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Old 12-17-2012, 05:56 AM   #8176
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Standard size grease gun from auto parts store should do.
Flexible hose on the end helps. For some reason mine are facing in weird directions making them hard to get to.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:37 AM   #8177
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Here is another option & has a 3 year warranty
http://www.shoraipower.com/
$115 for the XT225 batt. It has 135 Cold Crank Amps (CCA). Or you could kick in another $45 for a big 210 Cold Crank Amps.
That $119 ETX6A referenced above has 85A Cold Crank Amps.
I *think* this is the brand I decided on when replacement of my Ducati Hypermotard’s batt comes due. Their batt for the Duc is $190. The very light weight is a big attraction for me.

Here are Shori’s reasons to pick a batt like this. Click on ‘Support’ for FAQ's.
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Ultra light. One Fifth the weight of lead-acid batteries on average
Zero sulfation, for longer service life
Holds unloaded charge for one year without maintenance
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Thanks, Tom.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:40 AM   #8178
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This woman has three motorcycles!
Who says women can't make up their minds? On multiple choice questions sometimes all of the above is the right answer.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:38 AM   #8179
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #8180
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I had a bunch of stock spokes leftover after I finished my wheel upgrade.



I have sorted the remaining good ones into sets of four (the rear wheel has four different sizes of spokes), so each set has one of each size and four nipples.

Use them to replace a broken spoke, or for emergency spares.

Post here that you want dibs, and pm me your address. I won't charge you anything, but if you want to paypal me $5 to buy me a beer, I won't complain.

SEVEN sets are available.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #8181
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I had a bunch of stock spokes leftover after I finished my wheel upgrade.



I have sorted the remaining good ones into sets of four (the rear wheel has four different sizes of spokes), so each set has one of each size and four nipples.

Use them to replace a broken spoke, or for emergency spares.

Post here that you want dibs, and pm me your address. I won't charge you anything, but if you want to paypal me $5 to buy me a beer, I won't complain.

SEVEN sets are available.
Can I call dibs on two sets? One for me and one for a buddy who also has a 225?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #8182
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Can I call dibs on two sets? One for me and one for a buddy who also has a 225?
Ready to be mailed

FIVE sets still available.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #8183
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Dibs on 2 sets also please, PM on the way.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #8184
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Packed and ready to go

THREE sets left.

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #8185
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I'd like to call dibs on one set. But I'm sure there are people here that would put them to better use. Maybe if there's a set left tomorrow..
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #8186
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[QUOTE=Rumlover;20264997]However it made acceleration in every other gear feel kind of lazy to me.
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.
/QUOTE]
By lazy you mean it makes acceleration slow?
You're going down a tooth instead? I always heard that was for offroad use only..well, basically.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #8187
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I'd like to call dibs on one set. But I'm sure there are people here that would put them to better use. Maybe if there's a set left tomorrow..
Yours if you want it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #8188
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However it made acceleration in every other gear feel kind of lazy to me.
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.
/QUOTE]
By lazy you mean it makes acceleration slow?
You're going down a tooth instead? I always heard that was for offroad use only..well, basically.

I have never experimented with the stock gearing on my XT225. The 1st gear is low enough to "walk" the bike up just about anything I deal with around here, and the 6th gear is basically an "overdrive", so I don't know why you'd want anything steeper.

I have ridden mine on the interstate and hit 82 mph (indicated) and don't think you could get it to go any faster by changing sprockets, and I know that I wouldn't care to try going any faster on mine. (The wind gets a bit twitchy on a dual sport over 80 for me.)
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #8189
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However it made acceleration in every other gear feel kind of lazy to me.
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.
/QUOTE]
By lazy you mean it makes acceleration slow?
You're going down a tooth instead? I always heard that was for offroad use only..well, basically.

Correct, it accelerated slower with the 16t.

The 16t was just kind of an experiment, because I was doing mostly city riding at the time and didn't like the stock 15t first gear.
I should have known better, small engine and taller gearing -- what did I expect? Oh well it's only about ten minutes to swap out front sprockets.

Last summer I did quite a bit more dirt/trail riding on it (it was originally the wife's bike) and I found the stock (15t) gearing just a little too tall for the rides I took it on. So I will probably put a 14t on the front for next summer. I also have a 47t for the rear (needs some modifying to fit), so who knows where I will end up.

You are correct (and as already mentioned ) smaller front and\or larger rear sprocket makes for lower gearing.

Sorry for being a little confusing earlier. I have gone from one extreme to the other, but thats how things seem to go for me.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #8190
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I had a bunch of stock spokes leftover after I finished my wheel upgrade.



I have sorted the remaining good ones into sets of four (the rear wheel has four different sizes of spokes), so each set has one of each size and four nipples.

Use them to replace a broken spoke, or for emergency spares.

Post here that you want dibs, and pm me your address. I won't charge you anything, but if you want to paypal me $5 to buy me a beer, I won't complain.

SEVEN sets are available.
ONE set left.
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