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Old 04-02-2018, 04:31 PM
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Question 1996 RM250 Flooding?

     

Hey guys, so I picked up a decent condition 96 RM250 in January for 1500 CAD (which is pretty good for a bike with a new rebuilt top and bottom). I took it for a test ride and it started second kick, sounded like a beast, slightly high idle but it was my first 250 2stroke so I didn't know what to expect.

Got it home and it wouldn't start so I went through the process of cleaning the whole fuel system (tank, line, carb, check reeds) and everything looked good. Tried kicking it with no choke and she sounds like she wants to start but just will not start. I'm up in Canada so its quite cold and I figured I'd wait for the weather to get better (which is now ish) to learn the bike, but now it just won't start and it leaks gas out of the bottom crankcase (through a weep hole not a gasket or crack) when I let it sit with the gas off so I think its just flooding out. I have spark, fuel and lots of compression. The plug comes out wet but not quite fouled (I think). The float height shouldn't be the problem as I reset it when I cleaned the carb, valve is good and all kets are clean and in good condition.

Any suggestions? I've heard things such as rebuild the carb or possibly the choke seems to be off but isn't completely closed. I'm not sure at all and its frustrating me quite a bit..
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Float needle valve leaking or float height set too high.

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