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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
my bike is not a pig....
Anybody know a solid lead on a compression test kit, slightly used.... J/K
The past couple days I've had problems with mine dying when I come to a stop.
Not sure if my idle is set too low, or perhaps it has something to do with the clutch starting to go...
It's been getting colder at night, and it seems to happen mostly when the engine is still warming up. I tried setting the idle higher, and it didn't die, but then when it was warmed up the idle seemed too high. Should I just keep the idle up a bit and live with it? Or maybe a different issue?
Did 55/158 jets and Dave's mod about 2 months ago, been riding it 5 days a week back and forth to school. Other than that it's running great.
Keep it in Netural at the stoplight, don't over adjust your idle--- but you may have to find the right idle spot
Thanks. I'll try keeping it in neutral and see if that helps.
When the last time you checked your valves
I haven't checked them. I just bought it back in July, don't know much about the history of it.
Adjusting the valves is on my list of to-do's on my winter school break coming up in a couple weeks.
Smug mug only. Not sure how easy it is to post a pic yet.?
I use photobucket
Check your compression.
What's your mileage and like Jeremy said check your compression.....Btw there is a compression gauge on this thread for sale RIGHT NOW
OH, just saw your mileage in your sig----better off checking your compression
Went to kick the XRL over today and noticed that the damned kickstarter stroked right through with hardly any effort. I wonder if my compression is bad. What to do....
Guess I'll have to sell the damned thing. Perhaps someone in Texas wants a used XR with no compression.
What weight oil are you running? When its colder the oil is thicker, which creates more drag on the clutch at stops with the clutch lever in until the oil warms up. If you're running 20/50 I'd switch to 10/40 for the winter months.
You could also try and adjust your mixture screw, or go up a couple sizes on your pilot jet, that will help cold starts and warm up time alot. I'm running 58/155 jets with Daves mods at 5000ft up, and my bike starts and idles awesome in all temps, with very little choke needed, and has crisp, instant off idle throttle response.
I'm running 15-40 oil. My jets should be good. Might richen the mixture a little. My clutch needs replacing, which is happening next month.
I think my suspension needs adjusting. Does anyone know where I can buy a compression gauge?
And I know I can only carry a few tools and spares in my tool kit so I've decided I'm going to give up the spark plug wrench for the compression gauge.
Either that, or does someone just make a dash mount kit for a compression gauge? I want to add this and a water pressure gauge. I wanna look really smart.
Hey all. New to the forum and bikes didn't know where to put this really.
I just picked up a old 1986 Honda XR250 for $600 bucks. It runs pretty good, but has some problems with it. Also I have no idea to tell whether its the XLR or XR250R... so I don't know what parts to buy..
When it's a cold start it will turn over great in a couple kicks with no choke and I can run it for a good time, but for some reason when I'll downshift and just hold the clutch it it will die randomly. Then if I slam on the gas pass 3/4 throttle it will bog or die and then when trying to start the bike back up it just won't live again...
So far I have checked oils- all good.
Flushed carb and cleaned it.
Flushed out old gas and cleaned tank and put in new one.
Took off K7N air filter and replaced with a good foam one.
Ran a little bit of seafoam through it for good measure.
Also I noticed the back tire keeps coming off, how do you tell if the wheel went bad, or if it's the tire? It is missing some parts that I guess the PO took off..
Thanks all, enjoy the pictures.
I'll keep this thread updated, just trying to get her road worthy again!
You know my wifes really been wanting a compression gauge lately for some odd reason....anybody know where I can get one?
ok wt. now have photo Puckett, but I don't see a button on the forum here to upload the pics , I'm sure it is right in front of me, but where?