Old Motorcycle Won’t Start? Cheap Checks and Easy Fixes

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Acum 11 luni

Got a stored motorcycle that won't start? Or even scarier - thinking of buying one? Here are the easiest tests and fixes to get her running again.

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El Diab6o
El Diab6o Acum oră
New England
New England Acum oră
My CB360T has only been sitting in a garage for 30 years. I'm sure it will be fine...after the restoration.
Enfin Punto
Enfin Punto Acum 18 ore
Thanks so much! Awesome as always. I have a ‘76 KZ400 that starts and runs indeed. The problem is it runs like crap and shakes like hell. BUT sometimes all of a sudden it runs like a dream just to run again poorly after some time. I have checked valve clearence, chain tension, cleaned the whole carbs, checked the mixture and ignition timing, all within spec. I think its not related to temperature either. Any clue?
Brute Logic
Brute Logic Acum 2 Zile
I hate how easy you make this look
Keep it 100
Keep it 100 Acum 3 Zile
You’re so hot
Daniel Duran
Daniel Duran Acum 3 Zile
I needed this thank you
Waseem Acum 6 Zile
Aarav Rahtole
Aarav Rahtole Acum 6 Zile
He even knows how to not start a bike.
Dr. Kawasaki
Dr. Kawasaki Acum 10 Zile
2:45 Custom O-rings, gas resistant glue
ICU 2 Acum 12 Zile
You should be in Hollywood.
trenchcoatbandit Acum 12 Zile
so my first bike is a honda ct110. please tell me you got a vid about those little bikes
طه خليل
طه خليل Acum 13 Zile
There are so many nonstop metaphors that I literally did not understand what the heck he did with the screwdriver and spark plug. @fortnine, can you be a little bit more clear?
Ben Colombia
Ben Colombia Acum 13 Zile
I don't even own a motorcycle and I watch these vids. But I really want one.
Sidecar Bob
Sidecar Bob Acum 15 Zile
So was the blacked out bit where the camera guy told you to turn the kill switch on? Also, am I the only one that noticed the spark plug moving when you were kicking it over to check for spark (about 57 seconds)? A plug that loose could be part of why it wouldn't start..... BTW: If you haven't seen carbs that carb cleaner and compressed air won't clean out you haven't seen many. Some of the folks on the forums I'm on have had to soak theirs in an ultrasonic cleaner multiple times (not to mention extracting those pressed in jets to clean out the deposits behind them) before theirs worked properly.
Slick Raccoon 556
Slick Raccoon 556 Acum 18 Zile
😍dream bike as a teenager 👍
Slick Raccoon 556
Slick Raccoon 556 Acum 18 Zile
And Forget the oil
Jari Kinnunen
Jari Kinnunen Acum 19 Zile
Shortcut to test engine: Spark test, pressure test by finger. Carb off and fuel directly to intake. If run, carb and tank cleaning.
Oh shit..... that dog at the end. Couldn't have been more perfect.
kezug Acum 20 Zile
The host, the production quality, the content, as many others have said, are top notch! I just love it all and wish I had discovered this long ago. Can anyone tell me or point me to more information about this creator. I am just curious how he started, how he continues this and is this a one man show or a huge production crew now? Very well done and very much look forward to more content.
Jerrod Nazarian
Jerrod Nazarian Acum 20 Zile
The Corgi extra was a stunning ending to a great video.
Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins Acum 23 Zile
An excellent video ! Thanks for this one.
Trains, Tanks, and History.
Trains, Tanks, and History. Acum 23 Zile
Points plugs coil and maybe a carb clean. But carbs on the old 4s are never fun.
Evan T
Evan T Acum 23 Zile
dauume this video was made sooo well.
wwb Acum 24 Zile
Done a few of these.... my FIRST step is to pull the plugs, put a shot of oil in each cylinder, and GENTLY turn it over a few times. Then continue with the process as described.
sheddski Acum 24 Zile
I had exact bike took engine completely apart to replace transmission sold it after I rode it for awhile ran great bought a 650 nighthawk and couldn’t keep both
ofek zfoni
ofek zfoni Acum 25 Zile
The 5th element is... Timing! Less likely if it was running before, but some old bikes has push rods or just a bad tensioner for the timing chain. Some bikes (Ducati?) Still use timing belt! (It's lighter...)
Jules Boshart
Jules Boshart Acum 25 Zile
About the sparke Some motersycles wont run without a battery that can provide the spark So if you use the kickstarter without a battery it won’t spark
Kaptein Acum 26 Zile
You also might want to change the oil
Claude Smoot
Claude Smoot Acum 27 Zile
Awesome tip for the seal.
Harris Brancazio
Harris Brancazio Acum 27 Zile
That dude checking out the bike from his car was awesome!
Robert Stanley
Robert Stanley Acum 28 Zile
camera shy
Robert Stanley
Robert Stanley Acum 28 Zile
my first bike, they are shy
st1300 Acum 29 Zile
Hey look! A dog on two wheels. And it starts every time.
