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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2009, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Hi there just thought I would add my two cents...

Hi there just thought I would add my two cents worth.
My bike was brand new last year, completely stock. I had a really hard time starting my bike when it was very chilly even on the summer...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2009, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Hey there, well I'm a gonna be honest here cause...

Hey there, well I'm a gonna be honest here cause I feel like we're one big happy family, nothin to hide right! Well I can honestly say that I am in the 230-240# range and have two upped with my very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2009, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
larger tank

Me tinks me likes the idea of this new tank, count me in toooo!!! Anybody know who the guy is who's selling the spider web rack on XT225.com He goes by Bryanswens? I have emailed him a few times...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2008, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Thanks for the info guys, any other suggestions...

Thanks for the info guys, any other suggestions very welcome :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2008, 12:06 AM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
No I don't turn the pet cock off. I have spoken...

No I don't turn the pet cock off. I have spoken to several people about that and they say that is rubish. I can leave the bike for over 3 weeks and start it in the afternoon absolutley fine. It only...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2008, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Premium gas

Just wondering if anybody runs premium gas (94 octane)? Will this help with cold startup, or will it hurt the motor at all? I had a few mornings back in August where the bike would not start after...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2008, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Wicked I really like mine!!!

Hey there TomJoad, I too have an '07. I just got back from a ride on mine. Took it out on the highway for the first time, and could not believe that little bike could haul my fat ass down the road so...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2008, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Idle speed

Just wondring, is it normal for these little bikes to have a high idle speed once they're warm. Mine idles fine after the choke is off, but after it's been rode for 15 -20 min it is very high and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2008, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Well, I took my maiden voyage on my new little...

Well, I took my maiden voyage on my new little bike today, after waiting for what seemed to be EONS!!! Man I'm so surprised by the power a little 225 has. I went out with a certified safety guy, and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2008, 10:27 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Congrats

I've had mine for three months now, and haven't even rode it!!!:cry :cry
Just waiting on the parking lots to get cleared up of all the winter gravel to do the motorcycle safety course and then get...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2008, 10:22 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Hey double thanks again Reggie! Gotta love it...

Hey double thanks again Reggie! Gotta love it when a person can save a few$$$$ :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2008, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Hey Reggie thanks abunch I will go and pick some...

Hey Reggie thanks abunch I will go and pick some up!!:clap :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2008, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Question Hand gaurds

Just wondering if anybody knows if the Acerbis Rally Pro gaurds fit the stock bars:ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2008, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Kick start

I was told the other day that the XT225 cannot have a kickstart installed. She said they checked with Yamaha a few years ago. Anybody have a kick start on thiers???? Also any suggestions on what...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2008, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Wink Hmmmmm Thanks For The Info!!!!!

Thanks NDVR! This info will come in extremely helpful when I go to pick up my bike at the dealership. I bought the damn thing on Jan 4, took it home and it would not start for anything. Exactly like...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2008, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Thumb Gloves

I'm coming to the states on the weekend, and will be looking to buy a pair of gloves. Any suggestions on a good brand, that will be comfortable yet have the protection needed in a wipeout?
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2008, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Talking On my way!

Well I'm one step closer to getting my license. Passed the knowledge test today, and Talked to a guy today about the motorcyle saftey course here. Also just recieved my copy of proficient...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2008, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Books

Thanks abunch Nick. I have ordered Proficient Motorcycling and it should be here later this week. Any, and all help is greatly apreciated especially with me never have ridden a bike before.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2008, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Thanks NDVR

Thanks for the info! We don't have any strict giudelines stating that you have to have taken a motorcycle course. But there is a guy in town who apparently does a motorcyle course. I am going to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2008, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Eek Sorry to hear about your mis fortune Nick

First off glad to hear that you're OK! Second did you get up and punch the SOB In the head after you regained your thinking!! Good god now you've got me thinking twice about riding my bike in town!!...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2008, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
disk alarm

What brand disk alarm do you have?
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Wicked Cool Bill

Hey Bill a big thank you!! I was trying to figure out how the hell you could use a disc alarm on the disk with the gaurd on it. That cable is an awesome idea. Do you just leave the alarm on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Locking up motorcycles

Hey all, with me being a noob and everything, I'm kind of paranoid about having my bike stolen when I'm out and about. I did buy an On Guard 3/4 inch cable lock for the back tire. Just wanted to see...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Whatever works!!

LMAO, Mr Bugtussle!!!!! That made my day.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2008, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Have a look

Hey all I was goofing around, and found this web page take a look for any noob's maybe this will help www.motorcycleproject.com/motorcycle/text/cows-jetting.html...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12,003
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Rejetting???????

OK NDVR, This one's for us, wellll maybe not you but definately me, cause I have to confess I'm not just a noob I'm a NOB!! oops I ment a NOOB!!!! lol. Anyway I have to ask all the pro's out there,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2008, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Mornin Cameraman

Do you know why they wouldn't put a 6 speed tranny on the '08? It was a real tos up for me when shopping around. The dealer had one '07 in stock, and would be getting the '08 in at the end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Sorry Fella!!!!!

NDRV sorry... For rubbing off my bad luck on you and all!!!lol One big difference tween you and I though. At least you've been able to ride yours! Mine wouldn't even as much as fart when crankin her...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Can somebody please tell me what the difference...

Can somebody please tell me what the difference is between the Serow from the UK, and my xt225??:ear
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Hey there reefshark. That looks like alot of fun....

Hey there reefshark. That looks like alot of fun. Can't wait for spring to arrive and get my license. Welcome:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12,003
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Just got back from taking my bike to the dealer,...

Just got back from taking my bike to the dealer, as it turns out the guy said it probably has bad gas in it!! He said it has been siting around in thier warehouse for the past year with a tank 3/4...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2008, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Question Thanks again Tom....

Hey Tom, I checked that cable and everything looks to be OK. As it damn well should be for being brand new!!! I am going to take the bike back to the dealer on tuesday and let them keep it for a few...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2008, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Hey Tom thanks for the response! It is not...

Hey Tom thanks for the response! It is not terribly cold -5 to -10. I have the battery kept in my house on a trickle charger. You'll have to excuse my lack of knowledge but whereabouts is the carb...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12,003
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Posted By Dirtcheap
Hey everybody, does anyone know what weight of...

Hey everybody, does anyone know what weight of oil these bikes come from the factory with? is it 20/40. If it is, would this be a big factor in not being able to start the bike at sub zero temps? I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2008, 06:33 PM
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Views: 1,884,237
Posted By Dirtcheap
Cold starting??

Beings that I am brand new to this particular bike and all, and taking into consideration it is about -5 c here during the day, are these bikes hard to start when it is this cold? Just bought the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12,003
Views: 1,884,237
Posted By Dirtcheap
A big warm hello on a cold Canadian winter morning

Hey to all. A brand new xt'er here, not too mention brand new to the motorcyle thing altogether! From what I've been reading everybody seems to be enjoying this particular bike. I to just picked mine...
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