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Old 12-31-2009, 01:05 PM   #256
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I just got a 1975 TL250 to play with. Question. On the left side cover below the clutch adjuster hole there is a nipple that looks like it could be a grease zerk. A normal grease gun tip doesn't fit it. Is it for greasing the clutch shaft that is behind it? If it is, do I need to use a needle tip to grease it? There is a small hole in the center of it. Does it say anything about it in a service manual? How much grease? One pump or more?
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:52 PM   #257
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I've heard that it is a grease zerk, although what type of gun it is I have no idea. My opinion, its a drain. If you push on the little ball in the center, water comes out. Drain it frequently- water will eat the magnesium inside away and you'll need a whole new engine side cover.
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:47 PM   #258
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Only an adventure for Jennifer, cause this was her first riding lesson.



On my $25.00 SL125 roller with the $425.00 new old stock '82 XL125 six speed in it.



Her BF gave the instuctions on bike riding. All I said was don't chase the cows.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:46 AM   #259
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1982 Honda XL250R

Here's my baby I'm currently in the middle of restoring. I have it down to the individual parts and I am painting everything. The frame, tank and everything else red is going to be painted at my local paint shop and the engine, swing arm and everything black is going to be powder coated. I am buying NOS for everything I can and all hardware is getting replaced. The seat will also be restored to its' original perfection. I am also currently in talks with used part shops in Japan to get the harder to find parts. Surprisingly there's a huge supply of near mint parts in Japan, they really take care of their bikes there. I will give out my sources after I buy everything I need, I don't need any more competition there...

I will post new pics as things come in and get assembled.


And here's one from my last ride in the mud...
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:03 PM   #260
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My 1983 Honda XL250R

Thought I'd post pictures of my bike here as it is indeed a Honda XL

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Old 01-18-2010, 12:34 PM   #261
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XL500s front end swap...

About 5 years ago I rescued a 1980 XL500s from a friends backyard. Once I finally got it running, it made it from Houston to McAllen and back over last Labor Day weekend before losing compression. Since it needed some minor surgery, I decided to make some mods. I currently have an 82 FT500 sitting in the garage which will be donating an engine and wiring harness. I read somewhere that the front end (trees and all) from an 86 XR650 was a bolt on swap, but I have run into an issue. I took the stock forks off, and found that it uses loose bearings, and the XR uses tapered roller bearings. I'm about to order the bearings and races off bike bandit and hope they can be pressed into the head of the frame before considering swapping stems on the trees to make it work with the loose bearings. Any help/advice would really be appreciated, and I'll post some photos of the XL later tonight. I love this thread and am glad to see it come back to life here recently. Can't wait to post pics of my finished XL here with all the other awesome bikes I'm seeing.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:30 PM   #262
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Great thread. I just posted a WTB on the classified section, but in case folks miss that one:

I'm looking for a classic Honda XL250 to use as a second bike and, at times, for my wife to ride. Ideally it's a 1972-74 XL250 in decent shape. I'm in Northern California.

Thanks. Keep posting the pics so I can yearn.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:03 PM   #263
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1980 XL500s

Promised I would upload some shots of my XL...



Sitting in the garage waiting for its first adventure in almost 17 years
(maybe more!)



It's been a long time since she's had any action...


Made it from Houston to Padre Island National Seashore. From there it
would run to McAllen and back to Houston before losing all compression...



Long exposure shot taken at the campground




Can't wait to get the front end swapped out, and follow it up with swapping
in a FT500 engine and wiring harness... Fab up some supports for some soft
bags, maybe add a Clarke 3.7 gallon tank (90 miles on a tank is a joke), and
I have the ultimate poor-man's expedition bike!
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:09 AM   #264
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Don't use Bikebandit

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I'm about to order the bearings and races off bike bandit
Go to www.xtremeusa.com
They charge just a little over cost on all OEM parts, they blow any place I've ever found out of the water. Time to ship is usually less than a week and they don't over charge on shipping.
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:11 PM   #265
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Here's the XL I got a couple weeks ago. Got her running now, and trying to figure out what to do with it. Should I build a street/flat tracker out of it??? I'll sell it btw http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541928 Lol. Here are some pics


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Old 02-02-2010, 06:59 PM   #266
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1974 Honda XL350 K0

I am new in this thread. I just bought a 1974 Honda XL350 K0. It's been sitting in a farmer's shed for the last 6 years.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1165161652

how do I make the picture visible on this thread? Why is it that it's only the link that shows?
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:49 AM   #267
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I am new in this thread. I just bought a 1974 Honda XL350 K0. It's been sitting in a farmer's shed for the last 6 years.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1165161652

how do I make the picture visible on this thread? Why is it that it's only the link that shows?
That's a sweet-lookin' XL! Love the blue/gray gas tanks... here's a link on how to post a photo:


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919


for embedding photos, when you're composing your post, click the A/A (Editor Mode) button in the upper-right corner of the of the composition tool, above the smilies, to show your post in BBCode or whatever it's called. There are buttons to insert objects above the window where you enter your text - click the landsape-looking one for "Insert Photo." Enter the URL for your photo (which I obtained by right-clicking the photo in your Facebook and clicking "Copy Image Location" in Firefox) in the box that appears, voila!



I'm not an expert here by any means, but that method works great for me.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:36 AM   #268
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Here's my old cr250 with xr500 motor. Kind of related to the XL
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #269
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Thank you very much Vanrooster.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:37 PM   #270
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Here's my old cr250 with xr500 motor. Kind of related to the XL
Now THAT is cool. I've wanted to stuff an XL350 engine into a newer CR500 frame- just another project that I'll never get to.
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