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Old 12-16-2012, 11:40 AM   #8161
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Sweet!

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3480275366.html

2003 Yamaha XT 225 - $1400 (Centennial)


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I have a 2003 XT 225 I'm willing to part with, I will part with it for $1,400 but I am willing to negociate. Please look at attached pictures and let me know, thank you. twoskulls@live.com

Comes with the following:

Pirelli Scorpion tires (new) only 100 miles on them

Halogen Fog Lamps

FMF Performance Slip On Exhaust

K&N Air Filter

5 Gallon Clark Tank

Luggage Rack with Soft Bags

Ascerbis Hand / Rock Guards

Original Tank and Slip On Exhaust

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:18 PM   #8162
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Never seen a Red XT225. Looks like a nice one, with some good upgrades. 11K, but the price isn't bad and he's not "firm" on the asking price. Somebody's going to get a deal.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #8163
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Wow! I wish I had a garage like that.

That's not too far from me. I wonder if my wife would notice if I added one more motorcycle.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:05 PM   #8164
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Wow! I wish I had a garage like that.

That's not too far from me. I wonder if my wife would notice if I added one more motorcycle.

Wives are sort'a funny about that. She's happy for you to have a toy to ride, but each "extra" one becomes an "issue". She will begin to point out all the other things you need, and all of the nice things you could have bought her or places you could have taken her....

I think you're probably best off to just buy the best bike you can justify spending to yourself, and tell her it cost about 1/2 that. Then STOP looking at "other bikes" altogether!


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Old 12-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #8165
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I wonder if my wife would notice if I added one more motorcycle.
Go for it! It's small, she'll never notice.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #8166
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Wow! I wish I had a garage like that.

That's not too far from me. I wonder if my wife would notice if I added one more motorcycle.
Go for it
you can hide it at my house
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #8167
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Go for it
you can hide it at my house
The ad has been changed. Now it says, " I will part with it for $1,400 firm, cash only."
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #8168
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I've mainly noticed that first gear is more usable on the street now, but I haven't actually gotten up to freeway speeds yet.
Thats exactly whatI was hopin to hear. Let me know how it does you do get it up to freeway speeds, please.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #8169
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Thats exactly whatI was hopin to hear. Let me know how it does you do get it up to freeway speeds, please.
I also found that the 16t sprocket made first gear a little better for street use.
However it made acceleration in every other gear feel kind of lazy to me. I do live and ride at higher altitudes (from 4,500 and to 6,500 and higher regularly ) so maybe I notice it more then some.
I changed back to stock after one ride and will eventually go to a little lower gearing -- will probably quit using first gear around town at that point.

Gearing is a personal thing based on how you ride and what feels "right" to you. Luckily it is changed pretty easily.

Good luck!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #8170
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I'm curious about folks switching to a lithium-ion battery. What's the motivation?

Thanks to the link above I glanced at their website. They've addressed the voltage match issue with circuitry and matched form factor (size) so it's a drop-in replacement solution so that's no longer an issue. Higher price and lower weight but both marginally not dramatically. Their advertising claims their "batteries are an exceptional value given the fact they can last four times longer than a lead-acid battery." Interesting. The OEM battery in my 2006 is still going strong. (In my experience the life expectancy of lead-acid batteries is 5 years so I'm delighted - knock wood.)

So what's the big appeal with this switch? I feel like I might be missing something...
Or got to Cycle Gear and buy one of their batteries with a life time warranty and never buy another battery again...
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:11 PM   #8171
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I have the A123 Battery and love it
http://shop.testsycl.com/A123-23-AH-MOTORCYCLE-BATTERY-4S1P001.htm

cheap enough $ 69 and light enough (.8125 lb) to carry a spare
have a lithium. Works great but only had it 6 mos.
mine is shorai
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:37 PM   #8172
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I was moving my bike around the garage today and when I lifted up the back end with the grab handles I discovered that the rear end was sagging around 1-2", unloaded no rider mounted.
Is this amount of sag normal, or is there something wrong with my bike?
Wondering if there is something wrong with the shock or if it just needs adjustment.
My mountain bike has an air shock and has zero sag when I'm not on the bike.

Also, can someone please let me know how many grease ports there are to service?
What grease gun and size?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #8173
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I was moving my bike around the garage today and when I lifted up the back end with the grab handles I discovered that the rear end was sagging around 1-2", unloaded no rider mounted.
Is this amount of sag normal, or is there something wrong with my bike?
Wondering if there is something wrong with the shock or if it just needs adjustment.
My mountain bike has an air shock and has zero sag when I'm not on the bike.
That sag seems about right for this bike.

Remember that the XT probably weighs nearly twice what you do, so the bulk of the suspension's job is supporting the weight of the XT.

On the other hand, your bicycle is a fraction of your weight, so if the bicycle had any sag at all when unloaded, it would completely bottom the shock when you got onto it.


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Also, can someone please let me know how many grease ports there are to service?
What grease gun and size?
5 grease nipples if I remember correctly, all located on the swingarm and shock linkage. Standard size grease gun from auto parts store should do.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #8174
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This woman has three motorcycles!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:40 AM   #8175
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This woman has three motorcycles!
Awesome

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