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If you have shorted the polarity of the battery, you have probably damaged a diode in the voltage regulator...You should be showing better than 13 volts DC at the battery terminals while the engine is running...Use a digital meter to check it.....If you unplug the harness coming from the engine to the Voltage regulator...You should be showing better than 50 volts AC at the engine harness while the engine is running...Be sure your meter is on AC setting when testing the stator harness...Also be careful doing this test as a possibility of electrical shock exist...Be careful not to short any terminals.........

Motorcycles | Answered 32 minutes ago | 14 views


The two main things an engine needs to run is fuel and spark. If your sure the two are ok then get a base line. Remove the spark plug. Does the engine turn over? If it does, check the intake manifold for cracks. If that is ok then suspect timing.

Honda... | Answered 14 hours ago | 23 views


The Suzuki GS500 may just need new spark plugs. This is an older bike. If the plugs check out you may want to look around. I don't know how much you know or how far you want to go but. A loose timing chain or sprocket, bad spark plugs, leaking intake manifold, old gas or dirty/faulty carb can cause this symptom.

Suzuki... | Answered 15 hours ago | 34 views


Over filled and excess oil being burnt in the cylinder.
Drain some oil and refill to the correct level.

2007 KTM 50... | Answered 21 hours ago | 61 views


May be something as simple as spark plug worn... Re gap it or replace it with a new one.

Motorcycles | Answered 22 hours ago | 183 views


If it is a pattern part (Not Genuine) it may not be made to the same tolerances. You could try lightly rubbing the outside of the condenser casing with some abrasive paper.
It may also help to cool the condenser causing it to contract slightly.

2005 Tomos Se... | Answered 22 hours ago | 40 views


Check drive chain tension and lubrication. Also check for excess wear on drive sprocket.

Kymco Xciting... | Answered 22 hours ago | 32 views


Water ingress is common. You can sometimes get away with a squirt of WD40 or similar which can loosen any corrosion and get the switch working again. If you have the confidence to then strip the switch gear down and clean the contacts with a bit of wet & dry paper.

1999 Triumph... | Answered 22 hours ago | 31 views


1) Do you have enough fuel in the tank?
2) Is there any sign of rust in the tank?... If yes then it may be that the dirt/rust is clogging the pickup. To rectify this drain the tank, coat the inside with "Pepseal" and refill the tank :-)

Motorcycles | Answered 22 hours ago | 20 views


I don't understand the question?
More detail needed.

Motorcycles | Answered 22 hours ago | 18 views


You say it wont start but you don't say if its spinning over?
If it is you need to look deeper...
Is the bike delivering fuel? Is there a spark?

Moto Motorcycles | Answered 22 hours ago | 26 views


you should actually ride it a bit first. then make all the adjustments. if it darts you load up on the front track spring if the rear bttoms on a good bump load up the rear spring a notch

Motorcycles | Answered Yesterday | 22 views


If high beam is working then ground is not the problem. You will need to start at the head lamp and use a multimeter to test for continuity. If the bulb passes you will need to work backwards towards the switch and test for power and proper operation. Poor or burned connection, bad wire, faulty switch could all be possibilities.

Road Motorcycles | Answered Yesterday | 23 views


See the videos and the SeaDoo forum

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Yes, the manuals specifically states to pinch it. It's about filling every cavity that may have water in it that could freeze. By leaving that hose un-clamped the antifreeze might not make it high enough to fill every void. I think the 720 will require 4 clamps to properly winterize. On the large black lines I use flat jaw vise grips, much easier. The I use the little jobbies on the clear and small black lines under the head pipe and lower drain. A freezing climate is not the place to cut corners on winterizing.

Winterization Sportster 1800

Motorcycles | Answered Yesterday | 20 views

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