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Author Topic: Xl250 parked for 30 years  (Read 815 times)

Offline advCo

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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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Offline schonc

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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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Offline schonc

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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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Offline schonc

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Re: Xl250 parked for 30 years
« Reply #13 on: Jul 15, 2018, 00:59:01 »
Update on the project.
Got the engine back together.  Carb cleaned up and rebuilt. As far as I know, everything on the engine side should be good to go now.

I'm attempting an epoxy fix on the forks. I've heard of this fix a few times but this is the first I've attempted. I think its probably better suited to fixing pits but gave it a go anyway. I don't have high expectations for it but it should be enough to get the bike on the trails a few times.

On the forks... it would seem the damage was from binding since there is a matching wear on the bottom opposite the other wear (see photos). As best as I can see the forks aren't bent but obviously there is something twisting/binding the assembly. In my mind I see it as the sliders (legs) being too close together at the axle, which forces the upper portion of the leg against the inside of tube at the top of the slider and at the outside of the tube at the bottom.
Thoughts?

Just ordered a bunch of parts to get this thing rolling again. Bearings, tires, breaks, sprockets & chain, etc. Biggest challenge I see now is getting the throttle cables unstuck... may just be ordering new ones from motion pro.

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