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Old 12-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #781
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Yeah...it is interesting. My husband's XT starts more easily with cold starts. Mine - I had to learn the hard way to run it dry or I'd start running down my battery trying to get it to kick over in the cold.

So, now we both let them run dry as a matter of habit.
Does having fuel injection eliminate the need to do these things?

I'm so pissed off.
I missed the opportunity to buy a 2009 XT250 with only 333 miles on it for $2,900.00 the deal of the year, because when I did my searches on Craigslist I typed in XT250 instead of XT 250 with a space so this particular ad never came up in my searches, and the bike sold today.
Oh well live and learn.
Another good deal will come up eventually.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #782
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Does having fuel injection eliminate the need to do these things?

I'm so pissed off.
I missed the opportunity to buy a 2009 XT250 with only 333 miles on it for $2,900.00 the deal of the year, because when I did my searches on Craigslist I typed in XT250 instead of XT 250 with a space so this particular ad never came up in my searches, and the bike sold today.
Oh well live and learn.
Another good deal will come up eventually.
LOL, i saw that bike, yeah, with CL you have to use different keywords, its not as smart as google, cl is a waiting game, i thought i got a GREAT deal on my 09, till like a few months later there was one for sale for about $500 dollars less!!

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/3452867360.html

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/3430387156.html

first bike you can get for 3k cash, second one id say 26-27 cash.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #783
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LOL, i saw that bike, yeah, with CL you have to use different keywords, its not as smart as google, cl is a waiting game, i thought i got a GREAT deal on my 09, till like a few months later there was one for sale for about $500 dollars less!!

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/3452867360.html

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/3430387156.html

first bike you can get for 3k cash, second one id say 26-27 cash.
I checked out the second one and the guy wont budge below $3,000, even though it has over 9,000 miles on it.
Plus I want the bike for trail riding and he has street tires on it.
Going to keep looking.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:34 PM   #784
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I checked out the second one and the guy wont budge below $3,000, even though it has over 9,000 miles on it.
Plus I want the bike for trail riding and he has street tires on it.
Going to keep looking.
Ill be on the lookout too, ill let you know if something good pops up.

You shoulda bought my bike a few months ago, was the best/baddest xt out there by far, i miss it at times.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:23 PM   #785
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Does having fuel injection eliminate the need to do these things?
I haven't had any issues starting mine. After it sat for about a month while I was out of town, it took about 5 seconds on the starter button to fire up. But every other time it has started instantly. However, it's still pretty new so not a lot of data there to say one way or the other.

Regardless though, on the FI there is no petcock to shut off the gas. So you can't run it dry that way.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #786
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Bridgestone Trailwing TW302 Rear Tire

I posted over on the flea market that I have Bridgestone TrailWing TW302 Rear tires size 4.10-18 for sale for $70 shipped to your door or $62.50 if you pick up. I believe these will fit the XT250. If anybody is interested, let me know.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #787
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Ill be on the lookout too, ill let you know if something good pops up.

You shoulda bought my bike a few months ago, was the best/baddest xt out there by far, i miss it at times.
Thanks for that.
Craigslist is really strange, I can type in a search in Los Angeles and normally Orange county will also show up but not always.
cheers
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #788
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Does having fuel injection eliminate the need to do these things?

I'm so pissed off.
I missed the opportunity to buy a 2009 XT250 with only 333 miles on it for $2,900.00 the deal of the year, because when I did my searches on Craigslist I typed in XT250 instead of XT 250 with a space so this particular ad never came up in my searches, and the bike sold today.
Oh well live and learn.
Another good deal will come up eventually.
Bad miss, yet maybe you were meant to find an even better one.

And I'm sorry - I don't now if fuel injection helps.

But like I said, my husband's doesn't have this problem nearly as much as mine. And they are the same year.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:49 PM   #789
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I haven't had any issues starting mine. After it sat for about a month while I was out of town, it took about 5 seconds on the starter button to fire up. But every other time it has started instantly. However, it's still pretty new so not a lot of data there to say one way or the other.

Regardless though, on the FI there is no petcock to shut off the gas. So you can't run it dry that way.
5 seconds - straight?

I won't even try for 5 seconds - too hard on the battery.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #790
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5 seconds - straight?

I won't even try for 5 seconds - too hard on the battery.
Oh how I wish I had FI, mine takes about 30-40 seconds to start. 2012 model.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:01 AM   #791
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Oh how I wish I had FI, mine takes about 30-40 seconds to start. 2012 model.
Have you done the air/fuel screw 3 turns out mod?

My bike was so dialed in, it would start instantly, always.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #792
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Oh how I wish I had FI, mine takes about 30-40 seconds to start. 2012 model.
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Have you done the air/fuel screw 3 turns out mod?

My bike was so dialed in, it would start instantly, always.
Or have you tried letting the motor die after turning off the petcock? Letting the line run dry makes an enormous difference for mine. The trick - especially when not at your own house, is remembering to turn it off the last block (you'll learn the timing) before arriving at work for the day.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #793
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I trailered mine to a dual sport ride and forgot to turn off the gas petcock....had a hell of a time getting it started, even using jumper cables from the truck!...I figured that the float was being jiggled around during the trip and flooded the motor.....Now i always make sure I shut it off everytime and no more problems!
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #794
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On the way down it was raining and snowing. That is SloJoe stopping to keep me company as I stopped to put on my gloves.


That looks like a great XT riding area...Thanks for your posts and pictures.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #795
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That looks like a great XT riding area...Thanks for your posts and pictures.
NM has a lot of areas that have great XT riding.

If ever in the area, let us know and we'd be happy to share them.
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