Yamaha XT250 Thread - All things related to the XT from riding to modifications.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by RL Lemke, Sep 23, 2018.

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  1. ArkieRider

    ArkieRider Been here awhile

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    A quick google and found where the kit is... up front under tank... unusual spot. May have to do tip to replace the nut as well.

    now to find and order an air filter.. or pick one up from a local dealer but doubt its a common part.
  2. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Air filters and other parts: https://procycle.us/bikepages/xt250.html
  3. mhrutter

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    20191004_121047.jpg Nice day for a ride in Boone area. Rich Mountain Road on the way to Tennessee, the Snake, US 58, and back down to Todd. Picked up a 2019 XT last week, put about 140 miles on it today gravel and great curvy blacktop. So far I put on Barkbusters, risers, bash plate, footpegs and tank bag. Front end was bouncing on the gravel, need to do something about that. Rear shock seemed to do ok.
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  4. 4jranch

    4jranch Been here awhile

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    I would like to modify my wife's XT250 so she can use electric gear this winter. We tried last winter and it didn't work. Ended up discharging the battery almost completely.
    I have heard that a different stator with more charging capacity can be substituted for the stock stator.
    Does anyone have experience with this and can give me advice.

    Thanks
  5. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    I have to wonder if you might find more efficient heated gear. I have an Aerostich heated vest that draws 45 watts, which keeps my torso very warm down to freezing temperatures.

    You are right though, without keeping the RPMs high, heated gear draws too much power. I switched to LED head and tail light to reduce consumption.
  6. 4jranch

    4jranch Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have found the same idea about changing the headlight.
    Nice article about switching the head light.

    https://www.advpulse.com/adv-prepping/heated-gear-small-dual-sport/

    I guess I could always just disconnect the head light when the gear is in use.

    Still more "juice would also be welcome". If the stator can be changed that might be a good choice.
  7. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    How about a heated jacket?
    here's another option;
    https://www.homedepot.com/b/Clothin...Gear-Heated-Jackets/Milwaukee/N-5yc1vZcerjZzv
  8. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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  9. Bruce1

    Bruce1 n00b

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    Switching all lighting to LED is appropriate. They draw way less current allowing more left over for other elctrical bits. Only the headlamp is expensive but still worth it for the extra illumination alone.
  10. Bruce1

    Bruce1 n00b

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    Also contact Baja Designs. They re-wire TTR stators. Maybe they can do an XT for you.
  11. MitchG

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    This is the best path. As stated, the headlight is a bit of a cost, but other than that issue there are no drawbacks just benefits(way less power draw, bulbs last longer, led headlight is super bright). Completed my led swap a few months ago and even with heated grips and heated vest on high, the watt draw is still less than stock.
  12. 4jranch

    4jranch Been here awhile

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    Which LED headlight kits will work for the XT250. I’m having some issues finding one that will work.
  13. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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  14. MitchG

    MitchG Iron Collector

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    Yes, that's the one I used. Found it on EBay. Absolutely "plug and play" and well made.
  15. 4jranch

    4jranch Been here awhile

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    THanks
  16. frasierdog

    frasierdog n00b

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    Anyone got a manual for an 81-83 xt250?

    I think my stator is going to ground. I'm looking for the correct ohms and voltages to test this stator properly.


    Boy these things are hard to track down.
  17. GrumpyStuart

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    82-83 is part #3Y2281977200
    80-81 is part #3Y2281977000
    the 82-83 is the older one plus supplements.
    looking through the manual shows : XTcharging.png XTcharging2.png XTcharging3.png

  18. frasierdog

    frasierdog n00b

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    Brilliant, Stuart.

    This is super helpful. .21 ohms +/- 10% off the Lighting Coil. Is there a page with stats for the ignition coil and the pickup coil too? Or, could I paypal you a beer to email me a copy of the whole book?

    :beer
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  20. Ikeus 77287

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    Rocks, sand and mud. Would like to try the trials tires but.. Lots of mud