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Old 03-15-2008, 09:15 AM   #601
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spokes

Also, my rear wheel is missing a few spokes (and the nipples! ) Did a search here and on xt225.com and did not find the name of a supplier? where can i find the spokes? (other than Yamaha if possible) thx
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:14 PM   #602
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FYI - the ACREBIS universal will NOT fit. I bought one and it's too long in the back and too wide.

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Old 03-18-2008, 10:02 AM   #603
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FYI - the ACREBIS universal will NOT fit. I bought one and it's too long in the back and too wide.

Thanks for the info. Does anyone know if an aftermarket exhaust (like FMF) for a TTR225 will fit an XT225?
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:35 PM   #604
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Glad to find an XT225 Thread

Thanks for the thread, I see other XT225s now and then but have not found any nearby. This little bike is great for me. The links in this thread have already helped me find things I was not able to find with a web search. I'm waiting on some bigger pegs I ordered. I sure could have used them yesterday on my ride west of Rio Rancho. Here is a picture of the bike with the folding mirrors that are good to have if you think you may get too close to branches, or in my case, the ground, even though it was soft sand.
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:39 PM   #605
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Here is a link to yesterday's ride report, lots of pictures.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:44 AM   #606
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Slojoe,
I couldn't get the link to your ride report to work.
Thanks,
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:10 AM   #607
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I'll try again, here is the link to the ride report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323270
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:52 AM   #608
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Hi Slojoe,

enjoyed your report.

Why not post it on XT225.com ?
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:16 PM   #609
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Thank you for the suggestion, I have not been able to post any of my pictures on XT225.com, I will post the link, hopefully it will work.

The new larger pegs arrived today, they were easy to install and fit perfect.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:46 PM   #610
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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 types of oil to use in cold temps. When I bought my bike back in Jan The dealer neglected to tell me the bikes are shipped with 20/40 weight. Would have been helpful before I took the stupid thing back when it wouldn't start, and I don't know why they were so suprised when I told them it wouldn't start. Anyway got it back last week and it starts ok when it is in the 40's but will not start if it's any colder
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:52 AM   #611
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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 types of oil to use in cold temps. When I bought my bike back in Jan The dealer neglected to tell me the bikes are shipped with 20/40 weight. Would have been helpful before I took the stupid thing back when it wouldn't start, and I don't know why they were so suprised when I told them it wouldn't start. Anyway got it back last week and it starts ok when it is in the 40's but will not start if it's any colder
I have installed kickers on both of our XT's, mine is an 05 and hers is an 06. Kits is about $100 and the only special tool you need is something to hold the clutch basket, I used a large cheap vise grip type clamp that I got a set of three for $10 at Harbor Freight. The longest part of the install job is cleaning the old gasket up on the side case.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:02 PM   #612
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hey guys

here are my concerns, is this the bike for me?

are these pretty much bulletproof?

easy to work on?

expensive parts?

can it carry 2-up at about 290? just cruisin jeep roads and exploring. going to use an add a bike and carry it with my wife and i on our honeymoon.

any specific year concerns? any known common weaknesses in the xt?

your input and experience would be greatly appreciated. trying to get into the dual sport game and want to make a wise decision. not a gear head and just want to be able to do the regular checks and the bike hold up.
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:21 PM   #613
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Go over to http://www.xt225.com for all kinds of info.
Pretty much bulletproof although some have problems with the spokes.
They are simple and easy to work on.
Typical Japenese part prices but I haven't needed any parts on my 2005 XT225.
Might be a little tight for two up. I've never tried it but maybe someone else has some experience with it. Might need to get two XTs. Honeymooners might be just fine.
The XT225 has been pretty much unchanged. Condition is more important than year. New to the USA this year is the XT250 which has some nice improvements such as rear disk brake, better seat, more fuel capacity, etc.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:08 PM   #614
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If that is a 2up total weight you could be OK just riding around town. The XT225 is a GREAT bike for solo riding. Tough as nails and light enough to lay over and drag under a fence.
I just levered on a set of Pirelli MT21's and am getting amped about doing some killer off roading south of the border. 70+ mpg
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:14 PM   #615
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hey guys

here are my concerns, is this the bike for me?

are these pretty much bulletproof?

easy to work on?

expensive parts?

can it carry 2-up at about 290? just cruisin jeep roads and exploring. going to use an add a bike and carry it with my wife and i on our honeymoon.

any specific year concerns? any known common weaknesses in the xt?

your input and experience would be greatly appreciated. trying to get into the dual sport game and want to make a wise decision. not a gear head and just want to be able to do the regular checks and the bike hold up.
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