Gsx 1400 bad running

Gsx 1400 bad running

Have had a lot fueling problems with gsx 1400 got them sorted but now have noticed sometimes it won’t start or runs awful then opened fuel cap close it and it runs fine any ideas why this is happening cheers


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GS550 Head Wrecker

GS550 Head Wrecker

After a long time in storage working on bringing a 1983 Suzuki GS550 back to life. Carbs have been fully cleaned, a few times now.


Bike starts but as soon as it heats up climbs in revs and sits about 5k. Cylinder 4 seems to be cold and not firing. It has two carbs feeding 4 cylinders and the other cylinder from this carb seems to be getting fuel and firing. Similarly it has two coil packs and the other cylinder with the same coil pack is firing.


When out of the cylinder plug appears to be sparking. All other plugs have slight purplish coloration on electrode which I a**ume is causing by spark and not cylinder temp. Is it possible that a coil could still give enough to cause a spark but break down as it heats up in operation? I’m at my wit’s end with it. Any suggestions?


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h2 zxr 750

h2 zxr 750

well folks hope ye all keeping safe and well,


i am about to buy a 1990 zxr 750 h2 model from england, she is not starting,


the owner has replaced plugs leads,cd1


there is no spark all lights work just no spark what do ye think it is ?


clean bike with 50k miles only off the road 8 weeks,he says a wiring issue not mechanical ,what to try ?


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Carburetor help

Carburetor help

Lads, quick question, I’ve refitted the carbs to the baby Gixxer and I’m not sure where two pipes go.

On the carbs there’s a pipe in the centre of them up at the top (connects to a T piece which is joining the carbs) and the second is below it (same is connected to a T piece connecting the bottom of the carbs) What pipes connect to these? I presume one is fuel feed and second is a breather pipe?


Also from the fuel tap on the tank – small pipe goes to top of carb- where does the main thicker pipe go on the carbs?


I can get the bike to start but it was revving to 7k which I presume is an air leak. If I put enough juice in the carbs it will start and idle normally


I didn’t pull these apart so not sure where they go and I can’t find the manual I had back in 2003.


I’ll take a few pics later if it’s any help.


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Lead or dead

Lead or dead

Hi guys,

Quick question I a**ume 🤣 do you do or do you dont add lead or an additive to a 1986 honda rebel cmx 450 us import? No info on hanes manual or the net.

Good luck with this.

Cheers :bikerie:


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Brake disc free play

Brake disc free play

Hey lads, I’ve noticed this evening that there is rotational free play in both my front discs at the bobbins. As in, if i hold the disc like a steering wheel, I can turn it left and right very slightly. While stationary with the brake applied, if I rock the bike forward and backward the discs are making a clicking noise. I believe a certain amount of free play is expected in the bobbins but how much is too much. And should there be any free play in this direction? Thanks.


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Replacement Fork seals for Bmw r1150gs

Replacement Fork seals for Bmw r1150gs

Hi Guys,Just wondering with all this current downtime would it be a good time to do a job on replacing fork seals in a 2001 1150gs,does anyone on here ever done this?easy job?Looks like i can pull the tubes from the top yoke and not remove tyres callipers etc etc .tryin to save a little cash but still do a proper job ,Any links, help, advice would be really appreciated .thanks in advance


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