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Offline sweede490

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IT250J Test
« on: August 17, 2010, 06:25:18 PM »












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Re: IT250J Test
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 02:38:29 AM »
  Thanks for that Murray.

  I just love those old tests.

  Noticed that the rear wheel horse power was around 32 or so, that's not so bad for 1982 !

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Re: IT250J Test
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 09:16:39 AM »
I've got the "Two Wheels" magazine copies with tests on the IT250J and the IT465J.  I can scan them and post if anybody interested.
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Re: IT250J Test
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 01:48:46 PM »
That's one of the first "glowing" reports I've seen of the IT 250.  Usually, the mags slate it for weak engine and poor turning coupled with too soft suspension.  Here, it looks like they've ranked up next to the Husky!  I don't know about that, but I can vouch for the motor being darn near perfect for a 250.
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Re: IT250J Test
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 02:29:57 AM »
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I don't know about that, but I can vouch for the motor being darn near perfect for a 250.

I agree Ron. My memories of my mate Mick Cantello's IT250J were of perfect power, plush suspension, good ergos, and excellent looks !

If I had one crititism, it would be that the bike felt a little too heavy for me compared to my XR200RC, but I was ( and am ) a bit on the puny side back in 1982 !!!

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Re: IT250J Test
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 02:26:14 PM »
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I don't know about that, but I can vouch for the motor being darn near perfect for a 250.

I agree Ron. My memories of my mate Mick Cantello's IT250J were of perfect power, plush suspension, good ergos, and excellent looks !

If I had one crititism, it would be that the bike felt a little too heavy for me compared to my XR200RC, but I was ( and am ) a bit on the puny side back in 1982 !!!

Dave R

...and the seat is 37" high.  My inseam is 31".  I really struggle to get a foot down when the going gets slow.  I find myself "dabbing air" a lot eventually causing a fall.  The kick start is also really long, so it's awkward to get a foot up on it.  Those are just minor niggles I suppose.  After all that, I have to say...I still prefer my '79 250F.  Weighs about the same as the J, easier to touch the ground, just as easy (or hard) to turn and has almost the motor of the J.  I really don't want to get rid of that one, as I'll never find another. 8)
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Re: IT250J Test
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 07:32:28 PM »
what you guys think of the front forks,how should thay sit in the trible clamps,flush at the top or 100mm above?
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Re: IT250J Test
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2010, 12:12:11 AM »
I haven't measured mine, but they appear to be in the stock position, which is about 2 1/2 inches above the top of the triple.
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Re: IT250J Test
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2010, 06:19:55 PM »
thanks alot,I will try moveing mine,thay are flush with the triple clamps
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