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Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
I pulled the carb this weekend and did a bunch of...

I pulled the carb this weekend and did a bunch of testing on it. The valve needle checked out fine, the floats were definitely going up and down.

So, I shaved a little bit off of the gasket like...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
For sure it might've helped to specify a little...

For sure it might've helped to specify a little more, but I wanted general knowledge for future reference and then be able to delve deeper in this specific instance.

I know this is a section with...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
thanks, will try that this afternoon to make sure...

thanks, will try that this afternoon to make sure the needle valve is seating properly
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
The bike is a '73 TS250. I have a vm28 mikuni...

The bike is a '73 TS250. I have a vm28 mikuni with the round slide.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
Sidenote...

I was looking on a website and found this list of causes to trouble shoot carb overflowing:
The first couple would be nice to hear an expert opinion on

1. Restricted fuel tank vent system....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
yea...I just did that. New needle and seat... ...

yea...I just did that. New needle and seat...

What are the function of the vents? Those are just air passages that keep outside air pressure and inside even, right?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
ok, then I've definitely got a gravity feed, and...

ok, then I've definitely got a gravity feed, and the tank shouldn't make a difference in this.


This one^^

My floats they are the buoy type (arm and floats separate) so lowering the arm bar...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
Ok, I've already pulled the carb numerous times...

Ok, I've already pulled the carb numerous times for this problem and still with no results.

First off, I always keep the petcock off when I've parked the bike. This is happening when I have just...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,900
Posted By pclem12
Causes of Carburetor Overfill

What are the possible causes of the float bowl overfilling in a carb?

From what I can tell it would be either damage to the floats/float arm/ improper float level, or wear on the float needle...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-04-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,639
Posted By pclem12
all the time at idle, or only after having given...

all the time at idle, or only after having given it throttle?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,371
Posted By pclem12
So I'm guessing this guy never got back to you...

So I'm guessing this guy never got back to you after consulting his buddies? :D
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By pclem12
Wink wow....I feel so incredibly unintelligent right...

wow....I feel so incredibly unintelligent right now. :doh

I never really took the time to read the directions for the new multimeter I got recently, but it's different from previous ones I've had...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By pclem12
So even if the multimeter has an auto-mode that...

So even if the multimeter has an auto-mode that can do ac and dc voltage it wouldn't get a reading from any of those to ground? That would make a whole lot of sense if it's the case....

Can anyone...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By pclem12
I completely agree with that, I just haven't...

I completely agree with that, I just haven't gotten to checking the continuity on that switch yet.:D

The "doesn't make any sense" referred to not having voltage at those magneto wires when none...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By pclem12
:roflfunny thing is it doesn't have a horn or...

:roflfunny thing is it doesn't have a horn or blinkers and the actual headlight switch on the combo part is not there.

However, I've tested the voltage at each of the points where they would be...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By pclem12
I thought that might be the problem too, but if I...

I thought that might be the problem too, but if I don't have voltage before the ignition switch (at the magneto wires) then how would I have power after them? Makes no sense...

I've gone over the...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By pclem12
Question Any electrical geniuses?

Ok, so I've been messing with my TS250 and I've run into a little conundrum.

The only electrics on the bike that work correctly are the ignition coil and the brake light.

I'm trying to get the...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
Talking well I'll be damned...I decided to kick it over...

well I'll be damned...I decided to kick it over today and as usual started up and then subsequently died. I tried it a couple more times, but this time it would start for a couple seconds each time...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
No, didn't change anything but the filter. I'll...

No, didn't change anything but the filter. I'll try out a new spark plug...probably pick up a few since two strokes run through em pretty quick.

Will report back when I get to it. Thanks very...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
well not getting many bites. My thoughts are that...

well not getting many bites. My thoughts are that since originally it was definitely just a pilot jet problem and now that I'm having more trouble than that, the problem lies with the carb still. I...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
Question Update...

alright time to revisit this one...I've cleaned the carb about 5 or 6 times now... Originally I could start the bike and idle with the choke on and it would die immediately when I flipped off the...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
I was checking out the diagram of this carb here...

I was checking out the diagram of this carb here http://www.dansmc.com/carbs/Japanese_Carbs/vm28sh_suzy.jpg

and the screw that I was referring to as the "mixture screw" it says is the "pilot air...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
I cleaned the pilot out extra good last night and...

I cleaned the pilot out extra good last night and still nothing.
Even my non-technical minded girlfriend could hear the difference when I flipped off the choke. "Thats not good is it?" :wink: :rofl...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
yea, I've been monitoring the carb very closely...

yea, I've been monitoring the carb very closely whenever I have the petcock on. I flip it off as soon as there is a sign of overfill, so hopefully that has limited any flooding. Gonna try to do some...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
throttle stop, but yea. I figure it probably...

throttle stop, but yea. I figure it probably needs a couple things replaced...it is 37 years old. I'll do some shopping around. Thanks for all your help
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
ok. messed around with it today. Here's what I...

ok. messed around with it today. Here's what I got:

Took apart the carb and cleaned it again since I had it off anyways. Made sure the needle and it's jet were squeaky clean.

Inspected the...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
thanks

ok I'll make sure the rubber ring on that side is still good and that its extra tight.

What other things could cause this if that's not the problem?
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
I pulled it off and looked inside to make sure...

I pulled it off and looked inside to make sure the slide was going all the way down.

I got a new cone filter and clamped it directly onto the back of the carb. I thought I had it on pretty tight,...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By pclem12
Carb problem...probably simple

Ok in preparation for the weather getting warmer I took my carb off my suzuki ts250 (2 stroke) to clean it this week. Put everything back together and put it on the bike. Fire her up and she revs...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,959
Posted By pclem12
yea...I already came to the same conclusion...

yea...I already came to the same conclusion barely after I started...:wink: this thread should probably die already :freaky
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,959
Posted By pclem12
:rofl I am, but I was exploring possibilities

:rofl I am, but I was exploring possibilities
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,959
Posted By pclem12
but do you know if your tail light circuit is DC...

but do you know if your tail light circuit is DC or AC? I believe most tail lights are on the battery circuit and already are rectified to DC
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,959
Posted By pclem12
you could, but you'd essentially be doing the...

you could, but you'd essentially be doing the same thing as placing LEDs anti-parallel (parallel, but polarities reversed), but instead having a non-lighting diode on the reverse-biased cycles...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,959
Posted By pclem12
Led taillight on AC?

This may be a dumb question from someone trying to be cheap :rofl but...

I have converted my bike to run 12v with a regulator, but it's 12v AC.
LED's by themselves generally suck with ac because...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By pclem12
Potential Circuit

and I'm back...

I have a little bit of electrical experience, but I don't know what might and might not be actually practical in a real application.

So this is my projected diagram of how I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,678
Posted By pclem12
I know it's been awhile, but any updates on how...

I know it's been awhile, but any updates on how the ts250 turned out dan?
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By pclem12
yea, I have the wiring diagram in the original...

yea, I have the wiring diagram in the original manual that came with the bike, and I've read both of those threads using the search.

It's a 6V system for sure. I bought a 6v rectifier diode at...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By pclem12
Power/lighting problems

I can't get my headlight/ instrument lights to work on my '73 suzuki ts 250. Since I've owned it, they have never worked.

I've gone through and checked several things:
1. The brake light works...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By pclem12
Question I dunno, it sounds more like its coming from the...

I dunno, it sounds more like its coming from the inside.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By pclem12
Grinding sound?

I have a 1973 Suzuki TS 250 2 stroke. When I'm in third or fourth gear in upper rpm's there is a grinding/scraping sound. What might be the causes and how serious could they possible be? I feel like...
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