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    • 1 Remove the motorcycle's carburetor and clean it with carburetor cleaner, getting rid of any and all grime and deposits within. If necessary, use an air compressor with a small tip to blow out any clogged lines within the carburetor.
    • 2 Check the motorcycle's fuel tank for old fuel. Drain the fuel tank completely and refill the tank with fresh fuel. Old gasoline isn't good for most motors, especially older ones.
    • 3 Remove the motorcycle's seat by unscrewing the two mounting bolts on both sides of the back of the seat with a 12 mm socket wrench. Pop off the top of the air box and remove the bike's air filter. Clean this thoroughly in hot, soapy water. Rinse it off, let it air-dry then apply air filter oil before reinstalling it in the motorcycle.
    • 4 Check the tire pressure and integrity of both tires on the motorcycle. If either tire is flat, leaking air or overly worn, replace the tire and tube.
    • 5 Change the motorcycle's oil. Warm the bike up, then remove the oil drain plug underneath the transmission and drain the oil. While the drain plug is still loose, fill the oil reservoir until oil begins to run out of the plug. This means the reservoir is full. Tighten the drain plug.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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SOURCE: how do you change the back tire on a 1988 honda

you don't have a centerstand so you'll need a racestand or ATV jack to raise your bike up off the floor..Disconnect rear brake linkage, unbolt and remove axle, roll tire forward a couple inches and remove chain from rr sprocket, have tire fixed or replaced..reinstall is opposite of removal...Good Luck to you friend....Tim

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The seal under the dirt seal on the fork was leaking when I picked the bike up from the owner. left the fork oil under the dirt seal kept bouncing the forks up and down for 4 days the seal got soft from the fork oil so I pulled the dirt seal up then cleaned the fork oil under it with a rag then checked it for leaks then pushed dirt seal back down in the groove and its not leaking now 200 miles and still dry.

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Go over your wiring once again. Make sure all the switches are in their correct positions.
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SOURCE: how to check water level for my 2002 honda shadow sabre

the easiest way to see the coolant level is to shine a flash light up from underneth the plastic tank, located between the the engine and rear tire. now follow the fillcap located above the right side passenger foot peg. there will be a vertical one inch slot in a chrome cover. behind this slot are two very faint lines . one low, one high about a half inch apart. I found that carefully tilting the bike to the right makes it easy to see just how low the coolant is. a really small diameter piece of tubeing jammed into a tiny funnel will prevent a mess when topping off.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010

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