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Author Topic: Hondazuki XLRM250 Trans-America Hell Ride  (Read 35766 times)


Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #21 on: Mar 01, 2016, 08:22:12 »
Yep.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #22 on: Mar 01, 2016, 08:36:56 »
Mono is correct i guess but two shocker for the frame would be cool also... isthe swinger steel or ally?
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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #23 on: Mar 01, 2016, 08:42:21 »
Mono is correct i guess but two shocker for the frame would be cool also... isthe swinger steel or ally?
This swinger is off a 1984 XL250.  It's an early steel Pro Link.  The frame is 1973 XL175.  The stock XL swinger is too short for the new suspension geometry, so I need to find an alternative no matter what.  The first pic is the 84 XL front end (33") and the second is the RM (36").  Stock XL175 is 26".  Having done real trail riding on the 175, one thing is certain-  the suspension sucks.  All in all, nothing on this bike will be "correct"  per se. HAHA

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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #24 on: Mar 01, 2016, 08:57:43 »
This swinger is off a 1984 XL250.  It's an early steel Pro Link.  The frame is 1973 XL175.  The stock XL swinger is too short for the new suspension geometry, so I need to find an alternative no matter what.  The first pic is the 84 XL front end (33") and the second is the RM (36").  Stock XL175 is 26".  Having done real trail riding on the 175, one thing is certain-  the suspension sucks.  All in all, nothing on this bike will be "correct"  per se. HAHA

Correct as in compatable with the usd long travel front suspension.

With steel you could weld on some mounts and add some of XB's fox shocks super easy then get the front setup however you like it... however you go it will be way better than what you had.

Old meets new  :o
« Last Edit: Mar 01, 2016, 08:59:32 by Tune-A-Fish »
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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #25 on: Mar 01, 2016, 09:37:08 »
Ahhh.  Gotcha.  I misunderstood.  There is an exercise in mono shocking in store here for sure.  I don't want twin shocks on this bike.  I'm testing out the RM rear end next.  It's longer, though.

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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #26 on: Mar 01, 2016, 11:05:21 »
Yup
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline redwillissuperman

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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #27 on: Mar 01, 2016, 18:23:31 »
Hilary or Beyoncé?

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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #28 on: Mar 01, 2016, 19:05:13 »
Hilary or Beyoncé?

Beyonce man. C'mon.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: XL250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« Reply #29 on: Mar 01, 2016, 19:37:32 »
keep an eye on your steering head angle eric if its 1-2 degrees too far out it will suck dirtty dog dicks ,throw you down in any slick corner .the steer head angle  it matters more than anything else ,you have to measure it.accurately .the bike perfectly level,suspension gently topped out
its got to be right not just "look right"

the issue is the steering head of the older frame is too low for long forks
use the entire rm frame,modified to fit xl
also dont just look for "shorter" forks you need to have a balance front to back of suspension travel each end close to the same, head angle no more than 28 27 is right in the sweet spot the honda xr's were always playing close to head shake at 26 or so
and back to the balance having 12" in the front and 8 in the back wont work and vice versa
« Last Edit: Mar 01, 2016, 19:42:53 by xb33bsa »