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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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    Jan 05, 2015

    Goldwing GL1000 Contact Points Gap Spec - Free Answers at WeeksMotorcycle

    Weeks Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing GL1000 repair and maintenance questions answered.

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    Dec 14, 2014

    Common Fraction to Metric Tool Sizes for Motorcycle Repair

    Motorcycle & ATV repair: common SAE fraction to metric chart.

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    Dec 11, 2014

    Oil Filter Cover Location on the 1996 Yamaha XV750 Virago Engine.

    Commonly Asked Question: What is the location of the Oil Filter Cover on a 1996 Virago?

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    Dec 11, 2014

    Ether - should you use it to start your atv or motorcycle engine?

    Weeks Motorcycle: our opinion of ether versus carburetor cleaner for starting bike engines.

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    Dec 11, 2014

    Engine Swap: GSXR750 to a Katana GSX600. Can it be done?

    Repair and Maintenance Questions Answered Free! Engine Swap from a GSXR to a Katana 600.

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    Dec 11, 2014

    eBay - World-wide shopping from your couch! International Shopping tips.

    Search eBay international sites to find the motorcycle and ATV parts you need!

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    Dec 10, 2014

    Dyna S Electronic Ignition Question: Vintage Honda GoldWing GL1000 Restoration.

    Free Repair Q and A: Help for Converting Mechanical Points and Condensors to Dyna S Electronic Ignition DS1-3. WeeksMotorcycle.com

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    Nov 30, 2014

    Diaphragm Failure on an Australian Virago XV750. Parts Sources.

    Yamaha Virago XV750 with Hitachi Carbs: Where to FInd a Replacement Diaphragm.

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    Nov 30, 2014

    DemonX DYX140 Pitbike will not go. Should I adjust my clutch cable?

    Repair Question and Answer: DemonX 140cc Pit bike will not drive. Weeks Cycle

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    Nov 23, 2014

    Deauville Ideal Tire Pressure? NT650 Links of Interest.

    What is the best tire pressure for a Honda Deauville NT650?

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    Nov 23, 2014

    CT70 Wiring Diagrams - Vintage Honda CT70 motorcycles.

    Vintage Honda CT70 Wiring Diagrams - Weeks Cycle helping you troubleshoot your electrical problems.

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    Nov 22, 2014

    CR125 2 Stroke or 4 Stroke? How to Pre-Mix Oil to Lessen Smoking.

    2005 Honda CR125 {CR125R} - Pre-Mix Ratio. Free Advice From Weeks Cycle.

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    Nov 22, 2014

    Cooling Fan problem with my 1999 Honda VT1100 Shadow Spirit 1100

    Solve a cooling fan problem on WeeksMotorcycle.com Free Repair Question and Answer pages.

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    Nov 22, 2014

    Cold Start Issues in a Kawasaki Vulcan VN1600 Classic.

    Repair Question and Answer: Vulcan VN1600 will only cold start. Will not start when hot. WeeksMotorcycle.com

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    Nov 09, 2014

    Clutch Slip in a 2001 Honda Rancher TRX350. Weeks Motorcycle - Q and A

    Free Answers to Repair Questions: Clutch slip and hard shifting in a 2001 Honda Rancher TRX350FM.

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    Nov 09, 2014

    Cleaning Spark Plugs - is it worth it? Weeks Cycle Salvage answer.

    WeeksMotorcycle.com - our views on cleaning spark plugs for your bike.

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    Nov 03, 2014

    Vintage CB750 Chain Size Changes. WeeksMotorcycle.com

    Honda CB750 bikes of the late1970s and chain size.

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    Nov 02, 2014

    Honda CB360T - what is a good modern rear tire replacement?

    Ask Weeks Motorcycle: CB360T rear tire replacement, what is a good size?

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    Nov 02, 2014

    CB1100F Wiring Diagram - 1983 Honda CB1100 Super Sport wiring schematic.

    1983 Honda CB1100F Wiring Diagram. Troubleshoot electrical problems. Printable wiring schematic.

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    Nov 02, 2014

    Carburetor jetting correct motorcycle surging due to new exhaust

    Main jet replacement and adjusting air mix screws during carburetor jetting.

