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post #1 of 13 Old 10-14-2015, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I am new to the forum and Honda Rebels got my Girlfriend a 1985 250, it had been sitting for 11 years, I put a new battery in and add some gas fired up in the second crank, the only issue I am having is in third gear and third gear only it makes a chattering noise, the GF wants to make it a bobber, so that may be our project over the winter,.
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post #2 of 13 Old 10-14-2015, 01:40 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Did you change the oil and change the gas before starting the bike?
You need to do a complete check on all the fluids and controls with a bike that has sat for 11 years, and change the tires before any riding is done.
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Welcome to the forum. Did you change the oil and change the gas before starting the bike?
You need to do a complete check on all the fluids and controls with a bike that has sat for 11 years, and change the tires before any riding is done.
Good luck on your project
Yes, I did that was the first thing I did, the back tire is new the front will be replaced here shortly, Any suggestions on the chattering in 3rd gear, it only does under power not while coasting,
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Bobber is as bobber does...

Welcome aboard and hope you find the answer(s) to your specific question.

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Welcome to the forum vlmuke, chattering in 3rd gear, not sure why it is only in 3rd -- stiff links in the chain can cause very weird things.

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Welcome! Very cool! I want to make a boober too!

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Welcome to forum n enjoy your ride



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Welcome to the forum vlmuke, chattering in 3rd gear, not sure why it is only in 3rd -- stiff links in the chain can cause very weird things.
Thanks for the welcome everyone, It occurs only under power when you let off the throttle it goes away, strangely when I lubed and adjusted the chain the noise deminished by about 50%, the since the front tire is old and the new one hasn't arrived yet we have only been running it in the neighborhood so we have only had it to 30-35 mph. I don't know exactly where the noise is coming from as its hard to tell while riding.
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Have you tried blocking up your bike so the rear tire is off the ground? Be sure to make sure it is
safely raised so it will not fall over, and start it and put it in 3rd ans see if you can find the noise.
I have a motorcycle lift I use to raise my bikes to work on and I can strap them so I can start it up
and see if everything is working OK.
Here is a picture of what I use.

1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift

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Have you tried blocking up your bike so the rear tire is off the ground? Be sure to make sure it is
safely raised so it will not fall over, and start it and put it in 3rd ans see if you can find the noise.
I have a motorcycle lift I use to raise my bikes to work on and I can strap them so I can start it up
and see if everything is working OK.
Here is a picture of what I use.

1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift
never thought of that I have one and I can try it.

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