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Old 12-08-2009, 08:37 PM   #211
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Such a heart wrenching sight. Might be time to look at some studs.

Although it was -40C today with -50C Wind chill.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:42 PM   #212
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:16 AM   #213
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Here is my 03 XR250R.


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Old 12-11-2009, 07:24 PM   #214
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Here is my 03 XR250R.


Hey, hey! Tell us about the tail rack on that puppy!
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:44 PM   #215
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P.S. How by chance have you guys plated your XR250R. I tried doing the refurbish route, but that didn't work, the state said no because the Certificate of Origin said it was "For Off Road Use Only". Right now I am running plates that the state wanted back in April, When it comes time to get new tabs, well, the plate from my KLR 650 is going on the bike and I guess I just wont get caught. I looked at the "custom bike" route, but you need recipts for the forks, wheels, swingarms, frame, everything that the bike needs to run minus the seat. Any suggestions would be really appreciated, although I am going to ride illegal or not! Thanks!!!
I just plated my 250R today in Indiana. Here we have a form called an Affidavit of Ownership. Google for it. May be a fee for one. Here for vehicles under $5k, you can swear that you own it. It must be accompanied by a VIN check done by a cop, in order to be sure it's not hot. I also had a bill of sale. At some point they get around to asking how you aquired said vehicle and you have to be ready for that one. Since I bought it in KY, they sent me packing, saying that I needed to get a "clear title" done from KY. I left. Sat in the parking lot 5 minutes. Then went back in and walked out with plates.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:26 PM   #216
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Hey, hey! Tell us about the tail rack on that puppy!
The guy makes them for the 250 and 400 , search ebay for "xr250 rack". The rack is $25 plus $20 for shipping. Works great. He also makes a wider version. They come powder coated black too. Fit was perfect and he sends you the longer bolts you need for the fender mount , you use your stock seat bolts. Best $45 bucks Ive spent on it so far.

I talked to him the other day , he is gonna start selling front racks in February.

Here is the ebay link :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...item3a55a6e3bc






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Old 12-12-2009, 05:00 AM   #217
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Does anyone know what size the forks are on a 1992 XR250R? I need new fork boots but am not sure what I need to get. Thanks for any info.
I just put Seal Savers on my 01, but don't see why they wouldn't work on yours, too. Easy and one size kinda fits all. I used the 1 3/4" size and they were easy. Nice, clean look, too.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:10 AM   #218
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Did a day of wrenching on all my bikes yesterday. Oil changes, some new plastic bits for the '86 XR250r...And best, a new main jet for the '00 XR250r. My bil bought a 150 main jet for his XR400. The original was a 142. We pulled the carb off my 250 for spring cleaning and he had the bright idea to look at the main jet size. It had a 132 in it. We installed his 142 jet, cleaned things up a bit (not really very dirty at all) and put it all back together. I know NOTHING about jetting carburetors but it really seemed to give the 250 a noticable improvement in low end grunt. The exhaust isn't rich so I think it'll work. Still waiting on seals, bearings, and bushings to install the usd CR forks on the '86 model. Hopefully within
the next couple of weeks...I'll take photos when the time comes.
Is the rest of your setup factory with that 142 jet? Still running stock exhaust, header and airbox/air filter? I've done some uncorking and trying to decide what jets to go with.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:27 AM   #219
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Does anyone know what size the forks are on a 1992 XR250R? I need new fork boots but am not sure what I need to get. Thanks for any info..
38mm

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Slow jet controls 0 - 1/4 throttle
Needle controls 1/4 - 3/4 throttle
Main jet controls 3/4 - full throttle

Cleaning your slow jet probably improved the low end grunt.

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Old 12-19-2009, 11:51 PM   #220
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Hi guys. Just picked up a very second hand '95 250. I also have a plated 650R but needed something to give a thrashing to in the farm paddocks. What a choice. always wanted one but never had the chance until now.

Did a service on it and what a can of worms.
Crumbly air filter foam (replaced)
NO oil filter (put one in)
3 engine mount bolts missing (put some in)
wheel bearings stuffed (replaced)
stiff chain (cleaned and oiled)
knock in the motor (still working on this one)
output shaft rooted around front sproket (welded it on)

Thats it for starters.

Can someone please tell me in mm's and inches the valve clearences?

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Old 01-14-2010, 05:28 PM   #221
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howdy this is my recently acquired 2003 model:



needs a good scrub and some ADV stickers

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:26 PM   #222
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Nice to see those later generation dual sports that we can't get here in the U.S.

I have to keep the old 93 XR250L here is the states.
By null at 2010-01-13

It's not a XR250R so feel free to kick me off the thread.....
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:58 PM   #223
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Here is my 2000 I bought new.
I still own it and I feel the XR250 is an all time great.
Still in excellent condition too.

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:42 PM   #224
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After reading all the horror stories about seized swingarm pivots, I decided to bite the bullet and try taking mine apart.
Got the bike up on a stand and then loosened the nut. Thankfully it moved. And even better, once it was backed off the swingarm a touch, it turned the bolt. Definitely a good sign. If the bolt's turning, then chances are it isn't badly seized.

So I got the nut off and the next step was to try moving the bolt out with a few sharp hammer taps on the end of the bolt through a brass drift pin. It MOVED! It was no problem getting it out.

So I loosened all the various bolts and pulled out the swingarm and suspension linkage and gave everything a good greasing. I also decided to put grease nipples into the swingarm pivot points.

The first step was to use a centre punch to mark where I'd be drilling:

You can see the two little centre punch marks on the pivot points.

Once the holes were drilled, it was time to tap them for the grease nipples.

The tap on the right is in the first hole I tapped so that I could eyeball and line up the second one with the first one.

Once the holes were tapped, I thoroughly cleaned out the aluminum shavings from the insde of the pivots.

A bit of blue loctite on the nipple:


And there they are, ready to make life easier for me:


Then I greased everything and put it back together again:

There you can see the fitting on the right side of the swingarm. My buddy Doug who's shop I'm using didn’t have any 90 degree grease nipples, but I'll probably replace these with 90 degree nipples at some point so it's easier to get a grease gun on them.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:56 PM   #225
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It seizes in the engine case not the swing arm. Your fittings will help keep your swing arm bearings greased but I dont think its gonna get grease to the center of the bolt in between the case.
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