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About rusty2785

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  1. Does anyone have an owners manual that says what weight oil to use?
  2. This is my girlfriends dad that told me to put 0w-30 in the bike. He states that the manual says to use that weight oil because if not the engine will over heat. He is the know it all, he is a custom car builder and has been there and done that. He put 0w-30 in it last time he changed the oil about 6 years ago when he last had the bike running and when I drained it it looked like water and the clutch is slipping now.
  3. I bought 10w40 and put it in the bike and was wondering if this would cause a problem with the motor. My GF's dad is mister know it all and says that i can't run multi-weight oil because it will cause the motor to over heat and blow up and yada yada yada. He tells me that the only oil that can be ran thru the motor is 0w-30.
  4. I have a 82 250xt that I need to change the oil in and was wondering what oil and weight I should use. I live in florida so it doesn't get very cold here, also how much oil does it use? thanks for any help.
  5. Since I have got the bike going I have been working on the wiring and thanks to the diagram that wabbit gave me I have figures out all the kinks. All I have to do is put the blinkers on and hook them up and she should be ready for the road. I will probably ride it for a while and then tear it down and clean it up.
  6. One of the jets was completly blocked so I took it out and soaked it in cleaner over night and now she runs like a champ.
  7. if you could sed me the diagram that would be great I got the bike runnning today and noe just need to figure out the lights so I can hit the road. And the whole exploding into a fireball kinda sounds like a good way to go out in blazing glory.
  8. Does anybody know where I can find a online wiring diagram for this bike?
  9. The bike only has a single carb, I am going to take it to a shop and have them clean it. I am looking for a wiring diagram and have found a few but my computer wont download them, I am going to try the computer at work. I really would like to get this bike running good so that I can use it for work and cant beat the price either.
  10. I was recently given a 82 xt250 by my girlfriends dad and told me that if I could get it running I could have it. He told me the only thing that needs to be cleaned is the carb, but he also said that the lights don't work. The bike will start but as soon as you touch the throttle it dies out he said that it has done this before. Also with the lights the headlight works but nothing else, where should I start with with this problem will the lights work even if the battery is dead. I will be doing most of the work myself to save money. I am glad that I have found this site it seems to have lots of info on older dirtbikes.