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Hi i would like to increase the top speed on my xr 250 tornado but dont want to lose to much of the power, and then how do i go about converting from drum to disk brake at the back? kind regards rudolph

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Apr 22, 2014 | 2005 Honda Xr 250 Tornado

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Hi, Anonymous the answer to this question is way above my pay grade for this situation, I would call or visit my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry.
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Headlight honda tornado

Hi, Anonymous if your headlight is not working, only one beam works, keeps burning out, blinking, dim or surges from bright to dim to bright the first thing you need to check is the headlight bulb for damaged filaments then check your light circuit fuse, then check your head light bulb socket ground wire for a clean tight connection, that being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ground or power supply wire to headlight bulb socket.
2. Worn down solder contacts or loose fit of the bulb base in the socket due to vibration.
3. Worn, chafed, or broken wires in the light circuit.
4. Corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets in wire connectors.
5. Faulty hi/lo beam switch.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Fuse is good but no continuity on both sides.
8. Faulty headlight relay.
9. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
10. Weak charging alternator/generator/lighting coil
11. Faulty voltage regulator/rectifier ground or overcharging.
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Nov 26, 2013 | 2008 Honda XR 250 Tornado

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2009 Honda XR 250 Tornado turn signals not working

Hi, Hannes before testing any electrical component in the Light Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test because your battery may have 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amps causing the battery to be faulty and must be replaced, especially "AGM" batteries, also before diagnosing any turn signal/running light/parking light issue make sure the bulb is good and the light fuse has continuity with a test light. If you have replaced your OEM lights with one or all LED lights you are going to need a load equalizer.
If no turn signals work the cause could be a faulty turn signal module or the connector going to it, look for corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets. Contact spray cleaner is great for removing corrosion.
If all four turn signals flash at the same time like hazard lights even though you only pressed one turn signal button then you have a LED light in the circuit and need a load equalizer that can be purchased from any motorcycle parts supplier.
If your speedometer does not function properly it will have to be fixed first because your turn signal module gets the data from the speedometer for normal turn signal function.
If your front turn signals don't work use a test light to check for power and ground at the bulb socket, then start backtracking the wiring through every wire connector to the turn signal switch/button and check for continuity, go all the way back to the fuse if necessary to find the cause of the malfunction.
If your rear turn signals don't work check your rear fender wiring harness connector first for corroded, broken, loose pins/sockets, power, and a good ground, the harness connector is usually located under the seat on the front of the rear fender then keep tracing the wiring look for obvious harness damage caused by the rear tire.
If you still can't find the malfunction backtrack from the rear fender wiring harness connector.
If one side does not work you could have a faulty turn signal switch or module check for continuity.
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I have an old XL-xr 250 honda Motorbike i think its a 1985? model from all the pics i have found. i want to wire it up so its just the most basic bits on it. no lights or starter button required just kick...

I don't know if the Honda you have can be wired that way. Most Honda's are set up to draw ignition power from a battery. This means you need a voltage regulator/rectifier, etc.Some XR's come with a headlight and a taillight, handy for getting out of the woods after dark. If you have an XL you will probably have to use the XR stator,harness,and CDI to convert it to no battery. The plate on your frame neck should have the model number on it. I would check the dirt rider forums (advrider and others)and see if you can find someone who has converted your model.

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Need camshaft clearance for Ex and In

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Nov 17, 2009 | 2005 Honda Xr 250 Tornado

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Low and idle speed engine dies name is Keith..and for some reason they put your question under lawn tractors..but i know motorcycles..and a Honda XR 250 is a your problem..if your engine has run fine before..then you dont need to make any carb adjustments..but...if it hasnt then it could be the carb slide needs to be adjusted up or down to make it richer or leaner..but if it has ran properly..then i would suspect you need to install an accelerator pump kit in it..but you can check this by taking your air filter connection off and look in the back of the carb and have someone to operated the throttle quickly..and see if it sprays a stream of fuel into the throat of the carb(if it need a kit)...or the float is set at the incorrect height. or the float needle and seat needs replacing..but it is a carb problem...i hope this has helped..if not...write me back

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Need cylinder and cylinder head torque specifications 98 XR 250

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