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New here and need some help. Ive got a recon 250 fourtrax? Not sure what model it is, its old maybe a 2000 or earlier. Yesterday I thought I would get it and charge the battery and start getting it ready for hunting season.

Of course the battery was dead it did charge though. Then when trying to crank the thing would crank but would not stay running. I drained the gas and changed the spark plug but still the same. if you hold the choke on and work the throttle you can keep it running for 30 secs to a minute. I assume the carborator need to be cleaned. Ive never done ne carb work if it is the problem is this something i can do myself or should i seek help. also the choke wont stay on you have to hold it to keep it from sliding back down. I dont have a manual for this four wheeler so any link with pictures of the work to be performed would be appreciated. The last time it was cranked it ran well (over a year ago) its always been hard toget started . Its always been hard to start you have to push the throttle ever so slightly to get it to crank. To much and you get nothing to little the same. Thanks in advance for your help
 

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Chances are that the fuel in the carb has varnished you can remove the carb pull the bowl off the bottom and spray the ever loving piss outta the inside of the carb you might get lucky without having to disassemble it... Spray it really good all over.
 

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Chances are that the fuel in the carb has varnished you can remove the carb pull the bowl off the bottom and spray the ever loving piss outta the inside of the carb you might get lucky without having to disassemble it... Spray it really good all over.
Ditto, when you are going to shut it off and not run for a while make sure to turn the fuel off before shutting down so there will be little fuel left in the bowl. Pour some long term protective additive in the tank.
 

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There are some very good YouTube videos for carb cleaning and installing rebuild kit for this model atv. I did mine using video and was not hard. First one I'd ever done. Good luck.
 

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New here and need some help. Ive got a recon 250 fourtrax? Not sure what model it is, its old maybe a 2000 or earlier. Yesterday I thought I would get it and charge the battery and start getting it ready for hunting season.

Of course the battery was dead it did charge though. Then when trying to crank the thing would crank but would not stay running. I drained the gas and changed the spark plug but still the same. if you hold the choke on and work the throttle you can keep it running for 30 secs to a minute. I assume the carborator need to be cleaned. Ive never done ne carb work if it is the problem is this something i can do myself or should i seek help. also the choke wont stay on you have to hold it to keep it from sliding back down. I dont have a manual for this four wheeler so any link with pictures of the work to be performed would be appreciated. The last time it was cranked it ran well (over a year ago) its always been hard toget started . Its always been hard to start you have to push the throttle ever so slightly to get it to crank. To much and you get nothing to little the same. Thanks in advance for your help
at base of choke pull there is a plastic nut tighten it to adjust chokes ability to stay in place. you can fix carb. pull it off remove bowl and clean jets with a bread tie. reassemble
 

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at base of choke pull there is a plastic nut tighten it to adjust chokes ability to stay in place. you can fix carb. pull it off remove bowl and clean jets with a bread tie. reassemble
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I believe this is where he was headed.
 
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