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Old 06-04-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question Bought an XT250, need some input and suggestions

Hey guys, im new to the forum. First post here. I recently decided to switch bikes and sold my ninja250 and after weeks of searching I bought a used 13' XT250 with 370 miles on it. Ive put about 500 miles on it so far, did my first oil change at 700 miles. Ive taken the bike offroad a few times and love the feel of a dualsport. Its hard to find all the information I need online for an xt250 compared to a ninja250 (youtube tutorials, DIYs, etc) so I decided it would be better if i just post in here and hopefully get some feedback, Id really appreciate it. I apoligize in advance if these seem foolish questions, but hey I wanna learn more about this bike.

1. How important is it follow the "break in" period during the first 1000 miles?

2. Do the valves really need to get looked at/adjusted at the first oil change (600miles) or in my case 700miles?

3. When is it recommended to change the oil for the 2nd oil change and so on, and also air filter? I live in ohio, dont ride every single day, ride both street and offroad.

4. Is there any tutorials and/or DIYs for adjusting the rear suspension? Was wondering what would be the recommended setting, im about 160lbs 5'6. Or is the factory setting already fine for my height/weight?

5. What performance upgrades are available to get the maximum power/performance out of this bike (exhaust, sprocket, air filter, etc)? Im not planning on buying a bunch of mods for it, but just wondering in general.


Your feedback is appreciated. Thanks


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Old 06-04-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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Welcome . There is a XT250 specific forum here on ADVrider . I do not own an XT250 ( some day perhap's)but, I am full aware of what is here on ADVrider . Search for the specific forum and there is probably another Froum outside of ADVrider specific to the XT250 as well!!.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:58 PM   #4
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Welcome . There is a XT250 specific forum here on ADVrider . I do not own an XT250 ( some day perhap's)but, I am full aware of what is here on ADVrider . Search for the specific forum and there is probably another Froum outside of ADVrider specific to the XT250 as well!!.
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Read from about half way on, more info on FI stuff...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403156

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