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    Low effort throttle tubes

    well maintained and not greased throttle tube and cables get your CTS fixed instead been there, done that, don't miss it at all, now I picked up Raynaud's instead *sigh*
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    KENDA K270 Tire Question?

    on ADV I read more than one comparison between K270 and Shinko 244 neither one did 'win' seems a personal choice I got more on than off tires for the LC now, did not mount them yet, Duro 904 + 903 with very good reviews from the stingy KLR people
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    KENDA K270 Tire Question?

    ah, thanks for explaining, sometimes the non-native-speaker understands things differently example: to me NC license plates read they are proud to be the 1st to flee the K270 seems to work best on bikes with little weight and/or little power the rear on my late XL600 slided more than I liked and with enough lean angle an pavement it started creeping sideways, by no means suddenly or scary, it just clearly told me this was it, no further or and I did not try to find out what the 'or' was off pavement they behaved better than I did expect from a so-so tire sold the XL 1500mi into the K270s live, tires still looking good on the 250LC - 275lb, 23-29hp depending non which source I want to believe - they work great on pavement I wore off the inside off the last row of knobs n blacktop and did not even notice I was not riding my XR250R off pavement but we have not encountered any mud or deep sand at 1200mi they are worn about halfway
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    KENDA K270 Tire Question?

    did this not confuse anybody else? ... What percentages on/off road are you planning to do?...
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    DR350 caughs and does not rev

    the washer was on the wrong side, that's what you get for rebuilding 'as was' after cleaning *blush* the spring was stretched to almost an inch to long, so now the DR350 revs properly it does not - yet - want to idle at 1200, runs for a while then dies in a pop I fear as soon as this bike runs right it will have to go can not seem to make friends with manual deco
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    91 xr250L- Life or Death

    you will get rid of some stuff quickly but a lot will not fit XR250R or R owners think the L parts inferior and you will be stuck with a lot of parts that would probably sell, if they were R like forks, carb, exhaust, head ... most L owners change the light to R style because they do not like the rear TV set or the rigid mount glas headlight, let alone the turn signals plastics will not fit an R except for the front fender, seat is different, too you will need to get lucky or be stuck with quite some parts that will require to find just the right person nice collection you got there too bad you are so far away, I'd take the L off your hands and fix it up to keep it
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    91 xr250L- Life or Death

    what do you mean "more worthy candidate for your money like a xr250r or xl250r"
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    The Xl, Xl 250R Hp Through The Years

    what are you going to make of this information, once you know which XR250 stock had the most horsepower?
  9. looking for an XR650L rear brake caliper and am wondering, if any other XR rear brake might be compatible thanks for your insight fiep
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    DR350 caughs and does not rev

    boot is OK petcock OK carb cleaned twice what jets belong? mixture screw how far out? not even sure it is the right carb how can I tell?
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    I Joined the XR250 Club!!!

    if it is stock nt near as easy as an XR650R
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    DR350 caughs and does not rev

    tried 'search' now I please need your help my best buddy bought a 93 DR350S that would not start and made it my issue to get it running after fixing lot's of little things - air filter missing, swing arm slider missing, spark plug weak, chain kit dead, battery dead, brake pads ... - and a bubble bath for the carb it now starts up fine but does not hold idle and does only rev unwilling, caughing up to max 5000rpm, when rolling off the throttle it sometimes stays at 4000, coming off the rpms slowly, sometimes it just popps and shuts off I am at th end of my whits people with DR-knowledge, help please, help
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    XR250L locking gas cap...

  14. and I must have missed the part, where he mentioned how much sag his bike had, if his bike had a stock spring and how much he weights now, tell me again, how much preload do I need, in inches, that is? or was there more to proper suspension setup than just how far you screw the adjuster nut onto your shock ??????????
  15. great, so does letting the air out of your tires only the side effects are not as obvious especially not to someone with no idea of what correctly adjusted suspension feels like