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When all else fails, read the Owner's Manual and the Service Manual, in that order. As men, we tend to think we should know how to do it, that we were born with these skills in our DNA. Not! Take some time and read.
Power seems to run out early running through the
Hello...from your comment it sounds like your bike needs a valve adjustment. The "hollow" sound in the exhaust and the powerband loss is usually a good indication of this. Have you had them adjusted lately? This first adjustment should be done at 5000 miles and then every 7500 miles there after.
The settings are:
Intake .003 - .005
Exhaust .007 - .009
Always set valves on a COLD engine.
I hope this helps...good luck with your bike.
05 crf 250x ran out of oil and now is knocking .only at idol
Sounds like a faulty connecting rod at it's beginning. This knocking will escalate with use to louder knocking.Take off the cylinder head's cover, the camshafts and the chain tensioner to check them for damage. If they are ok it would be wise to proceed to an overhaul repair and check everything inside and replace the connecting rod with a new one.
Won't start-If I take the
Yes but not recommended, as it may spike the regulator and cause it to stop charging.
Better to check battery voltage with a multi meter.
around 12v engine stopped , and will rise when engine is started and revved to 13 or14v
Need a manual for a
You can order an owners manual from the dealer. If you are looking for a certified shop manual for your model... you can also order that from a dealer or, go to craigslist.com or Ebay.com and find them there. Some of these manuals are even on CD. hope this helps :)
How often should I change
depends on the oil if you use synthetic every 3000 but reg oil it depends on the way you ride but between 700 to 1500 would be better on the bike i use 20/50 amsoil synthetic and its great for 3000
My bike has sat for
Ok mate few things to consider here, if the bike has been non started and stationary for a year there is a very good chance that one of the following or all of the following has occurred.
Your battery is dead (they don't like just sitting - doesn't matter new or old, if left for extensive time they will die)
Your gear / motor oil would be useless - oil can not just sit in bottom of bike for a year it would be glue
Your carbi would be blocked or partially blocked from fuel gum or varnish in jets
If you like this bike I highly recommend oil and filter change, New spark plug (put about 10 drops of oil down the spark plug hole before you put new spark plug back in to lube the piston)
clean air filter (or fit new one) Remove carbi and compressed air clean all jets especially the pilot jet and circuit and stick in a new battery
Once all done for the fist start I would find a nice safe hill and push start it. in my experience under this circumstances if you rely on the electric starter you may find you burn it out trying to start so give at least few minutes running motor to flush everything through before trying to electric start would be your best bet
When you get it going I would dump the oil and oil filter again after 2 hours ride time to confirm all the old expired oil is flushed out - just to be safe
good luck regards Jamie
I have a suzuki boulevard
It sounds like it is time for a new battery. While the regulator could have been damaged during the jumping procedure, the symptoms you've outlined still point to a bad battery. Motorcycle batteries do not fair well from a complete discharge. Sometimes removing the all of the acid and replacing with new acid will provide another year of service, but not always.
My reasoning for the thinking it is the battery is because of it not being kept charged over the winter and it was working fine before then (charging system usually does not get damaged from non-use). If the bike died when you removed the cable while it was idling, this would suggest the battery as well as a magneto based charging system is very weak at idle and relies on the battery to supplement it during periods of idle. To test my theory, jump the bike off, rev it to 1200 to 1500 RPM and disconnect the jumper cable. If the bike continues to run but dies when you let it idle, then the charging system is functioning and the battery needs to be replaced.
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