• How long do motorcycles last assuming if drive normal and maintain it properly?

    Can they last over 100k miles like cars? I don't rev the engine or accelerate like crazy when I am driving, how will this translate to a motorcycle?
    Can they last over 100k miles like cars? I don't rev the engine or accelerate like crazy when I am driving, how will this translate to a motorcycle?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to get the color I want?

    I'm looking at buying a new 2017 or 2018 Suzuki Boulevard C50T, but I want the color scheme of the 2006 bike. What are my options? Serious answers and suggestions only.
    I'm looking at buying a new 2017 or 2018 Suzuki Boulevard C50T, but I want the color scheme of the 2006 bike. What are my options? Serious answers and suggestions only.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Motorcycle folk-can you confirm if in your opinion are we off in thinking a 3 wheel bike would be easier to handle than a 2 wheel bike?

    Best answer: Trikes are popular with motorcyclists who due to illness or injury can't support a bike when they come to a halt, but a poor second for those who can - they're heavier, can't filter in traffic because of the width etc., you have none of the advantages of a bike and have to adjust to a car-like riding... show more
    Best answer: Trikes are popular with motorcyclists who due to illness or injury can't support a bike when they come to a halt, but a poor second for those who can - they're heavier, can't filter in traffic because of the width etc., you have none of the advantages of a bike and have to adjust to a car-like riding style.
    Conventional "tricycle" geometry makes them awful through bends, inherently unstable under braking (see Reliant Robin...), two-front, single-rear are much better in this respect and have the advantage of a central power delivery under acceleration, so no (or less) tendency to slew on uneven surfaces under Firm Acceleration (the reason most of us like bikes!) - but they're very car-like, e.g. the old Morgan 3-wheelers.
    15 answers · 5 days ago
  • How many mods can be done to a cheap motorcycle?

    How many mods can be done to a cheap motorcycle?

    Best answer: depends on cheap motorcycle, where you live -if it requires inspections, cost or source of modifications. Is the 'cheap' motorcycle some kindof Mainland Chinese copy of good Japanese motorcycle? and you have a wrecked, good engine yet, no title Japanese motorcycle of original copied chinese model? then... show more
    Best answer: depends on cheap motorcycle, where you live -if it requires inspections, cost or source of modifications. Is the 'cheap' motorcycle some kindof Mainland Chinese copy of good Japanese motorcycle? and you have a wrecked, good engine yet, no title Japanese motorcycle of original copied chinese model? then buying the 'cheap' Chinese model with rep for blowing up engine may make sense- you'll be changing engine anyway for the good one. Or maybe a soon to be stolen parts donor motorcycle that can donate a lot of parts to your cosmetic project- that is cheap source of parts. Insurance impound auction can provide titleless bunch of parts cheap- mix and match something with title and you're on the road with a little 'Rat' bike cheap. Might even be able to get plates for a impound rescue- My old R50/2 came from police impound, was back on road 2 weeks later with salvage parts from different brands, inspection, paperwork some extra processing fees and license plated, legal to ride- put a few miles in the old /2, couple seasons riding until speed limit went bacjk to 65.70 from the 55 mph save fuel limit. You can 'Mod' a cheap motorcycle as much as you want and can afford-- and depending on source of supply (midnight Auto and cycle supply?) can be very cheap mods. Just like old hot rod days late 1950s- small block chevy engine in old Ford Flathead projects, how much did the small block chevy engine cost? 6 pack of beer, 3 minutes with wire cutters to hot wire and then the motor mount and bell houseing plate kit? Crate engine from chevy dealer would be $500.00 then maybe- adapters, mounts were $49.95 so 1/10 cost for stolen engine to be fitted. early 1970s when Honda 750-4 came with front disc brake- how much does it cost to get same kind of front end on Harley? Hint- Timken bearing kit for Honda fork neck to fit Harley frame was about $20.00 at some of chopper supply shops. Number of kits sold in Chicago area was about same number of stolen Honda 4s, number of recovered,stolen Honda 4s with missing front ends was another close number. Did some inspections of recovered stolen Honda that had been financed and required insurance-- could find old Harley sportie front ends with drum brakes relatively cheap, some of springer front ends with spool hubs, no front brakes originally made as custom for Harley image riders could be found used relatively cheap also. Honda 750-4 'chopprers/bob jobs' featured no front brakes, chromed springers or occassionly 21 inch wheel with small front drum brakes- found cheap at chopper supply shop, low miles tradeins.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Will motorcycle battery be good in the morning after cold night?

