Rebel 250 fixes
Just got ourselves an 88 Rebel 250. As some know, I have a Rebel 450 for myself and was determined to find a Rebel for the wife. We're happy, found a Rebel that has been sat a few years. Has a few issues as expected.
There a little oil seapage from where the clutch cover seals to engine. I will take pic of this tomorrow for suggestions.
What type of battery do I need so I can source one?
I also need mirrors. They were missing, but I can buy some generic mirrors to fit. That's fine.
Rear tyre was a bit flat, again expected. Hopefully it just needs blowing up!
Couldn't start it unless I rolled her down a hill a little and dropped out the clutch. As mentioned I am expecting the battery to be toast or at least need a charge after so many years.
The carb no doubt needs cleaning too. With the choke on the rpms were really high, sounded spluttery so will take the old fuel old, clean up in tank, put in an inline filter, clean carb.
Looking forward to this.
So tomorrow we bring it back then I can start going over the bike. Will take some pics tomorrow.
What is the recommended oil for a 250? and if I can use it in my 450 I will buy extra.
Any advice appreciated.
1986 Rebel 450, a little bit bobbed here and there!