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

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

  1. 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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  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. JohnCW

    JohnCW Long timer

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

    allxt250 Adventurer

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    Do you set it on the tighter side or looser side

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  8. JohnCW

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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.
  9. usaff4

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    Thanks Sawatch, I'll check it out.
  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Sawatch

    Sawatch 2Old2Change

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    The 2 most solid points for attatchment to the rearward frame are where the passenger pegs mount on the sides of the frame and where the handle grab bars mount on the sides/rear of the frame. I've see a couple of brackets made useing those 2 points on the shift side of the bike. Both had flanges going to the points from a flat plate which could be used to mount heavier gear like a gas canister on the side of the bike.

    You could also just mount a plate to the 2 grab handle mount bolt/nut and put the Rpax mount on the plate, again a side mount system. You would have to shim behind the plate to get it outward away from the plastic and so the chainguard would miss hitting it as it moves upward. Aluminum or plastic is lightest. It would be a less sturdy mount though.

    If you have a machine shop nearby they would be able to fabricate something that will work for you.

    Purchasing a pre-fabed rear rack would be the least expensive way to go.
    This is a good rack if you need one for a Rotopax. http://www.nomadic-racks.com/index....mid=62#!/~/product/category=976077&id=4118109
  14. Sawatch

    Sawatch 2Old2Change

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  15. 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.
  16. Sawatch

    Sawatch 2Old2Change

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  17. 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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  18. Sawatch

    Sawatch 2Old2Change

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    I thought about just using the loop/handle around the gas cap but the cord gets & keeps it further up on the tank & riding dirt there's a lot of jolts applied so I secured it for that.
  19. Steve F

    Steve F n00b

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    Here's my wifes XT250, it's an '87 but is SOHC and pretty much the same as a '84. Cost next to nothing and the plan is to tidy it up and turn it into a bit of a street tracker for her. No pics of it by itself but here's one (after I put a side stand on it) with my cafe'd CX. Hopefully the XT will end up something to rival the CX :)

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    Despite the leaking carb it starts and runs OK, wiring is all good but I'll convert to 12v and run LED indicators etc. Also have a mint tank that I'll paint shortly.

    Cheers
    Steve
  20. birdy

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    Hi all, I'm breaking in my '14 XT250 and did an oil change this weekend at 300 mi. I have a service manual which shows an o-ring for the oil filter element cover drain bolt. When I removed the oil filter cover there was an o-ring for the upper left cover bolt ( 11 o'clock) but no o-ring for the bottom cover drain bolt. I checked the drained oil and may have missed it, but couldn't find it. I buttoned it up, but have a miniscule leak from the bottom of the oil filtercover. I was going to torque the bolts to spec 7.2 ft/lb but seemed awful tight , so I just snugged it up as I didn't want to strip the threads. Can anyone verify if there should be an o-ring for the filter drain bolt? Any thoughts would be most appreciated--Tnx:D