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Old 10-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #1396
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The XR's yer boy then. Mine generally starts from cold within 5 kicks. We'll see how it does after the new top end job.
What I am searching for is why?

Aside from e-start, I don't know how they differ. Hoping someone can link to a comparison.

This is the best info I have found: http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF230F.htm
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #1397
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What I am searching for is why?

Aside from e-start, I don't know how they differ. Hoping someone can link to a comparison.

This is the best info I have found: http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF230F.htm
Near as I can read, the biggest difference that would make a difference to me is the ability to make suspension adjustments. I like the adjustability of the XR legs and shock. But I also like the e-button for starting.

In retrospect, I shoulda kept my CRF250X and dual sported it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #1398
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Let us know the results. It's good info to add to the collective knowledge.
Well , here it goes . First ride on my XR . AWESOME. I installed a 135 main jet , removed the snorkel , removed the spark plug resistor and removed the baffle . The bike starts within a kick , most cases half a kick. The bike performed without a single flaw . All I did was adjust the fuel screw once to get it just right. This was all in 50 degree weather at about 1000ft above sea level.

All I can say is its a great bike with plenty of power for me . I rode a DRZ 400 before this and to be honest , enjoyed the XR more . Eventually my plan is to buy a liquid cooled , injected , six speed bike , but thats going to wait . This will stay as my primary trailbike for now.

Thanks for all the advice from you guys .
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:58 AM   #1399
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need help with a paint job, please
what did you use for engine enamel
for your Honda grayish-something metallic?

my patient is an 86 in pieces and in desperate need of new paint
frame is no probelm, but engine?
any input greatly appreciated
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #1400
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need help with a paint job, please
what did you use for engine enamel
for your Honda grayish-something metallic?

my patient is an 86 in pieces and in desperate need of new paint
frame is no probelm, but engine?
any input greatly appreciated

This is the only paint I have found that looks right for my '87 engine side covers. I believe the rest of the engine is left raw.


http://www.xr650r.co.uk/newparts/paint/paint.shtml


I wish I could find a US source since I need some too.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:58 PM   #1401
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need help with a paint job, please
what did you use for engine enamel
for your Honda grayish-something metallic?

my patient is an 86 in pieces and in desperate need of new paint
frame is no probelm, but engine?
any input greatly appreciated
Why don't you go for powder coat? Thats what I plan to do someday over the rainbow.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:04 AM   #1402
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Pretty sure my tank was originally white, but it's painted red and the paint's bubbling off. Debating whether to A) ignore it and ride, B) scrape it off and ride unpainted, or C) clean it off and try to repaint it.
Anybody know of a paint that will stick to plastic, not bubble, and match Honda Red?


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Old 11-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #1403
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Race Tech Suspension Mods

I just bought an 2002 XR250R. I weigh 150lbs max loaded with gear and suspect the suspension is set up too stiffly even for me. After a little off roading 40+ years ago, and a lifetime of street riding, I'm ready for some trail riding in Ohio and Michigan.

Has anyone installed Race Tech Gold Valves and their shock rebuild/mod kit on an XR250? For the money, about $340 for both, are they a worthwhile addition? Who has springs to fit the stock XR shock? I'll be doing the work myself so labor isn't a cost factor. The bike is a little tall for me, and I'd like to try to achieve a little lower ride height through sag/preload adjustments, spring changes and fork height changes rather than lowering links. At my skill and risk taking level I don't think I need 10+ inches of travel. Thoughts appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #1404
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suspension info

Talk to John at MotoPro suspension. He used to work for Racetech. He had a rear spring custom made for me and had the fork springs in stock. He can tell you stuff off the top of his head. His website has alot of good info, but the real info is directly from him. Altogether cheaper than RaceTech and much more willing to work with you. After the sale the people at racetech are kind of hands off. IMHO
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #1405
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I just bought an 2002 XR250R. I weigh 150lbs max loaded with gear and suspect the suspension is set up too stiffly even for me. After a little off roading 40+ years ago, and a lifetime of street riding, I'm ready for some trail riding in Ohio and Michigan.

Has anyone installed Race Tech Gold Valves and their shock rebuild/mod kit on an XR250? For the money, about $340 for both, are they a worthwhile addition? Who has springs to fit the stock XR shock? I'll be doing the work myself so labor isn't a cost factor. The bike is a little tall for me, and I'd like to try to achieve a little lower ride height through sag/preload adjustments, spring changes and fork height changes rather than lowering links. At my skill and risk taking level I don't think I need 10+ inches of travel. Thoughts appreciated.

You're better off IMO to buy some XR400 forks and triples for the front end. They are a nice step up over the XR250 forks and a great when set-up. You'll just need a XR400 axle, spacers and to replace your wheel bearings with XR400 ones. The XR250 fork is quite flexy compared to the XR400 fork. The 17mm axle and the 43mm tubes are a nice improvement over the 15mm axle/41mm tubes.

I'd start the lowering by trimming the seat some. A low profile rear tire will help also.

That 10" of travel can come in handy when you misjudge a line....

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:13 AM   #1406
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I have an XR400 set of forks, tripples and a front wheel with a crack
thought I'd use that for the 86 I am in the process of restoring
but then decided to stay all stock, since the bike is in very good shape and so far unmolested

btw
I LOVE my 98
she's been sitting for more than 6 month
pulled her out yesterday, she started on the 2nd kick
only thing she asks for is a new air filter,
the old one is crumbling to oieces, decayed from sitting
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #1407
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Pretty sure my tank was originally white, but it's painted red and the paint's bubbling off. Debating whether to A) ignore it and ride, B) scrape it off and ride unpainted, or C) clean it off and try to repaint it.
Anybody know of a paint that will stick to plastic, not bubble, and match Honda Red?


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Old 11-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #1408
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no matter how often it gets posted
it does not work
tried it with a trials number plate years ago
even boiled it with the tripple amount of dye ...
went from white to dirty looking grayish heather
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:12 PM   #1409
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Where are all the XRs at?

Just finished cleaning up my plastics... One step at a time.

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #1410
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It's a 1996 XR250RT fitted wit a 2008 Suzuki RMZ tailpipe, piece of piss to adapt and sounds proper BO!.I bought it about two months ago in a sorry state and been busy getting her sorted ever since. I found this forum while looking for info on an Edelbrock QwikSilver 2 carb that I intend to fit when it arrives from the United States. I'm loving the amazing places some people on here get to ride around. Yes I'm very jealous it's shite here in the United Kingdom in comparison..
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