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Mike McDermid wrote at 2006-06-18 16:45:09
sounds like you have the carb sleves switched.. I did the same thing with my bike last year the night b4 a race... try switching the carb tops around  

ryan wrote at 2008-04-10 22:41:43
my banshee ran fine until the the stator went bad. i bought a new stator from ricky stator and when i rev it back fires i have the timing set right i think they gave me a junk stator i also bought a flywheel puller from them and it was also junk

matt wrote at 2014-01-21 02:48:47
check both ignition coil field wires. if ur like me ur not used to there being 2. will idle on 1 but backfires off idle without both wires being properly connected.  

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I can answer all general maintenance questions, also any general problem questions regarding most emergency problems as well as some uncommon problems regarding most motorcycles but with specific knowledge and experience with older Honda and Yamaha motorcycles. I am also very experienced in field analysis of problems and solutions to get the bike going till you reach a safe spot or home.


For starters, please don't call me Christopher. Chris or "Falcon" will do nicely. That said, I have been riding since 1981 and am licensed in the U.S. and in the UK for motorcycles as well as 3 other classes of vehicles. Since I began riding, I have owned 10 motorcycles of various makes and models, all but 3 of which have been older, second hand machines of questionable servicability. also, I ride 7 days a week, not 2. Rain or shine. but please do not ask me about specific parts and specifications regarding your bike. My expertise is in maintainence and field repair, not parts ordering. I will not be able to answer parts pricing and matching for specific machines. On a final note, I have recently discovered that a Honda V65 Magna will ford water up to nearly 2ft in depth. But you must keep the revs up and the speed down.

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