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  1. combat41

    xs 250 coils

    Hi everyone I am building a 1978 Yamaha xs 250 I purchased some new coil a few years back does anybody know if the x2 terminals matter which wire goes on what as there are no markings ? Also I have been looking on line and the price of coils seem to vary in price from £15 each to £30 each has anyone else experienced this ?
  2. combat41


    You should be able to get another caliper for this a different make your Yamaha theres a guy I use I know its a long way from you but he's in Penzance in Cornwall look him up on facebook he's called Bentley Motorcycles he's very knowledgeable about yamahas, Hope this is of some help
  3. Hello everybody, Not been on here for a while, I am currently building a 1978 xs 250 from scratch into a bobber. I have gone for an 18 inch front wheel and a 16 inch rear. The rear wheel came from a 250 custom model the rear tyre size is 120/90-16 ( standard size ) I am looking for the largest tyre I can get on the rear for that fat look, Does anyone know or has anyone experimented with this size tyre ?? I currently have an 140/90B-16 AVON AV72 77H R RF COBRA on the rear, The wheel will fit on only it is ( standing at the rear of the machine) very close to the swing arm on the R.H.S. and very close to the chain on the L.H.S. Has any one had any experience with this?? I have maybe been thinking of a 130/90-16 ?? Can anyone advise
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    Xs400/ xs 250

    Hi does anyone know what a ' Headlight Relay/Starting cut off relay is on an xs 400 is ?' Is this required on an xs 250 ?? as I cannot seem to find one as I am installing a wiring harness with not able to find much information ??
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    Yamaha xs 250

    Many thanks I will have a look as where I have the wiring loom the condenser is in that sort of area but unable to find anything on the frame to mount it
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    Yamaha xs 250

    Hi everyone does anyone know of the location of the Condenser on an xs 250 ?? putting the wiring harness back but unable to find it's proper location, Can anyone Help a picture would be good
  7. Hi everyone I have a 1978 xs 250 does anyone know if the x2 rear engine mounting bolts and the front bolts on the xs 400 would work on the 250 ??. Or does anybody know where I could purchase any of these bolts from ??
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    Yamaha XS250 1978

    Hey Unk I have been restoring an xs 250 just seen your post those triple trees on the top of the forks I took mine off, Removed the paint with some 120 grit wet and dry then used 400, then 600 then finished off with 1200 wet and dry then I polished them, They came up a treat very shiny can see my face in them now, Good luck with the resto project.
  9. Dirty DT, so do you think a 4.00-18 would fit on the front without the tyre touching the forks ??
  10. Can anyone help I have an xs 250 project under way and I want to know will a Dunlop 4.00-18 tyre fit onto the front wheel ?? I currently have an Avon Road Rider 100/90-18 on the front the wheel is a 1.85-18, I have been told that a 4.00-18 you cannot get un yet I have seen a few bikes with these sizes tyres on with the same wheels, I think the guy in the garage where I purchased the Avon from just wanted the sale and doesn't know the meaning of customer service, I was charged £90 for the Avon and since seen it on line a lot, lot cheaper, The tyre I am thinking of is a Dunlop 4.00-18 does anyone know if this will fit ????
  11. Hi there is a place where I live here in Plymouth Devon called Art Attack, their number is 01752 651586, I needed a Honda badge for my xr 250 Honda and they made me 4 transfers for £10, It was Honda with the wings on top, They have a computer that will print off what he has got in his catalogue , All I had to do was give them a card the outline size and they produced the size I wanted, They are on Facebook as well as their own website give them a call.
  12. Hi Everyone, Does any body know the dimensions of a fuel tank on an sr125/xv 125 or a xv250 fuel tank ?? I am trying to work out if one of these tanks would fit a 1978 Yamaha xs 250 frame as I am building a bobber and the tank I currently have I think is too long and I want a shorter one. The dimensions are length of tank, width of tank inside/underside, distance between rubber mounting points at front of tank ? the current tank I have is an xs 400 fits fine however I would like it to be shorter, Can anyone help
  13. I am currently building a bobber from a 1978 Yamaha xs 250 has anyone ever used a electronic ignition ?? I have found one made by newtronic, are they easy to install ?? any comments would be good .
  14. Thank you my friend very much apreciated
  15. hello everyone i am currentley restoring a 1978 yamaha xs 250, I need help is there anyone who could send me some pictures of the location of the electrics i.e. Battery, Flasher relay, Starter solenoid, Reguglator, Heat sink, All the bits under the seat, When i got the bike there was no wiring loom and everything was in bits, I have x2 frames standard xs250 as well as xs 250 custom, Any pictures would be very much appreciated,Just so as i have an idea where everything goes ??
  16. Does anyone know what large size tyre i can fit onto an 18" front allow wheel on an xs 250 disc, The current tyre that i have on there is an Avon Roadrider 100/90 AV AM26 RRIDER 56V U, I am trying to build a bobber but i want the fat front tyre look, Has anyone done this or know of what large size trye may fit ??
  17. Hi everyone, I am looking at turning a sr 250 into a street tracker, The rear wheel is a 16 inch does anyone know if there is a 17 or 18 inch wheel that would fit this bike as i am unable to obtain 16 inch enduro tyres, I do not want alloy wheels they must be spokes, Does anyone know if i.e. rear DT, XT, SR 500 etc wheels would just fit straight onto exsisting mounting ?? Anyone out there experimented with this ??, The other option is to have the rear wheel rebuilt but i am on a budget lol, Can anyone help ?? Regards combat 41 Plymouth, Devon
  18. The xs 250 that i am doing i have disreguarded the 2 into 1 pipes that were on the bike originally as they were rotten, I have obtained a pair of downpipes from an xs 250 custom, These are a lot more robust and they have at the cylinder head end a collect fitted, do these still require the half moon collects as well ? I can supplly pic's cheers, combat 41
  19. Many thanks I'll have a look
  20. Hello everyone I am building a 1978 Yamaha xs 250 does anyone have a picture of how the half moon collects on the down pipes at the cylinder head with the exhaust flanges fit in many thanks Combat41
  21. Thanks mate, Are you talking about the top of the bearing at the lower end of the frame column, However it seems to me that there is nothing to hold the top of the lower bearing ? and this may come loose ? How do you remove the lower seal in the frame ? is it a push fit ? i only have a haynes manual for reference although i have a good engineering back ground, Any info will be of help
  22. Hi everyone, Does anyone know where i can obtain a fuel cap for a tank on a xs 400 custom, I have tried an after market product which fitted but would not close, As i understand a lot of these caps look the same but are different sizes can anyone help??. Regards
  23. Hi everyone, I am currently building a bobber from an xs 250 1978, I have purchased a set of taper race bearings for the steering from a company called pyramid parts, However on attempting to fit them they seem to be too thick in size as before i replaced the top yoke there was not any thread to attach the castle type nut that is at the top of the bearing assembly. They advertised them as for fitting every year from 1977 onwards, I have two frames a standard 1978 xs 250 and a 1981 xs 250 custom, These bearings are the same on both frames, I am waiting to hear back frome the company as it maybe that they may have just sent the wrong part. Has anyone out ther encountered this problem ?? Regards.
  24. Does anyone know where i can get a pair of exhaust flanges for an xs 250 ? Also does anyone know if a pair from an xs 400 would fit ??.
  25. Hello everyone i have just got a yamaha xs 250 1981 ( i think ?? ) need to get log book, It is a total restoration project, I am looking for a pair of down pipes and a rear alloy wheel ( drum brake if poss ) I look forward to chatting to many new people soon. regards combat 41 plymouth
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