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Old 06-05-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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1978 XL250s - Part-Time Restoring, Full-Time Razzing



Naturally, it was love at first sight.



First time taking a carburetor apart. Maybe now it'll be able to go up hills without dying and dumping me off.



These things. I need them.

Actually, though. I cannot find an air cutoff valve gasket or fuel accelerator pump diaphragm/rod anywhere. Well, not without paying $100 for the entire assemblies. Anyone have some laying around?



Strange forks - Not of this bike. I'm thinking they're off of an XL350, but I'm not sure. 21" tire swap has already been done.



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Old 06-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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That doesn't look like an XL250s. It's an XL250 ( K3 or maybe K4) from maybe 75 or 76 at a guess.

They look like the right forks for that model to me.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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I had exactly that bike.

(rustle rustle) Here's the 1988 registration - shows it as a '77....
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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not a '78...it is earlyer
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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Well, this is awkward. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the carburetor the same as on the XL250s?

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:47 AM   #6
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Well, this is awkward. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the carburetor the same as on the XL250s?
What is the number on the side of the carb? Does it say 645B or 074A? The 074A is from 1976 and the main jet is a #125 From 1978 to 1980 the carb was a PD10A. As for parts for the carb you can get them from any dealer who has an account with K&L Supply.... FLoat valve assy is pn 18-4762 and the gasket kit is pn 18-2634 ane they made (depending on the Carb ID number) 3 different air cut valves.... Sorry I do not have prices for you. and the forks in the pic Honda used from 1972 until 1975 for the XL250... enjoy the rebuild and Can't wait to the finished project.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:22 AM   #7
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Well, this is awkward. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the carburetor the same as on the XL250s?
Nice stock time warp .
An 's' it aint . S has twin headers for a start .
Centre port carb ... as others have said '77 K4.

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What country is that brochure from? They didn't come with a low front fender like that in North America.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #9
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No eye dear ... i pilfered it off the net

Australia did get the low guard as an option . Same for the xt 500 yam' .


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What is the number on the side of the carb? Does it say 645B or 074A? The 074A is from 1976 and the main jet is a #125 From 1978 to 1980 the carb was a PD10A. As for parts for the carb you can get them from any dealer who has an account with K&L Supply.... FLoat valve assy is pn 18-4762 and the gasket kit is pn 18-2634 ane they made (depending on the Carb ID number) 3 different air cut valves.... Sorry I do not have prices for you. and the forks in the pic Honda used from 1972 until 1975 for the XL250... enjoy the rebuild and Can't wait to the finished project.
Dude, thank you so much for that info.

So I bought a bunch of new parts and slapped them on, haven't had time for much more. :P

New headlight, carb (courtesy of XLInt), battery, foot peg, speedo cable, throttle... Massive improvement.

I was browsing Kijiji a few days ago, and low and behold I found a '78 + two engines and a bunch of parts for under $700. I think I'll spend the winter rebuilding the four engines, as well as the bikes.

Pictures to come!
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:13 AM   #11
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Hi,

My name is Hugo and I am new in the forum. I was happy when surfing internet I found that the member FR700 posted here photos of my beloved Honda XL250 K4.

Also he uploaded the image of the brochure and somebody here asked from where it is from. I got the brochure from a seller in UK. In Europe the XL250 K3 and K4 came only with the lower front fender, not like at US.

If you want to see more photos of my XL you can see it here: http://www.formichino.com/honda_xl_250_k3.html

Also here you have a few more:





4lpha1, I wish you the best with the restoration of your XL.

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My name is Hugo and I am new in the forum.

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Welcome Hugo.


You sir, have a beautiful example of an XL250 K4



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Welcome Hugo.
You sir, have a beautiful example of an XL250 K4
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Thanks FR700, it is a beautiful bike and also very fun and conformable to ride.
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