General Problems

Motorcycle Engine Heating Problems: 8 Common Issues (Solved)

Engine overheating occurs when a motorcycle engine produces more heat than it can dissipate. Due to the nature of their engine manners, high-performance motorcycles, and race bikes commonly experience overheating, as do air-cooled engines, poorly maintained, and hard-ridden motos. This article explains the 8 most common reasons motorcycle engines experience heating problems. Before we delve …

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Motorcycle Lose Electrical Power While Riding? (11 Solutions)

Modern motorcycles rely heavily on their electrical systems for their fundamental functioning. While electricity is essential on ECU-powered fuel-injected bikes, any motorcycle with a headlight, backlit-instrument display, and electric starter requires battery current for healthy operation. This article lists the most common reasons a motorcycle loses electrical power while riding.   1. Test your Regulator/Rectifier …

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Motorcycle Shuts Off While Riding – But Starts Back Up? (8 Solutions)

While many modern bikes incorporate many of the same bells and whistles as cars, a bike engine is still a pretty straightforward operation. Once it starts, a combustion-based motorcycle engine requires air, fuel, and ignition to stay in motion. This article explores the most common reasons why a motorcycle shuts off while riding but then …

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Motorcycle Jerks When Shifting Gears? (9 Reasons & Solutions)

One of the most common problems motorcyclists experience during the course of their riding career is jerking or shaking while shifting. Shifting problems generally result from failures within the clutch and oil systems, chains and sprockets, or the shifting equipment. This article explores the most common reasons why a motorcycle jerks while shifting and how …

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Motorcycle Headlight Won’t Turn On? Here’s Why (SOLVED)

Motorcycle electrical systems have come a long way since the days of the original gas-lamp design. Today we have everything from multi-faceted LED-comprised headlights to simple-but-bright, tried-and-true halogen setups, both of which are powered by the motorcycle battery. Most motorcycle headlights illuminate automatically at the turn of the key. If it doesn’t, electrical troubleshooting can …

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Motorcycle Battery Won’t Charge While Riding? (11 Reasons)

The battery is an intricate part of fundamental motorcycle operation. Whether you’re on an old vintage-goldie or a high-tech modern moto-masterpiece, the battery is critical to starting the bike and powering your headlights, gauge displays, and your ECU and fuel injection systems when applicable. The battery can perform these essential functions thanks to a charging …

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