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post #1 of 13 Old 01-03-2020, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for accepting me into your group. I own a 2003 rebel 250 extreme. Having some problems getting it started.
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-03-2020, 04:47 PM
 
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Welcome to the forum. I've never heard of a Rebel "Extreme", interested to hear more about that!


You'll need to give us more information if we're going to be able to help you though. What exactly is happening?


Do the lights come on when you turn the ignition on?
Are you in Neutral?
Is the side stand in the up position?

Does the starter spin when you press the start button?

Does the starter turn the engine?
Does the engine turn but not fire up?
Does the engine fire up but stall?
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-03-2020, 05:06 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #4 of 13 Old 01-03-2020, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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It is a 2003. It turns, but will not fire. Everything lights up, it's in neutral. Just changed the plugs, and they are gapped @.025.
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-03-2020, 11:07 PM
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Is the kill switch in the "run" position?

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post #6 of 13 Old 01-03-2020, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Is the kill switch in the "run" position?
where is it located?
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-03-2020, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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This is it. The engine says Extreme on it, it's even listed as an extreme on the title.
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post #8 of 13 Old 01-04-2020, 09:52 AM
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If it started as a standard CMX250, it has been heavily modified. Mag wheels, different gas tank, rider seat, side cover, jugs, polished case cover, handlebars, and I'm sure a lot more. Where was this bike made?

On an unmodified CMX250, the kill switch is on the right handlebar.

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post #9 of 13 Old 01-04-2020, 02:42 PM
 
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OK, spark or fuel ...


Pull one spark plug out, reconnect it's cable and rest it against the cylinder head so the end makes contact. Don't hold it in place if you can avoid it, but if you have to make sure to use insulated plyers, otherwise you are in for a shock! Turn the engine over for 2-3 seconds, you should see the plug sparking. If it doesn't check the other side. If still no spark, checking the CDI and alternator are the next steps (you should find threads here explaining how to do that).



If you are getting spark, you likely have a fuel problem. Typically that's a carb that's gummed up (needs a chemical soak, sonic, 100psi air blast), rust in the gas tank, blocked fuel lines. Again there should be threads explaining those procedures.

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-04-2020, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Got it started! The switch is a dial on it, the paint was kind of worn off so I had no idea what it was. Thanks everyone. Now on to the lights...
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