Zak “PS3playa” Merchant: You talk more about what you've done with the bike then reviewing it
Alistair Mcgown: That has a very high idle!
Senthx: they will hold 50mph no problem, with mud tyres on a wet highway, 60 can be a bit "frisky". They out perform a Yamaha Serrow off road, about the same on the road.
MrGazmcfaz: I've been looking at an xr 250 instead of the 400 for next year as they go for quite a lot less, what sort of mpg do they get? I'm not worried about top speed so long as I comfortably hold 50/60 mph and it's reliable, all my bikes have had radiators up until my yamaha and I gota say I prefer air cooling now!
NorthofDallas: I got mine second hand and it runs perfect. I've crashed it many times but it still runs new. It's strange starts first kick, but I sent it to my old mans repair shop and he got it running just like new. It was made in 1999.
MrAlex040404: Sounds like a Japanese sniper!
Senthx: I got mine flat out on the dual carriageway, about 70mph and it was scary. I've sold this bike now, and have a CRF250L,I like it but it doesn't have the same grin factor as the XR.
ChrisOnBikes: Makes me miss my old XR250. Managed 90 out of my old one, down hill, tail wind on equally dubious enduro "road legal" tyres. It was as scary as it sounds. DOing 60 on it on wet grass was safer.
Knackerzs38: Well... obviously who ever owned it before you took very crap care of it...
Mine starts 3 kick in cold mornings. But when it's warmed up! First kick every time! :)
And it's an '01 model! :)
joeman3388: Google Baja Designs they sell kits for various bikes to make them street legal. The major thing you will need is a title for your bike to start. If you dont youre screwed in most states. Make sure to check your state and local laws before you buy anything though cause they vary greatly. Here in Ohio all you need is to bring your bikes title to the county clerks office and ask them to change it to a motorcycle title. Take the title to the DMV, get your plates and youre good to go!
thatmanfromyorkshire: They take you back the old bikes. my old man used easy start on his earth movers when he was in business years back lol
Joe Grove: Ok, well thanks for the help man :)
Senthx: Dunno mate, I'm guessig that you don't live in the UK, as you say street legal, not road legal. So, I don't know what rules you need to follow. Here, I don't need lights, indicators, mirrors, just a brake light, and road legal tyres pretty much,
Joe Grove: Alright thanks for the info, but what do i have to do to get it street legal?I want to ride it to school and stiff.
Senthx: The XR 250 isn't really a dirt sports bike, it's more of a utility dirt bike, it would struggle enormously to do moto cross or supa moto type riding. About the most you can do is fit twinduro tyres and adjust the suspension for all round riding.
Joe Grove: Could i convert my stock 2002 xr250r into a dual sport offroad bike? If so where should i look for one, and what kind?...Thanks