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03-30-2020 01:44 PM
smoking Yeah, I'll take a look. I probably have enough knowledge to figure it out. I'm guessing it will be pretty straightforward. Melt the old connections, wire in the correct gauge and solder it in. Hope the bulb in there can handle it... #coronaprojects. best
03-30-2020 09:50 AM
Daren4ch I mean you could probably solder them for a permanent solution, or crimp new connectors to both sides... that is if i understand you correctly...
03-30-2020 02:00 AM
smoking Well, what do you know. It looks like it is aftermarket even though the label on it said otherwise. I'm guessing this since they are made in China... Rather then Japan of course.

I'm curious if there is a way to make it work still or if it's not worth it. Appreciate the help.
03-28-2020 11:24 PM
flitecontrol Are these aftermarket signals? Pretty sure they used the same gauge (16?) wire on the 250 and 450.
03-28-2020 11:11 PM
what about the rear turn signals / blinker?

I have a pair of 1985 cmx450 rear turn signals to replace broken/missing signals in my 1985 CMX250. They fit into the bike, but the wire gauge is smaller than the original wiring. I tried to crimp up the right size bullet terminals and plug 'em in but no luck.

Any thoughts? Is it possible to get them to work somehow or not worth it? Thanks
06-16-2019 08:31 PM
djriegel I will say the gas caps are interchangeable because I'm using one now. I have a 2006 250 and I was having issues with vapor lock. Son in law loaned me the cap off his 1985 450 rebel, to test out and it seems to fit perfectly. I should add, the reason for the swap was because I had swapped tin off my 86 onto a 2006 and kept the cap off the 2006 so I wouldn't have to carry 2 sets of keys. That was the mistake causing the vapor lock.
02-04-2019 07:30 PM
Duckster Why would you even think that a starter suitable for a 250 would work fine on an engine that is twice as big. Never mind that the 450 starter setup is a totally different arrangement. Why would you even want to try this? If you need a new starter, you need to find the correct item and you can bolt it in and be assured it will work fine.
02-04-2019 07:00 PM
mondo Anyone ever tried swapping a starter from a 250 to the 450? Or maybe reusing the armature and keeping original housing?
11-20-2018 03:00 PM
450 petcock

The 450 petcock can be modified to work as a gravity fed petcock.
11-19-2018 03:53 PM
needed new tank

Originally Posted by Buickguy View Post
I should, but why would you want to?
Just joining the chat, but for me the "why" is because I am retrofitting a 250 tank for my 1986 450. I still need the 450 petcock though for proper fuel flow for the dual carburetors. My question is will the 450 petcock leak if put into a 250 tank without mods? (The original 450 tank has a plastic insert that the 250 one does NOT have and I am afraid of any leakage or vacuum loss)
(p.s. I am using a tank with an overflow that acts as a vacuum)

Thanks for any help
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