2006 Honda Shadow VLX oil light on
Hi, I recently went for a ride on my Honda Shadow when the bike started to stutter and then finally shut down on its own. The light on my speedometer turned on ( I think it's the oil light but I could be wrong). I know it wasn't due to low gas because I could still hear a little less than half the tank swoshing around inside. So I kept trying to start it up and it would hesitate so I shook the tank around and switched the fuel switch to "reserve" and after about 6-7 tries it finally revved up and started and I made it home safely. On the rest of my ride back home, the light never came on. Was this due to low fuel or is there something wrong with my oil? Any help is appreciated! Thank you
Mustang seat on a Sportster
I have a Sportster 883Low and do a lot of riding. I find that my back gets sore and would like to get a back rest.
It's hard to find a back rest for a sporty though.
There is a Mustang seat that includes a back rest, but I'm concerned about loosing my flat-foot ability for backing up the bike etc. (I'm about 5'4")
Does anyone have any advise. Back rests, seats with back rests, changing to forward controls etc.
My bike currently has mid-pegs plus an engine guard with highway pegs.
Loooong Legs and Short Leg Room
I am a tall woman 5'11" with a 35" inseam and large bodied @225 lbs. I want to know what I can do to give me more leg room without adding highway bars to my Yamaha 650 classic? I don't want to spend an arm and a leg as this is my first bike and will more than likely want something larger in a few years. Someone told me I could swap out the 650 seat for the 1100 and add brackets to allow the seat to be "bumped" back without interferring with the back passenger seat. Anyone seen this or heard of it being done? Does it work? Any suggestions would be welcommed and appreciated greatly!!!
Arqin Bruiser 250 Problems and Solutions
I bought Arqin Bruiser. Does anyone know what type of oil filter is used and how to change it - location. Also i am interested how often should i change oil and how to do that, where is the plug and where should i pour new oil- is it to the leveler hole?
One more thing - It has little red light on the Speedometer and it like small mobile phone logo, sometimes during the ride it is flashing and when i change gears or drop or increase speed it is disappeared. Is it mean something? Please help as I am newbie. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Leathers versus Synthetics
I'm buying my first bike. I want to be warm (even though it's California -- I turn blue at the first sign of a breeze), I want to be comfortable, and I don't want it to involve rhinestones.
I'm not buying a Harley, but I stopped at the retail store to price out gear and came out with a list that totaled $1200 for a massively armored jacket, chaps, boots, and armored gloves.
Do I need to spend $1200? It's worth it to me to be safe, but can I do warm and safe is something that's...like...$600 total? Does the Harley name jack up the price?
too short for my motorbike
by sally mcintosh
(new south wales australia)
I have just bought a suzuki gs 500 naked motorbike,I have just had it lowered because I was tipy toe on it.Since getting it lowered it is great to be able to put my left foot flat on the ground when stopping at lights etc. but it created a new set of problems, if there is a slight dip in the road or some corners the centre stand is scraping on the road which has made me very nervous about riding it, I noticed a website where this lady in america has had a pair of boots heightened by going to her shoemaker, just wondering if anybody in australia has done this.
throttling on my 04 Honda Shadow Aero does not function properly it appears to be misfiring does that problem sound like the carbs need to be cleaned
my motorcycle makes this dripping sound after every ride ?
my motorcycle makes this dripping sound after every ride ? and when i turn on my bike the red temp light goes on the goes off as soon as i start driving my bike is a Honda
about the choke 2003 flstc
my 2003 hertiage softail choke is really hard to pull out,,is that Right?,,and shouldn't it go back in after the motor is warmed up it's self?
bogging out around corneres
why does my bike bog out just after coming out of a corner? (kx85)
Tapping and white smoke
I have a 1998 cbr 600 it started shooting clouds of white smoke out the tail pipe and tapping after I changed the oil it only does it when I get over 9000 rpm
Weird sound coming from front end
(Ewa Beach, HI )
I have a 2009 kawasaki ninja zx6r (5,600 mi) and I rode home from work the other night and after about 20 miles on the road, there was this weird rotary sound coming from the front end. I thought something was tangled onto my front wheel and dragging itself on the road, but nothing visible that was broken or damaged. Does anyone have this same problem?
will not start
Bike was running fine turn it off for about 8 hours went to start it pushed start buton lights came on but would not crank, pushed star button a few times now lights out 1100 honda shadow ace
Small Saddlebags for small motorcycles
by Mollie Gadsden
This is Mollie Gadsden and I'm looking for a pair of small saddlebags that want break the bank. Any suggestions???? They need to be 10" x 12" x 4 1/2". or less in measurements.
I have a 2010 suzuki boulevard c50t. I've set the suspension to the softest setting but find it still a little too high as I can only touch the ground with my toes. I'm hoping not to cut down the seat as has been suggested. Are there any safe alternatives I can do to the bike it only needs to go down 1 or 2 inches.
MV Agusta 1078 RR
I have an MV Agusta 1078RR. When i ride it for more than 15 minutes the clutch stops working until it cools down. It was stored in my garage for over a year without being riden. Why is this ???
Starting old bikes
by peter rogers
My Tiger 110 has always behaved perfectly.1954 vintage
Until I was unable to ride or start it for a year. When I
tried the tickler it was dry,so I stripped the carburetter
of all the gunge, thoroughly washed it all in petrol.put it back together and now it starts easily but then dies within three seconds. I took the carburettor apart again in case I`d missed anything but still the same. What have I done ?
V-Star 250 compatible
(St Martinville, LA, USA)
I was wondering if there are any other 250 engines that are compatible with a 2010 Yamaha V-Star 250. I want to fix it for my daughter. I killed it after 8,000 miles - bonehead mistake - but hubby got me a 650 replacement, so I'm cool with it :). I have not gotten into the engine yet but I'm pretty sure it will need replacing. There are no Clymer/Haynes books for it yet and I know the frame/engine was changed from the Virago (V-star 250's previous incarnation). I would appreciate any input. Thanks!
leg from getting burnt from the exhaust pipe
by charity rainey
(royal palm beach florida usa)
what to use to protect your leg from getting burnt on the exhaust pipe on a honda cbr 600 f4i