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Old 12-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #796
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NM has a lot of areas that have great XT riding.

If ever in the area, let us know and we'd be happy to share them.
Maybe some day...I would love it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #797
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Wheel spacers

Hi all. I've got the back wheel off my wife's XT. Wheel spacers fell out, and I've found they're two different sizes. Which size is for the disc side and which for the sprocket side.

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #798
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Hi all. I've got the back wheel off my wife's XT. Wheel spacers fell out, and I've found they're two different sizes. Which size is for the disc side and which for the sprocket side.

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Follow this diagram

http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Ya...EEL/parts.html

first time i had the rear wheel off, i put them back backwards (wrong sides) and since one is wider then the other, my disc was jammed in the brakes and the bike would not move, the axle bolt was hard to remove too, bigger spacer goes on the chain side.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #799
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New XT250 owner and (maybe) strange question

Hi All,

I've been reading since the start of this thread and it's been fun.

Just brought a new 2012 XT250 home last Friday. I've been riding on the road for the last 43-odd years and I'm looking forward to experiencing the dual sport aspect of the XT250.

Now my (maybe) strange question is: does the bike (when new) come with the tool pouch shown in the Owner's Manual? I don't have one and the dealership says they don't think it does (and they don't have another XT250 to check at the moment).

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #800
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Yes

Yes you should have a toolkit under the right side black panel under the tank near the steering head. You need a broad screwdriver or perhaps a coin to unscrew one screw then pull the panel forward to get it to release to remove. Actually you don't even need to remove the panel to get the toolkit to squeeze out - just remove the srew. There is a similar provision for a toolkit on the left side so you can supplement the factory tools with a few more.

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #801
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Yes, like said above,

there is actually a spot for an additional tool kit right across from the origial tool kit, i used to carry a spare tube in there.

to get to the tool kit, no tools required, lol just press the top portion of the plastic out (it has a snap in type of bit on it) and that gives you enough room to get your hand in there, undue the rubber band, and pull out the tool pouch.

Congrats on the new bike btw.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:01 PM   #802
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #803
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Thanks for the information, for the welcomes, and congrats!
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:36 AM   #804
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Or have you tried letting the motor die after turning off the petcock? Letting the line run dry makes an enormous difference for mine. The trick - especially when not at your own house, is remembering to turn it off the last block (you'll learn the timing) before arriving at work for the day.
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Have you done the air/fuel screw 3 turns out mod?

My bike was so dialed in, it would start instantly, always.
I haven't done either of these..... When it was warm outside, I didn't need to, but now that Winter has arrived, it's now very hard to start. I've read the thread about the 3 turn so I plan on doing it soon. I'll try the petcock trick also just to see if it works.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:49 AM   #805
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I haven't done either of these..... When it was warm outside, I didn't need to, but now that Winter has arrived, it's now very hard to start. I've read the thread about the 3 turn so I plan on doing it soon. I'll try the petcock trick also just to see if it works.
Not trying to tell you what to do...but, I recommend trying the petcock deal first. It has worked for countless people..not just on XTs. Consider the 3-turn deal more of an enhancement. I've done both on 08 and 09 XT250s. At my altitude, the 3-turn deal is not required but IS better. The petcock deal is a must.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:02 AM   #806
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Not trying to tell you what to do...but, I recommend trying the petcock deal first. It has worked for countless people..not just on XTs. Consider the 3-turn deal more of an enhancement. I've done both on 08 and 09 XT250s. At my altitude, the 3-turn deal is not required but IS better. The petcock deal is a must.

Yeah, I'm not far from sea level either so I'll give the petcock trick a shot first since it is the easiest.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #807
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Yeah, I'm not far from sea level either so I'll give the petcock trick a shot first since it is the easiest.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #808
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Heated gloves

I'm thinking of buying Gerbings G3 Heated gloves that are listed at 2.2 amps and 27 watts. Does anyone know if the XT250 will handle the load? Thanks for any info.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #809
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Not trying to tell you what to do...but, I recommend trying the petcock deal first. It has worked for countless people..not just on XTs. Consider the 3-turn deal more of an enhancement. I've done both on 08 and 09 XT250s. At my altitude, the 3-turn deal is not required but IS better. The petcock deal is a must.
Gave this trick a shot this afternoon and it worked beautifully! When I first started it, it took a good 30 seconds to start it. Turned off the petcock and ran it out of gas, which only took about 20 seconds and then let it sit. Came back about 4 hours later and turned on the petcock and it started in like three seconds. Perfect!
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #810
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I'm thinking of buying Gerbings G3 Heated gloves that are listed at 2.2 amps and 27 watts. Does anyone know if the XT250 will handle the load? Thanks for any info.
Hi Neil,

I use heated grips that run at 3amps, without a problem.

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