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Old 08-12-2009, 05:11 PM   #76
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Nice work! It's been fun watching this thread progress - hopefully it keeps going.
It will. I'll keep this thread updated with pictures and progress as time goes on.

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I noticed that your TE610 is for sale; out of curiosity, was the decision to sell related to your new-found liking of your XR250?
Yes and no. I love the Husky more than anything but with school going on and having very little extra time it kills me to see it sit there and I could use the money righ tnow. I've had a lot of fun on it and wouldn't mind keeping it but, damn, school is expensive!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:27 PM   #77
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bin wrenchin'

I ordered these foot pegs from D2 moto hoping they would fit my bike but I had no luck:



They are for other XRs and XLs but apparently not for my bike. They would be so nice compared to the stock ones.

I also re-checked my steering head bearings/races to make sure they were ok since the last ride I took they came loose halfway through and I could feel it as I hit bumps and stuff. Luckily, all is well here.





I start school back up tomorrow . Hopefully i'll be able to squeeze in a few more rides on this beast before winter hits.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:34 PM   #78
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Rear wheel bearings

I had ordered wheel bearings for the front and back. I did the front ones a couple of weeks ago and figured I'd take some pictures of the rear bearing install. It was a mess inside the hub so I'm glad I did this now.

Old bearings and spacer:



Clean hub:



New bearings ready to go in:



Installed:



New seal and some waterproof grease:



the finished product:



The bearing + seal kits were about $15 + shipping each for the front and back. Not a bad deal and the install only took about 20 minutes. Most of it was cleaning up the dirt and rust off of the old neglected parts. I did freeze the bearings overnight and heated the hub slightly prior to installing the new bearings which helped to make things easier. I used a punch to drive the old bearings out.

Farklelization:



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Old 08-19-2009, 02:19 PM   #79
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$$$ OEM parts $$$



Came in the mail today... These little bits and bolts add up quickly! This should be the last OEM parts order I put in for a while. I ended up getting a OEM speedo gear to go along with my buddy's odometer off of his XR400 that he doesn't use anymore. My trail tech endurance failed me on my first ride and I'm going to have this as a back up in case that happens again. It would be nice to know how many miles to the tank I'm getting!
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:57 PM   #80
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She's doing just fine...

..in case you all were wondering.

Here's some pictures i've taken during some recent rides. The snow is coming so it's time to ride as much as possible!











As you can see in the next pic, there's still snow left from last winter!





Some from Rampart:





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Old 09-04-2009, 04:03 PM   #81
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #82
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Nice!

What trail is that zig zag going up that ridge?
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:39 PM   #83
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awesome pictures, looks like the bike is coming out sweet!
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:34 AM   #84
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Thanks, guys. The little XR is awesome. It'll go anywhere. The zig zag trail is webster/redcone from the top of radical hill which is between keystone and 285 basically. Awesome riding area!
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:02 PM   #85
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I was at a MX track practice some years ago when one of the kids got bored with his real MX bike and started busting out laps on a XR250R. He was very skilled and was able to land all the jumps just right without breaking the bike in half. It was a sight I will never forget. The XR250R is one of the best offroad bikes ever made and Honda should be tried for war crimes for discontinuing it.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:35 PM   #86
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awesome thread.

thats a killer little bike, bet it does everything. hows it ride with the gf on the back?

is that the stock rear fender?
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:38 PM   #87
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awesome thread.

thats a killer little bike, bet it does everything. hows it ride with the gf on the back?

is that the stock rear fender?
Thanks! The GF only rides on the back of the XT. The XR's suspension is way too soft and mushy to carry the both of us. It would, though. I'm sure it'd climb some hills with both of us on there also. The thing has loads of torque. The rear fender is stock as far as I know. How's your XT coming along?
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:39 PM   #88
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The XR250R is one of the best offroad bikes ever made and Honda should be tried for war crimes for discontinuing it.
I agree! I hope to some day upgrade to a later model...With the dry sump engine. For now this will do.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:42 PM   #89
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Revision 2, coming this winter.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. I have a project in mind for the winter involving the little XR. I've got a 1995 frame that's in real good shape, a newer swing arm and a few other bits that are going to provide me with an "upgraded" version of my XR.

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Old 09-17-2009, 05:04 PM   #90
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Even with the old worn out shock that I have on there the bike's been great! I talked to a suspension guy in town that's going to take care of it for me here in the next couple of weeks probably. For now, i'll be trying to ride as much as I can before the snow hits! Winter is near, you can feel it in the air already and the mountains have already gotten the first batch of now.

These are from a ride I took monday:



This bike does anything.



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