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DozerDan
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Joined: 03 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: My Newest Toy Reply with quote

Picked up a honda cr250 this past weekend. It had been sitting for ~3 year but the guy told me it ran when it was parked.

So I pulled the plug and filled the motor with fogging oil. then pulled the gas tank and flushed it out good, Cleaned out what used to be the air filter but was now a vacated mouse hotel, and pulled the carb.

Carb took some soaking and cleaning to get into working order.

Put it all back together, blew the motor out , cleaned the plug up, stuck it back in kicked it over 3-4 times and it fired to life.

It wont idle and the air screw is sseized up/ head messed up on the carb so I need to address that, but I have a running bike for ~$300

I have never really ridden bikes before, and nothing this big, so it was interesting when I hopped on it last night and took it around the property. Thing has some BALLS. I think once i get it to idle and dont have to worry about not letting the trottle all the way down it will be much better to ride.

Now all i got to do is fix the carb, and get used to the twist throttle, I keep going to use my thumb and REVVIng it out.







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Joined: 08 Jul 2005
Location: Harrisonburg, VA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bike.

I was thinking about getting a dirt bike this summer, something to play around on. I just want to get something like a dual sport that is street legal so I can drive it around town. 60 mpg sounds pretty good to me.
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DozerDan
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh if I keep it I will be getting a street legal kit for it, so I can pimp it on the roads.

It definately has enough power to cruise on the highway.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know they made street legal kits. Thats something I will have to keep in mind.
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Rusty's steering stabilizer
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120 amp alternator upgrade
Rusty's Tie Rod Conversion
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Joined: 02 Jan 2004
Location: Epping New Hampsha

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like the model they were making back when injuries forced me to quit racing pro MX....mid to late 80's maybe?

As far as the wont idle problem, its probably fuel related.

I would clean the carb again. Get some carb cleaner and spray it in every hole and jet. A clogged pilot jet is the usual culprit. While the carb is off pull the reed block off and check the petals. The reed petals need to be laying absolutely flat against the cage surface. Poor pr no idle can be from gapped, split, chipped or broken reeds. Of you need replacements, Boysen is way better than stock.

Another thing to check is the compression. Should be at least 135 pounds. A worn piston and ring set will cause idle problems too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn you know ur bikes holy crap Shocked
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DozerDan
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i figured out the idle problem, unfortunately it wasnt untill AFTER I F'd up the fuel mixture screw.

Turns out in 87 the choke is also how you set the idel, pull up for choke spin the top for idle. I cracked the mixture screw housing getting that screw out, which I never needed to touch inthe long run.

I got another screw but it is too big, so I am going to turn it down and make one to work, and I got a M6x.75 tap from work and am goint to tap the carb housing in deeper.

The engine had 150lbs of compression, which leads me to assume it has had a top end done recently.

all in all the bike is in pretty good shape. I think I might have to sell it though so I dont kill myself. It is ALOT of bike.

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