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Hi, Anonymous it's behind the left side panel, for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Hi, Brendan for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2010 Yamaha... | 139 views | 1 helpful votes


Plugs are under coils - remove each coil to access the plugs with plug wrench and 6" extension to ratchet. https://www.6ya.com/callphilipforhelp

Motorcycles | 226 views | 1 helpful votes


Hi, Greg love that name, engine "BOG" is mainly caused by a rich air and lean fuel condition but it can also be caused by a lean air and rich fuel condition this situation rarely occurs and is only caused by the misinformed weekend warrior that owns a toolbox. If the bike has been sitting for months or years you will have to completely disassemble the carburetor and submerge the parts (except rubber parts) in "Carburetor Dip" It usually comes in a gallon bucket with a wire mesh basket that can be purchased at any automotive store. If it is not the above scenario then the following explanation will apply.
The more you open your throttle the more vacuum you are creating in your carburetor venturi and your intake manifold. When you are operating at higher RPM any unmetered air that leaks into your system can become more obvious.
Unmetered air is the air that is getting into your system after the fuel has been delivered. If you have unmetered air getting into your system between the butterfly/slide of the carburetor and the cylinder head this will create a lean condition.
All of the rubber components of the fuel system like vacuum hoses and intake manifold that you mount the carburetor to are made of rubber. If none of these components has been changed they are more than likely highly degraded and probably cracked in places to allow unwanted-unmetered-contaminated air into the combustion chamber. Check all of your vacuum lines and vacuum plugs for carburetor synchronization. The vacuum plugs are in the head just after the rubber intake manifolds. The petcock has a vacuum line as well as part of the emission system.
1. Check the intake manifold for fissures.
2. Ensure the bands used to tighten the manifolds down on the intake are secure and have not bound up the manifold.
3. Make sure air box fittings are not warped and fit completely over the carburetor.
Your airbox is metering air and is the first step in the process of consuming air and fuel. The system requires the resistance of the air filter in order to get the proper vacuum to "SUCK" the fuel out of the float bowl and create the proper venturi effect.
Improper mounting and sealing of the airbox will create a small lean effect. This might seem like no big deal but you are inviting dust and debris in your engine that is doing slow damage by not having proper fitment. Fix it so you know it's not contributing to your issue. Pick the low-hanging fruit first.
Do not go and start adjusting anything at this point. It ran fine before. There is something wrong with the assembly or a component. Do not adjust your floats. Get it back to where it was. The moment you start tweaking everything is the moment you lose OEM settings which are a must-have for fine-tuning and maximum performance.
Fine-tuning your carburetor and multi carb syncing come at the very end following the proper procedure established by the Carburetor Gods.
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2001 Honda CMX... | 143 views | 1 helpful votes


You should be able to adjust the clutch cable from the top by the clutch lever on the handlebars. There should be a thumb screw at the end of the lever.

Motorcycles | 464 views | 1 helpful votes


Sounds like a voltage regulator problem....clicking at the starter solenoid is an indication of a dead battery....since You are not mechanically able to trouble shoot the voltage regulator problem Your cheapest fix will be to wire a Battery Tender to the battery and charge it overnight....Make sure the Fluid Level in the Battery is Correct.......

Big Motorcycles | 492 views | 1 helpful votes


try changing the gear oil it needs run till it gets the gum off the shafts etc inside the gear case

2007 Suzuki... | 400 views | 1 helpful votes


Hi, Mike it has an Allen set screw that keeps the nut from backing off, for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Look for intake leaks spray carb cleaner around the intake boots being careful not to get any near the mouth of the carbs. If there is a leak the rpms will change. Check the pipes careful not to get burnt but check for the same temperature on both pipes. If one is a lot hotter. You have a problem with the colder cylinder(compression, spark or air fuel mixture) If it has all 3 of those in the correct specification it will run. If all that checks out then sync the carbs. 2nd response: The timing gets a signal from the pickup coil. That could be bad. If it is single coil it will affect both cylinders. Both fire at the same time. One plug is a wasted spark because it is on the exhaust stroke. Dual pick up coils would fire each cylinder independent of the other. You could also check the fuel lines and make sure there is no obstruction or drawing in air. Check the float height to see that your bowls aren't running out of fuel. I should have mentioned this first but make sure your plugs and wires are in god shape. If it is hard to start and gets worse the warmer the engine gets check the valve lash. Hope that helps. I am out of ideas on what it could be if not any of those.

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Hi, Sean, you need to perform the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12.5 volts or better after charging and it must be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test you may have cursory readings of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries have this issue more so than lead-acid types.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Hook up battery positive cable, then with your multimeter on the milliamp scale connect one lead to the negative battery post and the other lead to the ground cable. The meter should read 3 milliamps or less, 10 milliamps with a radio, 15 milliamps with radio and CB. If your multimeter reads higher you need to isolate the circuit by pulling fuses and circuit breakers one at a time and observe multimeter for a drop in amperage then get out your test light and track down the short in that circuit.
5. Hook up the multimeter to the battery set it to DC volts and start the engine if multimeter falls below 9.0 volts while cranking you need to perform a proper load test on the battery and replace if necessary.
6. With the engine running at 3600 RPM, the battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
7. Unplug the voltage regulator from the alternator at crankcase by the front of the primary cover.
8. To test the voltage regulator go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
9. With the multimeter set to the ohms scale, with one lead grounded, touch an alternator pin ohmmeter should read infinity, if not replace the stator.
10. With both leads touching alternator pins, multimeter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace the stator.
11. With the multimeter set on AC volts scale, both leads touching alternator pins multimeter should read 16 to 20 volts AC for every 1000 RPM'S 1989 and later and 19 to 26 volts AC for every 1000 RPM. If not replace the rotor.
12. Check for excessive wattage load from the headlight
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Hi, Forra for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2007 Yamaha V... | 187 views | 1 helpful votes


Hi, Bryan and the usual suspects are:
1. The Run-Off switch is in the Off position.
2. Corroded contacts inside the Run-Off switch need cleaning.
3. A faulty wire from the Run-Off switch to the starter button.
4. Corroded contacts inside the starter button need cleaning.
5. Faulty wire leaving the starter button going to the starter relay.
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2001 Honda Vigor... | 276 views | 1 helpful votes


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Motorcycles | 264 views | 2 helpful votes


Replace bulb, if a broken bulb is not correct check fix point's of the neutral wire to the frame, perhaps rusted

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Check fuel mix for being too lean. It will run hotter. If you are caning it around, they will glow.

Red Motorcycles | 342 views | 1 helpful votes

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