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  1. 250Xrider

    New 2004 california 250x problems

    White Brothers also makes a block-off kit with aluminum plugs/plates, similar to Applied's. I bought it for $25 from my Honda dealer, as opposed to the $39 price of Applied. Baja's is under $20, but looks to be less snazzy. White Bros. looks to be the best value. Easy install.....but rather than cut off the pump mounting bracket, I used a Dremel to cut the weld on the bracket that held both the air pump and the wiring harness....now the bracket is reusable should it have to be remounted on the bike. I'm not expecting any change in how the bike runs, nor do I think that removal affects jetting.....I was looking for simplicity by removing the pump. That much plumbing is too ugly for a dirt bike! I also don't believe that the air pump is going to wreck our delicate desert environment. I'll reduce by one log the size of my campfires each time I'm camping....that should more than compensate!
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    JD - Re. Honda CRF 250X

    Thanks, JD, for the helpful advice. Can you or someone clarify a point or two about leak jets? On the 250X, assuming the typical mild airflow mods, assuming a richer main in the 150 range, your "red" or the stock X needle, what circumstances would cause a rider to change the leak jet size? And in what direction, larger or smaller?
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    JD - Re. Honda CRF 250X

    Here's a basic question......why is it necessary to have different needle profiles for any given bike? I would have thought that by moving the clip and changing the main jet, those two parameters are complicated enough to confuse all of us and the carburetor. Do we really need red and blue to cover most riding we do? One too many variables? Add the leak jet and the pilot jet, and.... For the CA model 250X, we all know it bogs off idle and is lean from the factory. Many of us are doing minor tweaks that lean it still further (airbox, air filter, maybe SLP PowerPack or PowerNow.....can we stick with one needle and still have enough latitude to handle temperature and elevation changes by changing main jets? Which needle would that be? I'd be grateful for any thoughts, JD...
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    CRF250X CA model Jetting

    I'm getting ready to tear apart my new CRF250x.....before I buy a bunch of parts I don't need, here's a question.....what size main jets does JD include in the jetting kit for the X? I know I'll have to pick up a #42 pilot from Honda, and maybe a larger leak jet as well. Thanks!
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    Jetting Settings

    I'm getting ready to tear apart my new CRF250x.....before I buy a bunch of parts I don't need, here's a question... ...what size main jets does JD include in the jetting kit for the X? I know I'll have to pick up a #42 pilot and an alternate size leak jet from Honda. I'd probably pick up at the same time a main jet or two not included by JD. Thanks!
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    Does jetting X really make a Difference?

    Is there any point in trying to do CRF250X carb mods with the carb ON the bike? Zip-ty fuel screw, jetting changes....can they be done by loosening the clamps on both sides of the carb and rotating? Or do I have to detach the subframe and airbox even for "field" changes to jets/needle/clip? (my '82 XR200 was SOOOOO much easier to tear down....but so much more lame to ride!)
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    Does jetting X really make a Difference?

    Unless someone can convince me otherwise, I agree with you on the price difference between the SLP and the PowerNow. I'm guessing since you didn't go with the JD Jet kit, that you used similar logic there? Less expensive parts from Honda as compared with the JD kit? The consensus appears to be 152 main and #42 pilot.....where is your needle/clip? What's your experience with Seal Savers. Do they catch or rub on the plastic Honda fork/disc guard? Thanks for your thoughts....I'm just starting to add my mods....getting ready to mod the carb and airbox.....is it as hard as it looks?
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    Does jetting X really make a Difference?

    Interested in anyone's experiences with Power Now and jetting....I've got a new CRF250X. 1. Power Now versus SLP Power Pack....it looks to me as though the Power Now is very expensive at $199, and that the SLP is priced well ($39) is not as well designed (no barrel inserts....just vanes to press fit and hope for the best) 2. Does using either of these force a change in jetting? JD's comment about Power Now making for a richer mixture confuses me.....does that mean that these devices actually restrict airflow with no change in jetting? 3. Last question: stock Honda jets or JD Jetting Kit.....what is the difference in price and performance? The links for parts described are: http://www.scaryfastracing.net/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/68_73/products_id/150 and http://www.startinglineproducts.com/Banshee_Catalog/power_pack.html I'm leaving the pipe stock, only doing minor surgery on the airbox, and maybe a Twin-Air filter until K&N starts making one for the "X". Standing by for anyone's experiences....
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    Is it lean or rich?

    Interested in anyone's experiences with Power Now and jetting....I've got a new CRF250X. 1. Power Now versus SLP Power Pack....it looks to me as though the Power Now is very expensive at $199, and that the SLP is priced well ($39) is not as well designed (no barrel inserts....just vanes to press fit and hope for the best) 2. Does using either of these force a change in jetting? JD's comment about Power Now making for a richer mixture confuses me.....does that mean that these devices actually restrict airflow with no change in jetting? 3. Last question: stock Honda jets or JD Jetting Kit.....what is the difference in price and performance (for my bike, the 250X)? The links for parts described are: http://www.scaryfastracing.net/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/68_73/products_id/150 and http://www.startinglineproducts.com/Banshee_Catalog/power_pack.html Thanks.....
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    Thumpette ride at Kennedy Meadows

    That's good input, redrider560r. My 250X is still stock, and I'm inclined to take a chance on stock jetting.....since it is notoriously lean now, I'm hoping that altitude should richen up the lean condition. Unless, of course, someone else has tried the same and regretted not re-jetting. I'll stand by for more comments and thoughts from others.
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    Thumpette ride at Kennedy Meadows

    Thanks for the encouragement....but......from Troy Meadows campground (or nearby), are there navigable trails for the kids? Or would we first have to travel single-track, rutted, whooped, and rocky riding.....in order to get close to the jeep trail, fireroad, or more kid-friendly trails? I'm trying to avoid having to trailer the bikes to a trailhead...and instead ride right from camp like the good 'ol days. I'll stand by for any thoughts on jetting the CRF250X from anyone who might have ridden one up there. I'm not planning on rejetting the XR70 and the XR100.....perhaps that's a mistake as well? Thanks for any recent experiences.....15 years is too long to go without riding at altitude!! I've forgotten everything I've every learned...
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    Thumpette ride at Kennedy Meadows

    Doug or any CRF250X riders, Have you ridden the 250X up at altitude (Kennedy/Troy Meadows)? I just got mine, have one desert ride on it, and am considering a KM ride later in the month or in September. Is rejetting a must? Also, I've not been to KM in 15 or more years......is there any fun riding for my kids (one yr. experience aboard an XR70, and the other, her second ride on an XR100)? My only recollections of KM were a jeep trail going to Monache Meadows, and a trail called Rattlesnake (which would be too tough for the kids....)? Thanks for any advice on jetting (all of the bikes...), where to ride up there, and if taking the kids is viable. Mark
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