Originally Posted by Bucho
I like what I've been hearing about this bike.
My wife has been riding a TTR-125L offroad and wants a dual sport type streetbike. Being a DR650 rider I was so happy to hear that. Every bike she has sat on has been too tall or too heavy except for the XT225. My DR is in motard trim but I'm looking for a dirt wheelset so I could change back and forth from sporty street riding and more "hardcore" dualsporting. Am I wasting my time to have the same idea for the XT225? Is it worth having the second wheelset for the bike? Has anyone done anything similar?
Well one of the main flaws with the XT is the too small spokes and soft hub metal. I've currently got 2 full extra sets of wheels TTR225 bolt right on. One will be aggressive offroad, one for light dual sport and maybe lace some 17's to the last set of hubs. Either way they are all getting excel hoops and spokes so as not to mess up the hubs.