Braaap ST-250 also known as braaap ATLAS, SHADOW, CADET, Mercury FAQ
Fuel: Regular 91
Oil: 10W / 40 Mineral (1.2Lt)
Choke: On: Up BUT RIDING POSITION IS DOWN (VERY IMPORTANT INFO)
A lot of the time you will NOT need to use the choke, just leave it in riding position unless its cold weather.
Reserve fuel Positions:
Normal riding: Down (very important info)
Reserve on: Up (Note: the ST-250 fuel tank seems to always require a minimum of 1/4 of a tank of fuel;other wise it seems to think it is empty, the tank has an unuseal shape in the base of it, this is why we recommend you zero your trip meter when filling up your tank and re filling your fuel once its at 200K) ITS just easier this way
Front 28 PSI
Rear 32 PSI
Check these absolutely regularly (Number one reason for fall offs on a bike is from flat tyres )
Must be lubricated with chain lube every 500km (only lube away from the brake area)
Always spray the chain from the center of the bike not at the back as you may get lube on your brakes plus the lube will flick off easily.
First service 500 – 800km
Then every 3000 km after that initial one
Cold Start: No throttle (NO THROTTLE put your hand on the block ensure you do NOT knock the kill switch on ) ………..Choke ON …………… once started THEN rev it
Warm start No throttle (NO THROTTLE put your hand on the block so you are not tempted to rev it also ensure you do NOT knock the kill switch on )……. NO choke ………… Once started THEN rev it.
Ensure the arrow on the cap is facing forward THEN Click it down twice to lock it, click it on the left then the right
NOTE: Full turn of the key and the park light will come on
Therefore, To prevent flat battery to lock steering do a full turn of the key then click back once. This will turn the park light OFF and leave the bike with steering lock on.
Gearing: always best to start the bike in neutral.
PULL CLUTCH LEVER IN
This bike wont start if the clutch is not pulled in.
This bike has 5 gears
Main Globe Phillips BA20d S2 45/40 OR S2 35/30
Park Globe BA9S 12V 4W
Spark plug setting .7
Spark Plug: D8EA
Battery: HVT-9 12 Volt 7AH 175CCA
Oil Filter: cleanable and re-usable
Air filter: Cleanable and re-usable
Note the side stand is attached to a spring.
It flicks up very very easily.
This is designed for your protection.
If you go around a corner and forgot to lift it you would come off
You can replace this spring for a less aggressive reflex but its at your own risk.