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1988 250 Eliminator

R. J. Oct 22, 2016

  1. R. J.

    R. J. Senior Member

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    :hello: I put the NOS OEM decals on the side covers today that I lost. :laughing7:. Chris gave them to me. I figured that the paint should be cured by now. IMG_5160.JPG IMG_5161.JPG
     
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    :hello: While I was going to post this on the thread about thumb air mixture screws but I got tired of looking for it. I bought a set off of E-bay. I got the last 2. They do not come in sets. I messaged the seller if he was getting more but I have not heard from him as of yet. They was $31.90 shipped. I'm going to try them out in the 250 Eliminator's carbs. The 250, 900 & 1000 take the same OEM mixture screw sets. The springs are to long & the flat washers are to big that come with the set/kit, so I used the OEM ones. In pic #2 the OEM o-ring & washers are on the bottom & the springs are on the top. I used a 3 sided file to mark a line on the outside edge of the thumb screws to know how many turns to go. If you mark the knobs first install them in the carbs. Turn them all the way in. Then mark the outside edges. I hope to have the 250 done by the end of March. I'll let you all know then how they work. IMG_5276.JPG IMG_5277.JPG IMG_5278.JPG IMG_5279.JPG IMG_5281.JPG IMG_5280.JPG
     
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  3. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    I've been wondering how far along you were on this bike now.....haven't seen you post on it for awhile. Fantastic job you've done on this thing R.J.
     
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    :hello: Thank's Markus: :notworthy:. Since the weathers been cool I've been working around the house outside since Nov. Mostly I just have to put it back together. I still need a few new OEM parts.
     
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    :hello: I found out that the radiators from a 88 to a 91 EL 250 are different. The bottom temp sensor switch is different. It is much larger & has 2 leads going to it. So I got a 91-94 used OEM one $60. Also I ordered a top $40 & bottom $35 91 sensors because they have different part #s. The wiring harness loom that I'm using is from a 91/94 250. I also bought a KOSO volt meter $50 & a DAYTONA METERS temp meter $100 for the 250 as I do on my ZL 10. I like knowing at all times what the voltage & temp is. Partzilla had a NOS 250 88-94 service manual supplement in stock for $25 so I orderd one. IMG_5332.JPG IMG_5333.JPG IMG_5335.JPG IMG_5336.JPG IMG_5340.JPG IMG_5341.JPG IMG_5342.JPG IMG_5343.JPG IMG_5344.JPG IMG_5289.JPG
     
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    Looks like a threaded reducing insert would work to fit the newer rad on the older bike.
     
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    :hello: The sensor switch is larger not smaller.
     

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