Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Do you own an ATV? Join our Forum!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

Mitchell LaForest

1986 Honda TRX 250 - No Power

Recommended Posts

Hi everybody!

Just got an 86 TRX 250, not running for past 5 years.

Currently with battery hooked up there no power. I checked the fuses. Will go meter the off/run/off switch and ignition switch tonight.

I'm, looking for a decent wiring diagram or a copy of the service manual or ohm specs for coils/stators. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

20190408_132520.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Welcome to Quadcrazy.  86 !!!! Nice bike.  I think that year had the metal gas tank ? 

The stator would not prevent you from cranking the engine so I’m thinking it’s a really or wiring issue.  Don’t know if we have that year in the downloads section but I will take a look for you.  Meantime any of our members here are very well versed and will help you along the way.  You can have access to the download section after participating in at least 10 posts in the forums or a paid membership.    The 10 posts are not very difficult because you are going to find the stuff here we get into very interesting. So I will take a look for your diagram and see what’s available. 

What condition are the plastics in? How’s the bike overall? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Frank,

Yes metal gas tank.

Turns out it was the ignition switch. All crusted over inside (like Ajmboy's shorts, JK thanks for the link).

I pulled apart and cleaned, carb, air box, starter. Clean out the gas tank. Replaced front brake lever/master cylinder assy, rear brake shoes. New battery.

Looks like a bag of ass (plastics fk'd) but starts right up and purrs like a kitten.

 

20190413_090944.thumb.jpg.e1bcd4d2f92d977573971c2f1a0218a3.jpg20190413_092928.thumb.jpg.1e795310edc540f9dbe32b3d84288596.jpg20190413_115600.thumb.jpg.3497a522e695476f71b68aa97e826cd7.jpg20190413_121533.thumb.jpg.d054ff284f3141f5d7aa98b4f7e5ca36.jpg

  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow great pics brother. Wtf is that tan shit ? Looks like a piece of fish...  The tank looks nasty.  Glad it runs great, very nice work. The only thing I’m going to say about @Ajmboy is the only thing he has crusted is his reputation in this forum. You can’t have pie without crust! And this forum is the pie and he is the crust! And @Admin I love you too! 

Ride safe. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


That's pieces of an ancient rubber glove..... don't know man.

Just messing with Amjboy. We need those crusty guys around. We'd call them "Old Salts" in the service. Thanks.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Mitchell LaForest said:

That's pieces of an ancient rubber glove..... don't know man.

Just messing with Amjboy. We need those crusty guys around. We'd call them "Old Salts" in the service. Thanks.

I'm 44, not sure how old and crusty I am yet...

happy old man GIF by Cheezburger

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


3 hours ago, Mitchell LaForest said:

Here she is:

20190425_204429.jpg

20190425_204441.jpg

that honda looks a little like mine:

Picture0408191459954.jpg

Picture0408191502951.jpg

I think mines older tho....  its a 4-trx and its the model that has the backup kick-start rather than recoil

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used to have a 1984 TRX 200. similar to your 250.

These thing are build like TANK !!! :)

Edited by Martin Prevost

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By David Goff
      So i have an old yamaha bear tracker that was given to me from an old farmer I know. I decided to refurbished it and fix all the quick fixes on it. I am pretty sure that it is either a 1999 or 2000 based upon the original wiring harness. Little did i know when I bought a new to me wiring harness from ebay that it was from a 2003 or 2004. My question to everyone is do I need to have all the stop switch assemblies hooked up? I think there are three on the 03/04 models and only one on the 1999 to 2000. Any help I can get for this would be great. I haven't run it yet due to the motor and crankcase is in two totes. 


    • By JacobSlabach
      Hey so i sold my 04 rubicon and wanted something new so i went to NC and bought a '13 scrambler 850XP LE EPS.  love it the only issues with it when i bought it were a leak in the front tire and the mice had chewed through one of the spark plug wires.  currently have a substitute hooking the chewed end to the ignition coil so itll run on both cylinders however im having an issue finding a replacement coil wire for it and was wondering if yall had any advice.  i need the longer of the two coil wires and i can only find the shorter one online.  will throw up some pics of it when i can
    • By Corky L Leazier
      One day went to start and nothing, the fan comes on cause its straight wired ,but no lights and no all the fuses show no power with the switch on. Changed starter relay nothing changed thinking maybe switch next and how can I test it.
    • By KotaGman
      My bear big fires up with the pull start fairly easy. My electric start worked fine but now doesn’t even try. I bought a new battery and the same. The odd thing is, when I start it up at times, the neutral or reverse light will light up at times... depending on if it’s in neutral or reverse of course... wondering if anyone knows where I should replace? 
      IMG_1575.MOV
    • By Denis Lanthier
      Hi All,
      I have a 2004 Yamaha Kodiak, which has taken me to many remote places and hauled lots of game.  I still love it after 16 years.
      Lately when I go to start it using the starter, sometimes it clicks and kills the power in the display.  Lights don't work, nothing works and I end up having to unplug the battery, wait awhile, and replugging the battery ends up giving the power back.   Using the winch will sometimes kill the power as well.
      Battery is new, all fuses are ok, I'm at a loss.  I can start it with the pull crank and it will work and so will the lights.
      Any insights or advice would be appreciated!
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...