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Hi, bike ticks over fine then just turn the handlebars to the left and the revs go up on there own!!! most bizzare. Turn handlebars to the right and all is ok as in the centre position.Have fitted new throttle cable and it is not caught up anywhere can you throw any light on this please?

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Has to be the throttle cable , no other reason than that .... check again

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HAD A FALL WITH MY MOTORCYCLE, HANDLEBARS AND FRONT WHEEL ARENT IN ALIGNMENT.HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING IT TRUE AGAIN?


Hi, Anonymous if you have a minor accident, lay your bike down and the front end gets 'TWEAKED" where the front wheel is going in one direction and your handlebars are going in the opposite direction, despair not, there is a quick fix.
1. If your handlebars are turning right turn the front end all the way to the right making contact with the fork stop. Find the 10:00 o'clock position on the front wheel and give it a good swift kick with your foot, put the front wheel in a straight-forward position and eyeball the orientation of the handlebar. Usually, it only takes one or two kicks to get everything back to normal. If you overshoot, no big scare, just turn the front end all the way to the left fork stop and find the 2:00 o'clock position and give it a soft kick.
2. If your handlebars are turning left turn the front end all the way to the left fork stop. Find the 2:00 o'clock position on the front wheel and give it a good swift kick with your foot, put the front wheel in a straight-forward position and eyeball the orientation of the handlebar. Usually, it only takes one or two kicks to get everything back to normal. If you overshoot, no big scare, just turn the front end all the way to the right fork stop and find the 10:00 o'clock position and give it a soft kick.
Continue the process until you are comfortable with the alignment. It's always a good idea to retorque any accessible handlebar riser bolts as well as the upper and lower fork clamps to proper book specs.
Good luck and have a wonderful day.

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Oct 25, 2017 | Motorcycles

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I did clean my 250 kemco carberators .It idels wel,ref wel but does not want to go slow.Can you please advise me.


If it idles and revs fine, then make sure there is no binding in the throttle cables. Turn your handlebars, right lock to left lock while twisting the throttle open to closed. Everything should operate smoothly.

Nov 01, 2013 | 2003 Kymco Venox 250

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2010 Honda CBF125 front end tweaked


Hi, Sach if you have a minor accident, lay your bike down and the front end gets 'TWEAKED" where the front wheel is going in one direction and your handlebars are going in the opposite direction, despair not, there is a quick fix.
1. If your handlebars are turning right turn the front end all the way to the right making contact with the fork stop. Find the 10:00 o'clock position on the front wheel and give it a good swift kick with your foot, put the front wheel in a straight-forward position and eyeball the orientation of the handlebar. Usually, it only takes one or two kicks to get everything back to normal. If you overshoot, no big scare, just turn the front end all the way to the left fork stop and find the 2:00 o'clock position and give it a soft kick.
2. If your handlebars are turning left turn the front end all the way to the left fork stop. Find the 2:00 o'clock position on the front wheel and give it a good swift kick with your foot, put the front wheel in a straight-forward position and eyeball the orientation of the handlebar. Usually, it only takes one or two kicks to get everything back to normal. If you overshoot, no big scare, just turn the front end all the way to the right fork stop and find the 10:00 o'clock position and give it a soft kick.
Continue the process until you are comfortable with the alignment. It's always a good idea to retorque any accessible handlebar riser bolts as well as the upper and lower fork clamps to proper book specs.
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Jul 08, 2012 | 2010 Honda CBF125

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I inherited a suzuki burgman 400 scooter(not sure of what year it is) from my father in law. We can't get it started. I turn the key on and there is power but I can't seem to find the right switch...


This may not help but here goes.

The button for starting bikes is usually on the right handlebar under the light switch. I had a Suzuki that wouldn't start unless you pulled the clutch in (Left handlebar, lever in front of grip). Make sure the red kill switch is on too (right handlebar).

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Jun 26, 2011 | Suzuki Mirage 650 Motorcycles

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The front tire and the handle bar are not turning together. When I turn left or right the handlebar is all that moves. The front tire is just kind of "there". How do i get the two connected so...


Depending on how old your bike is there is an allen head or a nut at the top of your handlebar that when adjusted properly tightens the stem of the handle bar. You just have to tighten it down. Most use metric allen wrenches or sockets.

Mar 05, 2011 | Cycling

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The bike idles great as long as the handlebars arestraight or turned to the right but when you turn the bars to the left it start reving up. check the cable it as no signs of a problem.


The cable is probably fine but it is not properly routed through the frame . When you turn the handlebar the cable is being pulled out of the top of the carburetor causing the motorcycle to rev up. You may have to remove the tank and experiment with cable routing to keep the handlebars from pulling the carburetor slide up from the idle position.

Oct 27, 2010 | 2002 Honda CR 250 R

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My bike is dying at low revs in 30 zones and smells of petrol


its running too rich , too much fuel and needs tuning .

Sep 26, 2009 | 2000 Triumph Sprint ST

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yes both lights are supposed to be on inc low/high beam. the pass switch is supposed to flash the main beam as you said,check the loom at the lights for loose wires or butchery. the choke is on the left hand side of the fairing by your knee. to adjust the tick over if you look under the carbs on the left hand side you will see a wheel on the end of a cable adjust this to turn the tick over down...hope this helps

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No problem just done top end rebuild


Just ride it normally. Avoid super high revs when the bike is not in gear and using the power.

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Apr 02, 2009 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 125

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