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

8 Geg 2020
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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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  • Since it's a Honda this is all hypothetical.

    Ethan HopperEthan HopperPrieš 2 dienas
  • Idk if you noticed, but your spark plug is wiggling all over the place when you kickstart the bike.

    Doctor JackDoctor JackPrieš 7 dienų
  • 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.

    Brian RuizBrian RuizPrieš 8 dienų
  • I'm looking at a 1976 200T to rebuild.

    Stevie JoStevie JoPrieš 8 dienų
  • 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?

    gurpreet bajajgurpreet bajajPrieš 9 dienų
  • Check the oil before you crank it.

    always tinkeringalways tinkeringPrieš 17 dienų
  • Pm me

    Matt ChewMatt ChewPrieš 18 dienų
  • what a lizard . . . watch my drone videos please . . . great info here though . the words are very true . . .

    Jesse MellonJesse MellonPrieš 19 dienų
  • Ryan is a true youtube superstar

    abcd efgabcd efgPrieš 21 dieną
  • Can u make this same video with a sportbike ?

    Legendary LosoLegendary LosoPrieš 22 dienas
  • 4:34 OMG The corgy is a two wheeler too! Such a lovely little rider!

    Jean-Baptiste DallaraJean-Baptiste DallaraPrieš 26 dienų
  • 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!

    Diz HellerDiz HellerPrieš mėn
  • It`s always the pilot jets that get plugged, use a strand of stainless wire

    Mud Sh-sh-sharkMud Sh-sh-sharkPrieš mėn
  • It's a honda. If honda made gasoline it's probably start, but they don't, so new gasoline usually does the trick.

    Roger GustafssonRoger GustafssonPrieš mėn
  • Omg love you brother

    Joey GartmanJoey GartmanPrieš mėn
  • Ultra violent mice 😁

    Kevin BresnahanKevin BresnahanPrieš mėn
  • Hey that was my first bike! Loved it

    Michael MiguelMichael MiguelPrieš mėn
  • 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?

    alexander greenealexander greenePrieš mėn
  • Long live fort9

    steaming terdsteaming terdPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • hey thanks man, thanks to you i made a 1974 yamaha trail start up again.

    John ChavezJohn ChavezPrieš 2 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)

    steelavocadosteelavocadoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • All good stuff. This is also a great reminder of what a sweet bike that Honda was, and is.

    R C NelsonR C NelsonPrieš 2 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.

    Jaron LindowJaron LindowPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 6 months later, and 118 Harley mechanics have given this video a thumbs down for potentially taking business away from them.

    Robert LassiterRobert LassiterPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thumbs up for the dog iñ you the background

    The Reading ChannelThe Reading ChannelPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Beautiful motorcycle

    Charlie BowmanCharlie BowmanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • What you see: 3:01 What she see: 3:03

    Casper LCasper LPrieš 2 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?

    Tor TedemTor TedemPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Lol whats with the dog in the wheel hair lol

    felicianoabefelicianoabePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Seafoam???!!!!

    Matt MahoneyMatt MahoneyPrieš 2 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!

    akenji47akenji47Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • this guy is like the JerryRigEverything of motorcycles.

    ZZTV-NY EASZZTV-NY EASPrieš 2 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.

    dlarondie 1dlarondie 1Prieš 2 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 ?

    Nathan BrettNathan BrettPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The dog?

    Nasi LamakNasi LamakPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 3:30 "wow that's clean"

    IlhamIlhamPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Love the little doggy at the end just enjoying his stroll

    TheInterceptorTheInterceptorPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Great tip with the carb gasket!

    Mike DominickMike DominickPrieš 3 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

    skylinerskylinerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hey question, why does your website only serve the great white north and not the free murica'?

    Farid BFarid BPrieš 3 mėnesius

    Stinky LlamaStinky LlamaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • There always a secret KAMPRET

    rudyrudyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • And don't forget to open the fuel valve (for those that didn't get why he faded to black)

    JeffreyJeffreyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 🤣

    tshansentshansenPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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?

    Mellouki SidahmedMellouki SidahmedPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The Corgi made the video the best

    Mehkii AMehkii APrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This fella is definitely the most interesting and intelligent American I have ever come across. _(maybe he spent time living abroad or something.)_

    USERNAMEfieldemptyUSERNAMEfieldemptyPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • Canadian, eh. ~RF9

      FortNineFortNinePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 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. 😕

    Dariusz SzczepanekDariusz SzczepanekPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • the dog ! HAS WHEELS !

    L BenderL BenderPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Love the dog!

    Bennett GuinnBennett GuinnPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 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.

    Mark MathisonMark MathisonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • That corgi made my day.

    El JanoEl JanoPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Exelente

    Carlos LozanoCarlos LozanoPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What motorcycle is this? I love it!

    Levin GasserLevin GasserPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 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.

    S ThoS ThoPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 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??

    MBMBPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • im so impressed with that green/blue pearl

    Petros KomninosPetros KomninosPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • good bye mechanic hello you tube!!

    Luxuryhomes888Luxuryhomes888Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • This is the chris fix of motorcycle with a slightly more decent budget. I love this. 🤣

    thegunbound8thegunbound8Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • Notice this was a Honda they last forever.

