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Old 06-03-2013, 04:56 PM   #991
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Hey guys, so I have had carb problems on my bike.(08 xt) I don't ride it hardly ever, my fiancé ride it mostly. It may have 1K miles that we have put on it, with the bike now up to about 17k total or so.

The problem was that the idle was... odd, it kinda changed on its own. It was different then I have ever experienced. Not that I am an expert on carbs... or even close to it, but it was odd.

Well I finally got around to taking it all the way out (what a S.O.B. I don't want to do that ever again.) I figured it out

But now I have a problem. For some reason it looks like somebody drilled the shaft that has the butterfly on it, on the opposite side of the throttle cable hookup thing. Must be leaking around that some how. Why I don't know .

The only thing I can think of is they were trying to drill out the cap of the idle screw... Which wasn't done yet...

Anyhow, I was wondering if anybody knows where I could get a new slide shaft at, and what ever goes on he end of it. I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks kent
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #992
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Could you not just plug it up or cap the hole with a rubber vacuum cap?
Silicone sealant?
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:08 AM   #993
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Tires?

What are the best tires to replace the stock Bridgeston's on my 2013 when they wear out?
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #994
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What are the best tires to replace the stock Bridgeston's on my 2013 when they wear out?
Well you will need to give us a little more info if you want an accurate suggestion.

Where and how do you ride?

How much road vs off road?
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:46 AM   #995
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Well you will need to give us a little more info if you want an accurate suggestion.

Where and how do you ride?

How much road vs off road?
Sorry about that. I ride the mountains of central Colorado. Nothing too crazy, just getting to the top for the views. I would say I am 90% off road (4wd, OHV, and single track) and 10% paved.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #996
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It's a Slipstreamer Spitfire, I bought it on ebay from 2nd-gear. Got it for 81$ shipping and taxes included.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #997
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Sorry about that. I ride the mountains of central Colorado. Nothing too crazy, just getting to the top for the views. I would say I am 90% off road (4wd, OHV, and single track) and 10% paved.
Sorry, I can't help you much with that. We are mostly sand here so its totally different. I will tell you what I have, I have Shinko 244's on the XT, but she spends more time on road then off. But they are cheap!
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #998
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Talking New XT!

Howdy all, I picked up my 2013 XT two days ago from the dealer. It's a hoot riding such a light bike! Having only owned used bikes before it's nice to do your own break in starting with 0 miles. :) I'm using the break-in "Secrets" from mototuneusa. So far so good but I've only put down 130 miles. I got 70 mpg the first fill up with no effort towards trying to conserve gas. Much better than the 43 mpg I was getting from my Bonnie.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I've already upped the preload on the rear shock for my 6ft. 190lb frame, but I'm wanting to put in a stiffer spring from Race Tech for me plus gear.

Enough gum flapping. I need to ride! Cheers!

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #999
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Sorry about that. I ride the mountains of central Colorado. Nothing too crazy, just getting to the top for the views. I would say I am 90% off road (4wd, OHV, and single track) and 10% paved.
well i'm going to be swapping out the OEM tires (bridgestones, same as yours) to these:
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/p...oss-rear-tires

and at that point will be focused on this being a trail bike as i've started the search for a 'adventure' bike that is focused for highway/touring riding.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:37 AM   #1000
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Farewell to my Friend - For sale 2009 XT250

I had an XT225 for quite some time, then I got the XT250. Its for sale here locally in Raleigh NC. I'll miss it.. when it sells...

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #1001
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I'm selling my XT 250 if anyone is interested. It's a great bike I just want to upgrade to something a little more powerful for long-distance touring.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894000
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:11 AM   #1002
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trying to get picture link to work, so let's see how this goes... also if it doesn't work, anyone able to point me to forum rules on how to post pictures?

this is my XT250 in Yosemite in May, the FAMA weekend ride. Have done a couple of tweaks since then and am looking to do the Wildwood, CA ride in late June.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3...D720/ry%3D480/
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:01 AM   #1003
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Nice!

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Howdy all, I picked up my 2013 XT two days ago from the dealer. It's a hoot riding such a light bike! Having only owned used bikes before it's nice to do your own break in starting with 0 miles. :) I'm using the break-in "Secrets" from mototuneusa. So far so good but I've only put down 130 miles. I got 70 mpg the first fill up with no effort towards trying to conserve gas. Much better than the 43 mpg I was getting from my Bonnie.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I've already upped the preload on the rear shock for my 6ft. 190lb frame, but I'm wanting to put in a stiffer spring from Race Tech for me plus gear.

Enough gum flapping. I need to ride! Cheers!

How do you up the preload on the rear shock? I am 6'1", 193lbs and maybe should look at doing something similar.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #1004
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I had to remove the shock and use the threaded collar to compress the spring. It's impossible to try adjusting with it on the bike. The top bolt access is well hidden behind the fuses on the right side and a couple rubber hoses connected to the air box on the left. Hope it helps! I think a stiffer spring is the way to go but this is a quick fix for now.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #1005
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I had to remove the shock and use the threaded collar to compress the spring. It's impossible to try adjusting with it on the bike. The top bolt access is well hidden behind the fuses on the right side and a couple rubber hoses connected to the air box on the left. Hope it helps! I think a stiffer spring is the way to go but this is a quick fix for now.

Thanks for the info. What PSI are you running in your tires?
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