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

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

  1. aim2kill

    aim2kill Been here awhile

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    any one had good luck with color matched (just blue) hand guards? I am sick of breaking levers...:rofl
  2. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Reggie, what skidplate do you use? The Richochet one is different than most skidplates, it actually uses four bolt threw the existing tabs on the bottom of the frame, and unless I'm seeing it incorrectly, the skidplate only touches the frame at four small round standoffs, not along the frame rails like most other plates.

    The tape could still help with noise some, but I don't think it will as much as with a traditional style skid plate.

    Thanks,
    Matt
  3. The Cameraman

    The Cameraman Been here awhile

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    Hi Matt,

    I made my own from 5 bar checker plate and haven't seen the Richochet model.

    Regards

    Reggie
  4. Shawnuf

    Shawnuf n00b

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    Here's a pic from 3 months ago, with the new rear tire, chain/sprockets, homemade muffler end cap, grips, and new tank stickers. I've been riding it to work a lot, going on errands, etc. It's great fun to ride, not bad for the price.

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  5. sethro

    sethro Been here awhile

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    Hello all

    I am about to pull the trigger on a XT250, is there any difference between a 2011 and a 2012?
    Thanks in advance
    Sethro
  6. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Nope, the 2008+ models have no/no noticeable differences other than the color of the graphics on them.
  7. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Over on TT, theres a guy who has put a SR 250 motor in a old style XT 250 Frame!!:eek1 Lots of pictures.:lol3 Enjoy!!:clap
  8. Exyzzy

    Exyzzy n00b

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    Here's a picture of my XT250 (09) on the first day of our WABDR trip in July...

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  9. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Cool! Been thinking for a long time about doing that on my '81. How 'bout a link? :ear
  10. bikeneil

    bikeneil Been here awhile

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    I just got back from a 3 day 900+ mile ride on the XT250. Left southern Ohio went to WV, Va, NC, Tenn. & Ky. Cool weather but had a good time. Here are a couple pics from Saturday around Mt. Rogers Va. Yes, Oct. 1st and snow.

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  11. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Dang, already!?!?!?!?

    Hopefully it stays clear about 125 miles south of there in two weeks. I'll be riding in and around Murphy, NC the 14-16. Should be okay though.
  12. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    anybody know if there is a Big Gas Tank and Kickstarter kit available for the XT250s yet ?
  13. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Yes I would love a bigger tank too.

    I'm tired of doing this....

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    Fred
  14. bikeneil

    bikeneil Been here awhile

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    A bigger tank would be nice I guess but at 156 miles yesterday before going to reserve I was ready for a break. I went 181 miles once and used 2.4 gallon, that was cutting it close.:D
  15. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    they way it worked with the XT225 was everyone got together and talked with Clark USA to have a tank made. do a group buy / pre-order thing.
  16. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    The 225 was out for 20 years before Clark even considered making a larger tank. I'd be all for one, but I'm guessing that if they made a tank today, they'd only sell 100 within the next month.
  17. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    hi sandalscout :D

    do you know of any pictures of the XT250 with the tank removed ??

    im sure there is a tank out there that could be "adapted" to fit.
  18. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Swamp, I've been meaning to look into this some more, the front mounting setup is different than most other offroad tanks I've seen, but I suspect SOMETHING could be made to fit.

    Someone had some pictures of them checking their valves that would have been useful, but the pictures no longer are online. Here is a shot from the fiche though.

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    Another potential tank source may be the XTZ250 from Brazil. It's 4.2 gallons, but still metal, and may not be a direct replacement.

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    If my tire/tubliss does not come in today, I'll strip the bike down a little bit further and take some pictures and measurements, time permitting.
  19. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Matt love your blog...lots of good info for the XT rider.

    Thanks
    Fred
  20. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Glad you like it, I'm not even really sure why I put it out there originally, but if only one person finds something useful on there, it's worth it. Thanks!