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Old 02-21-2011, 05:11 PM   #541
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I'll play. '72 Xl250KO with some stuff. Bored Out to a 285.

When I First got it.


With my cus's '74 XL125


What it looks like now.





I'm in search for a choke cable with bracket, stock headlight set up and gauge set up if anybody has a parts bike or pieces laying around. Be willing to trade that preston petty headlight for some of the parts too.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:59 AM   #542
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I'll play. '72 Xl250KO with some stuff. Bored Out to a 285.
When I First got it.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...9/102_0292.jpg
With my cus's '74 XL125
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...untitled-1.jpg
What it looks like now.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m..._4270414_n.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...untitled-2.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...9/DSCN4103.jpg
I'm in search for a choke cable with bracket, stock headlight set up and gauge set up if anybody has a parts bike or pieces laying around. Be willing to trade that preston petty headlight for some of the parts too.
Love those action shots! They look best when dirty.
Can't wait till mine's rolling again.

Have you tried Dave at ...http://www.xlintperformance.com/ for the choke bracket & cable?
E-bay has gauges & headlights all the time.

Is that a AMC J-10? I had a blue one.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:13 AM   #543
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Love those action shots! They look best when dirty.
Can't wait till mine's rolling again.

Have you tried Dave at ...http://www.xlintperformance.com/ for the choke bracket & cable?
E-bay has gauges & headlights all the time.

Is that a AMC J-10? I had a blue one.
I haven't checked out Dave for any parts of that nature yet. He did set me up with his bigbore kit for this bike last summer though. Ill have to get ahold of him again. Ebay does have everything I need, but no one ever sells something whole there. I would have to win about 10 auctions to get the 3 things I need, then piece it back together.

The truck is a Jeep '72 J4600 1 ton truck.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:43 AM   #544
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I'll play. '72 Xl250KO with some stuff. Bored Out to a 285.

When I First got it.


With my cus's '74 XL125


What it looks like now.





I'm in search for a choke cable with bracket, stock headlight set up and gauge set up if anybody has a parts bike or pieces laying around. Be willing to trade that preston petty headlight for some of the parts too.
What tire use on front wheel? Which brand is the tire?
Thanks
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #545
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Need help with gearing......

Hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I'm gonna

The wheels are done & the new Pirelli MT43s are mounted for my '72 XL250.
But, I can't decide which sprockets to use.
Mainly be commuting on paved back roads (35-45 mph) during the week &
dirt roads/trails on the weekend.

I have these new sprockets to try...14/15 front & 42/48 rear

15x42 (2.80)
14x42 (3.00)
15x48 (3.20)-Stock gearing for my '72 XL250 (45-50 mph max)
14x48 (3.43)

Of course the 42 rear would be great for my on road commute.
But will it work in the dirt & Ohio/WV mud?
& (of course) the 48 tooth would be better off road.
But will it put to much strain on the motor trying to keep up with traffic?
(even if it's just back roads)

Anyway, writing it all out kinda helps (thinking about trying 14x42 first.
Thanks for reading & any advise.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:25 PM   #546
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:27 PM   #547
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Hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I'm gonna

The wheels are done & the new Pirelli MT43s are mounted for my '72 XL250.
But, I can't decide which sprockets to use.
Mainly be commuting on paved back roads (35-45 mph) during the week &
dirt roads/trails on the weekend.

I have these new sprockets to try...14/15 front & 42/48 rear

15x42 (2.80)
14x42 (3.00)
15x48 (3.20)-Stock gearing for my '72 XL250 (45-50 mph max)
14x48 (3.43)

Of course the 42 rear would be great for my on road commute.
But will it work in the dirt & Ohio/WV mud?
& (of course) the 48 tooth would be better off road.
But will it put to much strain on the motor trying to keep up with traffic?
(even if it's just back roads)

Anyway, writing it all out kinda helps (thinking about trying 14x42 first.
Thanks for reading & any advise.
I'm running the 14x48 on my XL500R and I'm happy with it. I have about an hour street ride to get to the good trails about 62 mph is my happy top speed. But then it's a 500. I had the 72 XL 250 back in 1981 and always ran the stock gearing. but I think the 14x48 will make you much happier on the trails. I'm surprised you claim 45/50 mph for stock gearing?
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:48 PM   #548
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I'm running the 14x48 on my XL500R and I'm happy with it. I have about an hour street ride to get to the good trails about 62 mph is my happy top speed. But then it's a 500. I had the 72 XL 250 back in 1981 and always ran the stock gearing. but I think the 14x48 will make you much happier on the trails. I'm surprised you claim 45/50 mph for stock gearing?
Surprised she'll go that fast or because that's only what she'll do?
Not sure what the top speed of a mint condition 1972 XL250 is.
This one's a hard lived, (4,300 mile) fresh Ohio barn find.

Only rode it a few times before tearing it apart after getting it started.
(new plug/filters,fresh oil/gas... she fired right up)
On one of those rides, I pushed it to the 8,000 red line
& 50 mph was showing on the speedometer.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:53 AM   #549
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Mine's not vintage but it is kind of old. Love the old Honda's!



I'll be picking thru this thread later when I have time.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:38 AM   #550
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:43 AM   #551
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Surprised she'll go that fast or because that's only what she'll do?
Not sure what the top speed of a mint condition 1972 XL250 is.
This one's a hard lived, (4,300 mile) fresh Ohio barn find.

Only rode it a few times before tearing it apart after getting it started.
(new plug/filters,fresh oil/gas... she fired right up)
On one of those rides, I pushed it to the 8,000 red line
& 50 mph was showing on the speedometer.

My old 2fiddy would do 70 if I spanked it real hard.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:53 AM   #552
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Had this for a few years now.

Now is back to standard.

But I have started building another that will be 305 with period enduro stuff (PP lights, Elsinore Shocks, torque engineering pipe and fun-n-fast bashplate etc)
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:21 AM   #553
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Welcome ADV newb! Nice ride!
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:21 PM   #554
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Had this for a few years now.

Now is back to standard.

But I have started building another that will be 305 with period enduro stuff (PP lights, Elsinore Shocks, torque engineering pipe and fun-n-fast bashplate etc)
This is a very nice bike. Good luck with the new 305.
I have a question: What size and brand is the front tire?
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #555
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I have a question: What size and brand is the front tire?
can i guess....Cheng Shin C183D??
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