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post #1 of 83 Old 05-08-2017, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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2016 250 Rebel quit running today

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My new 250 quit running on the freeway today..
Was cruising along around 65mph
when the engine started making a noise like a rock in a beer can shaking around... Pulled off on the shoulder and it quit running...it would crank but wouldn't start.. any ideas what could have happened? thanks





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post #2 of 83 Old 05-08-2017, 10:24 PM
 
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I hope it is still under warranty. If so, get it back to the dealer. If not check your spark plugs for condition. It sounds like it may have dropped a valve.
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I hope it is still under warranty. If so, get it back to the dealer. If not check your spark plugs for condition. It sounds like it may have dropped a valve.
yes fortunately it is still under warranty and it's at the Honda shop now. I won't know anything till about Wednesday.. was a scary experience cruising down the freeway LOL

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Yes you need to have a well developed clutch reflex whenever you hear sudden engine noises.. I recall partially seizing my Honda 305 and later my Kawasaki H1 and both times I pulled the clutch and let it coast to a stop with no further damage to the engine or the bike. In both cases the bike restarted and ran OK afterwards albeit with a bit of piston slap.
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I'm confused. Is it a 2017, or is it a 250?

The last year for the 250 was 2016.

The 2017 Not-Rebels come in 300 and 500.

What do you really have?

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I'm confused. Is it a 2017, or is it a 250?

The last year for the 250 was 2016.

The 2017 Not-Rebels come in 300 and 500.

What do you really have?
My bad!
Its a new 2016 250 Rebel I bought a few months ago..sorry about that,

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No problem, and welcome to the forum.

Glad it is still under warranty, and the dealer is sorting it out for you.

How many miles have you put on it?

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No problem, and welcome to the forum.

Glad it is still under warranty, and the dealer is sorting it out for you.

How many miles have you put on it?
Thanks, about 1600 mi is all..


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A clutch reflex with an engine that has a piston moving up and down over a 100 times a second. That's laughable.

If it goes......it goes. Nothing you can do about it.
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A clutch reflex with an engine that has a piston moving up and down over a 100 times a second. That's laughable.

If it goes......it goes. Nothing you can do about it.
Well, laugh away...but I guess you didn't read about the partial seizures..... I've seen 2 of them in 50 years of riding..Instant squealing noise accompanied by acute loss of power. Both resulted in scuffed pistons, but neither resulted in a stuck engine or worse, loss of control due to locking up of the engine and drive train. In both cases the bikes continued to run until overhaul could be done. One of these was several hundred miles from home so a complete seizure would have been very bad.

Its actually the locking up of the crankshaft and transmission after a catastrophic engine failure that is the real reason to be quick on the clutch. Yes, your engine may already be toast, but your bike and more importantly YOU are still doing OK at 60 mph or more and may be able to coast calmly to a stop on the shoulder of the road listening to only the chain noise.

Its entirely possible that despite reacting as quickly as you can, that the damage will instantly lock up the entire drive train in which case your chances of avoiding a crash might be quite slim. However, as my experience shows, Its worth a shot.
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