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

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

  1. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    Does having fuel injection eliminate the need to do these things?

    I'm so pissed off.
    I missed the opportunity to buy a 2009 XT250 with only 333 miles on it for $2,900.00 the deal of the year, because when I did my searches on Craigslist I typed in XT250 instead of XT 250 with a space so this particular ad never came up in my searches, and the bike sold today.
    Oh well live and learn.
    Another good deal will come up eventually.
  2. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    LOL, i saw that bike, yeah, with CL you have to use different keywords, its not as smart as google, cl is a waiting game, i thought i got a GREAT deal on my 09, till like a few months later there was one for sale for about $500 dollars less!! :cry

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/3452867360.html

    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/3430387156.html

    first bike you can get for 3k cash, second one id say 26-27 cash.
  3. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    I checked out the second one and the guy wont budge below $3,000, even though it has over 9,000 miles on it.
    Plus I want the bike for trail riding and he has street tires on it.
    Going to keep looking.
  4. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Ill be on the lookout too, ill let you know if something good pops up.

    You shoulda bought my bike a few months ago, was the best/baddest xt out there by far, i miss it at times.
  5. skottt

    skottt n00b

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    I haven't had any issues starting mine. After it sat for about a month while I was out of town, it took about 5 seconds on the starter button to fire up. But every other time it has started instantly. However, it's still pretty new so not a lot of data there to say one way or the other.

    Regardless though, on the FI there is no petcock to shut off the gas. So you can't run it dry that way.
  6. DualDog

    DualDog Been here awhile

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    I posted over on the flea market that I have Bridgestone TrailWing TW302 Rear tires size 4.10-18 for sale for $70 shipped to your door or $62.50 if you pick up. I believe these will fit the XT250. If anybody is interested, let me know.
  7. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    Thanks for that.
    Craigslist is really strange, I can type in a search in Los Angeles and normally Orange county will also show up but not always.
    cheers
  8. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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    Bad miss, yet maybe you were meant to find an even better one. :D

    And I'm sorry - I don't now if fuel injection helps.

    But like I said, my husband's doesn't have this problem nearly as much as mine. And they are the same year. :dunno
  9. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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    5 seconds - straight?

    I won't even try for 5 seconds - too hard on the battery.
  10. Rick

    Rick Been here awhile

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    Oh how I wish I had FI, mine takes about 30-40 seconds to start. 2012 model.
  11. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Have you done the air/fuel screw 3 turns out mod?

    My bike was so dialed in, it would start instantly, always.
  12. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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    Or have you tried letting the motor die after turning off the petcock? Letting the line run dry makes an enormous difference for mine. The trick - especially when not at your own house, is remembering to turn it off the last block (you'll learn the timing) before arriving at work for the day.
  13. Limey 1

    Limey 1 Been here awhile

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    I trailered mine to a dual sport ride and forgot to turn off the gas petcock....had a hell of a time getting it started, even using jumper cables from the truck!...I figured that the float was being jiggled around during the trip and flooded the motor.....Now i always make sure I shut it off everytime and no more problems!
  14. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    That looks like a great XT riding area...Thanks for your posts and pictures.
  15. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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    NM has a lot of areas that have great XT riding. :thumb

    If ever in the area, let us know and we'd be happy to share them.
  16. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    Maybe some day...I would love it.
    Thanks
  17. Brods1675

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    Hi all. I've got the back wheel off my wife's XT. Wheel spacers fell out, and I've found they're two different sizes. Which size is for the disc side and which for the sprocket side.

    Thanks in advance.
  18. 150ron

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    Follow this diagram

    http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Yamaha/Motorcycle/2008/XT250 - XT250X/REAR WHEEL/parts.html

    first time i had the rear wheel off, i put them back backwards (wrong sides) and since one is wider then the other, my disc was jammed in the brakes and the bike would not move, the axle bolt was hard to remove too, bigger spacer goes on the chain side.
  19. lblampman

    lblampman old n00b

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    Hi All,

    I've been reading since the start of this thread and it's been fun.

    Just brought a new 2012 XT250 home last Friday. I've been riding on the road for the last 43-odd years and I'm looking forward to experiencing the dual sport aspect of the XT250.

    Now my (maybe) strange question is: does the bike (when new) come with the tool pouch shown in the Owner's Manual? I don't have one and the dealership says they don't think it does (and they don't have another XT250 to check at the moment).

    Thanks much,
  20. bmwroadsterca

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    Yes you should have a toolkit under the right side black panel under the tank near the steering head. You need a broad screwdriver or perhaps a coin to unscrew one screw then pull the panel forward to get it to release to remove. Actually you don't even need to remove the panel to get the toolkit to squeeze out - just remove the srew. There is a similar provision for a toolkit on the left side so you can supplement the factory tools with a few more.

    mike