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TROUBLESHOOTING
Main jet too large or fallen off
Starter plunger stuck open
Fuel level too high
Brown smoke
Mai n jet too small
Fuel level too low
Air cleaner/carburetor poorly sealed
Air cleaner poorly sealed or missing
Handling and/or Stability Unsatisfactory
Handlebar hard to turn
Steering stem locknut too tight
Bearing(s) damaged
Race(s) dented or worn
Steering stem lubrication inadequate
Steering stem bent
Tire air pressure too low
Handlebar shakes or excessively vibrates
Tire(s) worn
Swing arm bearing(s) worn
Rim(s) warped, or not balanced
Wheel bearing(s) worn
Handlebar clamps loose
Steering stem head bolt and/or clamp bolt loose
Handlebar pulls to one side
Frame bent
Wheel misalignment
Swing arm bent or twisted
Steering stem bent
Front fork bent
Right/left front fork oil level uneven
Right/left rear shock absorbers unbalanced
Shock absorption unsatisfactory
Too hard:
Front fork oil excessive
Front fork oil viscosity too high
Front fork air pressure too high
Tire air pressure too high
Shock absorber maladjusted
Front fork bent
Too soft:
Front fork oil insufficient and/or leaking
Front fork oil viscosity too low
Front fork air pressure too low
Front fork, rear shock absorber spring(s) weak
Rear shock absorber oil leaking
Brakes Don't Hold
Air in the brake line
Pad or disc worn
Brake fluid leak
Disc warped
Contaminated pads
Brake fluid deteriol3ted
Primary or secondary cup damaged
Master cylinder scratched inside
Battery Discharged
Battery faulty (e.g., plates sulphated, shorted
through sedimentation, electrolyte level too
low)
Battery leads making poor contact
Load excessive (e.g., bulb of excessive wattage)
Ignition switch trouble
Regulator/Rectifier trouble
Stator coil open or short
Wiring faulty
Battery Overcharged
Regulator/Rectifier trouble
Battery trouble
NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list, giving every
possible cause for each problem listed.
It is meant
simply as a rough guide to assist the troubleshooting
for some of the more common difficulties. Electrical
troubleshooting is not covered here due to its com-
plexity. For electrical problems, refer to the appropriate
heading in the Maintenance Section.
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