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    Clutch is slipping 1985 XL250R

    It was a dual sport bike but only take it offroad now. Signals off and only run a headlight. Dirtbike tires on it. Stock gearing. It got stuck a couple times and the clutch is on it way way out. Thing is 30+ years old. LOL. Yes I put the right oil in it for wet clutch... Looking at the EBC clutch kit. Any good? Comes with friction plates and steel spacers and springs. I can get it for 76.00 to my door. (Canadian)
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    I need a longer shift lever (1985 XL250R)

    I will give that a go. I only get out a couple times a year on my bike around this time of year. It was a pain shifting... Heck I even used my heal to kick it into the next gear... lol. I did not have my old boots that worked ok with me or I would of worn them...
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    Weak spark cant figure it out

    Is there a resistor in the spark plug boot(?) Heck if were me and I had spark I would be putting fuel in it and trying to start it... Not a bad idea to clean the carb too. As said before I would look for fuel delivery...
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    what works better than helicoils

    Depends on how bad it is. (pics of the area would help us judge) I have used 'timeserts' in the past and work great. I bought a kit a while back and it is the 'cats meow' As far as precision... yup it takes a bit of skill. I have done both.
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    Weak spark cant figure it out

    You have spark and it 'maybe' weak... Are you getting fuel?? It is a new bike to you and does not run. As long as you have spark... look for fuel delivery...
  6. I just picked up a new set of THOR 'Ratchet boot' and are size 12. My shift lever is WAY to small for me to upshift my bike. Trying to look for a longer shift lever. I did a search and did not come up with much (remember I am in Canada and shipping is a pain) I looked into a couple companies but am looking for specs on the overall lenght and tooth count for the shaft... TIA
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    93 XR250L Started Fine but now Won't Start

    Where are the voltages taken? At the battery? I don't like taking a voltage reading from a connector. I like to take it from the battery post itself. Rules out voltage drop in connectors. I 100% agree about removing the 'bullet connectors' and soldering in a connection if done right. (this caught my eye-been off the forum for a bit... not trolling)
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    clutch problem

    Time to have a look at your clutch. You say that a new clutch was installed...... To me sounds like the basket has come loose as the center bolt was not tight. Had this happen on my bike several years ago.
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    Tire Selection

    Most sites have an conversion chart available. Sometimes not easy to spot... 3.00/21 4pr = 90/90 21. The metric system means 90 wide X 90 aspect ratio X 21 inch rim 4.60/18 = 120/90 18. The 4pr is the casing strength or 'ply rating' Dirtbike tires are tubed tires.(for most part I believe) anything I looked up were tubed tires. Where are you from? Maybe someone can point you in a direction on where to get tires(?) Are you doing them yourself?
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    To change oil or not?

    My last rid was about late October. I store my bike in my non-insulated garage. Temps have been up and down during the winter so far. A couple of weeks ago it was in the + degrees. Heck why not start the bike up.... It had condensation on the engine on the outside of the engine case. It was a drastic change in temp.... It started and idled on the 2nd kick (BLAA)... Going to do a dump on the oil. Cheap insurance.... If in doubt... Change it out.
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    .... most of my questions and posts have been in this section without a problem in the past and mine is an '85. I find the peeps in this section had or have an older bike (Honda)at one point in time. I know about the 'vintage' section.... If you are going to get pissed and remove your question...... that is on your end. Take a pill and let it ride. Someone will hopefully will answer your question.... Just sayin'
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    Should I buy these xr's?

    Sounds like a great deal. Garaged for 10 years.....A good carb cleaning a general once over (plug,air filter..) and giver'
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    Fully Synthetic oil in XR's anyone done it

    So you guy's are not having any problems running a full synthetic automotive oil on a wet clutch?
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    1981 xr250 value? Super clean, like new!

    Funny how these bikes hold there value. If that bike was around here in Canada it would go for $1200.00-$1400.00. Thing is most people that have a good bike don't sell them or get gobbled up quick.
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    XR400 Leak Down test

    A leakdown test will only tell you if you are loosing compression. In no way shape or form is this going to tell you on a oil consumption problem. Leakdown is done at TDC. I had my bike out a couple of weeks ago and due to the cold and moisture in the air I had white smoke from the pipe on start up and warming up..... normal. White smoke on an air cooled in cooler temps is normal. On a watercooled (coolant) it is different. Sure you may have a bit of burning a little oil but is it worth opening it up?? My bike has an 'auto-decomp' All it says if you have freeplay in the decomp cable and rotate the engine counter-clockwise to TDC.