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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by MEDIC-0372, Nov 4, 2008.
Probably very handsome and witty too, I imagine!
Well, shucks... My wife thinks I am. Thank you for the compliment The older I get, the better I was.
I can’t remember for sure the valve clearance on the XT250, is it .05 - .10 mm intake and .10 - .15 mm exhaust?
Thanks in advance for any info.
Hello all... haven't been around here much lately.
I just compiled a few pictures and stories together to detail the extended trip I took on my 2012 XT250 from 2019-2020. Might be of interest to some of you.
It’s a really good ride report! Testimony to what these bikes (and their riders) can do. I’d urge all XT250 owners to check it out!
Great report Evan! Sorry to hear you're injured, hope it's not too bad.
Nice RR. I hope you get as much fun out of those new bikes as you did out of this one. The fuel injection in the WR will be great in the mountains, as it is in the 2013 and later XTs. Looking forward to your next trip RR.
I recently picked up a 2013 XT 250 and find the front brake really poor. Very little stopping power, so little grab that I can't lock up the front tire on pavement (which isn't all that bad!). Wondering if others experience this with the front brake?....rear brake works fine.
I have a newer bike but had a 225 back in the day and the brakes have always been spot on with both. Have you tried flushing and putting in new brake fluid? That stuff is hygroscopic and should be changed on regular intervals. Once it starts absorbing water then stuff starts going south and braking power will fade off. Also check the soft brake lines to make sure there are not any damaged sections that are swelling when the brakes are applied which would also decrease braking power.
Pull back the boot at the base of the brake lever and check the bolt circled in red. If it backs out, it will cause the front brake to be really soft.
Thanks! Here’s a photo of mine. Looks like it might be backed out a little.
Nope. Sounds like you have a problem. Is lever firm or spongy?
If it’s firm I’d look at glazed pads/rotor or piston stuck in caliper.
If spongy - bleed system to eliminate air as culprit, the move on to internal master leak.
Thanks. Brake lever is firm and feels like proper pressure. I wondered too about glazed pads or a an issue with the disk.
The pads may not have been broken in correctly by the previous owner. I will replace the pads and clean the disk as a next step.
I’m about to list my 2017 in the flea market with just over 500 miles...
Just a few pics of my Tricker to get in
Never knew that about the bolt. Thanks!
How much gas does that hold?
It looks much better then what we get with its silly fake radiator guards....
Only 6l included 1,9l reserve.
That gives a range between 130 & 160km before reserve. Enough in the Alps. I’m looking for a little additional tank on the rack (Rotopax but perhaps too big) or, why not, each side of the tank, under the little side covers. There is place for about 3/4l each side. Would be a neat solution.