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1985 Honda TRX 250 2x4

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Well im at it again, took about an hour drive Saturday and made a deal on this old honda. 

Might be restorable. Tires pretty dry rotted, mastercylinder broken glass and probably full of water. 

Handed me the carb he rebuilt (oh no) He said ran about 6 months ago but when we pushed out of his

field there was a tree growning through it. See pic.  Missing some parts, also missing the intake. Motor is not

locked up, Has piece of plastic crammed in the head since no carb there for months. Brake cables bad, etc. Thats

part of the fun. Im sure I will be posting some questions later for you all. Stay tuned Az.

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I think I paid too much but needed another challenge. 350.00 The only positive it does have a winch

(don't know if it works) These things keep me busy and actually have been making pretty good profit

also. Stay tuned Az

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To me its a $200 bike all day. $350 is a lot for that bike but hopefully you can get her back to good and flip it.  
 

On the positive side i always say the plastics and racks are always worth there weight in gold. So you will get ur money back if it does not work out.   

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Yes I agree on a little high, but needed something to work on as I am out of vehicles. 

Have done about 9 of these things and always turn a great profit.  More of a hobby

as I enjoy bringing them back to life, a challenge and some times a pain but over all 

keeps me out of trouble.  Will see how it turns out. Az

 

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I am looking at one right now that my neighbor has sitting under a tarp. Hasn't ran in the 15 years that I have lived here. He just don't want to let it go. It looks to be in pretty good shape though. I also like to pick up projects like this. Good luck

 

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Got it out of the paint shop today lol, Decided to take carb apart since he rebuilt it. 

Nothing was right as I figured, he even jacked up the coiled return spring for the 

metering rod slide assembly. Had the a/f screw bottomed out and didn't even clean

inside. Main jet was wrong size (at least he gave me old parts) Managed to get an intake boot

off e/bay for 8.50  DId I mention 1 of  the exhaust bolt holes on cyl stripped. Gonna tap it 

and reinstall it. I ran a fuel hose to the carb and batt charger to it and it fired up using the key!

I guess on the bright side the elect is ok, still have to check charging. Have to shoot some pics in a day

or so.  Az

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Havent posted in a while, seems i am an essential and have been pretty busy/

Any way finishing up on the 250.  Ended up replacing the carb, The original one ran rich

no matter what i did. Also had to replace brake cables, master cyl. Still needs tires but 

gonna let it sit for now.  Ill throw some pics up later. Az

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