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Old 07-02-2013, 03:02 PM   #1081
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I had the exact same scenario. I cleaned off what I could and checked on it periodically. There hasn't been anymore of that burnt oil goo since and the bike now has 1500 miles on it. I first thought it was oil getting past the rings and burning with the exhaust after a couple hundred miles! I wouldn't be worried though. I just did a 1000 mile trip on the little goat and it didn't disappoint.
Thanks Strapping Lad, I feel better knowing this. This bike ROCKS! I've had two KLR650s, DR650, XR650L, V-Strom 650, and the XT250 is the most fun I've ever had in years. Thanks again.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #1082
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Don't know if this is eligible for this thread. I found this poor, hard life little dog at the back of a scooter dealer in Phnom Penh and she cried out for help.



I bought her and started winding back the clock. Actually a beatiful design, very rugged rear suspension and very well shielded from the mud. I am extremely impressed. Suspension is very comfortable and so was the seat. Carb design kicks arse.



She was very neglected but not abused. With a few days of attention and paint she started looking way better. I'm going to have to fit Honda C90 switchgear unless I can find something better. I've painted the barrel silver to be a little different, fitted some rethals and started getting the junk off her.



The seat was restyled and covered in black, the tank was painted black and there's a few other cosmetic changes. The front headlight is now painted white and the front mudguard was sawn off and fitted as a new rear one. The front sports a more modern fender. I'm going to have her decalled up with a sporty white stripe and XT badges on sides (to cover a minor dent) and I'm making alloy side panels. She's looking pretty healthy but a way to go yet.



I like her. I've cleaned out the carb and fitted a refurb kit. Next up is a full service (she already ran really well) and spark plugs, etc. She'll be the ideal little bike to run me to work.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:45 PM   #1083
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Sweet XT

Great find! The rear suspension design is really cool. Post some more pics when its done.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #1084
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My first trip on the XT

I posted this on the minimalist touring thread, but I thought I should share with my XT buddies... Cheers!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=6679
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #1085
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I had one of those older XT250's for many years.
I could never kill it, it never needed anything other then cleaning the gunk out of the carb from time to time.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #1086
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Don't know if this is eligible for this thread. I found this poor, hard life little dog at the back of a scooter dealer in Phnom Penh and she cried out for help.
Very much eligible ...thanks for posting.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #1087
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Dont know if its been said on here, but the 2014's are blue, and look great.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...911874537.html

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:06 AM   #1088
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Dont know if its been said on here, but the 2014's are blue, and look great.
Crap... I'm trading mine in for blue.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:21 PM   #1089
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #1090
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Check engine light 2013

I looked all through the owners manual and don't see why it would come on it just points to it on instrument cluster.

Back ground my daughters 2013 10 month old 400 miles on bike.
The light came on this weekend she rode it after ward and it hasn't come on since.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:17 AM   #1091
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Engine light

Hey Tom, did it give a number code on the screen? I found by my own experience that Yamaha uses the same code system with many of their FI bikes and ATVs. Makes sense, right? I just did a google search for the code while in the "bush" to figure out the problem. Time for a true shop manual though... ;)

If it hasn't come back then I wouldn't think anything of it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:55 AM   #1092
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Hey Tom, did it give a number code on the screen? I found by my own experience that Yamaha uses the same code system with many of their FI bikes and ATVs. Makes sense, right? I just did a google search for the code while in the "bush" to figure out the problem. Time for a true shop manual though... ;)

If it hasn't come back then I wouldn't think anything of it.
Thanks for the reply!

My daughter was riding it no codes on screen
She said it was hard starting when it was on, she said she opened up gas cap and it got easier to start.
She rode all day Saturday and Sunday morning shop manual ordered last night and on the way today.

it just bug's me they put it on bike and tell you to bring it in to shop to find whats wrong.

after searching it was around 100º i wonder if its the fuel pump problem.

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Old 07-08-2013, 11:15 PM   #1093
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Thanks for the reply!

My daughter was riding it no codes on screen
She said it was hard starting when it was on, she said she opened up gas cap and it got easier to start.

it just bug's me they put it on bike and tell you to bring it in to shop to find whats wrong.

after searching it was around 100º i wonder if its the fuel pump problem.

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A gas cap not venting might make it hard to start when the fuel expands. Those FI systems can be sensitive to stuff like that. Just a guess though.

I rode through some hot mid-day Nevada highways a few weeks back at 110+ degrees and the bike didn't give any problems like you are having.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #1094
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Well I replaced my front and rear bake pads and my front tire today. The front pads were original so they had about 20,000 miles on them but this is the second time I’ve replaced the rear.

My front tire is an IRC GP-110 with almost 9000 miles on it. The tire was getting a bit cupped and a little wobbly at certain speeds. It sure is nice having a new tire…nice and smooth. The rear tire is an IRC GP-110 also with the same miles but is not cupped and still has many miles left. The front tire still had rubber left but was cupping.

Took it out for a 30 mile spin and all is well.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #1095
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Laugh Some XT250 shots around the western Poconos

Built like a tank...


Ready for the Drive-In...


Great billboard...


Who gives a dam...
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