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  1. smoker_xr

    1991 xr250r speedometer part number

    My bike is a USA model. The units are miles and miles per hour. The layout is the same as what S.O.A.N.Z posted, only in English units.
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    1991 xr250r speedometer part number

    Thanks S.O.A.N.Z for clarification that -305 is only the trip meter. Your picture looks like one I've seen off of a friend's XR250L (street legal version in the US). My broken one, is a rectangle, tripmeter on the left side, speedometer on the right. I'll try to post some photos later.
  3. Would someone please help me with a part number for the combined speedometer/tripmeter for a 1991 Honda XR250R? Not the 250L street legal version, but the 250R dirt only. "37200-KSC-305" seems to be only the tripmeter. A trip off a creek bank and over the bars took out the original unit. I am not seeing any part numbers on what is left of the old one.
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    normal for XR250 to kick over easy?

    Had a friend with an '85 xr250 here in Alabama that thought he was just turning the engine over, with his hand, to move things after sitting a while. It started for him!
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    Honda XR250R (1991)

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    A friend told me, the way I ride, this bike will last forever. :-)
  6. smoker_xr

    Honda XR250R 1991

    A friend told me, the way I ride, this bike will last forever. :-)
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    95 ktm mxc300 characteristics?

    How will a 1995 KTM 300 MXC ride and handle compared to my '91 Honda xr250? I have ridden a friend's '03 KDX220R and thought it lugged really well, yet wound out nicely too. I am lost in the alphabet soup of older KTMs. Is a 300MXC two stroke a hybrid between an MX'er and a hare scramble machine? Maybe once a month I ride the quad trails in the OHV section of a National Forest. Someday I may like to ride an Enduro on it. I have had a yz360. Also I rode an R5-B (RD350 predecessor) on the street, so I have some experience with "peaky" two-strokes. In addition I have had three Yamaha two stroke dual sports. I can pick up an 1995 KTM 300 MXC for $650, and my 15 year old is ready to take over riding my xr250. Thanks, Ken 91 XR250 97 XR100 83 Z50R Past Bikes: 78 ATC90 86 XR250 79 XR500 72 AT1 75 YZ360 78 DT400 75 DT125 73 Trail 70 Dad's bikes I rode in high school 69 CL175K3 Scrambler 71 R5-B (RD350 predecessor)
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    Is this a good bike?

    There are many photos at bikepics: http://www.bikepics.com/honda/xr250/ http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/680371/ is one of my bike. Ken 91 XR250 97 XR100 83 Z50R Past Bikes: 78 ATC90 86 XR250 79 XR500 72 AT1 75 YZ360 78 DT400 75 DT125 73 Trail 70 Dad's bikes I rode in high school 69 CL175K3 Scrambler 71 R5-B (RD350 predecessor)
  9. In the dirt, how would a DRZ400S (or whatever the Street, Electric start version is called) compare to my Honda XR250? My dirt riding level is casual trail rider, but may want to try an Enduro some time. My 15 year old is ready to move up from his xr100, and I was going to transition him to my '91 xr250. So I was considering my next bike. I have trouble getting enough riding in when I have to load up the dirt bikes, so I thought a dual sport may be the answer. My last dual-sport (inappropriately called Enduro back then) was a 1978 Yamaha DT400, so I'm sure both the street and dirt capabilities will be noticeably improved. I've spent a little time on the trails on a buddy's '91 DR350S which seemed both heavier and more powerful than the xr250. Thanks, Ken 91 XR250 97 XR100 83 Z50R Past Bikes: 78 ATC90 86 XR250 79 XR500 72 AT1 75 YZ360 78 DT400 75 DT125 73 Trail 70 Dad's bikes I rode in high school 69 CL175K3 Scrambler 71 R5-B (RD350 predecessor)
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    XL200 carb needle height change

    Does anyone know of a carb needle for an '84 Honda XL200 that is adjustable? My Dad's Keihn carb needle has no slots to move the circlip up or down on, i.e. there is only one slot to put the circlip on. He'd like to move the needle up (a lower slot if it had one) to let a little more fuel through in the mid-range. The guy at the parts counter suggested just putting a washer under the circlip, which would effectively raise the needle. He has put a 102.5 main jet in, after finding a 105 main jet to be too big (too rich). Does someone sell a 103.75 main jet? Thanks, Ken 91 XR250 97 XR100 83 Z50R Past Bikes: 78 ATC90 86 XR250 79 XR500 72 AT1 75 YZ360 78 DT400 75 DT125 73 Trail 70 Dad's bikes I rode in high school 69 CL175K3 Scrambler 71 R5-B (RD350 predecessor)
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    1998 XR 250 Yes or No??

