Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cottonwood, Alabama
Bike won't start!('01 Rebel 250)
Okay, so here's my issue, my 2001 Rebel 250 for roughly a year was my main means of transit to and from work, and after a while the battery quit working, which forced me to have to roll start it to get to work until payday. Before I got the chance however, another problem arose.
I was riding home from work and the engine cut off as though I had just run out of fuel. Having dealt with this before, I pulled over, set the selector switch to reserve, and attempted another roll start, to no avail. Then I attempted another roll start in a spacious church parking lot. Still nothing. It rumbles like it's trying to crank, but never actually cranks all the way, which suggests that it's the fuel, not the fire. The bike has been towed home, but I don't know what's wrong. One theory that's been presented to me is bad gas? Is there any validity in this? If not, what else could it be? Can't really afford a shop visit unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.