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Old 01-24-2013, 05:03 AM   #1516
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So I raced in an a Enduro and my engine was cased in mud and the engine overheated scorching the full synthetic oil I had in the bike to the point it stunk. (see Below, Mud)






I would like to put a temp gauge on the bike but I do not want to spend the $40 on the dipstick gauge from XR's only. Does anyone have DIY fix for determining the temperature?

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I find it a little surprising that your XR is "overheated scorching the full synthetic oil" if everything is "right". I've raced my 86 model for years in muddy conditions and never had that problem. Ok, my bike is equipped with an OEM oil cooler. Still...maybe if your stuck in a 1st gear mud rut for 15 minutes it will get that hot. Maybe your jetting is too lean or your oil level was low?

Gotta love that Oklahoma red dirt, eh?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:11 AM   #1517
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I find it a little surprising that your XR is "overheated scorching the full synthetic oil" if everything is "right". I've raced my 86 model for years in muddy conditions and never had that problem. Ok, my bike is equipped with an OEM oil cooler. Still...maybe if your stuck in a 1st gear mud rut for 15 minutes it will get that hot. Maybe your jetting is too lean or your oil level was low?

Gotta love that Oklahoma red dirt, eh?

I wasn't stuck, just moving about 3 mph in 1st gear, I was really tired and the mud was winning It was my 2nd attempt at an enduro. The valves were out of adjustment as well contributing to the problem. That Red dirt is evil, stains everything...


JensEskildsen,

I have a friend with a XR400 who made the same recommendation, which is a good idea. I was wonder if someone has tapped into one of the oil lines or used some other means like a liquid crystal thermometer stuck on the frame.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #1518
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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
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #1519
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I am searching for a Corbin or similar type seat for my 96 XR250R. If anyone has anything laying around please let me know. Of course, anything XR400 or 250R 96' and up will work. We are getting ready to do the next leg of our TAT trip and my stock seat is just too broken down. Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #1520
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I am searching for a Corbin or similar type seat for my 96 XR250R. If anyone has anything laying around please let me know. Of course, anything XR400 or 250R 96' and up will work. We are getting ready to do the next leg of our TAT trip and my stock seat is just too broken down. Thanks!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856007

No relation to the seller, just a good deal I wish I had use for.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #1521
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856007

No relation to the seller, just a good deal I wish I had use for.
I did see that thanks for the link. I am really looking for a complete swap out assembly.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:47 AM   #1522
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Ice tires mounted. Check. Heated grips installed. Check. Tear up and down the frozen alley behind my house a few times. Check. Ready to hit the lake!!


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Old 01-27-2013, 03:34 AM   #1523
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Ok, here is a EZ question (I hope) for you guys:

Where can I get the little owners manual for a 2001 XR250R.

Not a factory service manual but the one that comes with the bike???
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:13 AM   #1524
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Ok, here is a EZ question (I hope) for you guys:

Where can I get the little owners manual for a 2001 XR250R.

Not a factory service manual but the one that comes with the bike???
Ebay would be a good start. And I've found that the dealer still has access to a lot of stuff like that.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:41 AM   #1525
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Ok, here is a EZ question (I hope) for you guys:

Where can I get the little owners manual for a 2001 XR250R.

Not a factory service manual but the one that comes with the bike???
Ebay or your local Honda dealer
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #1526
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OK! Got the manual. Now for the next question:

What is the recommended jetting for a "uncorked" XR250R?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:47 PM   #1527
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OK! Got the manual. Now for the next question:

What is the recommended jetting for a "uncorked" XR250R?
http://www.rickramsey.net/XR250R.htm

135/38 is a good start.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:32 PM   #1528
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Another way to have fun with your XR250

It took a bit of work to get the ice tires fitted so they wouldn't destroy the swingarm and muffler, but is it ever worth it!

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #1529
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It took a bit of work to get the ice tires fitted so they wouldn't destroy the swingarm and muffler, but is it ever worth it!
Looks like excellent fun!! Crazy Canadians
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #1530
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Icy XR250

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