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Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By deodom
I got an XT350 front wheel off ebay a couple of...

I got an XT350 front wheel off ebay a couple of years ago to replace a badly bent front one on my 225. It was in excellent shape, and only needed new bearings, which I did myself. It has heavier duty...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 01:47 PM
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Posted By deodom
Sounds like a ripoff to me. Some dealers are...

Sounds like a ripoff to me. Some dealers are getting like that. When I took mine to the dealer for the last extended warranty repair (oil leaking from the base gasket), they tried their best to sell...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By deodom
Tom, I got my Alaska Leather cover in early...

Tom,
I got my Alaska Leather cover in early 2008, and love it BUT the rear strap stretched out and broke, and the sewn on front elastic is very stretched out. I don't use it anymore due to that, I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By deodom
My '07 has about 41,000 miles or so, all put on...

My '07 has about 41,000 miles or so, all put on by me. I turn off the gas when I park it, as if I don't, then I can smell gas a little. Probably needs a needle/seat set. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 06:46 AM
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Posted By deodom
It just snaps into the clutch perch. It has 2...

It just snaps into the clutch perch. It has 2 little barbs that hold it in place. Mine also broke on my '07, but I got it fixed under warranty. I would either wrap it with really small safety wire to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:17 PM
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Posted By deodom
My '07 dropped to about 60 or so mpg when I did...

My '07 dropped to about 60 or so mpg when I did the same mods to mine about 5 years ago. Such is the price of more power and a much crisper response to the throttle. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By deodom
I got replacement o-rings to fit the valve covers...

I got replacement o-rings to fit the valve covers at a industrial supply shop, 2/$1. Take yours with you to ensure proper sizing. Picked up a spare set for that price so that I can just replace them...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:47 PM
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Posted By deodom
I had to add a link pair to my 225 when I put on...

I had to add a link pair to my 225 when I put on a bigger tire once. Will put a 100/100 Trackmaster back on when I put knobbies back on (I have had two 760's on over the years with a stock new...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By deodom
Kickstarter Instructions Translated

Here is a link to a pdf of the install instructions translated into english:
https://endurobros.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/kickstart.pdf
I have one too, but have not got around to installing it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 09:20 PM
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Posted By deodom
It cost me about $7.00 or so to mail 1 regular...

It cost me about $7.00 or so to mail 1 regular key to my gate lock to the mower guy in WNC from Florida. The post office won't take it as a regular letter because the key won't allow the letter to go...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 03:06 PM
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Posted By deodom
You are SOL from the Yamaha dealer. I bought one...

You are SOL from the Yamaha dealer. I bought one a while back for my 2007 as a spare, just in case of ...........
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By deodom
Also available from Rocky Mountain ATV. They have...

Also available from Rocky Mountain ATV. They have a warehouse close to your area.
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/2898/46254/Mikuni-CV-Carburetor-Side-Cover?v=5660
:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By deodom
I would just order a new float. That is probably...

I would just order a new float. That is probably a major contributor to your problem.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:53 AM
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Posted By deodom
I have had this one on my 225 for about 5 years,...

I have had this one on my 225 for about 5 years, in the rain or shine. Still works fine. I use it for the headlight low beam to shut off the light when I start it, so every time the bike has been...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By deodom
The administrator of XT225.com has an ad on the...

The administrator of XT225.com has an ad on the site for the Load Lord rack, which I have on mine for 7 years. They are now @$100. Good rack. Link to the site: http://www.enduco.com/Bike/bikerack.htm
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By deodom
Doesn't sink in as bad as the narrow tire. Now if...

Doesn't sink in as bad as the narrow tire. Now if the bike only had enough power for the extreme sugar sand around here!!! :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 09:06 PM
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Posted By deodom
I ran a 3.25/21 Kenda 270 on the front of mine...

I ran a 3.25/21 Kenda 270 on the front of mine with no issue at all.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By deodom
Battery

I have gotten 2 from http://batterymart.com over the years. AGM maintenance free batteries that work well in my 2007 XT225. You 1992 may take a slightly different model number. Below is the one that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By deodom
I have used a set of the Tusk ones on my 225...

I have used a set of the Tusk ones on my 225 since last year when it gets cold. They will work fine over the barkbusters, but I had to take off the mirrors, fit the mits on, mark the place where the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By deodom
I have the kickstarter kit in the box. Will...

