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Old 03-29-2013, 04:04 AM   #1576
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I'm not sure I understand. Does the WPS 650L combo light fit the 250?
it's not a direct fit. The square area of the base is smaller than the stock tail light.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:28 AM   #1577
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it's not a direct fit. The square area of the base is smaller than the stock tail light.
Ah, thanks. I don't know why, but I was under the impression it was a direct swap.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:23 PM   #1578
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pretty
but
the yeller tailbag thingy
and where did all the stickers go?
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #1579
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pretty
but
the yeller tailbag thingy
and where did all the stickers go?
I have yet to find a nice sticker set for the old XR. And the yeller bag may not be the pretiest but it stronger than stock and waterproof... and it was cheap.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #1580
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #1581
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Vintage XR porn there. Though at $200 the replacement tank bang is out of my budget!
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:09 PM   #1582
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Any of you boys have an oversized IMS tank on a 1996 to 2004 XR250R?

I'm interested if the bracket that mounts to the tank and frame is a special bracket or if you use the OEM one (#10 in the fiche).

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:46 AM   #1583
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Picked up a real clean 2001

Just got a 2001 XR250R yesterday.

I had a 1987 XL250R years ago.
I am planning on making a small track at the in-laws ( they have 27 acres) so that I can get my 6 year old girl and almost 3'year old boy into dirt bikes.
I piced up a CRF150 for my wife as well that I found for sale on advrider




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Old 04-06-2013, 03:53 AM   #1584
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I am having issues with it starting. I know that they can be a bitch ( I skimmed most of the 100+ pages in this thread).
Is the issue everyone is having that it just won't fire, or is it something else?

My bike acts like the kick starter is not engaging. It kicks way too easily. Almost like there is no compression. Every now and again it will catch and be harder to kick.

If I put it in gear with the clutch out, the bike will lurch forward when I kick it, so the kick starter is working. Is the automatic decompression not adjusted right?

How hard is that to fix?

I found a used service manual for sale locally - I plan to pick it up as soon as I can.

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:00 AM   #1585
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I am having issues with it starting. I know that they can be a bitch ( I skimmed most of the 100+ pages in this thread).
Is the issue everyone is having that it just won't fire, or is it something else?

My bike acts like the kick starter is not engaging. It kicks way too easily. Almost like there is no compression. Every now and again it will catch and be harder to kick.

If I put it in gear with the clutch out, the bike will lurch forward when I kick it, so the kick starter is working. Is the automatic decompression not adjusted right?

How hard is that to fix?

I found a used service manual for sale locally - I plan to pick it up as soon as I can.

Eddie
I'm not sure about the older XRs, but the 1996 and up models have an automatic decompressor. If it's working correctly, you should be able to kick it through slowly a few times and it should release and then you'll feel the compression. If you're still having trouble starting it, a valve clearance check is the first place to start.

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:22 AM   #1586
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...also , make sure the pilot jet is clean . Or go here http://rickramsey.net/XR250R.htm
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:14 AM   #1587
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Thanks for the replays, but I just spent a hour reading up and figured out my problem. It is technique. If I slow down my kicking, I can find TDC, then a slight bump on the kicker to get it past TDC and a firm kick and it started right up.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:48 PM   #1588
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And the yeller bag may not be the pretiest but it stronger than stock and waterproof... and it was cheap.
Look up a seller named oem-replica on ebay. He makes awesome stuff. My seat cover and tool bag look exactly like stock along with the logos and everything.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:25 AM   #1589
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XR250R parts on a '96 XR250L

I just picked up a '94 XR250L and have looked through this thread pretty thoroughly. There is a ton of info, but I haven't found answers to a couple of specific questions regarding what carbs and headers/exhausts will fit on the pre-'96 bikes. .

My understanding is that the L-model pumper carb is not as adjustable as that on the R-model, and will not flow as much air/fuel despite being the same size. My plan is to replace what I've got with an R. Do any of you know what years will bolt right up? Did the carb spec change in '96 along with the rest of the bike, or can I use any R carb from the late '80s through the mid-2000's?

There isn't much sense in improving the intake without doing the exhaust too. I've read that the XR-R headers are 3mm larger in diameter than the L model. My question here is the same as that above: what years will bolt up with minimal modification? I don't mind fabbing new hangers, but don't want to change the flanges or radically re-bend the pipes. Am I limited to pre-'96, which aren't very common, or can I go with one of the newer models which are everywhere?

My apologies if this has been discussed and I missed it. Any help figuring this out would be most appreciated.

Also cross-posting this to the XR250L thread, so apologies if you see it twice.

Cheers.

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:36 AM   #1590
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Generally, 86-95 will fit your 94. I think there are some changes in 96 that stop them from being a direct bolt on. I've had 3 models in the 86-95 range and have swapped parts back and forth easily.
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