    If you're wanting a fun trail bike that doesn't require a ton (almost no) maintenance, you've found the perfect bike for a good price. I would grab each tire and shake it side to side. That should cover a gross check of the bearings in the wheels, and for the back the swingarm linkages too. It should start in just a few kicks (if not, it may need valves adjusted, which aren't a big deal, there's links from this forum that even have videos at youtube showing you how). If you don't hear any odd, rattlely sounds, the engine/drivetrain is probably sound. Unless you break something major on it, there will be almost no depreciation. A buddy bought a '97 with electrical problems for $1250 a few months ago, so I think you're at a reasonable price. Ken 91 XR250 97 XR100 83 Z50R Past Bikes: 78 ATC90 86 XR250 79 XR500 72 AT1 75 YZ360 78 DT400 75 DT125 73 Trail 70 Dad's bikes I rode in high school 69 CL175K3 Scrambler 71 R5-B (RD350 predecessor)
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    XR 250 or TTr 250

    Have you checked the valves on your hard-to-start XR? My '91 xr250 was getting harder and harder to start (10+ kicks cold). Since the valve adjustment, I don't think it's taken more than 3 kicks cold. Someone told me all the big bore 'kits' were piston and rings from a pre '86 xr250, i.e. maybe not a domed piston with higher compression which would possible hard to start. Another perspective, have you cleaned the carb? There may be some gunk in the pilot/idle circuit that's causing problems. Have you checked how the bike runs once it's started? Meaning if you bump/push or pull or downhill start it, does it run clean at an idle? If not, again, you could have gunk in your carb.
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    1995 XR250 Tank Graphics

    About 6 months ago I ordered a set of graphics from XR's Only for my '91 xr250. There was a part number difference for '96-'03 from the older ones. I think the previous part covered '86-'95. XR's Only had a deal where you could save a few bucks if you got a Ceet cover along with the graphics. Since the red cover on my '91 was fading to pink, it was worth it to get the black gripper seat cover. I had never had a gripper seat before. Now that I have one, I wouldn't want to go back to the slippery kind. Applying the graphics was not hard, and it looks good. Somewhere here on ThumperTalk they have instructions on how to apply them. The graphics also came with instructions. For the seat cover, I ended up paying $10 an upholsterer to get it stapled in nicely. My Arrow T-50 staple gun was to big to get in the channels. You can see the end product at http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/680371/.
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    weak rear disc brake?

    Will changing the old brake fluid on my '91 xr250 give me better stopping power? Last Spring I swapped up from an '86 xr250 to a '91 xr250, which meant I went from drum to disc on the rear brake. A buddy of mine has an '01 xr400. When I rode his bike, I just tapped the rear brake, and locked it up. On my '91 it's almost impossible to lock up the rear. The fluid is Coke brown. I've read that brake fluid (DOT 3) absorbs water. If I bleed the brake fluid out and put in fresh will that increase my stopping power? I've looked at the rear brake adjustments, and all it looks like they do is change the pedal height. Thanks, Ken 91 XR250 97 XR100 83 Z50R Past Bikes: 78 ATC90 86 XR250 79 XR500 72 AT1 75 YZ360 78 DT400 75 DT125 73 Trail 70 Dad's bikes I rode in high school 69 CL175K3 Scrambler 71 R5-B (RD350 predecessor)
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    thinking about a xr250

    From 1999 through 2005, I don't think there's any mechanical difference in the xr250's. The 1999 and 2000 have red tanks with no radiator shroud, where I think the '01-'05 have the shroud that looks like it's for a radiator, but the xr's are air cooled - thus no radiator (okay, no water radiator. They've had a oil cooler/radiator by the steering head since the '80s). I think 2005 is the last year they made xr250's for the USA? All of the '06 xr250s at bikepics (http://www.bikepics.com/honda/xr250/06/pics.asp) are from South America. I've had an '86 and now have a '91 xr250. They are great fun bikes whether the tanks are red or white! Ken 91 XR250 97 XR100 83 Z50R Past Bikes: 78 ATC90 86 XR250 79 XR500 72 AT1 75 YZ360 78 DT400 75 DT125 73 Trail 70 Dad's bikes I rode in high school 69 CL175K3 Scrambler 71 R5-B (RD350 predecessor)
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