Why does my rebel shut off if i pull back too much on throttle?
So I am writing this 10/10/17, I bought the bike 10/9/17. I bought it used, and high miles. My question, is that when I pull back on the throttle, it starts to sputter, and loses power. I can't seem to figure out what is going on. If anyone can give me some kind of answer, as to why it may be doing this, that would be great.
Classic dirty carburetor problem. You can search the forum for carburetor cleaning threads. The summary of which is: use an ultrasonic cleaner or have it done by a professional. Doing it yourself with carb cleaner is a waste of time. Using a chemical dip works some of the time, but depending on the crud in the carb it may take multiple dips.
1985 Rebel 250 ... 2005 Ruckus 50
Keith from Maine USA - Banning Spammers since 2016
Part of the beauty of the 250 is its simplicity, fuel + air + spark = Vroom!
for peace of mind you can easily check the air filter, make sure its not full of desert sand, and you can easily check that it has a good spark and firing on both cylinders.
If you have someone else clean the carb, give them the whole bike so they can test how well it was cleaned and save you the 2 or 3 return trips for re-cleaning that has come up more than once on this board.
If you want to do it yourself, read - read - read - read everything on this board and elsewhere, study up, read the lessons learned, and save yourself the heartache of redoing it 2-3 times before its right (missed a bit here or there, didn't replace one rubber bit that was bad the first time, etc.)
Welcome and enjoy, I fine the 250 a pleasure to wrench on!
2009 Honda Rebel 250; 2009 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit "The bravest thing for me to do is admit when I am wrong" - unknown HRF Answer #1 You should take the MSF Rider Course HRF Answer #2 You need to clean your carburetor HRF Answer #3 Sorry we assumed if you didn't say otherwise