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Old 01-17-2014, 08:33 AM   #4426
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I would NOT hire people from the parking lot at Home Depot if I wanted quality work done. They never seem to have tools and only seem to work fast, not well.
Well, that and I seem to understand that these are usually people who do not have permission to be in this country. If that is the case, that would not bode well for my current employment to hire someone like this


Its a small house, so hopefully the costs shouldn't be too bad. The issue I will probably have is I want the place to look more as it did when first built in 1963. I don't want modern looking cabinets and tile work.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:27 AM   #4427
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DC Government is getting rid of their Honda CMX250C bike collection if anyone is interested. They got 6 for sale.

http://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa...36&acctID=3961
So I just won one of these as a beater practice bike. My sincere hope is that it won't start due to a gummy carburetor. Or rather, I know it won't start, I hope it's because of a gummy carburetor. This will be a big step from my first tentative oil change at Dr. Beard's/HBN's place.

This puts me in the position of needing to get it home next week. Is there anyone who could loan me a small trailer for this? My plan would be to do it Friday morning, but I can probably be somewhat flexible - it's up to the MPD.

Backup plan will be a U-Haul.

Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:33 AM   #4428
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Congrats on the police bike. Looks like an easy CV carb to clean. Take your time and make sure you don't lose any of the small springs and clips
http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f39/c...mbly-1743.html

http://www.motohowto.com/content/hon...l-and-cleaning

Battery may be toast if it hasn't run in a while, holler if you need to borrow a battery tender or multimeter to check. You can buy an acid type at most local auto stores or go online and order one for cheaper. All the usual check up things should be done regarding inspection and pre-ride work. PM me with questions
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:40 AM   #4429
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Congrats on the police bike. Looks like an easy CV carb to clean. Take your time and make sure you don't lose any of the small springs.

http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f39/c...mbly-1743.html

Battery may be toast if it hasn't run in a while, holler if you need to borrow a battery tender or multimeter to check. You can buy an acid type at most local auto stores or go online and order one for cheaper. All the usual check up things should be done regarding inspection and pre-ride work. PM me with questions
Yeah, I am assuming that a new battery will be in the picture, along with an oil change, fresh gas and carb clean before even trying to start it.

Thanks for the offer of technical assistance etc. I will likely take you up on that at some point!

I'll put together a shopping list of repairs once I get it in hand.

This bike serves two purposes. It's for her to learn to ride and for me to learn to wrench!
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:42 AM   #4430
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I'd flush and drain the fuel tank (repeat), remove/clean petcock filter and screen then replace the fuel lines and add an inline fuel filter so you don't have to clean the carb again. DAMHIK.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:53 AM   #4431
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I got an MC trailer that people can borrow as long as beer is involved. Currently the spare tire need to get replacement tire mounted though and I am having hard time with it =).
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:04 PM   #4432
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i have a little trailer you can borrow. It's in Stafford VA, so may not be a big help if you have to drive a ways to get it. but you're welcome to borrow it any time. PM me for the address...

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So I just won one of these as a beater practice bike. My sincere hope is that it won't start due to a gummy carburetor. Or rather, I know it won't start, I hope it's because of a gummy carburetor. This will be a big step from my first tentative oil change at Dr. Beard's/HBN's place.

This puts me in the position of needing to get it home next week. Is there anyone who could loan me a small trailer for this? My plan would be to do it Friday morning, but I can probably be somewhat flexible - it's up to the MPD.

Backup plan will be a U-Haul.

Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:05 PM   #4433
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Thanks everyone! I think I've got the trailer situation sorted. The generosity of this place is amazing!
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:06 PM   #4434
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:26 PM   #4435
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:14 PM   #4436
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You can buy an acid type at most local auto stores or go online and order one for cheaper.
I got my last two AGM batteries from BatteryMart . They're a local VA company with a retail store in Winchester and Martinsburg, WV. They have very good prices with next day, free delivery.

Batteries for that 250 Rebel.
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:26 PM   #4437
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I got my last two AGM batteries from BatteryMart . They're a local VA company with a retail store in Winchester and Martinsburg, WV. They have very good prices with next day, free delivery.

Batteries for that 250 Rebel.
Those are good prices. I feel like they have a store in Charlottesville where I used to get the odd laptop battery in college.

Thanks for the tip!
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:09 PM   #4438
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:53 PM   #4439
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Cuz u taint married yet
Neither am I, but I would still like to have one
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:57 PM   #4440
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I got my last two AGM batteries from BatteryMart . They're a local VA company with a retail store in Winchester and Martinsburg, WV. They have very good prices with next day, free delivery.
I use them a lot. Great service & love that they're local.
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