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Hello. I have a 1986 Honda Rebel 250. I chopped it up and created my own wiring harness which PREVIOUSLY WORKED. I then rebuilt the engine and put back together. After completion the bike will not start. I believe the CDI is good because I still have spark. It sounds like the starter motor is spinning slow and barely cranking. I bought new battery, same result. The only issue I had when rebuilding engine was I could not find torque specs for cam chain tensioner bolts on outside of cylinder and head. Could over tightening do something like this? Again I do Have spark still....
ANY HELP or ideas are greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!!
 

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When there is no specific torque value given as with the cam chain tensioner you fall back on standard torque values listed in shop manual for the size bolt/nut..
6mm bolt standard torque is 6-9 foot pounds..
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if you have spark I wouldn't worry about custom wiring..

slow cranking could be low battery voltage, what voltage do you get while cranking?..
does the crank feel stiff when you turn crankshaft counter clockwise with a socket and ratchet?
 
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