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post #1 of 8 Old 12-02-2019, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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I'm in college to become a Harley tech. Haven't gotten into the rebuilds yet. I have a 1985 honda rebel 250 I purchased tonight drove it almost home and it ran good at 70 for 80 miles now I have no power to pull myself but starts right away and revs up in neutral but cant take a load. Anyway this was supposed to save me gas going 80 miles one way everyday to school but I need to figure out where to start
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-02-2019, 06:30 AM
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Welcome to the forum. There should be 3/8" to 3/4" of free play at the end of the clutch lever before resistance is felt. If not, adjust the cable. If it accelerates well in the lower gears, but begins to lose power in 4th and fifth, the clutch could be slipping.

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-02-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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old gas maybe?

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i'm also on the old gas bus - maybe dirt from the tank got sucked into the carb

clean tank and carb - get an inline filter

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petcock has a settlement bowl.. turn off fuel, unscrew bowl
betcha it's full of rust... if it is your carb is too

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i'm also on the old gas bus -



I think I was just called an old fart on the bus with gas......


Maybe I read that wrong.
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petcock has a settlement bowl.. turn off fuel, unscrew bowl
betcha it's full of rust... if it is your carb is too
This sounds like the best place to start. Aren't you going to get the bejeezus aggravated out of you if you're trying to become a Harley tech showing up on a little Honda?
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This sounds like the best place to start. Aren't you going to get the bejeezus aggravated out of you if you're trying to become a Harley tech showing up on a little Honda?
Nah - - all the Harley techs ride Hondas. They know better.
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