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

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  1. DesiKermit

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    Do you have a link or part number for these case sliders?

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  3. gseur

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    Hi guys,
    Went quickly through the 41 page of this thread.
    I started in the 80’s with a 80cc Peugeot, two years after a 225 XT than a XT500 and many others after that.
    For the last 7 years I was the happy owner of a 900 carbed Triumph Scrambler. Perfect for our alpine roads and easy gravel. But I’m getting older and wanted something lighter to make smallest roads and more dirt.
    I will not buy a XT250 because it’s not available here (smallest trail bike by Yamaha Switzerland is a 700cc. Those guys are nuts).
    So I found a 2007 Tricker with only 4900km on it. Seems that it has same frame, same engine...all except the little tank and smaller wheels. Can I come in?
    Here a few pics of my one week trip through the Alps.
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    Very nice bike! Lot of torque from low to mide rev, very light (120 kg wet) and nimble. I had a lot of fun and always want to explore further.

    The bike was running too rich. At high elevation (2000m) I had problems. Or after running, took time till the revs go down. I have set it with a Colortune spark at 1000m elevation.it’s better from 600m to 1000m now but I haven’t tested higher.

    Have someone with a carbed XT removed the AIS?
    Think this make pop-up at deceleration. And high temperature exhaust.
  4. CloudSplitter

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    Welcome, gseur, that bike seems to fit right in.

    Next, you should catch up on the original XT250 thread:
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/where-are-your-xt250s-lets-see-them.403156/
    It's a lot longer than this one, but somebody didn't like its name, so started this one

    Then all you have to do is catch up with the XT225 thread:
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-official-xt225-thread.178968/

    It's only about twice as long as that one, but has more carburetor related comments.


    That last photo reminds me of a similar lake on the continental divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, here in the US, the COVID-19 capital of the world:
    Lake at Continental Divide.jpg
    I'm afraid our mountains aren't as pretty as Switzerland, but they're still pretty nice.
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  5. nvklr

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    An AIS block off plate can be obtained from ( here in the states anyway) from a Yamaha 250 Raptor from Partzilla.com or maybe your parts supplier. The rest is straight forward.
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    Thanks.
    But you gave me the same link twice no?
    Yes our mountain are nice but we have less nature we can get in with motor engine.
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    I’m not looking for an AIS, I want to remove it. As all Triumph owners made with them for the carbed ones.
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    Sorry I edited my post to read "AIS block off plate"
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    Baby Steps…

    Took the bike for the first time on an expedition, Lytle Creek. Used to ride there with the XT225.

    Very happy with the windshield, little buffering on the freeway and out of the way when standing up on the peg.
    It is a real comfort when droning on the freeway to the trailhead.
    So far MPG is great at 70mpg going 60-65mph (was expecting 60mpg at best). Power to Fuel Injected. On dirt, first or second gear.
    The bike has only 245 miles (purchased at 83 miles) so it is still breaking in.

    This is an easy portion as the rest of the time one has to stand on the pegs (really bumpy and rocky). Used to be an easy forest service road.

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    Had lunch under the shade of oak trees.

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    In 10-15 years, the creek has reshaped its course and the junction was not obvious. Giuliana (GPS) keeps barking order "Make a U-Turn"
    Did that and junction is still not visible. When at home, check it on Google Earth and it is all clear.
    As the range is not proven yet (claimed 76 mpg), it is wise to come home and do the loop another time without getting lost.

    Happy time is seeing the tire groove white from dust!


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    Woops. I have now edited that entry to give the correct thread. It's:
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/where-are-your-xt250s-lets-see-them.403156/

    You may have limited moto trails in Switzerland, but I sure loved the ability to walk. and cross-country-ski, all over your country when I was there for a few months way back when. it's even more beautiful than Colorado, and one can go anywhere..
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    Thanks, more clear now.
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    If you come back, tell me, I’ll show you my best roads and gravel pass.
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    gseur, the weight of that tubing is negligible, so you might consider just making a block-off plate out of a tin can, and adding it under the existing tube flange. That keeps all the original AIS where you know where it is.
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    Yes but I’m always in “less is better”. Removing all that stuff will give me a better access to the carb and a more clean aspect there under.
    On my Scrambler I went till removing all the electric cable for alarm, the ones for accessories unused, and the carb warmer because I hated does electric cables coming on the carbs. This last point was not a good idea, I understood that when getting snow in a high pass at the end of June.
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    Yes on #7, I reused the gasket that was present so I did not order number 9, and yes on the cap where #19 goes. You will also want to plug the hole in the airbox where the AIS pump pulls in fresh air as it is downstream of the air filter.
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    I just bought a 2008 XT250, Im 205 lbs and looking to raise the ride height some and or replace the stock rear suspension as this thing sags a ton with just sitting on it. I love the bike but its almost too small just needs some suspension tweaks please.
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    How much do you want to spend? Procycle.com https://procycle.us/model/yamaha/xt250/suspension Has springs for front and rear, and a complete rear shock and other front choices here: https://www.motocd.com/?make=98&model=99&post_type=product&action=vpf-search
  20. CloudSplitter

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    johny, there's a lot of discussion about better springs and shocks, and it seems like everyone who invests in them is happy, especially with the shocks. Do a search in the original XT250 thread: https://advrider.com/f/threads/where-are-your-xt250s-lets-see-them.403156/

    In the meantime, you can extend the rear shock, by removing the right rear plastic panel, and using a punch (or screwdriver) and hammer to loosen the lock nut on the shock, tighten the load nut, and re-tighten the lock nut.

    Rear Shock Limits.jpg
    This assumes you removed the shock, so if doing it on the bike, support the bike to lift the rear wheel off the ground.
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