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Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Ash-7
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 12:59 PM
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Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
Engine swap??

Hi guys, I need some advice. My bike is a 1986 XLR250R [ Frame - MD20, Engine - MD17E ] From what I've read, the 1995 XR250L has the same engine. So my question....... is it possible to swap the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 50,326
Posted By Ash-7
Engine swap??

Hi guys, I need some advice. My bike is a 1986 XLR250R [ Frame - MD20, Engine - MD17E ] From what I've read, the 1995 XR250L has the same engine. So my question....... is it possible to swap the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,587
Posted By Ash-7
Fantastic country side and the write up too.

Fantastic country side and the write up too.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2013, 12:20 PM
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Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
People in the countryside are very friendly and...

People in the countryside are very friendly and helpful to foreigners. You just have to watch out for opportunistic people in the more densely populated areas. Generally speaking, Kenya must be one...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Ash-7
This area is slightly :huh north of areas having...

This area is slightly :huh north of areas having the famous big cats. To ride that area, it's advisable to ride in a group. This area is ok at daytime :wink: but hyenas are common at night. If you...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,587
Posted By Ash-7
Too late :cry Your pics have been taken down. Do...

Too late :cry Your pics have been taken down. Do you have those pics on another site?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2013, 06:38 AM
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Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
Speaking of stone axes........that's my 1986 XR...

Speaking of stone axes........that's my 1986 XR doing the runs through the wild side of Kenya:D Never failed to get me home...so far:wink:
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-09-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,338
Posted By Ash-7
Hey CauseForConcern, I'm selling my XR250 if...

Hey CauseForConcern,

I'm selling my XR250 if you're still looking for one:deal [see pics below and drop an email if interested ash-7@live.com :tb ]
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 09:51 AM
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Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
XR online dealers...

Hi Guys, I'm thinking of overhauling the engine and was wondering if you could suggest reputable online dealers who ship internationally and have a wide range of XR250 parts. Thanks :norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
It has a auto compression cable, and yes :-) I...

It has a auto compression cable, and yes :-) I check my oil level religiously. Bike's quite old, just to give you an idea, the oddometer stopped working at about 78k km :eek1 . Valves were adjusted...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 09:12 AM
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Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
The sound's coming from the top and yeah it...

The sound's coming from the top and yeah it starts right upon startup.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 02:59 PM
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Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
- For starters, the kickstarter has a small crack...

- For starters, the kickstarter has a small crack [no e-start] the chinese one the mechanic put on lasted only a week!
- There's a clanking sound from the engine at times but after riding it for a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
Request for help :-)

Hi Guys,

I need your help/advice. My bike is a Japanese import, model is XLR250RH, Engine is MD17E, Year is 1986.
I want to get parts for it but all I see in my search for parts are stuff like...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 12:50 PM
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Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
Thanks a lot, if anyone out there has a bigger...

Thanks a lot, if anyone out there has a bigger (15lt or so) tank please let me know:norton
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
Thanks:thumb Does that mean the XR250 of the same...

Thanks:thumb Does that mean the XR250 of the same year has different fittings?:ear Let me check the flea market....
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
Here's how the mounting points and tank look like.

http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q537/ash-71/4397e837.jpg http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q537/ash-71/49dd78f5.jpg http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q537/ash-71/52005c4f.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
I'll take off the tank over the weekend and post...

I'll take off the tank over the weekend and post the pic. Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 379,166
Posted By Ash-7
noob from kenya requesting for advice :)

Hi guys, bought this bike a couple of months ago as my first bike and it's been loads of fun riding it. I plan to go for longer rides but my fuel tank is quite small considering the places I intend...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-08-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,338
Posted By Ash-7
Thanks Zulu. I know what you mean, it's a pain to...

Thanks Zulu. I know what you mean, it's a pain to ride it on highways. Since I'm new to riding, I was advised to get used to something small and then upgrade.
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,338
Posted By Ash-7
At last!!

Hi guys, complete noob here :wink:

Got a modest 250cc bike a few months back but haven't found "experienced" guys to ride with offroad :cry
So.... it would be GREAT if anyone of you is interested...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 673,909
Posted By Ash-7
Bitter Africa..

Just finished reading the whole report back to back. Must say your spontaneous approach was an eye opener.
Being a Kenyan, I think your trip through Africa would not have left a bitter taste if...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,196
Posted By Ash-7
XLR250 was meant for the Japanese market, I know...

XLR250 was meant for the Japanese market, I know because mine was imported from Japan. I've also tried looking for the manual but the closest I've got is the xr250 manual. As suggested above, the XLR...
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