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Old 12-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #8341
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New member here. It only took a week but I've finally read through all 8342 posts here!

I've learned a lot about my favorite bike, the XT225. I've owned it for 6 months or so and I can honestly say that I enjoy riding it more than all my other bikes put together. I don't know what it is but riding this thing on a day trip is the most fun I've had in a long time.There's something about going anywhere, anytime, in any weather and not having to worry about scratches or dirt that I haven't experienced on any other bike. I thought I was through modding mine but thanks to this thread I've got a lot more work to do.

And GlennR, I see you are over here too. I've spoken with you over on XT225.com (I'm dlc over there and on most forums but couldn't use that here)

Almost forgot, here's my 02 XT:
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:14 PM   #8342
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Tom S, shims are .5mm or just a hair under .02”, (0.01968498”), thick.
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Thanks, Kingbee, .......
Per your link the shims are .5mm or just a hair under .02”, (0.01968498”), thick. .....
Ok, you’re a n00b. I’ll help you out with some posting info.
You quoted both PNW & me but it’s hard to tell sometimes when it makes it look like it’s only what you wrote Can cause confusion.
If you click on the quote button at the lower right of someone’s post you you will get what you see others doing with quotes in some replies here & can type your reply after or even before the quote.

You don’t have to use the whole quote & can edit it down to only the particular part that you want to reply to as I did here. In fact I recommend that. It’s irritating when someone quotes a very long post & has little to say about the whole thing. Worse yet quoting someone’s big long string of pix that we have just looked at.
Another good thing about using the ‘quote’ button is that you can click on the little square to the right of the quoted posters screen name & it takes you back to their post if you want to read the whole post again.

SBS, huh? Yeah, we got ‘em, nobody else does.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:52 PM   #8343
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I didn't measure mine, but since they take 6202 bearings, it has to be 15mm since that is the i.d. of the bearings.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:34 PM   #8344
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Ty tom

Ok, you’re a n00b. I’ll help you out with some posting inf.....



I think I got it.. Was trying to help the OP with some shim alternativies. Must of misunderstood. please forgive chechako friend
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:47 PM   #8345
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Welcome DerekC

You are in some wonderful riding area for the lil XT.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:34 PM   #8346
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I think I got it..
Apparently not.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:42 PM   #8347
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I think I got it.. Was trying to help the OP with some shim alternativies. Must of misunderstood. please forgive chechako friend
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Apparently not.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:28 PM   #8348
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GPS is ready!
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:00 PM   #8349
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GPS is ready!
Excellent. Now increase that odometer, soldier. That's an order. (wink)
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #8350
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Happy 2013

It's a new year. You know what that means...



...wake up, little XT. It's time to go riding!
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:43 PM   #8351
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Just did the 3 turn mod to my carb. Mine was only screwed out 1.25 turns from the factory. The difference is noticeable right away. Before, when the bike was cold, I would have to start the bike 4-5 times every time and it wouldn't accept throttle right away. Now, it starts and idles instantly and will accept throttle after a few seconds. I am also able to turn the choke off a lot sooner too.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #8352
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Excellent. Now increase that odometer, soldier. That's an order. (wink)
Got a 3,000 mile trip planned for this spring. Got big plans for her
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #8353
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kamper bob, what brand rear rack do you have on bike?
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #8354
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kamper bob, what brand rear rack do you have on bike?
It's a DIY (do it yourself) special described here.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:56 PM   #8355
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Can anyone recommend some "appropriate" saddlebags and tail bag to go with the Happy Trail OSR side racks and tubular tail rack? Been eyeing the Wolfman Expedition stuff. Does anyone have any experience with them on our bikes?
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