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Old 07-08-2013, 12:44 AM   #1681
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #1682
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What are they worth?

I've got two XR250Rs, and the wife and I never ride them. I know there are some FFs here that want them.... Dunno what to sell them for.
One white 1996, pretty clean, I have a new clutch cable and brake lever for it. Could probably use a valve adjustment. Ran great last summer, still does but now pees gasoline... stuck float?
One red 1999, maybe a little more used than the white one, but still nice. Has a luggage rack on it (ebay). Also ran last summer, but I think carb gummed up over the winter because I can kick it like a mofo without starting it.
Also have Honda manual, front brake pads, two fender bags, oil filter and oil for both, other misc stuff. I work way too many hours and just haven't gotten around to cleaning carbs, replacing cables, etc though I've got the parts and ability.
Clean titles on both of them, current tabs on the 96 and I think on the 99.

If I get off my ass and clean the carbs on them, I'm thinking they're worth, umm.... what? $1250 each? Located in central Washington state, if that helps.


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Old 07-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #1683
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #1684
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If by tagged, you mean street legal, would be doable here in Washington. We have two BMW 650s so haven't bothered.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:32 AM   #1685
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Serious WTF: Valve Adjustment help needed.

So, since last fall the 96 sounded a little rattly, and since I'm pimping her up to sell thought I'd adjust the valves. Book says to line up flywheel marks when piston is at TDC on the compression stroke. OK, crank it around twice, line up the marks... zero clearance. Minus clearance, even. Must be at exhaust stroke, so I crank 'er around 360 until the marks line up again. Should be compression TDC, right? Still zero or minus clearance.
WTF? What am I missing? I repeated this procedure several times, with the same results. Factory manual doesn't say anything about two sets of timing marks, are there?


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Old 07-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #1686
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So, since last fall the 96 sounded a little rattly, and since I'm pimping her up to sell thought I'd adjust the valves. Book says to line up flywheel marks when piston is at TDC on the compression stroke. OK, crank it around twice, line up the marks... zero clearance. Minus clearance, even. Must be at exhaust stroke, so I crank 'er around 360 until the marks line up again. Should be compression TDC, right? Still zero or minus clearance.
WTF? What am I missing? I repeated this procedure several times, with the same results. Factory manual doesn't say anything about two sets of timing marks, are there?


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Look through the caps and check if the cam lobes are facing down. If they are facing down, you are in the correct position to adjust. Doesn't matter if you are perfectly lined up with the timing marks. The only marks on the flywheel should be | | F T
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #1687
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Look through the caps and check if the cam lobes are facing down. If they are facing down, you are in the correct position to adjust. Doesn't matter if you are perfectly lined up with the timing marks. The only marks on the flywheel should be | | F T
My marks look like | | and then a horizontal T, with the head on the left side. I guess I'm surprised by no or negative clearance.


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Old 07-21-2013, 06:58 PM   #1688
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hi, I'm back with another XR250 project
or 2 or 3

XR250s seem to be like rabbits
you don't watch'em for a minute and there is another one in the stable

so now I have
a fairly decent 1980, in need of some plastic and stickers
a not so good 84 in need of paint, plastics, toolbag, speedo, cables, levers ...
and an 96 with a bad big bore engine and worse plastic

also have a really good 90
and an almost finished 86 (still needs tail light and tank decals)
from this:

to this:




more pictures later

want to help me restore them to original beauty?
have parts flopping around?
I am always looking for affordable XR250 bits and pieces
my goal is to have one of each model year until they turned red
nuts?
yes, so what, ain't we all


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Old 07-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #1689
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XR250 Adventure Bike

umm hi
looking at setting up my XR250R for longer distance ( mainly dirt road & tighter stuff ) riding
already have DR650 for that but wanting to set up a lighter / smaller bike
a bigger tank is a given, and i know oil capacity is an issue, just wondering what other peoples experiences hav been with set up and suitability on the open road
i know WR250 r very popular as adventure bikes
love my little XR & trying to justify keeping it for the riding i do, maybe even sell the DR
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:10 PM   #1690
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my goal is to have one of each model year

want an 02?
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:59 AM   #1691
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:07 AM   #1692
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Hi all!
XR250 (93-...) owners, сould you please measure the rear hub dimensions? Distance from the center of the rim to the outer side of the sprocket and from the center of the rim to the outer side of brake disk. I mean A and B on this figure: http://i.imgur.com/FQCxzyj.gif
I'm having trouble with adopting XR wheels on CRM250R 93', though it was told to be easy.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:00 AM   #1693
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So there is a local gas station that has non-ethonal mid-grade 89. Would it be bad to put the higher octane into my 2000 XR250R?
Bike has edelbrock carb, air intake and exhaust mod. Other then that, bone stock, never opened.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #1694
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So there is a local gas station that has non-ethonal mid-grade 89. Would it be bad to put the higher octane into my 2000 XR250R?
Bike has edelbrock carb, air intake and exhaust mod. Other then that, bone stock, never opened.

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While the higher octane may not be ideal for your bike I'd much rather run that than an ethanol blend. I assume you ride at lower elevations.
I'm curious though, mid grade is normally a blend of regular and premium, are you sure they don't have non E regular?
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:25 AM   #1695
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While the higher octane may not be ideal for your bike I'd much rather run that than an ethanol blend. I assume you ride at lower elevations.
I'm curious though, mid grade is normally a blend of regular and premium, are you sure they don't have non E regular?
I'm in Florida, so def a lower elevation.
Nope, just mid-grade.

Cool website incase you want to find some ethanol-free gas in your area
http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=FL
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