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Old 06-08-2009, 11:06 AM   #1621
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Here is the Clarke tank

http://www.clarkemfg.com/cart/index....roducts_id=306


4.1 gallon
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:08 AM   #1622
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My new toy. I've only given the yard a flogging so far, but weeeeeeeee


Your bike is just like mine! (Yours is in much nicer shape, though!) Enjoy!
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:36 AM   #1623
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...Nice bike, Kath! ....and congratulations! Now get out riding, and don't forget to check out the forum in here for women riders.. to check it out, click on the following link; I KNOW the gals would love to see this picture of your bike, and one of you if you have one!


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83312
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:52 AM   #1624
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vroom vroom

I'll take you up on that one of these days.

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Mine feels a lot better uncorked, and once I was done I haven't touched it.
I can get as bad as 50 MPG just wide open on the highway or the high 80's just putting around.
The worst I got was down in Area 51 with the boys following them around WFO in the sand, got 35MPG, but then again I lost a little gas while the bike was on its side

Maybe we can get together so you can try it out one of these days
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:03 PM   #1625
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I'll take you up on that one of these days.
The Z1 exhaust Mod is worth doing...

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Old 06-09-2009, 05:34 AM   #1626
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Dyno Runs to Verify Mods

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My bike is all stock, other than the air-fuel screw being drilled out. I have access to a dyno whenever I want it, so maybe one day over the summer I will bring my bike with a street tire and see if the common mods actually work. I do have another muffler so I can have a drilled and undrilled one to use.
RichBeBe,
That exercise will be interesting as many XTers claim big improvements with jets, air box mods, pipe, etc but no dyno numbers to back up the results. I know what xKLRJohn is talking about on the tuning attempts since I've been there and done that. I spent much money on trying to improve a different bike's performance for very little gain and this was using a dyno.
I have the 3 turns out and the Z1 mod on my XT225.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:45 AM   #1627
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I have the Z1, 135 main, did some susp stuff, removed the snorkel, twin air, flipped the brake lever, carb mounted choke, big foot pegs, probably some other shiz. The only time I want for more power is on the road. If I could get some good suspension under it, I'd be a happy camper. I do sometimes wish 2nd and 3rd were closer. This is coming from someone that has and has had plated two strokes that are lighter, AND make over TWICE the power of the little XT. YMMV
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:48 AM   #1628
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RichBeBe,
That exercise will be interesting as many XTers claim big improvements with jets, air box mods, pipe, etc but no dyno numbers to back up the results. I know what xKLRJohn is talking about on the tuning attempts since I've been there and done that. I spent much money on trying to improve a different bike's performance for very little gain and this was using a dyno.
I have the 3 turns out and the Z1 mod on my XT225.
Mine was simple and cheap, Z1 mod, Unifilter, Shimmed needle, up 1 size on pilot and main, removed snorkle. Whats that, $25?
Once it was done I haven't touched it in 7,000 miles.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:03 AM   #1629
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Yeah, forgot the $.22 mod My filter may be a UNI too
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:15 PM   #1630
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The jetting on the XT225 is very sensitive to temperature and elevation changes more so than a big thumper. What may work in one location, might not work so good in another. Opening the fuel screw a bit will work and bumping up the pilot jet a size works. The tricky part is when playing with the main jet. I kept going up when it needed to go down. I went way down and then up to find the sweet spot. I have a 120 main which is actually too rich over 6000 feet. Stock is 125. Other people have been able to go with much larger mains in different parts of the country.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:47 PM   #1631
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All right, bad weather has passed, here are some more pics.


Picked up some stickers from the Dealer last weekend, have to see how they hold up.


Now, to plan a range test, when am I off again.......
I pulled the trigger on a reflex blue tank. I was first thinking natural but they turn yellowish and I feel in super hot, bright sun conditions they vaporize the fuel more. I was then thinking white, but our 07 is all blue but the tank and headlight shroud. So blue its going to be.
With 4.1 gallons advertised, that tank should outlast any human hind end in the battle of who gets to pull over first, bike or butt.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:56 PM   #1632
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With 4.1 gallons advertised, that tank should outlast any human hind end in the battle of who gets to pull over first, bike or butt.
I hear you there, I know the tank will win..........
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:32 AM   #1633
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My new toy. I've only given the yard a flogging so far, but weeeeeeeee

That is a super clean looking bike Kath. Congrats on the purchase....
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:38 AM   #1634
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Reason #2 is my observation that most folks who dig into the intake/carb/exhaust trio aren't 100% happy and keep tweaking forever. "It's a little rich, it's a little lean, it pops, it stalls, it's hard to start, blah, blah, blah."

So those of you who've started down that dark path of endless tweaks.... do the mods really make a difference on the street?
I did the "Z1" mod on the exhaust, upped the the main jet to a 130 and pilot jet to a 42.5, did the "3 Turn" mod to the pilot screw and upgraded to Uni filter. I have since took off the Z1'd exhaust and put on an aftermarket pipe, and with both pipes, the bike rides like a dream.

I didn't have to go thru a bunch of jets to find the sweet spot, and don't have any problems with pops or sputters....
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:51 AM   #1635
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I did the "Z1" mod on the exhaust, upped the the main jet to a 130 and pilot jet to a 42.5, did the "3 Turn" mod to the pilot screw and upgraded to Uni filter. I have since took off the Z1'd exhaust and put on an aftermarket pipe, and with both pipes, the bike rides like a dream.

I didn't have to go thru a bunch of jets to find the sweet spot, and don't have any problems with pops or sputters....
My XT ran a little rich with the 130 so I ended up in the middle with a 127.5, seems to be spot on now.

I do notice with the snorkel removed the bike seems to have more top end.
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