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Old 08-31-2011, 10:11 PM   #41
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Rode to work today. The bike died on me at the first stop sign. Several kicks later I was back on the road. The turn signals don't work for . Left turn gives me a buzz from under the gauges. Idk wtf.
When I left work I noticed that my carb is dripping gas pretty nicely onto the engine.
Does anyone remember the snl skit with dan akroyd- little johnny human torch?
I didn't bla3 out of existance but it did scare the out of me to see a puddle of gas on a hot engine right under mah ballz. I drove the van home. The bike sits at my father in law's.
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i believe i would save money up and take it to Majic Man
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:17 AM   #43
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:33 PM   #44
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Finally got to work on the bike today. Front brakes work now and we cleaned the carb out. I think the float had been sticking and it was clogged a little. I think the bike has been sitting for a long time. It runs good now. Gas leaks just a little out of the carb when you start it up, but it doesn't seem to leak when you ride. My step father In law helped me with the work and he took it for a ride after we finished up. He rode a wheelie in his driveway. Suprised me, lol.

He's got an old xt175 or something of that size. I need to work on him getting that rideable again. Lol it looks pretty cool.

I moved the plate to just below the brake light and removed the lower fender. It looks pretty good now.
I took the blinkers off. I think they are junk. I'll just replace all 4 with led's sometime
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:41 PM   #45
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Pics man pics!!
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The 30 - 45 minutes a good repair would take to clean out the carb, with proper know how, would save you a lot of trouble. If it leaks any gas, it's not done rite. These lil bikes are easy to work on and get running great.
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In the garage just now. More cleaning, more tweaking. I lowered the front end by a few cm.
There is loose shirt in the muffler... inside the exhaust is a very fine soot. It feels almost wet.
I figure ill have magic man check it out whenever I can get to him
The dripping gas is a pretty steady flow.
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I'm on my phone right now. My home network is down. Looks like one more thing waiting for payday. Blah.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:30 AM   #49
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In the garage just now. More cleaning, more tweaking. I lowered the front end by a few cm.
There is loose shirt in the muffler... inside the exhaust is a very fine soot. It feels almost wet.
I figure ill have magic man check it out whenever I can get to him
The dripping gas is a pretty steady flow.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:33 AM   #50
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Looks like one more thing waiting for payday. Blah.
Man, I'm very familiar with that pain. Most of my paycheck is spent by the time I get it. That's why it's taking so long for me to get a motorcycle.

However, my taking so long also means that I'm very interested in seeing what happens with yours. So keep us posted!
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:35 AM   #51
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Gosh dang autocomplete. I meant loose , not shirt.
Probably going to order one of those cheap eBay pipes
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:36 AM   #52
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:03 AM   #53
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Anybody know what options are out there for replacement shocks? The shock on this thing is dead and the spring bounces you the whole time you ride
Kinda fun, just not in turns.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:08 AM   #54
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you could probably have the shock rebuilt (by yourself or a shop) or find a used functioning one on ebay.

I highly suggest swapping the fork springs and shock spring to your weight. then set the sag. it makes a world of difference in traction on the trails.

also, while in the shock area, grease up the linkage bearings.

and while I am giving free tips...take some dielectric silicon grease to all the electrical connections.

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:11 AM   #55
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i need a 1991 dr250s throttle tube. the cycle shack ordered one for me but when i put it on the bike it was all wrong. i found out later that they got me the 2 cable setup, which was on all the later years after the 91. the 91 uses a single cable. they gave me a refund but either didnt want to look or truly cant order the 1 cable tube. the cycle shack is a bunch of turds, mostly. i went there thinking 'its just a part... how can they screw up?'

right now the bike is in many peices. i have the gas tank and carb off. i founf out that the inner part of a previous gas cap had fallen into the gas tank. the sprung part. it was all in there. i got that out but there is what sounds like a small washer in there still. my reason for doing this was because the bike ran out of gas on my way to work thursday. i have put maybe 70 miles on it and 2 tanks of gas. that cant be right.

magic man, sorry. cant bring it in just yet. i have to get it in good enough shape to ride it to you. my parents have a truck, buuuuuut i'd rather have a good running bike before i get into the drama of 'youve got a bike again?!'
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Cycle gear should stock a single cable motion pro throttle tube that should work. Think I saw one at the greenspoint Location. Call first though.
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Would just any single cable nthrottle tube work? Are they typically model specific?
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did some work on the bike again today. more carb attempts. i still really dont know what i'm doing, but i figured out that the main jet was pretty clogged up. i cleaned out the carb and blew compressed air in the holes. the engine seems to run ... better... now... kinda...
it feels like it has more power, but then i ride for a couple of minutes and it pops really loud on decel and has problems shifting, or rather, it shifts to neutral, with no neutral light. actual neutral was really tough to get to.
i shifted through the gears and it seems like i still can ride in all the gears. maybe it was just that one time. hmm. dammit. this bike is such a tease. i miss my vfr.
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im wondering it maybe it was running too hot. i felt happy that the bike seemed like it was all good now and i did a burnout in the dirt, digging fairly deep, lols were had. maybe the bike got too hot and just needs to cool down? it had been idling for around 5 minutes before i rode it.
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