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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    Treasure Coast, Florida
  2. ecubed

    ecubed LFC Cat

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    Nova Scotia & Virgina
    my bike is not a pig....:cry
  3. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Anybody know a solid lead on a compression test kit, slightly used....:D J/K












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  4. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    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.
  5. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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  6. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Keep it in Netural at the stoplight, don't over adjust your idle--- but you may have to find the right idle spot
  7. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Thanks. I'll try keeping it in neutral and see if that helps.
  8. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    When the last time you checked your valves
  9. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    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.
  10. XR BADGER

    XR BADGER Adventurer

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    Smug mug only. Not sure how easy it is to post a pic yet.?
  11. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    I use photobucket
  12. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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  13. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Check your compression.
  14. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    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
  15. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    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....:lol3
    Guess I'll have to sell the damned thing.:wink: Perhaps someone in Texas wants a used XR with no compression.:evil:D
  16. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    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.
  17. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    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.
  18. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    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.

    RZ Rob
  19. dynex619

    dynex619 Adventurer

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    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.
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    I'll keep this thread updated, just trying to get her road worthy again!
  20. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    You know my wifes really been wanting a compression gauge lately for some odd reason....anybody know where I can get one?