Honda XL250s 1980

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Dutch_, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Just4Fun11

    Just4Fun11 Been here awhile

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    E5724E94-49BC-4F5A-80CF-C86F8234B548.jpeg Nice to see someone bringing back an old Honda xr. I found an 86 xl250r, the dual carbs were a pain. But other wise a fantastic air cooled machine that would pull away from a newer technology 09 klx250s!
    Nice work your doing, it will be nice to see your completed restoration.
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  2. Dutch_

    Dutch_ Adventurer

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    Thanks for the advice. I did something like that on my xl500s. I used the coil and magneto from a spare xl500r engine I had on shelve. The output is now the same as a XL500R, on a 500s.

    Also, the setup on the 250s does work perfectly! I have 12vdc with the XR 600 reg/rec to power the LEDs. So it is possible to hack the 6v system of a S model to 12v, as long as you don't draw too much.
    The cb250rs is hard to find in NL.. :(

    Thank you!
    I have to say I'm quite lucky that I have so many spare parts which I gathered in the past from xr/xl 500r/s. I literally dig in my parts bins of these bigger bikes and luckily a lot fits straight away. Also the Dutch XL forum helped me with parts too!

    No exhaust yet though... If someone knows where to find a XL/XR250S exhaust in Europe, hit me up!

    It's been a year since I touched it :( work and living life came in between.. Yeah I really love these machines. The 250 and 500 are really easy to maintain and so much fun to ride.

    Tomorrow I have my first ride of this season planned on my xl500R. It's gonna be fun to ride it again. It'll be hard not to hooligan....

    Grt Dutch
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  3. Dutch_

    Dutch_ Adventurer

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    Found the exhaust! Soon more..
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