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Hi All,

I'm a total noob, no experience with fixing motorcycles whatsoever. I've just recently acquired a Yamaha XS250 in semi-bad condition. I'd like to take my time sourcing parts for it and repairing it to stock - maybe mod-ing it to a bobber in the future.

I'm hoping I can use this forum to ask for help and get advice.
 

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I think most will agree that diagnosing issues is a lot harder than actually fixing them. Get yourself a good service manual as a first step.
 

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Gidday

There is an XS400 site that also talks about the 360 and 250.
I have an XS400. I would get the bike running properly before making any changes. Some things to check. Compression, ignition, carburetors.
Then wheel bearings, swing arm bearings and steering head bearings.
And brakes. Doing the above you will probably take a few side trips, working on things you never dreamed of.

Unkle Crusty*
 

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Oh yeah, I'm from Melbourne Australia and my names Jim.
I have a nephew in Melbourne.
Large half Maori guy, rides a Harley. About 50. He works at building the large trailer rigs as a welder. Drinks lots of beer. Has a famous unkle who rides bikes.

Unkle Crusty*
 
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