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XL250 Exhaust identification
« on: March 04, 2018, 10:28:58 AM »
Does anyone here know what brand this exhaust is? It's brand new and for a 72 sideport port model. Pipe is for left  side. Holes in mesh are about 4-5mm dia. I don't know much about aftermarket 4t pipes. From looking at 2T pipes J&R used this type of mesh with small holes and Bassanis were 9 or 10mm. I was told this could be Bassani as the seller said it was with a heap of other NOS Bassani pipes but this type of mesh makes me think its not a Bsssani but i am still guessing. maybe the baffle is a good ID point?





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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 08:26:25 AM »
cant see the piccy? bassani's had a bit of length from memory as i had a Pascoe peace pipe which was short and finished near the seat back

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 12:36:17 PM »
They have disappeared. Even i cant see them.
Actually they are showing now. I think you need to give them time to load? I have not changed anything. Might be Onedrive playing up? Let me know.
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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 01:43:27 PM »
got any old trail and track mags?? they used to have all the bolt on exhaust adverts for xl's

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 01:44:50 PM »
No pics visible. On my iPhone.

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 03:54:37 PM »
firefox cannot see them ?
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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 05:12:07 PM »
Now?
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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 05:14:12 PM »
i can see ok, looks a little like the bassani but somewhat backyard...

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 05:23:04 PM »
I don't have any trail and tracks that old. If you got some pics please post them. I have never seen Bassanis with this fine mesh. Thanks

This is  honda 4T Bassani

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 05:58:58 PM »
can see them now !
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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 08:05:25 PM »
All good now.
Looks “Bassaniish”

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2018, 08:08:45 PM »
the exit cone is not bassanish from my memory? i thought they were circlip end cap and a spring?

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2018, 08:23:57 PM »
Can't see pics but thought Hooker did a pipe for that bike also

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2018, 07:33:04 PM »
I dont understand why the photos keep  disappearing after a week or so >:(
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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2018, 10:01:36 PM »
It's not a Hooker, They had the traditional Heart on the silver heat shield like all the 2 t pipes they did and the end was reverse cone , not shrouded as the pic.

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2018, 03:20:16 PM »
sorry cant see pics either

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2018, 09:11:04 AM »
Going by the muffler shape and the shape of the baffle / exhaust outlet I would say that it is a J & R exhaust. I had a J & R on my SR500 Yamaha back in the early 1980's and the muffler and baffle looked pretty much the same as the one in your pictures.
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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2018, 07:51:02 PM »
Thanks for that. There were always lots of J&R ads in Trail & Track  and ADB magazines in the 70's so they would have been widely available here.

Also thanks CF for the message. Your suggestion that it could be an Eltham Dirt Company (EDC) exhaust made in Melbourne is an interesting one. I have never heard of that brand or company.

I bought this from Ross at Tiaro. This was the last muffler he had but he said he still has quite a number of the NOS header pipes still.
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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2018, 09:20:43 PM »
The Eltham guys were biiiig into fixing up DT 250 yammies...they tried real hard.... they had fork mods, brake mods and pipes and port jobs and shockers and special swing arms..... most guys bought a husky or a John Burrows Ossa and rode faster.

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2020, 07:00:55 PM »
Does anyone here know what brand this exhaust is? It's brand new and for a 72 sideport port model. Pipe is for left  side. Holes in mesh are about 4-5mm dia. I don't know much about aftermarket 4t pipes. From looking at 2T pipes J&R used this type of mesh with small holes and Bassanis were 9 or 10mm. I was told this could be Bassani as the seller said it was with a heap of other NOS Bassani pipes but this type of mesh makes me think its not a Bsssani but i am still guessing. maybe the baffle is a good ID point?







I have something very similar - can't recall the make but bought it for my 79 XL500 years ago. Still have it but use a Peter Allen on the bike.

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Re: XL250 Exhaust identification
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2020, 07:25:33 PM »
Yeah i never found out what brand it was.
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