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Old 03-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #15061
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Dual Carb? I had a 1995 XR250R and it had a dinky CV carb. I just looked at the schematic for an 86-91 and it shows a single boot from the air box. Look up "Gordon's Mods" to set your bike up. The 250 is no speed demon, but first gear is like a tractor and the fact it is a 6 speed was nice.
I noticed that too when looking on partzilla, but I've seen posts where people mention that they have the "dual carb model", so maybe it's an option. Two boots coming in, two carbs, one cylinder, one plug, two exhaust.
Also has only 5 gears... Hmm. I'll check out Gordon's mods though, thanks.

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Old 03-14-2014, 06:16 PM   #15062
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Ahem .. Upon closer inspection I see that its actually a xL250r, not XR. Quite the naming scheme.

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Old 03-15-2014, 05:33 AM   #15063
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Ahem .. Upon closer inspection I see that its actually a xL250r, not XR. Quite the naming scheme.

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I have a friend with one of the 2 carbs and 6 speeds. Very nice little bike. Seems to run strong.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:59 PM   #15064
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Bull Springs

Road the Bull Springs (I think that's the name) road from Mt. Hopkins road to Patagonia. First mile is as rocky as ever but the next several miles had a blade on it. Looks like it had been real muddy from the last rain and the ranchers cleaned it up some. Took the Adobe Canyon route back that goes from 82 over to Hog Canyon then to Gardner Canyon. A sign said it was "closed" but no issue. There was a tree down in the section going to Hog Canyon but easily avoided.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:12 PM   #15065
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I have a friend with one of the 2 carbs and 6 speeds. Very nice little bike. Seems to run strong.
That's what I'm hoping for. The suspension seems to soak things up so well that you forget that it's even doing anything. I'll park it next to the KLR, maybe it will rub off a little :P

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Old 03-16-2014, 08:01 PM   #15066
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That's what I'm hoping for. The suspension seems to soak things up so well that you forget that it's even doing anything. I'll park it next to the KLR, maybe it will rub off a little :P
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:53 AM   #15067
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Anyone have any plans for this weekend?

I'm fairly new to the area. I'm staying down in Sierra Vista. But, def willing to travel.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:06 AM   #15068
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Anyone have any plans for this weekend?

I'm fairly new to the area. I'm staying down in Sierra Vista. But, def willing to travel.
I'll be doing a little riding, maybe in reddington (mountain pass, East of Tucson), but i don't think you'll want to take a gs back there.

Or, Anyone have a bearing on how technical the ride up to total wreck mine is from Mescal and i10?

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Old 03-17-2014, 10:17 AM   #15069
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To get to the mine, not hard at all...gas line...even high speed fun. After the mine it is quite a bit tougher as you head toward 83. This is also gas line but it has short steep rocky climbs. Once you get through the second white wire gate look for a route that turns left off the gas line. That takes you down to a marsh (I mean like swamp area). Really cool because there are cottonwoods and grass down there.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:19 AM   #15070
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Anyone have any plans for this weekend?

I'm fairly new to the area. I'm staying down in Sierra Vista. But, def willing to travel.
You might check out the Cochise County AZ Ride Coord thread. There's quite a few riders down in that area.

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Old 03-17-2014, 11:04 AM   #15071
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To get to the mine, not hard at all...gas line...even high speed fun. After the mine it is quite a bit tougher as you head toward 83. This is also gas line but it has short steep rocky climbs. Once you get through the second white wire fence look for a route that turns left off the gas line. That takes you down to a marsh (I mean like swamp area). Really cool because there are cottonwoods and grass down there.
Is the Marsh area you are referring to "the Narrows" as indicated on the topo?
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:23 PM   #15072
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Took the Adobe Canyon route back that goes from 82 over to Hog Canyon then to Gardner Canyon. A sign said it was "closed" but no issue.
Any chance you could provide more details on this part of your route? GPX or whatever? Such a great area to ride this time of year. Gardner Canyon I'm quite familiar with but I don't think Adobe/Hog to get to Gardner.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:28 PM   #15073
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Is the Marsh area you are referring to "the Narrows" as indicated on the topo?

Not sure what they call it but it is in a wildlife area. The place where you cross the stream can be quit difficult to find and even fairly deep at times. I have come across several Border Patrol officers as well as park ranger types back there, but they were all cool. The thing I can't tell you anymore is where to go in to get to the gasline from I-10. You used to park off Marsh Station road but they changed that intersection (read took it out all together) and moved it. They added fences where there were none before. You need to get to the gasline running North and South to get to the mine.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:21 PM   #15074
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It is the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. There are a few ways to avoid the cienega, the AZBDR is the easier way.




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They added fences where there were none before. You need to get to the gasline running North and South to get to the mine.
Access that I've always used even before the change is off of East bound I-10, with a little work you might find it. The AZBDR exits STL there.


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Old 03-17-2014, 05:06 PM   #15075
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You might check out the Cochise County AZ Ride Coord thread. There's quite a few riders down in that area.

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Thanks. I just found that thread. Looks like I'll be headed to desert daze this weekend.
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