    Vladimir PutinVladimir PutinPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 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

  • 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.

    Peter ZebotPeter ZebotPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Uhh that corgi in the back

    Liszard BabiesLiszard BabiesPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • now looking at getting an 82 twinstar up and running so this is perfect!

    VkrinVkrinPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I have an XR 80 R that sat in a shed for 16 years it started first gear

    XD DubzXD DubzPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I thot he had the KILL SWITCH engaged deliberately, to circulate oil thru the engine before attempting an actual start-up.

    JT CROWNSJT CROWNSPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Hallelujah, and nice corgy chariot at the end.

    wayne mullallywayne mullallyPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • So wise.

    Tae Young AhnTae Young AhnPrieš 5 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?

    ViniBreda90ViniBreda90Prieš 5 mėnesių
    • @FortNine Ohhhh, got it, it makes sense! Ty for the answer!!

      ViniBreda90ViniBreda90Prieš 5 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

      FortNineFortNinePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • This channel is so underrated

    Eathen Edward EmonEathen Edward EmonPrieš 5 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

    minecrafter9099minecrafter9099Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • What's up with the Corgi with the walker?

    tonytoes0tonytoes0Prieš 5 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!

    Michael The AtheistMichael The AtheistPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 2 wheel dog at the end was so cuteee................

    Venkatesh KVenkatesh KPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Carb cleaner. In Australia we call it ‘start ya barstard’

    N ON OPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Oh no, no glove?

    AlexAlexPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I just did fuel and air on my 96 Honda VFR750!

    Ashton SteppAshton SteppPrieš 6 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 .

    Maik DeutscherMaik DeutscherPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Bro this is literally my bike I've been repairing for the last 3 months

    notta lottanotta lottaPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Maaan I want to find an OG cb like that.

    The Eastern frontThe Eastern frontPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • What diameter viton cord would be appropriate for the fuel bulb gasket?

    Blake KalakayBlake KalakayPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I believe cyanoacrylate is good for use with gasoline if anyone is wondering

    Aaron RhodenizerAaron RhodenizerPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Wonderfully done!

    RegularCarsRegularCarsPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • I love both of your vids

      JessTheBlackCatJessTheBlackCatPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • @FortNine you wrote the ultimate tutorial for our jalopy motorcycle tour! Www.reliabilityrally.com

      Lou TuricikLou TuricikPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • @FortNine Do collabs like the old youtube

      vinchiwinchivinchiwinchiPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Got a bike that won't start, Mr. Regular? ~RF9

      FortNineFortNinePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • And don't rev the piss out of any engine that's been stored for years until its ran for 15-20 mins, cooled right off off then repeat.

    Wink DinkersonWink DinkersonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • who the fuck uses a wrench to take a spark plug off?

    dj jeffdj jeffPrieš 6 mėnesių

    A320 CAT3DUALA320 CAT3DUALPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • LMAO! The wheeled Dog!

    Danny Eugene WaitsDanny Eugene WaitsPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I had this exact bike. It was a lemon :(

    TSO LiotTSO LiotPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • My ‘70 CB350 and my buddies ‘74 CR250MX owners manuals suggested removal of the drive chain every 6K and heat in a pan of oil at 65C for 2 hours (pre O-ring sealed lube chains) as a service interval that should be a pre-requisite for riding any fresh vintage bike.

    Kevin BabbKevin BabbPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • The writer is amazing.

    Swampbutt StinsonSwampbutt StinsonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • That corgi really made the video completed :-)

    Alex RäisänenAlex RäisänenPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I have a sport bike and two cruisers but I'm an old guy (68) and miss the old days so when I saw Yamaha's SR400 I had to have it. I mean come on, kick start only. It's so damn fun and wouldn't sell it for the world. But what I really want is a Yamaha XS650. Had one when it first came out and I'm sorry I sold it.

    Yeah it's me.Yeah it's me.Prieš 6 mėnesių
  • If you sell that in India you could get it for nearly around $3000-4000. Especially if the engine is stock and you did a little clean up. This model along with the RX has a really rich history in India.

    ChumLan ThungChumLan ThungPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • The pawn shop near me closed around 10 years ago and the owner had a CL 360 Honda he bought brand new in 74 stored in the back for over 40 year's. I gave him $500 for it and after cleaning the dust off and doing about the same as you did.. carb's/ battery/etc. The old bike was beautiful. It had1100 miles on it. I put it on Craigslist and flipped it for $2000. It's O'some to find a diamond in the Ruf and bring it back to Life. Plus the $1500 profit was pretty good to👍😀

    Dick GosinyaDick GosinyaPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • It should actually be FACTS - the acronym is better and it includes "timing".

    Sean SinghSean SinghPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Liked the music too.

    ABP2ABP2Prieš 7 mėnesių
  • And lastly, slap anyone that would ever wish to turn it into a "cafe racer".

    J R's PlaceJ R's PlacePrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Amazing content, this and Vice Grip Garage are simply a joy to watch.

    Sean PSean PPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • The Dog pooping at the end is the best

    Road Rash HDRoad Rash HDPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • You know your stuff! Subbed

    robrobPrieš 7 mėnesių