Welcome. You will love the Erebel...Not classified. Currently 73, 74 in a couple of days. I'm growing into the person described in a couple of T-shirts my daughter gave me for my birthday last year. One says: "One owner, high mileage, needs body work" the other, "I never dreamed I'd be an old fart, but here I am, killin' it"
Welcome to the forum..I am new to Rebel ownership, just got myself a non-running 2000 CMX250 C and trying to sort out wiring and ignition gremlins.
CMX250 C, 1974 Mobylette AV92, 1974 Vespa Ciao
Thank you. I cooked one coil so I am replacing that & I think the safety interlock may have caught me out. I am a bit old school, or just oldWelcome to the forum..
Other than the CDI/ICM safety interlock ground the Ignition system is completely separate from 12v lighting/charging system..
Thanks SoakedKarma. Clogged idle circuit was my guess too. Couldn't an air leak cause it too? Just saying that from an academic point of view. Thanks for the carb schematics. Could any fuel like seafoam, marvel mystery oil or Berryman Chemtool B12 additives help a bit?Welcome @Yaatri
needing to use enricher/choke all the time indicates clogged idle jet
You are due for a thorough carb cleaning..
tool box isn't locked, simply a latching cam that rotates 1/4 turn to release..
Than pull from behind cover lip on latch side.
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I avoid old tires especially on the front..
Yes, I understand. I have lost two sets of tools I had put together for on road use in my 1998 Yamaha 650, which I lost to Katrina in 2005 and the Blvd that I lost in 2016. I found Honda's sparkplug tool handy for on road use.Welcome to the forum. Ditto on what Soaked Karma said about cleaning the carb. Lots of info here on cleaning carbs.
Once you open the tool box, don't expect a full set of tools. IIRC, over the years, Honda whittled it down to just a few.
Congratulations and welcome. I don't understand why people make comments such as those about "going through mid-life crisis". In my opinion, riding a motorcycle makes you very keenly aware of responsibilities of a driver and have fun doing it. Enjoy your Rebel.I just bought my first Honda rebel 250 few weeks ago. I used to ride as a teenager but now as a 39 yr old mother of 3 and registered nurse I got a lot of "are you going through mid life crisis?" comments. I tell them it's for gas mileage but really I'm in love! Already I have found this forum very helpful for some minor diagnosis and repairs. Thanks for all the great comments and input
Haha yeah I like being able to touch both sides and my rebel is perfect for me as a 5 foot nothing woman. I'm signed up for a course in July and can't wait!Welcome to the forum. Be prepared for the "You're gonna want a bigger bike." comments to follow. Have you taken a basic rider instruction course?