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1984 Cr250 carburetor question/problem

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Well, I have finished the bike; came out really nice! Here is my problem. Bike will not fire! I have spark, looks pretty strong, blue color. I did not smell gas when I pulled the plug to check spark so I think I am not getting gas through the carb. Is it possible something, i.e. float, is stuck and not letting gas in the bowl? I have about a half gallon of fresh gas in tank and I am getting gas through to the carb via the gas line, but I don't think it is getting to bowl. Any ideas?

Keith

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Yup, sounds like the float might be stuck. You can loosen the float bowl drain screw and see if fuel flows or tap the sides of the carb with a screwdriver handle and see if it frees. You didn't stuff a rag in the reed boot to keep UFO's did you and forget to remove it? Try kicking the bike with the throttle WFO. That is a nice looking rebuild also.:lol:

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Thanks. Yeah. I can also throw it on the stand in my basement and pretend it runs :lol: Maybe have a fan blow some wind at my face!!!!

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Tip the bike on its side, if fuel comes out the vents you've got fuel in the carb.

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Thanks for the help. The float needed to be adjusted. It was not letting gas into the bowl. Must have knocked it out during the tear down. Thanks everyone!!

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Where did you get the HRC stickers on the shrouds? Mine are starting to deteriorate and I would rather not go with the CR 250 stickers (want everyone to think I ride a 500). Well, basically, where did you get everything for that bike because damn that is a good looking restoration.

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