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skystryd last won the day on September 30 2020

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  1. Problem solved. Lets just put it down to ….slow down and check your work. While I did replace the vacuum line/tube...I did not check the tank part of the connection. I was about to go nutty when, after put it back in one end...the other came out. Neither had a clip or retainer. Done now. Gee, I can hardly wait for the next fun test of what I do not know about this bike. I thought after messing with the Royal Enfield for 5 years I could handle most problems. I suppose if it were all easy it would lose some of the fun factor. That does not mean I need to break down in the middle of nowhere to enjoy riding them. Thanks to all!!! -chuck
  2. Many thanks to all! It was under the tank. Replaced it and ...it works! Now...no good job goes unpunished. Tank back on …connect tank to carb... Only way it will start is full choke. high rpm's...try to reduce the choke and pop, pop (backfires) and dies as in fuel starvation type if dyeing . I can use the throttle but it has not effect when I push the choke in. My hope here is that maybe I just screwed up the tank to carb some how not sure how I could do that...still, with me? anything is possible..... might check the air filter again. help #2?
  3. Using 3 sources the best for price and speed of delivery is our friend Amazon. New and possible to get them the next day. Seems to be several types available - I just searched for "flasher relay Yamaha xj 900f 1993 motorcycle". -chuck
  4. Hi! thanks for the quick response. the 2 fuse thingee is probably the same...but different. =). f unctions the same as yours just the spare is different. wag on my part here. and....I will attack the tank later this evening. that should be fun. I am juggling working on the bike and my mg midget. I mist like pain confusion and frustration. the midget is challenging my lack .of electrical skills as well. maybe I should consider rock painting or brain surgery...both must be easier. thanks again! I will come back with the results of this evenings fun and follies.
  5. I expect somewhere within the bike is the flasher relay. my problem is I have not found it! google is little help for this year and model. also online flashers show at least 3 different types ...so which/where are absent in my knowledge bank. In looking for it I came across a strange 2 fuse plastic holder. One 20 long one short that seems to have no function. regardless I got it apart and it does not want to go back together. This is a semi duplicate of what I put in the 'newbies' section...but without the ""this is me"" stuff I really could use a bit of help if someone knows what I am dealing with. THX -chuck
  6. HI...I am an aviation type... Mostly Air Traffic Control. Did some Airfield Management @ DFW Intl which came in handy for the next phase...Contractor Airfield and Air Traffic Control Management in Afghanistan and Iraq. 2012 to 2017. Then had a contract to review contracts as an Aviation Subject Matter Expert for the Army @ Rock Island Arsenal, IL. Not as much fun as the Mid East. Going to either AFG or IRQ one passes through Dubai. Crazy place...loved it -have about 6 months total in Dubai. Probably one of the few that has time in Viet Nam, IRQ, and AFG. Tons of experiences...but like most the telling of them tends to bore most people. Only grandchild is in Japan (son in Air Force stationed there) and 1 year old. Oh well...I have drifted off the forum.While not new to the 2 wheel world....I am super new to the Yamaha part of the world.I've had Honda's...3 scooters and still have an 05 Royal Enfield 500 army type with metal side 'bags.I just picked up a great 81 Yamaha SR 250. I really like the bike.I am puzzled by the turn signals... It seems to be a flasher related issue. But....I can not find the goofy thing. Seat off...battery and air filter area's open...do not see anything that looks even close to a flasher unit. Online shows three or four different styles, shapes, and sizes. Have yet to find a google that helps at all. With the seat off I found an odd two fuse plastic holder...one small one that seems to do nothing...get it apart...not having luck getting both back together the larger one seems too big..So I really, really could use some help....where is the flasher on my 81 SR 250...and any clues on the two fuse thing?I thank you for any inputs/ideas...-chuck
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