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Honda... | Answered on Sep 22, 2019

sounds like exhaust valve in hanging up and it should go away after it is warmed up

Honda... | Answered on Sep 22, 2019

Things to check:
So we need three things for the engine to run,
1) Air
2) Fuel
3) Spark
Timing of these is essential and the assumption is that the timing is correct.

Sounds like you have two of three, air and spark however the fuel seems to be restricted. From the description it sounds like the engine runs until the fuel in the carburetors is gone then a trickle of fuel eventually fills then up over time.
Check that the fuel line flows enough fuel to keep up with the needed.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 21, 2019

Check the battery voltage; no more than 14.5volts or the battery will boil.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 18, 2019

when was the last time the valve clearances were checked and adjusted?

Honda... | Answered on Sep 17, 2019

i have searched the web , as i'm sure you have to, and can not find anything relating to this issue, i would contact honda motorcyle dealer and either get them to do it or get a driver's manual or just live with it,sorry could'nt have been more helpful

Honda... | Answered on Sep 15, 2019

check for two things -1.the bulb if its okay
2.replace neutral switch.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019

honda of that brand normal has problem of burning start ting coil,when the coil is hot it short and goes off,replace it.

Honda... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019

take a look at this youtube it is for swapping out the fork but he changes the seal so he has to refill it and then you see how to check the level. good luck.


Honda... | Answered on Sep 06, 2019

Hi, Dickson and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. A failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, stator, magneto, ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Faulty neutral, side stand or clutch lever safety switch.
10. Faulty or corroded kill switch.
11. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
13. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
14. Fuel tank empty.
15. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked, loosen the gas cap and go for a test ride.
16. A failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
17. Vacuum line from the intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
18. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
19. Petcock clogged or damaged.
20. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
21. Catastrophic engine failure, perform a compression test.
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Honda... | Answered on Aug 29, 2019

Wow, that is a big drop in voltage when you energize the starter. Can you turn the engine by putting the bike in 4th and pushing it? That checks for a tight or seized engine.

Another thing you can do is remove the plugs and crank it. That removes compression load.

Were the battery contacts and wires, wire brushed and coated with vaseline?

Remove the starter and check the operation. Make sure all the contacts are cleaned and greased.

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Honda... | Answered on Aug 22, 2019

The internal design of a motorcycle ignition switch is typically complex and often is at least two independent switches working together. Where electronic immobilisers are concerned there is sometimes an in-built resistance the system must "see" before it will work.

Bypassing the switch safely would not be easy even with a wiring diagram and truth table and I suggest you don't try.

Honda... | Answered on Aug 19, 2019

that looks like a compatibility issue
check the user manual if u have it or get one from https://www.reliable-store.com/

Honda... | Answered on Aug 12, 2019

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Honda... | Answered on Aug 01, 2019

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