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    Mar 31, 2015

    RV125 - Lost Key, what do I do now? Free Answers at WeeksMotorcycle.com

    Repair Question and Answer: 1973 Suzuki RV125 how do I start it now that I have lost the key?

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    Mar 14, 2015

    RoadStar Wiring Diagram Schematics for Yamaha XV1600 Road Star and Silverado.

    Need a Yamaha - Star Motorcycle RoadStar Wiring Diagram? Here ya go.

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    Mar 14, 2015

    Rim bolt pattern: how do I measure an ATV rim bolt pattern?

    What is a rim bolt pattern and how do you measure it on your atv or atc wheel.

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    Mar 14, 2015

    Serial #

    I bought serial # CT90 170910; Engine serial # CT 90E 171095 Engine is stamped: 89cc; Is it 1968? Kippy.

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    Mar 08, 2015

    Repair Questions Answered Free. Motorcycles, ATVs, Quads, Dirt and Pit bikes.

    Weeks Cycle answers your DIY motorcycle maintenance, restoration and repair questions free of charge.

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    Mar 08, 2015

    Rectifier: Where to find aftermarket or replacement rectifier for a motorcycle?

    Where to find aftermarket or replacement motorcycle rectifier for a Honda Interceptor 750?

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    Mar 08, 2015

    RC09 or RC091 Honda Vehicle Description Code on Magna in Venezuela. More Info?

    Demian in Venezuela needs info on his Honda w/VIN RC09...

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    Mar 08, 2015

    Rancher TRX350 Clutch Slip - Transmission Shifting Problems. WeeksMotorcycle.com

    Repair and Maintenance Questions Answered! Rancher TRX350 Clutch and Trans Problems. Free Answer at WeeksMotorcycle.com!

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    Mar 08, 2015

    Yamaha PW80 Wiring Diagrams. Troubleshoot electrical issues.

    WeeksMotorcycle.com - 2001 PW80 Wiring Diagrams.

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    Mar 07, 2015

    PW50 will only run on full throttle. What should I do? Free Answer.

    Free Answers to Repair Questions: Why will my 2001 PW50 only run while holding full throttle? Electrical Testing. Weeks Motorcycle

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    Mar 07, 2015

    Yamaha PW50 Wiring Diagram. Troubleshoot electrical issues.

    WeeksMotorcycle.com - 2001 dirtbike PW50 Wiring Diagram.

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    Mar 07, 2015

    Yamaha ATV photos, New and Old, Custom and Stock. Side by Side photos too.

    Weeks Motorcycle .com - Yamaha ATV Photos, Pics of Quads and UTV models: New, Old, Custom.

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    Mar 01, 2015

    Piston Position: Motorcycle, dirt bike and quad engine rebuilding.

    What is the proper piston position when reassembling a rebuilt dirtbike engine?

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    Mar 01, 2015

    Phantom 200 motorcycle tire pressure question. Weeks Motorcycle

    Proper Tyre or Tire Pressure for the Honda Phantom 200 model.

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    Mar 01, 2015

    Parts, new or used, for your bike or quad can be found online.

    Where to find used parts for your ATV, ATC, dirt bike, enduro, scooter or motorcycle. Weeks Motorcycle

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    Feb 17, 2015

    Parts request - motorcycle, sportbike, atv, dirt bike and scooter parts.

    Parts Request: Looking everywhere for a used part? Submit a Weeks Motorcycle parts request here.

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    Feb 17, 2015

    Oil Change XV920 Yamaha Virago. Oil filter, capacity, tips.

    1983 Yamaha Virago 920 Oil Change XV920. WeeksMotorcycle.com Repair Questions answered FREE.

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    Feb 17, 2015

    Oil Filter Location on 1983 Yamaha Virago 750, 750 Midnight and 920 models.

    Where to find the oil filter on the 1983 Yamaha Virago models. Weeks Motorcycle

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    Feb 16, 2015

    Thoughts on High Octane Fuel for Motorcycles.

    Repair Question and Answer: Suzuki GSXR600 SRAD is hard to start. Will higher octane fuel help? WeeksMotorcycle.com

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    Feb 15, 2015

    No Power after a simple battery change! What is up with my GS1000?

    Repair Question and Answer: GS1000 has absolutely no power, lights, etc after a battery change.

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    Feb 15, 2015

    Motorcycle Trike Conversion - Information and links for the do it yourselfer.

    Information and links to resources for a custom motorcycle trike conversion with automotive rear wheels. Car + motorcycle equals cool.

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    Feb 15, 2015

    Motorcycle Salvage Parts: What You Need To Learn Before You Buy.

    Should I Buy NOS or Motorcycle Salvage Parts? Points to Remember.

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    Feb 15, 2015

    Motorcycle repair advice. ATC, ATV & dirtbikes too. - Weeks Motorcycle

    Q&A: Search our free motorcycle repair advice question & answer pages or submit your own how to question to Weeks Cycle Salvage.

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    Feb 14, 2015

    Motorcycle Abbreviations Used in Repair & Service

    Popular Motorcycle Abbreviations used in service & repair manuals.

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    Feb 14, 2015

    Metric bolts: size, thread pitch, mm - explained

    Metric bolts, SAE, USS - differences, explanation of sizes and type.

