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Old 10-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #91
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I would say it looks new, but it looks better than that! Very clean, the subtle changes make it look very custom, yet stock at the same time...... Sorry, I don't even quite know what that means. I just know I like it!!!!
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:08 PM   #92
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Hi,

Did you ever find a US source for 90/90-16 tires? I'm the new owner of an SRX250, mine also came with a 100/90-16 tire on the front. My bike has been setting for at least 3 years and the current tires are really dry and hard.

I've done a lot of searching and found several foreign sources for tires that fit. The best choice I've found is the Michelin Pilot Sporty. It is available for both the front (90/90-16) and rear (100/90-18) tire. For some reason, I don't think this tire is sold in either the US or Canada. I haven't ordered a set yet, but here's a pointer to the place I'm thinking of ordering from:

http://www.vsmotoparts.com/catalogse...q=pilot+sporty

I also found an outfit in Japan that has a lot of SRX250 stuff. A lot more expensive though: http://japan.webike.net/
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #93
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Did you ever find a US source for 90/90-16 tires? I'm the new owner of an SRX250

Congrats on the bike The closest thing I've found is a 90/80 Shinko

http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-sr7...LAID=338726267


I'm still looking for a couple parts that are now "obsolete" according to Yamaha.

-The rubber intake boot between airbox and carb
-Internal "washer" in the petcock (the one with 4 holes)

If you ever run across these parts please let me know!
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #94
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I'm probably going to need one of those petcock washers before long too. Mine was leaking badly until it spent a few days "rehydrating" in gasoline.

Googling the part number (47X-24523-00-00) for the gasket, I discovered there's are several other bikes that used the same part. The 1984-85 FJ1100 is one of them. Also found a pointer to this website in the UK which sells a rebuild kit for the FJ1100 petcock.
http://www.mandp.co.uk/productinfo.a...Tap-Repair-Kit
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:13 AM   #95
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Thanks for the info hdscarbro ..... unfortunately the FJ part # is also listed as obsolete.


I'll have to see what shipping from UK will be.


A pic of the part (not mine)



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Old 01-19-2012, 10:36 AM   #96
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Hey guys, I also just bought an SRX 250. It also needs new tires, I think I am going to order some of the "Pilot Sportys" from the link posted above in a few weeks, I'll let you guys know how they work out.

Also, there is an issue with the carb. The bike starts harder in the cold, and runs poorly unless it is completely warmed up.(dies when rev'd quickly, and rev's fall slowly) The PO claimed the diaphragm in the secandary was damaged. Would this cause this?

Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:46 PM   #97
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Also, there is an issue with the carb. The bike starts harder in the cold, and runs poorly unless it is completely warmed up.(dies when rev'd quickly, and rev's fall slowly) The PO claimed the diaphragm in the secandary was damaged. Would this cause this?

Thanks!
Congrats on the bike!

Even with carbs in good shape they're still jetted very lean. I'm running an XT350 pilot jet which helps, but it still needs a long warm up. Check your boots for cracking/hardness, both on engine side and airbox side.

Not sure if the diaphragm is the culprit but it can't help.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:50 PM   #98
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I tried to order a set of Pilot Sportys from vsmotoparts. When I got to the checkout was told they didn't handle US shipments. This was not the case the first time I went through the checkout process to get a total price.

I found another source (http://www.tyretectrading.com/store/home.asp and ordered a set from them on Tuesday. The total with shipping wound up being $225.33. I'll post a followup when they arrive.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #99
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The idle mixture adjustment screw can this cold engine idling behavior. According to my Yamaha dealer cousin, the screw is set really lean to pass emissions and an extra 1/2 turn (or so) out helps.

The idle mixture screw is hidden behind a brass plug that has to be removed before you can diddle with the mixture screw.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:23 PM   #100
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My tires from Tyre Tec Trading arrived yesterday. Here are some photos.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:49 PM   #101
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Regarding the fuel petcock, just saw this post in another forum:

http://www.sr500forum.com/forum/view...hp?f=43&t=6708
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #102
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Nice, the tires look really good! I think I will order a set. Do these tires need tubes also?

Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #103
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The tires are tubeless. I swapped the front tire, but couldn't get it to inflate with my home compressor. I wound up taking it and the rear wheel (and new tire) to a shop. The guy said the narrow rims coupled with their profile made them tough to inflate.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:26 AM   #104
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I've looked around the site and didn't find an "intro" thread or subforum, so I guess this is my introduction!

Picked up an 87 SRX the other day, first street bike (kinda, have an 81 sr250 that needs a carb clean and front tire), looking forward to getting it into top condition. This thread has been really helpful to me, I will be ordering some of those Michelins ASAP. Also my bike came with all the plastics in good condition

Should I start my own thread in this forum? I guess I probably will.


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Old 02-23-2012, 04:41 AM   #105
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I've looked around the site and didn't find an "intro" thread or subforum, so I guess this is my introduction!

Picked up an 87 SRX the other day, first street bike (kinda, have an 81 sr250 that needs a carb clean and front tire), looking forward to getting it into top condition. This thread has been really helpful to me, I will be ordering some of those Michelins ASAP. Also my bike came with all the plastics in good condition

Should I start my own thread in this forum? I guess I probably will.


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Welcome Bryan! Congrats on the bike, lets see some pics!



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