1984 XR 250 - stator issue?
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:16 PM
From what I have read on the XR 600 forum, this sounds like a stator problem (stator biting the dust and not proving a strong spark). However, before I start wantonly spending money on the bike, I want to see if I can make sure the stator is the issue. The bike ran fine on its last outing (last week), though I did get it fairly hot on a hill climb. It ran fine after the hil, went another 10 miles back to the truck, got parked and sat until today. my thought is that the heat pushed the 28 year old stator over the edge. This is a good bike that is worth fixing, just want to make sure I am going in the right direction.
Any thoughts would be appreciated
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:17 AM
Even when you blow cleaner and air through a pilot jet, they just will not get the deposit film out unless you pass a wire through it.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:26 AM
How old is the fuel? Check for water contamination.
Do a good carb cleaning.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:20 AM
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:26 PM
Stator,,May be a loose wire or a badly held together wire inside the cover or somewhere on the wiring between the connection of the Red/Black wire to the loom and the actual stator windings..Any sort of half held together Red/Black (ignition wire) down there can vibrate about causing an intermittent short..Eyeometer that wire all the way to the stator windings for a bad connection..An ohm meter is not suitable for the check as if the wires still held together by just a strand of wire it'll say it's good,,eyeometer is the proper way to check it. You may have to cut back some external plastic covering to check the wire thoroughly..not the plastic over the actual wire,,the other outer sheathing..
Edited by Horri, 29 May 2012 - 12:41 PM.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:05 PM
Do the easy things first, drain and flush each carb and then retest.
I found it was easiest (relative term) to remove the carbs out the left side still attached to the manifold.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:23 PM