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

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Prieš 10 mėnesių

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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Drew Nader
Drew Nader Prieš 13 val
This dude is the best
Red S0vietArtilery
Red S0vietArtilery Prieš 2 dienas
“Don’t give FACS about your bike” Ok *takes a hammer*
NPG Prieš 5 dienų
when you realize you did all the work just to find out you didn’t have a battery installed
Olly A
Olly A Prieš 11 dienų
I just bought a Honda CB 400 N super dream anyone had one ? Anything I should look out for
Zack DV
Zack DV Prieš 11 dienų
@3:49 what kind of Dark magic did he use!?
yako0000 Prieš 11 dienų
four paws good. two paws two wheels better.
bradley morgan
bradley morgan Prieš 11 dienų
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 Prieš 11 dienų
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 Prieš 13 dienų
Ryan continues to outdo himself! Please re-introduce the signature corgi for other videos👍🐶🏆
Oneiros Prieš 14 dienų
Mine is 54 years old 😅My uncle gave me his old CB450. I’m optimistic though.
Jackson Taylor
Jackson Taylor Prieš 15 dienų
I bought this bike from Ryan for my dads birthday. He loves it. Thank you
Covert Garage
Covert Garage Prieš 15 dienų
I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars
MrRubenoz Prieš 21 dieną
And, very important note i would like to add change gear/ motoroil! Could be water or rust in the motor
Covert Garage
Covert Garage Prieš 15 dienų
I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars
Luke Warmwater
Luke Warmwater Prieš 22 dienas
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 Prieš 23 dienas
Great info
Shrimpin Aint Easy
Shrimpin Aint Easy Prieš 28 dienų
Your videos are works of art. Well done Sir
Givon Wayne Gilliam
Givon Wayne Gilliam Prieš 28 dienų
The dog!
Trent Brisket
Trent Brisket Prieš 29 dienų
I just randomly watch the old ones when I find myself getting impatient for a new upload.
glen wallace
glen wallace Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
What about fixing sticky throttle
Ethan Hopper
Ethan Hopper Prieš mėn
Since it's a Honda this is all hypothetical.
Doctor Jack
Doctor Jack Prieš mėn
Idk if you noticed, but your spark plug is wiggling all over the place when you kickstart the bike.
Brian Ruiz
Brian Ruiz Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
I'm looking at a 1976 200T to rebuild.
gurpreet bajaj
gurpreet bajaj Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Check the oil before you crank it.
Matt Chew
Matt Chew Prieš mėn
Pm me
Jesse Mellon
Jesse Mellon Prieš mėn
what a lizard . . . watch my drone videos please . . . great info here though . the words are very true . . .
abcd efg
abcd efg Prieš mėn
Ryan is a true youtube superstar
Legendary Loso
Legendary Loso Prieš mėn
Can u make this same video with a sportbike ?
Jean-Baptiste Dallara
Jean-Baptiste Dallara Prieš 2 mėnesius
4:34 OMG The corgy is a two wheeler too! Such a lovely little rider!
Keith Mills
Keith Mills Prieš 27 dienų
We had a corgi when I was a kid. Best dogs ever!
Diz Heller
Diz Heller Prieš 2 mėnesius
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 Prieš 2 mėnesius
It`s always the pilot jets that get plugged, use a strand of stainless wire
Roger Gustafsson
Roger Gustafsson Prieš 2 mėnesius
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 Prieš 2 mėnesius
Omg love you brother
Kevin Bresnahan
Kevin Bresnahan Prieš 2 mėnesius
Ultra violent mice 😁
Michael Miguel
Michael Miguel Prieš 2 mėnesius
Hey that was my first bike! Loved it
alexander greene
alexander greene Prieš 3 mėnesius
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 Prieš 3 mėnesius
Long live fort9
John Chavez
John Chavez Prieš 3 mėnesius
hey thanks man, thanks to you i made a 1974 yamaha trail start up again.
steelavocado Prieš 3 mėnesius
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 Prieš 3 mėnesius
All good stuff. This is also a great reminder of what a sweet bike that Honda was, and is.
