Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles

1 Answer

Clicking noise back

Just moved the bike from the south to Maryland. Had to drain the oil/gas and just replaced. Bike sat for a few weeks with little oil in it. Temps down around zero for a few days. Just replaced oil and now will only make a multiple clicking noise on start. Would this most likely be the battery (lights come on though a 5 year old battery) or due to the engine sitting in cold temps and locked up?

Posted by Anonymous on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Harley Davidson Master
  • 40,766 Answers

Hi Anonymous, five years on a battery is a very long time, most motorcycle batteries only last two or three years. I would start by replacing the battery. Good luck

Posted on May 08, 2015

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2712 Answers

SOURCE: bogging

Next time it happens, pop the gas cap and see if the problem stops. Can you hear/feel air rushing in when you open the cap? If you can, you have a clogged gascap vent. You can try to take it apart and and clean/fix the one you got, or just buy a new cap.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 1986 Honda Shadow vt1100 does not start.

Try to jump start the bike, 2nd gear down hill key on and let the clutch out... If it starts you have a starter problem, could be the brushes.. good luck...

Posted on May 28, 2009

isaid
  • 302 Answers

SOURCE: ktm 50 bogging down gas in clutch oil

BAD CASE SEAL, SORRY BUT U R GONNA HAVE 2 GET OUT DA WALLET AND BUY A REPAIR MANUAL 2 GET PROCEDURE AND SPECS 4 UR BIKES THE GOOD NEWS IS IT HAPPENS ALL DA TIME AND DA REPAIR IS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. THE COST OF DA MANUAL WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF MANY TIMES OVER WITH SELF MADE REPAIRS

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

  • 677 Answers

SOURCE: 2005 crf250r trans oil and funny noise

The water pump seal is maybe gone.This would allow water into the trans.Get it checked and also that the bearing hasn,t spun in its location.This may cause the color change.Being a grey color,it may indicate aluminium in the oil.This may be the spun bearing turning in the housing.With what you wrote,I would get these things looked at.I hope this helps you

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

nedkelly900
  • 345 Answers

SOURCE: bike will not start or stay running on a full

sounds like the problem is your battery is not charging when you are riding. The most common cause is a faulty regulator / rectifier. Contact a motorcycle wreckers for these parts, or your yamaha dealer.
Easy way to test is, when your bike is running, and the lights start to dim, before the bike shuts down, using a volt meter, test the voltage at the battery terminals, should be about 14V. If faulty rectifier,no charge going in to your battery, then the reading will be low, about only a few volts. If you dont have a volt meter, then any mechanic shop can do this test for you. best to have this done before buying any parts.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Oil will not drain from my 78 yamaha xs750se


check the drain hole isnt blocked with silt , poke it ! also i think your over filling the engine with oil , does it have a dip stick on the filler cap or is there a sight glass on the side of the engine case on the same side as the filler ?

Mar 17, 2014 | 1978 Yamaha TX 750

1 Answer

I have 07 ZX6R No mods,starts fine runs fine,cruises fine. Nail the throttle at any rpm,any gear and bogs. let off and just cruises. bike sat for 4 years and just started riding few months ago, been f


probably old gas or condensation built up in carb or injectors.if carbureated drain float bowl & if you still have old gas in it drain tank close drain screw/bolt refill with premium fuel add fuel cleaner like b12 chemtool or seafoam(7-10$) to a fresh tank of gas...sometimes i just add the b12 chemtool (3-5$)and run it a few miles and it snaps right back to new!

Jan 08, 2014 | kawasaki ZX-6R Motorcycles

1 Answer

Small gas leak on 2005 Honda VTX1300R


I would suspect and look for any cracked or damaged rubber or other flexible type gas line/s from or to the tank, and where they connect to. That would be the 1st most probable location of leaks. Then the tank or carburetor/injectors.

