The XR250R Thread...

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

  1. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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  2. calrider

    calrider I'm Lost Too!!

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    Ice tires mounted. Check. Heated grips installed. Check. Tear up and down the frozen alley behind my house a few times. Check. Ready to hit the lake!!
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  3. wfopete

    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

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    Ok, here is a EZ question (I hope) for you guys:

    Where can I get the little owners manual for a 2001 XR250R.

    Not a factory service manual but the one that comes with the bike???
  4. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Ebay would be a good start. And I've found that the dealer still has access to a lot of stuff like that.
  5. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Ebay or your local Honda dealer
  6. wfopete

    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

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    OK! Got the manual. Now for the next question:

    What is the recommended jetting for a "uncorked" XR250R?
  7. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    http://www.rickramsey.net/XR250R.htm

    135/38 is a good start.
  8. calrider

    calrider I'm Lost Too!!

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    It took a bit of work to get the ice tires fitted so they wouldn't destroy the swingarm and muffler, but is it ever worth it!

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  9. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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    Looks like excellent fun!! Crazy Canadians :lol3
  10. calrider

    calrider I'm Lost Too!!

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    A couple more shots of my little XR on the ice:
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  11. fasthands

    fasthands Adventurer

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    My 1996 XR250R with 2006 CRF250 froks shortened travel by 30mm and re-valved for enduro, rear shock fitted with 12kg spring for my fat self..
    CRF AXP sump guard modified to fit.
    2009 CRF steering damper.
    XR400 oil cooler.
    2008 RMZ tailpipe.
    Zeta handguards & levers.
    Edelbrock Quick Silver 2 pumper carb.
    Renthal top clamp & Renthal Enduro fat bars.
    SM Pro rims & Talon Hubs.
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    Update....
    Enduro Engineering handlebar risers and I finally got what I have been after since getting the bike... A red fuel tank, it's from a 99 XR400 but didn't take too much to get it fitting well, I also prefer the standard XR rear mudguard/fender loving how it looks now. I managed to get the suspension dialled in spot on at the weekend and had a fantastic ride with no faults. I just need to get fit now....
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  12. The Shred

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    ^^ :super ^^
  13. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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    +1 :tb
  14. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    most pimped XR25 ever?
  15. wfopete

    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

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    Probably not even close but a nice XR anyway. I'm a XR fan but for competition (enduro) riding I wonder how dated the XR feels compared to a well set up CRF or any modern 250 4 storke? Rider preference comes into the equation but by the time you get an XR to be able compete with newer bikes there proably would not be much of the original XR left.

    That said, I have a H/S this weekend. If a XR passes my 55-year-old body & my KTM 300XC-W I'll eat my words. :lol3
  16. fasthands

    fasthands Adventurer

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    I probably will never worry about it been really competitive against modern 4 bangers but to be honest I just love engineering and modifying stuff, I tend to get carried away with projects but it's half the fun I reckon.. The Edelbrock carb was a bit of a challenge to get right but it's transformed the bike, also getting the suspension set up properly has made the bike ride fantastic.
    I reckon I could give some modern 4 bangers a good run for their money...Plus this wont break the bank if it goes pop unlike these new grenades..
  17. wfopete

    wfopete Suffer Fools; Gladly!

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    Compared to a stone axe reliable XR I guess you could call the new bikes grenades. Heck those things break the bank even with a normal rebuild. My buddy's CRF is quickly sucking in the OEM valves, kind of a slow fuse time bomb. $400+ in parts + labor.
  18. Wookazoid

    Wookazoid Tree Basher

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    You're stretching the truth there Pete, old buddy... it's only $390 unless I have them pre-shim the valves!

    I badly miss my XR250 as does my pocketbook.

    Greg
  19. Ash-7

    Ash-7 Adventurer

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    Speaking of stone axes........that's my 1986 XR doing the runs through the wild side of Kenya:D Never failed to get me home...so far:wink:

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  20. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    Is it safe to ride ?