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Did you rejet for the foam filter, you must go richer on the mains. And paper filters are completely adequate for most every type of bike, using foam or other so called performance filters on bikes can cause carb mixture issues and do nothing to increase power, rode 50 years so know a thing or two about bikes.

Motorcycles | Answered 3 hours ago


It is usually on the frame around the yoke on the frame near the front forks.

kawasaki... | Answered 3 hours ago


Every motorcycle from Yamaha I have owned has a tool kit. It is usually located under the seat or under the battery.

Yamaha... | Answered 10 hours ago


Not necessarily, but in many cases. A compression test would be a better way to determine if the head gasket or the valves or piston rings are the problem. If you have a failed head gasket and it is bad in an area that is not near the water jacket, you could have gasket failure without water in the oil. Look on the inside of the filler cap for a foamy or frothy white appearance - that is how you know if there is a water jacket head gasket leak. You might want to verify the coolant level to determine if you are leaking water somewhere.

Honda... | Answered 12 hours ago


Contact Defiant directly to inquire.

Motorcycles | Answered 14 hours ago


I take it you can get it to start with a little throttle applied. Most motorcycles do not have a true choke, but rather than that enrich the fuel/air mix to get the same results. I think you're on the right track, but if you haven't overhauled a carb on a bike before you should pay a motorcycle mechanic to fix this.

Motorcycles | Answered 14 hours ago


I can't tell you how you completed the wiring, but try a local Kawasaki dealer or contact Kawasaki for the service manual.

kawasaki... | Answered 14 hours ago


Pay the mechanic at the dealer. I do not recommend removing the front fender as it protects you and the engine from flying road debris. When you don't have a front fender, the tire picks up sand and other small debris and pitches it forward where the particles lose velocity and end up spraying you in the eyes or face. This turns cool into fool in a hurry.

Harley Davidson... | Answered 15 hours ago


If the cooling fan does not come on the problem is probably the sensor on the engine or the one on the radiator.If the fan works properly the thermostat could be stuck.

Honda... | Answered 15 hours ago


yes it needs protocals setting yes it would coause damage

2002 Honda CBR... | Answered 17 hours ago


Typically there are three positions to choose from. On means you are using the main tank. Reserve means reserve tank and off means no fuel available from either tank. the off setting is used when trailering your bike.

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered 18 hours ago


Hi, Heath and the usual suspects are:
1. Improper clutch adjustment or not disengaging.
2. Bent shift shaft.
3. Shift fork bent or seized.
4. Gear seized on the shaft.
5. Gear positioning lever binding.
6. Shift return springs weak or broken.
7. Shift return spring pin loose
8. Shift mechanism arm spring is broken.
9. Shift mechanism arm is broken.
10. Shift drum is broken.
11. The shift lever is loose on the shift shaft.
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2009 Harley... | Answered 19 hours ago


Perhaps you should elaborate further. Is having a Forza 250 F the problem???

Honda... | Answered Yesterday


check the regulator ,it cold be faulty

2011 TVS Scooty... | Answered Yesterday


normally when bikes pops or bang when engine brakes ,you need to adjust the air intake ,ratio

Yamaha... | Answered Yesterday


Check all ground system connections, clean battery terminals and tighten. Check wire terminal connections where any plugs together for looseness or corrosion or partially broken or loose ground.
These problems are time consuming to locate, but once found are simple to fix.

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