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    K&N Air Filters

    TheKoolAidMadeMeSick, where did you get these #s, I have found nothing to confirm them anywhere. I have used K&N filters on various on and off road applications for many years (40+) with no sign of the filter supplying anything but clean air to the motor. I'm not disputing your figures but they sound more like oil filter #s than air filter.
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    crf 250 for woods?

    I have an 05 that is only used in the tight (I mean tight 30" between trees for miles) and the R works fine. I have added a heavier flywheel, 18" rear wheel, Complete re-valve and springs, rad. guards, an X muffler ( added a LOT of bottom end, at the expense of some top) hand guards, etc. My son has an 06 X and I like the R better,
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    exhaust question

    I have a 2005 250R and 2006X. On the x I run a x head pipe, and r muff with spark end cp. The weight of the R and X muffler is very close, u may not think so but weigh them and u will be surprised. On the R, i run the stock r header with the X muff w/o baffle and it is great for the woods. Top end suffers but low end is super, lifting the front out of turns is controlled with ur rt hand. Stock R muffler is just too loud, at test rpm mine was 105 db ( with good packing) wot was 128db, way tooo loud.
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    evs rc3 neck roll/race collar

    If you are referring to the RC-Evo, My son and I both have one and like them. We have only used them on one ride but they are very comfortable and you don't know they are there. Would highly recommend. As for the sizing I am 6'155# and I had to get a large to fit properly, in most gear I use med.
  5. I have a 93 that I installed a baja designs kit on. It came with a mech. brake light switch, but I have changed to a hyd. switch and it is much better. Do you have disc. rear brakes?
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    XR250R - larger diameter headers

    I have a Big Gun on my 93 250R, not sure if header pipes are larger, but the system improved power low, mid and a bit on top. One reason I went with it was the ceramic coating could be cleaned and didn't rusting like my stock one. :lol:
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    XR250 Trans screen

    Where is the "downtube screen"? I have a 93 250R and the factory manual only shows the one at the bottom of the crankcase. Thanks in advance.
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    New XR Owner

    Welcome, enjoy and ride safe.
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    Castrol GTX

    Guys I sold Castrol product for 16 years and I will tell you automotive oils are not the best for MCs. The clutch is an issue, especially in the larger bikes. That is not to say that you can't get good service life using automotive oils,(if you don't have clutch issues) GTX or others. I currently use Maxima 4 Extra synthetic in my CRF250R, 10w40, and 15w50 in my 93 XR 250. Maxima is one of the few synthetics that is still ester based, and ester base stock is superior to others. As the Maxima website states their products may be over kill, but in the hot climate I live in, it is worth the effort and few dollars more. I still have some of the older Castrol R4 Super bike oil in 5w40 that I run in my son's 250X, until it is gone then 10w40 maxima. Oil is cheap compared to engine work.
  10. Let me know, and maybe we can hook-up and .
  11. Biding on the bike ended today with no bids. I offered the owner $1200 tops, have not heard back. The current owner bought it six month ago from someone that rode it to work for three years, no maint records. Thanks for the great input. I the case of this bike the miles are a real concern. Lego70 you make some good points. I currently have a 1993 XR250R that is now plated and runs fine, I have a 2006 CRF250X that my son rides that has had valve issues since 50hrs. then I have a 2005 CRF250R (ex-pro practice bike) with 40+ hrs. since I bought it, that is perfect. Age, time and proper maintenance, all interrelated but guarantee nothing. I will only buy the bike expecting to rebuild; motor, wheel bearings & brakes.
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    Exhaust Temps???

    If anyone goes the jet hot route, they do great work. I had an RX7 header coated with their 2000+* coating (rotary EGT can run as high 1800*) and it does not have the chrome look that the 1200* does and is not as smooth. FYI:ride:
  13. Thanks for the input. I have offered the current owner of the bike around $1000-1200 if he doesn't sell it, and currently there no bids with about a day to go. I have just started looking and if I could get this one cheep and plan the system rebuilds I will probably buy it.
  14. With 30,142 miles, even if it has been taken care of, will it be "worn out"? It appears in good condition and It does not appear to have that many miles on it. The miles must have almost all on the street. The price is about $2000 for an 06. I have never owned a true dual sport. I have a street licensed XR250R that is an off road bike, but can ridden on the street. Your feedback will be appreciated.