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

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  1. RL Lemke

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    I have the 12 O’clock tail light, just need to get going on the install.
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    Thanks for the thread RL. I spent 22 years in the Great Plains,and love it dearly. Now relocated in the Appalachians.I have ridden a variety of bikes from standard street bikes to nutso 2-strokes. As underpowered and undersuspended as the XT are, I can’t stop thinking about what a neat bike these are. I also like the Beta 125RR-S, similar but different. Again, thanks for the new thread.
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    Ahhh the new and improved XT thread.

    So is the only difference between the XT250 & XT250X the front wheel/tire?

    21 in. on the Dual Purpose and 17 in. on the Super Moto? I’d really rather have a 19 in. and make it a Scrambler.
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    If there was a way to compare the part numbers.

    twinrider lives in Japan and maybe could stop by a dealership to inquire.

    I suspect that it is just the front wheel and fender.

    I sent twinrider a PM.

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    Good point, as supermotos usually have street oriented braking capabilities.
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    12oclock tail light fabrication time.

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    Going to avoid the wire mess under the tail light by making the connection under the side panel.

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    Neat thread. I like the little XT225/250. I'd like to get one "for the wife"...

    I might have to visit Missouri for riding, you don't hear about that too much
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    The easiest solution would be to have Woody's lace a new rim onto your hub. Probably the least expensive too.

    https://woodyswheelworks.com/
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    $5,850 in Mexico and one is yours. Easy.

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    The rear is also a 17. Here are the complete specs.

    http://www.bikebros.co.jp/catalog/2/86_5/
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    I wanted to add a couple thoughts on why I chose the XT250. Things I wanted to know when I started searching. I have been interested in an enduro for a while, specifically a TW200 for the last year or so. In seriously searching that option I found the XT250. A bit more power, "normal" tire sizes, and fuel injection sealed the deal. I wanted a low seat height and a light bike so 99% of the options out there wouldn't work for what I want. I agree on the fact that the XT250 has been around forever so parts are easy to fine and reliability is proven. There is also a decent used market if you search, and who doesn't love a good deal. I had almost talked myself into a CRF150L which is an awesome bike. I would have had to lower it which meant buying a bike and hoping I liked it after the mods. It also just felt "bigger". Wider from the radiator, and just bulkier all around and you could feel the extra pounds. Nothing bad, not what I'm after. I wanted more motorized mountain bike and less big heavy motorcycle. Light, nimble, and just fun as hell to ride anywhere- XT250 is perfect for that in my mind. Got my TX OHV permit yesterday. Going to hit some trails in the Sam Houston National Forest Friday as long as the weather holds out.

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    What do you think, will the TW200 front wheel/tire fit on the XT250?
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    Maybe soft bags without a frame?

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    What Dirt Bike said a few years ago about the little XT250: On The Trail
    After several outings aboard the modified XT250, it was clear that the Race Tech suspension mods are the single best thing that one can do to improve an XT250. The rejuvenated fork and shock transformed this bike from a substandard off-road bike into a fun-to-ride, almost capable dirt machine that comfortably completed every obstacle on the hard enduro course at the DR Torture Test.
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