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  1. Thanks for the ideas, guys. It's got bark-busters, so I guess I should check that the grip isn't hanging up their, either.
  2. So a few days back, thanks to the lovely summer winds or a jackass parallel-parker, my '82 XT 250 hit the deck. Other than a twisted steering head, everything seemed fine, but it seems to have developed a little hanging idle issue. Both throttle cable tubes were cracked (where the cable comes out of the throttle on the handlebar) from the tip over, so the cables obviously aren't staying perfectly in adjustment now. Could this be the root of my problem? My next guess is the pilot jet decided to clog itself about the same time. Thanks in advance for the help.
  3. Thanks for posting the bulletin, 3. That's super-helpful.
  4. Thanks for the info and advice, guys. I've heard some of the early '80s XTs have an oil starvation issue on the exhaust lobe of the cam. Was that pretty widespread? Seems to me that if this bike had it, it would have made itself known long before 15,000 miles.
  5. I've been looking for a vintage dirt bike and I've found an '82 XT 250 that looks mint. I've given it a very careful once-over and everthing seems solid, but it has 15k on the clock. Given its age, would I be completely out of my mind to buy it (at any price)??