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Hi, new here - Got a few Q's about my jap import 250....

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Hey all, been reading here quite a bit, so i thought i better sign up and say hello !

Anyways, I have a 1997 xr250, fresh off the boat from Japan, got it all sorted and reg'd last saturday.

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Was just wondering what the hell to do with the exhaust? I've read through all the guides etc on here and none of em depict how to sort a jap zorst that looks like this : P1010051.JPG

As it stands at the mo, my old tuned DT125r would spank the XR totally in engine character and power which is a little sad. It pulls like a lawnmower lol.

But yeh, any help would be appreciated. And sorry about my tyres, they gonna get changed soon :cry:

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Very cool bike! Does it have e-start?

First, I would see if a tank from an XR250 fits.

Find a used one on eBay and put that nice steel tank on a shelf where it won't get dented.

Look into tires that work for what you need.

80% street, 60% street, 10% street. Lots of options.

Get the right tool for the job.

I'm not sure what you can do with the tail pipe. I'll be it the Australian members might know a thing or two. If you are going to ride off-road, you need a spark arrestor. Read about the $10 million lawsuit for a rider who didn't have one. You might look on eBay for a used stock pipe too.

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Hehe yeah its E-start, and digital clocks as well.

I should of noted one thing, I live in england! Second hand exhausts for these things are like hens teeth, or rocking horse poo. Very Rare unfortunatly. Although as its always raining here in the UK I dont need a spark arrester :cry: Everythings to wet to catch fire.

Most of this bikes time is going to be spent in chalk and mud Im thinking, and once a week a 30mile round trip to college, so I think i'll just try several sets, coz they aint too expensive really.

Another thing, is it worth taking out the snorkel and up-jetting slightly before taking out the baffle, if only to improve throttle response?

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If your exhaust makes the bike sound like a vacuum cleaner, it might be too restricted to put out too much power without modifying it.

You'll find removing the intake snorkle and switching to a Uni-Filter will help a bit. (It's more noticable on the XR400.)

You might go up 1 on the main jet and adjust the pilot jet after making the change. The good news is these jetting changes are VERY EASY.

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