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    I've been riding the 450, but I just got the Rebel 250 running! It hasn't been ridden in... five years, I think? I started trying to get it running again last year, and got to everything but the tires and the carb. (The easy stuff, right?)

    I spent last week tearing down and cleaning the carb, and an hour or so ago I got it put back together. I've got to say, reinstalling the darn thing was probably the hardest part of the process! It's not registered and the tires are pretty bad, so I can't do a real test drive, but it made it the length of the driveway with only one stall: given it wouldn't even start three weeks ago, I'll take that! It ran pretty rough when I first started it, but seems to be smoothing out as it runs. Next time it's clear I may take a quick run up and down my street, and see if it can handle more than one gear.

    This is also pretty much my first engine repair job, so I'm pretty pleased right now!
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    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amckenzie4 View Post
    I've been riding the 450, but I just got the Rebel 250 running! It hasn't been ridden in... five years, I think? I started trying to get it running again last year, and got to everything but the tires and the carb. (The easy stuff, right?)

    I spent last week tearing down and cleaning the carb, and an hour or so ago I got it put back together. I've got to say, reinstalling the darn thing was probably the hardest part of the process! It's not registered and the tires are pretty bad, so I can't do a real test drive, but it made it the length of the driveway with only one stall: given it wouldn't even start three weeks ago, I'll take that! It ran pretty rough when I first started it, but seems to be smoothing out as it runs. Next time it's clear I may take a quick run up and down my street, and see if it can handle more than one gear.

    This is also pretty much my first engine repair job, so I'm pretty pleased right now!

    Cool......I have 2 in the garage with carb/i don't know issues, and if that wasn't punishment enough, decided to pull the little one out, not that sum beech is sitting along with them.

    So getting to where you are would be a great milestone in the future for me.

    Good work, hope all goes well.
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    Thanks, and good luck with your bikes! Like I said, getting the carb off and back on the bike was the hardest part for me. I also had one jet that was so thoroughly seized that I ended up using an impact driver to get it moving. My logic was somewhere along the line of "well, the carb is no good if I can't get it out, so I might as well risk it."

    But really.. mostly the process was just tedious, with a lot of time running very fine copper wire through tiny holes, then blasting everything loose out with compressed air.
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    Bought tires, tubes and rim strips from RevZilla - (Heidenau K39 Tire 2.75X18 48P TT & 3.25X18 52S TT) and then went for a ride. I hope to get them mounted next week.

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    Hi,

    Not much, other then riding it .....
    Here it is, just after a re-fuel, and ready for a nice evening ride...

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    I managed to get in a ride this past weekend between rainstorms. Rain chances were predicted at 80% here in north Alabama, but there were enough dry hours for the roads to clear and allow some nice riding. After filling up with some fresh non-ethanol gas, I stopped at an overlook for a few pics of the '69.

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    Got the little Honda running, on to the twin. Reorganized the bench, got the engine setup on a makeshift stand.

    Prepping the cam and rockers for shipment to Delta. Jug/pistons are sitting on the table ready for the machinist, still gotta get copies of spec pages to take with them.

    Beings I split this old CL350 bottom, I've learned alot from that, so I'll finish pulling the CB350 down and split it. Probably just needs cleaning up. and I can get it back together.

    Still need to break down the clutch basket and check the disk.
    "If it ain't raining, I'm riding......"

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    Quote Originally Posted by budlite282 View Post
    ...Beings I split this old CL350 bottom, I've learned alot from that
    I'm guessing you meant the 100 - but yes, it can't hurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientdad View Post
    I'm guessing you meant the 100 - but yes, it can't hurt
    Yep, got the CB100 back together, and running. Just gotta figure why the pipe is turning blue/black.

    And I did split a CL350 engine I've got laying around........been playing around, poking and jabbing, just to see what's it like in there.

    Gotta get some Hondabond b4 I split the CB350.
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