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#142951 - 09/13/18 09:23 PM 1984 XT 250 question...
Russ65 Offline
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Hello all, I've recently purchased a really nice'84 XT 250, 3,800 miles and everything intact and great condition. My question is, can I remove the two plastic air scoops with no worries as far as cooling? I'm guessing they were more of an 80's look thing, and would rather take them off and store them away, especially since the are in great shape, and I prefer the basic dirt bike look without them. Thanks for any input...
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#142952 - 09/13/18 09:47 PM Re: 1984 XT 250 question... [Re: Russ65]
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My guess is removing them wouldn't make a great deal of difference engine cooling wise. Personally I think with them gone the bike looks 'incomplete,' like something's missing -- which of course it is. But to each their own, Russ. Take them off and see what you think one way or the other..
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#142958 - 09/14/18 12:30 PM Re: 1984 XT 250 question... [Re: Russ65]
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They're mostly cosmetic. I'd guess they help a little from 5-20 mph, but don't do much at any other speed.
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#142959 - 09/14/18 12:31 PM Re: 1984 XT 250 question... [Re: Russ65]
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They're mostly cosmetic. I'd guess they help a little from 5-20 mph, but don't do much at any other speed.

The stylists said the needed something to fill that space. The engineers said since that's there, may as well make air deflectors out of them.
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