1975 honda tl 250

Discussion in 'Trials' started by harleyd3, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. harleyd3

    harleyd3 jhunt

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    i just bought a 75 tl 250 ,its all there .......motor has good compresson has spark to the points but no fire to the plug,,,,,,,,,any suggestions
    anybody know of any web sites or forums that might be of any help gettin this bike rollin..........i would apprecaite any help thanks
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  2. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Shorted Kill switch?

    As your location is middle TN, try giving Bob Ginder at B&J racing a call

    I used to wrestle a TL250 around a few trials sections till I got tired of picking it up. Got a Bultaco now, whole lot less bike to crawl out from under.:D
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  3. harleyd3

    harleyd3 jhunt

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    called bob yesterday i think im just gonna take the bike to him an let him do what he does i understand he does it very well ,thanks
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  4. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Your bike will be in good hands. Say "hey" to PeeWee! :thumb
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  5. Lobo50

    Lobo50 Adventurer

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    I just went through a problem with no spark on my 76 TL 250. The coil was shot. Don't bother looking for a TL coil you won't find one. I used a coil off of a 75 XL 250. Different mount bracket but it did bolt right up and works like new. When my coil was going bad I could start the bike and drive it a short distance and it would die. Wait till the coil cooled and it would start again until finally it died all together.
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  6. harleyd3

    harleyd3 jhunt

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    i was thinkin maybe that might be the way to go ,the xl should be the same....i think i have got a long road to recovery on this bike ,ive been takein it apart the last few days looks like im gonna need a , a carb the one on it is totaly full of powder,rear shocks are stiff,no chain no air filter,pet icock is frozen,lomg road but im commited to hearing this thing run,i paid 250
    so i have some room to spend ,,,,,,the cool thing is the frame looks perfect the tank is good an the orignal seat is almost perfect,im lm looking forward to it kinda,,,,,,,ill get some pics on here of it soon,,,thanks for the help
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  7. MarylandStrom

    MarylandStrom Been here awhile

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    TL 250 Pic: tl250.jpg
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  8. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  9. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    I'm still kikkin my self in the butt for giving away a perfectly good running 250 with lights to a friend for his deer lease a few years back . The only problum I ever had was kick starters wearing out . SEYA
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  10. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    I broke two kickstarter shafts on mine for some reason. :eek1
    The only thing that broke in many years of operations. Fortunately they are common to other models and were available at the local wreckers.
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