Honda XR250 BAJA

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by blanc, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. zazz

    zazz Adventurer

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    thanks a lot!!! ...you know more about this bike than honda.... lol ... :clap
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  2. zazz

    zazz Adventurer

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    After some messing around it turns out it wasn't the carb ....it was the exhaust valves....so after a top rebuild this bike is like new...suddenly I can see why these fcr carbs are so expensive....the acceleration is nuts.
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  3. LouisPoland

    LouisPoland Been here awhile

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    Madnomad, Greece is beautiful!

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  4. madnomad

    madnomad greece2india

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    Haha, I'm glad you like it! It's true, there are some great landscapes around here... and you got the perfect bike to explore them ;-)
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  5. ronibader

    ronibader n00b

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    Nice ride you've got there. Can i ask what are the handguards you have on your bike ?
    I live in Dubai, UAE and own a 2011 XR250 Tornado. I cant seem to find any handguards that would fit this bike. They turn to be either short, or happen to touch / stand in the way of the brak / clutch handles.

    tnx
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  6. heilong

    heilong Adventurer

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    Did you try Zeta handguards? They have a "bent" version which gives more clearance to the lines and cables. There are several similar choices by other manufacturers. Strength-wise, I've heard very good thing about Cycra guards.
    http://www.zeta-racing.com/handguard/
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  7. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I'd kill for a set of those lights for my project XR400R dual sport.
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  8. ronibader

    ronibader n00b

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    Thanks mate.. I just checked em online.. i guess they should fit my bike.

    Cheers !
    Roni
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  9. ftw

    ftw Live to live, ride to ride

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    Checkin' in with my 2001 XR250 Baja tractor...hello, everybody!

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    In fact had only been thinking of it as of my big bikes winter substitute...until found myself riding it all year round and not even thinking of anything else anymore.
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  10. Zonkelnut

    Zonkelnut King in the land of Zonk.

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    Hi there.

    I am looking for a oil filter cover for the Baja XR250L. I guess 1991-1992 model.

    Thanks
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  11. lambert545

    lambert545 n00b

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    i currently own an xr250 baja (american import) i was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to switch the indicators from always on(american running lights) to standard uk without having to rip them out and wiring a new set
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  12. DirtyBaja

    DirtyBaja n00b

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    I have one of these bikes... XR250V 1997, Japanese import - excellent fun, I have been using it for greenlaning...

    I am hoping to get a FB page off the ground for those of us in the UK with these bikes so that we can help each other out if need be...

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  13. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Owner, Eastern Beaver Co

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    new Baja owner here in Japan. Mine's a 1992 model. I just picked it up and got it going, have plenty of cosmetic work to do but here are some recent pics.

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    Bike runs and rides really sweet, it's so light and confidence inspiring I love it. Note mine is one of the last with the roundy frame tubes, others here are later with the square tube frames. Sidecovers are slightly different, and mine has the early engine with tight valve lash, something you need to be aware of, as later models had more normal clearances. When I got mine, someone had adjusted to later spec and it was hard to start and ran like crap.

    Interesting and unique thing about my early model is they have no battery, no starter, only a kickstarter. As a result they're much lighter than models after 1993.

    I've learned quite a lot about these bikes so let me know if you have any questions.
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  14. mihai

    mihai n00b

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    Hi guys, i am from Romania and I`ve just bought a Baja:))
    I think is a 93 model. MD22 with MD17E engine and Keihin PD79C carburetor, wet sump..oil radiator cooler.
    Just kickstart, no battery, but everything works.
    I have some issues with the carb and some leaking at the top end motor...
    I am trying to find a manual but nothing so far.
    Waht about the interchangeable parts between Baja and xr250r? Do they fit?

    I am interested in oil filters, brake discs and plates, etc.

    Thanks!

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  15. tshguatt

    tshguatt n00b

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    i'm watching this thread now since a couples of years as visitor, now may be the time to join!

    i've buildet up a "old" baja the last years in phnom penh and got to know the bike since very well


    thats how it looked 3 years ago. i dont know the year but its a md30 10... so probably around 96 or 97.
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    disassembly to the very bottom end
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    pics will follow..
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  16. tshguatt

    tshguatt n00b

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    thats how it looks now
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    the mods:
    general overhaul of the bike
    powdercoated frames white
    change the md30 front light to the one of the md22 (the mount will not brake anymore and its got the H4 halogen bases!)
    frameguards
    engineguards
    oil temp dip stick
    airfilter snorkel cutoff
    oz works exhaust pipe
    white plastics
    change the seat
    lowering link (as i'm 1.70 - works perfect)
    anodising of the header pipes
    engine ventilation tubes directly to airfilter
    k&n airfilter
    short gas handle (taken from my old ktm)
    keihin pwk 35 flatty carb (you get it cheap, runs great, much more torque, just a little more fuel consumption, changing needle and jets takes less then 3 minutes)
    reusable oil filter
    magnet oil drain screw
    steel braided brake lines

    still to do is:
    acerbis 22l tank
    luggage rack
    new wiring loom
    windshield
    bigger header pipes

    so if someone in SE Asia got bigger header pipes (preferably from muggen or delta) ant want to exchange with my spare tripcomputer/speedo (full working), let me know...

    cheers
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  17. genuflector

    genuflector I want to cross that

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    By any chance somebody would have one of those dual Honda headlights to sell?
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  18. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    Those later model baja's are nice. I wish we got them here in the US.
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  19. tshguatt

    tshguatt n00b

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    you can buy almost every part of the baja on *bay japan and get it sent to switzerland.
    works very well, i get my parts sent to switzerland too before taking them to asia.
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  20. genuflector

    genuflector I want to cross that

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    Thanks for the tip, but, I have tried ebay japan and it is (obviously) in japanese.
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