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Old 12-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #1471
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Ok new owner...sort of. I have a 86 XR250R model but just bought a 2001 XR250R for my nephew. Paid $1k for it. Needs some TLC (mostly cleaning and inspection stuff) but looks like a decent scooter. All original but has been sitting for a couple of years. Still has OEM tires/chain.

Anyway, hate to ask this but much of the rubber and seals on this bike has dried/deteriorated/rotted (shock bumper, tires, air filter foam, even the o-rings on the chain have rotted off). So I plan to replace that stuff plus check valve clearances, change the fluids/filters, grease the linkage and steering stem bearings.

Anything else I might be missing?

BTW, what is the deal with the kickstarter placement on these things? Mine sits off the kick starter shaft by about .5 inches. Is it typical for the kickstarter not to go all the way on the kick start shaft on these bikes?
Sounds like a good deal! My kickstart is the same way. I pulled it off and tried to install it so it's flush with the end of the shaft... Nope, that's the way it goes. I looked at all the pics I could find online of the XR kickers, and it seems like they're all like that. Just make sure the bolt is tight and you'll be good to go.

Good luck getting the swing arm bolt out if it hasn't been greased already.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:12 PM   #1472
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Mine after an attempt to race a Hare Scramble against a bunch of nearly new KTMs, Hondas, Yamahas, etc. today.


Nice.

Keep trying may just surpise you.

It's still a great woods weapon for enduro use or technical use.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:47 PM   #1473
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Good luck getting the swing arm bolt out if it hasn't been greased already.
Yeah, can't wait.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #1474
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I was thinking about replacing the Decompression Lever with a CRF clutch and hot start assembly and tie the Decompression Lever to the Hot Start lever. Any of you boys done that? Thoughts?
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:03 AM   #1475
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I was thinking about replacing the Decompression Lever with a CRF clutch and hot start assembly and tie the Decompression Lever to the Hot Start lever. Any of you boys done that? Thoughts?

I will be using one.

Right now I use a XL600R modified clutch/choke perch.

The choke lever is used for decompression.

The hot start lever should pull easier then the choke lever does.

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:02 PM   #1476
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Since I'm a n00b at fixing my own bike I may not ask this question correctly.

I'm in the process of making the bike street legal. I decided I did want to add a battery for a variety of reasons but not important to my question. I purchased a regulator/rectifier to convert from AC to DC (the wiring diagram on that is another issue...). Anyhow, from the below wiring diagram, I'm trying to figure out which 2 wires go from the rectifier. I am guessing it is the Yellow and Pink wire since these go to the AC Regulator. I just need to figure out which wires on the rectifier accept the yellow and pink wires. Am I on the right track?

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Old 01-03-2013, 05:15 PM   #1477
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Since I'm a n00b at fixing my own bike I may not ask this question correctly.

I'm in the process of making the bike street legal. I decided I did want to add a battery for a variety of reasons but not important to my question. I purchased a regulator/rectifier to convert from AC to DC (the wiring diagram on that is another issue...). Anyhow, from the below wiring diagram, I'm trying to figure out which 2 wires go from the rectifier. I am guessing it is the Yellow and Pink wire since these go to the AC Regulator. I just need to figure out which wires on the rectifier accept the yellow and pink wires. Am I on the right track?

IMHO , buy a something like Baja Designs kit and save yourself some time and possible grief .
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #1478
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Here's a good write up on wiring up your own DS kit on the XR. He's marked up the schematic to show how and where to install the regulator.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/867...-the-tusk-kit/
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:35 PM   #1479
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Here's a good write up on wiring up your own DS kit on the XR. He's marked up the schematic to show how and where to install the regulator.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/867...-the-tusk-kit/

I've done this exact mod on my 02 xr...its very easy and nicely inexpensive
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #1480
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Here's a good write up on wiring up your own DS kit on the XR. He's marked up the schematic to show how and where to install the regulator.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/867...-the-tusk-kit/
I'm a moron!! I originally read that thread and used it as a reference and totally forgot about the wiring diagram!! Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #1481
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what is the difference between XR250s in 84 and 85
tank decal
swingarm decal
color fork boots


also
for these years I heard 'XR200 and 250 are the same bike just a differnt bore'
just don't want to believe this
but how can I tell apart the parts unless they are bolted to the correct bike?
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #1482
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what is the difference between XR250s in 84 and 85
tank decal
swingarm decal
color fork boots


also
for these years I heard 'XR200 and 250 are the same bike just a differnt bore'
just don't want to believe this
but how can I tell apart the parts unless they are bolted to the correct bike?

The 84-85 XR200R are RFVC engines based on the XR250R. The XR200 built before '84 and after '85 were 2 valve engines.

'86 and newer XR200's use the same basic frame and body parts as the '84-'85 XR250R and XR200R's.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #1483
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thanks, good to know
just got permission to rebuild not only an 84 and an 85 XR250 but
an XR200 as well
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thanks, good to know
just got permission to rebuild not only an 84 and an 85 XR250 but
an XR200 as well
Permission ?! From the democrats ? Or ?
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Permission ?! From the democrats ? Or ?
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