Where are your XT250's...let's see them.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by MEDIC-0372, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. The Cameraman

    The Cameraman Been here awhile

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    Hi Jon,

    I used to do mine every year (25,000 miles). Each time I found no sign or wear nor damage.

    Regards

    Reggie
  2. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    ... so when is someone going to make a larger tank for the 250 ?

    :ear
  3. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Well, if it takes Clarke Mnfg. as long as it took for the XT225 and TW200--about 15 years or so.
  4. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    lets hope not.

    ... and is it possible to add a kickstarter to the 250 ?
  5. cccan

    cccan Adventurer

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    what is the chance of someone having a spare side panel (right side) for a 1981 xt 250
  6. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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  7. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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  8. The Cameraman

    The Cameraman Been here awhile

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    Hi Medic,

    I'd just seen your post on XT225.com , so I'm even more hungry now, seeing the breakfast for the second time!

    Regards

    Reggie
  9. Birdmove

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    When I had my XT225 there were times I got over 100 mpg (that's US gallons). If ridden at 50 mph and under it often returned 90+. I'm wondering what the gas tank capacity is on the XT250? And how far till it hits reserve?

    Thanks, Jon
  10. The Cameraman

    The Cameraman Been here awhile

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    Hi Birdmove,

    I used to average around 90 mpg (imperial gallons) on my XT250. As for the tank range, I used to get around 150 miles before a fill up was needed.

    Regards

    Reggie
  11. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    I think that I must ride harder/heavier than many people, but on my 250 I hit reserve right at 130 miles usually. If I fill up within 10 miles, I can put in 2.1 gallons into the tank, so, I think that reserve is right at .6 gallons or so. I have run the bike down more before and put in exactly 2.5 gallons. I had really close to 160 miles on the tank when I did that.
  12. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    hi sandlescout ,
    did you get rid of your 225 ?
  13. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Nah, I never had a 225, just a 250.
  14. Gregulator

    Gregulator Loves the dirt

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    2.6 gallons total, with about 0.5 of that the reserve. Commuting I usually hit reserve between 135 and 145 miles. Faster speed is worse mileage, unlike bigger/faster bikes whose performance suffers in traffic. It regularly gets 70-75 mpg, even off-road, unless you're doing a lot of 65+ mph or full-throttle flogging (in which case I sometimes dip to mid 60s mpg).
  15. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Two pics from today's ride. Just a bit over 200 miles, I THINK about 50-60 was off pavement. Great day! Too bad the pictures (taken 45 miles apart) turned out so similar. They were both in logging areas, but I rode a bunch of woods gravel/dirt roads also.

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  16. dogdoc1

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    I just put a skid plate on my 2009 xt250 from Ricochet and it fits well. However, I notice a large increase in engine noise as I ride. It is almost as if I am hearing the gears "whining". It could be air flow? has anybody tried anything to reduce the noise? Maybe painting the top of the plate with some sort of car undercoat?

    thanks dogdoc
  17. SprocketTX

    SprocketTX Bull in China Shop

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    That's pretty common with most bikes and metal skid plates (ie every bike I've had). Plastic and fiber plates do it a little too, but metal is the loudest. Nothing to worry about, you're just reflecting the sound that was going down back up where you hear it. Ride it a bit and you won't notice it...:D

    Undercoat isn't needed and will add to the weight, but I've seen it done (mostly for cosmetic reasons). I've also seen folks put foam between the plate and frame thinking it helps with the noise but IMHO it's better for keeping debris out is all.:evil
  18. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    dogdoc, I have the same skidplate and noticed the same issue. I've read about people placing bicycle intertube rubber on the frame rails to isolate the skid plate, but there is very little, if any touch-points on the frame rails on the XT250. Rubber washers between the small tubes that the bolts go through and the frame MIGHT help, but I doubt very much.
  19. greenwater

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    I have the same skid plate on my xt. I painted the inside of the skid plate with car undercoating and it made it much quieter. Good luck
  20. The Cameraman

    The Cameraman Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys n Gals,

    I used a self adhesive rudder tape, that's about 2mm thick and ran it the full length of the skid plate, in line with the frame and it worked wonders on reducing the noise levels.

    Regards

    Reggie