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Old 10-04-2012, 08:01 AM   #616
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What is the function of the spacer? Does it compress the spring in the fork? By replacing it with a longer one, does is
compress it more, therefore making it more stiff?

Please enlighten me!
Exactly.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #617
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Ahhh....I see! I am trying to find a service manual for the 2012 XT 250. I need torque numbers for bolts like handlebar clamp bolts and stuff like that. Anyone got one?

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #618
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Ahhh....I see! I am trying to find a service manual for the 2012 XT 250. I need torque numbers for bolts like handlebar clamp bolts and stuff like that. Anyone got one?

I have one on the computer, its the one that shows EVERY SINGLE THING, lots of pages, but it has everything covered, it was emailed to me when i first got the bike from another xt250 owner, if you explain to me how to email it to you , i can.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #619
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My new bike

I just picked it up on crashed toys .com I wonder how it got wrecked it took the gauges out and bent the luggage rack and cracked the front fender
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:07 AM   #620
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Ahhh....I see! I am trying to find a service manual for the 2012 XT 250. I need torque numbers for bolts like handlebar clamp bolts and stuff like that. Anyone got one?

I have a 2011 and this is the one I found. Seems to cover just about everything.

http://rawrats.com/OwnersManual.pdf
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:39 AM   #621
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Thanks, Ron. IM sent.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #622
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I recently bought a slightly used 2012 XT250 after reading all the positive posts on this thread. The XT had only 143 miles and was in great condition. For a returning motorcyclist (I had about a 14 year break from riding), this motorcycle is a lot of fun around town. I also recently started riding on dirt and gravel roads and I'm really enjoying learning how to ride off-pavement using the XT. Thanks everyone!

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:23 AM   #623
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Welcome to the party, pal!

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Thanks, Ron. IM sent.
Hi, let me try to figure out how to email that to you, ill look into it today.

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I recently bought a slightly used 2012 XT250 after reading all the positive posts on this thread. The XT had only 143 miles and was in great condition. For a returning motorcyclist (I had about a 14 year break from riding), this motorcycle is a lot of fun around town. I also recently started riding on dirt and gravel roads and I'm really enjoying learning how to ride off-pavement using the XT. Thanks everyone!

Nice bike, congrats, id like to see some more pics of your rear rack/bag setup if possible.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:48 AM   #625
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150ron, the rack was purchased from immixracing. They have a decent video on their website of the rack and the installation process. The tail bag is a Nelson-Rigg brand that's advertised for sportbikes. I purchased it online from motorcyclegear. They used to be called "New Enough" and sold it as "last year's model" at a discount price. I used zip ties to secure the bag to the rack. I'll take some close up pictures today and post them later.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:55 PM   #626
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150ron, I've attached some pics of the rack and tailbag:









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Old 10-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #627
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Saturday's ride in the lower Cascades with fellow ADV rider, (Watercat):



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Old 10-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #628
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Looks great NWBoon, that is a nice set up for sure.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:16 PM   #629
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I received my Barkbusters VPS in the mail! Does anyone know if the stock XT250 handlebar is hollow at the ends
or do I have to bust my knuckles drilling out the ends like I did on my KLX 250? That was a PITA!

I'm been too busy to peel of the left grip to check....

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:47 AM   #630
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Hollow. Just slice off the ends of the grips and go. I think that you have to trim the end of the throttle tube also, but may be mistaken. It's been a while.
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