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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. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    I ordered the parts from Partzilla in the US. Don't think they ship to the EU.

    You can probably order the block off plate from any Yamaha dealer. Part # is in the photo. The vacuum caps from an auto parts store.

    [​IMG]

    jb
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  2. randypower

    randypower Been here awhile Supporter

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    When I first saw "Tricker" days ago from you, I thought it was some style of bike I hadn't heard of, not an actual model. This is super interesting. Unless you're tired of answering the question, I'd love to hear your thoughts about the bike... Especially what kind of riding you find it good for.
  3. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    I had not heard of the "Tricker" either, until I was searching some Japanese websites for parts.

    Do a search for Yamaha XG 250 Tricker for more info.

    jb
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  4. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    The Tricker has same frame and engine than the XT(not available here) but with smaller wheels and tank (6 liters).
    Weight only 124kg with fuel.
    For me it’s a perfect allround bike except for highway where I never go.
  5. randypower

    randypower Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yeah I'm intrigued by the lighter weight and super curious that in some countries Yamaha has this other bike with the same motor (and frame, apparently. I know the XT is not a highly popular bike, but to have another model in some countries based on the same core components as the XT shows a little more interest on the manufacturer's part than I expected. Of course, that doesn't mean Yamaha USA cares.

    I enjoyed test riding the XTZ models available in Nicaragua last year. I think they were the 125 (carbureted) and newer 150 (EFI). The 125 had the more comfy (to me) flat bench seat and was hard to start, like the 2008-2012 XT250. The 150 started right up, was more refined, better dash, and scooped seat (ok, but you can't move around on as much).
  6. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    One last thought on the air injection removal:

    Should have removed the tank completely instead of just lifting it up
    (disconnect fuel line and electrical connector to remove tank).

    Would have been much easier to remove the cylinder head bolt and cap the vacuum port.

    [​IMG]

    jb
  7. JohnBoyNC

    JohnBoyNC Been here awhile

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    Picking up a 2020 tomorrow and will want to put a rear rack on it.

    I've seen the Moose Racing and Happy trails racks and wanted to know if therecare any other options.

    Pros and cons to the tubular racks vs. the plate style. My plan is to mount a Rotopax and a larger duffle for trips and a small bag of some sort for local rides to just bring a tool kit and some extra layers.

    TIA
  8. OHjim

    OHjim Long timer

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    I have this setup. Works well.

    https://www.pmracks.com/products.php?b=Yamaha&sc=XT250
  9. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Would someone be agree to order the parts for the AIS removal and send them to me?
    Of course I’ll pay all the costs.
  10. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    I have the PM rack as well, and added the larger expansion plate.

    Also, I put on the side racks, but was very disappointed to find that I could not remove the side panels with the side racks mounted. So I removed them.

    jb
  11. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    That’s what I had in head.
    Will be my winter job, with valves clearance adjust and taking an eye on the starter’s membrane.
  12. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    That's what I discovered when I went to check the valve clearances and had to remove the tank....
    ....only to discover the intake valve cover was stuck tight.

    Had to order a 24 mm six point socket for the impact driver.

    gseur, will send you a PM about the block off plate.

    jb
  13. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    Here is the Precisiion Motorcycle Racks rear rack with expansion plate:

    [​IMG]

    The rack works fine....but as I mentioned before, I wanted to mount the side racks in addition to use for soft saddle bags.

    I was really MORE than disappointed to find the side panels could not be removed or installed with the side racks in place... :dirtdog

    If you need access to the battery or fuses, the side racks have to be removed... :bluduh

    The side racks do not affect the usefulness of the rear rack. The rear rack is also pre-drilled for a RotoPax mount.

    Previously, I had the Pro Moto Billet rack on the XT. Good rack, and I may re-install it.

    As far as "tubular or flat" racks, it's probably a personal preference. I like the flat plates. But I had a tubular rear rack on my TW200 that I liked equally as well.

    [​IMG]

    The PM rack is a welded, one piece rack.
    Whereas the Pro Moto rack comes in pieces that have to be bolted together.

    jb
  14. JohnBoyNC

    JohnBoyNC Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the responses on the rear rack. I'm going with the Moose Racing Expedition. I like how wide it is for a weekend bag and also it has cross rails that aren't as wide for a smaller everyday bag. I shyed away from the plate style as I would be concerned with nylon straps getting chafed on the edges where they loop through the racks.

    DMO footpegs, a Ricochet skid plate and the Expedition rack all ordered!

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  15. Milano.B

    Milano.B Adventurer

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    The OEM Rear Rack and Side Rack are good too (not light but strong, pic below). OEM also offers an ADV version rear rack made out of Alu (massive & $)

    IMG_6890 (3).JPG
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  16. JohnBoyNC

    JohnBoyNC Been here awhile

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    Pics?
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    NicKel78 Been here awhile

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  18. JohnBoyNC

    JohnBoyNC Been here awhile

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    So I had every intention of buying a 2020 that was leased to a MSF class that was turned back in to the dealership. But after seeing a 2021 I just had to pull the trigger.

    This bike will be a great addition to my stable, a ZRX and a Tiger 800.

    Looking forward to exploring!

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  19. randypower

    randypower Been here awhile Supporter

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    Awesome. I really really like that gray.
  20. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    I need to get them, thanks for asking.

    I'm rather pleased with how the front fender turned out; and the rest of the bike looks good without the grapics. I keep it garaged a mile from home, and keep on forgetting the camera.

    Tomorrow...tomorrow...