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manxie

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XT250 - first steps
« on: October 21, 2018, 05:20:57 PM »
I bought this little XT250 about 12 - 18 months ago, but due to personal commitments it has just been sat in my garage waiting for attention.

Well, a good friend of mine has offered to "do it up" for me, and he came to collect it yesterday. I`ve never had it running so what ever it`ll need, it`ll get. What a lovely little thing it is and can`t wait to ride it around one day and even get a few green lanes done on it.

I know I`ve not been on here for a while but I just wanted to share my story. Cheers  ;) 8)

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1980 Yamaha XT250
1985 Honda ATC200
1998 1200 Bandit
1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
1968 Kawasaki F3 175 Bushwhacker (project in progress)

Moto63

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 05:48:01 PM »
Evening Steve, good to have you back on the keyboard 👍... looks like a cracking little project, I used to lust after one of them when I was a younger fella. Big bro (propeller) has a very interesting story about one and about the poor young squaddie that was riding it at the time 😥😥
Cheers, Michael

manxie

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 06:41:53 PM »
Hi Michael, thanks for your welcome. My mate who is working on it for me, owned one in about 1985?? and I loved his back then. I`m really looking forward to getting it done but now I`m 35ish yrs older and about 8st heavier, maybe it wont be as much fun as it should be  ???  ;D ;D
1980 Yamaha XT250
1985 Honda ATC200
1998 1200 Bandit
1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
1968 Kawasaki F3 175 Bushwhacker (project in progress)

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 10:16:08 PM »
Looks a nice one Steve - like a mini XT500. I missed out on one years back. Usual story, I should have told the owner I was genuinely interested and it ended up getting sold for £150! There's a book called "Exploring green roads and lanes of Great Britain" - it still turns up quite cheaply on Amazon or Ebay and well worth picking up. The author Ian Thompson owned an XT250 and used it to off-road extensively in Britain and Europe.


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Tony

manxie

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 10:32:05 PM »
Cheers Tony. We have a few green lanes over here to try out when it`s done but I`ll keep an eye out for the book you mention. Cheers, Steve.
1980 Yamaha XT250
1985 Honda ATC200
1998 1200 Bandit
1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
1968 Kawasaki F3 175 Bushwhacker (project in progress)

manxie

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 10:34:31 PM »
It`s on the bench …. carb off needing a rebuild before attempting to start to see how/if it runs ….

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1980 Yamaha XT250
1985 Honda ATC200
1998 1200 Bandit
1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
1968 Kawasaki F3 175 Bushwhacker (project in progress)

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 07:48:41 AM »
Looks like it's survived the years pretty well to me Steve. Hope it runs as well as it looks...
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manxie

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 09:11:17 PM »
Looks like it's survived the years pretty well to me Steve. Hope it runs as well as it looks...

 :) :) me too, thanks  ;) ;)
1980 Yamaha XT250
1985 Honda ATC200
1998 1200 Bandit
1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
1968 Kawasaki F3 175 Bushwhacker (project in progress)

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 09:15:54 AM »
Always liked them - good luck with it.
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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 12:46:58 PM »
Lovely looking bike Steve  :)
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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 08:26:41 AM »
I rode 15000 miles a year on one for 4 or 5 years. On road ,off road , commuting etc. 6v headlight was always the main issue but with a good bulb and a cibie lens ( which I may still have) it was nearly OK.
So many good times were had. Shane, XL250R, and I relentlessly slipstreaming each other and in the end had to pull in as I couldn't see from laughing so much.
Took the footrests off the swinging arm and welded on loops to the frame. Only sold it a few years back to a guy who wrote a homemade manual/ journal that I dug out last night. You can have the manual  if you wish. PM me your address.



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Min
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manxie

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2018, 11:59:25 PM »
PM sent Min. (sorry for the delay)

The little XT has been running and ridden around some fields to check gearbox / clutch and all seems good. Further strip down has commenced.


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1980 Yamaha XT250
1985 Honda ATC200
1998 1200 Bandit
1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
1968 Kawasaki F3 175 Bushwhacker (project in progress)

manxie

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2018, 10:40:36 PM »
 :o :o not much left of it now  :-[  :-\

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1980 Yamaha XT250
1985 Honda ATC200
1998 1200 Bandit
1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
1968 Kawasaki F3 175 Bushwhacker (project in progress)

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2019, 09:49:19 PM »
zorst and barrel knackered  :(

Mint second hand barrel fitted and new NOS exhaust bought

Pics of old exhaust after blasting, expecting to just repaint it but NO!!!!  :o

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1980 Yamaha XT250
1985 Honda ATC200
1998 1200 Bandit
1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
1968 Kawasaki F3 175 Bushwhacker (project in progress)

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2019, 09:05:41 AM »
Oh the joys of restoration eh.... money pits. Makes ya wonder why we do it really doesn't it😁👍.... best o luck with the rest of it Steve. IT'll be worth it in the end.. cheers, Michael