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    Feb 14, 2015

    LTZ400 Gas Tank Removal. How do I remove the fuel tank to change the spark plug

    How to remove the Suzuki QuadSport LTZ400 Gas Tank to change the spark plug with diagrams (schematics).

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    Feb 14, 2015

    LTA500F Vinson with a leaky fuel valve or petcock? Can it be rebuilt?

    Weeks Motorcycle: 2005 LTA500F Vinson leaking fuel valve trouble.

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    Feb 14, 2015

    LT80 Engine Oil: How to pre-mix fuel and oil. Is there an engine oil filter?

    LT80 Engine Oil. The Suzuki LT80 is a two stroke ATV, It does not use standard motor or transmission oil and has no oil filter.

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    Feb 10, 2015

    Leaking gas valve letting fuel into your engine cases?

    Diagnosis of another leaking gas valve problem. Why is gas in your engine bad?

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    Feb 10, 2015

    Kodiak YFM400 Cable Routing Diagrams - Weeks Cycle

    Where do all the cables go on my Yamaha Kodiak YFM400?

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    Feb 10, 2015

    Kawasaki Z650SR fuel mix problems - WeeksMotorcycle.com

    Repair Question and Answer: help for a Kawasaki Z650SR fuel mix problem.

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    Feb 10, 2015

    Kawasaki Photos: motorcycle, atv, dirt bike pics.

    Weeks Motorcycle: Vintage and current Kawasaki Photos.

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    Feb 08, 2015

    Kawasaki ATVs Reference: Specifications, diagrams, plugs and more.

    Free Resources for Kawasaki ATVs information. Spark plug gap, tire pressure, chain size and more. by Weeks Motorcycle

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    Feb 08, 2015

    Kawasaki ATV Model Code Designations: what do they mean?

    Need to Know: What do Kawasaki ATV Model Code Designations mean? What is a Kawi kvf?

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    Feb 07, 2015

    Intermittent Spark Trouble on a 1988 Suzuki GSXR1100. Testing Procedures.

    Ask Weeks Motorcycle: GSXR1100 with Intermittent Spark - How to Test Ignition Coils, CDI Igniter and Signal Generator.

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    Feb 07, 2015

    Suzuki King Quad refuses to idle but otherwise runs well. What gives?

    Repair and Maintenance Questions Answered! 97 King Quad will not idle. Free Help at WeeksMotorcycle.com!

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    Feb 07, 2015

    Lost Kuryakyn hypercharger instructions, HELP - Weeks Motorcycle

    Lost hypercharger instructions for my 2000 Yamaha Road Star 1600. Where to find help and directions.

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    Feb 07, 2015

    Honda Wiring Diagram: DIY electrical repair and trouble shooting bikes.

    Find a free Honda wiring diagram and color codes for your vintage motorcycle or dirtbike.

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    Feb 07, 2015

    Looking for a Kawasaki KLR650-A 1989 Used Head comp cyliner No. Part 11008-1295 or 1202

    Looking for a Kawasaki KLR650-A 1989 Used Head comp cylinder No. Part 11008-1295 or 1202 So a cover Part No. 14024. Please email if you have one to sell

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    Feb 01, 2015

    Honda VIN: what does it mean? What can you learn about your bike from it?

    Breakdown of the Honda VIN for Motorcycle and ATVs.

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    Feb 01, 2015

    Honda Rancher reverse trouble. 2003 Honda Rancher - TRX350 with reverse trouble

    Trouble getting your Honda Rancher reverse to engage? It could be the transmission or something simple like the cable. Check these items before you take it to the dealer.

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    Feb 01, 2015

    Honda photos: pictures of Honda motorcycle, atc, atv, dirt bikes, scooters.

    Weeks Motorcycle: Honda photos taken of cool bikes, repairs in progress, our old cycles, etc.

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    Feb 01, 2015

    Honda Part Number: Honda part codes, deciphering them.

    Have a Honda part number on old parts and need to know what they fit?

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    Jan 25, 2015

    Honda Model Codes decoded for motorcycles, scooters and ATVs.

    What do Honda model codes mean? How to determine a bike from the model code.

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    Jan 24, 2015

    Honda Maintenance Recommendations. How Often Should I Check The Oil?

    Recommended Honda Maintenance Schedule circa 1968. Still Sound Advice.

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    Jan 18, 2015

    Honda ATV Basic reference battery, spark plug, tire sizes and more.

    WeeksMotorcycle.com : Honda ATV, Quad, Odyssey and 3 wheeler technical specifications, tire and sprocket sizes, spark plug and gap. ATC, FL & TRX

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    Jan 18, 2015

    Helmet Size charts and fitment guide. Youth - Adult Motorcycle and ATV helmets

    Helmet size conversion chart, compare sizes across brands: Arai, Shoei, Nolan, Bell, Fox, Answer, HJC, Suomy, Thor and Cyber.

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    Jan 05, 2015

    2004 Suzuki GS500F Turn Signals suddenly stopped working.

    Free Answers to Repair Questions: Why did my GS500F turn signals stop working?

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    Jan 05, 2015

    GPZ550 can parts from the 1982 or 1983 models be used on the 1981 bike?

    Weeks Motorcycle: GPZ550 flywheel or generator cover interchange question.

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