Sep 19, 2012 | 2005 Honda VTX 1300 R

1 Answer

Bike starts well, 2006 but only has 1000 miles on it. sat in storage during move (7 months). drained gas and disconnected battery. idles fine but when you give the the gas to go or give it gas period it...


If the bike ran fine prior to putting it in storage and all you did was drain the fuel and disconnect the battery, its likely moisture ( condensation) developed in the carbs while it sat. this type of thing happens when fuel is drained. Your best bet is to remove the carbs and clean the jets. Its my opinion and experience to put fresh fuel in a bike along with (stable) fuel treatment prior to storing them. With the stable added to the fuel, the fuel will hold good for about 1 year.. Replacing the battery and starting them and letting them warm up to operating temp monthly while in storage is always a good idea..
I hope this helps..

Jan 05, 2011 | 2000 Suzuki GZ 250 Marauder

1 Answer

Bike sat for 2 months.it was full of fuel when it was parked


Sometimes when a bike sits, the floats get corroded and stick and sometimes they stick open allowing fuel to overfill the carburetor, if the intake is open when parked, the fuel will run right into the combustion chamber, pass by the piston rings and into the cranckcase.
I saw this happen serveral times.

Check your oil level and its probably overfilled, but its a gas and oil mixture so do not just drain out enough oil to the correct level, drain all the oil and change the oil filter.

Now you'll also have to pull the carburetor and have in thouroughly cleaned, jets removed and soaked, rinsed and blown through with compressed air.

After your carbs are cleaned and a new oil change your bike will be good to go.

Some people prefer to use seafoam added to their gasoline, to help prevent the floats from sticking and the jets clogging.
If possible it is also helpful to start the bike at least weekly and let it warm up to temp.
especially if you plan not to ride it for a while. If you fear that the gas will run into the motor again from sitting, be sure to turn the fuel petcock to off.

Dec 03, 2010 | Honda VT 1100 C2 Shadow Sabre Motorcycles

1 Answer

Gas in oil (2007 shadow spirit)


The gas must be passing in through the inlet via the carburator/s which seems to be flooding.
Remove the carbs and check the float pins and adjust.
Please dont forget to replace the oil filter as it must be full of gas too!
Check the petcock too ...maybe the auto shut off isn't functioning!
Hope this helps!

May 23, 2009 | Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit Motorcycles

2 Answers

My 125cc single cylinder (pulse adrenaline) cuts out at junctions


Since the bike is new, chances are strong that fuel IS the problem.
Also chances are that the carb is perfectly fine. Since the bike is new I'll bet yoy have washed it several times already. The dealer may have washed it also. Fuel is the problem because bikes do not run well on water.

Drain the carb. Remove the water trap bowl on the bottom of the petcock, (gas valve). Look at the gas in the bowl. Any water in the bottom of the bowl? Drain a cup of gas from the petcock. any water in the cup? I am very hopefull this will fix the problem. With a new bike and a clean carb and fuel system not much else should be wrong.

Mar 21, 2009 | 1990 Aprilia AF1 125 Futura

3 Answers

Carb problems


if & when you do get it running again, does the bike have a petcock at the gas tank? if it does, when the bike is running before you are about to park it for 2 weeks, turn the petcock off and let the bike die on its own (from fuel starvation). this will ensure there is (almost) no gas in the carb to cause any gumming. you can drain the little bit that is left with the carb bowl drain screw. then when you're ready to ride again, simply turn the petcock on, wait a few seconds for the carb bowl to fill, then hit the start button.

Jan 18, 2009 | 2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture

1 Answer

Electrical Issue


Had the same problem. I had to remove battery, take apart the battery terminals, sand them a little, then put it all back together. Make sure the screw on the front of the terminal holding the inner bar in place if very tight. Have had no problem ever sense. Good luck.

Nov 10, 2008 | 2005 Suzuki Boulevard S50

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

Related Topics:

98 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

Gills Lango

Level 2 Expert

195 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Are you a Harley Davidson Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...