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Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 11:48 AM
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Posted By alexdavis
It's not coming across differently; it's keeping...

It's not coming across differently; it's keeping in mind the collective WRONG material that he continues to promote,

Filling your oil sight-glass up to the top purposefully, is just one of his...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
FMF exhaust curves (probably jetting adjusted)...

FMF exhaust curves (probably jetting adjusted) show between 1.5 to 2 HP increase.

Contrary to JerryH's constant misinformation, many people have demonstrated increased power (top speed or time to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
All that can fairly be said is that almost...

All that can fairly be said is that almost ALWAYS, the smaller countershaft bike will accelerate harder. Top speed cannot be assumed to be higher with a larger countershaft sprocket. It might be,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
The answer really isn't known; it depends upon...

The answer really isn't known; it depends upon conditions and the mods on the engine.

The Stock FZ1 (obviously a much different bike) will always go faster with one tooth off the counter-shaft. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
I never heard of it in Illinois. But, I think...

I never heard of it in Illinois. But, I think some States like perhaps Arizona and California might have it.

Alexd
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
Do we get free gas too? Alexd

Do we get free gas too?

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Check very carefully though, for a crack in the...

Check very carefully though, for a crack in the fuel line...or a cracked fuel filter, if you have one.

Alexd
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
I just got back from the Winter Haven, Fla....

I just got back from the Winter Haven, Fla. area...but it takes me more like 23 hours.

(I've stopped doing it all the way through when driving alone. I usually go to a Microtel Hotel around...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
Monaville rd. to Fairfield rd. 134 to 120 ...

Monaville rd. to Fairfield rd. 134 to 120 120 to 83 83 to 137 137 to 21 21(Milwaukee Ave) to Foster ave.

Foster ave. East to around Pulaski (Crawford), then working my way a few...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
My big trip of the day, was Fox Lake to N.W....

My big trip of the day, was Fox Lake to N.W. Chicago, without getting rained on nor struck from behind in traffic (with an XT225).

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
I would always get a GEL type. Alexd

I would always get a GEL type.

Alexd
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
Slightly, but air is much more dense, resulting...

Slightly, but air is much more dense, resulting in leanness...if the bike was properly adjusted in the Summer.

Larger jets, jet-needle adjustments, are the directions to go...

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
The "pick-up" from the XT225 is on the front...

The "pick-up" from the XT225 is on the front wheel. The XT250 uses an electronic pickup from within the engine. The two different arrangements aren't compatible.

There is an advantage in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Every year for more than 20 years. The...

Every year for more than 20 years.

The locals like a 115 main; and you can get by with no other changes except to PERHAPS turn the pilot jet adjustment screw in a little.

However I use stock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
The sprockets and jets are more difficult to get...

The sprockets and jets are more difficult to get for the XT250, compared to the XT225.

If you do change sprockets, the electronic speedometer doesn't compensate, so there is an error for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
The question about "empty bowl" was in the...

The question about "empty bowl" was in the context of frequent use STARTING, not long term storage and then start up, as I read it.

So gum issues and stale gas aren't relevant.

The common...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
Too cold and wet... But I'm happy from...

Too cold and wet...

But I'm happy from yesterday: 10.904/ 126.57 MPH Which would have been faster if I had a place to store the extra weight in my car.

Alexd
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
I'll be at Byron Saturday morning (tomorrow), but...

I'll be at Byron Saturday morning (tomorrow), but drag racing my car (for its first time). Can't do both...

Alexd
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
I wonder if THESE PEOPLE might accept a small...

I wonder if THESE PEOPLE might accept a small fee...say $10...to allow a car and trailer to be on their wooded, tree-lined property, for a few hours? The down side is if anyone normally complains...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
I was led there blindfolded, but didn't go...

I was led there blindfolded, but didn't go in...just drove past (lack of time).

What's the preferred entrance?

Here's what I THINK:

The S.E. end can't be used because of no way over Otter...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
I've never been out there (The Spot), but I think...

I've never been out there (The Spot), but I think I found it on a Google Map, but not sure. I'm very secretive: can someone give me the GPS coordinates, or the specific intersecting roads, if that's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Your set-up must be correct, otherwise the...

Your set-up must be correct, otherwise the figures would be WAAAAAY off, and they aren't. I get (extrapolating from Gearing Commander):

55 - 5711 RPM

65 - 6748 RPM

75 - 7784 RPM
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Right! If you've modified the bike, it may...

Right!

If you've modified the bike, it may gain (under similar conditions) a couple of MPH in top speed. However, a modified bike gives great rewards in Seat-Of-The-Pants, from idle on up.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
The stock bikes are regularly/accurately tested...

The stock bikes are regularly/accurately tested in the low 70s. I have trouble believing 82 MPH, except if that is what the speedometer reads...then I can believe it. My speedometers are about 3...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Yes, but I don't want to see false...

Yes, but I don't want to see false equivalencies...

Denying a previously made false statement isn't, in turn, misinformation.

Giving personally tested examples of what works on 3 personal...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Right, as do other people's bikes. It's a...

Right, as do other people's bikes.

It's a shame when misinformation is deliberately spread.

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Wrong on the first part Moto, right on the...

Wrong on the first part Moto, right on the second.

Manufacturers rarely set their main jets lean, for obvious reasons; now, pilot circuits are another thing entirely.

I'm the only one who has...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
There are NOT lots of threads saying that...just...

There are NOT lots of threads saying that...just the opposite.

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
You may wish to ask specific thread questions at...

You may wish to ask specific thread questions at www.xt225.com. A number of people here are there too.

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
I believe some springs are...

I believe some springs are non-linear...deliberately made that way.

Alexd
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
Cool! :D Alexd

Cool! :D

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
This Site and the XT225.com Site should have...

This Site and the XT225.com Site should have Links to both the Owners and Service Manuals.

Or, PM me your E-Address, and I'll send it as a PDF file. (Owners only...the Service manual is too large...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
It is true that some are having problems. ...

It is true that some are having problems.

But, I have 3 XT225s. None have broken spokes, and I run them HARD on mountain trails. So, put that into the equation here...

Alexd
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14,535
Views: 704,781
Posted By alexdavis
Breakfast and Ride

Meeting at 9am at Full Moon Restaurant tomorrow (Sunday 7/31). Breakfast, then ride (street).

East side of Rt 41, just South of Rt.137.

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Step drill, with the cover clamped to wood, as...

Step drill, with the cover clamped to wood, as the plastic wants to twist up. Then, use a Dremel or chisel to carefully trim the INSIDE "fins," so that the metal plugs can fit flat and securely stay...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
I saw it...here it is. Two to three plugs out...

I saw it...here it is. Two to three plugs out (of these smaller 1" types) or only two for the next size up, which I put on another bike. Perfectly fine running and starting at cold 13,000.'
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Cool video! But...don't be humble now; YOU...

Cool video!

But...don't be humble now; YOU could have done the same thing with THEIR bikes. (All of the other bikes have more power, and at least the Gas Gas additionally has much less weight...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
I'm 6' but only 167 lbs. However, I've heard of...

I'm 6' but only 167 lbs. However, I've heard of people considerably larger and heavier than me, being very happy with their XT225/XT250s.

Just remember that the bike has about 15-18 HP and top...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
This picture "floats" around here and at...

This picture "floats" around here and at XT225.com. It is useful to note the correct and incorrect oil filter, when you buy them.

Alexd
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,110
Posted By alexdavis
Jetting is "accumulative," only to a degree. ...

Jetting is "accumulative," only to a degree. There are simple in theory (but complex in carb design) things happening, whereby Venturi principles govern air/fuel mixtures. If the pressures aren't...
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