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Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2011, 07:01 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Glad your back after it. Sounds like a good plan....

Glad your back after it. Sounds like a good plan. A little advise though, walk away when you get frustrated. Don't sweat it if it takes longer. You'll love riding it, but you'll never forget the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 09:48 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Hi Meams, Catching up, it's been a while....

Hi Meams,

Catching up, it's been a while. Glad your almost there, the bike looks good. I'm hopeful VC or one of the other guys will post their starting routine. My experience is these things are a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2011, 09:51 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Absolutely - what he said! I love my...

Absolutely - what he said!

I love my sportster, but after rebuilding the xl250 last Summer I found that I couldn't stop riding it and the sportster didn't get used much.

Plus - I'm with you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2010, 06:55 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
Bend the 2 gauges you need about 1/2 from the...

Bend the 2 gauges you need about 1/2 from the tip. I wouldn't go nuts trying to find some that are already bent. Its not like you're going to use those two sizes for any thing else.

How do things...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2010, 08:09 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
I sent him a PM yesterday, and haven't heard...

I sent him a PM yesterday, and haven't heard back. I haven't been on as much either and also noticed he had dropped from the scene.
Likewise, I hope he's well.

Sorry I can't help with the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2010, 08:58 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
What Christian said - I did the same by kicking...

What Christian said - I did the same by kicking it over a bunch of times, but you could also turn the wheel while its on the stand in 5th gear.

I have also loosened the top bolt on the oil line...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2010, 01:55 PM
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Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
I think this would work if the next size up will...

I think this would work if the next size up will fit through the bolt hole on the tensioner. You can helicoil as well.

Also, I did not have the metal spacer that is shown in the diagram, there...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2010, 04:36 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
You could be riding it tomorrow!! Seriously. ...

You could be riding it tomorrow!! Seriously.

But in reality at your pace maybe by x-mas :lol3 Just kidding with you meams, but you are very close now.

A couple things that slowed me down were...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2010, 06:04 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
I'm still lurking around waiting to chime in were...

I'm still lurking around waiting to chime in were I can be of help. Looking forward to hearing about your first ride. I know you'll love it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2010, 10:38 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
That should work, you may have to take the crank...

That should work, you may have to take the crank position sensor (or whatever its called) out as well.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2010, 09:15 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Looks nice and clean. One thing I noticed is that...

Looks nice and clean. One thing I noticed is that you need to put the timing chain on before you tighten the primary nut and install the clutch. Hope I haven't stated the obvious, just wanted to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2010, 02:27 PM
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Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
Meams - Where are you with this bike?? Inquiring...

Meams - Where are you with this bike?? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2010, 07:00 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
Meams - I think your asking which order? Yellow...

Meams - I think your asking which order? Yellow arrow,red then green. The idler gear will not prevent the kickstarter gear from going on? It spins freely in both directions which will allow the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2010, 01:58 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
Everything looks very similiar - to my 250. ...

Everything looks very similiar - to my 250.

Great pictures!
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2010, 07:54 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
:lol3 I just made my way here from Meams...

:lol3

I just made my way here from Meams thread. Nice rebuild!

My xl 250 basket looked just like that maybe a little worse. I filed down those grooves on the fingers with a flat file. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2010, 08:02 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Once you start riding that bike, you'll forget...

Once you start riding that bike, you'll forget about the video games.

Just think, you could be on the trails this weekend.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2010, 08:38 AM
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Views: 7,435
Posted By River Runnre
outstanding. :clap A part of the world I...

outstanding. :clap

A part of the world I hope to see someday.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2010, 08:34 AM
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Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
yup - you can put it back in. I also don't see...

yup - you can put it back in. I also don't see that the seal suffered any damage from the countershaft peeling it back.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2010, 08:31 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
If it's everything the add says, with the low...

If it's everything the add says, with the low miles and well taken care of, this might be a bit high. For comparison, I bought my 87 xl205r for $500- and have about $2,000 into it. That money was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2010, 09:57 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
I messed around with it a bit trying a tooth one...

I messed around with it a bit trying a tooth one way or the other. I could get the the sprocket lines "perfect" when the timing mark was on the "F". It's about a half tooth movement between the "F"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2010, 07:51 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Meams your getting close!! I took the whole...

Meams your getting close!!

