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Author Topic: Xl250 parked for 30 years  (Read 269 times)

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Re: Xl250 parked for 30 years
« Reply #10 on: Jun 19, 2018, 10:19:29 »
Check out xlintperformance for performance upgrades, a Mikuni VM carb will be a good upgrade as the stock carbs can be a pain in the arse.

I'm pretty sure I have the XL250/350 manual in PDF that I can send you. PM me with your e-mail and I'll send it over.
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Re: Xl250 parked for 30 years
« Reply #11 on: Jun 19, 2018, 16:02:51 »
Check out xlintperformance for performance upgrades, a Mikuni VM carb will be a good upgrade as the stock carbs can be a pain in the arse.

I'm pretty sure I have the XL250/350 manual in PDF that I can send you. PM me with your e-mail and I'll send it over.
I've checked out xlint's website. Theres a surprising amount of upgrades there. I put together a list of parts which could make this a pretty expensive build... I'll have to get this thing running in stock form and decide how much I like it/how much I want to spend on it.

PM on it's way

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Re: Xl250 parked for 30 years
« Reply #12 on: Jun 20, 2018, 01:05:21 »
Another day, another cover off the engine. This time the valve cover, and it don't look so good. At this time I think I'll just reassemble and run it like it is, at least for now.
Looks to me that someone has been in there before. The "gasket" looks to be rtv or similar and seems like it was leaking.

Irk,
Checked out the forks with a straight edge, they seem to be good. They also have good movement in the sliders. Checked the sliders for cracks or signs that they took an impact and didn't see anything obvious.
Have you seen this kind of damage before? I had a thought... could it have been from the forks being misaligned in the triples?

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