Starting 250r for first time in 8 years
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    Junior Member Mike168's Avatar
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    Starting 250r for first time in 8 years

    I have an 89 I am currently restoring, she has not run in 8 years. I am preparing to start her and want to make sure I didn't miss anything. I did a leak down test on the cases, held 8 psi for 10 minutes without any drop and the compression is 180 psi, I have a cr head gasket. I cleaned the carb, put some 2 stroke oil in the head and plan on spraying some fogging fluid through the intake where the reeds are to lube the crank, with the Reed valve removed of course. I will also change the gear oil and make sure the gas tank is clean. Did I miss anything before I start her up.

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    Senior Member american opel's Avatar
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    no you should be fine

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    Thanks

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    If putting oil through spark plug hole will lube piston and crank. Put front tires in air so don't just dump into exhaust. Oil will go through transfer ports and keep going down. No need to pull reeds but ok if want to get good look at condition of everything inside.. Turn over slowly no plug. Should fire up no problem if was good when put away in good storage. But sometimes those dam critters and leprechauns playing when not looking
    RIDE WHATEVER IS NOT BROKEN!!

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    I already pulled the Reed block out to put in new reeds, so figure might as well get some fogging fluid on the crank and seals. Unfortunately I didn't really winterize the bike, just drained the gas.

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    It's been sitting in my garage and have not noticed any critters yet!

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    Critters love feasting on air filters.
    Might as well smoke... SMOKE!

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    Dismantle and Clean carb completely, all jets, small flow holes, ect....

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    Thanks for the tips everyone. Just need to go through the gas tank and should be ready to kick her over. Hopefully by next week I'll have some time.


 

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