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

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

  1. Pedersoli

    Pedersoli Been here awhile

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    Zontar...the idle adjustment screw is on the same side of the bike as the choke knob. Push the AIS hose back and up a bit and you will see it. It is a large knob with a Philips head slot on its face.
  2. zontar

    zontar lawnhater

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    found it! all is well. looking forward to fun on this bike!
  3. 14H

    14H n00b

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    The idle should be set at between 1300 & 1500 rpm.
    It does sound as if it idles quickly.
  4. HYLYNDYR

    HYLYNDYR naewittyshitepostedere

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    Well at least his bike is still in the ADV family !:D First ride was in the dark from sea level to 2000 feet, no problem at all for the ittybitty2fitty !
  5. hoddo84

    hoddo84 n00b

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  6. Strapping Lad

    Strapping Lad Silent Observer

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    Enjoy the little beast. It was nice meeting you!
  7. allxt250

    allxt250 Adventurer

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    Got my valve check on my 2013 xt250 the other day at the dealership and the exhaust was at 1.5 and the intake was in spec and now one it warms up the valves seems really loud? My dad has the same bike and got his check like 2 months ago . And mine is considerably louder than his. Just wondering has had the same problem

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  8. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Bring it back to the dealer and have them double check the clearances. They are screw type so easy to DIY I've heard.
  9. tapdiggy

    tapdiggy Been here awhile

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    I noticed an increase in valve noise when my valves were adjusted also. It could be the nature of the setup when the valves are put out toward the "loose" end of their clearance specs. Flappy valves are happy valves. Fresh oil can help, so an oil change is worth a try if you haven't done one since the valve check.
  10. allxt250

    allxt250 Adventurer

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    I looked it up and it said it's suppose to be between .05mm and .10 mm on the intake which the mechanic said it was suppose to be between 4-6 thousandths on the intake but can't found out how to convert that.

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  11. thumpnokie

    thumpnokie Adventurer

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    .05mm = .00197 inches
    .10mm = .00394 inches

    Here's a handy conversion site:

    http://www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html
  12. JohnCW

    JohnCW Long timer

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    The intake should be 2 to 4 thou. The exhaust should be 4 to 6 thou.
  13. allxt250

    allxt250 Adventurer

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    Do you set it on the tighter side or looser side

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  14. JohnCW

    JohnCW Long timer

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    If I was measuring it, I'd leave it be as long as it fell between those measurements. If adjusting I'd set it toward the looser (larger) of the range because valves close up over time as the valve face and seat wear.
  15. usaff4

    usaff4 Adventurer

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    Thanks Sawatch, I'll check it out.
  16. Concow Mower

    Concow Mower Wild Doggie

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    I took the advice of a fellow inmate and called Superior Sprockets in Bandon OR. I placed my order on Friday and received the 14T and 16T counter shaft sprockets in the US Mail today. Very good service and the $$ was very reasonable too. :D
    Two thumbs way UP for this supplier! :clap

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    Cheers
    Dave
  17. jegarh

    jegarh Adventurer

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    I have the Neutech tublis on my xt250 and my wrr 250 and I love it. I have had ZERO problems. I put RideOn in the tires. I can ride the D606's with no air in them and still get home. (I tried letting all of the air to prove I could). I have never had a flat in over a year of riding in the south Texas brush where everything sticks, stinks or stings. You do have to balance the wheels due to the added weight in the valve area. One of the best upgrades I have made. :D
  18. KillerDyller

    KillerDyller Adventurer

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    I want to mount a one gallon rotopax somewhere on the tail of bike. I seen that they have some brackets that you can screw to a surface. I would rather not screw anything into the tail of bike. I do not have a tail rack. I was hoping there would be some way to clamp a mount of some sort mount to the tail. Any ideas.
  19. KYMike

    KYMike Been here awhile

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    Hey Sawatch. I looked around the house and found a lumbar pack that fit nicely on the XT. This should work much better than a magnetic bag. Thanks for the idea.
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    I was trying to come up with some rear storage and settled on a Coocase from Twisted Throttle. These are currently on sale for $35 (shipping included).
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    I'd like to add some extra fuel, but in reality I don't need much. I'm not riding this thing out in the boonies. I may add an MSR bottle just for peace of mind.
  20. KYMike

    KYMike Been here awhile

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    Pretty slick.

    I was fortunate in that my pack came with a loop. I haven't ridden with it yet, but have the option of hanging it by the loop, or letting it rest on the seat. I'll have to see which works better.
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