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Old 02-04-2009, 09:00 PM   #1
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The XR250R Thread...

I searched but didn't find a dedicated thread for the lovely XR250R. No year limitation. I just picked up a nice clean 2003 XR250R. So far I'm really excited about it. It is the prefect bike for a n00b like myself. My plan is for this thread to be a place to chit-chat, drool, and index cool stuff about/for our little 250's. Thanks in advance!
















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1) Cyrca handguards
2) Whipps bashplate
3) Clarke 3.8gal tank

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2) Nice little rack
3) Quiet her down
4) Raise the bars/new bars
5) Suspension set-up/stiffer springs
6) ???
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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Ok I'll be the first one to ask a oil related question. To do a oil change w/filter change, I've read anywhere from 1.5L to 2.0L to refill. Also to drain the oil do you just remove the frame bolt or is there a bolt under the engine too?
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:04 AM   #3
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:56 AM   #4
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Ok I'll be the first one to ask a oil related question. To do a oil change w/filter change, I've read anywhere from 1.5L to 2.0L to refill. Also to drain the oil do you just remove the frame bolt or is there a bolt under the engine too?
There's an engine drain plug too. You need to drain them both. The oil capacity (with a filter change) is 1.5 quarts.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:45 AM   #5
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There's an engine drain plug too. You need to drain them both. The oil capacity (with a filter change) is 1.5 quarts.
Thanks. I need to get a service manual.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:24 PM   #6
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So oil/filter changed, air filter cleaned, and I'm all ready to ride the local trails....its snowing.

I'm still getting used to the starting procedure on this bike. I just got to remember to put the switch on the right setting. Spent 15 minutes kicking it over on the "kill" setting.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:50 PM   #7
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The procedure in the owner's manual says to hold the compression release lever and kick it over several times when cold. I've found that the 250s are harder to start cold than a lot of other bikes. And it helps a lot if you turn off the gas and let the carb run dry when putting it away. The only other advice I have for starting it is to kick hard. I don't bother using the compression release and finding top dead center.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:18 AM   #8
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4 Gal Tank

I've got a 4 GAL IMS tank I'll sell for &100.00 plus shipping.

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I searched but didn't find a dedicated thread for the lovely XR250R. No year limitation. I just picked up a nice clean 2003 XR250R. So far I'm really excited about it. It is the prefect bike for a n00b like myself. My plan is for this thread to be a place to chit-chat, drool, and index cool stuff about/for our little 250's. Thanks in advance!
















My plans for mods:
1) Cyrca handguards
2) Whipps bashplate
3) Clarke 3.8gal tank

Future mods:
1) Change the rear tail light
2) Nice little rack
3) Quiet her down
4) Raise the bars/new bars
5) Suspension set-up/stiffer springs
6) ???
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:07 AM   #9
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I've got a 4 GAL IMS tank I'll sell for &100.00 plus shipping.
I got a Clarke tank a while back, but thanks for the offer.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:19 PM   #10
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A Cnote is a good deal for that tank!

If it'd fit my bike i'd take it,but mines to old,it'd have to be 96 or newer.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:25 PM   #11
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1988 Honda XR 250 R Restoration

Hello All, I have had these bikes since the XL days. They are my favorite Enduro's. I am finishing up ( Yeah right ) a 88 XR 250 R. Started from a bare frame. Will send Pics if I can figure out how to, 51 year old computer dinosaur not to good at this stuff. Anyhow glad that there are more like me out there. 250's Rule. Tried to send pics but it says that they are to big. Will try again later.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:40 PM   #12
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I picked up my 1997 Honda XR250R for $400 from a friend of mine. It was is pretty bad shape, broken frame, carb problems, suspension problems, bald tires, and overall just beat up. I put about $150 in it and about 25 hours of labor. Now I have a great little clunker that runs like a top and is a blast to ride. The best thing about it is that if you do something stupid on it and lay her down, who cares it's a $400 bike!

It has Trackmaster tires, (for some reason the kid I bought it from bought DoT tires). It had a Supertrap muffler, jet kit, and I replaced the Uni air filter with new. It has some brand of over sized aluminum bars (can't make out the branding). Factory FX seat. I put new Factory FX tank graphics on it, and some cheap Scott grips. I also painted the horribly banged up side covers red.

After rebuilding the carb, repairing a bunch of things, and generally just cleaning it up, I now have a 1 kick bike. Although the cam timing chain is making some racket, that's the next thing on my to-do list.

I've been riding this little guy for the last 4 weekends in a row and it is so much more fun than my DR650 in the woods.

I liked this nimble bike so much I traded in my DR650 and a 2009 CRF450X is on it's way to my door!

Now I'm on the look out for an XR400.

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Old 04-04-2011, 02:44 PM   #13
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drain plug/engine plug..

i have a 95' xr250r....this is the first time that i'm changing the oil on it. I'm trying to figure out where the engine plug is and also the oil plug is. Also, I've read something about draining both the engine and the oil? And also something about a wet and dry slump? Can anyone let me know where the plugs are and also, what I have to do for a wet and dry slump is...
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:14 PM   #14
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i have a 95' xr250r....this is the first time that i'm changing the oil on it. I'm trying to figure out where the engine plug is and also the oil plug is. Also, I've read something about draining both the engine and the oil? And also something about a wet and dry slump? Can anyone let me know where the plugs are and also, what I have to do for a wet and dry slump is...
95, should be a wet sump (all the oil is held in the engine). Drain plug in the bottom of the case (I think there is a pass-through in the guard underneath) and the fill is to right side of the bottom end.

I definitely recommned you buy a manual for the bike, it will give you pictures and descriptions that are going to be helpful.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:54 PM   #15
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sion...the knob on top of the Edelbrock carb is the needle adjuster, in for richer, out for leaner. Attached is some info on Edelbrock carbs.

http://www.edelbrock.com/motorcycle/..._internals.pdf
http://www.650motorcycles.com/QwikSilver.html
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