    These days are getting really cold as they should. But now nights here are getting down to late 30 and low 40 degrees. If I ride the motorcycle awhile in evening and/or night, and it's gets this cold, will the battery ( likely) not work in the morning? Should I unhook it and keep the battery in the warm house... show more
    These days are getting really cold as they should. But now nights here are getting down to late 30 and low 40 degrees. If I ride the motorcycle awhile in evening and/or night, and it's gets this cold, will the battery ( likely) not work in the morning? Should I unhook it and keep the battery in the warm house or is it fine to leave it in the motorcycle?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • I have a GMI 50cc scooter,it ran fine before I turned it off It turns over and the fuse is good but I'm not getting spark to the plug?

    Best answer: Dont even troubleshoot. Replace the plug, the CDI module and the ignition coil. These Chinese scooters have crap parts.
    Best answer: Dont even troubleshoot. Replace the plug, the CDI module and the ignition coil. These Chinese scooters have crap parts.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • If the Suzuki Hayabusa reaches its top speed limited at 186 mph and with the rpm in redline, then could it run much more...?

    Best answer: I believe that top speed in top gear is reached way before the red line on the rev counter. The speed is limited by the power being able to overcome the forces which are trying to slow it which is mainly the air resistance. Components, like tyres and wheels may not be suited to the increased heat and forces placed... show more
    Best answer: I believe that top speed in top gear is reached way before the red line on the rev counter. The speed is limited by the power being able to overcome the forces which are trying to slow it which is mainly the air resistance. Components, like tyres and wheels may not be suited to the increased heat and forces placed on them at a higher speed.
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Riding motorcycle from LA to Palm Springs?

    As a newly licensed rider is that too much for me?
    As a newly licensed rider is that too much for me?
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can you call a motorcycle an automobile?

    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • Help! My 2005 Kawasaki Er5 engine floods while I'm riding it, causing the bike to keep conking out, any ideas?

    Best answer: Remove the carb and adjust the float chamber height, plus examine the needle valve for wear. If you're not sure of the procedure take it to a dealer. The ER5 is a very simple, old school engine so it shouldn't cost much too fix.
    Best answer: Remove the carb and adjust the float chamber height, plus examine the needle valve for wear. If you're not sure of the procedure take it to a dealer. The ER5 is a very simple, old school engine so it shouldn't cost much too fix.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • For Honda Reflex NSS 250 owners?

    I have a 2003 Honda Reflex scoot. What is the correct v-belt size like, for example, the original OEM size? I m replacing a shredded belt with a 906 22.5 and seems too small?
    I have a 2003 Honda Reflex scoot. What is the correct v-belt size like, for example, the original OEM size? I m replacing a shredded belt with a 906 22.5 and seems too small?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • 49 cc 2 stroke Chinese pocket rocket died and wont start.?

    I have a little 2 stroke 49 cc Chinese pocket bike and I was riding it last weekend and in the middle of riding it just shut off and wont start again . Put a new plug in it and still won't start . When I pull the pull start it's easy to pull like normal so I don't believe the motor is locked or anything... show more
    I have a little 2 stroke 49 cc Chinese pocket bike and I was riding it last weekend and in the middle of riding it just shut off and wont start again . Put a new plug in it and still won't start . When I pull the pull start it's easy to pull like normal so I don't believe the motor is locked or anything but I can't figure it out . This is my first 2 stroke toy so I'm fairly new to this please help so I can enjoy my mini bike again .
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is it legal to drive my scooter in the bike lane in San Francisco?

    Best answer: No, a 125cc scooter is considered a motor vehicle and it is not legal to use the bicycle lane unless you turning or entering/leaving the roadway.
    Best answer: No, a 125cc scooter is considered a motor vehicle and it is not legal to use the bicycle lane unless you turning or entering/leaving the roadway.
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • What do you do when coming to a stop on a manual? I can't find this anywhere?

    When you are coming to a stop on a manual (dirtbike) do you pull the breaks and downshift? im really confused
    When you are coming to a stop on a manual (dirtbike) do you pull the breaks and downshift? im really confused
    6 answers · 6 days ago