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Old 11-17-2011, 02:07 PM   #6091
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Quick query

1989 1KH Serow XT225, the starter motor is spinning and not engaging the starter mechanism to turn over the engine!

How easy to fix?

Can the centrifugal starter mechanism be overhauled and if so, does it require splitting the engine or can it be removed in situ?

Some knowledge required, please
Fixed now, it was the Starter Clutch Pack and used the Yam repair kit
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:31 PM   #6092
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Rear Racks

Hey what are you guys and gals using for a rear pannier system? I mean that isn't $700. I've been looking around, is anyone making a less expensive rack system. Seems pretty pricey for TCI and stuff. I mean I could by another bike for what they want for a rack system. Any ideas would be appreciated. John
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #6093
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Hey what are you guys and gals using for a rear pannier system? I mean that isn't $700. I've been looking around, is anyone making a less expensive rack system. Seems pretty pricey for TCI and stuff. I mean I could by another bike for what they want for a rack system. Any ideas would be appreciated. John
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Dirtbagz makes some decent soft panniers but they still cost a fair amount if you buy both the bags and the mounting brackets. If you have the ability to fab brackets it opens up options for cost savings. I bought the Dirtbagz and welded up some brackets for the them - I already had a custom fab'd top case mount that I wanted to work with the bags. Saved a few bucks and was a fun project too.
Other options I have explored were Pelican Cases and Underwater Kinetics they can be found on Ebay and CL for less but size and mounting can be tough to deal with. From Dirtbagz the bags cost $250 for the Ranger (large size) , $220 for the Scout (small size) the brackets sell for $130. Made in the USA and very good quality.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:35 PM   #6094
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Asrvivor

Check out this guy here, he is an inmate and frequents this thread from time to time. maybe he can add hoops for soft bags for you.

http://www.manracks.com/master#!__ma...ha-xt225-racks
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:43 PM   #6095
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:33 PM   #6096
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@Twinduro, What tank bag is that?
Hey Paul,

The tank bag on my XT is an older Dowco Rally Pack Cruiser (I think it's about eight years old) magnetic bag. It's very basic in that it's just got the single pouch, no provisions for maps and an inner net pouch on the lid. It's proven itself to be very durable and well built: I've had zero problems with it, it just works. It fits' the XT's tank very well too.

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/produ...FekaQgodIjCwrg

I think they make the same one with a clear map pouch too:

http://www.revzilla.com/product/dowc...uiser-tank-bag
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #6097
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@twinduro.....thanks for the links.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:52 AM   #6098
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I have one Air Valve cap , the plastic cap that breaks, for the XT225 carb left.

The cap is $50.00, $5.00 for shipping, shoot me a PM if you are interested.

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Old 11-20-2011, 05:52 AM   #6099
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Hey what are you guys and gals using for a rear pannier system? I mean that isn't $700. I've been looking around, is anyone making a less expensive rack system. Seems pretty pricey for TCI and stuff. I mean I could by another bike for what they want for a rack system. Any ideas would be appreciated. John
I started with the universal mount from cycle gear, and then mounted their soft luggage from cortech. Zippers were bad and the first rain made everything soaked. Read where nashbar had dry bags, perfect size, now I'm working on a mounting solution. Here they are not fixed yet...
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:55 AM   #6100
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Cool2 Nashbar bags

Best part was getting them on sale, $55
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:00 AM   #6101
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Happy Trails side racks are only $199. We have them on an xt250 and they work great with the wolfman side bags. You just add little velcro d-rings to the four corners for the wolfmans. Other bags would fit right on.

http://www.happy-trail.com/Yamaha-XT...ack-XT225.aspx

edit: just realized these are even cheaper - $99

http://www.happy-trail.com/Yamaha-XT...cks-XT225.aspx

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Old 11-21-2011, 02:54 PM   #6102
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Happy Trails side racks are only $199. We have them on an xt250 and they work great with the wolfman side bags. You just add little velcro d-rings to the four corners for the wolfmans. Other bags would fit right on.

http://www.happy-trail.com/Yamaha-XT...ack-XT225.aspx

edit: just realized these are even cheaper - $99

http://www.happy-trail.com/Yamaha-XT...cks-XT225.aspx
Cdavisrosco,

Could you please post a photo(s) of your XT with the Happy Trail SL side racks and Wolfman bags? I'd greatly appreciate it, as I've been curious about this exact setup for awhile now... Also, what kind of Wolfman bags are you using? I take it they're probably the Teton or Expedition Dry since they use the velcro/D-ring "other racks/universal" mounting system?

Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:26 PM   #6103
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No problem - this is my wife's bike. We are currently in Mexico City on a ride form New Orleans to Peru. Her XT is doing great. She has the happy trails SL racks with the wolfman expedition dry bags and the velcro d-ring things that wolfman and/or happy trails will sell you. She also has a wolfman bottle holder strapped on there with a liter of extra fuel.

Hopefully this link will work to see a few shots of the rack -

http://gallery.me.com/roscotrading#1...or=black&sel=2


edit: another inmate recently posted this, which shows a similar setup I believe: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=233

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Cdavisrosco,

Could you please post a photo(s) of your XT with the Happy Trail SL side racks and Wolfman bags? I'd greatly appreciate it, as I've been curious about this exact setup for awhile now... Also, what kind of Wolfman bags are you using? I take it they're probably the Teton or Expedition Dry since they use the velcro/D-ring "other racks/universal" mounting system?

Thanks!

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Old 11-21-2011, 08:56 PM   #6104
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Have I told you guys how much I LOVE my little XT? Well, I do. I abso-freakin'-lutely LOVE my little XT!!! Little guy handles like a dream and runs like a top. I took him out for a trip today after replacing the oil sending unit yesterday. Rode for almost 3 hours in the rain. I damned near got the ETTOR, but I got too cold. My waterproof boots leaked, my leather gloves got soaked and my crotch was much cooler and wetter than I thought it ought be, so I headed back home. Still had enough strength left to pop a wheelie in the back yard before putting him away. I love this little guy!
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:44 PM   #6105
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No problem - this is my wife's bike. We are currently in Mexico City on a ride form New Orleans to Peru. Her XT is doing great. She has the happy trails SL racks with the wolfman expedition dry bags and the velcro d-ring things that wolfman and/or happy trails will sell you. She also has a wolfman bottle holder strapped on there with a liter of extra fuel.

Hopefully this link will work to see a few shots of the rack -

http://gallery.me.com/roscotrading#1...or=black&sel=2


edit: another inmate recently posted this, which shows a similar setup I believe: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=233
Thanks Cdavisrosco! These photos were exactly what I was looking for...

For some strange reason, I thought that the Wolfman Expedition Dry bags might be a tad large on the XT, but after seeing the photos, that's not the case at all...they look just right!

While we're on the subject of water-proof saddlebags, how do you like the Ortliebs on your BMW, and after experiencing both the Wolfman and Ortlieb bags, which do you prefer?

Best of luck to you and your wife on your trip! Do you have a ride report going?
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