Luke M
Luke M Acum lună
Dude seriously, that is the most fun bike I ever had. One or two teeth bigger on the front sprocket, some knoby tires, make it run right, better carbs. Review it and I will send you money just to wato your oppion.
Gijs Vreenegoor
Gijs Vreenegoor Acum lună
1 remark. Do Not crank it with 15 year old goo oil in the cranckcase. Or when buying do the test for spark and compression. Then: Drain old goo. Put in diesel. Slosh the bike. Leave overnight. Drain diesel. Put in cheapest engine oil with a correct viscosity and some rathing. Crank a couple of times. (Disperse the new enigne oil trough the block. Let the new engine oil break in deposits and buildups) Start with Ryans steps Drive 100km. Do oil chance with desired quality oil and filter.
Parth Rastogi
Parth Rastogi Acum lună
In my case it was the HT lead coil. And after fixing it the bike worked for a week then went dead and this time it was the alternator.
Drew Nader
Drew Nader Acum lună
This dude is the best
Red S0vietArtilery
Red S0vietArtilery Acum lună
“Don’t give FACS about your bike” Ok *takes a hammer*
NPG Acum lună
when you realize you did all the work just to find out you didn’t have a battery installed
Olly A
Olly A Acum lună
I just bought a Honda CB 400 N super dream anyone had one ? Anything I should look out for
Zack DV
Zack DV Acum lună
@3:49 what kind of Dark magic did he use!?
yako0000 Acum lună
four paws good. two paws two wheels better.
bradley morgan
bradley morgan Acum lună
For an engine that's been neglected, i like to give it a bit of oil down the spark plug hole before cranking. Not a whole lot, just lubricate the piston rings while the engine's own oil starts flowing again
buddhastaxi666 Acum lună
I had a 350 xl single. My mate had a cl350. The cb450 had some real grunt. The 750 was a magic carpet ride....
NS Ramage
NS Ramage Acum lună
Ryan continues to outdo himself! Please re-introduce the signature corgi for other videos👍🐶🏆
Oneiros Acum lună
Mine is 54 years old 😅My uncle gave me his old CB450. I’m optimistic though.
Jackson Taylor
Jackson Taylor Acum lună
I bought this bike from Ryan for my dads birthday. He loves it. Thank you
Covert Garage
Covert Garage Acum lună
I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars
MrRubenoz Acum 2 luni
And, very important note i would like to add change gear/ motoroil! Could be water or rust in the motor
Covert Garage
Covert Garage Acum lună
I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars
Luke Warmwater
Luke Warmwater Acum 2 luni
I have one of those bikes in my garage, waiting to be refurbished. nice work! the one thing that has most recently given me fits is doing a voltage drop test on the ignition system. I was getting a 12 volt reading...... ok, so it has been 15 years since I did this last. I wanted to see .2 volts or maybe even zero..... cleaned and replaced some connectors and now it has spark. on to the carbs.
G. Koner
G. Koner Acum 2 luni
Great info
Omnia Paratus
Omnia Paratus Acum 2 luni
Your videos are works of art. Well done Sir
Givon Wayne Gilliam
Givon Wayne Gilliam Acum 2 luni
The dog!
Trent Brisket
Trent Brisket Acum 2 luni
I just randomly watch the old ones when I find myself getting impatient for a new upload.
glen wallace
glen wallace Acum 2 luni
My best friends dad bought a '70s 360 honda to run to work. My friend quickly claimed it and we went all over PEI. I had an 84 interceptor. We named the Orange Honda Piglet.
Triple Fade
Triple Fade Acum 2 luni
Don’t know how I missed this one. Going to be a big help as I have two project bikes I’m trying to resurrect.
DRK Tronic
DRK Tronic Acum 2 luni
What about fixing sticky throttle
Ethan Hopper
Ethan Hopper Acum 2 luni
Since it's a Honda this is all hypothetical.
Doctor Jack
Doctor Jack Acum 2 luni
Idk if you noticed, but your spark plug is wiggling all over the place when you kickstart the bike.
Brian Ruiz
Brian Ruiz Acum 2 luni
I watch your videos because I own a motorcycle and I want to learn something, but man, the video edit and the thought you put into each one its outstanding. Thank you for sharing this content.
Stevie Jo
Stevie Jo Acum 2 luni
I'm looking at a 1976 200T to rebuild.
gurpreet bajaj
gurpreet bajaj Acum 2 luni
Is it a good idea to put a few drops of engine oil through the spark plug cavity to lubricate the dry, possibly rusted cylinder before cranking the engine?
always tinkering
always tinkering Acum 3 luni
Check the oil before you crank it.
Matt Chew
Matt Chew Acum 3 luni
Pm me
Jesse Mellon
Jesse Mellon Acum 3 luni
what a lizard . . . watch my drone videos please . . . great info here though . the words are very true . . .
abcd efg
abcd efg Acum 3 luni
Ryan is a true youtube superstar
Legendary Loso
Legendary Loso Acum 3 luni
Can u make this same video with a sportbike ?
