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. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    The white spooge must be dried tire lube. It takes a whole lot of lube to do the mousse right. Younger knuckles than mine too. Dealer install.
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    I would hesitate to run a mousse in a true dual sport environment. Any high speed road or even dirt roads will deteriorate the mousse quickly. If you do use the mousse in a higher speed situation you may end up replacing the mousse every tire change. Which will get expensive at USD $100-150 a pop. I use mousse but in a race setting were flats will cost the race.
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    Would you give us the contact site for Japanese accessories for the XT250
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    https://japan.webike.net/

    There are a number of XT250 variants. It pays to look at all of them. The inventory changes over time.
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    As far as highways speeds, my only use of the mousse was connecting trails with a top speed of maybe 45 mph. Quite a different riding attitude on the highway from my Ducati. :-)
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    What is the product name and which outlet did you use??
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    This; searching through a unrecognizable language catalog looking for obscure parts., Really tests ones patience!
    I found plenty of interesting parts I might check out later. Thing is, how does one get beyond looking at a part. then finding information to it. And to order?
    This causes my impatience with being unable to find an item to become imaginative. Google aluminum disks I found Metal Remnants inc. (I am sure there's plenty of other suppliers. Looking at 1/4" X 5" disks.. Yes; I would need to bore out the inner diameter and shape the edges. For 2 left and right sides made from 6060 or 5052 aluminum come to $8.50.
    Worth considering.
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    Chrome has a translate site option. Works great. A Yen is about a penny.
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    Anyone have experience with any of the rear racks for the XT250? I'm going to get one for my 2013 and am leaning toward the Nomadic -- not only because it's the least expensive :-) but because I like the round tubes, nothing to chafe or cut straps. I have a couple Penguin-type boxes I may play around mounting or a couple soft bags as well.
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    I have the Happy Trails and it's pretty fantastic. Very strong, durable, and looks great.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I saw on their site the rear rack requires one to buy the grab handles as well. Do you have the grab handles and are they necessary?
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    I bought the side racks too... Can't remember if it's the SL or SU rack... Whichever is the stronger of the two. I got the package with Givi side bags which have worked out well. I also got the little "shelf" that I turned inward on the left side at the bottom. I secure a 1-gallon Rotopax in there.

    If it helps, I can post some pictures tomorrow night.
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    Just got the SU racks, interested in seeing pictures of your setup.
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    Here are a couple of quick shots. I don't have the Givi bags on, obviously. The tail bag is what I carry on dirt day rides. Larger than ideal but that's not the rack's fault. The inner shelf can be seen in one photo. I maneuver the Rotopax up inside there and put a 2"-wide Velcro strap around it and the left rack to secure it to the rack. The entire rack system is super solid. It's now 3 years old and has no sign of rust or any problems.
    Let me know if you'd like to see something else in particular.

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    Nice. Thanks for posting your setup.
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    Let us know what you end up getting and post pictures.
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    I just looked outside and it's snowing. First of the season. No real hurry, just doing the research for now and will give me something to tinker with in the basement when there's a couple feet on the ground. If I get something different I'll report.
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    Well, I didn't wait long. Ha. Ordered the PMR rear rack. Did a lot of research and seems the flat plate style is easiest for mounting the Penguin/Otter type cases I have. Once I get things mounted I'll take a few pics.
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