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    This bike, unrestored yet 99% original was found in Campbell <br />River BC last fall, non-running with a bent valve, took me back to my M/C wrenching days in the late 60s and early 70s' <br />Had to have it. Easy fix, and now on the road sporting period turn signals, carrying rack, and collector plate. It joins<br />my equally original '76 TL250 in my workshop.
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    Vintage, strong pull, agile, love it.
  3. I've got a 1972 Honda xl250 with low compression (75 psi, should be 180-220 psi). When it starts after many kicks, it seems to run fairly well. I think the low compression is valve-related, because after a teaspoon of oil in the spark plug hole, compression reading came back the same, 75 psi. I think I'll buy 4 new valves, and once inside the cylinder head, i know I should check the valve guides. How exactly do I do that? Should I replace all valve hardware too, like springs, or check everything first? What else should I look for regarding the compression issue? If i wait until the winter to tear it down and replace the valves, is there any risk of damage from occassionally riding it around now, as is? Thanks for the help.
  4. I just bought a new OEM ignition coil for my 1972 Honda xl250. It's near-identical except the secondary wire is way longer on the new one compared to the original coil. Is there any reason to shorten this, or can I just loosely wrap up the excess wire? Thanks.
  5. Hi, I'm new to the forum and a new 1972 Honda XL250 owner. I hope to contribute in the future, but for now, I've got a problem I'm hoping someone can help with. I'm currently pulling the carb apart for cleaning and one of the 3mm screws that attaches the valve plate to the throttle valve is stuck and pretty stripped. I've tried soaking it in evaporust and simple green max (not at the same time) in an ultrasonic cleaner, spraying it with PB Blaster, and using multiple screwdrivers with no luck. It's a really tight space to work in as well. Any suggestions on how to get this out? Should i just put the other screw back in and clean the throttle valve assembly all together and just deal with the screw next time? While I've got you here, the float valve (2nd picture) fell out before i could see its orientation. Does the cone shaped end or more narrow end face up and have the float rest on it? Any help is much appreciated. Pictures included.
  6. 2 reviews

    MOTORCYCLE TYPE Enduro ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement (cc): 248 Cylinders: 1 Engine Stroke: 2 Speeds: 6 TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Number of speeds: 6 Dry Weight (lbs.): 267
  7. dcrc620

    Honda XL250 (1976)


    1976 XL250 Had it running but needs shitty helicoil removed and replaced. Looking for a good head If anyone can help, theres 1 on ebay that I will probably end up buying either way.
  8. Hi, I'm putting the clutch back together on my xl250 and I have a question about which gears engage with the outer housing. If you look at the first picture from before I took it apart, it seems that the clutch outer housing gear is engaged with the kickstarter assembly gear. The kickstarter assembly gear looks to stick out a bit further than the kickstarter idle gear that is above it. When I put it back together, the kickstarter assembly gear sits flush with the idle gear above it and the clutch outer housing does not engage it (second picture). What is the appropriate configuration? Should these two gears engage or not? If the kickstarter assembly gear is supposed to stick out a bit and engage the clutch outer housing should I just pull it out so it's not entirely seated? Thanks for the help.
  9. Hey everyone I'm new to forums like this so bear with me. I"m 20 years old, in college, and looking to gain some knowledge and experience on mechanics and the likes so i purchased a 1972 honda xl 250. I've been wanting some older bike like this for some time. It is in really good shape and 100 percent original. I have a few questions because it needs some tlc in order to get it where i want it. For starters, what were the original tires or ones that are like it because im trying to keep it as close as possible to its factory release. Thanks guys, if i have any other questions, which i will, i will be asking!
  10. beaviss

    Honda XL250 (1973)


