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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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    Sep 07, 2014

    Basic Suzuki Reference charts and information for motorcycles.

    Think of our Basic Suzuki Reference page as your mini Suzuki online, repair manual

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    Sep 01, 2014

    Basic British Reference charts for motorcycles and dirt bikes.

    Basic British Reference for British motorcycles, spark plug, tire or tyre size, battery and more.

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    Sep 01, 2014

    Backfire questions about a John Deere Buck 500 ATV. WeeksMotorcycle.com

    Free Answers to Repair Questions: Why does my John Deere 500 Buck backfire?

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    Aug 27, 2014

    Trike Conversions

    A couple conversions over the yrs starting in 79 with a Suzuki T500 2cyl 2 stroke with a toyota crown rear.. chain drive... because i wanted to drive in

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    Aug 17, 2014

    ATV Tires - what does the size mean? What's my rim size?

    ATV Tires and Rims Information: sizes, metric, standard inch, offset, bolt pattern and more.

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    Aug 17, 2014

    ATV Ignition Trouble - Free Help from Weeks Motorcycle

    Troubleshooting a Honda 400 ATV Ignition - the bike will not start after a rollover.

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    Aug 17, 2014

    Honda ATC90 Spark Plug: what plug does my atc take?

    WeeksMotorcycle.com - ATC90 spark plug NGK D8HA or Champion 816.

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    Aug 04, 2014

    American Motorcycle Photos: HD, Buell, Polaris and custom bikes.

    Various American motorcycle photos. Vintage bike, Custom HD Trike.

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    Aug 02, 2014

    American ATV basic reference and specifications for US Manufacturers.

    American ATV Basic reference and repair info: Arctic Cat, John Deere, Polaris, RedCat and Tank Sports brands.

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    Aug 02, 2014

    New, aftermarket exhaust system installation: Troubleshooting carb jetting.

    Will you need to re-jet your carbs after adding a new, hi-perf aftermarket exhaust system to your motorcycle or quad?

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    Jul 20, 2014

    Honda Service Resources: Parts Diagrams, Microfiche, Recall Information, +.

    Free Honda Service Information - Part Number Cross Reference, Safety Recalls and where to find more info. Weeks Motorcycle - always FREE help.

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    Jul 20, 2014

    Honda Service Resources: Parts Diagrams, Microfiche, Recall Info - ARCHIVE

    Free Honda Service Information - Part Number Cross Reference, Safety Recalls and more. Weeks Motorcycle - always FREE help. Archived page

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    Jul 13, 2014

    carberetor lean

    My 70s Honda trail bike leaks gas from the rubber seal located where the gas flow valve is. Can't seem to find kit. Any help would be appreciated. It runs

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    Jul 13, 2014

    My 'rauder

    1997 Suzuki Marauder VZ800, it took me 3 years to work on this bike, After my heart attack 5 years ago I fell into a coma for 14 days, all this while I

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    Jul 13, 2014

    Suzuki Motorcycle Photos: Vintage and Modern Bikes.

    Show Off Your Suzuki Motorcycle Photos Here! Street and Off-Road Pictures.

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    Jun 08, 2014

    Need to Know: Motorcycle Dictionary, Tools, Metric Bolts

    Important information you need to know before you begin working on a motorcycle, ATC or ATV. Tool list, SAE to Metric and Tire Conversion Charts.

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    Mar 17, 2013

    Motorcycle Event Listings: Swap Meet, Charity Ride, Poker Run, Bike Wash + +

    Find a Motorcycle Event Near You and Have A Great Weekend! Free Listings from WeeksMotorcycle.

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    Mar 17, 2013

    Gas Caddy by HMC

    If you need a quality American built gas caddy, check out the HMC brand. Developed from the fallout of Handy Industries, HMC's product has the quality

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    Mar 17, 2013

    Restored 1964 Tote Gote model # 680 Nova

    I have for sale a rare Tote Gote Nova Model 680 This model has the rare and hard to find shaft drive with expanding belt driven pulley (torque converter

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    Mar 17, 2013

    PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift Package $699

    PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift is one of the most affordable, best packaged Motorcycle Lifts on the market today. It is ideal for Motorcycles, ATVs, Lawn Mowers,

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    Mar 17, 2013

    Original Brand New Segways x2,I2 and Golf x2

    Major dealers of various brandnew SEGWAY SCOOTER Our Store is located in United Kingdom with branch offices in Cyprus and Malaysia. We have different brands

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    Mar 15, 2013

    Motorcycle Abbreviations Used in Repair & Service

    Popular Motorcycle Abbreviations used in service & repair manuals.

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    Feb 02, 2013

    Restored 1964 Tote Gote model # 680 Nova

    I have for sale a rare Tote Gote Nova Model 680. This model has the rare and hard to find shaft drive with expanding belt driven pulley (torque converter

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    Feb 02, 2013

    Kandi KD-250MB2 Three Wheeled Roadster Motorcycle

    Engine type---250CC,WATER COOLED,4 STROKE Engine brand-----JINLONG Displacement----250cc Cooling----WATER COOLED Max horsepower-----13HP / 9.5KW/6000R/MIN

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    Feb 02, 2013

    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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    Jan 11, 2013

    New Original Segway x2 Turf

    Features Wireless InfoKey™ controller Low-pressure turf tires are gentle on any terrain, including landscaped areas Saphion® lithium-ion batteries

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    Jan 11, 2013

    1999 Custom Built Motorcycle (Pro Street)

    1999 Ultra Cycle Groundpounder (Custom) LOOKS NEW. Bike has a polished S+S 113 Cu In motor with polished heavy duty 5 speed and 3 BDL open primary. Lowered

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    Jan 11, 2013

    Kandi KD-250MB2 Three Wheeled Roadster Motorcycle

    Engine type---250CC,WATER COOLED,4 STROKE, Engine brand-----JINLONG Displacement----250cc Cooling----WATER COOLED Max horsepower-----13HP / 9.5KW/6000R/MIN

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    Jul 08, 2012

    Suzuki Motorcycle Photo: More Vintage and Modern bikes.

    More Suzuki Motorcycle Photo pages from Weeks Motorcycle!

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    Mar 12, 2012

    1973 Ford Thunderbird

    No, it is not a motorcycle, but we have never run in a motorcycle demolition derby... This is the car and some of its parts BEFORE the carnage.

    Also, I decided to make a video of the first time we started the car after we purchased it from a guy in Philadelphia, PA who had stored it in a warehouse full of boats for over 20 years.


    I also have some videos of it in the 2011 Hurricane Hills Demo Derby around here somewhere. I'll get them on once they are located.

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    Mar 04, 2012

    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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