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    Junior Member yumenuu's Avatar
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    Hi from Sydney... need help.

    Hey guys, Sean from in Sydney and I just picked up (a couple months ago) a 74' CB250.

    I'm here on the forum to find information, links, and guides on restoring this bike. I have a basic background in mechanical/ electrical repair. This bike was a random, unintended, purchase, as I came across it.

    That said, I have a couple of questions which led me to this forum...

    I didn't even think to check before, but after I had the bike dropped off, does this thing use keys?

    Also, I'm currently trying to restore the bike back to riding condition. The tank is rust free, and the engine does turn when you kick it. I was trying to get access to the battery to check/ change it, but I couldn't figure out how to remove the seat. I thought it might be under these side covers, but again, there's no key to do so, and the hole (that I'm guessing) that keeps it attached doesn't fit anything.

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    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yumenuu View Post
    Hey guys, Sean from in Sydney and I just picked up (a couple months ago) a 74' CB250.

    I'm here on the forum to find information, links, and guides on restoring this bike. I have a basic background in mechanical/ electrical repair. This bike was a random, unintended, purchase, as I came across it.

    That said, I have a couple of questions which led me to this forum...

    I didn't even think to check before, but after I had the bike dropped off, does this thing use keys?

    Also, I'm currently trying to restore the bike back to riding condition. The tank is rust free, and the engine does turn when you kick it. I was trying to get access to the battery to check/ change it, but I couldn't figure out how to remove the seat. I thought it might be under these side covers, but again, there's no key to do so, and the hole (that I'm guessing) that keeps it attached doesn't fit anything.

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    Thanks in advance.
    HI and welcome
    That's a 68-69 not a 74
    The key for the ignition is on the left side of the bike between the front of the tank and top of the engine
    The seat latch should be at the front of the seat on the left hand side the seat should lift front to back
    The engine will need a charged battery to start
    Battery is under the seat between the carbs
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    Hi Simo,

    Thanks for much for the welcome and info.

    Well.. I don't have a key for it... so looks like I'll need to replace that :/

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    You can order a key from many places for about 10 dollars. You will need the 4 digit code off the ignition (where you insert the key)
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    Welcome Sean! That's a right beauty there. Start a project log - we love 'em

    To start here is a great thread - Basic Checklist for that New to You old Bike
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    Welcome Sean. Looks like you have a great find to work on
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