1982 DR250 Parts and Help

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Rubot, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Rubot

    Rubot n00b

    Nov 22, 2020
    Hey everybody, I just bought a 1982 DR250. It's pretty rough and is very hard to start. After maybe 30 or 40 kicks, it starts, and then dies after I try to go into first. This is my first bike with a clutch, so it might be user error there. The bike has spark, though it's kinda weak. I noticed after I bought it that it simply lacked an air filter of any kind. The clutch is very hard to pull, and I'm not too sure if I just need a new clutch cable or what. I also think the clutch might not be working right, because even when I pull it down, the engine still turns. The bike also doesn't have a kickstand, so one of those would be great, but I'm not going to pay $80 to get an OEM one.

    So does anyone know where I can get an air filter for this bike? Also, if anyone got a cheap kickstand that fits the bike, let me know where you got it. Any insight on the problem would be greatly appreciated. By the way, I haven't checked the carb yet, but I'll be doing that tomorrow.