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Old 07-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #1381
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5 vintage Hondas went one a ride

I posted a quick write-up on the day tripping forum:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901428

With over 150 years of age total, the only mechanical we had was when the '72 ran out of gas. My brother-in-law didn't top off when everyone else did. We bled a little gas from the other bikes and he was back on the road.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:08 PM   #1382
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Help!

I have a 1977 XL100. Idle is all over, high then low then high. Usually high though. I checked for vacume leaks by spraying any unions between the carb and motor. No change while I did this. I have checked throttle as well as if the slide is in correct as well as removing throttle end of cable from throttle to be sure it is not hanging up. I am lost......any leads? Thanks.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #1383
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Check the o ring on the mixture screw is OK, and on some bikes a sticky advance retard unit can cause erratic idle.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #1384
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Question Need advice on 82 XL250R

What would be a fair price to pay for an 82 XL250R with 10,500 miles that looks in good shape in pictures and is stock? Clear title. Could a bike like this still be used as a commuter (15 miles each way) a few times a week? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #1385
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What would be a fair price to pay for an 82 XL250R with 10,500 miles that looks in good shape in pictures and is stock? Clear title. Could a bike like this still be used as a commuter (15 miles each way) a few times a week? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #1386
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As far as price
I bought a 81 xl250.
I paid to much for it,
but its hard not to help the,
Nicest People that sell used Honda's.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:39 PM   #1387
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But the darn thing always starts right up,
I guess I well start replacing what makes me feel safe,
put plates on it and ride it.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:15 AM   #1388
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I know it's not what Honda intended for a '72 XL250, but it works for me:)

Another day out with my little road race/tracker project.

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:31 AM   #1389
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Ive almost finished my tidy up on my XL500R. I started this in a thread here in 2008 or 9, but it got lost and to be honest no one was that fussed about the 500Rs back then. Times aren't that much different now, but they have a bit more appeal than they did back then I reckon.

Anyway, I did a thread on the RZRD500 forum as a local guy shamed me into finally working on the boxes of parts in my garage as he finally sold me the bodywork I needed:

http://www.rzrd500.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9937

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:39 AM   #1390
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Ive almost finished my tidy up on my XL500R. I started this in a thread here in 2008 or 9, but it got lost and to be honest no one was that fussed about the 500Rs back then. Times aren't that much different now, but they have a bit more appeal than they did back then I reckon.

Anyway, I did a thread on the RZRD500 forum as a local guy shamed me into finally working on the boxes of parts in my garage as he finally sold me the bodywork I needed:

http://www.rzrd500.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9937

Nice '84 (I think)...what are you going to do with it?

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:44 AM   #1391
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Its an 82 actually, the XL500R was a one year bike in Aus.

Not sure what to do with it yet, I'm still waiting for a few parts to complete it and then I may put it on historic rego as that's cheap, and I can still use it to run around on locally on occasion. Id sell it, but I have way more in it than it's worth I reckon, so may as well ride it. I do love these bikes too which helps, but I am growing a collection... hopefully the MT250 will sell soon and I can keep the XLR in its spot in the garage :)
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #1392
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Its an 82 actually, the XL500R was a one year bike in Aus.

Not sure what to do with it yet, I'm still waiting for a few parts to complete it and then I may put it on historic rego as that's cheap, and I can still use it to run around on locally on occasion. Id sell it, but I have way more in it than it's worth I reckon, so may as well ride it. I do love these bikes too which helps, but I am growing a collection... hopefully the MT250 will sell soon and I can keep the XLR in its spot in the garage :)
Those Aussie 500s are fine looking machines and unique to there. Very nice piece!
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #1393
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Thanks skorpio. We seem to be (one of?) the only markets with the Silver colours, and I think that is because Australia loved the XL, MT and CR250 models and bought lots of them back in the 70s, so Honda kept giving us Silver and Red colours to honour those older bikes, and it was seen as a "corporate colour".

Interestingly I have most of a set of white bodywork for the bike that is close to NOS, but because its so different on an 80's bike, the silver is where its at. I will say that the bikes does look a little better in photos than in real life, but it looks and rides a billion times better than it did when I first got it and whilst it's a tall and heavy machine, its sprightly enough in the first few gears off road. Sadly it took so long to build as the parts that were missing or broken too so long to source, bear that in mind if you ever decide to do one of these, short run bikes (especially from Honda) are low on parts supply.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #1394
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Not very much... I've got a 175 and while its torquey, there isnt much go. Not I think you'd be lucky to hit 60 on a 175, but I've heard people here say they could hit 80. My 350's will do 80 and they get there fairly fast, but with stock gearing, 80 mph is it.
very fast

but I have a soft spot for them.

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:36 AM   #1395
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very fast

but I have a soft spot for them.

cheers
There was an article written back when these bikes were relatively new, I forget where, about XL350s bored and ported and with a few tweaks they said these bikes would easily beat a CB750 to 60 mph.
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