I took the whole motor out as a unit and put it back in as a unit, as it sounds like your planning to do. It's not too hard, doable by yourself, but requires some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2010, 10:05 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
10 miles? Is this correct or did you mean 100? ...

10 miles? Is this correct or did you mean 100?

I've got about 150 miles on my rebuild and was planning on the above, at 500 miles, but maybe I should reconsider and do it ASAP.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2010, 10:02 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Above is what I did just to be sure everything...

Above is what I did just to be sure everything fit and that it shifted though the gears properly. Once the case are together put the gear shift lever on temorarily so you can use it to shift through...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2010, 01:15 PM
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Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
Thanks...

I'm going to recheck the cable adjustment by the book. It seems right to me at the moment for starting and shifting, engages at a the right point, doesn't drag or creep. It's also a brand new cable. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2010, 08:24 AM
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Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
Question Transmission Neutral?

Not to highjack, but since Meams is on his transmission I figured it might be a good time to ask if others with knowledge are watching this thread.

I did exactly what Meams is doing now - new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2010, 08:08 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Meams - my memory isn't so good either. I just...

Meams - my memory isn't so good either. I just looked through my rebuild post (page 2) to find the above, which will help, because there was a discrepancy with the clymer. But you are right about the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2010, 06:11 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
Hey Meams - Left = left side of the bike...that's...

Hey Meams - Left = left side of the bike...that's how the forks are to be oriented. This part is a bit like doing a puzzle. Just go for it - I did mine a bit different than VC. I put the shafts in,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2010, 09:16 AM
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Posted By River Runnre
Check out the diagram in the Clymers to be sure...

Check out the diagram in the Clymers to be sure you have them together the right way. I didn't think tape was needed, just cradle them in your hands together and guide them into the case. Be careful...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2010, 01:33 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
Welcome back Meams. Best of luck, look forward to...

Welcome back Meams. Best of luck, look forward to your updates.
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 262,104
Posted By River Runnre
:freaky Great read. Putting myself in your...

:freaky

Great read. Putting myself in your shoes, as I read along. Your go for it attitude and good spirits during the rough stretches is very inspiring.

Makes my 6000 mile jaunt across...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
I hear ya. I hate to spend the $$ too. If its...

I hear ya. I hate to spend the $$ too. If its that easy I would go for it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 09:32 AM
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Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
The seals pop in pretty easily. Just tap them in...

The seals pop in pretty easily. Just tap them in with a socket or something similar in size. Clean the mating surfaces real well before and coat with a thin film of oil.

My thoughts on the shop...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,200
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Posted By River Runnre
I would order the rubber seals (3) too since they...

I would order the rubber seals (3) too since they are cheap, and you don't want leaks - approx. $5- each. The shifter, counterbalance, and kickstarter all have a rubber seal where the shaft goes...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2010, 06:23 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
http://s94153639.onlinehome.us/motorcycles/powerpu...

http://s94153639.onlinehome.us/motorcycles/powerpuff_motorcycle_00.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2010, 06:16 PM
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Posted By River Runnre
Ever consider a sportster? Less money and a fun...

Ever consider a sportster? Less money and a fun bike to boot.
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 142,059
Posted By River Runnre
Thumb :clap Wow!! Great RR and I could relate on...

:clap

Wow!! Great RR and I could relate on so many levels. I found my way here from a link on the "minimalist 250 or less" thread. I recently picked up a Honda xl250r that I've been in the process...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
Meams when I was at your stage with a couple...

Meams when I was at your stage with a couple suspect bearings I decided to replace them all. My cases were full of metal though. Even so, If you do them all now, it could save you from having to go...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 90,051
Posted By River Runnre
Here's what it should look like: ...

Here's what it should look like:

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt351/River_Runnre/Honda%20xl250r/DSCF0268.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,185
Posted By River Runnre
:lol3 I knew because it made a pretty loud...

:lol3

I knew because it made a pretty loud woooomph!!!! when they loosened up enough to start letting exhaust fumes blow out the head past the head gasket. I'm still in awe that I drove it 10...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,185
Posted By River Runnre
Awesome Pics!! Great area you live in. Was...

Awesome Pics!! Great area you live in.

Was hoping to do some off road stuff this w/e too, but had to pull my cylinder. I was hoping rethreading the head bolts would hold them, but knew the...
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