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  1. Starter just spins most of the time and does not turn over the engine, is this a bendix problem? 2012 250 XC
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    2012 250 XC fork oil ?

    The only video I can find of Slavens is a 2009 model fork which is not the same.
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    2012 250 XC fork oil ?

    Just replaced the left side seal and need to know how much oil to put back in. Does the oil stay in the closed chamber? If so I would think I could add 365 cc. Would this be correct?
  4. A friend has a bike that was sold to him as a 450 but I believe it could be a 310. The vin is ZKHTX3134DV000124. Does the 313 stand for 310?
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    250XC weight loss

    How much weight can you lose by dropping the starter and battery, etc. Anyone done it and weighed the bike?
  6. I have not had any luck with brake pads. It seems like every one I try either overheats, gets grabby or don't stop at all. Admittedly I am a brake dragger, but I do have the pedal adjusted down all the way and I tried using Motul brake fluid. Anyone have any good solutions?
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    Rivet style master link?

    Or just buy a link with a clip for about $5 or less.
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    Rivet style master link?

    First of all, I hate the rivet on links. But yes it can be done. Just find a heavy piece of metal to go behind the link, clamp the link on with some thin vise grip pliers or something and go to hammering on the pins. I know there will be people that will say it wont work but I did it on a YZ450F and it does work . Once you get the end of the pin spread a little it's not coming off. It just takes a little patience.
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    Thoughts on cylinder sleeves

    I had a KX 100 sleeved and it worked out great. It can also be rebored.
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    So I got a wild hair up my...

    Might just be me , but I recently rode a bunch of bikes at a demo ride. The 350 felt a little heavier and a little slower than the XC-W 250 and XC-W 300.
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    Grooving or notching rear pads to reduce heat

    I replaced the fluid with Motul 5.1 and I could not tell any difference.
  12. Is it better to cut grooves or just remove a section of the rear pads to reduce heat. I am using EBC sintered pads now and the heat is terrible. I completely lost the brakes for a while in my last HS race. They also squeak horribly. I have tried the carbon pads but the lifespan is very short.
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    which pv spring for most low end?

    What color comes stock?
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    250xc vs. 250xcw (2t)

    Well if you race only harescrambles the XCW would be an excellent choice. As well as a very good all around trail bike.
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    250xc vs. 250xcw (2t)

    I have a 12 XC 250 and just bought my son a 13 XC-W which I have ridden once. I like the XC , especially if you do any MX at all. However after riding my son's XC-W it seemed perfect emediately. I was riding in fairly open rough trails that I know well but it almost made me wish I had bought the XC-W for myself. I don't think you can go wrong either way but the XC-W is awesome. I did have to add a larger rear sprocket to the XC but the W will not need one. The W suspension also felt a little plusher than the XC even after I have been playing with my clickers for a year.