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Old 04-28-2012, 08:44 AM   #6856
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The ignore function is here for a reason. Use it.
+1 I just added both of them to the list. That's better.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:31 AM   #6857
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For the record Alexd you were the one that posted the cheapshot on this thread about Jerryh and his constant mis-information, and then act like you were doing us all a service by warning us of him. Thanks but I am a big boy. And don't tell me about protecting the new-comers (it does sound a little arrogant), they are perfectly capable of reading opposing "civil" views and making up their own minds -- That's called life.
All he did was post an observation -- Big deal. You just couldn't leave the grudge out of it and had to poke at it. There was nothing wrong with his post except you were still pissed at him.

But it is a moot point now, because neither of you will ever let it go now.

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+1 I just added both of them to the list. That's better.

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #6858
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The ignore function is here for a reason. Use it.

Apparently I am an idiot, I searched for "ignore" when this began but could not find it. Can someone please tell me how to put them on 'ignore' before I just give up on the XT thread altogether.


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Old 04-28-2012, 11:31 AM   #6859
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Apparently I am an idiot, I searched for "ignore" when this began but could not find it. Can someone please tell me how to put them on 'ignore' before I just give up on the XT thread altogether.


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Go to the profile of the offending inmate. Select "User Lists" > Ignore.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #6860
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So to bring this thread back on topic, we are taking off in a few weeks to start a 3 month coast to coast ride. My SO, Write2ride on here, has chosen a 2007 XT225 for this 10,000+ mile journey.

Her choice of mods to the bike after 4,000 miles of ownership are:
Clarke 4 gal tank
Seat Concepts seat with soft foam (she's 135 lbs)
skid plate w/truck bed liner coating
custom rear rack
Giant Loop Coyote bag
Giant Loop Fandango tank bag
Tusk tube fender bag
Seahorse case
2 PVC tool tubes
bark buster guards
roll chart holder
12v outlet on handlebars
ram mount for GPS
enlarged kickstand pad



Her and her ride in Death Valley last fall

We think it is TAT ready, anything glaring that we are missing? It is completely stock engine/carb/airbox/exhaust.

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #6861
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So to bring this thread back on topic, we are taking off in a few weeks to start a 3 month coast to coast ride. My SO, Write2ride on here, has chosen a 2007 XT225 for this 10,000+ mile journey.

Her choice of mods to the bike after 4,000 miles of ownership are:
Clarke 4 gal tank
Seat Concepts seat with soft foam (she's 135 lbs)
skid plate w/truck bed liner coating
custom rear rack
Giant Loop Coyote bag
Giant Loop Fandango tank bag
Tusk tube fender bag
Seahorse case
2 PVC tool tubes
bark buster guards
roll chart holder
12v outlet on handlebars
ram mount for GPS
enlarged kickstand pad



Her and her ride in Death Valley last fall

We think it is TAT ready, anything glaring that we are missing? It is completely stock engine/carb/airbox/exhaust.

Tim
Looks great!

Have you considered replacing the stock handlebars? They are pretty easily bent. I have a pair of Vortex aluminum bars from my DRZ that will be available in about a week when my new ones arrive. The bend is simply too low for me, but would fit a shorter person nicely. Yours for the price of shipping should you need them.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:59 PM   #6862
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>"We think it is TAT ready, anything glaring that we are missing? It is completely stock engine/carb/airbox/exhaust."

Might carry some extra spokes, spoke wrench. Twist tie rear spokes together. Other than that, sounds good to go.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #6863
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A quick fix for a poorly running motor at higher elevations, is to remove the snorkel. This will lean the jetting overall. Reinstall when you drop back down; although I have no idea how high the TAT goes.

An aftermarket extended idle screw might help with idle at the higher elevations.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:05 PM   #6864
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #6865
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Good points!

I forgot the Protaper ATV mid bars we put on after a spill in DV bent the stock ones. Stock ones held up pretty good initially, but she took a pretty good spill on Titus Canyon Rd, so it was a good excuse to upgrade the bars. Plus with the higher bend, the bike fits her a little bit better now.

Spokes are wired and we have a drill of checking the bikes before every ride. Her bike includes checking the spokes.

No centerstand, I made an adjustable stand out of PVC that fits both bikes and extends from 8" to 18". We change all our own tires, so no fear of the tire change!

I know the trick about the snorkel and airbox cover, figure we might need that trick in CO! That is the main reason we left the air box stock, we don't stay at one elevation long enough to jet for that area!

There is more info on our trip in the thread link in my signature.

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #6866
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... but the RPM's sound low. From what i remember XT's make peak hp at 8,000. With a top speed of 70ish I can't imagine you are not closer to 7,000 at 65.
Iíll have to agree. I do know that with the stock gearing indicated an speed of 65 is really about 60 mph per gps.
If you can set that device for the number of cylinders maybe itís set for a twin?
Have a look at this.
http://www.gearingcommander.com/
Another post on the subject.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=5497
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #6867
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Iíll have to agree. I do know that with the stock gearing indicated an speed of 65 is really about 60 mph per gps.
If you can set that device for the number of cylinders maybe itís set for a twin?
Have a look at this.
http://www.gearingcommander.com/
Another post on the subject.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=5497


I bought one of those gizmos and it has all kinds of different settings for the number of cylinders and also for 2 or 4 stroke. I set it on the shelf, and sort of forgot about it...., so I can't say whether or not it was much good.

I'm ordering a Trail Tech Vapor speedo computer for my WR soon and I hope it's easier to figure out.... sometimes I get frustrated with simple gadgets that aren't quite "simple enough" for me.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #6868
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Go to the profile of the offending inmate. Select "User Lists" > Ignore.

In several years on here I never really saw much need for ignore .... guess I am getting older and less tollerant of childish behavior. Of course it might be because I was camped next to a playground for 4 months ... no .... those kids were much less childish!

Thanks so much for making my Advrider time fun again.

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Old 04-28-2012, 10:02 PM   #6869
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Don't you wish that there was an "ignore button" for all the other things we would rather not have to hear and/or deal with.


Come to think of it...I'd rather have a "restore button" to undo some of the things I've gotten myself into!! (I'm really glad facebook & cell phone cameras didn't exist 25 years ago!)
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:23 PM   #6870
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analogue tach

I'm interested in a tach as well, I researched the equus 6086, as it says that it has an inductive pickup.
http://www.equus.com/Product/6086/2-...ack-Tachometer
Has anybody had any first hand experience with this model in particular, or any other analogue tach?
Another question, what is the rev limit on these engines? I know that past about 8500 rpm it only makes more noise and less power.
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