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usually a backfire means lean mixture. when was the last time your carbs were cleaned and the intake boots checked for cracks?

Honda... | Answered on Nov 23, 2018


Try this it is very similar to your bike. https://www.dualsportafrica.com/BMW%20F650GS%20Manual.pdf

1998 BMW F 650... | Answered on Nov 22, 2018


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9AfQOrwEeY
Sorry about the religious bit at the beginning of the video. it is not my video.

BMW R 100... | Answered on Nov 22, 2018


Your Cam chain has jumped the cam drive sprocket. The noise you hear is the valve hitting the piston. Do not run the engine! You might be lucky and not bent the valves. Your Cam chain has been let run too loose. You need to strip the top end. Check valves for sealing to check if they have bent. The replace Cam chain/tensioner.

Suzuki... | Answered on Nov 22, 2018


Request directly from manufacturer

Motorcycles | Answered on Nov 22, 2018


Use stockard solvent

Motorcycles | Answered on Nov 22, 2018


- first: get some starter spray and spray some in the air inlet at the air filter - then IMMEDIATELY start it. may need several trials.
- second: push the Vespa in neutral some meters until you reach a certain speed and then switch from neutral to the first or second gear - then push further with some speed until it fires up the engine.
you can do it best on a flat road or even better downhill....



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Vespa... | Answered on Nov 21, 2018


ONE MIGHT THINK A LOCAL DEALER

Motorcycles | Answered on Nov 21, 2018


Disconnect the plugs from the light bulbs. if the fuse stops blowing when you turn on the ignition it is a bulb. It may have blown and shorted the element out inside itself. If the fuse still blows it is probably a wiring problem. Also check rear light bulb for same thing as it is on same circuit.

2001 Honda CBR... | Answered on Nov 21, 2018


It sounds like the wiring harness could have a damaged wire. one of the most common places is where the loom comes out of the headstock. Check the harness for signs of wear. It can't be the main fuse if, by just turning the bars, it works again. It has to be a frayed wire shorting out in my opinion. If you do find a problem, to make it better after repairing get some of that spiral binding used for bookbinding and wrap around the loom where it comes through the headstock for future protection.

1997 Suzuki RF... | Answered on Nov 21, 2018

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