1995 CB 750 honda nighthawk

by Charley
(Pitt. Pa.)

Start bike up runs great but as soon as it warms up idles rough and cant rev it up.

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turn signal operation

by Richard

I have a 2000 H-D Heritage Classic with a automatic sensor for the turn signals that turns the signal off with the tilting of the bike. I want to disconnect this so I have to turn it off manually. How do I do that?

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excessive engine heat

by Kevin
(Willingboro, NJ)

How can you keep the extreme heat from your motorcycle engine off the inside of your legs. When I am just sitting at a red light or just idling my bike after awhile, the extreme heat from the engine drives me crazy; that is until I began to move again. So can I prevent that heat from stirring me crazy. Thanks

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Jul 12, 2013
Ceramic coating
by: Susanne

One thing that helps is getting your exhaust headers ceramic coated. Had my entire exhaust coated except the cans for $300.00. It's baked on inside and outside the pipes. It can withstand extreme high temps. Also it comes in a variety of colors so your options are wide open. I love it and wouldn't own my Ducati without it.

Jul 09, 2013
What Kind Of Bike?
by: AmberL

Some bikes run hotter because of where the oil pan sits. If you're riding a soft tail, you're probably intimately acquainted with the saying, "Light a fire under her ass," because the oil pan is UNDER YOUR BUTT, between your thighs. I have a HD Fat Boy and let me tell you, standing still gets wicked hot and the dipstick cover has burned me more than once. I had a leather cover made to cover the dipstick and will only ride with jeans on. Alternatively, look for a bike that doesn't sit atop the oil. I don't know that any other thing is really possible other than the deflector mentioned by the previous lady and maybe leather chaps.

Jul 07, 2013
by: Anonymous

Mine to was very hot while sitting at lights and stop and go traffic.I put a air deflector on mine it still get hot though.I got told to change the pipes to a 2 in to 1.But my bike still runs hot but not as much.I and going to try Captain itch they say that they work will I will see.I hope this helps.

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low rider for short beginner rider

I only stand 4 foot 11 inches, really would like to learn how to ride a motorcycle. What would be a good choice for a beginner? and i would like to be flat footed @ that stop light??? Thanx for any and all suggestions.

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Jul 11, 2013
by: Lois

Take a look at a Suzuki TU250 I had one for a while had a lot of fun on it to.

Jul 11, 2013
Rebel all the way
by: Anonymous

I have been riding for over 40 years. I'm in my 70s and in 2006 I switched down to a Honda Rebel. It does all I want to do and goes as fast as all the other bikes. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm now 4' 11"........ used to be 5'1" It is incredibly comfortable and safe for me.

Jul 11, 2013
by: Anonymous

I too am 4'11. I agree with previous posts. I grew up on dirt bikes and felt intimidated when I began my search for a street bike and I couldn't flat foot. My husband had lots of ideas about what would be good for me, but I kept looking until I found the BMW G 650 gs with factory low suspension. We also had the seat cut down. But I would say the best find was the Lady Daytonas boots. They are quite pricey, but they give me almost 3" in height and are very conform table. I think I read about them on this forum. I didn't buy a bike until I had completed the MSF course, and I have continued reading forums like this and taking more advanced classes. I love reading this forum because it seems that the riding experience can be greatly different for men and women as far as bike weight issues and fears on the bike. I have found it very comforting to read the posts from women voicing my same concerns especially when my husbands view point is very different. We ride together and I love it, but our viewpoints are very different. Good luck, have fun, be safe and ride the bike and roads you feel comfortable with and your skill level will improve drastically as you gain confidence in a safe and enjoyable way! One more thing-- wear all the gear, all the time!

Jul 09, 2013
I'm Short Too
by: Doreen Braley

I highly recommenda as other do the MSF course in your area for starters. I too am 4'11" tall. I agree with Dar that you should never let anyone talk you into a ride. Go to several dealers in your area and sit on them. There are quite a few that you might like. My first bike was a Hyosung GV 250 and it was perfect for me. I did have it lowered and customized it a bit. I did outgrow it pretty fast because my husband rides a Road Glide and on long hauls I sometimes had a bit of difficulty (not much because I'm a lot lighter)keeping (or catching) up. I now have an 883 XL (Superlow)-- did not have this lowered. The difference between the two bikes for me was weight and where the engines were located. I had forward controls on the GV and mids on the 883. I found the mids were really comfy for me even on long rides because I have very short legs. I can straddle the 883 fine and am pretty much flat footed. On the muffler side - I tend to toe up a bit because the muffler is so close. I hope this helps a fellow short-rider. Doreen

Jul 09, 2013
Take the MSF first
by: Connie

Definitely take the MSF course. You'll learn invaluable lifetime skills. And I agree with Dar - don't let anyone tell you what you should ride! You need to sit on every bike you can after you've taken the safety course, then make your own decision. Four years later, I'm still riding my Honda Rebel, and I love it. I'm 5'1" and 61 years old. I don't have the strength I used to have, so I am able to handle the weight of my Rebel with confidence. Enjoying your ride, no matter what it is, is what it's all about!

Jul 07, 2013
by: Dar

Please, do yourself a favor and visit your local cycle retailer. Sit on all the different bikes and get a feel for what feels comfortable to you, because whats good for someone else is not necessarily whats good for you. Be sure to take the MSF course in your area, that will also give you an idea of what bike feels good to you. Never, never let anyone tell you what you should buy just because you're a beginner because only you know what your capabilities are, which, are different from anyone else.

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