1974 Yamaha dt250 2 stroke

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  1. 1974 yamaha dt250

    1974 yamaha dt250 n00b

    Mar 15, 2016
    centerline michigan
    hello riders, I am new to this forum so be easy on me if I'm not doing this right. I have a 1974 Yamaha dt250 2 stroke Enduro. wasn't running when I purchased it, cleaned the carburetor put a new spark plug into it and then tuned the carburetor. I am getting spark to the plug and I know all the Jets are clean but when I kick start it it just gives me no hope in starting up. please help me I really want to get this bike fixed and running. I would really appreciate advice. Thank you and have a good day.
  2. wfopete

    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

    Aug 19, 2004
    Somewhere North of Dover, AR
    Could be several things. Does that model have points? If so check the timing. Also the jet may be clean but the passage ways could still be clogged, try a bit a starting fluid and see if it fires. If it does you still have a carb problem. Did you measure the compression? Have you tired bump starting it down a big hill?