Added reply in a thread Broken Gear On Clutch Basket - 2001 RM250 8/18/2018 8:17 PM

Bike ran great on the stand all the way until I put it in gear in the ground and stalled out. I checked the clutch everything was correctly installed and nothing missing. I’m thinking maybe the plates were sticking which prevented the clutch from disengaging ... more »

Started new thread Broken Gear On Clutch Basket - 2001 RM250 8/18/2018 11:54 AM

So what would cause this? Just rebuilt my 01 rm250. Had normal tension on the clutch, pulled it in and put it in first. The bike lunged forward and stalled. Tried it again and it stalled - so the clutch wasn’t engaging properly. Then the kick starter

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Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Coolant Into Carb 8/12/2018 12:10 PM

Thanks for the advice man. This was the problem.

The gasket wasn't really sealing in this area. I ditched the cometic gasket for an OEM one. Both the OEM head base gasket and the case gaskets have little, kind of like o rings, embedded in the ... more »
Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Coolant Into Carb 8/5/2018 12:43 PM

Good idea! I'll give that a try. That would 100% rule out the cylinder head cap o-rings not sealing at the top as well.

Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Coolant Into Carb 8/5/2018 12:25 PM

Pulled the head off. Don't see anything wrong with it. Put a new OEM base gasket on it and installed a new water pump seal. Put the head back on the bike and proceeded to fill the radiators with coolant. Coolant continued to fill up in the bottom of ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Coolant Into Carb 8/1/2018 9:14 AM

Thanks!. I'm crossing my fingers hoping its just a bad base gasket or there's some type of interference. Can't imagine a head for an 01 RM250 are easy to come by. Pulling the head off this weekend!

Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Coolant Into Carb 7/30/2018 7:36 AM

I suspected the top o rings leaking and I changed them before the original post. The Suzuki cases use a gasket instead of something like yamabond. I used a cosmetic gasket. After further research, I read a thread about a CR250 where the guy had installed ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Coolant Into Carb 7/29/2018 9:00 AM

There is yes. When I rebuilt the motor I changed every seal out, to include the water pump seal. But the water pump is below the intake and there isn’t any coolant coming out when I pull the oil drain plug (there’s no oil in the bike right now). If it ... more »

Started new thread 2001 RM250 Coolant Into Carb 7/28/2018 7:07 PM

What's up guys, I have a 2001 RM250 that I completely tore down two years ago and restored. When I put it back together, the crank didn't have too much play in it so I left the bottom end alone. I put a new top end in it and ran it for 13 hours. At that ... more »

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Started new thread RM250 Stator Grommet 10/18/2017 9:11 AM

Hey guys, I am looking for a solution for the hole in the stator wiring harness gasket for my '01 RM250. From normal wear/tear/age, the gasket (attached to the stator wiring harness) has a hole in it when it goes into the ignition cover. When I rebuilt ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Handlebar Vibration 2001 RM250 6/27/2017 10:10 PM

Sorry it took so long to get back to this thread. Went to check the torques on the engine mounts and both of the bolts for the bottom were actually stripped right at the point where the nut would have needed to grab for the proper torque. I got some ... more »

Added reply in a thread Handlebar Vibration 2001 RM250 6/6/2017 7:20 AM

Hmm. I failed to mention that I have these installed as well https://www.fasstco.com/products/anti-vibration-inserts I anticipated vibration when I was building it. Maybe they are actually contributing to even more vibration? I'm going to remove them ... more »

Started new thread Handlebar Vibration 2001 RM250 6/5/2017 9:12 PM

I rebuilt a 2001 RM 250 and now I finally have about 3.5 hours on it. The bike came with a set of tag upper and lower triple clamps, which has rigid handle bar mounts. I'm looking for something to lower the vibration. it is so bad I can barely hold on ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Build 5/7/2017 8:52 AM

Hey! Sorry man I thought I had posted a follow up to this but I guess not. So I got a brake bleeder from harbor freight and that solved my rear brake issue. Went to Perris Raceway out here in Cali and on the first lap, I instantly had no rear brake. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Build 2/23/2017 11:04 AM

Nice, I will have to look into it! Finished the bike up last weekend. Here are some final pics. I'm pretty stoked with how it came out.

Went to start it and couldn't get it to idle. After tearing the carb apart, I noticed the needle ... more »
Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Build 2/11/2017 10:24 AM

Can you post a picture of how you rotated the brake cable? Kind of interested in this. I don't really like how it is on the front of the fork since I feel like a deep rut or rock could destroy that brake line how it sits stock.

Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Build 2/11/2017 10:21 AM

Got my radiator back from Myler's. Unfortunately they kept the grommets to mount it to the frame. While I search for some new grommets, I decided to trim the side panels. There aren't really any pictures of how guys do it so I decided to take some pic

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Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Build 2/6/2017 7:18 AM

Thanks man! And yeah, it was pretty straight forward. I just took a piece of sheet metal and cut it into a square. Then I put half of it in a vice and gradually bent it with a hammer until I had the angle I wanted. Lined it up and drilled some holes. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2001 RM250 Build 2/5/2017 10:30 PM

Graphics on. Waiting for the left radiator to get back from Myler's. I put 2013 RMZ250 side panel graphics on. Planning to trim the side panels as well to get the modern look. Really pumped with how this bike is coming out!