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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sixer, Feb 4, 2009.
Why don't you go for powder coat? Thats what I plan to do someday over the rainbow.
Pretty sure my tank was originally white, but it's painted red and the paint's bubbling off. Debating whether to A) ignore it and ride, B) scrape it off and ride unpainted, or C) clean it off and try to repaint it.
Anybody know of a paint that will stick to plastic, not bubble, and match Honda Red?
I just bought an 2002 XR250R. I weigh 150lbs max loaded with gear and suspect the suspension is set up too stiffly even for me. After a little off roading 40+ years ago, and a lifetime of street riding, I'm ready for some trail riding in Ohio and Michigan.
Has anyone installed Race Tech Gold Valves and their shock rebuild/mod kit on an XR250? For the money, about $340 for both, are they a worthwhile addition? Who has springs to fit the stock XR shock? I'll be doing the work myself so labor isn't a cost factor. The bike is a little tall for me, and I'd like to try to achieve a little lower ride height through sag/preload adjustments, spring changes and fork height changes rather than lowering links. At my skill and risk taking level I don't think I need 10+ inches of travel. Thoughts appreciated.
Talk to John at MotoPro suspension. He used to work for Racetech. He had a rear spring custom made for me and had the fork springs in stock. He can tell you stuff off the top of his head. His website has alot of good info, but the real info is directly from him. Altogether cheaper than RaceTech and much more willing to work with you. After the sale the people at racetech are kind of hands off. IMHO
You're better off IMO to buy some XR400 forks and triples for the front end. They are a nice step up over the XR250 forks and a great when set-up. You'll just need a XR400 axle, spacers and to replace your wheel bearings with XR400 ones. The XR250 fork is quite flexy compared to the XR400 fork. The 17mm axle and the 43mm tubes are a nice improvement over the 15mm axle/41mm tubes.
I'd start the lowering by trimming the seat some. A low profile rear tire will help also.
That 10" of travel can come in handy when you misjudge a line....
I have an XR400 set of forks, tripples and a front wheel with a crack
thought I'd use that for the 86 I am in the process of restoring
but then decided to stay all stock, since the bike is in very good shape and so far unmolested
I LOVE my 98
she's been sitting for more than 6 month
pulled her out yesterday, she started on the 2nd kick
only thing she asks for is a new air filter,
the old one is crumbling to oieces, decayed from sitting
This was in the XR600 thread.
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no matter how often it gets posted
it does not work
tried it with a trials number plate years ago
even boiled it with the tripple amount of dye ...
went from white to dirty looking grayish heather
Where are all the XRs at?
Just finished cleaning up my plastics... One step at a time.
It's a 1996 XR250RT fitted wit a 2008 Suzuki RMZ tailpipe, piece of piss to adapt and sounds proper BO!.I bought it about two months ago in a sorry state and been busy getting her sorted ever since. I found this forum while looking for info on an Edelbrock QwikSilver 2 carb that I intend to fit when it arrives from the United States. I'm loving the amazing places some people on here get to ride around. Yes I'm very jealous it's shite here in the United Kingdom in comparison..
Good looking bike . Keep us posted on the carb swap , I wonder how thats going to work out.
I've had good luck pressure washing an older tank to get the paint off. Haven't heard of a reliable way to paint a plastic tank and it stay for any length of time.
My tank is white and I kept my bike white for that reason even though I had a new set of side covers and fenders that were black.
sweet id like to swap out my carb soon too, let us know never heard of the edlebrock carbs for bikes
Bike blubbers when I land a jump. Will try adjusting float level and add a T to the vent.
I need your help/advice. My bike is a Japanese import, model is XLR250RH, Engine is MD17E, Year is 1986.
I want to get parts for it but all I see in my search for parts are stuff like sprockets and chains.
Does anyone know which U.S model is either same or closest as far as parts are concerned?
I'm kind of desperate , your help will be highly appreciated.
Would help if we knew what you are looking for.
- For starters, the kickstarter has a small crack [no e-start] the chinese one the mechanic put on lasted only a week!
- There's a clanking sound from the engine at times but after riding it for a while the sound disappears, anyone know what could be wrong?
- I'm told my exhaust pipe is hardly creating any back pressure which in the long run ruin my valves etc.
Thanks in advance.
Bike looks dirty
Hoping to get mine done here soon, can't seem to find any place that has the headlight socket that attaches to the wiring harness...
My 200 came with the wrong kickstarter entirely, got the right one off ebay.
Does this happen right upon startup, or after you've been riding a while? Can you tell if it's from the top or bottom of the engine?
Technically true, I'm told- but probably has more to do with how it runs, as exhaust pulses help pull the next cycle's exhaust out of the combustion chamber. Makes it pretty loud, I'll bet!
Check this item out I got a tank from him it's brand new with petcock and cap never had fuel in it he has loads of them. Bargain in my eyes.. He has red ones for earlier bikes too.