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Old 06-06-2008, 03:37 PM   #811
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Thinking about looking at a 2000 xt225. 1 owner, supposedly in like-new condition, always garaged. What is the going rate for these bike at that age?

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I got mine a year ago for $1800 with 4000 miles.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:18 PM   #812
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Thinking about looking at a 2000 xt225. 1 owner, supposedly in like-new condition, always garaged. What is the going rate for these bike at that age?

Thanks.
Just picked up a nice 2000 model. It has 11,500 miles on it but it looks nearly new. Paid $2000. I was hoping to find a good one for less but they really seem to hold their value.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:31 PM   #813
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I recently bought an 01 with 1200 miles perfect shape for $1800. With gas prices today I bet it's worth more, but I ain't sellin, love that little bike.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:05 AM   #814
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I made this today to deal with the small tank. I've got some ideas rolling around for a custom aluminum topbox to fill that center space as well as some sort of pannier system. After taking the pix I realized the cans will work best with the spout at the rear. Also the rack is quite stout, I can grab one of them and lift the rear of the bike off the ground with almost no flext at all. I'm quite happy with how it all turned out.







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Old 06-08-2008, 10:39 AM   #815
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NICE!

Where'd you get those cans? They don't look CARB compliant, which is a good thing....
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:09 PM   #816
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NICE!

Where'd you get those cans? They don't look CARB compliant, which is a good thing....
You can get them from Wade Garrett, or even cheaper from Cheaper Than Dirt.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:59 PM   #817
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XT225 Tachometer

Installed a Tachometer (hour meter when engine is off) from powersinc13 ebay store (didn't post the link - its really long). This seems to be the same one sold by Yamaha, just a bit cheaper.

At 60 mph engine is turning about 6100 - pretty high, but certainly not full throttle.

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Old 06-12-2008, 01:25 AM   #818
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Lowering an XT225

Hi folks. My wife is very short. We want to get an adventure style bike for her that she can use to tag along on trips (I ride a Transalp). XT 225 is one of the options we're looking at but would need to be lowered (as would the Sherpa, CRF230l, XT250 etc). Does anybody have experience in lowering the XT225? If so how? Where did you get the rear linkages from? Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:30 AM   #819
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Hi folks. My wife is very short. We want to get an adventure style bike for her that she can use to tag along on trips (I ride a Transalp). XT 225 is one of the options we're looking at but would need to be lowered (as would the Sherpa, CRF230l, XT250 etc). Does anybody have experience in lowering the XT225? If so how? Where did you get the rear linkages from? Thanks.
How short is she? Or more important what is her inseam and weight?
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:12 AM   #820
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How short is she? Or more important what is her inseam and weight?
+1. I'm 5'1" with a 28" inseam and my XT225 is unlowered. The rear suspension compresses quite a bit.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:22 AM   #821
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How short is she? Or more important what is her inseam and weight?
5'0" with a long torso and short legs :) Cannot even get tips of both toes down on the XT225. Scopio 225 is about the right height at 770mm. Using that as a base the XT needs to loose 50mm height. Some can come from the seat, some from built up boot soles, but bike height needs to loose 20-30mm. Backing off preload is not suficient and niot really the right way to go about it either. Cheers.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:22 AM   #822
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5'0" with a long torso and short legs :) Cannot even get tips of both toes down on the XT225. Scopio 225 is about the right height at 770mm. Using that as a base the XT needs to loose 50mm height. Some can come from the seat, some from built up boot soles, but bike height needs to loose 20-30mm. Backing off preload is not suficient and niot really the right way to go about it either. Cheers.
Take some off the seat, slide the forks up in the triple tree, drop the preload and see where you are at. My wife also has a pair of Daytona boots for women that have about an inch built up in the soles but it doesn't interfere with the controls.
If you need more you will probably have to cut a coil off the spring on the shock.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:23 AM   #823
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5'0" with a long torso and short legs :) Cannot even get tips of both toes down on the XT225. Scopio 225 is about the right height at 770mm. Using that as a base the XT needs to loose 50mm height. Some can come from the seat, some from built up boot soles, but bike height needs to loose 20-30mm. Backing off preload is not suficient and niot really the right way to go about it either. Cheers.
Oh yeah, you could also have a pair of 17 inch wheels laced up but then she would never get to ride it, you would!
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:26 AM   #824
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Take out what you can - but if you are doing any kind of offroad work, teach her early how to move her butt around in and off of the seat - show her how to flat foot with her thigh on the seat and one foot on the ground like anyone with a too tall dirt bike.

The pic of Jimmy Lewis is a little exaggerated, but you get the idea. Full Butt Mobility is key to confidence offroad. You don't need both feet on the ground for balance, just one - and sometimes thinking you need both toes touching down becomes a block to confidence. Happy riding with your partner!

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:49 AM   #825
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Just thought I'd mention, my wife got 100MPG outta her XT this weekend ;-)... That was only one tank, but 150miles and 1.47gallons of gas... not shabby..
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