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Old 11-20-2010, 09:12 AM   #1
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Question Help getting my 1982 DR250 to run

So, I picked up a nasty looking DR 250 for really cheap. The guy I bought it from said it probably needed a carb rebuild, as the bike hasn't run in years.

Anybody know where I can find one for a 1982 model? According to the service manual I have, it has the Mikuni VM28SS carb.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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Ebay. Your best bet will be to restore it back to stock condition and then go from there.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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cool bike

check with bikebandit for parts
and the dealer suzuki is pretty good about parts for older bikes

let me know if you want your money back
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:57 PM   #4
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So, I picked up a nasty looking DR 250 for really cheap. The guy I bought it from said it probably needed a carb rebuild, as the bike hasn't run in years.

Anybody know where I can find one for a 1982 model? According to the service manual I have, it has the Mikuni VM28SS carb.
Maybe he said it needed a carb. Goin to be kicking for a while like that
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:51 AM   #5
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I have the carb, but not on the bike.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:07 AM   #6
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Could you use a carb from a newer model 250??
Since the bike is really old there will be rust in the gas tank. Ethynol in the gas likes to absorb moisture, so it will eat at the rust, clogging your carb, get a plastic gas tank or something also.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:23 AM   #7
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Good point. I'm not sure what carb will fit the engine. I've never really done carb work before. How do I tell?
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:29 AM   #8
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Professional Cycle may have something. They've got a bunch of carbs for late model bikes. 814 425-3537 www.procycle1.com

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Old 11-22-2010, 01:27 PM   #9
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What could possibly be wrong with the carb so you need to change it? Take it appart, clean and replace what´s broken or missing!
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:02 PM   #10
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What could possible be wrong with the carb so you need to change it? Take it appart, clean and replace what´s broken or missing!
Ditto!
Punch your carbs mode#/name into google and search for parts suppliers.
1/2 the fun of an old bike is getting intimate with the rebuilding of the old parts. + You'll get to know her much better from the inside out.

+1 with the plastic tank unless you take the time to seal the old rust in with...
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:04 AM   #11
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i have a tm28 pumper carb from a drz250 to sell
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:42 AM   #12
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Here are some more pics.




Some one was nice enough to strip the lights off.



Looks like I'll need new sprockets and chain, once it's running.


Looks like the carb needs cleaning.





I'll post more as progress continues.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:43 PM   #14
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Here are some more pics.




Some one was nice enough to strip the lights off.

Looks like I'll need new sprockets and chain, once it's running.

Looks like the carb needs cleaning.

I'll post more as progress continues.
Great project bike. You plan on getting a plate for it? Is that a nitrogen reservoir for the shock under the rear fender ?
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:11 PM   #15
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Great project bike. You plan on getting a plate for it? Is that a nitrogen reservoir for the shock under the rear fender ?
If I get it running, then I would like a plate on it. Mainly to get to the dirt.

Yes, that is for the adjustable rear suspension. From what I've read about this bike, it was pretty advanced for it's day.
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