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  1. Old_School_XR

    1985 xr250r build thread

    Looks like fun! Honda has discontinued a lot of parts, so new old stock is about your only option, very few aftermarket companies for the 84-85 twin carb xr Getting parts to 🇨🇦 added a lot to my cost
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    1985 xr250r build thread

    Slow process, waiting for a couple of exhaust valves (nos) to show up, and a rubber bladder part for my carb. New connecting rod is installed and indexed, cylinder is bored to 75.50mm, need to send engine cases and exhaust off for ceramic/powder coating. I had some free time this morning so I installed my new pro link decals, very high quality, afe graphics. On a side note, my chain guard has seen better days, but I can't locate one anywhere, I see some models don't even have one. Is it necessary? Mine looks like ass
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    Series 58 daystar fork boots

    Those look really close to my OEM boots. I'll be ordering a set here soon in royal blue. I know what you mean about flash on a camera, not forgiving
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    Series 58 daystar fork boots

    Not really following what you mean here....
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    Series 58 daystar fork boots

    Perfect, thanks. Appreciate it!
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    Series 58 daystar fork boots

    I'm confident that if series 69 was right for your 1984 than they'll be right for my 1985 as the only difference is color. I re counted my ribs just now and I have 24. Mine are dark from age, and one has a crack, defeating their purpose. One question, do your fork boots come all the way up to the bottom triple clamp? I've seen someone on here who restored his xr (1984) and the boots don't go all the way up like they should (see picture) Thanks for the help.
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    Series 58 daystar fork boots

    Mine have 24 ribs as well. From what I can see the 84 and 85 boots were the same besides the color
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    Series 58 daystar fork boots

    I'm looking for blue ones. Thanks How many ribs? Some I see listed have roughly 10 more ribs than my oem boots. A picture would be great!
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    Series 58 daystar fork boots

    Are these the correct series I need for my 1985 xr250r? It lists top diameter (which works) and has the same number of ribs as my oem Honda ones. States 11" of travel, and no mention of lower fork diameter. Anyone who's replaced theirs have any input?
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    Why is my bike smoking?

    Is the smoke coming from the end of the muffler? I.e. Burning from internal combustion. Or is the oil leaking externally from a bad gasket and dripping on something hot and smoking? If it's from the muffler, you'll likely need to bore at least one size over (75.50mm). Either way you'll quickly spend close to your initial purchase price making it stop.
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    1985 xr250r build thread

    Added a few more parts, a little bit at a time, as I know my engine won't be ready for some time
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    1985 xr250r build thread

    Now the ordeal begins with trying to find one sealed type crank bearing, I'm not sure if it's needed, but Honda thought so because the original bearing has a seal. Multiple suppliers all say the open type bearing (like I have, through eBay-koyo) is perfectly fine for a wet sump engine like mine. My mechanic says I need a sealed type, anyway we shall discuss and move on.
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    1985 xr250r build thread

    The only thing costly is the entire engine rebuild. Powder coat for the frame, swing arm, pegs, peg mounts, kick stand, brake and shifter levers was only $300. The engine and exhaust is another $300 with the cylinder, head and exhaust getting ceramic coated. I figure it's cheaper than a new bike and there's a lot of sentimental value attached to this bike.
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    1985 xr250r build thread

    Baby steps, running low on sleep with kids and it's hot out....... Kick stand installed. I used 1000 grit on the back of the air box where the dirt from the rear tire would hit and just need to borrow my father's heat gun to finish it off and re install that. Btw Honda a removable bar on the sub frame would make life a lot easier doing this! I remember taking it out, and now I'll be extra careful because of the new paint job
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    1985 xr250r build thread

    Got the triple clamps and rear swing arm/shock on tonight. A little progress is better than none
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