that bikes being sold with the saddlebags are way overpriced (compared to kbb.com) because the cost of the saddlebags "are included in the price". Is this a normal thing to roll the entire retail purchase price of saddlebags into the cost?
have changed my pipes to vance and hines slip on.was told to do a rejet.i did that now it backfires and pops.what should i do now