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just bought 1980 YZ250

oldyeller

C100_615022928_1209496275

Posts: 3

Joined: 4/29/2008

Location: Homosassa, FL USA

4/29/2008 12:22 PM

Hello People, I am new to the forum, just bought a bike almost as old as I am. When I finally get it to fire it runs like a raped ape. Trouble is that I kick it until I need oxygen. The over flow runs a lot of gas out, how difficult is it to rebuild the carb and what is the best repair manual to buy.

croom mx

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Posts: 2064

Joined: 4/1/2008

Location: Cutler Bay, FL USA

4/29/2008 12:30 PM

Rebuild kits for those bikes are about 20 dollars. Just a few gaskets. Sounds like float is sticking. If you clean it good should be ok. I use to race in Homosassa I dont think the track is there anymore. Is anything left of Chicken Farm race track?

oldyeller

C100_615022928_1209496275

Posts: 3

Joined: 4/29/2008

Location: Homosassa, FL USA

4/29/2008 12:33 PM

I have never heard of "Chicken Farm" but within an hour or so there are a couple of tracks and the ever present powerline right of way.

Tbteam

C100_bartow_065

Posts: 1595

Joined: 8/16/2006

Location: Ormond Beach, FL USA

4/29/2008 12:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2008 12:41 PM

Go here immediately: www.flvmx.com



You need to come race with us.















oldyeller

C100_615022928_1209496275

Posts: 3

Joined: 4/29/2008

Location: Homosassa, FL USA

4/29/2008 2:25 PM

The Hard Rock Cycle Park is going to be my first venture on this machine, a couple of practice days (not to be too embarrassed ) and I would love to join you.

newmann

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Posts: 13729

Joined: 4/1/2008

Location: USA

4/29/2008 7:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2008 7:47 PM

You need to go to www.x-tremevintageyz.com and spend lots of money. Then get you some vintage gear from Metro Racing so you can look the part. Search ebay for a YZ465 front brake backing plate. It has the dual actuated brakes, they work really good for being old drums. Yamaha still has a lot of stuff available, hopefully you have a dealer that is halfway decent to work with. I'm sure the rear monoshock needs fresh oil and a charge, there are several people out there to rebuild those if you don't want to spend $700.00 - 900.00 for a new Fox, Works or Ohlins rear shock. Best thing about it is that you'll never have to buy another new bike, other than the 81 YZ250 that is the next newest bike for the GP/Evo 2 class. Build it nice and maintain it and you'll have a competive bike that will never be outdated. Plus it will always be worth something. That's more than can be said for some of this new stuff. Have fun!!

newmann

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Posts: 13729

Joined: 4/1/2008

Location: USA

4/29/2008 7:49 PM

Try again. www.x-tremevintageyz.com . Not sure why that web address came up as it did. Really not sure why the hell I can't edit it either???

ninety3

C100_ninety3

Posts: 1075

Joined: 8/16/2006

Location: Saddleback Park, CA USA

4/30/2008 6:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/30/2008 7:05 AM

1980 YZ250G
Corona Raceway Friday night summer of 80'Cool


I like knobby tires

motogeeze

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Posts: 191

Joined: 4/1/2008

Location: FRA

5/1/2008 3:40 AM

Good luck with your project, check out also the S.E. Vet/Vintage riders: S.E. VMX

a faster bike just means you'll be shutting off sooner

BIGDESTO

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Posts: 72

Joined: 8/16/2006

Location: Canyon Country, CA USA

5/1/2008 8:00 PM

The 1980 YZ250 has one of the best 250cc engine ever produced !!!

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