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Author Topic: Hondazuki XLRM250 Trans-America Hell Ride  (Read 38603 times)

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XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #10 on: Nov 23, 2015, 13:45:45 »
I believe 32 inches is the magic number...




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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #11 on: Nov 23, 2015, 13:46:42 »
That's what she said.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #12 on: Nov 23, 2015, 14:14:15 »
when are you bringing me my scrambler forks????
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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #14 on: Nov 23, 2015, 14:54:59 »
lets talk
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1979 XS1100 Special
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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #15 on: Nov 23, 2015, 17:31:53 »
Not a fan of the 21 inch front.

If I were you, I'd be looking for a set of 86-89 cr125 or 86-88 cr250/500  conventional forks, depending on your weight. They are phenominal. The forks are all very similar with differences in spring rate and valving for the different bikes. They might be a little tall, I cant remember the overall lenghth.

Late model 41mm xr250 conventional forks would also be a vast improvement over stock and should be shorter than the cr forks.

If you end up deciding on USD, you might take a look at some ktm85 forks. They would need tuning but might provide the desired height. Just a thought. Lots of forks out there.

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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #16 on: Nov 23, 2015, 17:38:57 »

Not a fan of the 21 inch front.

If I were you, I'd be looking for a set of 86-89 cr125 or 86-88 cr250/500  conventional forks, depending on your weight. The forks are all very similar with differences in spring rate and valving for the different bikes.
if I can find the right front end, the plan is to go 17 or 18 on the front. I've been looking at the same era XR and XL. The Showa CR forks make sense.


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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #17 on: Nov 29, 2015, 18:20:15 »
Damn that tank looks great
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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #18 on: Jan 05, 2016, 22:14:27 »


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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #19 on: Feb 29, 2016, 01:49:16 »
This bike has taken an interesting turn...

I came across a 1984 XL250 frame and a CR125 front end amongst a few other bits for $100. I mocked up the XL swinger and installed it's front end onto an XL175 frame. In this mockup, I'm  looking at it with a 21 front and 18 rear. I'll also look at the feasibility of the CR USD front end.



'Bout time to tear this motor down for salvage and rebuild...





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