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Odyssey FL250 / Re: FL250 won't start
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:07:03 PM »
I'm guessing that's not the stock clutch...  At least it looks different than mine. After looking at the: Drive pulley itself: picture showing it spread with the spring, the only suggestion I have is to see if you can pop it back in. When testing mine without the belt on I had to pop mine back out.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: Electric Start
« on: March 20, 2020, 02:56:04 PM »
Not sure, anytime you make a change from stock there could be issues. My advice is to purchase a fl250 manual which should give guidance on stator outputs. I have a 1983 12 volt odyssey and the manual shows how to test the stator to see if it's good or not. I'd take a free Odyssey soooooo........  Hope that helps.

Odyssey FL250 / Crank Bearings on FL250
« on: February 15, 2020, 06:33:03 PM »
Looking for "Crank Bearing" replacements, searched through old posts and found:

Use good main bearings. Spend the extra $10. The cheap China bearings ain't no good. Don't use them. FL250 main
bearings are part # 6306.

On my first odyssey I ordered Fl250 (ebay) Nachi bearings and received 6306-C3 bearings (C3 meaning slightly more clearance than stock 6306 bearings)
Now ordering bearings for my 2nd odyssey. Would you recommend I get Stock 6306, 6306-C3 bearings or am I over thinking this and it doesn't really matter :-\

Anyone who's rebuilt there lower end feel free to chime in! Thanks, Marty.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: New to me FL250
« on: February 15, 2020, 05:40:34 PM »
If you're referring to the small rectangular opening near the bottom of the case you're good. It is sealed by the gasket so no water can into the engine itself. Not sure why it's there. Maybe to help split the case if needed.
I use 32:1 fuel/oil ratio with 2 stroke synthetic amsoil oil.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: Small oil leak after rebuild!
« on: December 03, 2019, 05:04:27 PM »
Thanks LiveWire, I will double check the exhaust leak angle. The boys had a blast riding the Odyssey over Thanksgiving so....  counting that as a win. We're having a bit of a cold blast at the moment but will try to track down the leak when the weather cooperates. Thanks for all your help 8)

Odyssey FL250 / Re: FL250 Chain - reduction drive
« on: December 03, 2019, 04:59:32 PM »
Just an update - At I found an ad for "HONDA FL250 ODYSSEY ENDLESS H/DUTY REDUCTION DRIVE CHAIN NEW". These are currently listed as "out of stock" but I contacted Joe who says they are on order and will be relisted. Anyone try these?

Odyssey FL250 / Small oil leak after rebuild!
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:40:51 PM »
Super bummed:(.   I just finished a complete FL250 engine rebuild with new Nachi (made in Japan) bearings, good condition crankshaft and after pressure testing all seemed well. Unfortunately, now that I've got everything dialed in I noticed a small amount of oil getting passed the oil seal on the clutch side of the motor. I sprayed some carb cleaner but rpm's remained the same. I'm going to keep an eye on it, but with the kids over for Thanksgiving tomorrow it'll be getting some use. Could it be a bad (brand new) bearing? Crank?  I guess when I get time I should redo the pressure test. Oh well - Hope ya'll have a good Thanksgiving,   Marty.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: FL250 Chain - reduction drive
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:19:40 PM »
I bow to your superior Google-Fu 8) Super helpful. I also have a non chain question and will start a new post. Thanks again

Odyssey FL250 / FL250 Chain - reduction drive
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:37:36 PM »
As these are no longer available, what do you guys use. The originals were pressed with no master link. Do you guys have a source or make your own? Mine's about done:(

Odyssey FL250 / Re: change cables on 1983 odyessy
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:33:12 PM »
Had one freeze up as well. I just pressurized the cable with a bike pump and wd40 to force through. Back in business.

Odyssey FL250 / Fl250 What's UP?
« on: October 11, 2014, 10:55:46 PM »
Bighead, I'm going through the rebuild from Hell:(. but I'm very persistant. First problem: It's running rich (plug wet/ oiley). I can hold the spark plug while pulling the cord and do not need to let go of the plug? I tried my mower but the shock was huge. With that said I've had it running both slow and fast but oil splooge evident. I'm running amsoil interceptor 45: 1. (Bighead - I've rebuilt and adjusted - Carb,  new coil, spark plugs, pressure tested motor, replaced stator wires, checked ignition and pulse coils specs (close to manual), emailed Oddatv who sells coils on ebay, said they checked out, jumped wires from stator (ignition, pulse and ground wires directly to CDI (to bypass killswitch), but still weak spark maybe (Still runs).  Multimetered all ground wires for continuity, all good. Second problem: Carb overflow has gas dripping out of hose. I cleaned Fuel needle, adjusted float bowl to 22mm, tried another Fuel Tee, but at idle fuel slowly spits out. Tried an open Tee and of course no fuel leaked.  Was hoping the Tee pressure might be flooding the carb. Checked the spark plug but still wet with the open Tee:(. I will order a new check Tee valve, hope this solves the leak. Could this be wiring, stator ignition coil, cdi or holding plug while pulling and weak spark is normal??? Please help, Thanks Marty.

Odyssey FL250 / Stick tongue on Spark Plug and PULL!!!
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:43:31 PM »
Can anyone with an FL250 hold the spark plug in one hand and pull the cord without having to let go! I can. Don't get me wrong, I can feel a weak pulse but never enough that I need to release the spark plug? With that said, It starts up and I've rode slow and fast BUT - it runs very rich (wet, oily plug). Help please. Marty.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: wiring question
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:31:39 PM »
You need to get the manual. It might be online. Rather than ground the lighting coil, it might be better to remove it from the stator if it is unneeded. I don't think the lighting stator (yellow wire) has to do with the spark. The kill switch works by completing the ground thru the off/run switch. Goodluck.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: Carb Issue
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:23:15 PM »

Odyssey FL250 / Re: Any trick to getting gas?
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:22:41 PM »
First, Disconnect the Carb inlet hose from the Tee. Pressurize the gas tank by blowing air into until you see fuel from the output Tee to carb. This will mean fuel has gone thru fuel valve, fuel filter, fuel pump, Tee and any hoses. Now pull starter rapidly several times and you should see spurts of fuel. If this doesn't work, I'd check for good fuel pump or good pressure from vacuum line to fuel pump.

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