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Mitchell LaForest

1986 Honda TRX 250 - No Power

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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.

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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? 

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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.

 

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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. 

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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.

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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

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3 hours ago, Mitchell LaForest said:

Here she is:

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that honda looks a little like mine:

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

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

These thing are build like TANK !!! :)

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