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Old 08-27-2014, 02:46 PM   #1
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Talking new to me 87 XL250

So yeah, I'm a noob here, I'm Nick, and I probably drink more beer than I should, but it just tastes too good.

anyways, I picked up an 87 Honda XL250R on craigslist for 500 bucks. 6000 original miles. Valves are a TAD noisy, but not horrible. Street legal, its currently my DD, since both my trucks are down with blown head gaskets.

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Old 08-27-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:35 PM   #3
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thanks... only a couple issues with it, both being minor... the compression relief cable is broken.. its not a handle, its the kick starter mechanism thingamajig. i can almost always start it no problem, so I'm not too worried about it. I'm sure it could use a carb cleaning, since it sat for a little while and its got a bog out spot on the throttle. not totally noticeable unless I open throttle all the way instantly from idle.

definitely not a freeway bike though... even though I'm on a CA M1 learners permit (fully licensed in class C), and not allowed to be on freeways with it, i took the freeway briefly on the way home. 65 was the most I could coax out of it, and it did NOT sound happy. Either way... thats what my old Yamaha Maxim 650 cruiser is for. ...whenever i get around to pulling the carbs off and cleaning them. was given to me free, I just haven't gotten around to messing with it...
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A couple of freeway blasts on my early '80's XL250 convinced me to get a street bike . Wish I still had the XL in the stable. Have a soft spot that Honda thumper sound.
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I'm sure it could use a carb cleaning, since it sat for a little while and its got a bog out spot on the throttle. not totally noticeable unless I open throttle all the way instantly from idle.
I think it has almost the same carb as a NX250, those are known for cutting out when opening up abrupt. It's not an issue, it's a feature Just open a bit more slowly and you'll be fine.
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