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#142859 - 09/08/18 05:51 PM Hello from the Mohave Desert
retmotor Offline
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Registered: 08/31/18
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Loc: Mohave Desert
I found a '13 XT250 for a good deal. Typical of my "good deals" the bike has low compression, what I'm pretty sure is piston slap under a load, needs a battery, needed a drill to remove the spark arrestor for maintenance, wheel bearings, and the list will go on, I'm sure. (It wasn't that good of deal, lol.)

On the other hand, the bike is nimble and almost effortless to ride off-road. I might have stumbled onto a bike I could really like.

Does anyone else think it is odd that you need an 8mm socket to remove the seat, a 5mm hex to remove a side cover and a 4mm hex to remove another side cover -- to get to the tool kit?

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#142861 - 09/08/18 06:23 PM Re: Hello from the Mohave Desert [Re: retmotor]
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Hi Retmotor,

all I did with my previous XT250's was to replace the toolkit cover bolts with wing nuts, easing the access. On my latest bike the previous owner has replaced them with knurled knobs, which is even easier but doesn't stand out as accessible to those with light fingers!
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#142862 - 09/08/18 06:39 PM Re: Hello from the Mohave Desert [Re: retmotor]
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Welcome to the site as a new USER. Enjoy and ride safely. Post on!
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#142867 - 09/08/18 07:15 PM Re: Hello from the Mohave Desert [Re: retmotor]
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Welcome!
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2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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#142883 - 09/09/18 12:25 AM Re: Hello from the Mohave Desert [Re: retmotor]
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Welcome to the site. Ride safely!..
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#142912 - 09/10/18 01:32 AM Re: Hello from the Mohave Desert [Re: retmotor]
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Welcome
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#142915 - 09/10/18 04:16 AM Re: Hello from the Mohave Desert [Re: retmotor]
retmotor Offline
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Registered: 08/31/18
Posts: 2
Loc: Mohave Desert
Thanks for the welcomes.

Reggie, thanks for the tip.

Muniac, thanks for your work here.

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#142923 - 09/10/18 05:51 PM Re: Hello from the Mohave Desert [Re: retmotor]
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Registered: 03/19/18
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Loc: CA
Welcome! I have fond memories of riding the Mohave in the early '60s.
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2018 XT250 Delivered 06/12/18. At 3,900 miles and enjoying the warmer weather.

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