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post #1 of 4 Old 02-26-2020, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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I'm a new member... my name is Jared. I just bought my first motorcycle (I have previously had scooters), a 2006 Honda Rebel 250. The one I bought is in great shape... but it sat for a while and I believe the carburetor is the source of my issues. I've replaced the spark plugs, air filter, drained old gas and put new premium with fuel treatment, changed oil, new battery.. I was able to get it cranked a few times but it didn't stay cranked long or it bogged down. My next question is: What is the best route to take? I can't seem to find many exact matches for aftermarket carbs. Are there any easy remedies I could try first? I don't think I would have much issue replacing the carb but rebuilding a carb looks quite daunting.


Thanks for your help. I'm so anxious to get this baby on the road and ride!

-Jared
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-26-2020, 09:17 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Cleaning the existing carb is the least expensive option, and there are several ways to do it. There are pictorials here on the forum showing how to disassemble the carb. You can soak only the metal parts for 48 hours or more in Berrymans Chem Dip, rinse it out, blow high pressure compressed air through all the orifices, and reassemble. If the carb is extremely dirty, it can take several cycles with Chem Dip to get it clean. If you have access to an ultrasonic cleaner, they do an excellent job of cleaning carbs quickly. Many automotive repair shops have them. If you want it professionally cleaned, removing the carb from the bike will save on cost.

Jack's Rebel Warehouse in Florida cleans carbs. You can send it to him for cleaning, and he has a short turn around time. Not sure what he charges, but probably in the $45-60 range, plus shipping. Jack's Rebel Warehouse - Rebel Catalog, Honda Rebel parts and accessories

New carbs cost around $350.

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

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-28-2020, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply.



What type of carburetor rebuild kit should I buy? It seems as though different kits have different parts.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-28-2020, 08:57 AM
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Once the metal parts are clean, it's usually only the rubber parts that need replacement. The gasket and O-rings are what's needed most often. The diaphragm can shrink over time too. New ones are available here https://www.ebay.com/itm/Membrane-Di...UAAOSwnLFdZ3ZZ

Soaking an old, shrunken, diaphragm in oil of wintergreen or brake fluid often restores it to original size.

While many buy kits with new jets, they aren't needed if the originals are cleaned properly. That said, the cheapest kit I can find includes jets and other metal parts (go figure) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carb-Carbur...kAAOSwQ9ldUl3B

If you buy this kit, I don't recommend using the needle that comes with it. Instead, use the original needle as the replacements are usually not identical.

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