• R6 not starting. Throwing a code 11?

    Hi guys. I have a 2005 r6. My radiator fan hasn’t been working for some time till so today I went to check it out. When I pulled in the driveway for some reason I used the kickstand to turn the bike off which I never do. I checked the relay for the radiator and it’s poked for sure but when I went to start the bike... show more
    Hi guys. I have a 2005 r6. My radiator fan hasn’t been working for some time till so today I went to check it out. When I pulled in the driveway for some reason I used the kickstand to turn the bike off which I never do. I checked the relay for the radiator and it’s poked for sure but when I went to start the bike it’s not throwing a code 11. I’ve looked it up but don’t see how it suddenly happened. Any ideas? Cheers. Luke
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Would it save lives if "Smart" [IT] motorcycle helmets could automatically contact the emergency services when you crashed on you bike?

    Best answer: It may save some lives, if it saves only one life then it would surely have proved itself. I imagine that using similar technology to that which is already available in some cars would work, you might need to introduce other features to prevent false alarms – And obviously avoid having the equipment causing or... show more
    Best answer: It may save some lives, if it saves only one life then it would surely have proved itself.

    I imagine that using similar technology to that which is already available in some cars would work, you might need to introduce other features to prevent false alarms – And obviously avoid having the equipment causing or provoking injury.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Any way to keep my hands warmer? (details below)?

    Best answer: I grab a cylinder at stops. It Does Work, better than Nuthin'. Cools that hot running Vee-Twin , also. Riders must be tough; only if your hands cramp and don't grip any longer should you go to fur lined gloves or something. Electric gloves Work, Yes, But, those Wires. You Will eventually break... show more
    Best answer: I grab a cylinder at stops. It Does Work, better than Nuthin'. Cools that hot running Vee-Twin , also.

    Riders must be tough; only if your hands cramp and don't grip any longer should you go to fur lined gloves or something.

    Electric gloves Work, Yes, But, those Wires. You Will eventually break them as you Will forget they are attached. They are also $80, Used. Buys a lot of gas, I'd rather pull over and warm up in a Circle K and buy a coffee. If you get them, grease outside of the coaxial plugs ( the power side) with light wax, like a generic, no scent, anti-perspirant so they slip off easily.

    Possibly battery operated? Can get a "brick "of batteries free w/purchase at times at Harbor Freight.

    Or, get a windshield. I can get a quick-detach one for $45 on EBay.
    18 answers · 6 days ago
  • Are all 16mm kick start levers universal?

    I have a chinese dirtbike and when i went to my local dirt bike parts store they asked what bike i had and i said it was a chinese bike and they said they wouldnt have any that would work. But to my understanding there are other dirtbikes that use a 16mm kickstart so if i say i have a normal brand bike that also... show more
    I have a chinese dirtbike and when i went to my local dirt bike parts store they asked what bike i had and i said it was a chinese bike and they said they wouldnt have any that would work. But to my understanding there are other dirtbikes that use a 16mm kickstart so if i say i have a normal brand bike that also uses 16mm would it fit my chinese bike?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why don’t motorcycles get pulled over as often?

    Best answer: False premise.
    Best answer: False premise.
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • How easy to drive Motorcycle?

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  • Where is the battery in a wr 125?

    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • New Mikuni carb having ideal and cold start issues?

    Harley sportster 1200s 1998. I had my shop install a new mikuni carb in my bike and I’m not sure if it’s the shops lack of ability or know how to tune a carb or what but it’s brand new jets plugs petcock vacuum line throttle cable choke cable and I had the intake seals replaced yet the bike is having major issues... show more
    Harley sportster 1200s 1998. I had my shop install a new mikuni carb in my bike and I’m not sure if it’s the shops lack of ability or know how to tune a carb or what but it’s brand new jets plugs petcock vacuum line throttle cable choke cable and I had the intake seals replaced yet the bike is having major issues at cold start ideal. I have to have the choke out with the nut turned all the way up to 3000 just to keep it running for about 25 mins. Once I start to take off it’s as if I’m starving for gas or getting too much air. Pleas help
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • I’m a younger gal I’ve always loved motorcycles. Im considering getting a bike but dont know what would be best for someone with little exp?

    Best answer: You need a bike that you can upright from its side. So forget the big heavy monster bikes. You need a bike that will not let you act like an idiot. Something around 350 - 400 cc is about right. Plus you need to check seat height. If you can not sit on the seat and easily get your feet to the ground to... show more
    Best answer: You need a bike that you can upright from its side. So forget the big heavy monster bikes. You need a bike that will not let you act like an idiot. Something around 350 - 400 cc is about right. Plus you need to check seat height. If you can not sit on the seat and easily get your feet to the ground to stabilize it when you stop then the seat is too high. Check out BMWs. Lastly, the insurance is going to be painful so you might check on that before you go buy one.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the piece that connects the visor to my motorcycle helmet called?

    Best answer: Helmet parts can be had from dealers... sometimes... especially for the more expensive helmets: Arai, Schuberth, Shoei. You don't tell us your make and model helmet. Another possibility is a dealer who's cannibalized a same make / model helmet for parts... again, more likely with higher-end helmets. You... show more
    Best answer: Helmet parts can be had from dealers... sometimes... especially for the more expensive helmets: Arai, Schuberth, Shoei. You don't tell us your make and model helmet. Another possibility is a dealer who's cannibalized a same make / model helmet for parts... again, more likely with higher-end helmets. You might get lucky on e-bay. You can also call / email dealers and, like, ask. The part may be called a pivot retainer, retainer pivot, or something similar. Spend some quality time with Google, dude.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Will I get a new helmet from the car that hit me insurance?

    I was knocked off my motorcycle yesterday and it was a case of driver not looking and hitting my rear as I passed. Can’t see how I could have avoided it, but I flew over the bars and took a tumble, I’m not badly injured just bruising and road rash. But my helmet took a nasty hit and is all scraped up and unusable... show more
    I was knocked off my motorcycle yesterday and it was a case of driver not looking and hitting my rear as I passed. Can’t see how I could have avoided it, but I flew over the bars and took a tumble, I’m not badly injured just bruising and road rash. But my helmet took a nasty hit and is all scraped up and unusable again. Will his insurance pay for a new helmet or will this come out of my pocket?
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago