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Old 09-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #7651
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Oi! Oil Leak

Damn, hit 30.5 thousand km's and I seem to have a substantial leak coming from the bottom of the engine
I drained the oil for a change after noting how low it was in the sightglass, and only 400ml came out, so I knew there was an issue. Bike had never burned a drop between changes before. I have isolated the issue ( I think) to either the drain plug needing a new o-ring (please!) or the main case gasket leaking (no thanks.) I replaced the three bottom screws w/ SS ones on the case and tightened then to about 8 ft/lbs (Manual says about 5.1 I think). Now oil seems to be evident just around the center screw and the drain plug. Next step of action is to replace drain plug o-ring. Anybody have any experience with oil leaking from "down there"?
Bike is a 2000, and is probably just p!ssed off that it may be sold soon
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #7652
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Turns sideways and clamps to the bars.
Ahh, makes sense, thanks! On another note, I talked to a friend last night who has a lot of experience with titanium and carbon fiber (builds bicycles). So I pose a question... If you could replace a part of the little xt with a titanium (or carbon) replacement, what would it be? I've got a few ideas of my own but open to any others (aside from the frame, I don't see that happening!)
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #7653
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Ahh, makes sense, thanks! On another note, I talked to a friend last night who has a lot of experience with titanium and carbon fiber (builds bicycles). So I pose a question... If you could replace a part of the little xt with a titanium (or carbon) replacement, what would it be? I've got a few ideas of my own but open to any others (aside from the frame, I don't see that happening!)

How about the tank, fenders, and body panels? The carbon fiber would look nice, and would be a lot easier & cheaper to make than the titanium.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #7654
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This and that.......

1. Thanks for the feedback on the upside down rear brake linkage.

2. I've been happy with the D-Flex handguards. Protect well on dumps. Easy to install.





3. I just finished writing up a report with pics and thoughts on riding the GDR with an XT225.

http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...399#Post102399
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:34 AM   #7655
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Just saw this on Ebay: D.I.D. 428V o-ring 132 link chain new in box.. $40.00 inc Free shipping within the USA..
That's a very good price for the stock oem chain for the Yamaha XT225.. 40 chains were available.. Cheers..

P.S. Chain is long enough for those running bigger sprockets inc 15-58T.. Stock length is 120 links for 15-45T..

I got mine, thanks Splatman!
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:35 AM   #7656
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What is the cord for?
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #7657
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"What is the cord for?"


It's excess "feed" to my GPS.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #7658
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"What is the cord for?"


It's excess "feed" to my GPS.
Ahhhh, Okay... Thought maybe you had gone for some homemade plug in heated grips!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #7659
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Hello everyone! I just stumbled across this forum, glad I did.

I scanned through a few pages, looks like there will be some helpful info here for me.

Quick question, does anyone know of a place to find cheap used/new stock xt225 parts? I mainly need; blinkers, fender (rear), and gas tank. My bike is a 1992 Serow. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #7660
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Honestly, I'd think flea-bay, but depending on prices, you might just buy a larger Clarke 4.1 g tank for just a bit more than a used metal one. Sometimes dealers have cheap take-off turn signals from guys replacing them w/ Baja ones. Check xt225.com in the buy and sell section as well, there'll be some stuff for sure over there.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #7661
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Hello everyone! I just stumbled across this forum, glad I did.

I scanned through a few pages, looks like there will be some helpful info here for me.

Quick question, does anyone know of a place to find cheap used/new stock xt225 parts? I mainly need; blinkers, fender (rear), and gas tank. My bike is a 1992 Serow. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I'd buy aftermarket off fleabay if I were you. I just picked up a Clarke tank so would consider selling my stock one... It does have one smallish dent in it from when it and a tree decided to play sandwich with my knee...
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:52 PM   #7662
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Honestly, I'd think flea-bay, but depending on prices, you might just buy a larger Clarke 4.1 g tank for just a bit more than a used metal one. Sometimes dealers have cheap take-off turn signals from guys replacing them w/ Baja ones. Check xt225.com in the buy and sell section as well, there'll be some stuff for sure over there.
Just a headsup. We have a group buy with JustGasTanks on the Tw200 forum which includes the oversized Clarke Xt225 tanks:

http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top.../page__st__240
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #7663
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Just a headsup. We have a group buy with JustGasTanks on the Tw200 forum which includes the oversized Clarke Xt225 tanks:

http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top.../page__st__240
Wow, that is a good deal... Thankfully I found a new second hand one on Fleabay for $127...
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:45 AM   #7664
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Ahh, makes sense, thanks! On another note, I talked to a friend last night who has a lot of experience with titanium and carbon fiber (builds bicycles). So I pose a question... If you could replace a part of the little xt with a titanium (or carbon) replacement, what would it be? I've got a few ideas of my own but open to any others (aside from the frame, I don't see that happening!)

Just thinking a bit more......How about a "rally fairing"? I haven't seen one of those on an XT225 yet. I bet it would be great. Cool looks and better aerodynamics & wind protection. While you're at it you'll have to add another headlight.

Btw, if you include a little kevlar in the mix you can call it "Bulletproof"!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:46 AM   #7665
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Hello everyone! I just stumbled across this forum, glad I did.

I scanned through a few pages, looks like there will be some helpful info here for me.

Quick question, does anyone know of a place to find cheap used/new stock xt225 parts? I mainly need; blinkers, fender (rear), and gas tank. My bike is a 1992 Serow. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I have 3 good blinkers, and the fourth might just need a lens. PM me if you want them.
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