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    Looking for '76 XL250 parts!
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    In process of rebuild
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    As of JULY 2014 i gave this to my little brother, me having a drz400s now, i dont ride the classic anymore. enjoy Justin my little bro.1974XL250 dual-sport, great bike for camping, forest service rd, city riding,it has good power for city or forest rds, lack power for hi way use, gets about 40-45 MPG, just so much fun & reliable bike.
  14. Just got my 1972 Honda XL250 back up and running after a fresh cylinder, piston and rings. I replaced the intake gasket and have a new Chinese 1979 carb all hooked up. Bike usually starts first kick when cold but after I run it a little bit it will either shut down when getting low RPMs when taking off (like I stalled it but it just wants to die), or ill turn it off and go to kick it over 20 seconds later but it wont have it unless its been sitting a couple minutes or so. Choke or no choke, i usually take the plug out and its dry then put it back in and it fires right up. Carb issue? I have another little carb without a return cable but I like using the new one I bought because it has a return cable. I tried turning the carb air/fuel mixture screw a turn or two in both directions and running it like that but no difference, really. I did die on a mountain and took the plug out the other day and it seemed to maybe have a weak looking spark but it was sunny out and I wasnt sure. have at me!
  15. Hi, quick question. How am I supposed to hold the bb and spring inside the kick arm knuckle while installing the kick arm? Is there a recommended tool for this? When I push the bb down far enough, I can't slide the kick arm over without it launching off. It's only a matter of time before I lose the bb or shoot my eye out. The bb sits on top of the spring in the center hole of the first picture. I'm working on a 1972 Honda xl250. Thanks for the help.
  16. Hey guys I have an 82 xl250r that I’m prepping for a Baja trip this summer and I want to either upgrade or rebuild the rear shock. From what I’ve found, these showas(c 160) aren’t rebuildable. Any ideas on an alternative or has anyone tried rebuilding these or at least replaced the oil?
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    Work in progress!!
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    Got this bike a few weeks ago off Craigslist and it's not in the best shape. The tank is pretty rusted so I plan on cleaning and sealing it with Caswell Tank Sealer. The carbs need to be cleaned and rebuilt. Most of the bolts are mismatched, so I purchased a set of new bolts. Got a new petcock as well. It needs a new spring for the kickstart. Once all that is finished I think it will be okay. My plan is to turn it into a flat track/cafe hybrid.
  19. 2 reviews

    MOTORCYCLE TYPE Enduro ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement (cc): 248 Cylinders: 1 Engine Stroke: 2 Speeds: 6 TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Number of speeds: 6 Dry Weight (lbs.): 267
  20. 5 reviews

    MOTORCYCLE TYPE Enduro ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement (cc): 248 Cylinders: 1 Engine Stroke: 2 Speeds: 6 TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Number of speeds: 6 Dry Weight (lbs.): 267
  21. 01Radar

    Honda XL250 (1976)


    Just a beater
  22. xj35s

    Honda XL250 (1972)


    Vintage yes, but it is a rider.Still runs great after 45 years. I have it layed up right now for new tires and tubes. new cylinder and head gaskets. New points and maybe a coil. It stalls after a puddle. I found the rear brake shoes fell off the backing plates. I replaced them too. Going to go on the road legal this spring after 4 years of bombing around the back woods. Best bike I have ever owned. My first one was in the mid 80's. The chain came off and wrapped around the front sprocket cracking the left side cover. I got rid of the bike instead of repairing it. Took 10 years to find another good one. I won't let this one go.
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    Its been a learning experience, will be my first complete tear down and resto.
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    It needs some work but it's been a lot of fun
  25. I've got an oil leak on my 1972 Honda XL250 coming out of the cylinder head on the left side about 3 fins down. I'm pretty sure the leak stems from a malfunctioning internal sealing plug (part 5) or o-ring (part 21). I think all I need to do is remove the cylinder head cover and replace said parts. Only problem is, the cylinder head cover seems pretty well sealed on. It doesn't use a gasket originally, so I'm guessing it's Hondabond. I've removed 10 bolts from the cover (8 from the top and one each beneath both valve covers), but it still won't budge. The two bolts you see in the picture are also out. I've tried tapping it with a rubber mallet, but there's not really any place to exert upward pressure. Any ideas how to get the cover off? Am I missing something? Thanks for the help.
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