View Full Version : honda rebel idling problems
05-26-2010, 02:32 AM
I have a 2006 Honda Rebel 250cc which seems to run relatively fine with one exception. It needs a lot of choke to start, even on a hot day (not that big of a concern I don't think). However, even after riding for 20+ minutes, if I take the choke off more than about halfway it will stall when idling. It had been stored in the garage for a while, but I emptied the carburetor of fuel before storing so I don't think it's corrosion from that. Any ideas, suggestions, solutions people have had to similar problems, etc would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
05-26-2010, 12:11 PM
There are orifices in the carb that simply dumping it out won't get to. Clean the carb ;)
05-26-2010, 02:21 PM
how involved of a job is cleaning the carbs? I'm mechanically inclined, so I'd prefer to do it myself to save money and learn while doing it, or is it a job that is highly recommended to have a shop do?
05-28-2010, 01:25 AM
It should not be too bad, it would be best to get a manual.
But is the reason that it is dying because the throttle stop screw is not keeping the carb open enough? Is it possible that you can adjust the throttle cable to keep it from dying?
05-28-2010, 09:07 AM
Agree. Clean the carbs, and get a manual. The Honda dealer here (Manchester Honda) doesn't clean or rebuild; they replace, only, so you may need to find an independent shop.
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