Jean-Baptiste Dallara
Jean-Baptiste Dallara Acum 3 luni
4:34 OMG The corgy is a two wheeler too! Such a lovely little rider!
Keith Mills
Keith Mills Acum 2 luni
We had a corgi when I was a kid. Best dogs ever!
Diz Heller
Diz Heller Acum 3 luni
Re-building a VT500C Shadow. First time ever for me, to get into the innards of a bike. Your various videos are invaluable, and I'm learning lots and losing the fear of taking things apart... Thanks for that!
Mud Sh-sh-shark
Mud Sh-sh-shark Acum 3 luni
It`s always the pilot jets that get plugged, use a strand of stainless wire
Roger Gustafsson
Roger Gustafsson Acum 3 luni
It's a honda. If honda made gasoline it's probably start, but they don't, so new gasoline usually does the trick.
Joey Gartman
Joey Gartman Acum 3 luni
Omg love you brother
Kevin Bresnahan
Kevin Bresnahan Acum 4 luni
Ultra violent mice 😁
Michael Miguel
Michael Miguel Acum 4 luni
Hey that was my first bike! Loved it
alexander greene
alexander greene Acum 4 luni
Dude, well done! But, PLEASE, for the love of everything holy, wear ATGATT (all the gear, all the time). We have scores of impressionable youngsters watching, right? Let’s be the outstanding example that no one was for us, eh?
steaming terd
steaming terd Acum 4 luni
Long live fort9
John Chavez
John Chavez Acum 4 luni
hey thanks man, thanks to you i made a 1974 yamaha trail start up again.
steelavocado Acum 4 luni
Just got my first motorcycle! It’s got 48k miles on it, but doing a front brake overhaul, oil, plugs, fuel tank, and shifter fixes, this thing has ran. Too bad spring break is right now because I can’t start the bike under her own power and own gas tank. (Petcock was bad)
R C Nelson
R C Nelson Acum 4 luni
All good stuff. This is also a great reminder of what a sweet bike that Honda was, and is.
Jaron Lindow
Jaron Lindow Acum 4 luni
As long as you've got the spark plugs out anyway, spray a generous amount of WD-40 into the cylinder to free stuck rings. Preferably the day before trying to turn the motor over.
Robert Lassiter
Robert Lassiter Acum 5 luni
6 months later, and 118 Harley mechanics have given this video a thumbs down for potentially taking business away from them.
The Reading Channel
The Reading Channel Acum 5 luni
Thumbs up for the dog iñ you the background
Charlie Bowman
Charlie Bowman Acum 5 luni
Beautiful motorcycle
Casper L
Casper L Acum 5 luni
What you see: 3:01 What she see: 3:03
Tor Tedem
Tor Tedem Acum 5 luni
Hi, CB360 was my first motorcycle. Have many good memories with it but sadly we went seperate paths. Im looking for a photo of the right part of the handlebar. Could you help me with that?
felicianoabe Acum 5 luni
Lol whats with the dog in the wheel hair lol
Matt Mahoney
Matt Mahoney Acum 5 luni
akenji47 Acum 5 luni
as owner of an old RE bullet i'd say: 1 check the spark cable and ignition coil for rust. 2 carefull opening the gas tap, sometimes it can leak. 3 that's it. on these oldies if there's spark and gas, its gonna run!
ZZTV-NY EAS Acum 5 luni
this guy is like the JerryRigEverything of motorcycles.
dlarondie 1
dlarondie 1 Acum 5 luni
I just bought a Nighthawk 750 and I can't stop watching these videos now. You're like the Doctor who Doctor Seuss of motorcycles, minus all that horrible life ethics stuff that they don't mention when you're a kid.
Nathan Brett
Nathan Brett Acum 5 luni
Can someone tell me if my Honda cbr 250 rr mc 22 will be fine if hasn’t been started in six months I let the battery die an haven’t put another one in yet it was in perfect order before battery died ? I’m just worried will motor seize if sitting there this long ?
Nasi Lamak
Nasi Lamak Acum 5 luni
The dog?
Ilham Acum 5 luni
3:30 "wow that's clean"
TheInterceptor Acum 5 luni
Love the little doggy at the end just enjoying his stroll
Mike Dominick
Mike Dominick Acum 6 luni
Great tip with the carb gasket!
skyliner Acum 6 luni
i blew the carb half ždissasembled with air, but still no fuel is coming to cylinder. And i dont know if that central tube/jet is even removable, it doesnt go
Farid B
Farid B Acum 6 luni
Hey question, why does your website only serve the great white north and not the free murica'?
Stinky Llama
Stinky Llama Acum 6 luni
rudy Acum 6 luni
There always a secret KAMPRET
Jeffrey Acum 6 luni
And don't forget to open the fuel valve (for those that didn't get why he faded to black)
tshansen Acum 6 luni
This video is so incredible well done mate 🔥I really enjoyed this. I need a bigger garage i can work on old beauties like this. HAHAHA... the dog in the background 🤣
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