Jaron Lindow
Jaron Lindow Prieš 3 mėnesius
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 Prieš 3 mėnesius
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 Prieš 3 mėnesius
Thumbs up for the dog iñ you the background
Charlie Bowman
Charlie Bowman Prieš 3 mėnesius
Beautiful motorcycle
Casper L
Casper L Prieš 3 mėnesius
What you see: 3:01 What she see: 3:03
Tor Tedem
Tor Tedem Prieš 3 mėnesius
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 Prieš 4 mėnesius
Lol whats with the dog in the wheel hair lol
Matt Mahoney
Matt Mahoney Prieš 4 mėnesius
akenji47 Prieš 4 mėnesius
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 Prieš 4 mėnesius
this guy is like the JerryRigEverything of motorcycles.
dlarondie 1
dlarondie 1 Prieš 4 mėnesius
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 Prieš 4 mėnesius
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 Prieš 4 mėnesius
The dog?
Ilham Prieš 4 mėnesius
3:30 "wow that's clean"
TheInterceptor Prieš 4 mėnesius
Love the little doggy at the end just enjoying his stroll
Mike Dominick
Mike Dominick Prieš 4 mėnesius
Great tip with the carb gasket!
skyliner Prieš 4 mėnesius
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 Prieš 4 mėnesius
Hey question, why does your website only serve the great white north and not the free murica'?
Stinky Llama
Stinky Llama Prieš 4 mėnesius
rudy Prieš 4 mėnesius
There always a secret KAMPRET
Jeffrey Prieš 5 mėnesių
And don't forget to open the fuel valve (for those that didn't get why he faded to black)
tshansen Prieš 5 mėnesių
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 🤣
Mellouki Sidahmed
Mellouki Sidahmed Prieš 5 mėnesių
I have a benelli tnt 25, and i think i have a power drain in the 2 wires that come out of the ignition switch, so please tell me, does those 2 wires have current ( read 13.2 volts )...... A plus, when i connect my battery, the dashboard lights up briefly, is this a normal operation of the system, or do i have a short circuit?
Mehkii A
Mehkii A Prieš 5 mėnesių
The Corgi made the video the best
USERNAMEfieldempty Prieš 5 mėnesių
This fella is definitely the most interesting and intelligent American I have ever come across. _(maybe he spent time living abroad or something.)_
FortNine Prieš 5 mėnesių
Canadian, eh. ~RF9
Dariusz Szczepanek
Dariusz Szczepanek Prieš 5 mėnesių
Any ideas on rebuilding brake calipers on the cheap? A set of seals for my bike is something like $100, was wondering what I were to do if they went out of stock one day. It's just an effin piece of rubber at the end of the day. 😕
L Bender
L Bender Prieš 5 mėnesių
the dog ! HAS WHEELS !
Bennett Guinn
Bennett Guinn Prieš 5 mėnesių
Love the dog!
Mark Mathison
Mark Mathison Prieš 5 mėnesių
Well done! Same blue color as my first bike-‘71 CL Honda 450. I would also check gas tank for rust. Having restored ‘74 Norton 850 Commando, restoration is more a labor of love vs. dollars and cents.
El Jano
El Jano Prieš 5 mėnesių
That corgi made my day.
Carlos Lozano
Carlos Lozano Prieš 5 mėnesių
Levin Gasser
Levin Gasser Prieš 5 mėnesių
What motorcycle is this? I love it!
S Tho
S Tho Prieš 5 mėnesių
CB360T, probably one of the most useful and practical bikes ever built for the average city and suburb rider. Easy to handle, frugal, elegant, comfy seat, easy to store, park, nimble, mechanically reliable, cheap to insure because they are some of the safest rider/bikes by a half century of statistics.
