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Old 09-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #7546
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On a side note. The chain is really happy when that seal goes out. Never seen it so wet with oil. Now if only there was a way to provide a little weep hole that would drop a single drip of oil on the chain every once in a while. Can't see a way to do that without providing a way for water to get in when running through water.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #7547
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Mine did the same thing while on a road trip (in my van dirtbiking around) last month.
I pulled the seal and it had the size on it. I forgot the size but it says it on the seal. I called around and found a few bearing shops that had a seal. The replacement I bought was 7mm wide and the stock was 6mm. No issue with that at all.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #7548
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Sounds like that seal could use some adhesive!! Wonder why so many are coming out? Something else to put on the "to do list"....
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:38 PM   #7549
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Not sure what it's actually called but the seal around the drive shaft (behind the front sprocket) fell out yesterday.
It's called a countershaft. The seal is the countershaft seal.

#25 here. That one is for a '97.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:30 AM   #7550
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#25 here. That one is for a '97.
Same here. For a 2005.
http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmot...5376#sch298528
But I'd definitely try a local bearing shop first. Same day service.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:51 AM   #7551
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countershaft seal

Pulled it last night and you are right the numbers are written right on it. So for future reference it is a....

SD 20 35 6-L

A7 is also written on it but not near the other numbers. Not sure what it means.

SD - type of seal (Spring something or other?)

20mm ID
36mm OD
6mm deep

with a spring on the inside.

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The replacement I bought was 7mm wide and the stock was 6mm. No issue with that at all.
Thanks, that bit of information might come in handy.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:10 AM   #7552
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On a side note. The chain is really happy when that seal goes out. Never seen it so wet with oil. Now if only there was a way to provide a little weep hole that would drop a single drip of oil on the chain every once in a while. Can't see a way to do that without providing a way for water to get in when running through water.
Lol yup, for the duration of my trip home I had an 'Automatic Chain Lubrication System'. Worked beautifully!
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #7553
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1986 XT225 Gear Set

I'm looking for the gear set from a 1986 XT225 and cannot find one online anywhere. Any ideas? Or is there another vehicle that used the same transmission?
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #7554
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The countershaft oil seal is also available from cheapcycleparts.com, and bike bandit.com. I recently replaced mine. It did not fall out, and only leaked when the bike was parked on the sidestand, but I decided to replace it anyway.

There is no '86 XT225 in the U.S. They started with the '92 model. There was an XT250, but it was a completely different bike.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:29 PM   #7555
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Eek Front wheel tweak

I have knocked my front tire out of whack a couple times from hard crashes, and today it happened from snagging a beastly sticker bush with my handle bars while trying to get through some thick brush!

Out on the trail I usually just kick (gently of course ) the front wheel back in place. What do you think I should be checking when I get home? I loosened the axle nuts and reset the front wheel. Should I be worried about the fork tubes twisting in the triple clamps or something else ?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:30 AM   #7556
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I have knocked my front tire out of whack a couple times from hard crashes, and today it happened from snagging a beastly sticker bush with my handle bars while trying to get through some thick brush!

Out on the trail I usually just kick (gently of course ) the front wheel back in place. What do you think I should be checking when I get home? I loosened the axle nuts and reset the front wheel. Should I be worried about the fork tubes twisting in the triple clamps or something else ?
Knock em back and go. I have knocked mine out while riding as well, without falling. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:15 AM   #7557
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Out on the trail I usually just kick (gently of course ) the front wheel back in place.
Is there any other way?
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #7558
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I have knocked my front tire out of whack a couple times from hard crashes, and today it happened from snagging a beastly sticker bush with my handle bars while trying to get through some thick brush!

Out on the trail I usually just kick (gently of course ) the front wheel back in place. What do you think I should be checking when I get home? I loosened the axle nuts and reset the front wheel. Should I be worried about the fork tubes twisting in the triple clamps or something else ?
Like what was said before (not in so many words) if after your fix on the trail it feels right then you are probably good. At home if you still feel like it is tweaked a bit then you can loosen the forks then tighten everything back down again. Another good way to get them straight again is to find two trees that are very close together and wedge the front tire in there. Then you can really crank on the bars to straighten everything up again.

My friend rode my bike the other day and said that the bars where tweaked a bit. I don't even notice so I'll just leave it. Next time I fall I'll try and go off the other side. (like there is a choice)
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:43 AM   #7559
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That rut is deeper than it looks and was completely hidden until I plowed threw it at 30mph+ and full rebound of that little drop in the distance. Funnest crash I have ever had. Laughing before I even hit the ground. It was like landing on a wet sponge.

Stood the bike up. Put the wheel between my knees and twisted the bars straight again and rode on.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:27 AM   #7560
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The countershaft oil seal is also available from cheapcycleparts.com, and bike bandit.com. I recently replaced mine. It did not fall out, and only leaked when the bike was parked on the sidestand, but I decided to replace it anyway.

There is no '86 XT225 in the U.S. They started with the '92 model. There was an XT250, but it was a completely different bike.
Do you know anything about the '86 XT225 out of the US? We only need a gearset, or at least info on the tranny.
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