2008 and newer Yamaha xt250 discussion thread.Yamaha XT250
Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:28 PM
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:12 AM
did you get a socket that fits? what size socket did you get?
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:10 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:17 PM
Also good to know that the speedometer is pretty accurate, i was told that it is about 10% off, meaning, if im doing 70mph its actually 63mph, but glad to see that you compared it and it was almost the same between the speedo and the gps.
did you swap yours by putting the bike in neutral and stepping on the rear brake while breaking it off? i only did it once, and want to make sure im not gonna damage anything.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:28 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:53 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:07 PM
This was my first experience on dirt and what an experience it was! One time I fell to the left against a bank, motorcycle pinned my left leg down and I simply could not lift bike off me or get my leg out.
Finally one of the guys realized I wasn't coming (not unusual!) and turned around to find me and got the bike off me. So enough of the sob story. The bike also started running rough and would die if you didn't keep it reved up. Then extremely tough to get started again, bout wore battery out. FINALLY, made it back to parking area and took my bike in to the dealer today and they suspect that oil
got in the air cleaner (because of crashes) and its not getting proper air flow. They to check it all out, fix it and call me in a week. I need some nice logging or forest road, not some goat trail up the side of a mountain. Bad first trip out - but can only get better!
Edited by Retired Ride, 09 May 2012 - 02:09 PM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:47 PM
do the air/fuel 3 turns out mod and adjust your idle speed, mine was very low from the factory.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:50 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:45 AM
next time I hit the dirt and see if that helps. I know a lot of it is just plain inexperience on my part. Also it would have helped if there were only occaisional tough spots, it seemed every mile was a struggle and either a cliff or steep bank on either side of the trail. No good place to fall!
Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:43 AM
Anyone own one? I'm seriously considering one for my wife, but am curious how the new fuel injection is working out.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:35 AM
Both the wife and the previous owner had moderate-speed unexplained crashes on this bike. I checked it over very very carefully after her crash and could find no reason at all for the fairly dramatic front-end divergance from straight-line riding. Both crashes were pretty bad and there were injuries in each event.
I immediately changed the front tire, which may sound silly, but I am suspicious about the absolute crap tire that comes on the bike.
Bike is VERY reliable, smooth power delivery and it's been delivering about 75mpg mostly off-road, (about 60mpg US gallon)
Not sure what injection would add to this bike, except expense and another failure point if/when the pump fails
If I were looking for a bike for her today, I would look at a 2 stroke, due to the weight difference alone
Edited by shuswap1, 21 August 2012 - 10:36 AM.
Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:06 AM
I did my skid plate, grab bars, and foot pegs with bedliner spray, been holding up great.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:23 PM
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