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Old 03-23-2014, 08:51 PM   #1726
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I looked it up and it said it's suppose to be between .05mm and .10 mm on the intake which the mechanic said it was suppose to be between 4-6 thousandths on the intake but can't found out how to convert that.

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.05mm = .00197 inches
.10mm = .00394 inches

Here's a handy conversion site:

http://www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:53 PM   #1727
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I looked it up and it said it's suppose to be between .05mm and .10 mm on the intake which the mechanic said it was suppose to be between 4-6 thousandths on the intake but can't found out how to convert that.

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The intake should be 2 to 4 thou. The exhaust should be 4 to 6 thou.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:00 PM   #1728
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Do you set it on the tighter side or looser side

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Old 03-23-2014, 10:01 PM   #1729
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Do you set it on the tighter side or looser side

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If I was measuring it, I'd leave it be as long as it fell between those measurements. If adjusting I'd set it toward the looser (larger) of the range because valves close up over time as the valve face and seat wear.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:46 AM   #1730
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Tubeless Rims

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I've not seen a post here on the XT250 pages about tubless rims, but you might check on the XT225 forum about the availability of them and maybe find the rim & get it laced to your hub. Stock size rims are 21X1.60 & 18X2.15 for reference.
Thanks Sawatch, I'll check it out.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #1731
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Shiny New Counter Shaft Sprockets for our XT250's

I took the advice of a fellow inmate and called Superior Sprockets in Bandon OR. I placed my order on Friday and received the 14T and 16T counter shaft sprockets in the US Mail today. Very good service and the $$ was very reasonable too.
Two thumbs way UP for this supplier!



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Old 03-27-2014, 06:06 AM   #1732
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I know about the Nuetech system and am not interested in it.
I have the Neutech tublis on my xt250 and my wrr 250 and I love it. I have had ZERO problems. I put RideOn in the tires. I can ride the D606's with no air in them and still get home. (I tried letting all of the air to prove I could). I have never had a flat in over a year of riding in the south Texas brush where everything sticks, stinks or stings. You do have to balance the wheels due to the added weight in the valve area. One of the best upgrades I have made.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:58 PM   #1733
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Rotopax mounting

I want to mount a one gallon rotopax somewhere on the tail of bike. I seen that they have some brackets that you can screw to a surface. I would rather not screw anything into the tail of bike. I do not have a tail rack. I was hoping there would be some way to clamp a mount of some sort mount to the tail. Any ideas.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:25 PM   #1734
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The 2 most solid points for attatchment to the rearward frame are where the passenger pegs mount on the sides of the frame and where the handle grab bars mount on the sides/rear of the frame. I've see a couple of brackets made useing those 2 points on the shift side of the bike. Both had flanges going to the points from a flat plate which could be used to mount heavier gear like a gas canister on the side of the bike.

You could also just mount a plate to the 2 grab handle mount bolt/nut and put the Rpax mount on the plate, again a side mount system. You would have to shim behind the plate to get it outward away from the plastic and so the chainguard would miss hitting it as it moves upward. Aluminum or plastic is lightest. It would be a less sturdy mount though.

If you have a machine shop nearby they would be able to fabricate something that will work for you.

Purchasing a pre-fabed rear rack would be the least expensive way to go.
This is a good rack if you need one for a Rotopax. http://www.nomadic-racks.com/index.p...077&id=4118109
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:13 PM   #1735
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #1736
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Hey Sawatch. I looked around the house and found a lumbar pack that fit nicely on the XT. This should work much better than a magnetic bag. Thanks for the idea.


I was trying to come up with some rear storage and settled on a Coocase from Twisted Throttle. These are currently on sale for $35 (shipping included).


I'd like to add some extra fuel, but in reality I don't need much. I'm not riding this thing out in the boonies. I may add an MSR bottle just for peace of mind.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:54 PM   #1737
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:39 PM   #1738
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Pretty slick.

I was fortunate in that my pack came with a loop. I haven't ridden with it yet, but have the option of hanging it by the loop, or letting it rest on the seat. I'll have to see which works better.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:10 PM   #1739
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I thought about just using the loop/handle around the gas cap but the cord gets & keeps it further up on the tank & riding dirt there's a lot of jolts applied so I secured it for that.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:25 AM   #1740
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Here's my wifes XT250, it's an '87 but is SOHC and pretty much the same as a '84. Cost next to nothing and the plan is to tidy it up and turn it into a bit of a street tracker for her. No pics of it by itself but here's one (after I put a side stand on it) with my cafe'd CX. Hopefully the XT will end up something to rival the CX :)



Despite the leaking carb it starts and runs OK, wiring is all good but I'll convert to 12v and run LED indicators etc. Also have a mint tank that I'll paint shortly.

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