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Old 11-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #91
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Travesty or testimony

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I would like to set up my XRL similar to that and get down to Brazil for the upcoming 2014 World Cup.
Now that will be fun!! No question the XR can take that kind of ride, with planning. Of course you should post your prep work for that and the trip itself thats a significant ride for any bike!

But for the season here in Maine it's time to pack things up, squirelproof the air box, grease everything up, etc, etc and pack her into the woodpile for another winter.

Travesty or testimony to the XR, the bike not only takes abuse when I ride it, but arguably some abuse when I store it since I keep it in the wood pile. It really is a tough ole bird.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #92
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Hi guys!

Really nice thread!

I wanted to ask you if I could come in with my bike, since there's no thread for those of its kind, and I don't know if many of ADVrider's users have this bike (I just know of one appart from me..)

The bike is a XR 250 Tornado.. Would be like a more modern XR250L, if you accept I could post some photos and tell you a little more about it..

Greetings from Argentina!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #93
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Greetings from Argentina!
If you want to post something then you have to tell us about the best Asado, and Chimcurri sauce in your area - with recipe!

I've not seen a Tornado myself, but there are a few North of the border if you do some searching on the site you'll find others who own one. Slap a few photos up when you get some time, love to get a good look. Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #94
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:10 AM   #95
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If you want to post something then you have to tell us about the best Asado, and Chimcurri sauce in your area - with recipe!

I've not seen a Tornado myself, but there are a few North of the border if you do some searching on the site you'll find others who own one. Slap a few photos up when you get some time, love to get a good look. Thanks!
About asado...

I can tell you how to make a good one...
The chimichurri is a traditional kind of sauce that is put in the meat while you are grilling it, and can be also put on it when you have it in your plate.. It can be homemade or you can buy a little dehidratated preparation that you can use for preparing it, it's the easiest way to do that..

If you are comming, just tell me, we can always make a really good asado..


About the bike, I'll have to wake up a thread that was updated last year, but I'll try... hehe!

Here are some pics of my bike (Now it has the handguards on)











Thanks for the little place!
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:34 AM   #96
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Very nice! Are those oil cooling lines coming out from under the oil filter? For the most part looks like an updated XR 250L with a single exhaust.

Also, my nephews wife is Argentine, she graduated from Fundación H. A. Barceló in Buenos Aires a couple years ago, and they're both practicing here in Maine... well she still has to pass her state Boards.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:49 AM   #97
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Very nice! Are those oil cooling lines coming out from under the oil filter? For the most part looks like an updated XR 250L with a single exhaust.

Also, my nephews wife is Argentine, she graduated from Fundación H. A. Barceló in Buenos Aires a couple years ago, and they're both practicing here in Maine... well she still has to pass her state Boards.
What did she do her degree in?

I'm studying in the Universidad de Rio Cuarto... to be a Veterinarian...

The lines that come to the filter, actually come from the oil radiator that is in the right side of the bike, between the frame and the tank..

It is said to make about 21HP, what about the XR250L?

Another question, can we chat a little by facebook, msn, skype or something? There are not so much XR250Ls here and I'd love to know a little more about it.. And it would be useful to have some more ideas for my bike...
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:05 AM   #98
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Based on 249cc and 9.3:1compression at 8000RPM the '91 XR250L has roughly 21HP.

In my experience the bike is so reliable, nimble and torquey that I'm good with relatively low HP, that's why I spend time on the 250 and under thread too. Is way funner for me to ride on these smaller bikes.


1991 XR 250L
Engine Displacement
249 cc

Bore x Stroke
73 mm x 59.5 mm

Engine Features
4- valve SOHC

Compression Ratio
9.3:1

Intake Valve Clearance
0.03 - .07 mm

Exhaust Valve Clearance
0.06 - .10 mm

Engine Cooling
Air (just like on yours, but no oil cooler)

Ignition
Spark Plug
NGK DPR8z

Carburetor
30mm

Main Jet
120

Transmission
6 - speed

First Gear
2.769 : 1
Second Gear
1.941 : 1
Third Gear
1.45 : 1
Fourth Gear
1.13 : 1
Fifth Gear
0.923 : 1
Sixth Gear
0.786 : 1
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #99
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where are you guys finding the oversize tanks for the 250L, will a 650L tank fit?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #100
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I was wondering if a 2002 Xr exhaust and carb would fit my 91?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:31 PM   #101
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where are you guys finding the oversize tanks for the 250L, will a 650L tank fit?
Clarke makes a 4 gallon tank specific for the 250 L...
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #102
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Clarke makes a 4 gallon tank specific for the 250 L...
Yup, that's the ticket!
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #103
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Burton snowboard as substitute for my XR

Sort of bored not being able to ride during the winter, but since I do snowboard here's a couple of dopey pics at Lost Valley, here in Maine. Well groomed trails, not many people out, just the way I like!


Nothing like just letting the moment sink in.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #104
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Hey,
I have a really nice 1992 XR250L that I bought a few years ago and am enjoying it quite a bit. I have had a few motorcycles through the years and one of my favorites was a 1982 XL250R that I had when I was younger. The only one that is it's equal and fast becoming my all time favorite is my new 2011 KLR650, but I still enjoy my XR though. Having two Dual Sports a 250&650 is ideal depending on what it is that I am looking to accomplish. That said I would like to post some pix of the XR but am having trouble. It is not as easy as just clicking and dragging into this message box is it? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #105
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JT Racing Classick ALS

One more winter doldrums activity to talk about, I finally replaced my aging Fox riding pants with some JT Racing ones, pretty impressive weight difference. The Fox's feel like my snowboarding pants but these JT's feel like my jeans. Overall I'm liking them, with just a little concern for how flexible that plastic belt strap is, seems like it should be a lot stiffer like on the Fox's but the JT plastic is more like leather flex so I don't know how well that will hold up. Anyone else have a pair of these? How well do they hold up? I've read plenty of reviews good/bad, but I don't know anyone who actually has a pair around here, it's all Fox and Thor.

Well I'm sure someone will ultimately call me out WTFYFF, there's a reason everyone else has Fox and Thor, man up and get some Thor!




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