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    Nov 01, 2014

    Plastic Carb top is cracked on a 2000 Yamaha Wolverine. How to repair it.

    Repair Question and Answer: Plastic Mikuni Carb top is cracked and leaking air. How to repair it.

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    Oct 26, 2014

    Carb jetting correct your motorcycle backfire due to new air filter or exhaust

    WeeksMotorcycle.com : Installing a new exhaust system or your motorcycle or quad often means your need to do some carb jetting.

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    Oct 21, 2014

    Carb jets - why so many carburetor jets and what they do.

    Motorcycle and dirtbike carbs have multiple carb jets. here's why.

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    Oct 19, 2014

    Cleaning carb needle or float needle & seat to stop fuel leaks into the engine.

    Clean a carb needle. DIrty carb needles can cause gas to flood the carburetor or not get to the engine.

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    Oct 19, 2014

    Carb Float Needle causing fuel leakage into the engine cases.

    A failed carb float needle can cause gas to flood the carburetor or not get to the engine. Fix it.

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    Oct 19, 2014

    Cable Break In period for clutch, brake or throttle cables?

    Motorcycle Repair Questions Answered: Is there a Cable Break In or Wear In period for clutch, brake or throttle cables?

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    Oct 19, 2014

    Cable Routing Issues in a 1982 Suzuki GS650GLZ. Weeks Motorcycle

    Repair and Maintenance Questions Answered! Cable Routing trouble question. Free Answer at WeeksMotorcycle.com!

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    Oct 14, 2014

    Cable Clip Holds Front Cables Neat on the Honda CT90, Trail 90.

    Cable Change Dilemma: Cable Clip on Honda Trail 90 CT90 K2

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    Oct 13, 2014

    BSA Basic Reference : reference charts and specifications for motorcycles.

    BSA Basic Reference : reference charts and specifications for BSA motorcycles, vintage and current. Tire size, spark plug.

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    Oct 12, 2014

    Broken speedometer cable repair to a 1981 Yamaha XT250.

    How to remove the tip of a broken speedometer cable from the speedo drive of a 81 XT250H motorcycle.

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    Oct 12, 2014

    British bike photos, vintage advertisements and more.

    British bike photos, Norton, Triumph, BSA, cool UK motorcycle advertisements and more.

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    Oct 06, 2014

    Oil Breather Hose Dumping Oil in the AirBox of a Honda Rancher. Why?

    Repair Q and A: Why am I losing oil thru the breather hose into the air box of my Honda TRX350 Rancher?

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    Oct 05, 2014

    Brake Master Cylinder Problems: Brake Lever Will Not Release Fully.

    How To: Front Brake Master Cylinder Trouble with a Honda NTV650 Deauville.

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    Oct 05, 2014

    Bourget Charging System Problems - Causes and Solutions - Weeks Cycle

    Free answer to Bourget Charging System Problem question. Weeks Motorcycle Q and A.

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    Oct 04, 2014

    Boulevard C50 and 90T : Are the Suzuki Engine Guards Interchangable?

    Whats the Verdict on the Interchangability of Engine Guards on the Suzuki Boulevard C50 vs 90T?

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    Sep 22, 2014

    Bike registration problems? What do to title or register a modified machine?

    WeeksMotorcycle.com - bike registration, title and licensing problems.

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    Sep 22, 2014

    Bear Tracker YFM250X Lubrication Diagrams. Flow of Motor Oil.

    Yamaha ATV Bear Tracker YFM250X motor oil flow & lubrication diagram - schematic. WeeksMotorcycle.com

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    Sep 22, 2014

    Battery Maintenance: Motorcycle, Moped, Scooter, Car, ATV and Dirtbike.

    Weeks Motorcycle Q and A: What is the best way to perform battery maintenance of my motorcycle battery?

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    Sep 07, 2014

    Basic Tools for motorcycle, dirtbike and ATV repair. Weeks Cycle Salvage

    Weeks Motorcycle: Basic tools for motorcycle and atv repair: what you need, pros and cons of common tools.

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