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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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    Some find success with the tape option, I sure hope you do. Probably best to bring a tube as a back-up plan.

    I wish there were tubeless real knobby tires in the narrow size the XT requires.

    I can get by with a dual sport type Shinko 700 rear tire, but not for critical traction requirements needed for the front. Lack of critical grip on rocks or roots means things go sideways real fast. Let alone the grip a real knobby front tire offers in muddy ruts and water-filled Jeep wallows on the trail.
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    The 700 does okay off road but you're right it's no knobby.
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  3. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    As I recall, the tire bead is different between tube and tubeless motorcycle tires. A big difference.
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    I'm not sure. The 700 mounted up fine on the xt rim, close to 1000 mile with no issues.
  5. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Using the slightly larger 90/90-21 on the front is absolutely fine. Anything and everything is available in that size. The bigger tyre does fractionally slow the steering but it's barely noticeable and not a problem.

    We've only run the slightly smaller 2.75-21 on our XT maybe once. Most of the time it ran 90/90-21 cast-off's that we had in the shed.
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  6. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    Good to know.
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    Glad it works for you.
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  9. CloudSplitter

    CloudSplitter Putterer

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  10. DesiKermit

    DesiKermit n00b

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    I recently acquired a 2014 XT250 and it looks like the first owner dropped the forks and the guy I bought it from had no idea until I pointed it out. I want to raise the forks back to stock height but I am not sure if the rear dog bones are stock or aftermarket lowering links.

    This is the rear dog bone currently on my bike can anyone help me confirm if it is the stock height dog bone?

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  11. NicKel78

    NicKel78 Been here awhile

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    The factory part number is 3C5-2217F-00-00 so I would believe that to be original. As far as I know, lowering links were all aftermarket items.
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    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    I was thinking the same thing, but then I realized that an aftermarket company could use that code, too.
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    wow, how short would you have to be to need to lower an XT!?!?!
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    Desi, why don't you measure the length of that dogone dogbone, center-to-center, then this thread should help:
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/xt250-lowering-links-read-before-you-buy.791491/

    By the way, don't be put off by the original poster's complaint about the Soupy's lowering the bike an un-acceptable amount. Though he calls them "adjustable" he doesn't seem to realize that he CAN adjust them, even while on the bike.
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    NicKel78 Been here awhile

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    I spy a lot of slime under that there water.
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    NicKel78 Been here awhile

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    Yes, it was pretty slick. Had to go super slow and straight.
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    Worse than ice because it follows the slope of the rock down into the deep.
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    Is that near/between two of the twisted sisters? With some sort of camp on the west side of the river? If so, I stopped there once..... nice place. I didn't risk going across as the water was a lot higher and I was alone.

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    OHjim, yes sir. Past the camp going through the next ranch.
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