BARN FIND.... XL250R questions..
Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:49 AM
It's a '86 xl250r. Looks to be mostly all there, BUT upon closer inspection The splines for the shifter snapped off in addition to the Kick-starter spline part..
FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I can't/don't understand how these got snapped off!! The foot pegs are still there and no evidence that it fell off of a skyscraper!!
Yeah, it's kinda beat up (like me) but it's cheap and would be a good addition to my stable and it COULD BE STREET DRIVEN..
Does the whole case need to be taken apart to 'fix' these two parts?
I won't know how this thing runs until I can get it to start.
OK, now that I've asked that, Are these XL's even worth it? I mean, It's a Honda but everybodys got there black sheep..?
Do they have head problems due to this unique engine?
Thanks for your time.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:11 PM
BUT.. What else is there to know.?
Is it desirable to own?
Are there issues with any system in particular?
HORRIBLE mileage considering engine size?
Not much... just go through it axel to axel doing all the basic maintanance checks, manual will spell it out for you.
I think they're highly desireable if you get a good deal, not particularly fun on the road but great for the trails.
I don't know of many "problems" with the design itself, in fact the xr lineup has been prettymuch bulletproof through the years. Not sure if that model is a dual carb or a single, I'm pretty sure it's single carb which would be quite a bit easier to tune. I helped a friend out with his 86(?) xr350 and it was dual carb., got it running pretty well but I felt like they were very finiky to synch up IMO. Both that and my old 88 xr250r were absolutely put through the ringer week after week for a very long time and they just wouldn't quit. Bulletproof! As for fuel mileage, I never had any complaints but I'm usually within 5-10mi max from the truck anyway.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:37 PM
I've got the 'safety' thing covered. I spent the first 1/3rd of my life growing up on a farm.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:43 AM
Edited by GodHunter, 29 April 2012 - 04:43 AM.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:20 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:38 PM