Xr250lc

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by fiep, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    in the left handlebar she now has an XL600R ??? switch ,
    on the right an 'original' - lesson learned: do not trust ebay seller's when they call something 'original'- XR650L starterbutton/engine cuttoff unit from China that from 15 feet looks like it a toy from a cereal box

    throttle and cables drive me nuts nothing seems to fit or work, in my last attempt to fabricate cables with more freeplay I ruined new XR-L cables
    now she has XR250R >96 throttle and modded cables and once again the thorttle only rotates back if it feels like

    gas tank is kreemed

    still need to work on the clutch cable, the provisionary works quite well
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  2. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    update:
    choke cable has a solid mount
    throttel now works
    XR250R clutch cable is modded to work, no more melted sleeve

    new to me tank is on, looks even worse than the blue one
    rattle can artists shoud all be ... exactly!!!

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    but it is gas tight and I can ride the bike
    so far short distance to work and back, 13mi one way in town
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    evan have a lockable gas cap
    still was on the old banged up, rusty XR-L tank
    kept meditating how to get a key for it
    if stupid hurt ... of course the ignition key fit
    after all the parts did come from the same doner bike
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    starts at the slightest push on the button, does not need choke
    but insistes on a minute warm up ere she responds to throttle
    slowly the carbon built up in muffler gets burned up

    provisionary solutions last longest *sigh*
    wanted to bolt on the shrouds with nuts welded to the frame
    but
    just to prevent them from flying off on the 1st test ride ...

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    more flub
    have no decent drawing program and if I had, I could not operate it properly
    so I tinkered wit Paint
    every mongo would be proud of my results
    how do you like my color scheme?
    kinda underdog as close to XR250L as possible

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  3. DC950

    DC950 Microadventurer

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    I like the paint scheme. For a girl :D.
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  4. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    special bike needs special look, what about a Elsinore look?
    great job BTW !!

    Attached Files:

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  5. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    OK,
    what do you suggest for an elderly housewife? :rofl
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  6. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    this here feels like holding a monologue
    see no reason to go on
    I already know the whole story
    and my future plans
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  7. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    Lurking, but watching closely, and very much enjoying your build!
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  8. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

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    I just read the whole thread. Very nicely done on a neat conversion!
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  9. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    at times I just wished, lurkers would speak up,
    so I do not feel so hm lonely?
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  10. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Well done!
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  11. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    first real test ride
    well over 200mi, half of it twisties in the north GA mountains,
    only 10mi of dirt, she can not deny being an XR,
    an XR with beefed suspension

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    the K270 in the rear is not my 1st choice on blacktop, the last row of knobs bents over when leaning enough, now they are worn on the inside


    another 200mi, this time riding with a DL650 and a Tiger 1050
    the LC kept up fine, actually outran the Tiger at times ;/
    but at some time the front bake did no longer work,
    at home #1 a lot of air bubbled from the system I bleed a few days ago
    and after I #2 found a new bolt and bloted the caliper back on,
    it even looked decent again *puzzled* despite Loctite and torquing a lost mouting bolt? *takeadeepbreath*

    at least the shrouds now stay put even without ducttape and at speeds above 60
    thanks to two cure little bolts and pins

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  12. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Very nice build Fiep! :clap

    I think the blue color is very nice.
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  13. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Great build. Keep em coming.

    Why did you cut off the balls, of the bike I mean.. I thought D-Flex were wide enough to keep em.
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  14. Tukata

    Tukata ADV Demo Rider

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    Oh please go a unique color.
    Nice build, nothing like making what you want :D

    Where in GA are you? I like the white frame though....... Green and Silver?
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  15. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    @malokam: I cut off the ball on the clutch side because the lever was to long to fit under the bark buster
    no idea what perch and lever that are
    on the brake side I used a hydraulic switch so I could go with an adjustable aftermarket lever

    @Tukata: too late for unique for now, but color might change again, next thing on my agenda is to build a spray cabinet and move the blasting cabinet out of the shed
    in Duluth, 30? 35? miles from you

    thanks to pegrider 'LC' has a red tool bag now
    not the correct red to match the R seat, but ...

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    the R seat is trash anyways, so I took cover and foam

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  16. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    a friend on XR600.de tested the worklight I bought on ebay.de
    did not find what I was looking for on .com

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    stock XR low beam
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    stock XR high beam
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    H4 low beam
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    H4 high beam
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    LED worklight
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    a major pain ... until it fit
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    and a little bright, might make some car drivers angry
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  17. philsb

    philsb Gentleman of Leisure

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    Another lurker here admiring your efforts. Full marks for perseverance and an excellent job:clap

    Phil
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  18. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah! Well done, keep the updates coming!
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  19. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Did you use a relay with the LED??.I didn't and fried my R/R ..
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  20. NLS1

    NLS1 Dirt=Fun

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    Very cool, nice build, and looking forward to seeing the bike as it progresses!
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