The XR250R Thread...

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

  1. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer

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    I have a Seat Concepts seat listed in the Flea Market under Parts.

    A great improvement over the stock seat ! ! !
  2. AZ Mark

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  3. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    What's the word on fork oil for the '96 and up bikes? I've searched and haven't found a lot of info. Looks like Honda calls for SS7, supposedly equivalent to 5wt. I weigh about 175lbs with gear and am probably best described as a novice. I'll be doing mostly rocky, rooted, nasty east coast woods riding. Would I be better off with 2.5wt? To further complicate things, I've read that not every manufacturer's 2.5 or 5wt is equivalent to others, so if you have experience with specific brands as well as weights, let me know. Thanks!
  4. jwalters

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  5. rpet

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    Use the stock oil IMHO or 5wt from a reputable aftermarket brand that you trust. If you were significantly heavier or lighter you might need to mess with oil weight and volume.

    The main thing is to get cartridge fork oil, and change the dang stuff if it's old and dirty.

    If you are a novice learning to ride trail (in other words going pretty slow, no offense), subtle differences in high quality fork oil weights won't make any difference to you.

    Frankly, I would be looking for a custom valving for my forks long before fussing over difference between manufacturer's 5wt cartridge oils.
  6. g94

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    Good evening sir,

    Check this out! There is a table that has the info you need.
    http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/index.php?title=Suspension_Fluid
  7. t.read

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    Me hopping over a log at a Hare Scramble a few weeks ago.

    My friend told me I make that 250 look like a 650! :D

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  8. gring0loc0

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    I just picked up this bad boy, a 1995, this week. Haven't taken it off pavement yet. Yesterday took apart the carb, very very dirty, now it runs a thousand times better.

    Smokes a lot though... I think a ring job is in its near future.

    Bonus seat put on by the previous owner.

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  9. rpet

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    me gusta la silla con la cholita!
  10. Newner

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    So I raced in an a Enduro and my engine was cased in mud and the engine overheated scorching the full synthetic oil I had in the bike to the point it stunk. (see Below, Mud)



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    I would like to put a temp gauge on the bike but I do not want to spend the $40 on the dipstick gauge from XR's only. Does anyone have DIY fix for determining the temperature? :ear





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  11. STANIMAL

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    Once it locks up , you will know it ran too hot. Wouldnt it be $40 well spent ?
  12. Newner

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    I deserve that....... . I also ride a KLR so my question is still valid:norton
  13. STANIMAL

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    In all seriousness , I think the mechanical temp gauge is the only option that I am aware of .You can buy and adapt an XR400 oil cooler , but thats more than your $40 spending limit . Some guys have welded fin extensions on , but that wont help much if its covered in mud. Cant say anything about the KLR .
  14. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Cleaned the carb (twice), rebuilt forks, fresh premium, new petcock... And the 250/300s a winner! :clap not fun to cold start, but 1/2 kick when warm is all it needs :D

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  15. JensEskildsen

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    Theres a thread somewhere where people drill out the stock fillercap/dipstick and glue in a digital meat-thermometer.

    Something like this:

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  16. wfopete

    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

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    I find it a little surprising that your XR is "overheated scorching the full synthetic oil" if everything is "right". I've raced my 86 model for years in muddy conditions and never had that problem. Ok, my bike is equipped with an OEM oil cooler. Still...maybe if your stuck in a 1st gear mud rut for 15 minutes it will get that hot. Maybe your jetting is too lean or your oil level was low?

    Gotta love that Oklahoma red dirt, eh?
  17. Newner

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    :shog I wasn't stuck, just moving about 3 mph in 1st gear, I was really tired and the mud was winning :cry It was my 2nd attempt at an enduro. The valves were out of adjustment as well contributing to the problem. That Red dirt is evil, stains everything...:lol3


    JensEskildsen,

    I have a friend with a XR400 who made the same recommendation, which is a good idea. I was wonder if someone has tapped into one of the oil lines or used some other means like a liquid crystal thermometer stuck on the frame.
  18. Ash-7

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    Hi Guys, I'm thinking of overhauling the engine and was wondering if you could suggest reputable online dealers who ship internationally and have a wide range of XR250 parts. Thanks :norton
  19. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    I am searching for a Corbin or similar type seat for my 96 XR250R. If anyone has anything laying around please let me know. Of course, anything XR400 or 250R 96' and up will work. We are getting ready to do the next leg of our TAT trip and my stock seat is just too broken down. Thanks!
  20. cjbiker

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856007

    No relation to the seller, just a good deal I wish I had use for.