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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Need Help Putting Back Together

I traded my 1985 Rebel 250 with 15k miles for an 07 Spirit 750 with less than 3k, (even swap). The downside is that I need to clean, flush and partly reassemble the Spirit. My first obstacle is getting the batterybox/toolbox back in place. I can't figure out how he pulled it out because it won't go back in. Does anyone have any knowledge in this action?






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I figured it out on my own. FYI, it's easy if you take the rear fender off.



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Good to hear you got it back in. Why was the battery box taken out? Customizing?

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Because it wouldn't start. Now that it is pretty much together, I can't get it to start either. She acts like she is trying to start, but she won't.


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So it cranks fine but won't fire?
Is there any funky wiring disturbed when the other guy was trying to start it?

Crank it a bit and drain the float bowls to see if the pump is working. And check for spark if there is fuel.

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Everything is as it should be @swifty2014 . I took the tank back off last night and plan to drain the tank, drain the bowls, clean it out and put it back together. I saw a trick on youtube that may help without having to actually remove the carbs.


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I pulled the carbs off last night and the jets were very clogged. I have the smaller jet in both carbs that I can't seem to clear and I cannot find them online seperately. Anyone have a good idea on clearing the jets? I let it soak in seafoam overnight and will try to clear when I get home, using my tip cleaners. Any help would be appreciated.


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The pilot jets are a very tiny drilling. At least mine were at size #40. Hard to find a wire strong enough. I have those welding tip cleaners and they didn't go down small enough. You can go up a size to help the idle mixture and get new jets at a dealer for $7-8.00.

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The pilot jets are a very tiny drilling. At least mine were at size #40. Hard to find a wire strong enough. I have those welding tip cleaners and they didn't go down small enough. You can go up a size to help the idle mixture and get new jets at a dealer for $7-8.00.

I was hoping to just clean mine out and apparently you have run into the same problem as me. I will run by the dealer after work and see what they can do for me. Thanks


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I figured it out on my own. FYI, it's easy if you take the rear fender off.
LOL I love questions that answer themselves. All joking aside as I was reading you orginal post that was my first though was remove the rear fender


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