MB Prieš 5 mėnesių
My god what an adorable pup, and on two wheels, I see what you did there! so adorable though and stopped for a second right in center frame and walked off like it was a Wes Anderson film...umm what was this video about again??
Petros Komninos
Petros Komninos Prieš 5 mėnesių
im so impressed with that green/blue pearl
Luxuryhomes888 Prieš 5 mėnesių
good bye mechanic hello you tube!!
thegunbound8 Prieš 5 mėnesių
This is the chris fix of motorcycle with a slightly more decent budget. I love this. 🤣
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin Prieš 6 mėnesių
Notice this was a Honda they last forever.
METAL METAL DAN Prieš 6 mėnesių
I would love to see more content on this bike. No big motorcycle youtubers make content on old bikes. I just bought a CB 360 myself too
Peter Zebot
Peter Zebot Prieš 6 mėnesių
lol that much current is only a zap. Believe me the amount of current going through isnt that much, even if you are unfortunate enough to receive a little shock.
Liszard Babies
Liszard Babies Prieš 6 mėnesių
Uhh that corgi in the back
Vkrin Prieš 6 mėnesių
now looking at getting an 82 twinstar up and running so this is perfect!
XD Dubz
XD Dubz Prieš 6 mėnesių
I have an XR 80 R that sat in a shed for 16 years it started first gear
JT CROWNS Prieš 6 mėnesių
I thot he had the KILL SWITCH engaged deliberately, to circulate oil thru the engine before attempting an actual start-up.
wayne mullally
wayne mullally Prieš 6 mėnesių
Hallelujah, and nice corgy chariot at the end.
Tae Young Ahn
Tae Young Ahn Prieš 6 mėnesių
So wise.
ViniBreda90 Prieš 6 mėnesių
Sorry but, why dont just use the spark plug to check if there's spark? Cuz it can be bad and not show spark even though the bike is producing spark?
ViniBreda90 Prieš 6 mėnesių
@FortNine Ohhhh, got it, it makes sense! Ty for the answer!!
FortNine Prieš 6 mėnesių
The screwdriver trick is handy if you want to check for spark before bothering to pull the plugs out. If it doesn't spark, you know the problem is elsewhere and need not yank the plugs. ~RF9
Eathen Edward Emon
Eathen Edward Emon Prieš 6 mėnesių
This channel is so underrated
minecrafter9099 Prieš 6 mėnesių
You forgot one of the most important things, usually the combustion chamber is dry, so in the first runs it's a good idea to "enable" the choke, so that more gas can enter the chamber
tonytoes0 Prieš 6 mėnesių
What's up with the Corgi with the walker?
Michael The Atheist
Michael The Atheist Prieš 6 mėnesių
Ryan I need a favor. I know it's an older motorcycle but it's a damn good one and deserves more attention. Could you please do a review on the 1984 through 1986 Honda Nighthawk cb700sc? It was a bike ahead-of-its-time that was killed prematurely!
Venkatesh K
Venkatesh K Prieš 6 mėnesių
2 wheel dog at the end was so cuteee................
Hardtail Idiot
Hardtail Idiot Prieš 7 mėnesių
Carb cleaner. In Australia we call it ‘start ya barstard’
Alex Prieš 7 mėnesių
Oh no, no glove?
Ashton Stepp
Ashton Stepp Prieš 7 mėnesių
I just did fuel and air on my 96 Honda VFR750!
Maik Deutscher
Maik Deutscher Prieš 7 mėnesių
Currently working on a honda ST50G from my father. It's now sitting for 22 years , but the tank is rusty and full hose are in too bad condition. This week (07.27.20) the parts are coming and soon the ST50G will run once more .
notta lotta
notta lotta Prieš 7 mėnesių
Bro this is literally my bike I've been repairing for the last 3 months
The Eastern front
The Eastern front Prieš 7 mėnesių
Maaan I want to find an OG cb like that.
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