The XR250R Thread...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sixer, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    update on my new-to-me 94 XR250L

    it had oil around the head, one bolt next to the spark plug missing,
    so poor thing got beheaded, after digging a ton of oily dirt from the hole
    I found 2 1/2 maybe 3 rounds of thread, reassembled with a bolt and nut
    seems to have fixed the leak

    carb got a bubble bath and some compressed air, now she idles,
    mounted a new air filter, not an easy starter yet, still needs adjusting

    had a Duro 903 4.10-18 so that is on the rear rim now, everything back there got cleaned and greased, chain revived

    found a battery compartment on ebay and stock harness on the shelf,
    battery is ordered

    seat cover is ordered

    the chain slider question is still up
    that new, aftermarket slider for an oilsump XR250R does not really fit, it is too long, according to Honda OEM part numbers XR250R 86-95 and XR250L are the same


    next problem:
    I need a right side panel for a 'redskin', the old monza red of the 85, 86 models, if anyone has one too many ... please pm me
  2. fasthands

    fasthands Adventurer

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    Well its not the best photo but it shows my latest mod, the 2006 CRF 250 forks. I have machined two stems so I will have a complete set of CR triples with a stem machined and complete with bearings and seals ready to fit for sale soon. :wink:

    The tests with the Edelbrock quick silver 2 carb proved a success, I just need the richer needle to arrive and the afm will be spot on. The pic shows it with one cable but I have since sorted the push pull cables and it pulls like a train no bogging perfect starts and good fuel economy..
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    more updates soon
  3. gt_pedaler

    gt_pedaler uber newbie

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    http://www.flashredbikes.com/
  4. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    whow, great source
    but $300 for a side panel
    is a tad beyond my price range

    hopefully someone sooner or later will offer one
    a little more affordable


    found something that really interested me on that site:
    http://www.flashredbikes.com/apps/webstore/products/show/2419867
    an anyone here tell me more about this gizmo, please?
  5. t.read

    t.read Adventurer

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    Mine after an attempt to race a Hare Scramble against a bunch of nearly new KTMs, Hondas, Yamahas, etc. today.

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  6. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    by the looks of all that mud, it seems like more than just an attempt!

    love my XR2.5!
  7. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    how'd u finish?
  8. t.read

    t.read Adventurer

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    Well, it was a buddy race and me and my buddy were pretty whooped after one lap each, we haven't ridden like that in a minute. We decided it was probably better to call it after that. The mud was making traction very tricky. I spent 20 minutes trying to get up one hill after I lost my momentum waiting for other stuck riders. It was a lot of fun though.

    We were 39 out of 41. But first place in having the oldest bike! :D
  9. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    thats all that really matters


    good job :clap
  10. wfopete

    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

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    Ok new owner...sort of. I have a 86 XR250R model but just bought a 2001 XR250R for my nephew. Paid $1k for it. Needs some TLC (mostly cleaning and inspection stuff) but looks like a decent scooter. All original but has been sitting for a couple of years. Still has OEM tires/chain.

    Anyway, hate to ask this but much of the rubber and seals on this bike has dried/deteriorated/rotted (shock bumper, tires, air filter foam, even the o-rings on the chain have rotted off). So I plan to replace that stuff plus check valve clearances, change the fluids/filters, grease the linkage and steering stem bearings.

    Anything else I might be missing?

    BTW, what is the deal with the kickstarter placement on these things? Mine sits off the kick starter shaft by about .5 inches. Is it typical for the kickstarter not to go all the way on the kick start shaft on these bikes?
  11. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Sounds like a good deal! My kickstart is the same way. I pulled it off and tried to install it so it's flush with the end of the shaft... Nope, that's the way it goes. I looked at all the pics I could find online of the XR kickers, and it seems like they're all like that. Just make sure the bolt is tight and you'll be good to go.

    Good luck getting the swing arm bolt out if it hasn't been greased already.
  12. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Nice. :thumb

    Keep trying may just surpise you. :evil

    It's still a great woods weapon for enduro use or technical use.

    :beer
  13. wfopete

    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

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    Yeah, can't wait.
  14. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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    I was thinking about replacing the Decompression Lever with a CRF clutch and hot start assembly and tie the Decompression Lever to the Hot Start lever. Any of you boys done that? Thoughts? :ear
  15. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    I will be using one.

    Right now I use a XL600R modified clutch/choke perch.

    The choke lever is used for decompression.

    The hot start lever should pull easier then the choke lever does.

    :freaky
  16. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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    Since I'm a n00b at fixing my own bike I may not ask this question correctly.

    I'm in the process of making the bike street legal. I decided I did want to add a battery for a variety of reasons but not important to my question. I purchased a regulator/rectifier to convert from AC to DC (the wiring diagram on that is another issue...). Anyhow, from the below wiring diagram, I'm trying to figure out which 2 wires go from the rectifier. I am guessing it is the Yellow and Pink wire since these go to the AC Regulator. I just need to figure out which wires on the rectifier accept the yellow and pink wires. Am I on the right track?

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  17. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    IMHO , buy a something like Baja Designs kit and save yourself some time and possible grief .
  18. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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  19. sion

    sion sigh-own

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  20. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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