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  1. '81 Suzuki GS 450L first motorcycle

    Hello Everyone. Last summer I bought a GS 450L. This is my first motorcycle, and so far I have been able to get it running. I do have a few questions however. My first question on the bike is pretty simple. Does anyone know the model number on the carbs? I know they are Mikuni Carbs, but I don't...
  2. 2006 VStar 1100 running rough, will not run without choke

    I have a 2006 VStar 1100 with straight racing pipes, and a hypercharger. I had it rejetted a few months ago (was running lean) and it has been running fine. A couple of weeks ago it died as I was pulling out of my driveway, restarted then died again further down the road, it bump started, it...
  3. new and throttle trouble

    New Member Pitstop
    Hi guys. I'm new to the motorcycle worworld. I have a 2005 Hyosung gv250. Let's start by it ran perfect at buy. He told me to gas it up cuz it was sitting for a year abd I forgot. The bike stalled. I got gas and jumped it with a car!!!! Got new battery and now it sits idle like a star. If it was...
  4. S50 Amateur, Starting Problem

    Just joined the forum. Hoping to get some advice.Had my 2007 S50 for almost 4 years now, bought it brand new in 2009. Always had to choke my bike hard to get it warmed up. Had some electrical problems initially and replaced the battery (which required extending my leads, neither here nor there)...
  5. GS500F Choke issue!!!

    New Member Pitstop
    So, today I decided I wanted to take a bike ride by the beach! However, when I tried starting my bike, the choke would not engage! So here is what I did... I added gas.. Pulled the choke about 1/3 of the way Started the bike with fuel valve set to 'on' Bike turned over..but stopped shortly...
  6. V star starting problems and noises

    Mechanics Corner
    Hello: New to the forum and I am stumped with a problem with my new bike. To start with I am very well versed in the old school bikes pre 70's and I have just bought a 1998 Yamaha v star 650 from my nephew. Problem....when cold to start it I have to open the air filter housing and use my hand as...