I have the kickstarter kit in the box. Will install it this winter when I have nothing to do that day. I had a dead battery (due to rectifier failure) in WNC this summer, luckily not out in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By deodom
Dt-1

My first new bike was the orange tank version (1971) bought in the fall of 1970.


http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad193/deodom/My%20MX%20Pictures/1971DT-1_zps552cbaa5.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By deodom
Check out this set of instructions. Go down about...

Check out this set of instructions. Go down about halfway to the start of the install instructions. At the end of page 1, just continue to page 2. I just got my kickstart kit in the mail from a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By deodom
Sorry to hear that. Dealer has my bike now, said...

Sorry to hear that. Dealer has my bike now, said it is probably the rectifier. The extended warranty covers the whole thing. Should have it back soon. Would be interested in some parts if you were...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By deodom
I fixed mine after my wreck (both forks bent,...

I fixed mine after my wreck (both forks bent, front wheel trashed, triple tree bent) for less that $200. XT350 front wheel is a bolt on with heavier spokes and wider rim. Found a '94 fork set and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By deodom
I had a Russell Custom Seat on my old BMW R-100RT...

I had a Russell Custom Seat on my old BMW R-100RT years ago. Most comfortable seat I've ever had, bar none. More comfortable than the couch.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:11 AM
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Posted By deodom
I have had 2- 3.25X21 Kenda 270's on my bike over...

I have had 2- 3.25X21 Kenda 270's on my bike over the years, and they work fine. The bigger size works good in sandy terrain, as it tends to float on top of the sand. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By deodom
Yes. I could have bought a 2007 like mine with...

Yes. I could have bought a 2007 like mine with the kickstart kit installed, and only 2500 miles last year. It was only down the street, and the owner was asking $1950, but I did not have the spare...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By deodom
The early YZ's (74 and 75) did, but don't know...

The early YZ's (74 and 75) did, but don't know the diameter. I had 4 of them in a 2 year period. They really broke a lot and wore out quickly. You might check with some bike boneyards and tell them...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By deodom
I definitely agree you will love the knobbies....

I definitely agree you will love the knobbies. When I had my 225 in WNC for a year before staying in FL due to my mother-in-law's health, all I ever used was knobbies. I had the Kenda Trackmaster on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By deodom
I bought one a while back and keep it as a spare....

I bought one a while back and keep it as a spare. You never know when you are going to need it until yours breaks. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By deodom
Rocky Mountain ATV has the covers and guts as...

Rocky Mountain ATV has the covers and guts as separate parts on their site. Look under XT225 specific stuff for your year bike. You can set up a profile for your bike so that it shows all the parts...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 08:06 PM
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Posted By deodom
The stock main jet is a 125. Don't know about...

The stock main jet is a 125. Don't know about going 2 or 3 steps leaner. I ride mine at about 5000' when I'm in the NC mountains, and a 127.5 (1 step richer) works fine for me, and most of the guys...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By deodom
I checked the float level on my '07 a couple of...

I checked the float level on my '07 a couple of weeks age, and from the factory it was way to high. Set it near the bottom of the spec, and now I don't smell gas all the time when on the kickstand....
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By deodom
Mine sat for more than 3 months while my wrist...

Mine sat for more than 3 months while my wrist was in a cast. After I got the cast off, I fixed the front end, turned on the gas and pulled out the choke button, and it started right up. Still took...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By deodom
I have straightened them too by warming with a...

I have straightened them too by warming with a torch before bending. Works fine. I also carry a spare pair in my tool kit. They aren't expensive.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By deodom
Haven't heard from him in many years, so I don't...

Haven't heard from him in many years, so I don't know. He has a tour guide business, or so I've heard. He would be around 60 or so. Younger than me. :gerg
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 12:00 PM
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Posted By deodom
An old roommate lives in Skagway. Just part of...

An old roommate lives in Skagway. Just part of the deal if you live up there, but I guess you know that.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By deodom
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/2898/46254/Mik...

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/2898/46254/Mikuni-CV-Carburetor-Side-Cover?v=4230
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/2898/46258/Mikuni-CV-Carburetor-Air-Cutoff-Diaphragm-Kit?v=4230
Here are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 07:39 AM
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Posted By deodom
Rocky Mountain ATV and MC (rockymountainatv.com)...

Rocky Mountain ATV and MC (rockymountainatv.com) also carries the parts now. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By deodom
We used to re-ring our race bikes pretty often,...

We used to re-ring our race bikes pretty often, as long as the bore was not scored from sand too bad or from a seize. They were 2 strokes, but as long as the ring end gap without the piston in it was...
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