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    The sound of a well tuned XL 250...

    I've owned XL250's and they have needed to idle at around 1600 - 1800rpm to be smooth and should rev out nicely from idle. I don't have a sound track because the last good one was back in 1980. They'll never sound like a big bore thumper which can be more like a Bulldog tractor! Having trouble with my current XL because it doesn't idle smoothly and splutters when given full throttle from idle. It idles best at about 1800. You should'nt need to ride the brakes - back the idle speed off and experiment. They're generally quite tractable. Hope this helps XLLes
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    '75 XL250 tuneup

    Could someone please share with me the measurement for float level in '75 XL250? I would like to get hold of a copy of the tuneup specifications and how to do it from a service manual but haven't been able to souce one. Perhaps if somebody has one they could scan the pages and send to me? Thanks for anything you can offer an old timer in Aus.
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    Where are all the old timers?

    It's interesting that you called 'em "water buff's". In Aus we called em "water bottles". XLLes
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    Where are all the old timers?

    I've just joined and I'm an old timer. I started riding on the farm in the sixties on an 80cc Suzuki and progressed through a range of road, trail and trials bikes. Have ridden Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha from 80cc through to 1000cc. Only ride on the dirt on my own property these days. My latest aquisition is a 1975 XL250 which I bought for $100.00. I had one of these back in the late 70's and early 80's and couldn't resist when the opportunity came up. I reckon it's as good or better than the one I sold back in 1981. 28,000km's in 31 yrs - not bad eh? If anyone has tune up details and specifications for 1975 XL250 I'd love to get a copy from you.