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

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

  1. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    And... great fuel economy!

    To be fair, I have never ridden a carb'd XT250 but I am amazed at the usable power this little air cooled mill puts out!

    Some of that has got to be from the FI.
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  2. bikeneil

    bikeneil Been here awhile

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    Yes, I did 2 years ago, sold my 2008 with 38000 miles with no problems at all, for a new 2019. No regrets.
  3. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    3 brand new XT250's on the showroom floor today at ATV's and more------in Salem, Illinois. I seen em'. I bought mine there a few months ago.
    They also had 2 new fuel injected KLR'rs------the regular model and the more adventure model.
    I was surprised they had them.
    Went there to buy another bike (I ain't tellin' what for fear of persecution:lol3) but they didn't have one after telling me on the phone they did. "Puter' said they had one------was too lazy to look over his monitor to see if they actually did.
    Don't worry-----keeping the XT.
    BD
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  4. KLX250s

    KLX250s Been here awhile

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    Local dealer here in Denver area is out of them and stated they don't know when they will get any in at all. [xt250]
  5. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    No. As long as the carburetor keeps working, I see no need to replace it. And if the carburetor does stop working, it’s an easy fix. If or when I totally wear out the bike, and it’s in need of replacement, I would gladly buy the fuel injected model.
  6. KLX250s

    KLX250s Been here awhile

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    I've had good luck with carbed bikes. Winter time running the carb dry and full tank of fuel with the petcock off. 1st start after sitiing for 3 or 4 months takes a lil more than normal but always no issues, that's with ethanol fuel. Problems I've encountered with carbs is when buying used bikes and the carb has been messed with who knows whats been done. Some bikes like the KLX250 were just stubborn by design and finicky with a carb. KLR never an issue etc.. With the new XT FI it's a dream with the throttle response, easy starts and auto altitude adjustment I'm hooked. Just like cars who wants a carbed car again if it's just a ride to and from?
  7. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I suppose it's all an issue of where you live, etc. I live less than 1,000 feet above sea level and can ride all year (except maybe for one week in February!!). I guess if I had to store a bike for winter, the carburetor would make more of a headache. As it is and where I'm at, the carburetor is fine.
  8. AZ TOM

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  9. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Where’s my XT250? Sometimes just leaving the neighborhood is too much to ask.

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    Tried taking the dirt construction access road out, as usual, but this time after a couple days of rain. The little low fender filled with thick mud and locked up the front wheel.

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    The holes for the back bolts snapped.

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    I tried pulling it out backwards but didn’t get far.

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    It was clogging up in the rear too. I had to pull the front fender off to get the bike out of the mud.

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    She cleaned up nicely enough, though.

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  10. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Made it out of the neighborhood today, .

    XT after some single track

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  11. CloudSplitter

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    You call that DIRTY?
  12. AdventuresofJB2

    AdventuresofJB2 Dystopian Scavenger

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    My wife and I took a ride up around Mt. Baker, WA to test out our new suspension on the XT's. We both upgraded the front and rear with Cogent Dynamics and hers is lowered 1 inch. She's thrilled to finally be able to touch the ground, and we can tell this is a vast improvement off-road.

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    We also upgraded her turn signals and rear brake light.

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    It finally rained all week, and you can barely tell we've been in a drought all summer. Fall in the PNW is awesome.

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  13. georgej

    georgej Been here awhile

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    Whats the going price on a new XT. I know the MSRP,plus freight and set up. I was quoted almost $7000 out the door by two different dealers. Am I the only one who thinks that is crazy?
  14. milo

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    MSRP ($5,449 including destination) plus $80 doc fee is what the local dealer sells them for. For "out the door" every State is different, in WV add 6% tax plus $16 for title and 1 year plate. So $5,876.75 "out the door" in WV.
  15. Gil Favor

    Gil Favor Been here awhile

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    I had the same problem in College Station once - the bike just kept getting slower and slower and I thought I was just losing power until I laid over climbing a hill and saw the front fender. Had to use the tool kit screw driver to clean the mud out so I could continue. Either a poor design for an off-road capable bike, or maybe Japan doesn't have Texas mud.
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  16. georgej

    georgej Been here awhile

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    That's a good price in my opinion.
  17. heliyardsale

    heliyardsale Always looking for Dirt!

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    Number two is home. The plan is to buy a total of four new XT250’s for a family riding trip to Moab and Colorado with my wife and two teenage sons next summer. Great little bikes, low maintenance, easy to ride. Prefect for short-legged folks.
  18. georgej

    georgej Been here awhile

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    Nice. Where in CNY are you located? Are you buying new or used?
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  19. tlrmark

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    The name of the dealership is clearly shown on the building in the photo.
    Hint it is in Watkins Glen.
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  20. georgej

    georgej Been here awhile

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    Thanks.
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